Why Is the Federal Government Awarding Contracts to a Company That Was Involved in Smuggling Primates?

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The International Primate Protection League was active in exposing and urging prosecution of this case. Worldwide Primates Inc. was started by Mathew Block to import primates into the US for animal experimentation. In 1993, he went to prison for smuggling baby orangutans. Despite this, it looks like this has been no barrier to his company getting federal contracts.

Happy 50th Anniversary Jane Goodall Institute

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Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. Today is a milestone for the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and its founder, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. Fifty years ago, on July 14, 1960, a then 26-year-old Jane Goodall arrived in Gombe.

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Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

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To this day, 95 percent of the animals used in research labs receive no federal protection whatsoever under the Animal Welfare Act." Scientists mapped out the entire mouse genome in 2002 and the rat genome in 2004.) The animal-welfare groups have failed in their most ambitious efforts to protect laboratory rodents. "We

Steven M. Wise on Legal Rights for Animals

Animal Ethics

In 2002 the German Parliament amended Article 26 of the Basic Law to give nonhuman animals the right to be “respected as fellow creatures” and to be protected from “avoidable pain.” The legal rights of nonhuman animals might first be achieved in any of three ways. Most agree that the least likely will be through the re-interpretation or amendment of state or federal constitutions, or through international treaties.

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Environmental Groups Call For End To USDA Wildlife Killing

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The number of carnivores killed has also increased since 2005, which is of particular concern to conservation biologists, since these animals play vital roles in ecosystems; • Dangerous - Between 2002 and 2006, Wildlife Services failed several federal audits to safely inventory, store, and control access to chemical weapons, and in 2007 the agency itself admitted that it had experienced a “wake of accidents.” Environmental groups have called on Obama to get rid of the USDA's Dept.

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Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

Animal Ethics

The column, which you can read here , is a call to arms to factory farmers to fight back against those individuals and organizations working to protect farm animals from the abuses inherent in factory farms. Recent victories by animal protection advocates have an increasing number of pro-factory-farming lobbyists worried about the future of animal agriculture. A column entitled "Ag Industry Threatened by Animal Rights" appeared in today's High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal [ HPMAJ ].

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