New Horse Slaughter Rules to Appear in Canada

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The Animal Welfare Institute thinks these new rules could be a blow to the horse slaughter industry, but only if actually implemented.

Ringling Brother Accused of Violating ESA

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The treatment of circus elephants went on trial in federal court Wednesday with animal rights groups accusing Ringling Bros. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Animal Welfare Institute and other activist groups say they will prove that Asian elephants are injured physically and emotionally by their treatment in the circu. Good. I don't care what anyone says, I can't stand circuses.

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Ringling Brothers Wins Court Case Over Elephant Abuse

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FEI) at the outset of a nine-year-old suit brought by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) that culminated in a six-week trial in March. The ASPCA, Born Free USA (Animal Protection Institute), Animal Welfare Institute, Fund for Animals along with former Ringling animal trainer Tom Rider had accused the circus of shackling, confining and striking elephants with bullhooks, which have a sharp steel hook at one end.

Research Animals Rescued from North Carolina Lab

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An enormous victory was achieved for animals this week when nearly 200 dogs and 54 cats were rescued from a North Carolina animal testing facility that closed its doors after an undercover investigation revealed apparent abuse of the animals by workers at the facility. Quick work on the part of the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The exploitation of farm workers reverberates in the treatment of farm animals and degradation of the environment. 9, 2009 The writer is on the staff of the Farm Animal Program, Animal Welfare Institute To the Editor: The sentence in your Sept.