Second Time Bears Declared Extinct in Austria

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For the second time in recent history, brown bears have been declared extinct in Austria. Unfortunately there are no bears left in Austria, in the Northern Limestone Alps. said Christian Pichler of WWF AustriaWhy is so much wildlife news so frigging sad?! From Wildlife Extra News. The last bear, known as ‘Moritz', an Austrian born bear, has not been seen since 2010. This sub-population is now deemed to be extinct."

Tests Involving the Burial of LIVE PIGS Are Halted

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An experiment in which anesthetized pigs were buried alive in snow to learn how humans live or die in avalanches was halted today in Austria after animal-rights groups denounced the research as cruel and useless. Tags: austria animal research pigs Well, there's always some unexpected nonsense to discover. From USA Today.

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Animal Rights Zone Launches Today

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Austria. Today is the launch of. I'm excited to be a blogger for Animal Rights Zone because its target market is people who don't usually subscribe to blogs. Also, it has the added bonus of organizing my content better than I have.

Novartis CEO Has Lodge Burned Down by Animal Rights Activists

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If you think it's fun killing animals in your own forest in Austria and bring them to your hunting estate, we will destroy it. ALF activists burned the hunting lodge of Novartis CEO Daniel Vasella.

From Today's New York Times

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Several countries, including Austria, Bolivia, Colombia, Greece, Peru, Britain and Paraguay, have already imposed or approved bans. To the Editor: Re “ Worry Under the Big Top as Mexico City Moves to Ban Circus Animals ” (news article, June 15): Mexico City joins the growing list of cities that have banned the exploitation of animals in circuses. Why is the United States lagging so far behind?

On the Psychological Continuum

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Hence the psychological continuum described (below) by Austria's Association Against Animal Factories from about a year ago. There is a general consensus that vegetarianism and veganism are different philosophically. And when I spoke about a continuum over a year ago as a result of a workshop with Rae Sikora, who demonstrated that there was a continuum, there was some discontent. How about this?

From the Mailbag

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25 well-known scientists, philosophers and politicians from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands and the United States informed in a comprehensible manner and on a high level about the current status on animal ethics studies, answered open questions and introduced their approaches. Hello!

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