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Seal Products Banned in Europe

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Europe's Pig Industry Mad about Undercover Investigation

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Animal Rights Activists Jailed in Europe

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Pig Castration in Europe - An Animal Welfare Concern

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They castrate piglets in Europe for sanitary purposes (to avoid taint in the meat), but the methods are not terribly humane. Tags: europe pigs farm animal welfare This year, the European Commission will issue a research contract, worth up to €1 million for a study into alternatives to the castration of pigs and dehorning of cattle.

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Canada Reaches Seal Product Deal with China

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In order to offset the loss of the seal product market in Europe, Canada has made a deal with China. canada europe seal hunt seals chinaI'm not surprised. China as a whole still doesn't have a national conscience about these issues. Although 40 Chinese animal rights groups have protested, they don't really have any political or financial clout to change anything.

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European Military Exercises May Threaten Dolphins

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The moving of Europe's biggest military exercise to the outer Moray Firth poses a threat to bottlenose dolphins, conservations have claimed. Tags: dolphin europe sonar military According to the BBC. The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) said noise from warships' sonar could harm the animals.

Canadian Seal Hunt Ends Early

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Canadian Prime Minister Eats Seal Meat

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Japan Hesitant to Move Away from Animal Testing

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Russia Bans Canadian Seal Imports!

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I don't see what they get out of it, unless they want to impress Europe, which has already banned seal products. World Trade Organization canada kazakhstan europe seal hunt belarus trade seals russiaGreat news! But I'm not exactly sure why RUSSIA would ban them. The other two neighbors that banned them are Kazakhstan and Belarus). Apparently, some claim about 90 percent of Canadian sales are to Russia.

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Belgian Bill Calls for Pig Castration WITH Anesthesia

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EU Bans Use of Great Apes in Animal Research

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Europe banned the use of great apes in animal testing Wednesday as part of drastically tightened rules to scale back the number of animals used in scientific research. Tags: chimpanzees europe animal research apes primates Some may disagree, but I think this is a huge victory. I wish we could do the same here in the US, but I highly doubt it.especially considering that Congress may go Republican in November. From the AFP.

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Mini-Pigs Identified by EU as Potential Lab Subjects

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EU Bans Seal Imports

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Woman Leads Fight Against Circuses in Portugal

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animal abuse europe regulation portugal circus lionI like this story because I can only imagine the conditions of circus animals in Portugal. When I was in the Azores, there was a circus called Atlas I think and there were horrible, gaudy posters. I just had a sick feeling about the possible treatment of those animals. Being of Azorean heritage, and, therefore, Portuguese, I know personally that animal welfare is not a cultural value.

EU Sends Inspectors to Portugal for Farm Animal Welfare

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Seal Import Ban Passes EU Committee

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Alistair Darling Refuses to Eat Seal Meat at G7 Meeting

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Ban on Ape Testing Proposed in EU

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Europe's environment chief plans to ban laboratory tests on mankind's closest relatives -- chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans -- in a clampdown on animal testing by the drugs industry and other laboratories. Tags: europe apes Their is a proposal to ban testing on apes in the EU. Is this a solution to a problem that doesn't exist?

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EU Bans Battery Cages

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europe battery hens farm animal welfare agricultureTo offset yesterday's crappy news about California, here's good news from the EU! Full article on Food Safety News. As of Jan.

Positive Responses from Animal Testers?

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Drug and chemical companies say they endorse a Europe-wide initiative intended to eventually end the use of animals in research and safety testing. L'Oreal europe animal researchI guess it depends on how much you believe them. The article from UPI is below in its entirety.

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EU Backing Cloned Animal Products

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Europeans Continue to Search for Alternatives to Animal Research.Why Not Americans?

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Is there a different culture regarding animals in Europe? Tags: europe animal research drug companies medical research I just don't understand it. They have drug companies that are just as powerful as those here. Is public outcry greater? Are animal rights organizations more effective? Are politicians more willing to act? What gives? From Cordis News.

Portugal Pursued by EU for Poor Environmental Policies

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Ottawa to Lobby EU Against Seal Ban

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Millions of Animals Used in EU Experiments

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At the same time, the opinion of the European Parliament is that these objectives have to be achieved without impeding research on various serious diseases in Europe, reported the parliament’s press room. Tags: animal experimentation europe animal research medical research Awful. From the Epoch Times. Around 12 million animals are used each year in the European Union (EU) for research purposes.

European Money Goes to Alternative Testing Research

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Belgian City Goes Vegetarian Once a Week

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EU Establishes Website To Track Alternative Testing Methods

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Ag Subsidies Cut for Scottish Landowner Using Pesticides

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RSPCA Collects 68,000 Signatures Supporting an End to Animal Research

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Canada and Greenland Defend Seal Hunting

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European Union Screws Apes Used in Medical Research

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Let the Bloodbath Begin: Canadian Seal Hunt Resumes

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The only way it will end is if the market for this product in Europe dries up. The Canadian government has authorized the killing of 280,000 harp seals. I won't even bother asking the Canadians to stop this barbaric practice. The US already has such a ban in place. From the article, animal activist group Equanimal is working on it from the European end. Here is a link to the Google translated page of this group (it's in Spanish).

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Demand for Palm Oil Threatens Orangutans

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The demand for palm oil in the US and Europe, is threatening to wipe out orangutans in Indonesia. and Europe because it is touted as a "clean" alternative to fuel. The demand for palm oil is rising in the U.S. Indonesia is the world's top producer of palm oil, and prices have jumped by almost 70 percent in the last year. But palm oil plantations devastate the forest and create a monoculture on the land, in which orangutans cannot survive.

Pukka’s Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs

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In Pukka’s Promise, Kerasote travels the dog world in Europe and throughout North America interviewing breeders, veterinarians, and leaders of the animal-welfare movement, and uses cutting-edge research to help dog owners rethink the everyday choices they make for their pets.

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Dutch May Ban Kosher Slaughter of Livestock

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It could have a snowball effect for other countries in Europe, although probably it certainly won't be seen as politically correct. Excerpted from the Irish Times. THE DUTCH parliament has voted overwhelmingly to ban the ritual slaughter of livestock. This could halt production of kosher and halal meat in the Netherlands – and lead to similar campaigns in other European countries.

The Stupid, It Burns!

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Peta Europe has written to Pet Shop Boys with a request they are unable to agree to," reads a post on the band's official website. PETA has asked the group Pet Shop Boys to change their name to Rescue Shelter Boys. At first I thought that was from the Onion. But the band admits the request "raises an issue worth thinking about". Peta's letter requests the name change because of the cruelty it alleges takes place in the pet trade. Anything to get their name in the news. H/t to LA Unleashed.

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German Canines to Help Catch Smugglers

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Amy, a German shepherd, and Uno, a Labrador retriever, have joined the team at {Frankfurt,} one of Europe's busiest airports — the first two dogs in Germany trained to sniff out live animals, plants or derivatives or remains of them. Interesting. The three-year-olds' debut is a joint effort between police and the World Wildlife Fund to help stop the illegal but lucrative trade in rare species — which the organization estimates is a $293 billion annual business.

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