Group to Protest Ringling Brothers

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Ringling Brothers is coming to Kent, WA, and I'm happy to know the Northwest Animal Rights Network will be protesting (we live in nearby Seattle by the way.). seattle northwest animal rights network ringling brothers circus

Canadian Group Wants to Free Captive Porpoise

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The Vancouver-based animal rights group Lifeforce wants the Vancouver Aquarium to free Daisy the porpoise. Here is a video from the group.

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ASPCA Groups Galore

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This site is overwhelming. It's all the ASPCA Online communities you can join. Yikes, there's a ton!

Another Fake Animal Welfare Group

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I was browsing for some quotes when I came across this group - The National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA). Our members are pet owners, dog and cat clubs, obedience clubs and rescue groups as well as breeders, trainers, veterinarians, research scientists, farmers, fishermen, hunters and wildlife biologists.

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Groups Seek Charges in Sheep Decompression Tests

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You heard it right.sheep decompression tests. PETA and the Alliance for Animals are asking for charges to be filed against the University of Wisconsin at Madison. From the Wisconsin State Journal. They filed a petition Tuesday asking a judge to allow them to prosecute five UW-Madison officials and several researchers.In

Scientist Advocacy Group Oppose Some Animal Testing

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Here's a group I've never heard of. I found a link to them on ANIMAL's blog (ANIMAL is a Portuguese animal rights group.) These scientists are NOT an animal rights group. They do support some animal-based studies (which sucks); HOWEVER, they acknowledge that much animal research is useless. Remember animal research doesn't just create reports, it creates CAREERS as well.) I'll let them describe their positions in their own words.

Group Seeks to Ban Chinese Fur Trade with Australia

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The call was issued after the animal rights group discovered that the fur were sourced from the raccoon dog in China, ABC Radio Australia reports. About 10 million dogs in China are killed for their fur, prompting an animal rights group to seek a ban on fur trade to Australia. GRUESOME! Excerpted from the International Business Times. Humane Society International (HSI) called on Wednesday for a ban on the fur trade to Australia.

Some Groups that Still Support Animal Research

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From PETA's Animal Times (I tore out the page and there's no date anymore.but it was 2009). The US Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association *March of Dimes *American Heart Association *Susan G. Komen Foundation *British Heart Foundation *World Cancer Research Fund I can't tell you all what I do for a living because it's kind of sensitive, but let's just say that my unit has had dealings with Susan G. Komen and they are a pretty arrogant, corporate bunch (just an FYI!).

Group Pursues Investigation of US Labs

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I predict they'll get nowhere. From UPI. Stop Animal Exploitation Now filed the complaint with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging a probe of 50 U.S. researchers for allegedly filing fraudulent documents and performing nearly identical experimentation in violation of federal regulations, the organization said in a news release. The animal research industry is just as unregulated as Wall Street was before the current economic crisis," said Michael A. Budkie, SAEN executive director. "If

PETA Among Groups Spied on by Maryland State Police

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According to the Washington Post , PETA was one of many groups the Maryland State Police considered a security threat. PETA was labeled a "security threat group" in April 2005, and by July police were looking into a tip that the group had learned about a failing chicken farm in Kent County and planned on "protesting or stealing the chickens."

Environmental Groups Call For End To USDA Wildlife Killing

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Environmental groups have called on Obama to get rid of the USDA's Dept. of Wildlife Services , which is involved in mainly predator control programs (coyotes are a big target). Ranchers oppose the move.

US Groups Fight to Save Polar Bear Hunts

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Now that the species is listed in the US as "threatened," hunters can't import the dead body parts (aka hunting "trophies") in from Canada. Supposedly, environmentalists and animal rights activists have "unfairly made the polar bear into 'the panda bear of North America.'" Waaaaaaa! insert crying baby picture here.) Here's the article from the Globe and Mail.

Groups Urge FDA Ban on Feeding Chicken Feces to Cows.Wait, WHAT???

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A coalition of food and consumer groups that includes Consumers Union and the Center for Science in the Public Interest has asked the Food and Drug Administration to ban the practice. Well, you learn something new every day. McDonald's Corp., the nation's largest restaurant user of beef, also wants the FDA to prohibit the feeding of so-called poultry litter to cattle. Yeesh. Happy Halloween

DOTT: The Smart Dog Tag

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DOTT: The Smart Dog Tag was created by a group of pet lovers to provide an affordable and active solution to help you locate your pets if they ever get lost.

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Rescue Chocolate

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Obviously the chocolates are just for the humans, but 100% of the net proceeds goes to animal rescue groups! In honor of Valentine’s Day I ordered some heart shaped chocolate from Rescue Chocolate.

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You can help Angels in Fur Dog Rescue with just a click!

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The campaign will run from July 30th to August 31st to donate up to 5,000 pounds of food to this very special group.

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“The Friskies” is back!

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Rescue Cat: Your cat(s) adopted from a rescue group or shelter enjoying life. Calling all cat video creators: “The Friskies” is back.

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Huge Numbers of Shark Fins Harvested in Taiwan

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A local group claims Taiwan kills up to 3.86 million sharks each year for their fins. taiwan shark fins shark

Defenders of Wildlife Blast Palin in New Ad

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Let's hope we see more of this from environmental groups. Nice and effective.

8 Reasons Why Bringing Your Dog To Work Is A Good Idea

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You can have the image in mind of a group of chimps sitting around looking for insects at your next meeting. Dr. James Serpell of the Companion Research Group in Cambridge, says dogs have the same effect on people just by being in a room.

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McKee Project Helps Latin America's Strays

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This is a good group. Check them out. link].

Animal Rescue Operations During Fargo Flood

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United Animal Nations is down there, among others, working with local groups.

Cute of the Day: Second Acts Kitty

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Today’s Cute of the Day comes from a very unique animal rescue group. The group is called Second Acts , and though they don’t rescue animals themselves, they raise funds to help smaller rescue groups continue their good work for animals.

Grey2K Video Exposes Cruelty at Tucson Greyhound Park

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Grey2K is a greyhound advocacy group. Here is the link to the video showing kennel conditions. They had professional investigators there last summer. greyhounds tucson arizona

Cute of the Day: Sharing!

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Upload your cute photos to our Flickr group , and you might just see it here as the Cute of the Day! Have a super cute animal photo? cute animals cute of the day

Endangered Malayan Tiger Cubs Born at Busch Gardens Tampa

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The cubs will rotate separate sessions on the habitat with the Bengal tiger groups that currently reside there. Three endangered Malayan tiger cubs were born at Busch Gardens Tampa Sunday, March 31. The litter consists of two males and one female.

Lush USA Charity Pot Supports Animal and Environmental Causes

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Lush USA has a program where they sell hand and body lotion that supports a variety of animal and environmental groups. Called the Charity Pot, they donate 100% of the retail price minus taxes to a group you can designate. I found this through Sea Shepherd, which is one of the groups that you can donate to through the program. They also sell a variety of other bath and cosmetic products that are hand made and not tested on animals.

A Chance for Bliss

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Beyond helping animals, A Chance for Bliss welcomes the public, both individuals and groups alike, to visit the sanctuary. They often have groups that serve adults with development disabilities and traumatic brain injuries who come and volunteer at the sanctuary.

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Alleged Police Spy Found in NZ

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According to this post , a police spy in New Zealand who infiltrated animal rights groups as well as other activist organizations

Southern Poverty Law Center on ALF

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The SPLC is better known for going after racist extremist groups. Interesting article on ALF from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Support Farm Sanctuary!

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Love this group! Here's a book that you can buy about rescued farm animals and their stories. It should be inspiring and it's a great way to support an extraordinary organization. farm animal welfare farm sanctuary

Obituary for Shinda the Silverback

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22, our trackers could not find him within his group, probably because he was too weak to catch up with them. The field team began patrolling the area around the group and finally found him on the morning of Nov. Since 2007, Shinda had been observed on other occasions to be very weak and remained behind the group. Shinda was 31 years old and still the dominant silverback of his group. This from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund website.

Alpha Dogs on NatGeo WILD

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If you met Kenny and team on the street, you’d never expect that this group of beer-drinking, motorcycle-driving, tattoo-covered guys from small-town Indiana would be some of the world’s finest law enforcement trainers. Have you ever wondered what goes into the training of hero dogs?

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Critter News Is Now On Facebook

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We now have a group on Facebook. As of yet, I am the only member. Oh well. We've got to start somewhere to get anywhere on the Interwebs and all

Another Dead Mountain Gorilla

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There are now only five members left in her group. A post-mortem is being conducted on Bariyanga, a mountain gorilla found dead in Virunga. This link takes you to a picture of her.

Second Acts Success Stories

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Second Acts is a very unique animal organization, they fund raise on behalf of animal rescue groups! Second Acts distributes 100% of all donations received to small, volunteer-run groups nationwide that adopt a no-kill policy.

Let the Bloodbath Begin: Canadian Seal Hunt Resumes

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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). 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 only way it will end is if the market for this product in Europe dries up. The US already has such a ban in place.

Animal Rights Activists Burn Wrong Car

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A group calling itself Students and Workers for the Liberation of UCLA Primates burned 3 cars, none of which belonged to the individual they were targeting. ALF is disputing the notion that the wrong cars were hit.

Some Portuguese Are Just Like Me

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I like reading the blog for ANIMAL, the animal rights group in Portugal. I'm Portuguese-American, which is obviously different, but I have yet to meet ANYONE in this ethnic group, hybrid or not, that agrees with me. I have no idea how big or effective they are, but it's nice to know that there are people in Portugal who feel the same about animals as I do.