Another Anti-Bullfighting Protest in Mexico City

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Mexico often has such an abominable attitude towards animals that it's easy to paint all citizens that way. mexico blood sport bulls bullfightingYay!!!!! It happened last Saturday the 4th of February. I'm glad there are exceptions like these protesters.

Horse Slaughterhouse Proposed in New Mexico

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This article reaffirms my belief that it's more humane to slaughter horses in the US than to ship them for slaughter to Canada or Mexico. mexico meat horses horse slaughter Slaughterhouse farm animal welfare united statesI don't like it either way, but one is better than the other for sure.

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New Mexico Governor Opposes Chimp Transfer

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Bill Richardson is asking to tour a former medical research lab in southern New Mexico that houses more than 200 chimpanzees. Tags: chimpanzees animal research animal laboratories Texas new mexico From the AP. Richardson made the comment Tuesday after meeting in Bethesda, Md. with officials of the National Institutes of Health, which contracts with a private company to care for the chimps.

Mexico and US Go at it Again Over Dolphin-Labeling and Tuna

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The long-running dispute between the US and Mexico over Washington’s ‘dolphin safe’ labelling practice for tuna products is likely to see a WTO appeal, after the two parties together asked for an extension of the appeals deadline. World Trade Organization economics dolphin mexico tuna trade fishing usFrom the Bridges Weekly Trade News Digest.

Activists in Mexico Bomb Max Mara Store

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ALF activists in Polanco Mexico bombed a Max Mara clothing shop. Max Mara is an Italian fashion house. You can read about them here. According to a communique received by Bite Back , they did this in protest of Max Mara's use of furs. With this sabotage we join the international week against MaxMara. The explosion that damaged the facade of the store was not a coincidence.

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Mexican Activists Protest Bullfighting

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Mexican Male Caught Smuggling Titi Monkeys

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Caught at the airport in Mexico City, he had 18 of these monkeys and two of them were dead. Tags: wildlife smuggling mexico primates endangered species

BP CEO Seems Like A Jerk

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Funny BP "Commercial"

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Alamagordo Chimps Fate Still Uncertain

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Almagordo Chimp Story Hits the Los Angeles Times

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Gulf Coast Wildlife Threatened by Oil Spill

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Update on Gulf Oil Spill

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Stupid Bull Tradition Catches Someone By Surprise

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mexico Stupid bulls bullfightingThe title says it all."Bull Bull rampaging in Mexican streets gores man right in the crotch." Maybe they should BAN this practice. Full article in the Mirror.

Mexican Town Opposes Bullfighting

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Mexico's first "anti-bullfighting" town has signed a petition calling on the United Nations to approve a universal declaration on animal welfare. mexico blood sport bullfightingFrom Latino Fox News. More than 220 organizations, headed by the World Society for the Protection of Animals, are collecting signatures worldwide to petition the United Nations to adopt the proposed Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare.

Mexican Activists Staged Protest Early this Month

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MEXICO CITY – Animal rights activists staged a protest against the sale of pets in Mexico City, urging residents to adopt dogs and other animals instead of buying them. Trade in animals considered objects or toys grows alarmingly” during this time of the year, “and when they grow or are kept for a time, they are discarded,” AnimaNaturalis Mexico director Maria Teresa Menendez told Efe. mexico protests activism animal rights companion animals animal welfare pets

Mexican Border Town Offers Tax Exemption for Euthanizing Dogs

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There's a stray dog problem in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. But there are animal rights activists in Mexico that will hopefully take notice and try to establish some kind of long-term and humane solution. There are about 70,000 stray dogs roaming San Luis Rio Colorado in northern Mexico. euthanization mexico animal cruelty spay/neuter strays dogsThe solution? If you bring in the dog for euthanization, you get a tax exemption.hooray! Sarcasm there of course.

PETA Enters Alamagordo Primate Controversy

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The Governor of New Mexico has already met with the National Institutes of Health to try and stop this transfer with no apparent success. Tags: chimpanzees animal research primates National Institutes of Health PETA new mexico Here's an opinion piece from Ingrid Newkirk arguing to stop the transfer of 202 "retired" chimpanzees to a Texas facility where they may be subjected to more experimentation.

And Obama STILL Wants Offshore Oil Driling?

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Mexican Senators Look at Banning Bullfights

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Mexico is notorious for its bullfights and lack of animal rights. Senators from the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, are working on legislation to ban bullfights and guarantee animal rights in Mexico, a lawmaker said. mexico animal rights bullfightingI'm very, very surprised. And not very optimistic. But, still, I can't dismiss it. From Fox News (blech).

Documentary Spotlights Plight of Mexican Dogs

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The hourlong film is an unflinching commentary on the overpopulation of stray dogs in Mexico, who even outnumber us humans in some regions. There is a common belief in Mexico, according to his narrative, that sterilizing a male dog will make the dog "gay." In a series of gruesome shots that even the most hardhearted will find difficult to watch, Buchanan’s camera captures the method used to rid the streets of the thousands of unwanted stray dogs in Mexico -– electrocution.

Almagordo Chimp Story Hits the New York Times

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Sea Turtle Breeding Threatened by Oil Spill

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More Bad News for Birds in the Gulf

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Oil to Hit US Shore Either this Sunday or Monday

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Dead Sea Turtles Near Oil Spill Site

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Good News for the Alamagordo Chimps!

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The Alamagordo chimps will be allowed to remain in New Mexico for about two years while the NIH studies the issue of their transference. AP) - Some 186 chimpanzees will remain at a federal facility in New Mexico for now. chimpanzees animal research primates National Institutes of Health new mexicoI received an alert from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Help the Almagordo Chimpanzees

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Another Depressing Oil Spill Story!

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Scientists studying the massive BP oil spill fear a decades-long, “cascading” effect on marine life that could lead to a shift in the overall biological network in the Gulf of Mexico. Tags: marine life 2010 oil spill pollution Gulf of Mexico It's the "gift" that keeps on giving. From the Khaleej Times Online/AFP.

Unique Sea Horse Species Threatened

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We still have a long way to go until we find out the true and complete impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. A species of seahorse unique to the waters of the Gulf Coast could face extinction because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, warns marine conservation organization Project Seahorse. Tags: sea horses oceans marine animals 2010 oil spill environment Gulf of Mexico

Suit Filed Against the Minerals Management Service

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Marine Animals Trying to Escape from Oil Spill

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Dissatisfaction with Oil Spill Cleanup Increases

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Unintended Consequences for US Ban on Horse Slaughter

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Write to Your Congressional Representatives to Help the Almagordo Chimps

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Sincerely, Tags: chimpanzees animal research almagordo primates new mexico Here is the text we sent to Congressman Jim McDermott and Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray. It's based on the suggested text we saw on the web site for Physicians for Responsible Medicine. Dear Senator Murray, I have read articles in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times about the chimpanzees at Holloman Air Force Base.

Did Swine Flu Outbreak Start at an Industrial Hog Farm?

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According to this AP article, some are blaming Smithfield Foods, which has 8 operations in La Gloria Mexico. I can only imagine how things are run in Mexico. The company denies it. You can read all about the horrible things Smithfield Foods has done in the US in this long Rolling Stone article.

Canada Fears Oil Spills in its Own Waters

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They've had oil spills before, but nowhere near the scale of the one in the Gulf of Mexico. They should fear oil spills because, I'm sorry, Canada is not the best in terms of environmental safeguards, laws or requirements. The industry is not as developed, but it's heading in that direction. It would therefore benefit the Canadians to prepare. As long as they allow offshore oil drilling, a massive spill is a definite possibility.

Slow News Day at ALF?

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A canary liberated in Mexico! With the desire to add ourselves to the call to action to carry out wild sabotage, we of the Frente de Liberación Animal-Comando Verde Negro (FLA-CVN) have not sabotaged any institution or company, however on the morning of June 15 we rescued a canary from a cage where he was kept captive in Mexico State; we have taken a prisoner from cells which had condemned him to live his entire life in captivity.

Canadian Gives Swine Flu to Swine

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A Canadian man has apparently infected some pigs after catching the flu on a trip to Mexico. From the article: About 10 percent of the Alberta farm’s 2,200 pigs showed symptoms of the same H1N1 strain that has spread across the globe. They are recovering “on their own,” said Dr. Brian Evans, executive vice president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

McKee Project Expands Work into Guatemala and Other Latin American Countries

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Although they are best known for their work in Costa Rica, they also work in Mexico and Panama. This is a great group that I've spotlighted before. At the end of 2007, the World Society for the Protection of Animals selected the McKee Project to work on spay/neuter programs in Guatemala. I recently subscribed to their newsletter which comes out in both Spanish and English versions.