ALF Spray Paints Bomb Threat in the Netherlands

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ALF activists spray painted a bomb threat at Wageningen University in the Netherlands because they do animal research. Never heard of that approach. From Bite Back: "In the morning of June the 15th the ALF went back to the Wageningen university. For more than a year this university has been warned about their meaningless experiments on various animals and especially pigs (obesity research). But the Wageningen university decided to do NOTHING and even sent the police after us!

Dutch May Ban Kosher Slaughter of Livestock

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This could halt production of kosher and halal meat in the Netherlands – and lead to similar campaigns in other European countries. kosher Slaughterhouse cows livestock farm animal welfare NetherlandsIt 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.

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Dutch Whale Denied Freedom; Must Go to Spanish Amusement Park

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captivity spain academic research marine life marine animals entertainment Orcas NetherlandsUnfortunate, but the court decided she would not survive being returned to the wild. Here's an excerpt from the online Boston Globe.

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Customs Officials Meet to Discuss China/Russia Smuggling

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Representatives from the Federal Russia Customs, Far East Customs Directorate, Far East Operative Customs, Siberian Customs Directorate, General Customs Directorate of China, TRAFFIC Russia and TRAFFIC China met from 16–18 November in Vladivostok, through a programme supported by WWF Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK.

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Investigation Reveals Cruel Treatment of Pigs in Europe

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In one of the biggest undercover inquiries into pig-farming, CIWF visited 60 farms across five big pork-producing states, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary and Britain. Overall, Spain had the worst conditions, followed by the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary and Britain. It really sucks to be a factory farm pig in Europe.

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Meat Grown in a Petri Dish?

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Scientists at Eindhoven University in the Netherlands have grown in-vitro meat, using cells from a live pig to replicate growth in a petri dish. From an opinion piece in the Times of India. They haven't been able to actually taste the pork they've grown because of lab rules. Nevertheless there's potential here for two giant breakthroughs. It could mean not only an end to killing animals for food, but also significantly aid the fight against climate change. This would be great.

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