Ringling Brothers Wins Court Case Over Elephant Abuse

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The ASPCA, Born Free USA (Animal Protection Institute), Animal Welfare Institute, Fund for Animals along with former Ringling animal trainer Tom Rider had accused the circus of shackling, confining and striking elephants with bullhooks, which have a sharp steel hook at one end. Pretty heavy blow. US District Judge Emmet Sullivan signed the December 30 ruling in favor of Ringling's owner, Virginia-based Feld Entertainment Inc.

Research Animals Rescued from North Carolina Lab

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Quick work on the part of the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S. We applaud the dedicated efforts of animal welfare advocates who stepped up to take in these animals, and hope that the exposure of this situation will underscore the need for stricter enforcement to protect animals in research facilities." Awful story, but this is the reason I support PETA, even when they do wacky things sometimes.

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From Today's New York Times

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New York’s protection of laborers should be a first step toward recognition of the other systemic abuses that occur on farms that, like the long-ignored rights of farm workers, have been constantly disregarded by legislators. 9, 2009 The writer is on the staff of the Farm Animal Program, Animal Welfare Institute To the Editor: The sentence in your Sept.

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

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But there is a significant contingent who is not as enamored with the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act as he is. To this day, 95 percent of the animals used in research labs receive no federal protection whatsoever under the Animal Welfare Act." The animal-welfare groups have failed in their most ambitious efforts to protect laboratory rodents. "We