Interview with VP of PETA's Laboratory Investigations

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Tags: animal research PETA Interesting short interview with Kathy Guillermo.

Firefighter Who Killed Dogs Fired

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Tags: animal cruelty idiocy Good riddance. Nuff said.

2009 Animal Rights Conference Scheduled for July 16-20

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Tags: animal law conferences It's in Los Angeles this year.

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Horrible Animal Abuse at Iowa Pig Farm

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Tags: animal abuse animal cruelty pigs farm animal welfare Horrific.

Poet Laureate of California Questions Animal Testing

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Tags: animal research medical research Here's her piece in the Huffington Post.

Animal Testing Center to Open in Malaysia

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Tags: animal research malaysia Caution on this story. Disturbing picture of monkey being injected.

Animal Rights Lawyers Continue to Emerge

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Tags: animal rights animal law Interesting article in the Gazette, a Canadian publication.

Primate Death at a Charles River Laboratories Facility

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Tags: animal research The macaque was not removed before the cage went through the commercial cleaners. Bad stuff.

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McKee Project Helps Latin America's Strays

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Tags: animal cruelty spay/neuter latin america strays companion animals This is a good group. Check them out. link].

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Oregon Man Charged with Letting Dog Freeze to Death

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Tags: animal cruelty I can't even comment on this, the anger is too intense. Happy New Year {insert sarcasm here!).

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NASA May End Monkey Radiation Experiments

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Tags: animal research primates NASA Not sure yet, but it could happen per this action alert from Physicians for Responsible Medicine.

Animal Rights is a Social Justice Issue

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Tags: animal rights social justice Thanks to Provoked for posting this video. It states our case eloquently.

World Week for Animals in Laboratories is April 16-26

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Tags: animal experimentation animal research medical research I like this short opinion letter that gets right to the point.

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Monkeys Beat Cruel Trainer in China

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Tags: animal abuse animal cruelty china monkeys If only they could have escaped to a better life.

PETA Leads Anti-Animal Research Protest at University of Utah

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This protest comes after an undercover PETA investigator collected evidence of alleged animal abuse in the University laboratories. Tags: animal research utah medical research PETA

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Why You Shouldn’t Watch the Kentucky Derby

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Many of these beautiful animals are quite literally raced to death. According to In Defense of Animals , roughly 800 race horses die from their injuries on race tracks each year in the US alone. When they break a leg or fail to win (to create a “return” on their owners’ investment), they are discarded – often sent to slaughter , a profitable end for the owner, but a brutal one for the animal. The much-hyped Kentucky Derby will be taking place this Saturday, May 1st.

Colorado State Cited for Animal Research Violations

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The animal research supporter I know says "we can do a better job of treating lab animals." Tags: animal research colorado state university Another university cited. Yah think?

PETA Suing Utah County

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Tags: animal research They're trying to get documentation regarding the 100 dogs and cats sold to the University of Utah for medical experiments.

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How To Care for Wild Babies

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Tags: animal rescue wild orphans If you find any out there during these cold winter months, or at any time of the year, read this before you act.

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New Microchip Simulates Human Lung

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According to technewsdaily.com , this "lung on a chip" imitates the inner workings of a lung and could help lessen the need for animals as research subjects. Tags: animal research

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Animal Studies as Predictive Models are Fallible

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Tags: animal research Here's a good post stating why these studies are not good predictors for human/drug interactions. It wonders why there are so few debunkers out there.

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Anti-Research Advocacy in Madison

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Interesting article on anti-animal research advocacy in Madison, WI. Tags: animal research medical research university of madison-wisconsin Madison is a key battleground because it is one of only 8 cities with primate centers in the country.

Profile of "Pro-Test"

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Here's a scathing overview in Primate Freedom of the new organization "Pro-Test," an organization of animal researchers who want to advocate for their work. Tags: animal research medical ethics medical research Long and impressive expose.

Excellent Analysis of AETA

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This is an excellent analysis of the potential impacts of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Tags: animal enterprise terrorism act It appeared in the McNair Research Journal. I HIGHLY recommend it.

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Animal Study Shows Junk Food Can be Addictive

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This is the perfect example of an UNNECESSARY animal study. Tags: animal research Stupid Come on. I could have told you it's addictive. How many more candy bars do I need to eat to become an expert?

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HBO Special on Factory Farming

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Viewer discretion advised on the clip below… Tags: Animal Cruelty Animal Rights Animal Welfare Factory Farming Farmed Animals animal suffering gestation crates pigs videos Last night HBO premiered a show called Death on a Factory Farm. This is a small segment. I haven’t seen the whole thing yet, and am not sure if I’ll be able to stomach it, but I do have a friend recording it for me. Has anyone else seen it? What were your thoughts?

Examples of FBI Tactics Against Animal Rights Activist

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Tags: animal enterprise terrorism act FBI animal rights This post is from the blog Green is the New Red. It briefly discusses some of the tactics used by the FBI against Scott DeMuth, Carrie Feldman and Peter Young. These methods include diary reading, informants, a YouTube video, MySpace, LiveJournal, etc. Interesting.

Biggest Dogfighting Raid in US History

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Tags: animal cruelty law enforcement blood sport dog fighting It happened about a week ago with up to 350 dogs seized in 5 states. About 30 people were arrested.

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What's the Difference Between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights?

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Tags: animal rights animal welfare Here's one perspective. See if you can figure out when the author starts talking about PETA. She doesn't mention it by name, but who else could it be?).

Identify Signs of Animal Cruelty

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Here is a link to a PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) web page with signs of what to look for. Tags: animal cruelty It's a Washington State organization, but the information is still useful anywhere.

Japan Hesitant to Move Away from Animal Testing

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Interesting article on animal testing and cosmetics in Japan. Tags: animal testing europe cosmetics Japan They still have a lot of work to do in the pursuit of alternatives. They also need the will to change.

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Gymnast Shawn Johnson Put To Sleep After Breaking Leg | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

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Tags: Animal Cruelty Animal Rights Animal Welfare horses videos euthanasia This video nicely highlights the insanity in killing “racing&# horses when they become injured.

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The State of the Animal Rights Dialogue

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Tags: animal rights This opinion piece is from the Christian Science Monitor in 2002. It may be almost 7 years old, but I think it is as relevant now as it was then. Worth reading and, I think, some reflection.

The Internet and Kenny Glenn

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Tags: animal abuse animal cruelty kenny glenn internet Good article in the Irish Times analyzing the role of the Internet in the the crime and capture of Kenny Glenn, cat torturer.

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Egypt Kills Thousands of Pigs for No Reason

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Tags: Animal Cruelty Factory Farming Farmed Animals animal suffering international news pictures pigs swine flu Source: NY Times online. The pig you see here being dangled by the leg is still just a baby, and by now he is already dead and thrown away for absolutely no reason, as are the rest of the 300,000 pigs in Egypt.

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Romain Rolland on Animal Suffering

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To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. Tags: Animal Rights Animal Cruelty animal suffering famous quotes For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal.

Need an Animal Law Talking Guy?

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Tags: animal law In Washington State, Adam Karp is your man. But, he also has a list of referrals for lawyers in other states that do this kind of thing.

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Awesome Pig Sanctuary

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They rescue farm pigs and pot-bellied pigs,farm animals, dogs, cats, you name it. Tags: animal sanctuary pot-bellied pigs Pigs Peace Sanctuary is a wonderful place. We've visited it.

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Why Do Animals Exist?

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This weekend I got into a rather passionate debate with some friends of friends about animal rights. After a lot of back and forth about how animals are treated, how ethical meat consumption is, and why I’m vegan, we ended up with them stating that animals wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for humans to eat them – as in, they were put on this earth specifically for us to use as we see fit. “To eat animals.&#.

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"Bold Native" is Film About Animal Rights

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Tags: animal enterprise terrorism act entertainment animal rights We received an email from Open Road Films with a link to the Bold Native website and trailer. The film looks really interesting to us and we are definitely going to check it out upon its re-release this summer. They will also be making the DVD available from their website. Here's the trailer.

Support Kindness Ranch

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This is a new nonprofit in Wyoming that provides a sanctuary for survivors of animal experimentation. Tags: animal experimentation sanctuary I'm sending them a donation and hope you will too.

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Are Females More Prone to Animal Hoarding?

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It claims that one reason women may hoard animals more often is because we’re biologically hardwired to take care of things. There's a whole slew of articles out there in relation to hoarding in tangent with the new Animal Planet series about the problem. Tags: Animal Planet hoarding This weird little blog post on MSNBC says yes. It makes sense to me.

Sign ALDF Petition to Help Kentucky's Homeless Animals

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Sounds like it's hell for these animals in Kentucky shelters. According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, things are not going well. Tags: animal shelter management animal shelters Kentucky strays The State used to provide oversight, but in 2004, they abrogated responsibility to the counties. Please sign the petition to help them.