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.

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2009 Animal Rights Conference Scheduled for July 16-20

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

Horrible Animal Abuse at Iowa Pig Farm

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

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.

More Alleged Abuse At Iowa Egg Farms

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Tags: animal abuse eggs farm animal welfare factory farm chickens Another undercover video from the Humane Society.

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.

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].

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!).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.

Oh those dramatic animals!

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Oh those dramatic animals! originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on November 4, 2009. Tags: animal funnies cute video Two funny videos to make you giggle! First up, the original “Dramatic Chipmunk&#.

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.

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.

Protester Sentenced to Probation

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I am a fervent opponent of animal research, but stalking, or any kind of threatening action, just doesn't work. Tags: animal research california It simply creates sympathy and bad pr for the rest of us. So, while I understand this protester's convictions, I vehemently disagree with her methods. They do no good.

Will Arizona Exempt Animal Testing from Cruelty Laws?

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Tags: animal research biotech arizona Unbelievable, but this stupid exemption is gaining support. Supposedly people either 1) believe the State has no place overseeing labs (USDA does that) and 2) bioscience is already very well-regulated. This is all about making the stupid state friendly to the biotech industry. What next? They get a huge tax break?

Serious Problems with Quality of Animal Research

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The writer of this Guardian article supports animal research, but admits there are many problems with the research itself. His arguments are not based on humane treatment of the animals, but whether these studies are even properly conducted. Tags: animal research I ask if these studies are not properly conducted, then why do them in the first place?

Technology Still Trying to Replace Animals in Cosmetics Testing

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There is NO EXCUSE or even argument for hurting animals in the name of a woman's vanity. Tags: animal research cosmetics When is this going to happen? It's proceeding at a snail's pace. Here's an article on its progress from US News and World Report.