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Animal experiments at Welsh universities increase by 83% over three years

Animal experiments at Welsh universities increase by 83% over three years | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Campaigners raise concerns as figures show 180,000 animals have been used in scientific experiments at universities in Wales since 2010.

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Probe ordered after cattle perish without water - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Probe ordered after cattle perish without water - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The Queensland Government says it could prosecute those responsible for the deaths of 46 cattle at a government research station in the state's north.

The heifers were found dead at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry's Swans Lagoon facility near Ayr earlier this month.

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The Ag-Gag War: How undercover animal-rights activists are winning it

The Ag-Gag War: How undercover animal-rights activists are winning it | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Cody Carlson had no way of preparing for this moment. He was a Manhattan kid, days removed from working as an analyst for a business-intelligence firm, where he scrutinized corporations and their executives. Now he was standing in a bleak barn at New York's largest dairy farm.

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Damien Mander's Journey from Sniper to Animal Rights Activist

Damien Mander's Journey from Sniper to Animal Rights Activist | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Meat-eating is strongly associated with cultural perceptions of masculinity and power. Here's how Damien Mander got into animal rights.
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SPCA investigates animal rescue farm near Calgary - CBC.ca

SPCA investigates animal rescue farm near Calgary - CBC.ca | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

The owner, Tara Davies, told CBC News she has shut the farm down and adopted out the animals. Davies didn't want to comment further on the allegations by her former volunteers.

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New film invites us into our pets world to discover moments of pure joy

New film invites us into our pets world to discover moments of pure joy | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Via PR Newswire – "Savour Every Moment", a new short film by renowned filmmaker, Keith Hopkin, was an instant hit with pet lovers and pets alike when it debuted on Saturday during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
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China's History of Exotic Meat and Deadly Diseases

China's History of Exotic Meat and Deadly Diseases | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Clearly, global leaders from all walks of life need to pay close attention to the animal welfare crisis in China that is spiraling out of control, and take steps towards creating stringent international policies to prevent the emergence of fatal diseases like SARS, and protect our natural resources and wildlife before they become obliterated.
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United Nations Recognizes Wildlife Trafficking ...

United Nations Recognizes Wildlife Trafficking ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Washington. Environment groups are applauding a new United Nations decision to officially characterize international wildlife and timber trafficking as a serious organized crime, in a move that advocates say will finally give international law...
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Animal Rights Activists Want Protections Enforced For Downtown Carriage Horses - CBS Chicago

Animal Rights Activists Want Protections Enforced For Downtown Carriage Horses - CBS Chicago | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
They are big and strong and they work hard: the horses that pull the carriages downtown. Do you know the city has a number OF laws aimed at protecting them?
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Dog Fighting Revealed In All Its Appalling Detail

Dog Fighting Revealed In All Its Appalling Detail | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Learn about the true horror of dog fighting here - Why it happens and what happens in this unacceptable activity.

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CHILDREN NONFICTION – FREE – Dolphins: Amazing Pictures and Fun Facts on Animals and Nature

CHILDREN NONFICTION – FREE – Dolphins: Amazing Pictures and Fun Facts on Animals and Nature | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
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Swiss animal rights lawyer to speak at UTAS April 29

Swiss animal rights lawyer to speak at UTAS April 29 | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Swiss animal rights lawyer, Antoine F. Goetschel will be speaking in Hobart on April 29 as part of Voiceless the animal protection institute’s annual Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series. Voiceless is an independent, non-profit think tank focused on raising awareness of animals suffering in factory farming and the kangaroo industry in Australia.

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11 Celebrities Who Love Animals

11 Celebrities Who Love Animals | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
From Vetstreet's Margaret Bristol: With all the glitz and glamour that comes out of Tinseltown (not to mention the endless tabloid fodder), it's not always obvious that many celebrities are animal lovers, too.
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NJ Senate Passes Patrick’s Law Strengthening Animal Cruelty Penalties

NJ Senate Passes Patrick’s Law Strengthening Animal Cruelty Penalties | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The New Jersey Senate unanimously passed S1303, designated as Patrick’s Law, yesterday afternoon. The bill is named for the Pit Bull named Patrick, who was rescued in 2011 after he was starved to the brink of death, then dumped down an apartment complex trash chute in Newark. The proposed law revises penalties for animal cruelty, toughening both civil and criminal penalties for abuse and neglect.
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This is not a time for lion tacos

This is not a time for lion tacos | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Last week in Tampa, Florida Taco Fusion, a taqueria known for its “exotic” food offerings made national headlines by adding lion tacos to its menu.
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Resolution Opposing Gas Chamber for Shelter Pets « Homeward ...

Resolution Opposing Gas Chamber for Shelter Pets « Homeward ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Last week, Congressman Jim Moran, representing Northern Virginia and co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, introduced a resolution (H.Res 208) opposing the use of gas chambers to euthanize shelter animals and encouraging individual States to ban the cruel practice. Twenty states (including Virginia) have already done so..
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Mental health key to animal welfare - FarmersWeekly

Mental health key to animal welfare - FarmersWeekly | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Animal welfare not only relates to the health and physical well-being of an animal, but includes its mental state, according to head of farm animals at the RSPCA, Julia Wrathall.

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New Jersey moves forward with animal welfare laws - Examiner.com

New Jersey moves forward with animal welfare laws - Examiner.com | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Three bills were passed by the New Jersey state Assembly on May 20, 2013 that are important steps forward in the realm of animal welfare in this state.

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Special Needs Dogs

Special Needs Dogs | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Meet Kobe, Yukon and a family of Chihuahuas that haven’t let their so-called disabilities get in the way of having a fun, fulfilling life with the help of a loving family. In fact, they aren’t just surviving, they’re thriving!
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Serial killer elephants; psychology and the animal

Serial killer elephants; psychology and the animal | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A documentary on channel 5 highlights problems including abnormal behavioural psychology in male Bull elephants in India.

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Amazing: Grocers Follow Co-op, Push For Animal Welfare

Amazing: Grocers Follow Co-op, Push For Animal Welfare | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

EDMONTON - A group representing Canadian retailers says eight of Canada's largest supermarket chains have signed on with a push to eliminate factory-farming pens that restrict the movement of pregnant pigs.

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New Animal Welfare Strategy Released

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has launched the New Zealand Animal Welfare Strategy today, setting out a high level framework for how we treat animals.
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Animal Rights Activism in Sobriety

Animal Rights Activism in Sobriety | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Animals are abused and tortured in factory farms, yet people continue to eat meat. Elephants are beaten and chained into submission in circuses, yet people continue to take their kids to see these shows. Primates are caged and tortured in medical research labs, yet these vivisectors continue to get grant money to fund the abuse. Millions of unwanted animals die in shelters every year, yet people continue to breed dogs and cats.

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Interesting piece. I think she speaks from a frustration that is shared by a great many.

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Animal rights action in Connecticut gives hope to advocates across USA

Animal rights action in Connecticut gives hope to advocates across USA | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Man’s best friend is lawyering up.Although animal cruelty laws have been on the books for over a century in some states, only recently has the idea of legal representation for animals started to be taken seriously. The most high-profile instance was the guardian-special master appointed in 2007 to represent the interests of 48 dogs in the Michael Vick dogfighting case. And the practice seems to be catching on.

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Seminar investigates farm animal welfare policy

Seminar investigates farm animal welfare policy | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Almost a billion animals are killed for food every year in Britain, many of whom endure intensive factory-farming conditions that cause them pain and suffering during their short lives. The welfare of farm animals is therefore, on any objective basis, one of the most pressing social issues of the modern age. To make matters more acute, the bloated scale of animal farming is also associated with unnecessary human disease, environmental damage and, as the horsemeat scandal suggests, potentially significant levels of adulteration and fraud.
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