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Vermont gov signs law to require labels on GMO foods

Vermont gov signs law to require labels on GMO foods | Ending the Use of Animals in Science | Scoop.it
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont's governor signed a new law Thursday that could make the state the first to require labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms — and also could make it the first to
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"Today, we are the first state in America that says simply, 'Vermonters have spoken loud and clear: We want to know what's in our food,' " Gov. Peter Shumlin said, comparing the issue to other state laws that were first in the nation, banning slavery and allowing same-sex marriage. "We are pro-choice. We are pro-information."

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Jane Goodall on the Colbert Report

Jane Goodall on the Colbert Report | Ending the Use of Animals in Science | Scoop.it
"Seeds of Hope" author Jane Goodall expands on the challenges of preserving the world's ecosystems.
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Jane Goodall on the Colbert Report

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Correction: Fast-Growing Salmon story

Correction: Fast-Growing Salmon story | Ending the Use of Animals in Science | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story April 3 about genetically modified salmon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Recombinetics, a Minnesota-b
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"These are fundamental questions we have to ask of society," says Lisa Archer of Friends of the Earth, an advocacy group that has lobbied retailers not to sell the modified salmon and has urged consumers not to eat it. "Where is all of this going to end up? Where do we draw the line? Let's look at the full implications and the full costs."

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How the U.S. Military Uses Animals in Testing

How the U.S. Military Uses Animals in Testing | Ending the Use of Animals in Science | Scoop.it
A large amount of animals exist to be used for testing and research purposes by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other branches of the military and defense.
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We absolutely want the military to receive the best training possible, and to conduct progressive research. There are plenty of acceptable and accurate human analog training methods to use, and new animal-less research methods that are more accurate are being worked on every day. We hope that the DoD and other branches of the military and defense can utilize these alternatives, rather than continue to use animals.

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Copenhagen Zoo kills 4 lions, weeks after shooting giraffe

Copenhagen Zoo kills 4 lions, weeks after shooting giraffe | Ending the Use of Animals in Science | Scoop.it
A Danish zoo that made international headlines last month when it killed a healthy giraffe is once again in the news after it killed four lions
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The decision by the Copenhagen Zoo to shoot dead its giraffe, named Marius, in February to prevent inbreeding sparked widespread outrage.

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S.B. 521/H.B. 575: Prohibiting Exotic Pets

S.B. 521/H.B. 575: Prohibiting Exotic Pets | Ending the Use of Animals in Science | Scoop.it
Born Free USA is a national animal advocacy nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to advocate for the protection of animals from cruelty and exploitation.
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Prohibits private ownership of exotic wildlife, including bears, big cats, primates, and other potentially dangerous animals.

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Colleen Patrick-Goudreau » I Am (Not) An Animal

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau » I Am (Not) An Animal | Ending the Use of Animals in Science | Scoop.it
The Voice of Compassion
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The root of the word “animal” is “soul,” something humans are in danger of losing if we keep denying non-human animals theirs.

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VICTORY FOR ANIMALS AS PM PROMISES NO ANIMAL TESTING FOR LEGAL HIGHS

VICTORY FOR ANIMALS AS PM PROMISES NO ANIMAL TESTING FOR LEGAL HIGHS | Ending the Use of Animals in Science | Scoop.it

SAFE are delighted that Prime Minister John Key has ruled out the use of animals for testing controversial legal highs drugs.

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Last year the proposed testing of psychoactive substances (legal highs or party pills) led to legislation which allowed cruel testing on animals such as dogs under law if no other alternative exists. SAFE, along with other animal groups campaigned for the last 18 months to stop the cruel tests.

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NOT-OD-14-051: Notice of Agency Decision: The Density of the Primary Living Space of Captive Chimpanzees Owned or Supported by the NIH or Used in NIH-Supported Research

NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts: Notice of Agency Decision: The Density of the Primary Living Space of Captive Chimpanzees Owned or Supported by the NIH or Used in NIH-Supported Research NOT-OD-14-051. NIH
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Chimps get squeezed.

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Happy Birthday, Jane Goodall!

Happy Birthday, Jane Goodall! | Ending the Use of Animals in Science | Scoop.it
Today, I’d like to wish a very “Happy Birthday” to a dear friend and one of my personal heroes: Jane Goodall. Given Jane’s energy and youthful attitude, it’s hard to believe that this scientist who...
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Undoubtedly, human health has benefitted greatly from chimps’ past service to biomedical research. But, based on the solid base of research and expert guidance provided by Jane and a great many others, I’m confident that dramatically reducing chimps’ use in biomedical research is the scientifically sound and right thing to do.

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NH policy aimed at students who don’t want to work on animals

NH policy aimed at students who don’t want to work on animals | Ending the Use of Animals in Science | Scoop.it

CONCORD – Dissection is a science lesson that some students never forget, but for others, the prospect of prying open a frog or peering at the innards of a small mammal can be a source of angst.

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Many schools provide alternatives for students who don’t want to participate in a dissection or vivisection, but the state Board of Education took steps this week to highlight best practices for allowing students to opt out.

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The woman who set the tone for animal rights in Philadelphia — NewsWorks

The woman who set the tone for animal rights in Philadelphia — NewsWorks | Ending the Use of Animals in Science | Scoop.it
To mark Women s History Month it s worth taking a step back into 19th century Philadelphia to look at the life and work of an often passed over woman critical to the city s history Caroline Earle
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Founder of the Women's Humane Society, Earle White was a leading voice for animal rights and fought publicly for her cause some fifty years before women won the right to vote in the United States.

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Australia Urged to Follow EU Ban on Animal Testing

Australia Urged to Follow EU Ban on Animal Testing | Ending the Use of Animals in Science | Scoop.it
A bill calling for an end to animal testing will be introduced to Parliament this week.
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Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon wants Australia to follow the lead of the European Union (EU) by banning the sale of cosmetics tested on animals.

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