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NEWS Israel bans cosmetics tested on animals
5 years ago

 Israel bans cosmetics tested on animals

Import, marketing of cosmetics, detergents tested on animals officially barred by law. MK Cabel: This is a revolutionary step in animal welfare

Israel now officially bans the import, marketing and sale of any cosmetics, toiletries or detergents whose manufacturing process involves animal testing.

The Knesset originally passed the law in 2010. The new regulations take effect on January 1, 2013.,7340,L-4326178,00.html

NEWS -Wildlife activists pushing to outlaw hunt pens
5 years ago

CHARLOTTE — John Edwards was so haunted by the image of dogs chasing and killing foxes and coyotes in staged hunts that he promised to do something about it.

Along with a coalition of wildlife groups, Edwards is pushing North Carolina officials to ban so-called hunt pens — fenced-in preserves where dogs track foxes or coyotes for sport. Sporting groups say the preserves are a needed way to train hunting dogs and deny accusations of abuse or cruelty. They say the enclosures have good cover and provide escape areas for game.

As part of the campaign, wildlife advocates have started a petition drive to draw attention to controlled hunting preserves. They hope to raise enough public awareness — and outrage — to force the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to outlaw them.

"It's going to be a tough, tough battle," said Edwards, a member of the North Carolina Wildlife Advocates. "The organized groups of individuals who own the dogs really make up a powerful lobbying group."

5 years ago
Tougher standards for live exports
The West Australian-Dec 31, 2012
The Government introduced the new animal welfare standards, known as ESCAS, after damning footage released last year showed cruelty and ...
5 years ago

CANADA: Primate approvals  

Animal welfare supporters are celebrating the New Year with a landmark ruling on primate air transportation 

A trio of Canadian animal welfare organisations are celebrating the New Year news that a leading Canadian airline can refuse shipments of primates for lab research purposes...

The Canadian Transportation Agency decision has confirmed Air Canada's right to refuse live shipments of primates, eg monkeys and chimps, for laboratory experiments…

5 years ago
Farmers in Switzerland routinely EATING cats and dogs with their meals
  • Practice still common among farmers in areas of Switzerland
  • The most popular type of dog is a breed related to the Rotweiler
  • Commercial sale of dog meat is banned in the country, eating is not
5 years ago
Ringling Bros. Wins $9.3 Million In Settlement over Claims Of Elephants

A decade-long legal battle is finally coming to a close after the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) agreed to pay the owners of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million for alleging the circus abused their elephants.

The lucrative settlement was announced on Friday, according to papers to filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., Courthouse News reports.

"Animal activists have been attacking our family, our company, and our employees for decades because they oppose animals in circuses," Kenneth Feld, chairman and chief executive officer of Feld Entertainment, said in a statement obtained by Bloomberg. "This settlement is a vindication not just for the company but also for the dedicated men and women who spend their lives working and caring for all the animals with Ringling Bros."

5 years ago

All noticed and ashamed of all the people who eats flesh from animals.
they are all very aggressive if you talk about not eating flesh of animals,or explain them to get vegetarian or go vegan.

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