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2 years ago

285) New!! Pet.: Ban Primate Experiments! https://www.change.org/p/the-hon-sussan-ley-mp-ban-primate-experiments Australia continues to allow non-human Primates to be placed in inappropriate environments & subjected to laboratory experiments that not only cause immense suffering, but can also be dangerously misleading for human medical progress because of the significant biological differences between humans and non-human primates. We request an immediate ban on the use of all non-human primates in medical & scientific research in Australia. Angela K. http://www.care2.com/news/member/340441191/3878378

3 years ago

284) New!! Actions: Urge your Congressmember to press for and support an end to the use of monkeys in researchcontact them here Thanks for taking a few moments to help Monkeys suffering in breeding facilities & laboratories around the world this Int.l Primate Day. Together we can save the Primates. Sharon W. http://www.care2.com/news/member/177558438/3800559

3 years ago

283) New!! Actions: Primate trade exposed in Mauritius http://www.ad-international.org/animal_experiments/go.php?id=3503 Contact Air France KLM to tell them that you will be flying with other Airlines until they pledge to stop transporting Primates for research.
Online: Air France website & KLM website
Facebook: Air France & KLM
Twitter: @AirFranceUS and @KLM_US
Contact your Congressional representatives via the US House of Representatives Directory & the US Senate’s List of Senators & urge them to press for & support an end to the import of Monkeys for experiments or breeding & a phase-out of the use of Monkeys in research. Sharon W. http://www.care2.com/news/member/177558438/3800559

3 years ago

282) New!! Pet. Oppose plans to build a Monkey breeding facility in Florida http://www.ad-international.org/petitions/?a=sign&pid=10&l=en We, the undersigned, oppose plans by SoFloAg/Biodia/PreLabs to build a commercial Monkey breeding facility in Labelle, Florida & urge you to do all you can to oppose this proposed establishment which seeks to import thousands of non-native Long-tailed Macaque Monkeys from outside the US into the state. Sharon W. http://www.care2.com/news/member/177558438/3800559

3 years ago

Help us push for an end to Monkey tests this Int.l Primate Day http://www.ad-international.org/mmap/go.php?id=3745&ssi=61 Sept. 1st is Int-l Primate Day It highlights the threats & abuse that Apes & Monkeys face & also celebrate those who have been rescued & given a 2nd chance at life Please take action Then see my comment below. Thanks Sharon W. http://www.care2.com/news/member/177558438/3800559

3 years ago

280) New!! Pet.: Terminate Cruel University Experiment on Baby Monkeys http://forcechange.com/129736/terminate-cruel-university-experiment-on-baby-monkeys/#gf_15 Pls sign to stop a cruel science experiment depriving 40 baby Rhesus Monkeys of all maternal care the day after birth - by isolating them for 42 days - then subjecting them to terrifying, frightening & traumatic events before being killed aged one. Victoria O. http://www.care2.com/news/member/271353204/3794586

3 years ago

278) New!! Pet.: Tell Carmike Cinemas CEO to Ban Wild Animals From All Theaters! https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5553 The Chimpanzee Chubbs-from 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes-was discovered by a PETA investigator living in an underground cement pit that resembled a dungeon. He was surrounded by piles of rotten food & feces that were swarming with flies & maggots. Angela K. http://www.care2.com/news/member/340441191/3792760

3 years ago

274) New!! Pet.: Stop cryogenic Lab freezing Experiments on Chimpanzees! http://www.yousign.org/de/freezing-chimps The labs of the Carleton Univ. in Ottawa are quite busy nowadays, as various animals are subjected to cruel cryogenic freezing experiments by Canadian scientists. Source: Doris V.

3 years ago

268) New!! Pet.: Stop Deadly Monkey Transportation By Air France! http://www.peta.de/airfrance#.U4DuRFdGDVp  Air France continues flying monkeys "one way" to testing laboratories around the world, despite the fact that all other major airlines have dropped out of this cruel business. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3771957

3 years ago

266) New!! Pet.: Applaud Program to Save Chimpanzees http://animalpetitions.org/4657/applaud-program-to-save-chimpanzees/  Thank the Ivory Coast Gov.t for working with conversationalists to promote Chimpanzee preservation ecotourism projects! Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3771629

3 years ago

263) New!! Pet.: Opposition against patents on Chimpanzees http://www.testbiotech.de/en/node/879  In 2012 the European Patent Office (EPO) has granted 3 patents on Genetically Engineered Chimpanzees. The animals are intended for use in pharmaceutical research. Such patents can create commercial incentives to run more animal experiments with animals – even with Great Apes, like Chimpanzees. The signatories are calling for animals to be treated with more respect, a stop of patents on animals &the revocation of the patents on Chimpanzees. Source: Waltraud U.

3 years ago

259) New!! Pet.: Say NO! to Animal Experiments in Mauritius! https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Say_No_to_Animal_Experiments_in_Mauritius/  Mauritius is preparing to implement a Pre-Clinical Research Bill which will most likely involve the legalizing of experiments & tests on animals. We say a resounding NO to that! Sabine H. http://www.care2.com/news/member/982596536/3748357

3 years ago

258) New!! Pet.: Urge NIH to Retire ALL Chimpanzees http://www.aavs.org/c.bkLTKfOSLhK6E/b.8981807/k.58C2/Retire_ALL_chimpanzees/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx#.UwFfgbQcrkB Some Alamogordo Chimpanzees are still waiting for a sanctuary home. Sadly, some were moved from the Alamogordo Primate Facility (APF) in New Mexico to the SW Primate Research Center in Texas just prior to NIH’s policy change. They are considered “inactive,” they remain at this lab facility. In fact, all NIH owned & supported Chimpanzees, many of whom are elderly & sick, deserve some tender, loving care in sanctuary; perhaps none more so than the Alamogordo Chimps, many of whom were used in highly invasive experiments. Time is short for some of these Chimpanzees. NIH needs to make retirement to accredited sanctuaries a priority. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3732689 

3 years ago

254) New!! Pet.: Protect Unique Chimpanzee Culture http://forcechange.com/105183/protect-unique-chimpanzee-culture/ A large population of Chimpanzees on the border of Dem. Rep. of Congo & the Central African Rep. is threatened by poachers & rogue militia. The Bili-Uele forest contains thousands of Chimps, perhaps tens of thousands, creating what scientists call a “mega-culture”: fascinating research possibilities bec. the Chimps exhibit complex social organization. The Chimps have unique habits such as hunting large cats, like Leopards, & eating snails which they smash on rocks to break through the shells; traveling in gangs, building ground nests much more often than other Chimps, & teaching their young to use tools to eat insects. The chimps coexist with other Species incl.Forest Elephants, Baboons, Hyenas, GuineaFowl, RedRiver & Forest Hogs. The mega-culture of Chimps also presents a sociological & biological research. All of this is irrelevant if the forest & the Chimpanzees are not protected. Chimps are often sold as “Bushmeat”, which is now a booming commercial industry in DRC. Even though Chimps are officially recognized as endangered in DRC, there is a very real threat that poachers & rogue armies will destroy & annihilate the unprotected Chimp population. David Cameron will soon be hosting a summit on the illegal wildlife trade with over 50 nations. Encourage him to create a wildlife guard to protect these Chimpanzees’ habitat by setting up roadblocks against poachers. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3722684

3 years ago

253) New!! Pet.: Tell Airline to Stop Shipping Monkeys for Cruel Experimentation http://forcechange.com/105101/tell-airline-to-stop-shipping-monkeys-for-cruel-experimentation/ Each year, more than 10,000 Primates are shipped Int.lly for the sole purpose of being imprisoned & tortured in laboratories across the USA. The kidnapped Monkeys are crammed into small wooden crates & loaded into the dark cargo holds of aircrafts where they spend several traumatizing hours in flight. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3720190

4 years ago

251) New!! Pet.: Urge Corporate Giant to End Animal Testing http://forcechange.com/98781/urge-corporate-giant-to-end-animal-testing/#gf_15 Target: CEO of Johnson & Johnson; Goal: End the use of animal testing done by Johnson & Johnson & its subsidiaries. Victoria O. http://www.care2.com/news/member/271353204/3697886

4 years ago

250) New!! Pet.: Stop Subsidizing Cruel Animal Research Laboratory http://animalpetitions.org/2731/stop-subsidizing-cruel-animal-research-laboratory/ Urge UK Gov.t to reduce funding of terribly cruel animal testing facility at Cambridge Univ., experimenting on Rhesus Macaque & Marmoset Monkeys, rats & other animals, who face deliberate torture & terrible suffering. Victoria O. http://www.care2.com/news/member/271353204/3696496

4 years ago

249) New!! Pet.: Stop Dissection of Live Primates http://forcechange.com/98723/stop-dissection-of-live-primates/#.UswwknozQKg.care2 The Univ. of CA, Los Angeles (UCLA) still uses Monkeys in "scientific" experiments, using vivisection, which is the cruel brutal practice of cutting into animals that are alive, torturing them, then killing them. Victoria O. http://www.care2.com/news/member/271353204/3696902

4 years ago

247) New!! Pet.: Stop Turning Primates Into Meth Addicts http://animalpetitions.org/2591/stop-turning-primates-into-meth-addicts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stop-turning-primates-into-meth-addicts&utm_source=Animal+Petitions&utm_campaign=55cf08a5e1-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_te The Univ. of CA, Los Angeles (UCLA), spends approximately $200 million dollars of public money every year on animal testing. They have been accused of turning Primates into meth addicts, then killing them at the end of the experiment. Robert T. http://www.care2.com/news/member/631213065/3691669

4 years ago

246) New!! Pet.: End Capture of Baboons for Cruel Experiments http://animalpetitions.org/1695/end-capture-of-baboons-for-cruel-experiments/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=end-capture-of-baboons-for-cruel-experiments&utm_source=Animal+Petitions&utm_campaign=c201894e43-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=em One of the tests that the researchers do involves the brain of the baboon. They drill into the baboon's skull & take a piece of its brain to study. Shortly after, they kill the animal. Robert T. http://www.care2.com/news/member/631213065/3684604
4 years ago

243) New!! Pet.: Demand Release of Captive Chimpanzees http://forcechange.com/94311/demand-release-of-captive-chimpanzees/#.UqBbuDXZhls.care2 Release 4 Chimpanzees, being housed in cruel & confining conditions, into a sanctuary where they can enjoy a better quality of life. 3 of 7 individuals have died at age 26, when the Primates are supposed to live to be 60. Tommy is living in “solitary confinement in a small, dank, cement cage in a cavernous dark shed.” Chimpanzees should have the right to live their life to the fullest, & if their psychological & emotional needs aren’t being met, they should be moved to habitats that fulfill these requirements. If you believe that these Primates deserve better, sign this petition to lend your support. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3682368

4 years ago

238) New!! Pet.: St. Kitts & Nevis: Halt the export of wild Monkeys https://www.change.org/petitions/st-kitts-nevis-halt-the-export-of-wild-monkeys The twin-island nation of St. Kitts & Nevis is known for beautiful scenery & a more relaxed atmosphere than elsewhere in the Caribbean. St. Kitts & Nevis is one of only a small number of nations that continue to export wild monkeys for use in research and testing. Help us stop this cruel trade. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3680942

4 years ago

233) New!! Pet.: Save Primates from experimentation http://www.againstanimaltesting.org/ Pls sign, demanding the Camarles Primate breeding & supply farm is closed down. Request also that Air France & Aeronova cease transporting Primates. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3669874
Video: Camarles Exposed - European Monkey supplier for laboratories http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap9_TPjBkkY 

4 years ago

231) New!! Pet.: Retire the Chimps!!! http://retirethechimps.org/speak_up/  Move Chimps out of "research reserve" & into retirement! The Chimpanzees of Alamogordo Primate Facility deserve permanent retirement from invasive research. Chimps from the APF are the survivors of decades of testing & many are are elderly & chronically ill as a result of their years of use in research. Make your voice heard!!! Source: Sylvie C.

4 years ago

VICTORY!!! For the STOP-VIVISECTION Initiative. We reached the new target of 1,100,000 voices, & even more because we finally collected: 1.126.005 signatures!!!! We were asked to collect a certain percentage of signatures in at least 7 countries, people did even better because we actually have the percentage requested in 12 Countries! Source: Laetitia S.

4 years ago

226) New!! Pet.: Privately-Owned Chimpanzees Deserve Retirement Too! http://www.kintera.org/c.cuIXJjNVKfL2G/b.8102071/k.90D5/National_Issues/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=cuIXJjNVKfL2G&b=8102071&aid=520368#.Um1QFpwZPwd While hundreds of Chimpanzees are now eligible for retirement under the new criteria established by the Inst. of Medicine (IOM) & accepted by the Nat.l Institutes of Health (NIH), hundreds of other Chimpanzees are still subjected to invasive research at laboratories in the U.S. These laboratories or Univ. research Depts. use Chimpanzees that they own or that are owned by other private entities that are not reliant on grants from the federal Gov.t for the research they perform, thus making them exempt from the IOM criteria. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3663490

4 years ago

VICTORY!! More than a million persons signed the European Citizens Initiative Stop-Vivisection!!! We have won!!!! 6 days before the end & without taking into account the signatures on paper! Thank you so much for having signed and/or shared, & for sure, together we ARE making a difference! Source: Laetitia S.

4 years ago

225) New!! Pet.: Tell Mars Candy- Stop Animal Experiments http://www.thepetitionsite.com/859/888/430/tell-mars-candy-stop-animal-experiments/ You should know that Candy maker Mars, Inc, creator of M&M's, Snickers, Twix, Dove, Three Musketeers, Starburst, Skittles, & their candies, funds deadly animal tests, even though there are more reliable human studies & not one of the tests is required by law. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3661908

4 years ago

224) New!! Pet.: Save Suffering Lab Monkeys http://forcechange.com/88383/save-suffering-lab-monkeys/   2 Rhesus Monkeys at the California Nat.l Primate Research Center at the Univ. of California in Davis recently died. An investigation into the matter also revealed that more than 50 Rhesus Monkeys escaped the facility in 2011. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3661338

4 years ago

222) New!! Pet.: Stop Air France From Shipping Monkeys to Their Deaths! https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5122&autologin=true Tell Air France officials that you won't be flying with the airline until it stops this cruel practice! Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3660975

4 years ago

221) New!! Pet.: NIRC: Retire Privately Owned Chimpanzees Now https://secure3.convio.net/neavs/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=227  Despite the Nat.l Inst. of Health retiring all the federally owned Chimpanzees at the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) in New Iberia, Louisiana, the lab still houses a large No. of privately owned Chimpanzees who they have not yet scheduled for retirement. NIRC & other labs are fighting to hold on to the millions in funding they have received for decades to simply house & maintain Chimpanzees – even though their actual use in research was rapidly dwindling or nonexistent. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3658251

4 years ago

220) New!! Pet.: Applaud Donor That Rescued Chimp From Solitary Confinement http://forcechange.com/84423/applaud-donor-that-rescued-chimp-from-solitary-confinement/  A Chimpanzee, J.R., spent decades in solitary confinement inside of a cramped, dirty cage. After that, J.R. was moved to another roadside zoo where he yelled in agony, paced around his cage, & bit his arms. A symptom of psychological trauma due to confinement. Now, thanks to an anonymous donor, J.R. is living in a Chimpanzee paradise in FL, a lush sanctuary, with a healthy diet, room to explore, & Chimpanzee friends. J.R. was separated from his mother as a baby. His captors forced him to perform odd tricks for onlookers. J.R. never had interaction with other Chimpanzees. At the Save the Chimps Animal Sanctuary, J.R. is being introduced to the other 250 Chimpanzees. J.R. & his generous friend can teach us all how animals should be treated. Animals are not meant to live in isolation and/or a cage. Animals are meant to freely express themselves in their natural habitat. Recognize J.R.’s donor & spread awareness for all animals that still suffer in captivity. Source: Ana M.

4 years ago

219) New!! Pet.: Urge DiCaprio and Scorsese to Remove Captive Chimp from Film http://forcechange.com/82241/urge-dicaprio-and-scorsese-to-remove-captive-chimp-from-film/ The young Ape in Wolf of Wall Street is Chance, who lives with the Rosaire family, in a traveling circus, where Chimpanzees are forced to ride around on horses & perform unnatural tricks. The Rosaires failed to provide animals with adequate living conditions & restrained a Chimpanzee with a noose at a public exhibition. Many chimp actors end up in abusive conditions eating rotten food & living in filthy & trash-filled cages, & are separated from their mother soon after birth, with immense psychological trauma. Chimpanzees are exceptionally perceptive & intelligent animals, can understand symbols, & have the ability to plan for the future. Source: Ana M.

4 years ago

218) New!! Pet.: Call for a Nationwide Ban on Keeping Monkeys as Pets http://forcechange.com/83417/call-for-a-nationwide-ban-on-keeping-monkeys-as-pets/ Urge the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to implement a federal ban outlawing pet monkey ownership. Such a ban would prevent dangerous monkey attacks that result from confinement by humans, & allow Monkeys to thrive in their natural habitats. Primates belong in the wild & humans should not rob them of their safety or freedom!! Source: Ana M.

4 years ago

217) New!! Pet.: Commend Authorities for Arresting Notorious Chimpanzee Abuser http://forcechange.com/72598/commend-authorities-for-arresting-notorious-chimpanzee-abuser/  Authorities in Florida recently arrested James "Mike" Casey after catching him trying to get rid of 3 Chimpanzees at a roadside zoo. According to eyewitness testimony & USDA records, the Chimpanzees had been punched, kicked, beaten, & scalded. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3652177  

4 years ago

209) New!! Pet.: Condemn L’Oreal for Buying Into Cosmetics Tested on Animals http://forcechange.com/72600/condemn-loreal-for-buying-into-cosmetics-tested-on-animals/  L’Oreal agreed to pay $843 million for the Chinese cosmetics face-mask maker Magic Holdings Int.l. While L’Oreal is barred by EU Union rules from testing on animals within the EU, China’s Gov.t requires such trials for every new beauty product. Cal. M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3639517 

4 years ago

208) New!! Pet.: Halt Plans For Unnecessary Chemical Testing on Animals http://forcechange.com/72706/demand-agency-halt-plans-for-unnecessary-chemical-testing-on-animals/ Use only non-animal testing models in proposed endocrine studies. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3640186 

4 years ago

207) New!! Pet.: Stop Trapping Silver River Monkeys! http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5154/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12704 Since 1998, one trapper, Scott Cheslak of Beaufort, S. Carolina, has trapped & removed 800 monkeys & sold them to laboratories to be used in experiments. 

4 years ago

205) New!! Pet.: Stop Interstate Commerce of Primates http://forcechange.com/70247/stop-interstate-commerce-of-primates/#gf_1 Two members of the US House of Representatives have co-sponsored an important animal welfare bill. Entitled “Captive Primate Safety Act,” this bill has drawn praise from animal advocate groups like the Humane Society of the US, the Jane Goodall Institute, & the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. If passed, the piece of legislation will amend an existing law to prohibit interstate commerce in monkeys, apes & other primates for purposes of the exotic pet trade. Moreover, the bill will step up penalties for these offenses to ensure a proper deterrent to violations. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3628444 

4 years ago

204) New!! Pet.: Put All Chimpanzees on Endangered Species List http://forcechange.com/70048/put-all-chimpanzees-on-endangered-species-list/ The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a rule that would increase protection for Chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act. It would include captive chimpanzees, which are not currently included. Wild chimpanzees are listed as endangered. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3629717  

4 years ago

199) New!! Pet.: Ban Masked, Begging Street Monkeys in Indonesia http://www.thepetitionsite.com/860/902/797/ban-masked-begging-street-monkeys-in-indonesia/ Animal activists in Jakarta have said the practice is cruel, & illegal. We ask the Indonesian Gov.t to stop this cruel exploitation. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3616594


4 years ago

Watch how animals are treated in laboratories:
Video: This Is Animal Research


Top 5 Shocking Animal Experimentation Facts
Millions of animals—incl dogs & cats just like the ones we share our homes with—are tormented in U.S. laboratories annually for cruel experiments.
1. More than 100 million animals: poisoned, burned, crippled, abused in other ways in U.S. labs each year.
2. No experiment is illegal: no matter how cruel, irrelevant to human health, redundant, or painful.
3. 95% of animals used for experiments: excluded from the only federal law offering any sort of protection.
4. Even when valid alternatives to animals are available: the law doesn't require that they be used. 5. 92% of experimental drugs safe & effective in animals: fail in human clinical trials because they don't work or are dangerous. Carolina: http://www.care2.com/news/member/793612499/3104680

4 years ago

196) New!! Pet.: Protect Chimps in Captivity From Harm http://forcechange.com/68990/protect-chimps-in-captivity-from-harm/ Chimps in captivity in USA: NO protection / Wild chimps listed as endangered. Captive chimps: exploited in entertainment, invasive experiments & pet trade, hurting efforts to conserve chimps in the wild. Both captive&wild chimps must be listed as endangered to increase their protections & positively affecting conservation of wild chimps. Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3607479



4 years ago

194) New!! Pet.: Protect Chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6014/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14696  Ask the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to help all Chimpanzees by applying Endangered Species Act protections to captive Chimpanzees. Cher C.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3608040


4 years ago

190) New!! Pet. Stop Vivisection at University of California http://www.thepetitionsite.com/733/710/876/stop-vivisection-at-university-of-california/ More than 100 violations of federal an imal welfare laws & guidelines were reported by 2012 USDA inspections of animals in testing & research at the Univ. of California San Francisco (UCSF). Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3614809


4 years ago

188) New!! Pet.: Commend U.S. for Retiring Research Chimps http://forcechange.com/68079/commend-u-s-for-retiring-research-chimps/
The Nat.l Institutes of Health recently declared that it will soon begin retiring its Chimpanzees & sending them to sanctuaries. This decision will not completely eradicate the use of Chimps for medical research, but it is a critical step toward ending this practice.
Cher:
http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3603994


4 years ago

186) New!! Pet.: Praise Proposal of Increased Protection for Captive Chimpanzees http://forcechange.com/66833/praise-proposal-of-increased-protection-for-captive-chimpanzees/
Commend the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for proposing increased protections for captive Chimpanzees.
Cher:
http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3596254

4 years ago

172) New!! Pet.: Immediate action needed to end the use of animals in experiments! http://www.ad-international.org/petitions/?a=sign&pid=4

I urge the Government to take action immediately to replace the use of animals in research. Animal experiments are unreliable, unethical & unnecessary.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3567583

 

4/29 From Florence E.
4 years ago
4 years ago

170) New!! Pet.: Saving Proboscis Monkeys from extinction http://proboscismonkey.org/save-proboscis-monkeys-from-extinction/

Become an Activist! We found five celebrities that have the power to change Proboscis Monkeys destiny.

Proboscis Monkeys can only live in Borneo and need large protected areas to survive. Borneo loses forests equivalent to an area of about a third of Switzerland every year, or at a rate of 3.2 million acres, much of it to feed the voracious appetite for timber in the West and Asia. Indonesia’s Forests are being destroyed at a rate of 4.9 million acres a year.

WWF official Proboscis Monkey Information http://proboscismonkey.org/wwf-official-proboscis-monkey-information/

Jill V.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/478413351/3558388

 


4 years ago

168) New!! Pet.: Demand an End to Animal Testing at Imperial College London http://forcechange.com/63764/demand-an-end-to-animal-testing-at-imperial-college-london/

Revoke the Imperial College London's Establishment License to stop harmful animal research!

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3566080

 

STOP VIVISECTION IN EUROPE
4 years ago

I ask you to sign the european initiative citizen and the petition also to increase the popularity and diffusion.
Is very important because the goal of a million signatures is very difficult to achieve.
Spread and share please!

4 years ago

160) New!! Pet.: Demand Air France Stop Transporting Monkeys to Laboratories http://forcechange.com/63451/demand-air-france-stop-transporting-monkeys-to-laboratories/#.UWfAKFYTV-Q.care2

Target: CEO of Air France

Goal: Demand Air France stop transporting Monkeys to be used for animal testing in laboratories

Air France is one of the “largest traffickers of Primates in the world,” transporting monkeys to laboratories all over the globe. Air France is one of the only major airlines that has not yet refused to transport Monkeys to be used for animal testing. The animals endure a painful journey before arriving at a laboratory where they will be used for testing until they are killed.

These Monkeys are captured from the wild & taken from their families before being stuffed into a small, dark crate & shipped across the world. They then reach their destination at a testing laboratory, where the worst part of their suffering will occur. They will be used to test all kinds of products, from vaccines or medicines to makeup or shampoo….

Samir N.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/132864453/3562648

Source: Katka O.

 

4 years ago

Ay yi yi, those poor chimps! I did email the R & R group at the end of signing. On the page on which they ask us if we want the petition printed or emailed, they had the doctor's name and the Institute...however they left a "t" out of institute. In my experience, not a good idea to have faulty proofreading on that kind of document; especially when it's the name of the place you're sending a petition to! Anyway, caught up.

4 years ago
157) New!! Pet.: Release the Elders https://secure3.convio.net/neavs/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=108

Release elder Chimpanzees in U.S. laboratories!!!

Sign the Project R&R Petition to the Director of the Nat.l Institutes of Health (NIH), Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. The NIH is the top Gov.t institution who oversees the federally funded facilities that hold the oldest known chimpanzees in research. Please ask Dr. Collins to immediately release the elder chimpanzees into permanent sanctuary so that they may enjoy their remaining years, months, or even days in the relative peace & freedom of sanctuary before they die.

4 years ago
156) New!!! Pet. End Chimpanzee Research in Canada http://neavs.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=Petition_CanSolidarity

Canada is home to the Fauna Foundation—the only Chimpanzee sanctuary in Canada–& the 1st sanctuaries to rescue Chimpanzees from U.S. laboratories, & the 1st sanctuary to accept HIV-infected Chimpanzees. Citizens of Canada can continue this tradition of helping Chimpanzees by signing the petition to prohibit Research on Chimpanzees in Canadaadding Canada to the growing list of countries like Belgium, Balearic Islands, Austria, Japan, Australia, Sweden, the Netherlands, New Zealand & the UK that have already banned or limited the use of Chimpanzees in research.

Project R&R’s investigations (as well as information from Canadian animal protection groups) have turned up only 2 recent studies involving Chimpanzees, which likely rely on the use of biological samples from the U.S. However, in the absence of a country-wide ban, it is possible that private companies may be using Chimpanzees or that the use of biological samples from U.S. Chimpanzees could be more prevalent than known. To date, there is no indication that living Chimpanzees are currently being used in Canadian research. However, complete info. is not available.

 

4 years ago
155) New!! Pet.: World Solidarity Petition http://neavs.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=Petition_NonUS_RR

While other nations have enacted bans & limitations on the use of Chimpanzees & other Great Apes in research, the U.S. remains the single largest user of Chimpanzees in the world.

Project R&R works for the release & restitution of all Chimpanzees in U.S. labs. In solidarity with U.S. efforts, organizations & individuals from countries around the globe can help. Please sign the following action items & show your support today! Thank you.

4 years ago
Sign Petitions to End Chimpanzee Research & Support the World Solidarity Campaign

Chimpanzees are humankind's closest genetic relative, sharing 98% of our DNA. An estimated 1,000 Chimpanzees are currently held in U.S. laboratories, of which some 735 are Gov.t owned or supported.


Watch Video!! Release Chimpanzees http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROOtB1dlfQQ&feature=player_embedded

For decades Chimpanzees have suffered & died in U.S. laboratories – unnecessarily.

Chimpanzee research to benefit human health has proven unnecessary & unproductive.

Chimpanzees deserve release from laboratories & restitution in sanctuary. 

4 years ago
152) New!! Pet.: Save The Spider Monkeys In Central America!  http://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ars/petition/SpiderMonkeys

Please sign the petition asking the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature to find a solution to the impending Spider Monkey extinction.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3555835

4 years ago

signed # 147/148/149

 

4 years ago
149) New!! Pet.: Restore the Animal Welfare Act http://www.thepetitionsite.com/353/713/344/restore-the-animal-welfare-act/

Restoring the original Animal Welfare Act will protect rats, mice, & birds will eliminate poorly conducted scientific experiments and testing. This will improve science, bolster the economy in the long-term, and stop taxpayers from funding wasteful research. Please contact your Senators & tell them  to support House bill (HR 6693) restore the original intent of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). SOURCE: http://aldf.org/article.php?id=2280

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3553248

4 years ago
147) New!! Pet.: Stop Funding to Huntingdon Life Science Laboratories http://www.thepetitionsite.com/463/326/348/stop-funding-to-huntingdon-life-science-laboratories/

Huntingdon Life Science is Europe's most exposed animal testing laboratory & have been filmed cutting open Monkeys while still alive, punching animals in the face, falsifying experimental test data & flouting regulations on a regular basis. As a company that claims to achieve excellence & reliability in drug research, I am surprised to learn that you contract experiments inside a laboratory that has had their license revoked & exposed falsifying test data for clients. I would like to use this opportunity to request that you cease your contracts with this horrendous laboratory & invest in more reliable sources of data research.

SOURCE: http://www.kinshipcircle.org/action_center/pdf/1968.pdf

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3550749

 

4 years ago
146) New!! Pet.: Ban all Animal Testing for Cosmetics in the US! http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Ban_all_animal_testing_for_cosmetics_in_the_US/

Target: President Barack Obama - The European Union is set to ban sale of animal tested cosmetics from March 11 this year. This ban will include toothpaste & shampoo. Earlier this year, Israel also passed a ban on animal testing. It is now time for the US to ban animal testing on cosmetics. 94% of all animal testing is done for the sake of makeup, toiletries & household cleansers. This needless torture which involves burning, blinding, maiming & killing dogs, cats, bunnies & mice is absolutely unconscionable & must end. We can’t call ourselves a humane nation until we stop these institutionalized practices of animal cruelty.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3549267 

4 years ago
144) New!! Pet.: Stop Primate Torture at University of Minnesota   http://forcechange.com/61556/stop-primate-torture-at-university-of-minnesota/#gf_1

Goal: Cut funding that goes towards cruel experimentation on Primates - At the University of Minnesota, drug-addicted Primates are currently dying slow & painful deaths in small cages. These intelligent mammals are subjected to cruel testing & experiments so that scientists can research the effects of drug-addiction. Scientists forcibly train these Primates to self-administer drugs by withholding food from them until they take the drug. Victims of this depraved research suffer from addiction & withdrawal symptoms including seizures, loss of muscle coordination, trouble breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, heart-attacks, strokes, hallucinations, & even death. Many are euthanized when they are found to be too unruly or too sick to be useful for the experiments anymore!!

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3545524


5 years ago
141) New!! Pet.: Ask Christina Aguilera to Stop Testing on Animals for her Fragrance Line  http://forcechange.com/57925/ask-christina-aguilera-to-stop-testing-on-animals-for-her-fragrance-line/
Target: Christina Aguilera & her partners at Proctor & Gamble

Animal test subjects undergo painful procedures such as being repeatedly injected with substances to determine how fatal they are. For fragrance animal testing, animals are usually shaved & smeared with various chemical concoctions to see what sorts of skin reactions occur. Many experience painful rashes & scabs & are often killed in the process. The USA no longer requires animal testing for cosmetic & beauty products, which indicates that companies who continue to conduct tests on animals are doing so by choice, likely to save money.

Christina Aguilera is a pop icon & her product lines are extremely popular. Consumers deserve to know the truth about these products. Ask Christina Aguilera to stop testing on animals for her fragrance line.

Nicole W.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/740190243/3530305
5 years ago
140) New!! Pet.: Urge China Eastern Airlines to Stop Transporting Primates for Research http://www.thepetitionsite.com/498/820/990/urge-china-eastern-ailines-to-stop-transporting-primates-for-research/

Thousands of Monkeys originating from breeding farms in China are shipped to North America to be used in Research Laboratories to suffer cruel & inhumane experiments. They are ripped from their family groups, packed into small wooden crates & travel as cargo of passenger airlines where they can endure inadequate ventilation, noise, temperature fluctuations & delays en route as they are shipped on extremely long journey for research experiments across the Pacific Ocean. Other Chinese airlines have banned the transport of non-human primates. China Eastern Airlines is now the only Chinese airlines still engaged in the cruel trade of transporting Primates for research.  Urge China Eastern Airlines to ban Primate shipments on their aircraft. Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3526166

 

5 years ago
139) New!! Pet.: Praise Congo’s Creation of New National Park that will Protect Critically Endangered Species http://forcechange.com/56859/praise-congos-creation-of-new-national-park-that-will-protect-critically-endangered-species/

The Rep. of the Congo recently declared a new Nat.l Park that will protect numerous crucial animal populations including Gorillas & Elephants. The park deserves our praise. There are currently 4 known Sub-Species of Gorilla: Mountain Gorillas, Eastern Lowland Gorillas, Western Lowland Gorillas & Cross River Gorillas: all Critically Endangered. Ntokou-Pikounda Nat.l Park, covers 4,572 sq. kilometers (1,765 sq. miles) & contains an estimated 15,000 Gorillas, 800 Elephants, & 950 Chimpanzees. Over 11% of the nat.l territory is protected by nat.l parks, one of the most significant conservation efforts in the world.  In 2008 the Wildlife Conservation Service discovered a population of some 125,000 Western Lowland Gorillas, & the 15,000 within Ntokou-Pikounda are the core population of this group, ensuring the survival of the Species. Gorillas in the area are in constant danger as the result of being hunted for bushmeat & the persistent spread of the Ebola virus. The WCS has been actively working to develop vaccinations for Ebola & also to find alternative food sources for those groups of people who rely on hunting them for sustenance. Pls thank the Republic of the Congo for its continued effort to save vital & endangered species from further decline & hardship. Their persistent commitment to conservation should be an example for the rest of the world.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3526163
5 years ago
136) New!! Pet.: Stop Trapping & Selling Wild Rhesus Monkeys in Florida http://forcechange.com/57012/stop-trapping-and-selling-wild-rhesus-monkeys-in-florida/    Goal: Prohibit the trapping of wild Rhesus Monkeys for use in laboratories in North Central Florida’s Silver River area
Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3525537
5 years ago
135) New!! Pet.: Stop Vivisection!! http://www.mesopinions.com/petition/animaux/stop-vivisection/9579  Sir, the President of the Republic, I would send you this letter, together with a petition to you to express my indignation, and that humans still have a heart. I am outraged that France, practice vivisection.
Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3521920  
5 years ago

132) New!! Pet.: Tell The Ticket Clinic to Drop Its Cruel Chimpanzee Ad https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4555

The law firm The Ticket Clinic is airing an ad featuring the company's owner, Mark Gold, holding a young chimpanzee who is wearing a suit. Chimpanzees & other Great Apes used for entertainment are taken away from their mothers shortly after birth, which traumatizes both mother & baby & deprives the infants of their most critical social & emotional needs. As the young apes grow, trainers typically subject them to physical & psychological abuse in order to ensure that they will perform confusing, unnatural behaviors on cue. By the time apes reach approximately 8 years of age, they are too strong to be safely handled & are often discarded at wretched roadside zoos or other substandard facilities. Chimpanzees can live into their 60s, so life after "retirement" from the entertainment industry often means decades spent in appalling conditions, sometimes in solitary confinement. A number of companies, including Great Clips, Pizza Factory, Pfizer, Dodge, & Capital One, recently pulled ads featuring Chimpanzees after learning about this issue, & they immediately pledged never to feature apes in future ads.

Video: Ticket Clinic Chimp Commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT2U5OpUkJ0

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3519557

 

5 years ago
131) New!! Pet.: Stop the cruel Mauritius Monkey trade! http://petition.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_the_cruel_Mauritius_monkey_trade_4/?aHqawab

Source: Cristina M.     

5 years ago
130) New!! Pet.: Ask Fast-Food Chain to Stop Using Chimps in Commercials http://forcechange.com/54108/ask-fast-food-chain-to-stop-using-chimps-in-commercials/ A recent advertisement for fast-food chain Steak ‘n Shake features a tuxedo-wearing chimpanzee. While this may seem silly and harmless enough, chimps in the entertainment industry are often subject to abuse and abandonment. Stand up for the rights of chimpanzees–sign the petition asking Steak ‘n Shake to pull the ad in question and pledge to stop using chimpanzees in its advertisements.
Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3519555  

5 years ago
128) New!! Pet.: Pledge Not to Buy Products Made by Procter & Gamble http://forcechange.com/53924/pledge-not-to-buy-products-made-by-procter-and-gamble/ It’s shocking how many products Procter&Gamble manufacturers & consequently, how much money it makes, & yet it still hasn’t managed to find the funds to develop entirely sustainable products. Procter&Gamble even brags on its site about its “billion dollar brands,” the products that generate more than $1 billion in profits annually. Not one of the products on the list is free of toxins. To name a few, Gain & Tide, laundry detergents that contain high levels of 1,4-dioxane, which is a synthetic petrochemical carcinogen. Pantene & Head & Shoulders, products that are tested on animals, contain pesticides & other petroleum-derived chemicals. And Dawn dish soap contains petroleum-based ingredients, artificial colors & other undisclosed chemicals. We can no longer let Procter&Gamble profit off of our willingness to buy products that are toxic. Let’s stand together & pledge not to buy any products made by Procter & Gamble. With obesity, asthma, cancer, infertility, birth defects, allergies & many other health problems proven to be related to the chemicals we use in our homes & put on our bodies, it’s an insult to us that Procter&Gamble has made little more than pathetic attempts to be eco-conscious. It’s simple, if a product can’t be made without doing harm to the environment or people, then don’t make it. The time of compromising the planet for profits has passed & no amount of self-serving lies about how sustainable a few of Procter&Gamble’s products are will make us believe otherwise. Procter&Gamble earns billions of dollars a year. The board of directors could stand to shave a million or two off their salaries if it means the planet & their customers will be healthier.

It’s time for Corporations to start paying for their actions by having consumers stop paying for their products. For a full listing of Procter&Gamble’s products, go to http://www.pg.com/en_US/brands/index.shtml. Let’s stand together & either shut this toxic corporation down, or force it to change its corrupt business practices. All we have to do is educate ourselves on what products Procter&Gamble manufacturers, & then pledge not to buy them.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3520621  

5 years ago

126) New!! Pet.: Congratulate Airline for Stopping the Shipment of Primates for Animal Testing http://forcechange.com/52230/congratulate-airline-for-stopping-the-shipment-of-primates-for-animal-testing/
Target: United Airlines President  - Thank United Airlines for its decision to no longer ship Primates to labs that conduct animal testing!
Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3515415  

5 years ago
123) New!! Pet.: Tell United Airlines to Stop Shipping Primates for Research  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/444/821/971/tell-united-airlines-to-stop-shipping-primates-for-research/

United Airlines is involved with transporting nonhuman Primates destined for use in research laboratories to suffer cruel & inhumane experiments. Packed into small wooden crates & travel as cargo in the holds on passenger airlines, Monkeys can endure inadequate ventilation, noise, temperature fluctuations & delays en route as they are shipped on extremely long journey for research experiments.

Other major airlines, incl. Air Canada, Air China, American, Delta, Lufthansa, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic & many others have already abandoned this cruel practice. Urge United Airlines to stop transporting Primates for research.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3510430  

5 years ago

Tu esfuerzo y gran labor merece todo nuestro reconocimiento, querida Michela.

Eres una gran persona.

Abrazos, amiga.

5 years ago
118) New!! Pet.: Tell NYU Medical Center to STOP Animal Experiments http://www.thepetitionsite.com/317/296/920/tell-nyu-medical-center-to-stop-animal-experiments/

1000's of NYU laboratory animals died during Hurricane Sandy- they were left in basement laboratories to drown. During disasters which involve power failure, laboratory animals die of heat stroke, fire & drowning with no means to escape. Animals are simply abandoned like expendable equipment. The research facility clearly violated the Animal Welfare Act by failing to provide the availability of emergency, weekend, & holiday care- instead left the animals to die trapped in basement laboratories. We ask that NYU Langone Medical Center & School of Medicine stop using research animals at the facility & shift from animal experiments to in-vitro tests, human-based studies, & other modern scientific methods.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3497856
5 years ago
117) New!! Pet.: Stop Proctor & Gamble from torturing & testing their products on animals http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Stop_P_G_form_torturing_testing_their_products_on_animals/ Stop the torture of animals by Proctor & Gamble, they are testing & torturing animals needlessly. It is cruel & unconscionable. Pls stop them for the sake of these poor creatures. They are blinded, burned, operated on and left open, alive for observation etc. Proctor & Gamble is guilty of injuring, torturing, sadistic practices & inhumane treatment of animals. There is absolutely no need what so ever. They are being tortured for shampoo products etc. It has been proven there is no need to test on animals for the products they supply the public with. End the torture! There are many good products in

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3495962

 

very sad article about Bornea
5 years ago

Borneo may lose half its orangutans to deforestation, hunting, and plantations

http://www.enn.com/wildlife/article/45212

 

This isn't really new, but its one more motivation for me.....

5 years ago

109 thru 116 all signed  Michela for the news and videos

 

5 years ago

116) New!! Pet.: Air India Backtracks, Flies Animals to Labs http://action.petaasiapacific.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=110&ea.campaign.id=17497

Earlier this year, PETA India contacted Air India to urge the company to stop transporting animals to laboratories to be used in experiments. After a face-to-face meeting, Air India promised in writing that it would refuse requests to transport animals to laboratories. But now, because of pressure from animal experimenters, Air India has backtracked on the ban & resumed shipping animals for use in cruel laboratory experiments.
In one recent experiment in India, male beagles had their legs cut open so that transmitters could be inserted into them, had tubes forced into their penises, & were repeatedly injected with experimental drugs. Young dogs in Indian laboratories are commonly poisoned to death in toxicity tests after being force-fed chemicals for months on end. Many leading international airlines have full or partial restrictions on shipping animals to laboratories. Just among the Int.l Air Transportation Association's list of the world's 10 largest cargo carriers, FedEx, UPS, Cathay Pacific, Korean Airlines, & EVA Air prohibit any shipments of animals for experiments; Emirates, Singapore Airlines, & China Airlines won't ship Primates to laboratories; & Lufthansa has banned shipments of cats, dogs, & primates destined for laboratories. Pls tell Air India that you won't fly with the airline so long as it transports animals for use in experiments & urge authorities to bring back the ban now.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3494113  

5 years ago
115) New!! Pet.: Enforce Retirement Guidelines & More Sanctuaries for Lab Chimpanzees http://forcechange.com/44546/enforce-retirement-guidelines-and-more-sanctuaries-for-lab-chimpanzees/

Target: Health and Human Services - Today, there are over 900 Chimpanzees in laboratories. Only 10-20% of them are actually being used in active research. The rest are held captive in cramped laboratory cages simply for financial gain. Pls ensure that these intelligent creatures are allowed to retire in safe sanctuaries where they can spend the rest of their lives in peace. Take Billy Jo as an example. He lived in a laboratory for 14 years, enduring 289 dart shots filled with anesthetics. He has suffered through HIV infections, liver biopsies, & many more horrific acts, which, in the end, had no benefit to human welfare or scientific knowledge. Years of psychological, emotional, & physical torture made him sick & depressed. He was finally rescued when the laboratory veterinarian realized that Billy Jo could not take any more suffering. However, there are many more Chimpanzees that are not as “lucky.”  When Billy Jo was finally rescued & put in a sanctuary, he lived there happily for 9 years – waving at visitors, creating artwork, eating fruits, & enjoying the freedom that he never had before. Chimpanzees are highly intelligent & emotional living beings that deserve the freedom & right to live in a safe, healthy, & happy environment. Pls ensure that these laboratory Chimpanzees are given a fair retirement & safe haven.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3494305

 

5 years ago
114) New!! Pet.: Free Wenka and the Elders! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/free-wenka-and-the-elders/ Target: Yerkes Nat.l Primate Research Center- Atlanta -  57 years in a lab & still counting.......... Wenka was born to lab parents in 1954. When you think of the fifties, you think of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, & James Brown. These performers have long passed, yet Wenka still sits in a concrete prison four decades later. Wenka is the oldest known Chimpanzee in a U.S. lab, & during her lifetime she has been used in studies that include alcohol, oral contraceptives, aging, & cognitive studies at Yerkes Nat.l Primate Research Center in Atlanta. During her lifetime she has had her babies taken away, she has had cell-mates she has bonded with come & go, but for the most part she has had a sad solitary life.

The suffering of Chimpanzees & other animals used for research is not limited to what goes on in actual experiments. Their day-to-day existence in a laboratory is traumatic in itself. Chimpanzees experience ongoing mental & physical suffering from the endless boredom, confinement, & fear & stress of daily laboratory life. Former employees at Yerkes say that Wenka suffers from severe stress. She can be seen rocking back & forth, & is said to have a 1000 mile stare. Wenka has endured enough abuse in the name of science. After 57 years in a cell, & only a few remaining years left, Wenka deserves to be at peace in a Chimpanzee sanctuary.

Source: Evelyn Rees

 

5 years ago
113) New!! Pet.: Seek Justice for Slain Zoo Monkey http://forcechange.com/43055/seek-justice-for-slain-zoo-monkey/
Target: Idaho Judiciary System  Goal: Prosecute the intruders who broke into zoo and killed one of the Monkeys

During a break-in at Zoo Boise in Idaho, 2 intruders killed a male Patas Monkey through blunt force trauma to the head & neck. The monkey was a favorite among many of the children that visited the zoo. On the night of the break in, the Patas monkey’s distress call alerted a security guard. The guard investigated, & found 2 males fleeing from the primate exhibit. Unfortunately, by that time the monkey had already been fatally injured. The Monkey died several hours later despite the zoo veterinarian’s best attempts to save him. The situation is especially tragic because the remaining Patas Monkey is the only one of his Species at the zoo. Zoo Boise will have to send the remaining Monkey to another zoo. Monkeys are highly social animals, & it would be inhumane to keep the remaining monkey without a companion. Unfortunately, there are remarkably few Patas monkeys in captivity, so finding the monkey a new home will be difficult.

Despite police investigation, the 2 intruders have not been caught. Since nothing was stolen, &no other animals were injured, the intruders’ motivation is unclear. It is shocking to the police & zoo staff that anyone would want to harm the animals. Ask that the intruders be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law upon their capture. This is a senseless crime that has left one animal dead, & another without a home or his long-time companion.

Source: Evelyn R.


 

5 years ago
112) New!! Pet.: Tell Air France to Stop Transporting Research Primates http://www.thepetitionsite.com/374/227/965/tell-air-france-to-stop-transporting-research-primates/

Target: Air France-KLM, CEO - Thousands of monkeys originating in countries such as Mauritius, China, Vietnam, Cambodia & Barbados are transported by Air France to Europe & the USA to research laboratories to suffer cruel & inhumane experiments. They are ripped from their family groups, packed into small wooden crates & travel as cargo in the holds on passenger airlines where they can endure inadequate ventilation, noise, temperature fluctuations & delays en route as they are shipped on extremely long journey for research experiments. Air France is now the only major European passenger airline still engaged in the cruel trade of transporting Primates for research. Urge Air France to stop transporting Primates for research.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3485770  

5 years ago
111) New!! Pet.: Stop Using Sick Chimpanzees In Laboratory Research http://forcechange.com/41937/stop-using-sick-chimpanzees-in-laboratory-research/

Target: The Director of the Nat.l Inst. of Health; Goal: Ensure all sick Chimpanzees retired from federal research centers are allowed to live out the rest of their days at sanctuaries

The U.S. remains the only industrialized nation in the world to use live Chimpanzees in invasive research experiments. While the Nat.l Institutes of Health’s (NIH) decision to retire 110 federally owned Chimpanzees from invasive experiments at first seemed like a victory for these intelligent & beautiful creatures, the actual fate of most of these animals can hardly be considered retirement at all. Only 10 Chimpanzees released from the New Iberia Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana will be sent to a sanctuary to live out their final years in peace. The other 100 are currently doomed to spend their last days at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, where they may still be used as subjects in non-invasive research. These Chimpanzees have already lived through a lifetime of mistreatment & torture–much of it ultimately unnecessary to the development of science & medicine. Many are already afflicted with chronic illnesses like epilepsy & renal failure. They aren’t the only sick animals doomed to spend their final years being probed & abused by human scientists. A new study published in the journal Alternatives to Laboratory Animals reveals that 64% of Chimpanzees who die in research facilities suffer from severe chronic illnesses for years before they finally succumb to them. Research scientists should know better than to force sick animals to remain in laboratories where they will be of little or no use to scientific study. Institute new policies that will allow all sick laboratory Chimpanzees to retire to sanctuaries, not private research facilities!

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3484712  

5 years ago
105) New!! Pet.: How is this legal? http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/no-more-suffering-in-labs/

Target: The President of U.S.A, The Prime Minister of The U.K

I am calling on the leaders of our Countries to ban all animal testing, to strengthen animal rights laws and to make a world treaty on animal rights.

Source: Martina Z.  
5 years ago
103) New!! Pet.: Non Animal Research!! http://www.tierrechte.de/petition-kompetenzzentrum-statt-tierversuche
leave Bundesland: blank ; Stadt: your City, Country (It’s accepted even if you are not German)
The Animal Welfare Act provides: animal tests should only be performed if it does not have animal-free methods, the test applications and are ethically acceptable. The collected signatures will be handed over to policy makers expected during the parliamentary consultations on the implementation of the EU Directive on animal experiments.
Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3469913  
5 years ago

13)  Tell Bristol-Myers Squibb to Stop Testing on Animals!
Be a voice for the animals suffering in Bristol-Myers Squibb laboratories. Urge Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO Lamberto Andreotti to implement the recommendations outlined by PETA in a recently submitted shareholder resolution immediately.
Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3073947

5 years ago

Signed. Thanks Michela. Why do these schools keep using animals when there are more accurate cruelty-free test procedures?

5 years ago

All signed and noted!! Thank you!

In response to: Another experiment adds to the ever-mounting evidence that humans aren’t special at all. Actually humans ARE special!! Special in the fact that we are the only animals on the planet who are greedy, materialistic, purposefully destroy the planet, watch our OWN SPECIES die of hunger and dehydration and do nothing about it, and much, much more (negative) things. So yeah, just TRY and tell ME I am not special!!

 

5 years ago

80) New!! Pet. Demand Harvard Medical School Stop Experiments on Monkeys  http://forcechange.com/32021/demand-harvard-medical-school-stop-experiments-on-monkeys/ The experiments performed by Harvard medical school are highly questionable. The head research of the project, Dean P. Jones stated that the purpose of the study with the marmosets is to find solutions to physical weaknesses seen in older people. Jones states that it is easier to monitor the marmosets’ growth due to their short life span & that the study is not dangerous for the primates. However, the experiment constantly has the marmosets in tubes when they are being scanned to monitor and measure body composition.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3445886


Lab chimp speaks his own language
5 years ago

It seems to me scientists are often behind the times. Of course animals have their own language.
We have a cat to which we talk a lot. And ... it miaows to us. We have real conversations, which surprised the vets my husband went to last week. The cat miaowed , my husband talked to it and when it felt good enough, it started purring.
No doubt apes can communicate and have their own language.

5 years ago

Noted the news and signed the petitions with personal comments. And I love all the photos!!!

5 years ago

Michela all your animal photos are so touching and lovely. Thanks for sharing them.

Thank you my Michela
5 years ago

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CHIMPANZEES/GORILLAS/OtherPRIMATES: 72Pet. New!!!
5 years ago
71) New!! Urge Air China to Stop Transporting Monkeys  http://forcechange.com/26780/urge-air-china-to-stop-transporting-monkeys/

Target: Air China; Goal: Stop the inhumane transport of Monkeys from China to the USA

Air China remains one of the few major Airlines that still transports Monkeys via airplane. These animals are often taken from their natural environments to be shipped the long distance to laboratories in the USA where they are used as research subjects. Other Monkeys are bred in captivity for their entire lives, living in cramped factory farms, raised only to be used in experiments.

Air China has been cited 4 times this year alone for violating United States animal welfare laws. Clearly, they do not care about the state of these animals. The long flights can often be traumatizing for the Monkeys, who are crammed in small wooden crates & transported in the cargo holds of planes. Monkeys are highly intelligent creatures & share the same feelings of fear, boredom, depression & loneliness that humans do. It is unfair to treat our fellow beings this way & subject them to such conditions.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3412294

'Dangerous' chimp
5 years ago

I really see no reason at all why a chimp had to be killed. It should have been tranquilized. To me, the dangerous one is certainly not the chimp.

The legendary Jane Goodall
5 years ago

Thank you for the wonderufl video. Of course we consume much too much, we destroy our planet in many different ways... Jane Goodall awakens people's awareness in a wonderful way.

5 years ago

Jane's journey-trailer is absolutely heart-warming. It really makes you feel close to apes.

5 years ago

I can hghly recommend Jane's Journey having watched it at a special viewing in Amsterdam attented by Jane Goodall. 

CHIMPANZEES/GORILLAS/OtherPRIMATES: 70Pet. New!!!
5 years ago

70) New!! Tell United Airlines To Say No To Shipping Research Animals  http://forcechange.com/25705/tell-united-airlines-to-say-no-to-shipping-research-animals/

Target: United Airlines CEO Jeffrey Smisek

Goal: Don’t bow to pressure to ship research animals from the Biotech Industry & Continental Airlines

United Airlines has always refused to ship research animals, such as Primates, in their planes. But their recent merger with Continental Airlines, as well as pressure from the Biotech Industry, has them reconsidering their policy. Tell United Airlines to stand strong & refuse to take any part in the brutal (& USELESS) practice of animal testing.

  Cher:  http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3404481
5 years ago

Up to date on petitions. *thanks2*



Here's a site to click to Feed Orphaned Chimps and Save the Rainforest

http://www.redjellyfish.com/wildlifeconservation.html

CHIMPANZEES/GORILLAS/OtherPRIMATES: 63Pet. New!!!
5 years ago

63) New!! Prevent Oil Companies from Extracting Oil in Virunga National Park  http://forcechange.com/24489/prevent-oil-companies-from-extracting-oil-in-virunga-national-park/

3 Big Oil Companies–Soco, Total, & Ophir Energy planning to begin oil extraction in Virunga National Park in the Dem. Republic of Congo. These plans entail seismic tests, forest clearing, underground drilling, installation of oil pipelines, & significant human presence. The proposed areas allocated to oil concessions cover 85% of the park’s land. All of these factors would be harmful to the vast & diverse wildlife that inhabits the park.

More individual Species live in Virunga National Park than almost any other place in the world: more than 200 mammal Species, 22 kinds of Primates, 700 types of Birds; many Endangered Species: Chimpanzees, Hippos, Forest Elephants, & Mountain Gorillas (only 786 individuals remain in the Dem.Rep.of Congo, Uganda, & Rwanda). Some of these Species live exclusively in Virunga National Park, such as the rare & beautiful Okapi, the forest giraffe. Funds raised by Mountain Gorilla ecotourism are used to pay for conservation efforts & local community projects. 30,000 local residents make their livelihoods from fishing in the park. In addition to harming wildlife, damaging the park with oil extraction could cause socio-economic tension & crime. The Dem. Rep. of the Congo has outlawed environmentally harmful activities in protected areas, which include Virunga National Park. The Ministry of the Environment has ordered the suspension of oil exploration efforts while they conduct an environmental assessment of potential damage.

  Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3396531
CHIMPANZEES/GORILLAS/OtherPRIMATES: 58Pet. New!!!
5 years ago

58) New!! Help Stop the Return of Maternal Deprivation Studies to UW-Madison

http://www.all-creatures.org/alert/alert-20120527.html

Since my first Thesis at the Interpreters' School, prepared on the Texts of the American Embassy Library in Rome, I was horrified by this kind of “Scientific(??)” Experiments!!! That occurred in 1969!!!! ARE WE STEPPING BACKWARDS????!!!! Michela

Maternal deprivation -- crushing a monkey’s spirit by raising him or her without a nurturing caregiver -- was invented & promoted by UW-Madison’s Harry Harlow & his students in the 1970s & 80s. Harlow’s experiments with maternal deprivation are widely acknowledged as being profoundly cruel. We must work together to prevent the return of the infamous Harry Harlow maternal deprivation studies that included rearing infant macaques in isolation chambers for up to 24 months, from which they emerged severely disturbed. This is a giant moral step backwards!!

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3378978

Isolated monkeys show severe persistent psychopathological behaviors similar to those seen in autistic children.


5 years ago

Oh Dear Mic!  It is quite hard to keep up with you!  Think I am up-to-date...always get the ones on the news stories I note, but your video and photos are just so SPECIAL.  Gives me Wet eyes!

You work so tirelessly and while I think I am doing a great job signing petitions I come here and am extremely HUMBLE to see all of your Hard work! 

Sadly, Hun, I can't star you right now, but you DESERVE ALL OF THE STARS IN THE HEAVENS for all that you do!

Thank you so very much!

5 years ago

Thank you Michela for reminding us that we all have mothers and that we are all related. :)

SIGNED!
5 years ago

thru 52 signed! As for #53, my representatives in govt support anti-vivisection legislation so i need not convince them -- in addition, the petition itself did not show up -- probably because i need to be registered with site -- at present, do not have time to register -- made note to register with them in near future.

5 years ago

Signed 3 more. Watched the Jane Goodall video

Here's a link to the lecture she gave at Leyden (Leiden) University in the Netherlands which I attented:

http://weblectures.leidenuniv.nl/mediasite/Viewer/?peid=c87349a23f6b4bc0afb79defed3b5e5c

CHIMPANZEES/GORILLAS/OtherPRIMATES: 52Pet. New!!!
5 years ago

52) New!! Help end experiments on Primates Looking into the face of a primate, it's hard not to feel a sense of familiarity. Many Australians would assume that these intelligent animals, who share so many similarities with us are protected from cruelty. But sadly, hundreds of Primates are still used in research & experimentation in Australia. Not only are there 3 tax-payer funded primate breeding Centres in Australia, Australian Gov.t also permits the import of primates for research -- which undercover investigations revealed may underpin the brutal & Illegal Practice of capturing infant Primates from the wild. Animal experimentation is increasingly recognized as unreliable & inhumane, with many scientists looking to safer, non-animal alternatives. Experimentation on Primates in Australia is not only cruel & unnecessary, it is linked to illegal wild capture & the decline of threatened Species. Source: Cristina M. Primates captured from the wild for research
5 years ago

Dr. Jane Goodall is my hero! She should be on the list of every influential person of the last century!

5 years ago

Thank you for all the tremendous info, Michela.  It will take awhile for me to sort through it all, but appreciate the opp to do so. 

Gorillas
5 years ago

#37 - 47 gladly signed Michela. Fabulous Pictures and Videos!!!
I like what Jane Goodall said above "If we kill off the wild, then we are killing a part of our souls".

Gorillas
5 years ago

Chimpanzees and gorillas deserve our respect and our protection. They are not objects we can torture in laboratories or use as pets.

Gorilolas, orangutans, experiments on monkeys
5 years ago

I have read quite a lot of petitions and I am amazed at the number of tortures, ill-treatments and various abuses monkeys in general are victim of. This is simply incredible, unbelievably cruel. We have almost the same DNA as them but we behave as if they were mere objects, to use and throw away. It's time man learnt to respect them.

CHIMPANZEES/GORILLAS/Other PRIMATES: 44Pet. New!!!!!!!
5 years ago

44) New!! Stop Accidental Primate Deaths at New Jersey Pharmaceutical Lab  Target: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture   Investigate safety conditions & worker training procedures at Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Pennington facility to protect the welfare of its Animal Test subjects.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3150575

5 years ago

Wowie ~ Thank you! Michela for getting all of this information out there, photos, news, videos, and petitions.  Ya caught me on a couple of them, but NOW ALL Up-To-Date!!!  Hugs to you for all of your heard work in providing all of this information for people to just come one place and take care of what needs to be done for our creatures, environment and also learn information! 

CHIMPANZEES & Other PRIMATES 39 Pet. New!!!!
6 years ago
39) New!!  Ban Invasive Research on Great Apes

Ban invasive research on great apes, including Chimpanzees, Bonobos, Gorillas, and Orangutans.

 

There are only 2 countries in the world that conduct invasive research on Chimpanzees: the central African Nation of Gabon and the lone remaining geopolitical (arguably global) Superpower, the United States.

Source: Vicynthia T.

CHIMPANZEES & Other PRIMATES 38 Pet. New!!!!
6 years ago

38) New!! US only!! S. 1324: Captive Primate Safety Act

 

This bill would prohibit Interstate Commerce in Monkeys, Apes & other Primates in the exotic "pet" trade.

Makes it unlawful for a person to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase a live animal of any prohibited wildlife species in interstate or foreign commerce (i.e., for pet trade purposes). Sets forth exceptions to such prohibition, including, under certain conditions, for: (1) transporting a nonhuman primate to or from a veterinarian, (2) transporting a nonhuman primate to a legally designated caregiver as a result of the death of the preceding owner, and (3) transporting a single primate of the genus Cebus that was obtained from & trained by a charitable organization to assist a permanently disabled individual with a severe mobility impairment. Sets forth civil and criminal penalties for violations of the requirements of this Act.

 

Source: Raymond G.

Petitions #10 - #36
6 years ago

Well I finally got some time to catch up and all petitions signed. All the pictures each tell a story, some so sad and others so wonderful. Thank You Michela for all that you are doing in defense of the Chimpanzees. You truly are an inspiration.



This post was modified from its original form on 03 Mar, 19:13
6 years ago

I have signed all these here and elsewhere. I have not bought products tested on animals in decades (well, maybe a box or two of baking soda). There is no need yet lots of suffering.

6 years ago

36) New!! Ask Airlines to Stop Shipping Monkeys to Be Tortured!

Be a voice for the Monkeys who are suffering in the primate trade. Urge airlines that still transport monkeys to U.S. laboratories to join their peers by adopting a formal policy against the transportation of nonhuman Primates for use in experiments.

Video: Imprisoned and Poisoned: A PETA Whistleblower Case

From: Martina Z.

 

 

33 Pet. New!!!!! Chimpanzees and Various Primates
6 years ago

33) New!!  Don’t Support Cosmetic Brands that Conduct Cruel Animal Testing

Many are unaware of the suffering that comes with the products we pick up off of shelves every day. As you read this millions of cats, dogs, monkeys, rats and other animals are in small cages with eyes full of terror, lonely and waiting for a barbaric death. These animals become neurotic, swaying back and forth, spinning in circles and mutilating themselves. The sad part is, as far as testing for cosmetics goes, these animals are tortured for our superficiality. Each of our individual lives are abundant with choices that can either support or inhibit the tragic fate of these innocent animals.

In these labs animals are often skinned, blinded, suffer seizures, and have holes drilled into their skulls.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3108275

 

6 years ago

Signed all, noted,shared(Facebook, Twitter, Digg, My space)

Thank you Michela, for all you doing to help the animals

I am shame to say I am from human species, when you see what our species doing to other

EARTHLINGS............



This post was modified from its original form on 18 Feb, 18:19
6 years ago

Thank you Michela - went through the top and will have to return to get the bottom 4-5.  Why don't they just leave these special creatures alone for Cotten Picken Sake!  Mm

DONE!
6 years ago

All 32 signed! This is so heartbreaking, there are no words to best describe....let's just make them STOP and give these animals the care and comfort they so deserve!

6 years ago

26) New!!  Help Provide Captive Chimpanzees the Same Protections As Wild Ones
Since 1976 the Endangered Species Act has protected wild Chimpanzees, while captive Chimpanzees are excluded from the same protection. Not protecting captive Chimpanzees encourages the illegal trade of wild Chimpanzees, it is partly because of this that the population of chimpanzees around the world has been falling. We need to take action now and protect all Chimpanzees.
Wild chimpanzees are at risk for being captured and sold into captivity, where they are used for entertainment, pets, and product testing. This treatment is inhumane. The capture and captivity of wild Chimpanzees prevents the recovery of their Species. By including captive Chimpanzees in the Endangered Species Act we can help protect all Chimpanzees.

Cher:  http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3094916

6 years ago

20) New!! Pet. Tell CareerBuilder to STOP Abusing Chimpanzees
Urge the company to follow the lead of other companies by agreeing to pull its ad campaign featuring Chimpanzees.
Please Don't Air Another Chimpanzee Ad!

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3086498

6 years ago

Thanks Michela for sisitematic work, focusing on primates.

 

 Specially  stressing to hear about drilling in Gorila habitat. I tought it was

 forbidden. Signing for our relatives.

11)Pet. New!!! Chimpanzees and Various Primates
6 years ago

11) New!!  Ask Philippines Resort to Relinquish Chained Monkey Now!
A helpless Rhesus Macaque monkey named Frieda is chained to a pole between two trees without constant access to water and food or adequate protection from the elements. Light foliage is the only separation between her and the extreme weather conditions.
Maria: http://www.care2.com/news/member/951765832/2891669

10)Pet. New!!! Chimpanzees and Various Primates
6 years ago

7) New!! Pet: Demand a Permanent Ban on Invasive Chimpanzee Research

In the past, scientists urged the use of chimps in labs since their genetic makeup is similar to humans. However, the Jane Goodall Institute has concluded that Chimps have proven to be poor models for human cell research because the differences in their DNA results in large differences in the behavior of diseases. These Chimps must face sickening tests while undergoing disease research which includes tubes being forced down chimps’ throats for experimental drugs to be pumped into their stomachs; infant monkeys being ripped away from their mothers in order to record the psychological trauma done to these social animals when left alone at a young age; holes drilled into their skulls for electrodes to be placed on their brains; and many other disgusting attempts at understanding humans. Research has shown that 90% of chimps in labs display depression, anxiety, and self-mutilation after suffering physical and psychological abuse and social isolation.
The U.S. military confirmed they will be ending their cruel monthly training experiments on apes that included exposure to anthrax, botulism, bubonic plague, & nerve agents.

 

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3067802

CHIMPANZEES and Other Primates: 286Pet.
6 years ago
| TAKE ACTION

Chimpanzees 1) U.S. only!!   SupportTheGreat ApeProtection&CostSavingsAct

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoWs8qVESdE (also Orangutans are kept in prisons)


 

2) Cruelty free beauty    Chimpanzees  used also

    


 3)  Urge the Government to protect captive Chimpanzees

 

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