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In India, Ursine Rights Finally Brought to Bear: The End of Bear Dancing
World  (tags: end of dancing bears, animal welfare groups, indian bears, tortured, sanctuary, freedom, laws )

- 3345 days ago -
Animal rights activists are celebrating as the final curtain is drawn on India's ancient dancing bear industry, a practice in which sloth bears are beaten and tortured into dancing to earn money for handlers and entertain crowds.
RED ALERT - Irish Amendment Bill for the EU Lisbon Treaty /Takeover Proof (Video)
World  (tags: EU, Lisbon Treaty, dishonesty, laws )

- 3970 days ago -
Anthony Coughlan (National Platform - EU Research and Information Centre) discusses how the Irish Amendment Bill for the Lisbon Treaty that will be voted on in June states clear as day that it will end the Irish constitution...
Foes of Sex Trade Are Stung By the Fall of An Ally
World  (tags: Elliot Spitzer, illegal sex trade, prostitution, wire transfers, shell corporations, crime, laws )

- 3992 days ago -
Human rights groups credit Gov. Eliot Spitzer with what they call the toughest anti-sex-trade law in the nation.
Holland to Ban Magic Mushrooms
World  (tags: Dutch Government, magic mushrooms, illegal, hallucinations, laws )

- 4144 days ago -
The Dutch government said Friday that it will ban the sale of hallucinatory mushrooms, rolling back one element of the country's permissive drug policy after a series of high-profile negative incidents.
A New Convention to Protect Children Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
World  (tags: children, laws, sexual abuse, exploitation )

- 4234 days ago -
Strasbourg, 13.07.2007 -- The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, which represents a major advance in this field.
One Million Signatures Demanding Changes to Discriminatory Laws"
World  (tags: women's rights, laws, peaceful, Iran, freedom, human rights, justice )

- 4321 days ago -
Show your solidarity with Iranian women who are demanding equity and equal protection under the law. In Iran, women face striking legal and economic inequities. Last June, Iranian women launched a grassroots movement to right these inequities...

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