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Students Need Not Despair: There Are Alternatives to Dissecting Real Animals

The Digital Frog

The Digital Frog

 

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Photo:neavs

To motivate students in class to learn it is important to keep them interested in the subject. In the beginning of each school year many students come back from their summer break eager to find out what the new classes will bring (well, most kids would probably prefer a longer summer break but hope for not too boring classes).

Especially in biology and anatomy classes students will learn about how the body functions, if taught right a fascinating subject. Sadly, most schools have not yet learned that there are several humane tools for teaching out there.

“It’s September, and millions of students and educators are back in school—it’s a time of new beginnings. Unfortunately, the new school year will bring a cruel end for millions of animals, including cats, frogs, sharks, fetal pigs, mink, who will be dissected in classroom demonstrations.”

Please read more, sign up for the newsletters of these websites, forward to all teachers and professors, promote these alternatives, spread the word

http://aavs.org/alternatives/dissection/

http://www.animalearn.org/sciencebank.php#.VCpzx0tzFD8

http://www.animalearn.org

http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/virtual_labs/BL_16/BL_16.html

http://www.neavs.org/alternatives/in-education

http://www.digitalfrog.com

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Good News: Wyoming Wolves Protected Under The Endangered Species Act

Photo: Jess Lee

Photo: Jess Lee

It is wonderful to share some good news:

“A federal judge ruled that Wyoming wolves must once again be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Today, it is no longer legal in Wyoming to shoot wolves on sight, chase them down with vehicles, or gas wolf pups in their dens—all of which were permissible under Wyoming’s flawed wolf management scheme.”

You can read more here

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/us/protection-for-wolves-is-restored-in-wyoming.html?_r=0

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/wolf-09-23-2014.html

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California Sprawling Suburbs vs. Mountain Lions (and other animals)

Photo: NWF

Photo: NWF

When people move to the suburbs not only is land taken away from animals, but the infrastructure that makes these places livable and affordable destroy whatever was left for wild animals to survive. The patchwork habitats are clearly not appropriate for survival.

It should be crucial for all planning commissions to take into account the needs of wildlife in the area.

“It’s clear that southern California’s mountain lions need our help; and right now, we have an important opportunity to do just that.

Help secure permanent protections for mountain lion habitat in southern California—urge President Obama to designate the San Gabriel Mountains as a new national monument today.

Mountain lions need large areas of open space for their “home ranges” to search for mates or prey. In the Santa Monica Mountains surrounding Los Angeles, development of multilane highways through their habitat has forced some mountain lions and other wildlife to attempt to cross these heavily trafficked roadways; and sadly, not all have survived the perilous journey.”

Please read more and sign the petition. And please share, too:

https://online.nwf.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=8C4A227CAE5EA150AA339B3CAE74DDCB.app245a?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1995&autologin=true&s_email_id=20140924_ACT_ENG_SanGabrielMtsNationalMonument_MountainLion_RapidResponders%7CMTMemAct

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Beauty through Animal Testing = Ugly

Photo: AAVS

Photo: AAVS

Despite what some people still try to make you believe it is completely unnecessary to test cosmetics, shampoos, soaps, etc. on animals prior to putting them on the market for humans. Many countries world wide have proven this and many are moving away from animal testing.

“Election season is a perfect time to communicate with your legislators about the issues that matter to you—like animal testing! The Humane Cosmetics Act would ban the use of animals in testing cosmetics and their ingredients, as well as the sale of these products. Consumers in the U.S. have long been using their purchasing power to support cruelty-free products, and industry support for humane cosmetics has also been growing. Additionally, effective alternatives to animal testing exist and are widely accepted.

Now it’s time for Congress to do the right thing by passing the Humane Cosmetics Act!

There is no U.S. law requiring companies to test their cosmetics and ingredients on animals. However, internationally, there are laws that ban this practice. The European Union enacted a ban on animal tested cosmetics in 2004, and Israel and India passed similar laws in 2007 and 2013 respectively. The U.S. should also enact a ban on animal tested cosmetics.”

Please read more, sign the petition, reblog, share:

http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51135/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=11586

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Scarily, Fake Fur Sometimes is Bloody Real Fur

Photo: HSUS

Photo: HSUS

Sometimes, you cannot see it, feel it nor smell it: those fluffy add-ons on jackets, caps, scarves or coats could be from an animal. And sadly, the life of an animal is sometimes worth even less than the fake fur. And worse still, sometimes the whole coat, jacket or vest is the skin of an animal.

“For the second time in less than a year, Kohl’s was discovered by The Humane Society of the United States to be selling real fur as “faux.” This time, we found a raccoon dog fur-trimmed jacket advertised at Kohl’s as “faux.” With many warm and fashionable alternatives available, there’s no reason to wear animal fur and no reason for Kohl’s to sell it.”

Pleas read more, sign the petition, reblog, share

https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=3F472FAD71DDF55DE8AF93A92EC4CB35.app322b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6595&autologin=true&autologin=true&s_src=em_ha92414

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Study in Torture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Photo: Dr. Ruth Decker

Photo: Dr. Ruth Decker

If you find the idea of taking a baby away from its mother disturbing and cruel, it is time to speak up against the proposed studies of the University of Wisconsin-Madison wants. The non-human beings are to be used because their emotionality is so similar to human beings.

“Newborn monkeys are to be forcibly separated from their mothers and kept in isolation, with nothing more than a stuffed toy to comfort them. They’ll be subjected to test after test specifically designed to cause fear–including being confronted with a live Kingsnake. They will then be killed so their brain chemicals can be measured.

There’s still time to stop this, please sign now!

This is an experiment that has been proposed at the University of Wisconsin–a study with so many questions that some scientists are demanding it be cancelled. They say the experiments will be of no measurable benefit to people, while causing tremendous suffering to highly intelligent and social animals.

Notably, according to the proposal, rhesus monkeys are the subjects of this proposed study because of their “similarity to humans in social behavior, emotion, hormonal responses and brain structure.” In other words, they suffer just like us.”

Please learn more here and sign the petitions, share with friends and family, speak up for animals:

https://action.hsi.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=31919&ea.tracking.id=email&ea.url.id=287476&forwarded=true

https://www.change.org/p/university-of-wisconsin-cancel-the-unethical-torture-and-killing-of-baby-monkeys

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mental-health-experiments-on-baby-monkeys-at-federal-nih-labs/

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Special Serving Available: Pizza with a Bit of Cruelty for Crunch

Photo: Mercy for Animals

Photo: Mercy for Animals

Home after a long day at work? Ready for some food, but too tired to cook? There is always some pizza delivery available, right? Think again:

“A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation reveals appalling animal abuse at a Leprino Foods dairy supplier. Leprino Foods is the world’s largest mozzarella cheese producer and a supplier to virtually all of the major pizza chains in the country, including Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, and Domino’s.”

Please read more and sign the petition here

https://www.change.org/p/james-leprino-stop-sickening-animal-abuse-at-world-s-largest-pizza-cheese-supplier?alert_id=kUlchcguJR_orlcAoBrF4qzaQy5IvwLVzS6NVAPI9OEf6TXBVomEO0%3D&utm_campaign=145475&utm_medium=email&utm_source=action_alert

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