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Good News: Seventh Generation Got the Message

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Photo: AAVS

It is clear that through social media, petitions, e-mails and other forms of communication companies feel the pressure of the consumers and are able to react fast. So adding your voice to a petition, writing an e-mail or picking up the phone makes a difference – for many animals in this case.

“After receiving tens of thousands of calls and e-mails and after 85,000 angry consumers signed our petition, Seventh Generation now understands the importance of animal-protection issues to consumers, and it has cleaned up its act! The company reversed course and signed on to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s letter to Congress acknowledging that animal tests are “slow, unreliable, and expensive” and calling for non-animal methods and strategies to be used first and foremost, and it has committed to advocating for this principle in all of its lobbying efforts.”

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The Ugly Side of Beauty

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Photo:PeTA

The European Union banned all testing on animals for cosmetics. People thought this was the beginning of the end to all animal testing. Sadly, with the opening of new markets, mostly those in China, it seems to be the end of this beginning. Several companies have gone back to torturing animals for beauty´s sake – and to make more money.

“There’s nothing beautiful about dripping chemicals into gentle rabbits’ eyes or rubbing substances onto their abraded skin—yet cosmetics companies such as Estée Lauder and Revlon are paying to have it done anyway.

After more than 20 years of operating cruelty-free, these companies are paying for archaic product tests that poison and kill rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, and other animals, in order to sell their products in China. It’s a disappointing backslide into cruel testing policies—and one that Estée Lauder and Revlon made in secret, without informing their customers about the change.”

Please read more, sign the petition, reblog, share and spread the news

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/avon-mary-kay-estee-lauder-revlon-paying-tests-animals/

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Would You Experiment on Your Dog? Or Cat? Or Hamster?

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Photo: HSUS

At first, most people will respond to this question with an immediate negation. But asked whether or not they want progress in medical research they would mostly support this, even if it includes experiments on animals. In times of medical crises these numbers rise, as can be seen with the spread of ebola.

So first of all, finding alternatives to these inhumane experiments is crucial, and secondly, educating the public on what kind of experiments are done and to whom is essential. Progress is being made, but there still are many unnecessary torture-like experiments being done on animals.

“Almost a year has passed since the release of our investigation that captured painful dental experiments on dogs like Shy Guy behind closed doors at Georgia Regents University (GRU). Fortunately, the university agreed to stop buying dogs from random-source “Class B” dealers in response to our investigation. But it appears that lethal experiments continue on other dogs, and additional public pressure is needed to bring them to an end.”

Please read more and take action

https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=7A461EAE09E145F29E6C5057A9D24EDE.app338b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6591&autologin=true&s_src=em_ha093014#.VDOTfktzFD8

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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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Beauty through Animal Testing = Ugly

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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:

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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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Animal Testing for Cosmetics?

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Photo: PeTA

There are more and more countries in the world who have completely stopped and banned all testing on animals for products used in cosmetics, cleaning and hygiene. Some countries have moved forward and will stop in the near future. Why are some countries not supporting this move? If more companies are told that the consumer will no longer buy products tested on animals pressure will get them to rethink their policies. And then pressure will mount on changing the legal side of this kind of torture.

“India is well on its way to becoming a cruelty-free country following its recent ban—enacted, in part, thanks to PETA India’s efforts—on testing cosmetics on animals as well as the proposed ban on importing animal-tested cosmetics into the country. Now, the Indian Beauty & Hygiene Association (IBHA)—an organization representing L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and other companies—is actively challenging these efforts to end animal testing.”

“Looking for more ways to help? Check out the following suggestions:

Please speak up, read more and sign all petitions against animal testing

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/tell-corporate-giants-oppose-animal-tests/?utm_campaign=IBHA%20Animal%20Tests&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

http://www.peta.org/living/beauty/beauty-without-bunnies/

 

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Has Descartes Won?

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Photo:PeTA

The philosopher René Descartes spoke of animals as being like machines, having no feelings and no souls.  So if this is what scientists believe why do they continue to use animals in tests for behaviorism? And if scientists do believe an animal has feelings why would they torture this sentient being?

“A new PETA investigation has revealed never-before-seen photos and video footage from inside a secret National Institutes of Health (NIH) laboratory.”

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http://investigations.peta.org/nih-baby-monkey-experiments/?utm_campaign=NIH%20Investigation&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

 

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How Do You Train Medical Students Without Harming Animals?

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Photo:PeTA

Where do animals for training and teaching come from? How do students learn to become doctors, veterinarians, nurses, etc.? They often are set up with animals caught off the streets and not yet knowing what to do end up mistreating these animals unnecessarily. In several states the use of animals not bred for studies is denied but with homeless animals roaming the streets of many cities in the world who is the advocate for these animals without a voice?

Some training courses can be especially torturous, an end in some countries is not yet in sight.

“The constant risk of hunger, disease, parasites, and abuse at the hands of cruel people make it difficult for any homeless dog to survive for long on the streets—but in some countries, there’s another deadly threat that these already desperate animals face.

Right now, in cities around the world, stray dogs are being dragged away from alleys and roadsides and taken to filthy rooms, where they often receive inadequate anesthetics before being cut open and killed in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) training courses. Homeless dogs aren’t the only animals being harmed—pigs, goats, and sheep are also cut into during these courses.”

Please read more here

http://www.pcrm.org/research/edtraining/ATLS/ethics-in-trauma-training

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Drunk Lamb = Drunk Baby?

More and more studies find that medical experiments on animals cannot be reliable to find out if the findings can help evaluate any risks for human beings.
Here is another experiment that should be stopped as soon as possible:

“Texas A&M University is injecting pregnant sheep with alcohol to study fetal alcohol syndrome. Before the lambs are born, they are removed and killed, so their brains can be studied. The mother sheep are killed, too. It’s horribly cruel, and completely senseless.

These animal experiments have been going on for more than 17 years — yet they haven’t helped a single human mother or child!

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is working hard to stop these unusually cruel experiments. We’ve flooded Texas A&M with petitions, we’ve met with decision makers, and we’re getting the facts out through two billboards outside the campus. But we must do more before another animal is harmed!

PCRM has scientists, physicians and veterinarians on our side — but we need more compassionate people like you to help. Please help us save sheep from cruelty today!”

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