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Animal Testing for Cosmetics?

Photo: PeTA

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/

 

Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

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Has Descartes Won?

Photo:PeTA

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.”

Please learn more here and share widely

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

 

Thank you for spreading the news on animal awareness!

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Slaughtering of Sick Animals

 

Foto: Welttierschutzgesellschaft e.V.

Foto: Welttierschutzgesellschaft e.V.

As long as people do not know what is going on behind the walls of slaughterhouses they can pretend that life is good for farm animals. Articles like this one can change this.

Please read this article and forward it as often as possible:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/08/14/usda-sick-animal-ban-column/13569101/

Thank for speaking up for animals!

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Awareness Changes the Lives of Snow Leopards and Humans

Photo: WWF

Photo: WWF

It is easy to point your finger at others telling them off, letting them know how much you despise what they are doing. But reaching out and introducing them to new ideas, giving them an option to change old traditions and setting examples for new ones will get you much farther – and probably faster, too.

“High in the mountains of Mongolia, Byambatsooj and seven other local herders are putting their skills and passion to good use in the face of an intensifying winter climate. These “citizen scientists” are collecting data using camera traps to help WWF study the endangered snow leopard population and conserve Asia’s High Mountains.”

Please read more about the snow leopards here

http://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/citizen-scientists-saving-snow-leopards?utm_campaign=species&utm_medium=email&utm_source=enews-wwf&utm_content=1408t

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A Cornucopia of Animal Rights Information Coming Up

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If you are in the Los Angeles area please go and attend this truly interesting conference:

“The Animal Rights National Conference is the U.S. animal rights movement’s annual national conference. It is also the world’s largest and longest-running animal rights gathering, hailing back to 1981. It is the only conference open to all points of view on achieving animal liberation.

AR2014 will take place July 10-13 at the Westin LAX Hotel located at 5400 West Century Blvd in Los Angeles, CA.

Why Attend?

The Animal Rights National Conference is designed for people who wish to improve their animal advocacy skills or simply to network with other animal activists. The Conference offers a number of educational and networking opportunities, including:

  • 100 sessions on animal abuse, organizing, tactics, and issues
  • 100 speakers from 60 organizations
  • Eyewitness reports on key campaigns
  • 90 free exhibits
  • Video premieres
  • Newcomer Orientation
  • Nightly networking receptions
  • Awards Banquet on Saturday evening
  • Closing celebration on Sunday evening
  • Protests on Monday”

You can read more about the conference at

http://arconference.org/overview.htm

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How Does Education for Girls Help Chimpanzees?

Photo: Jane Goodall Institute

Photo: Jane Goodall Institute

What does education for girls have to do with the welfare of chimpanzees you might ask. If families do not have enough money to send their children to school these children will not be able to learn about environmental issues and how to preserve the forests in which the chimpanzees live. Some families might have some money and will then decide to send one child to school. Very rarely will this be a girl if she has a brother. This often leads to something fascinating when and if these girls get a chance to learn: they thrive, they learn with extra ambition, and empathize with those who have little chance of survival.

The Jane Goodall Institute helps the communities surrounding the projects:

“JGI’s Girl’s Scholarship Project

In many rural communities throughout Africa, girls must take a back seat to boys when it comes to education.

Due to limited economic resources, families often have to choose which of their children are sent to school and who will stay to help the household. In the vast majority of these cases, boys are selected to attend school while girls end up remaining in the home. Many of these girls are encouraged to marry early and start a family, further decreasing their chances of getting an education.

To address this issue, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) launched our Girl’s Scholarship Project in 1998 to provide girls and young women with the resources they need to attend school. This project is aimed at decreasing the disparity of education levels between males and females in the Kigoma community of western Tanzania.

The girls who receive scholarships from JGI are all part of JGI’s Roots & Shoots program, the Institute’s global youth environmental and humanitarian program. In addition to helping these girls attend school, JGI also trains their families on sustainable farming techniques and what they can do to preserve the forests around them.”

You can read more at

http://www.janegoodall.org/programs/girls-scholarship-project

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Conference Take Action for Animals

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For those of you in the Washington, DC, area or those able to get there by June 27th, 2014, you can still join the Take Action for Animals conference.
Date: June 27th – June 30th, 2014

It is one of the most informative conferences on all animal welfare and animal rights topics in the US and a great place to meet and connect with like-minded people.

To find out more about this conference and to register please go to
https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1297443&utm_source=HA061614&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tafa14

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Demonstration gegen Massentierhaltung der Schweine

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Solange der Mensch immer mehr Fleisch verzehren will, muss dieses Fleisch produziert werden. Da Platz kostspielig ist, pfercht der Tieraufbewahrer immer mehr Tiere auf immer weniger Raum, sodass der Profit immer höher steigen kann.
Massentierzucht kann für niemanden außer den Besitzern des Tierfolterbaus gut sein.

“Am 29.06.2014 findet eine große Demo gegen den geplanten Megastall für 36 000 Schweine in Haßleben statt, an der wir mit dem GrunzMobil teilnehmen werden. Wir freuen uns auf zahlreiche Unterstützung!

So können Sie sich einbringen:

Bestellen und verbreiten Sie Mobilisierungsmaterial und/oder binden Sie Banner auf Ihrer Webseite ein.
Melden Sie sich als HelferIn.
Kommen Sie am 29.06. nach Haßleben. Wer mit der Bahn kommt, fährt bis Templin. Von dort bringt Sie ein Busshuttle zur Demo und auch wieder zurück. Außerdem gibt es eine Mitfahrbörse.
Schließen Sie sich uns an. Das GrunzMobil und unser Team wird nicht zu übersehen sein. Melden Sie sich einfach, wenn Sie ein Schild tragen wollen. Wir treffen uns um 12:30 Uhr am GrunzMobil
Aktueller Stand zum Megastall in Haßleben
Seit unserer Pressemitteilung vor rund einem Jahr hat sich nichts Wesentliches geändert, außer dass der Widerspruch gegen die Genehmigung inzwischen eingereicht wurde.”

Wer mehr Informationen über die Demonstration möchte findet sie hier
http://albert-schweitzer-stiftung.de/aktuell/demo-megastall-hassleben

Wer mehr über Massentierhaltung wissen möchte findet dies hier
http://www.provieh.de/mastschweine
http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/grosse-schweinemaester-verstossen-gegen-tierschutzverordnung-a-935579.html
http://www.tivi.de/fernsehen/purplus/artikel/38850/

Wer mehr über vegane Ernährung wissen möchte findet dies hier
http://www.vegane-beratung.com
http://www.peta.de/veganesleben
https://www.vebu.de/presse/pressemitteilungen/1497-vegetarische-ernaehrung-und-medizin-viele-fakten-aber-zu-wenig-wissen-bei-aerzten

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Comprehensive Reading on Animal Welfare

Animal People News

Animal People News

There is a newspaper that is devoted to spreading news on a large variety of animal related issues. Its layout might seem to some a bit old-fashioned, though content wise it certainly is cutting edge, passionate and well researched.

“Described by some critics as “the Wall Street Journal” of the animal defense community, ANIMAL PEOPLE ® is the leading independent publication providing original investigative coverage of animal protection worldwide. With thousands of items on hand, the ANIMAL PEOPLE website is one of the largest repository of articles on animal issues on the Internet, and all topics that affect animals are covered. Founded in 1992, ANIMAL PEOPLE has no alignment or affiliation with any other entity.”

You can learn more at
http://www.animalpeoplenews.org

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Humane Dissection – An Oxymoron?

Too many students are forced to dissect animals in school. There is a way out of this: The Frog Ladies. They have successfully created a digital dissection lab that is available on-line and can be put to work immediately.

Please tell your teachers, professors, students about it, it works.

You can find more information here:

http://www.digitalfrog.com

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