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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.”

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Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

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How Do You Train Medical Students Without Harming Animals?



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

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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:

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

Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

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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

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Conference Take Action for Animals


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

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Vanishing Wolves

Mexican gray wolf

Mexican gray wolf

Most children in the western world grew up with the image of the big, bad wolf imprinted by numerous fairy tales into their minds. Only in the last years has it become clear that drastic measures need to be taken to ensure the survival of this species.

“The Mexican gray wolf, a distinct subspecies of the gray wolf, once roamed throughout Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Today the global population of these animals is tiny — roughly 75 individuals in the wild, and another 300 in captivity.

Unless the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) takes immediate and dramatic action, this magnificent animal could no longer exist in the wild.”

You can sign the petition here

You can learn more about the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund here

You can learn more about the Mexican gray wolf here

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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:


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Farm Sanctuary´s Walk for Farm Animals 2014

Farm Sanctuary logo

Farm Sanctuary logo

In 1986, Farm Sanctuary was founded and since then has become the largest farm animal protection organization in the US. Gene Baur has since then worked tirelessly to support, promote, educate, and emphasize on the need to protect animals, especially farm animals from cruel and inhumane treatment.

One way of promoting the ideas of the Farm Sanctuary is the Walk for Farm Animals.

“This fall, join thousands of compassionate people in cities across the United States and Canada for the 2014 Walk for Farm Animals.

Fun, family-friendly, and effective, the Walk raises vital funds for Farm Sanctuary’s lifesaving rescue, education, and advocacy work while also increasing public awareness of farm animal suffering. Each event will offer a unique schedule, which may include speakers, live music, vegan food, raffle prizes, face painting, and costume contests.

By participating in the 2014 Walk for Farm Animals, you will be joining a movement for a kinder world. To register for a Walk in your area or to participate online through the “Sleep In for Farm Animals” virtual Walk, please visit today. Together we can change hearts and raise funds for farm animals!

We hope to see you at the 2014 Walk for Farm Animals. If you can’t join the Walk, please consider making a gift of support. Every dollar we raise helps us rescue and advocate for more animals.

Will you walk with us? Register today!”

The Walks for Farm Animals will take place from September through November all around the US. The dates can be found on the website, together with registration details.

You can register here

You can find more information here