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Good News: NIH Will Stop Torture of Monkeys

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Several petitions concerning the abhorrent abuse of baby monkeys were available all through this year. PeTA had brought to light the continued cruelty towards baby monkeys who were taken away from their mothers for experimentation. These studies had been going on for decades with no new information being found during the last decade.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have declared an end to these atrocious experiments, this news being confirmed by congressman Brendan Boyle.

PeTA is now discussing with the NIH when and where the monkeys will be released and retired.

You can read more and sign the petition on retiring the monkeys here:

http://investigations.peta.org/nih-baby-monkey-experiments/

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/nih-send-chimpanzees-sanctuary/?utm_campaign=121115%20VICTORY%20NIH%20Maternal%20Deprivation%20Program%20Ends&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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Elephants and Endless Agonies

Many studies have been made on elephants, elephants in the wild as well as elephants in captivity. All have proven how intelligent, social, loving, caring, and emotional elephants mostly are. And how depressed they can get when deprived of their basic needs for well being.

Elephants will help their kin when in need, elephants will come to the rescue when they see another one hurting. They will stay with their dead, mourning vigilantly.

Knowing all of these facts, it is even more appalling what some of these beings have to live through. In Japan, there is Hanako. Hanako has been living in a concrete prison for over 61 years. In the United States, Nosey has been forced to “perform” even though she visibly shows signs of pain and has not been treated for the severe arthritis in her joints. Lucky, also in the United States, has been in captivity since 1962 and has been forced to stand on concrete floors most of her life.

All these stories could have a happy ending. All these elephants could be brought to one of the amazing elephants sanctuaries there are. One of them is the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. This sanctuary has already agreed to take in Nosey if her owner would only let her go.

There are many other sanctuaries around the world. The animals would all be better off if only they could get there.

Please read more and share:

https://www.thedodo.com/hanako-japan-elephant-61-years-1473985023.html?xrs=RebelMouse_fb

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/congress-action-nosey/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/the-stories-of-4-elephants-in-captivity-and-how-you-can-help/

https://www.elephants.com/meetElephants.php

http://www.sanctuaryfederation.org/gfas/

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The Last Orcas with a Life Sentence?

Lolita still in captivity. Photo: Walter Michot

Lolita still in captivity. Photo: Walter Michot

There is a light at the end of the tunnel for a future generation of orcas: Sea World may no longer breed orcas in San Diego.

“The California Coastal Commission voted to approve SeaWorld’s plan for a new orca prison, but only after a commissioner proposed a key amendment: no more breeding. This significant change would ultimately end captivity for long-suffering orcas in California. SeaWorld was furious and left the chamber in a huff.

SeaWorld was forced to admit that it intended to breed even more orcas to fill the new tanks and that it would not support a ban on breeding. All but one of the commissioners voted to require a breeding ban anyway! This action ensures that the 11 orcas currently at SeaWorld San Diego will be the LAST orcas to be condemned to a nonlife of loneliness, deprivation, and misery at the marine park if SeaWorld proceeds with its Blue World Project.”

Please never visit Sea World or other aquariums that cater to amusing people with animals imprisoned for life.

You can read more about the commission’s decision here:

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/08/us/seaworld-orca-tank-expansion-plan-hearing/

http://www.peta.org/blog/no-breeding-allowed/?utm_campaign=100915%20Blue%20World%20Victory%20Update&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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No More Primates on Japan Airlines

photo: Cruelty Free International

photo: Cruelty Free International

photo: Stop Vivisection

photo: Stop Vivisection

With pressure mounting on those airlines that still have continued flying animals to a life of torture and death, Japan Airlines has committed to stop taking in this kind of cargo.

“Following repeated requests from PETA and PETA Asia, Japan Airlines wrote to PETA earlier this month: “We don’t ship primates to laboratories and laboratory suppliers at the moment and will not ship them in the future.”

The announcement comes after PETA notified the company in April that an animal experimentation journal reported that Japan Airlines was actively involved in the transport of monkeys from the Philippines, and possibly other locations, to laboratories where they are likely imprisoned, cut into, infected, and killed.

Japan Airlines joins virtually every major airline in the world in banning these cruel shipments.”

You can thank Japan Airlines here:

Mr Inamori
President, Japan Airlines
JAL Building
4-11, Higashi-Shinagawa 2 Chome
Shinagawa-Ku
Tokyo 140-8637
JAPAN

Email: masaru.onishi@jal.com
Press Office: sze_hunn.yap@jal.com
Worldwide Press Office: http://www.jalpress.com/contact/
Europe: yoshiko.baba@jal.com

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The Only Place Where One Should See Traps Is in a Museum

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photo_ PeTA

There were times, when people needed furs to survive in the harsh climates of northern America. Hunters would set up traps, returning to the sights days or weeks later, hoping some big animal would be waiting for them, waiting to be put out of their misery. It is known that some animals have gnawed off their own feet or leg to escape the torture instruments.

Not only are furs no longer needed by anyone else than the animals wearing them, but to use such a medieval type of trap should be banned completely. Traps belong there where all instruments of torture belong: in a museum – if not demolished.

“If passed, the Refuge From Cruel Trapping Act (H.R. 2016/S. 1081) will save countless animals on national wildlife refuges from becoming ensnared or killed in steel-jaw traps, Conibear traps, and snares—archaic devices that cause immense suffering. Frantic victims caught in steel-jaw traps commonly snap their bones, tear their flesh, or even chew off their own limbs in order to free themselves. Conibear traps drown, crush, or suffocate their terrified victims, and animals caught in snares slowly strangle. In addition to causing extreme suffering, these medieval contraptions are indiscriminate because any animal, including beloved animal companions, can fall prey. And the trapped animals aren’t the only victims, because trapping tears wildlife families apart and leaves dependent young animals to starve.

Please take a moment to fill out the form below and urge your legislators to support H.R. 2016/S. 1081. Remind them that national wildlife refuges are meant to be safe havens for animals, not danger zones!”

Please read more and sign the petition:

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/support-banning-traps-wildlife-refuges/

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Wrestling Pigs?

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Humans come up with the strangest ideas, some good, some cruel. When humans wrestle with screaming, terrified, panic-stricken pigs one wonders about the state of mind of the humans.

“Pigs are highly sensitive animals who, just like our animal companions, are capable of great suffering and deserve respectful treatment. However, from July 13 to 25, the Delaware County Fair in Muncie, Indiana, plans to hold “pig wrestling” events in which young pigs will be frantically chased, grabbed at, tackled, and then slammed through a rubber tire amid a screaming crowd. Being subjected to the noise, violence, and chaos inherent in these activities is both terrifying and hazardous for the animals, and severe injuries, including broken limbs and backs, can result. Your voice is needed!
Please urge the Delaware County Fair Board to cancel its “pig wrestling” events and then forward this alert widely!”

Please call and send polite comments to:

Please speak up for the pigs, you can read more here:

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/pig-wrestling-delaware-county-fair/

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Fighting Hamsters?

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Many have followed last week´s news on the Fight of the Century, millions have watched it. Two people in a boxing ring, being paid millions to fight each other. It is clear that both were in the ring on their own accord.

But when human beings inject animals with drugs to make them aggressive and then forcing them to fight there is no free will involved. These beings are being tortured.

“For nearly two decades, experimenters from the Department of Psychology at Northeastern University in Boston have been injecting hamsters with anabolic-androgenic steroids and other aggression-promoting drugs and then forcing them to fight each other. Since 1996, the experimenters have injected hundreds of animals with steroids, cocaine, and other substances, sometimes drilling into their skulls and injecting the drugs straight into their brains.”

Please read more and sign the petition here:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/592/144/588/northeastern-university-dont-fund-animal-fighting-with-taxpayers-dollars/

http://www.peta.org

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News on Nosey

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

Nosey, the mistreated elephant, still has to perform. Even though she is known to be of ill health, her owners will not let her go to live a better life at a sanctuary.

“CompassionWorks International has just released an undercover investigation of Nosey. Watch the video at www.cwint.org/investigations.
As a result of the investigation, a complaint was filed with the USDA for numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act.”

If you have not yet signed the petition on behalf of Nosey, here is more information:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Action-for-Nosey-Now/549814465150851

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nosey-The-Elephant-Needs-Our-Help/207161135983376

http://www.peta.org/blog/noseys-captor-wants-permit/

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Saving One Elephant at a Time

photo: PeTA

photo: PeTA

In the last weeks we have heard news about some circuses thinking about retiring their elephants – but not before 2018. That means three more long years imprisoned and tortured for “entertainment”. Most zoos should at least follow suit since most of them are not capable of caring adequately for the lives of those imprisoned in their care. And some elephants need immediate help due to their health status. Three more years in their current situation is a death sentence. Asha is one of these animals.

“Local news outlets are reporting that Natural Bridge Zoo will remain closed for the foreseeable future. The facility was scheduled to reopen the weekend of April 4 after being closed for the winter, but on April 3, 2015, a judge refused to restore the facility’s state permit, which was suspended following numerous violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act. When the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries suspended the facility’s state permit on March 9, 2015, it stated that “many of the animals are confined under unsanitary and inhumane conditions.” We will continue to keep you informed of any developments. If you haven’t already taken action, please sign our petition urging the zoo to retire Asha the elephant.

The Natural Bridge Zoo (NBZ) in Virginia has held the elephant Asha under deplorable conditions for decades and denied her the companionship of other elephants, which is devastating for such a highly social animal. Join PETA in urging NBZ proprietors Karl and Debbie Mogensen to prioritize Asha’s well-being by retiring her to an accredited sanctuary.”

Please read more here and sign the petition, share it, spread the word:

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5945

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/lexington-rockbridge/humane-society-of-us-abuse-neglect-at-natural-bridge-zoo/30861532

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Speak Up for Elephants – Rallye Against Animals in the Circus

photo: PeTA

photo: PeTA

If you are near Fairfax, Virginia, next week, please come and support the anti-cruelty demonstration:

“The Ringling Bros. circus is coming to Fairfax, Virginia, and animals need your help! In order to force elephants to perform tricks, trainers beat them with sharp metal bullhooks. Lions and tigers are whipped and beaten. Ringling has announced that it will phase out its elephant acts by 2018, but retirement for these animals needs to come now. Please help put an end to this cruelty by joining local PETA supporters in rallying against the use of all animals in circuses.”

When:

Wednesday, April 8, 6–7 p.m.
Thursday, April 9, 6–7 p.m.
Friday, April 10, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 10:30–11:30 a.m., 2:30–3:30 p.m., and 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 12, 12–1 p.m. and 4–5 p.m.
Thursday, April 16, 6–7 p.m.
Friday, April 17, 9:30–10:30 a.m. and 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 10:30–11:30 a.m., 2:30–3:30 p.m., and 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, 12–1 p.m. and 4–5 p.m.

Where:

George Mason University’s Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax, VA 22030

Contact:

Ausra Mohammadi at 703-577-5642 or jamilia1982@yahoo.com

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