Over a thousand monkeys are being used for research and testing in a lab in Yemassee. Monday, a national animals rights group exposed photos of what, they claim, are inhumane conditions causing dozens of the animals to die at that lab. Stop Animal Exploitation Now, an animal protection group based out of Ohio, has filed a complaint about Alpha Genesis Incorporated with federal government.
In another step forward in the campaign to end animal testing in cosmetics, California’s Senate approved a measure by State Senator Marty Block urging the country to follow in other region’s footsteps and implement a ban.
Maple Leaf Foods is facing allegations of animal mistreatment at one of its chicken hatcheries, in the wake of troubling undercover footage shot by an animal rights group. The video was shot by an employee of the animal rights group Mercy for Animals Canada who got a job working at Horizon Poultry in Hanover, Ont., and used a hidden camera to document events there over a six-week period.
A state-owned company that raises bears to extract bile for use in traditional Chinese medicine says it will hand over 130 bears to an animal rights group, and the farm where they were raised will be turned into a rehab center. The move marks a major success in the campaign to end the practice of bear-bile farming, which animal rights campaigners call cruel and abusive.
After months of controversial information leaked about SeaWorld and how they treat their killer whales, a document obtained by Buzzfeed now reveals that the theme park administers psychoactive drugs to some of their mammals. Benzodiazepine, a drug that includes components of Valium and Xanax, is used to keep the orcas from acting aggressively towards each other as a result from captivity.
The decision to ban Japan’s annual whaling drive off Antarctica, handed down by the United Nations’ highest court on Monday, was a hard-won victory for conservationists who long argued that Tokyo’s whaling research was a cover for commercial whaling. The ruling by the International Court of Justice in The Hague halts a Japanese program that has captured more than 10,000 minke and other whales in the Southern Ocean each year since 1988 in the name of biological research.
Senator Lee Rhiannon of the Greens announced she will introduce a bill to ban all animal-tested cosmetics in Australia, including those imported from countries that test on animals. In June, a survey done by the Humane Research Australia showed that 81 per cent of Australians support such a ban in the country. This follows closely the introduction of a bill by U.S. Senator Jim Moran this month which bans all cosmetic testing on animals in the United States.
A coalition of animal activists, civil rights groups and media organizations sued Idaho on Monday over a new law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities. The groups filed the lawsuit in Boise’s U.S. District Court, asking a federal judge to strike down what they call an “ag gag” law. Proponents of the law say it prevents animal rights groups from unfairly targeting agricultural businesses.
A hare shoot organized by actor Ralph Fiennes’ brother is being probed by police amid claims the animals were left “dying in agony.” Footage shows more than 100 hares being killed and the scenes have sparked complaints of animal cruelty. Around 50 marksmen were taking part in the annual hunt last month on the grounds of the Raveningham Estate in Norfolk, owned by Sir Nicholas Bacon.
An international trade organization will hear arguments from Ottawa in an appeal of a landmark ruling that upheld the European Union’s ban on imported seal products. Environment Minister said she will argue at the World Trade Organization hearing in Geneva what the Tories have steadfastly defended — that the seal hunt is humane, sustainable, and well-regulated.