Animal Cruelty

SolarReserve to Develop 200MW Of Urban Solar Farms in South Africa

Urban solar farms are now being explored in South Africa under a grant awarded by the US Trade and Development Agency. The grant has been has awarded to SolarReserve South Africa Limited to advance its “Urban Solar Farms” initiative in South Africa. This is a study concerning large metropolitan municipalities intended to provide a framework for […]

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Experimental Animal Research Has Surged In The US Over Recent Years, Research Finds

The use of animals in experimental research in the US has surged over recent years, according to a new analysis based on previously unpublished data collected by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). The new analysis makes the trend pretty clear — the use of animals in laboratory research rose by 73% between the

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Super-Rare Half-Female, Half-Male Butterly Found By Scientists… Subsequently Killed, Preserved, & Put On Display

If you were to find an incredibly rare and quite striking looking butterfly, what would be your first reaction? What would you do? Appreciate the experience perhaps? Wonder about the turns of fate that led you there? Committed the experience to memory? Or… kill it, preserve it, and put it on display in a museum

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28,000+ Endangered Lemurs Illegally Trafficked As Pets In Madagascar — Survival Of Multiple Species Threatened

More than 28,000 endangered lemurs (across a variety of different species) are currently illegally kept as pets in the only country that they exist in, Madagascar, according to a recent study. Even important public figures, and also those who are supposed to enforce the ban, were apparently found by the study to keep them as

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Legal Challenge to Idaho’s Wildlife Killing Contest

Originally Published on the ECOreport Legal Challenge to Idaho’s Wildlife-killing Contest is a podcast with Amy Atwood, Endangered Species Legal Director, Senior Attorney, The Center of Biological Diversity. The Bureau of Land Management has just issued a five year permit, so that Salmon, Idaho, can hold its’ wildlife killing contest on public land.  Five hundred hunters,

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New Lawsuits Seek to Grant Chimps And Highly Self-Aware Animals ‘Legal Persons’ Status

[UPDATED: Jan. 14, 2015; see UPDATE NOTE below] On Monday morning, December 2, an animal rights group called the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) filed a lawsuit in the Supreme court of New York. The goal of the lawsuit — the first of three planned —  is to persuade the court that chimpanzees (and other highly

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Case For Vegetarianism Made By Young Boy (Video)… And Food Journalist (Video)

Someone shared this video with me awhile back. Thanks to it being a catchup Sunday, I just got around to watching it. It makes the case for vegetarianism using the heart in an excellent way. Check it out: http://youtu.be/_s-3CogRDCk If you’d like a more sophisticated, intellectual case for going veggie, watch this one below from

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Chemical Safety Testing On Animals May Not Be Valid For Humans, Recent Study Finds

Since Congress mandated testing of new medicines and chemicals on animals back in 1937, billions of laboratory animals have been subjected to a vast number of chemicals and medicinal compounds — all under the entrenched belief that this “safety testing” is translatable to human animals; a concept known as the concordance assumption. But a recent

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"The Hunter" — A Breathtaking Transformation, In Pursuit Of The Last Tasmanian Tiger (Environmental Film Festival Series)

Every one of us is on a learning curve capable of transformation. Every one of us chooses a path, or the path takes us. We grow attached to our efforts, ideas, the commitment to our beliefs — the environmentalist who concerns himself with saving the trees; the logger, happy to have the only real work

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Onion: "We Raise All Our Beef Humanely On Open Pasture And Then We Hang Them Upside Down And Slash Their Throats"

I’ve always thought the idea of humane meat was absurd. It baffles me that people can even consider that term logical. For sure, I’d prefer that animals be raised in as good of conditions as possible. But the point that they are raised to be slaughtered makes the whole process inhumane. Would it be humane

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Hole-y Cow! WTFistula?

Here’s some text from a PBS interview with Michael Pollan, entitled “Modern Meat.” This covers the need for the holes (“Rumen Fistula”) and more. Read the whole thing via the link, this snippet is just the beginning. The problem with this system, or one of the problems with this system, is that cows are not evolved

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Backyard CAFOs

More on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and Factory Farms From PlanetSave: Top 5 Ways to End Factory Farming From CAFOtheBook: CAFO the Book From GMO Journal: Big Chicken=Big Pollution From PETA: Chickens Used for Food Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon page…

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Mice Can Sing, And Are Capable Of Vocal Learning, Contradicting 60 Year Assumption

New research has shown that male mice are able to match the pitch of other singing males’, in the ultrasonic range that they communicate in. The research also underlines the fact that mice “have certain brain features, somewhat similar to humans and song-learning birds, which they may use to change their sounds.” This discovery directly

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Human Undergoes Horrendous Animal Testing for Animal Rights

  I’m not going to lie, I didn’t watch the video. The opening picture of the Feelgood Style post on this matter was enough for me: Here’s the full Feelgood Style post, Human Undergoes Animal Testing for Animal Rights: Performance artist Jacqueline Traides agreed to publicly undergo animal testing techniques to show what animals endure in

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