Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2011«

email Iranian embassy NOW: don’t send monkey into space

June 30, 2011

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Today (30th June), the BUAV (British Union of Anti-Vivisectionists) posted a short news item on their web-site titled ‘BUAV condemns plans by Iran to send monkeys into space’. ‘… The BUAV has condemned reports that Iran plans to send a monkey into space between July 23 to August 23 of this year, amid claims that […]

polar bear killed for entertainment: complain NOW

June 30, 2011

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Today (30th June), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Animal lovers’ anger at killing of polar bear for TV show’. ‘… Animal lovers are outraged that a Channel 4 programme will be screening butchered polar bears as family entertainment and are calling for a boycott of the show tonight. Animal rights and welfare campaigners […]

save the planet’s fresh water: abandon the livestock industry

June 30, 2011

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Today (30th June), an item was posted on independent.co.uk titled ‘Fresh water supplies are going to run out, so what can do to make the taps keep running?’. ‘… How we manage the rest of this precious resource will dictate the planet’s future. This may seem like a surprising statement, but the world’s supply of […]

‘All meat to be COOL’: possible new labelling of animal products

June 30, 2011

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Yesterday (29th June), a news item was posted on thepoultrysite.com titled ‘All meat to be COOL’. ‘… UK – Compassion in World Farming, has welcomed a new piece of legislation that will make it compulsory to label the country of origin for all fresh pork, lamb and poultry meat. A separate piece of legislation for […]

unhappy captive orangutans die younger

June 30, 2011

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Yesterday (29th June), an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Happy orangutans live longer in zoos’. ‘… A team of researchers in the UK and US devised a method to measure the happiness, or subjective well-being, of captive orangutans. In a follow-up study seven years later, the scientists found that happier primates […]

‘RSPCA members vote to ban the whip in racing’

June 30, 2011

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Yesterday (29th June), Animal Aid posted a news item on the home page of their web-site titled ‘RSPCA members vote to ban the whip in racing’. ‘… In a move that is likely to prove critical to the outcome of the racing industry’s current review of the future of the whip, the RSPCA membership has […]

animals and our relationship with animals

June 29, 2011

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Today (29th June), an article was published in The Guardian titled ‘Can a dog feel forsaken?’. ‘… It may be the wrong question. We should base our ideas about animals’ understanding on evidence, rather than sentiment – Last week Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, declared during a parliamentary debate that circuses should be banned […]

‘Netherlands parliament rules against ritual animal slaughter’

June 28, 2011

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Today (28th June), a short item was posted on guardian.co.uk titled ‘Netherlands parliament rules against ritual animal slaughter’. ‘… Left and right unite to pass measure, causing outcry from Jewish and Muslim groups – The Netherlands‘ parliament has passed a bill banning any slaughter of livestock without stunning, removing an exemption that has long allowed […]

chickens, pigs and pandas: animals in international trade and relations

June 28, 2011

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On the 27th June, an item was posted on the Channel 4 news web-site titled ‘China and UK in £1.4bn trade deal’. ‘… Prime Minister David Cameron and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao sign a new deal worth £1.4bn for British business at a summit in Downing Street. The two leaders signed an agreement enabling UK […]

‘Bangladesh intercepts dried turtle smugglers’

June 28, 2011

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On the 27th June, an item was posted on the BBC news web-site titled ‘Bangladesh intercepts dried turtle smugglers’. ‘… Officials in Bangladesh say they have seized more than 120kg (18st 5lb) of dried turtles from smugglers near the north-western border with India. But the smugglers managed to escape after Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) troops […]

two police dogs die: don’t leave dogs in hot cars!

June 28, 2011

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Yesterday (27th June), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk with a link on the front page, titled ‘Two police dogs “bake” to death in back of handler’s car’. ‘… The fully grown Belgian Shepherd dog and the German Shepherd puppy were found by other officers in a “state of collapse”in the back of the vehicle […]

‘Palm oil threatens New Guinea’s species says study: how to buy sustainably’

June 27, 2011

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Today (27th June), an item was posted on independent.co.uk titled ‘Palm oil threatens New Guinea’s species says study: how to buy sustainably’. ‘… A new report by environmental organization WWF examines the threat faced by the unique species of New Guinea, over 1,000 of which were discovered as recently as 1998-2008. The report identifies the […]

‘Breeding unusually coloured animals condemned by wildlife experts’

June 27, 2011

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Today (27th June), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Breeding unusually coloured animals condemned by wildlife experts’. ‘… The practice has seen the numbers of animals with genetic mutations deliberately increased to feed an appetite for the unusual among the thousands of tourists who flock to the country each year. But according to ecologists, […]

‘Minks to the slaughter: why fur farming is back in vogue’

June 27, 2011

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On the 26th June, a feature was published in the Sunday Times magazine, titled ‘We’ve got you under our skins’ and with a subheading on the front page of ‘Minks to the slaughter: why fur farming is back in vogue’. The feature was written by A A Gill. ‘… The fur trade is booming. While […]

new book ‘Nine steps to Eden’ published

June 26, 2011

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This evening (26th June), Richard Deboo Tweeted on his book ‘Nine steps to Eden – the humane route to paradise’ (published June 2011). Richard says: ‘… “Nine steps to Eden” … brings together my thoughts and ethical philosophy on animal exploitation. It is a book that asks us to reconsider the way that we regard […]

‘Could foxes and badgers be next to feel MPs’ love?’

June 25, 2011

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Today (25th June), an article was published in The Independent titled ‘Could foxes and badgers be next to feel MPs’ love?’. ‘… Activists hope circus vote sees rise in animal welfare support – The dramatic vote to outlaw the use of wild creatures in circuses will prove a turning-point in the drive to combat animal […]

‘Cameron “minded” to support circus animal ban’ – or prevaricating?

June 25, 2011

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Today (25th June), an article was published in The Independent titled ‘Cameron “minded” to support circus animal ban’. ‘… David Cameron insisted yesterday that he was “minded” to outlaw circuses from keeping wild animals after MPs of all parties joined forces to inflict an embarrassing defeat on the Government by demanding an immediate ban. The […]

international day of solidarity for the arrested ‘Spanish 12’ activists

June 25, 2011

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Yesterday (24th June), an item was posted on the negotiationisover web-site titled ‘Official statement: 12 activists arrested in Spain & call for int’l solidarity’. ‘… Twelve animal rights activists were arrested on the morning of June 22 by the Spanish police, in a series of raids sanctioned by the judge from the Magistrate’s court, Santiago […]

‘Wildebeest migration safe after Serengeti road plans scrapped’ – maybe

June 25, 2011

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Yesterday (24th June), an item was posted on telegraph.co.uk titled ‘Wildebeest migration safe after Serengeti road plans scrapped’. ‘… Plans have been shelved to build a controversial road across the Serengeti National Park which threatened the annual wildebeest migration between Tanzania and Kenya. Conservationists warned that opening the wilderness to public traffic would have blocked […]

‘A vote which can’t be ignored’

June 24, 2011

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Today (24th June), the leader published in The Independent was titled ‘Leading article: A vote which can’t be ignored’. ‘… David Cameron has foolishly painted himself into a political corner with his resistance to the ban on wild animals in British circuses. His Government has made one feeble excuse after another, seeking to blame the […]