It’s time for the US to end cosmetics testing on animals

By on December 9, 2021 with 12 Comments
It’s time for the US to end cosmetics testing on animals

There is simply no reason to force guinea pigs, rabbits, mice and rats to undergo painful new chemical tests for cosmetic products like shampoo and mascara when better science allows for non-animal testing methods that are more relevant to human safety. That’s why a ban . . . 

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Breaking: Undercover investigation exposes puppies suffering in NYC pet store

By on December 8, 2021 with 18 Comments
Breaking: Undercover investigation exposes puppies suffering in NYC pet store

Since our undercover footage is now in the hands of New York City authorities, we can reveal what our investigations team discovered over the course of six weeks at a pet store called American Kennels on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Between October and . . . 

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Horrific dog slaughterhouse gets bulldozed after dozens of lucky dogs are saved 

By on December 7, 2021 with 10 Comments
Horrific dog slaughterhouse gets bulldozed after dozens of lucky dogs are saved 

Thanks to a tip-off from concerned citizens, the quick response of our Chinese partners at animal group Vshine and decisive action by law enforcement officials, two illegal dog slaughterhouses in a northern province of China are getting permanently closed down and more than fifty dogs . . . 

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Big win! Animals will finally get the disaster preparedness plans they deserve

By on December 3, 2021 with 2 Comments
Big win! Animals will finally get the disaster preparedness plans they deserve

Disasters and other emergencies can upend everyone’s lives—human and animal. That’s why we’re celebrating great progress for animals now that the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it will implement long-overdue requirements for contingency and disaster preparedness planning for animals in regulated breeding, exhibit and . . . 

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Breaking news: ELLE Magazine goes fur-free

By on December 2, 2021 with 6 Comments
Breaking news: ELLE Magazine goes fur-free

Today, ELLE, one of the world’s most recognizable fashion magazines, announced an end to animal fur in its pages and online. Following nearly a year of dialogue with our fur-free campaigners, the global publication made its fur-free announcement at Business of Fashion’s 2021 VOICES event . . . 

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Police bust illegal slaughterhouse to save 53 terrified dogs

By on December 1, 2021 with 10 Comments
Police bust illegal slaughterhouse to save 53 terrified dogs

Dozens of dogs are now safe after police raided an illegal dog meat slaughterhouse in Indonesia just moments before the slaughter began. Just as a truck loaded with 53 terrified dogs arrived at the slaughterhouse, in the early hours of November 24, the sting operation . . . 

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New undercover investigation shows the cruelty of ‘certified’ fur farms

By on November 29, 2021 with 4 Comments
New undercover investigation shows the cruelty of ‘certified’ fur farms

The fur industry is swiftly running out of ways to justify continuing the mass raising and killing of animals like foxes, mink and raccoon dogs for fashion. A new undercover investigation reveals what’s really going on at three fur farms in Finland, two of which . . . 

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Mother and daughter macaques retired from a lab have been inseparable for decades

By on November 23, 2021 with 0 Comments
Mother and daughter macaques retired from a lab have been inseparable for decades

When a rhesus macaque named Nanette gave birth to her daughter, Gabby, they were living in a biomedical research laboratory. In the wild, the daughter macaques typically stay with their mothers their entire lives, but in the laboratory setting it is common practice for baby . . . 

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Animals are in limbo because U.S. Congress is stalled on funding. Here’s what you can do.

By on November 22, 2021 with 4 Comments
Animals are in limbo because U.S. Congress is stalled on funding. Here’s what you can do.

Right now in Washington, D.C., a single urgent plot line threads together the fate of many animals: wild species threatened by trophy hunting or the commercial wildlife trade, the North Atlantic right whale, the nation’s wild horses, the former research chimpanzees waiting for sanctuary, the . . . 

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Victory! After public outcry, there will be no spring bear hunt in Washington

By on November 19, 2021 with 6 Comments
Victory! After public outcry, there will be no spring bear hunt in Washington

Today, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to set aside the 2022 spring bear hunt! The 4-4 vote means that mother bears and their dependent cubs will be protected from trophy hunting at a time when they are most vulnerable. Bears need time to . . . 

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Americans love black bears—so why do cruel trophy hunts keep happening?

By on November 19, 2021 with 5 Comments
Americans love black bears—so why do cruel trophy hunts keep happening?

This time of year is a special moment in the lives of black bears. After consuming about 20,000 calories and gaining three to five pounds every day during the late summer and early fall, black bears head to their winter dens. Because bears hibernate in . . . 

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Victory! Infrastructure package includes historic wins for wild animals and biodiversity

By on November 18, 2021 with 0 Comments
Victory! Infrastructure package includes historic wins for wild animals and biodiversity

There are few among us who have not been saddened by the demoralizing sight of animals along our roads who have died in vehicle collisions. For anyone who has had this experience or had the heartbreaking misfortune to be involved in such an accident, there’s . . . 

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