Thursday, October 4, 2012

News 10/04

Shocking demo in Israel: activists got branded by hot steel
On October 2nd, 2012, world farm animals day, three animal rights activists in Israel got branded with a hot steel brand, in the same way farm animals are branded in factory farms.

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Why Vegan – Boycott Cruelty! & PETA’s Vegan Shopping List are available to view on Scribd, too.
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Oxford Theologian wants Animal Cruelty Offenders' Register
A call for a National Animal Cruelty Offenders' Register will be made later this month by Professor Andrew Linzey, director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, in an address at St Albans Cathedral.
"For a long time, animal protectionists have been calling for stricter penalties for those convicted of animal abuse. And the usual measures, including fines and community orders, seem a pretty weak-kneed response to those who deliberately inflict cruelty. That is why some are now calling for automatic prison sentences for cruelty and long ones at that. But prison, it seems to me, is not the answer. We know that around 40% of prisoners reoffend and prison frequently dehumanises people. We have to find a way in which the seriousness of animal cruelty can be registered, offenders effectively treated, and animals saved from cruelty. This requires a radical rethink", argues Linzey.
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UK: Leading animal ethicists call for full disclosure on testing
Patients prescribed drugs tested on animals should be told details of exactly what it involved, including any suffering caused, say some of the world’s leading animal ethicists.

The editors of the Journal of Animal Ethics (JAE), published this month by the University of Illinois Press, want full disclosure on the nature of testing used in drug development. They say people should know “not only whether animals were used, but also what kind, how many were used, the precise procedures to which they were subject, and the nature and severity of the pain and suffering, if any, that they had to endure.”

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(Greece) Help them save these Barrel Dogs => WELCOME PAGE
Canilos is a Dutch independent non-profit organization started in 2012 with the goal to make Lesvos the first barrel dog free island of Greece. A barrel dog or chain dog leads a lonely and desolate life somewhere in the middle of nowhere.
READ MORE IN THE INTRODUCTION.
DUTCH VERSION
PHOTOS

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Costa Rica poised to ban hunting as sport in Latin America first
Costa Rica is poised to become the first Latin American country to ban hunting as a sport, after Congress on Tuesday provisionally approved reforms to its Wildlife Conservation Law.
Lawmakers voting on the ban voted 41 in favor and five against, and a second vote expected in the coming week is widely seen ratifying changes to the law, which aims to protect animals in one of the world's most biodiverse countries.

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Donstar commissions Russia's largest duck farm
Donstar, a business unit of Russian turkey breeder Evrodon, has launched the largest duck farm in Russia. The first batch of 11,000 chicks of Peking duck (the modern breed of low-fat duck) were delivered to the two duck houses of Donstar on September 15, the press secretary of Evrodon, Alex Merkulov announced.
Totally 11,442 heads of ducklings were delivered: 2132 male and 9360 female and in February egg laying will start. The housing is fully automated: computers monitor air temperature, humidity, the sufficiency of water and food and diet compliance of birds, the company stated.

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Super Trawler Banned From Australia's Oceans
One of the world’s most aggressive super trawlers, the Margiris, was scheduled to hit the shores of Australia’s biodiverse oceans. Following passionate protests like the ones from 15,000 Care2 petition-signers, the super trawler has been banned from Australian waters until scientific research can clarify its environmental impacts.

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(Ban is only for two years. There will be an election in another year after which anything could happen, including the ban being lifted.)
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Pig farmer eaten by his pigs!
On Wednesday morning, Terry V. Garner, a 70-year-old Oregon farmer, went to feed his animals. Several hours later, when he hadn’t returned, a family member went to look for him and found, on the ground of the hog enclosure, his dentures.
Further investigation of the enclosure by the family member revealed that the hogs, which each weighed about 700 pounds, had nearly completely eaten the farmer, although some body parts were strewn about the enclosure.

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NIO Laws go into effect in Florida to criminalize anti-viv campaign at UF
Yesterday, on October 1, 2012, the “NIO laws” went into effect in Florida. Under these amendments to current stalking laws, it is now officially a crime for us to publish public-domain information about University of Florida vivisectors that is protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States everywhere else said information appears. Violation of this statute can result in criminal prosecution for felony stalking.

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Activists arrested for blocking entrances at LA Farmer John pig slaughterhouse, compare plant to Auschwitz
Animal rights activists blocked entrances to a Los Angeles Farmer John plant, preventing transport trucks carrying hundreds of pigs from entering, according to a press person. Two of the activists were arrested by police, with a total of around 80 protesting outside the plant.

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Keystone XL Construction Stopped as Tar Sands Protester Locks to Underground Capsule
WASHINGTON – October 1 – A Tar Sands Blockade protester has stopped the destruction of a small family farm in East Texas by locking himself in front of oncoming Keystone XL clearing equipment. Houston resident, Alejandro de la Torre, 28, is taking action to stop the Keystone XL pipeline from destroying the home of yet another Texas family threatened by TransCanada’s poisonous tar sands slurry.

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