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Animal Testing Facts

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It is sad that the self proclaimed ‘superior’ in the animal kingdom should use products and medication at the expense of the death and abuse of lower species. It is important to stay updated on the facts about animal testing.

This Is What Captivity Is Like For Primates And Or Birds

Captivity is dangerous, It’s threatening, It’s cruel,

Defining What Is A Good Product And What's Bad

Testing of chemicals and consumer products accounts for roughly 10 to 20 percent of the use of animals in laboratories (or approximately two to four million animals yearly) in the U.S.   From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine 2003

Vivisection Study Finds 115 Million Animals Used

Liechtenstein and San Marino are the only countries which have banned animal testing altogether. About 115 million animals were used in scientific research globally in 2005, according to an estimate based on official national figures and extrapolations from the number of scientific papers that were published involving animals.

1 In 10 Animals And Plants Will Be Extinct By 2050

Global warming will kill off 1million species and scientists are shocked by results of research - it is estimated that 1 in 10 animals and plants extinct by 2050

France Tries To Overturn Eu Animal Testing Ban

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France and a group of cosmetics ingredients manufacturers have launched legal action to try and overturn the 7th amendment to the EU Cosmetics Directive, which contains a combined "animal testing and sales" ban for cosmetics and toiletries. An opinion poll taken in February 2003 revealed that 60% of French citizens favor a total ban on cosmetics animal testing.

Global Warming Myths And Facts

Global Warming has long been an issue to individuals as well as authorities. Here are some details about Global Warming, which will help one decide whether Global Warming is a fact or a myth.

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal behavior in animals enables them to remain active at night and sleep in the daytime. This article on nocturnal animals list will help you understand insects, birds and animals that can hunt and survive in the dark.

Most Endangered Species Of Animals

The list of most endangered species is becoming lengthier with time. More and more species are getting added in this list as the human race continues its ruthless march towards prosperity at the cost of others.

Pet Chimp Mauls Woman

Travis (1995 – February 16, 2009) was a male chimpanzee who appeared in American television shows and commercials. Travis suddenly and viciously attacked Charla Nash, a friend of his keeper, causing loss of her eyes, nose, face, and hands. He was fatally shot by police during the incident.

Monkey Species Eaten Into Extinction

A monkey species was eaten Into extinction receintly and the gorilla could be next  Hunters are slaughtering African wildlife to supply the African and International (especially the UK meat trade),

Bushmeat Trade Threatens Madagascar's Rare Lemurs

Shocking pictures of slaughtered lemurs killed for bush meat have been released by Conservation International.

Primate Protection

According to figures published by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), more than 110 species of primates-nearly half of the world's total-are currently under threat of extinction.

Cites And The Wild Bird Trade

Wildlife trade is big business. Alongside the illegal trade in arms and drugs, the smuggling of animals, plants and their parts, is one of the biggest challenges in terms of combating international crime. Some flagship species for conservation, such as the tiger and African elephant, have been notably affected. As for birds, nearly 4,000 species involving several million individuals annually are subject to domestic or international trade. Heavily affected groups include finches, weavers, parrots...

Sa's National Bird Is Threatened By The Illegal Trade

In the latter part of February 2010 alone, nine Blue Cranes were confiscated in four separate incidences of illegal removal from their Karoo habitat.

Bull Killing Festival To Go On

16 November 2009 By Nompumelelo Magwaza Pleas from animal rights activists have fallen on deaf ears and young Zulu men will again kill a bull with their bare hands as part of this year's fresh fruits festival, the Ukweshwana.

Hunting Is Sa: A Bloody Mess

05 July 2010   Animal Rights Africa (ARA) has just released a key report which takes an in-depth look at hunting activities in South Africa. The Report is available online:

5 Funniest Exotic Animal Smuggling Busts

Animal smuggling is one of the most important environmental issues facing planet Earth.

Inside The Exotic Animal Trade

Every year, people succumb to the temptation to purchase “exotic” animals like hedgehogs, macaws, lizards, and monkeys - even tigers and bears - from stores, auctions, or the Internet to keep them as “pets.” But often, life in captivity rapidly leads to pain and death for these animals, who can easily suffer from malnutrition, an unnatural and uncomfortable environment, loneliness, and the overwhelming stress of confinement. The exotic animal trade is also deadly for anim...

The Illegal Bird Trade

The images of striking blue and gold macaws soaring or birds snuggling in a tree are powerful. People see these magnificent birds in the wild, and they want to own one. Birds are the third most popular pets in the world, but unfortunately, this overwhelming desire has led to the demise of many parrot species, as buyers purchase wild-caught birds instead of those that are captive-bred.