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Yvonne Strahovski Is An 'angel For Animals'
Yvonne Strahovski's best friends - her rescued dogs, Chazzie and Wilbur - go with her everywhere, even to the set of her hit NBC show Chuck. Now, the trio is doing their part to help millions of homeless animals by starring in an "Adopt, Don't Buy" PETA campaign.
The Worst Company Ever!
Each year, thousands of animals die in Procter & Gamble laboratories -- the victims of painful, archaic and entirely unnecessary product tests. Caustic chemicals are forced into the eyes of rabbits and applied to animals' shaved and raw skin.
Iams Should Not Be Supported
ONLY support brands that do not test on animals. After uncovering extensive abuse of animals at a testing laboratory for dog and cat food maker Iams, PETA contacted hundreds of companion-animal food companies to ask if they conduct laboratory tests on animals. None of these tests is necessary or required by law, and humane alternatives do exist. Non-invasive, nonlethal, and cage-free "in-home" testing is conducted by PetSci, and collaborative veterinary clinic studies allow sick anima...
Cosmetic Testing - Hidden Ingredient: Animal Suffering
Since cosmetic and household products and ingredients are not required to be tested on animals and since non-animal alternatives exist, it is difficult to understand why companies continue to conduct these cruel tests. Institutional inertia seems to be at work, caused in part by technicians, researchers, and industry legal departments who blindly cling to the customary but outdated methods of the past.
The Unacceptable Practice Of Eating Monkey Brains
Monkey brain is a controversial foodstuff, often attributed to the Chinese, but also found in certain other countries. The practice of eating monkey brains has led to over-hunting in Indonesia, especially due to the unfounded belief that eating the monkeys' brain can cure impotence.
Hunting In South Africa - A Bloody Mess
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 - click here to view it.
Rutal Killings Are Wrong
In the picture above Zulu warriors pull at the tongue of the poor bull, while killing a full grown bull with their bare hands during the First Fruit Ceremony in celebration of the harvest at the Royal Kraal at Nongoma inKwa-Zulu Natal.
Although we have few choices when it comes to breathing - holding your breath isn’t a very practical option even if the air around you has an ugly brownish cast or smells bad - we can make choices that minimize the amount of polluted air we breathe. We can also make lifestyle decisions that decrease our own contribution to air pollution, both outdoors and in.
Celebrities Speak Out Against Nasa’s Monkey Radiation Experiments
On Tuesday February the 18th, 2010, IDA released letters from seven celebrities opposed to upcoming animal experiments funded by NASA. The experiments are part of a study entitled “Long-term Effects of Space Radiation in Nonhuman Primates” and they would involve irradiating squirrel monkeys at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a Department of Energy facility in New York State.
Sir Paul Mccartney Begs Nasa To Cancel Monkey Experiments
September 7, 2010: Sir Paul McCartney has penned a letter to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) begging it not to fund space experiments on monkeys. The former Beatles legend told NASA administrator Charles Bolden that he would find it "terribly disappointing" if the space agency continued with the planned test and appealed to Bolden to cancel it. "I believe NASA has the ingenuity to investigate the health effects of space travel without confining and experimenti...
NASA Forced to Suspend Cruel Monkey Experiments!
The Nasty And Cruel Shembe Church Traditional Ceremony
From the website www.toskinacat.org Leopard numbers are falling drastically across Southern Africa due to a widespread skin trade. Each year, massive numbers of skins are procured by members of the Shembe church for traditional ceremonies. The documentary film, To Skin A Cat, aims to create a response to a major conservation blindspot, and present a potential solution.
Backpackers Gold = Toilet Paper
Written by Joshua who volunteered at Monkeyland during 2010. So six weeks into our stay in the tucked away Crags suburb located outside of Plett. Monkeyland has been interesting, if not strange in many ways... There are good and bad things to every situation and this is no exception. Each day we wake up to sounds of over a thousand birds calling in the giant bird sanctuary outside of our volunteer house. As we begin to eat breakfast, have coffee and put on our khaki ranger uniforms... we l...
As A Matter Of Fact Miss Hilton...
I am not sure who is confused here? The reporters who write about Paris Hilton or Paris? Anyway, a Kinkajou is NOT a MONKEY - see http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/celebrity/Paris+Hilton-7392.html and http://news.softpedia.com/news/Paris-Hilton-To-Give-Up-Monkey-Baby-Luv-12829.shtml
Space Monkeys - The Sad Story
Before humans went into space, several animals were launched into space, including numerous monkeys, so that scientists could investigate the biological effects of space travel. The United States launched monkey flights primarily between 1948-1961 with one flight in 1969 and one in 1985. France launched two monkey space flights in 1967. The Soviet Union and Russia launched monkeys between 1983 and 1996. Most monkeys were anesthetized before lift-off. Thirty-two monkeys flew in the space program;...
Interesting Facts About Recycling
SOME INTERESTING RECYCLING FACTS Did you know that: * Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the average dustbin could be recycled? * The unreleased energy contained in the average dustbin each year could power a television for 5,000 hours? Err, ok maybe not the best use for it but better than adding to the waste mountain :-) * On average, around 16% of the money you spend on a product pays for the packaging, which ultimately ends up as rubbish? * As much as 50% of the was...
World Day Against Speciesism: June 5
We ill-treat and kill hundreds of millions of animals each day. In order to justify that, we have convinced ourselves that their lives and sufferings are not worth much: "they are just animals!" However, animals are sensitive beings that also want to avoid suffering and that wish to enjoy their lives. Just like humans.
Why Should I Recycle
Clothing made from recycled materials has begun to weave its way into our lives -sometimes without people even realizing it. Next time you snuggle up in a fleece jacket, you could be cuddling up with a couple of dozen old soda bottles. That's because synthetic fleece is made from polyester, and polyester is spun plastic.
Vivisection - The Untold Truth
Every year millions of animals are harmfuly used as tools in education. This use is still widespread in many educational environments, and it is not exactly known how many animals are killed for this reason. The estimated figures run into tens of millions.