By Jennifer O'Connor
If evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin were still alive, he would have turned 200 years old on February 12
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On the heels of a highly publicized attack of a Connecticut woman by a chimpanzee, U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and David Vitter, R-La., introduced the Captive Primate Safety Act (S. 462), which seeks to protect public safety and promote animal welfare by prohibiting interstate commerce of primates for the pet trade. Reps. Earl
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By Paula Moore
Feel-good stories about centenarians are nothing new, but a recent harrowing tale with a happy ending about one long-lived fellow named George may have taken some readers by surprise. George was abducted from his home in Newfoundland, Canada, taken to New York City, where he was imprisoned in a small enclosure
Read More… A Sea Change In Thinking About Sea Animals
The Humane Society of the United States, Farm Sanctuary, the Humane Farming Association and the Animal Legal Defense Fund criticized a ruling by a federal judge in Fresno, Calif. that temporarily stops the state from enforcing key provisions of California's newly upgraded law banning the use of sick and disabled animals in the food
Read More… Calif. Court Grants Meat Industry Request To Allow Sick, Disabled Animals Into Food Supply
By Alisa MullinsThis week, the dog world's biggest shindig, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, has descended on New York City with much fanfare and fur-primping. Parts of the show will be broadcast live on TV, but I won't be watching, even though I love dogs. Actually, I won't be watching because I love
Read More… Is Westminster Promoting Doggie Defects?
>The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund issued a challenge to U.S. agencies to make 2009 the year the book is closed on animal skin irritation testing forever. This call from the nation's largest animal protection organizations comes hot on the heels of a move by the European Union
Read More… The HSUS Calls On US Government To 'Hop To It' And End Rabbit Skin Tests
Feb 18th, 2009 – Despite processing plants' statements that there is no market for grey seal skins, 200 grey seals were clubbed to death Monday on Hay Island, part of the protected Scaterie Island Wildlife Area.
"Even though they readily admit there is virtually no market for seal skins, one company decided that
Read More… The Eyes Of The World Are On Canada As 200 Baby Grey Seals Are Slaughtered
In the nation's number-one dairy state, animal welfare and public health experts and agriculture scientists have urged support for a new bill to prevent an all-too-common type of mutilation of dairy cows. California Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez introduced legislation, SB 135, to ban the painful and unnecessary tail docking of dairy cows.The practice
Read More… Calif. Bill Takes Aim At Dairy Cow Mutilation