British army ‘shot live pigs’ and then used them as dummy casualties for surgeons, claim animal rights campaigners
By David Raven
Animal rights group want EU to investigate Danish facility where animals are used as mock war wounded for ‘trauma training’ by doctors and medics.
The British army has been accused of ‘cruelly’ shooting live pigs while training up new surgeons.
Campaign group PETA said the military practice involves “shooting, stabbing and breaking the bones” of animals …
Mirror.co.uk – 23 Aug 2013 18:27
UK Military Accused Of Killing Animals In Training Exercises
By Charlotte Meredith
Animal rights campaigners have urged the EU to investigate the British military’s “cruel” use of live animals in battlefield surgery training exercises.
PETA have said the training involves the “shooting, stabbing and breaking the bones of live pigs and other animals.“ (secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?…) …
Huffington Post UK – 23/08/2013 13:58 BST
Platini urged to end animal slaughter
Animal rights campaign group PETA has appealed to UEFA president Michel Platini to ban the ritual slaughter of animals in European football …
SBS – 23 August 2013
How Economics Can Save the Whales
By Evan Soltas
Strong consensus on policy still eludes most branches of economics. How can poor countries best achieve rapid sustainable growth, for instance? That’s probably the most important question in all of economics. Development economists have “very little clue,” according to Lane Kenworthy, a leading scholar in the field and professor at the University of Arizona. But there’s an interesting exception. Without attracting much notice, one branch of the discipline has made a lot of progress in devising polices that command consensus: environmental economics …
Bloomberg – Aug 22, 2013 10:34 PM
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Aug 23, 2013)
Reasons for opposing whaling
It is expected that before the end of this year the International Court of Justice will hand down a decision with regard to Japanese whaling in the Arctic Ocean. Of course, we will have to accept whatever decision the judges may reach, but I hope that decision will not be influenced by feelings rather than facts …
The Japan Times – Aug 21, 2013
End Slaughter of Whales and Dolphins
Get chimpanzees out of labs now!
Martina Patterson (Aug 21, 2013)
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Aug 21, 2013)
PETA Wants SeaWorld Out of ‘Anchorman 2′
by Amanda Just
“Blackfish”, the eye-opening documentary (www.ecorazzi.com/2013/07/11/bl…) about orcas in captivity that slams SeaWorld, has left an impression on everyone from celebrities to creators at Pixar ( www.ecorazzi.com/2013/08/12/fi… ). Riding on this wave of awareness, PETA is hoping to influence the producers of “Anchorman 2″ to cut the SeaWorld scenes (www.contactmusic.com/story/pet…) from their movie …
Ecorazzi – August 20, 2013
Humanity consumes this year’s resources 133 days too early (Video)
Today is Earth Overshoot Day, according to the Global Footprint Network and WWF’s Living Planet Report, which means the seven billion people on Earth have consumed the globe’s renewable resources for the year. In other words for the next 133 days humanity will be accumulating ecological debt by overdrawing on our collective resources …
Mongabay.com – August 20, 2013
Navy rejects CA whale protection suggestions
(AP) SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Navy has rejected suggestions by the California Coastal Commission to limit sonar training to avoid harming whales and other marine mammals but talks were continuing to resolve the issue.
Navy officials said in a July 31 letter that they would not adopt the commission’s March recommendations, the Orange County Register reported (bit.ly/1am8rg3) on Monday …
WNYT – Posted at: 08/20/2013 12:35 PM
Relief in Sight for Animals in Chinese Laboratories
Posted by Anne
“3T3 Neutral Red Uptake Phototoxicity Assay” might sound like a dry, technical phrase spouted by someone in a lab coat. But for mice and guinea pigs in China, it could mean the difference between life and death and save them from being subjected to cruel and painful product tests …
PETA.org.uk (press release) (blog) – August 20, 2013 9:39 AM
Pacific tuna stocks in alarming decline – Greenpeace
Pacific tuna stocks are experiencing further decline and current management measures are failing to restore stocks, a ten-day meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission has concluded …
Islands Business – Tue 20 Aug 2013
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Aug 20, 2013)
Help animals – donate your car
Admit it … you and your car have had a great run, but maybe you’re thinking it’s time to part with old Bessie. Your cherished clunker can give animals a lift. Donate your old or unused car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or other vehicle (onecarhelpshumane.com/?utm_cam…) to The Humane Society of the United States. We’ll tow it for free and it’s tax deductible! …
Martina Patterson (Aug 19, 2013 – 20:38)
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Aug 19, 2013)
Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year Asia on Channel 9 criticised by PETA over snake killing skit
The Daily Telegraph
Comedians Hamish Blake and Andy Lee have attracted the ire of militant animal advocacy group PETA.
In a skit titled Cultural Eating on Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year Asia on Channel 9, the group claims the pair took a joke too far when they killed a snake for Lee to consume the animal’s still-beating heart in a glass of blood …
Herald Sun – August 19, 2013 12:00 AM
Earthjustice e.Brief: Monthly e-Newsletter
Stop the Slaughter of Baby Seals in Namibia
What will happen to the chimps?
Martina Patterson (Aug 17/18, 2013)
Horse pulling carriage collapses in Salt Lake City (Video)
Reported by: Kim Johnson
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – A scene in downtown Salt Lake Saturday drew a lot of onlookers including PETA.
A horse pulling a carriage collapsed on the street …
ABC 4 – Updated: 12:21 am | Published: 8/17 10:23 pm
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Aug 18, 2013)
Military rejects animal death concerns
The killing of animals to make Australian Defence Force medicos battle-ready is a breach of national health guidelines, says a welfare group.
In a letter to Defence Minister Stephen Smith, PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals) says it is “of grave concern” that Australia’s military has failed to adopt synthetic models that could save thousands of pigs, which are used in trauma training before being killed …
Ninemsn – 1:58 pm August 17, 2013
PETA Protesters Take On Gordon Ramsay Over Foie Gras At NYC Restaurant
By Christopher Zara
Gordon Ramsay is in hot water with PETA.
The outspoken animal-rights group is planning a protest in Midtown Manhattan outside the restaurant Gordon Ramsay at the London. According to an email sent Friday by PETA, the group wants Ramsay’s chain of fancy eateries to drop foie gras ( secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?… ), a controversial delicacy made from duck or goose livers. Creating the dish involves a painful process in which the birds are force fed through a steel tube until their livers become inflamed and diseased …
International Business Times – August 17 2013 11:09 AM
Notorious Ivory Trafficker Arrested in Africa
By James A. Foley
A notorious ivory trafficker was arrested this week in Gabon for the third time in as many years, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
Messimo Rodrigue is allegedly responsible for the deaths of “hundreds of elephants,” the WWF reports, adding that Rodrigue was arrested in the southeastern city of Franceville along with three accomplices. The suspects were in possession of enough ivory to fetch tens of thousands of dollars on the black market …
Nature World News – Aug 16, 2013 01:50 PM EDT
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Aug 17, 2013)
Petition: Oliver Stone Video on the horrific military training on animals (Aug. 2013)
Help End the Military’s War on Animals!
Each year, more than 10,000 live animals are shot, stabbed, mutilated, and killed in cruel military training exercises: features.peta.org/TraumaTraini…
Martina Patterson (Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:18)
South Korean Dog and Cat Update Plus Victory: More Elephant Circus Bans
Martina Patterson (Thu, 15 Aug 2013 23:14)
AWI eAlert: Tell the USDA Organic Program to Make Animal Welfare a Priority
Martina Patterson (Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:40)
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Aug 16, 2013)
Animal Welfare Campaigners Slam ‘Abusive’ Chinese Zoos
By Charlotte Meredith
Animal charity groups have responded furiously after shocking images emerged of dogs trapped in a squalid zoo enclosure in China (www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/…) where they were being showcased as lions.
The animal rights organisation PETA (www.peta.org/) branded the treatment of the creatures as “awful,” and demanded that more be done to phase out zoos …
Huffington Post UK – 15/08/2013 14:18 BST
The Hypocritical Whaling Debate
By the Editors
Japan stands accused at the International Court of Justice (topics.bloomberg.com/internati…) of disguising commercial whaling as scientific research, a violation of its international obligations. Japan’s lawyers really don’t have much of a case. Then again, in a larger sense, neither do the country’s accusers …
Bloomberg – Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM GMT
PETA Decries ‘Goat Lab’ Training
By Health News Florida Staff
A multi-center study for the Pentagon that compares combat-medic training with mannequins and goals — with goats being the standard — has caught the attention of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals …
Health News Florida – 11:09 am Thu August 15, 2013
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The war on whales
A tinge of romance clings to the brutal and controversial whaling industry.
When 38-year-old Bishan Rajapakse was knocked unconscious for 10 seconds after being struck by a whale while surfing at Bondi Beach last month, the annual northern migration of whales was well under way …
The Age – August 15, 2013 – 12:07 AM
Sonakshi Sinha stars in new PETA ad
Sonakshi Sinha stars in a brand-new print ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.
The advert sees reads, “Envision a world without homeless dogs and cats. Adopt a dog or cat from an animal shelter, and always get your animal companions sterilised”, and was released just in time for International Homeless Animals’ Day (17 August) …
Asian Image – 10:53 am Wednesday 14th August 2013
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Aug 14, 2013)
Enjoy your Nutella
Earlier this year the WWF announced that Nutella, the chocolate spread, would soon be produced only from sustainable palm oil. This sounds like good news. Millions of hectares of rainforest have been cleared to make way for palm plantations. In Borneo and Sumatra, this could soon mean the extinction of the orangutan. The smog that recently enveloped Singapore was caused by fires used to clear forests …
London Review of Books (subscription) (blog) – 13 August 2013
Kim Basinger and PETA Help Stop Plan to Capture Belugas
by Amanda Just
The Georgia Aquarium and its Sea World affiliates wanted to capture Russian beluga whales to stock their small pools for the sake of profiting off animal exploitation. With a strong push from actress and animal rights activist, Kim Basinger and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), their request was denied by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) …
Ecorazzi – August 13, 2013
Judge says SeaWorld trying to comply with rules
ORLANDO, Fla. – A federal judge says SeaWorld Orlando has made a good faith effort to comply with new workplace safety goals following the death of a trainer who was drowned by a killer whale in 2010 …
WFTV Orlando – Posted: 10:57 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
Protesters or Pirates?
For eight years, a battle has raged in the Southern Ocean. Japanese whaling companies, under the guise of scientific research, hunt whales and can their meat for profit. Sea Shepherd, a direct action advocacy group, chases their boats and hurls stink bombs, slippery powder, and ropes at the whaling boats to foul the meat and discourage the hunting. The drama plays out on Animal Planet’s TV show Whale Wars. The parties brought their fight to federal court in the United States, with some interesting results …
Justia Verdict – August 13, 2013
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Aug 13, 2013)