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Millions of animals are used for animal testing each year. Photo credit: DW.com

Bill To Ban Cosmetic Testing Brings Animals Justice

(ANIMAL TESTING) Tests that use animals to determine the safety of human cosmetic products such as lipstick, perfume, and eyeliner, are killing thousands of animals in the U.S. each year. If the lab animals do not die from such experiments, industries typically kill the animals afterward. Last week, Congress passed the Humane Cosmetics Act, which […]

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<p>Photo: Nicole Bengiveno / New York Times</p>

Same-Sex Marriage Legal In The U.S. & The Animal Kingdom?

(CULTURE/ANIMAL KINGDOM) Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote that all 50 states cannot ban same-sex marriage–a historic victory for what many have called the “defining civil rights challenge of our time.” Not only does the Supreme Court and 60 percent of Americans— an all-time high—support gay marriage, but so does […]

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Jim Horton, a licensed animal trapper in Westchester County, with a foothold he uses on coyotes. Photo Credit: Andrew Sullivan for The New York Times

Coyotes Cue Controversy In New York Suburbs

(COYOTES/ANIMAL NEWS) New York’s suburbs are witnessing a surge in Eastern coyote populations this year, leading to an increase in dead and/or missing pets. While homeowners are seeking out animal control officers and private animal trappers to capture and euthanize nuisance coyotes, naturalists claim the coyotes are a beneficial part of the ecosystem and have […]

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Photo Credit: AP Photo/Humane Society International, File)

Friends Not Food: Stop The Yulin Dog Meat Festival!

(DOGS/ANIMAL WELFARE) CHINA — The annual Yulin dog meat festival, where as many as 10,000 dogs are slaughtered for their meat, kicked off nearly a week early this year in an attempt to avoid protesters. Despite popular belief, the local festival only dates back to the 1990s. But the Chinese tradition of eating dog meat […]

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Huge crowds gather in Arles southern France for a bull fight. Photo Credit: Telegraph

Cruel Or Cultural? France Cuts Bullfighting From Heritage List

(ANIMAL NEWS/BULLFIGHTING) While many consider bullfighting a Spanish tradition, similar events called “La Corrida” are also quite popular throughout southern France. However, thanks to pressure from animal activists, France has finally removed the blood sport from its cultural heritage list. Although some maintain the ruling will have no impact on bullfighting in France, activists believe […]

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Photo Credit: Humane Society International

Help Save Animal Lives: Emergency Efforts In Nepal

(EMERGENCY ANIMAL RESCUE) Today, less than three weeks after a mammoth earthquake struck Nepal, killing over 8,000 people, the country witnessed another devastating 7.2-magnitude quake with dozens of deaths and more than a thousand injuries reported. Along with the thousand of lives directly affected by both disasters, many animals have also been left injured and […]

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