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FBI Adds Animal Cruelty Category to Nation's Crime Report - by Animal Welfare Institute
WASHINGTON, DC—Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James B. Comey officially announced a historic change in the identification and reporting of animal cruelty crime statistics. The FBI will now report animal cruelty crimes as a separate offense under the agency’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Program, the prime source of information on crime in the United States.
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:07AM
Neighbors Sue Minnesota Pig Factory for Creating Unlivable Conditions - by The Humane Society
On August 21 neighbors of a Minnesota pig factory served a legal complaint alleging that horrible odors from the facility have made their lives miserable, and are a nuisance under Minnesota law. The neighbors claim the foul stench from the facility has prevented them from going outdoors or opening their windows, and has isolated them from family and friends.
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:24PM
Portland McDonald’s Sabotaged - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
anonymous report, from Portland Indymedia
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:36PM
Hacktivists Target Multiple Sites Advocating Animal Abuse - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
In recent weeks, anonymous Paw Security activists have targeted animal abuse worldwide. Beginning on August 5, Chinese government websites, and those of Chinese companies, were attacked to protest the dog meat and fur trades.
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:33PM
More Than 12,000 Call on Aspen Art Museum to Halt Controversial Tortoise Exhibit - by Center for Biological Diversity
ASPEN, Colo.— The Center for Biological Diversity today delivered petitions signed by more than 12,000 people calling on the Aspen Art Museum to cancel a controversial exhibit by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang featuring three African sulcata tortoises, each with a pair of iPads stuck directly to its massive shell.
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:28PM
Animal Legal Defense Fund Demands Investigation of Morro Bay Aquarium for Tax Fraud - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
MORRO BAY, Calif. — On August 13, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) sent formal complaint letters to California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the Internal Revenue Service, alleging the Morro Bay Marine Rehabilitation Center, the nonprofit arm of the Morro Bay Aquarium, committed tax fraud when it claimed nonprofit tax status based on false claims that the facility provides rehabilitation services to distressed marine animals. However, the Morro Bay Aquarium has no...
Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:21AM
Save the pink river dolphin (Amazon/Brasil) - by XAD
The pink river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), also known as boto, is being massacred in the Amazon/Brasil to be used as bait. Save the pink river dolphin! Sign the petition!
Posted: Sun Aug 3, 2014 7:42PM
Animal Protection Groups Stop Coyote Killing Contest - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
BEND, Oregon – On July 25, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), along with co-plaintiffs Project Coyote and an individual Oregon resident, settled a lawsuit against Duane Freilino, organizer of the annual JMK Coyote Hunting Contest in Crane, Harney County, Oregon. Freilino’s killing contest, held annually for eight seasons, required hunters to “buy in” to the contest by paying an entry fee of $100. Top teams won cash prizes totaling more than $10,000 for various ki...
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:01PM
Animal Liberation Front Targets Canadian Vivisection Front Group with Butyric Acid - by Animal Liberation Press Office
Animal Liberation Front Targets Canadian Vivisection Front Group with Butyric Acid
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:51PM
Washington State Mobile Slaughter Truck Sabotaged by ALF - by Animal Liberation Press Office
Washington State Mobile Slaughter Truck Sabotaged by ALF
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:49PM
Animal Rights Militia Active in Czech Republic- 50 Mink Liberated, Farm Sabotaged - by Animal Liberation Press Office
From our comrades in the Czech Republic:
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:47PM
Arizona Game and Fish Dept. Tries to Spin CA Condor Lead Poisonings as "Success Story" - by Center for Biological Diversity
PHOENIX— As part of a campaign opposing limits on toxic lead ammunition in the Kaibab National Forest, the Arizona Department of Game and Fish is asserting that the best measure of efforts to protect California condors from lead ammunition is not the number of lead-related condor deaths but the percentage of hunters enrolled in a volunteer program to reduce exposure to lead bullets.
Posted: Wed Jul 2, 2014 7:20PM
Judge’s Refusal to Review Seaquarium’s Violations of Law Prompts Court Appeal - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
Miami — PETA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the Orca Network, and concerned individuals filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Lolita, the solitary orca confined to a tiny concrete tank at Miami Seaquarium, but the judge has dismissed it. That’s why today, the plaintiffs filed an appeal of the dismissal of the lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for automatically renewing Seaquarium’s Animal Welfare Act (AWA) license to exhibit Lolita—despite knowi...
Posted: Tue Jul 1, 2014 7:36PM
ALDF, Cat Sanctuaries Ask California Fish and Wildlife to Regulate Hybrid “Franken-Cats” - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SACRAMENTO – On June 26, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), with co-petitioners Big Cat Rescue, Born Free USA, WildCat Haven, and Wildcat Sanctuary, submitted a petition to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) proposing a rule to amend regulations regarding the breeding and possession of controversial “hybrid” cats. These cats are a result of interbreeding domestic cats with exotic cats. ALDF argues that these hybrid breeds, like Savannahs and Beng...
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:25AM
Another reason not to eat (or even touch) factory farmed chicken: Campylobacter - by foa
Britian's Food Standards Agency has issued a new warning: "Campylobacter is a serious issue. Not only can it cause severe illness and death, but it costs the economy hundreds of millions of pounds a year as a result of sickness." It's so bad, the FSA urges people not to even wash chicken at home because splashing water spreads the dangerous bacteria all over the kitchen. It is being recommended that US "consumers" of chicken don't even touch the packaging of chicken in grocery stores, but rat...
Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:00PM
"The Paw Project" documentary about the evils of declawing cats is officially released - by The Paw Project
After over a decade in the making "The Paw Project" documentary about the evils of declawing cats if officially released on iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Dish, U-verse and YouTube. Free screenings are available all over the US. Please, watch this compelling documentary and share it with your friends. People need to know that declawing cats is unnecessary, inhumane and now thankfully illegal in a few cities in the nation.
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:18PM
Cows, Rice Fields and Big Agriculture Consume Well Over 90% of California's Water - by Guy T. Saperstein, Alternet
Low-flow showerheads help save much less water than people think. Most people shower once a day and use an average of 14 gallons of water. You could save more water by reducing your beef intake by one pound than by not showering for six months!
Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 12:40PM
Primate Cage Supplier Targeted in Hillsboro, OR - by Animal Liberation Press Office
On the night of April, 27th, in commemoration of World Week for Animals in Laboratories, a visit was paid to Carter2 Systems, Inc. (2750 SE 39th Loop, Hillsboro, OR) a manufacturer and supplier of primate cages to vivisection laboratories. Red paint was splattered across the glass door and walls of the companies sales office to symbolize the blood of the millions of nonhuman animals tortured and killed for research and cosmetic testing every year; an atrocity in which this company is directly...
Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 3:23PM
Locks Glued at Portland (OR) Retailer Paxton Gate - by Animal Liberation Press Office
On the early morning of April 14th, Paxton Gate, Portland had its locks filled with liquid steel. Paxton Gate profits from the sale of mutilated animal corpses, including fur farmed silver fox tails. Also many of the dead animals sold by this company were killed by trapping. A brutal practice in which trapped animals will sometimes suffer for days until they are finally killed by hunters or succumb to their wounds.
Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 3:21PM
PETA Buys Stock in Pharmaceutical Firm Arrowhead, Calls for Ban on Chimpanzee Experiments - by PETA
Pasadena, Calif. – PETA wants Pasadena-based pharmaceutical company Arrowhead Research to join Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Novo Nordisk, and other drug companies by pledging not to conduct, commission, or fund cruel experiments on chimpanzees and is taking its campaign to the boardroom.
Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 3:16PM