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Egg Producer Permanently Removed From Industry in Settlement - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO — On August 21, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is announcing a settlement on behalf of plaintiffs Animal Place, Farm Sanctuary, and Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary in the animal groups’ lawsuit against egg industry defendants Andy Cheung and Lien Diep. The defendants abandoned 50,000 hens without food at a facility near Turlock, which led to the largest farmed animal rescue in California history. The settlement permanently prohibits Cheung, who managed...
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:50PM
Portland McDonald’s Sabotaged - by via Animal Liberation Press Office
anonymous report, from Portland Indymedia
Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:36PM
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
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
Genetic Tampering by Aviagen/Sanderson Leads to Infertile Roosters - by & Global Price Spikes in Chicken
The monoculture genetic breeds in U.S. factory farms like Sanderson are experiencing increased infertility rates of 2% that will result in global price spikes for chicken products. This is the result of their overdependence on the Ross breed combined with genetic tampering by Aviagen that can led to this unexpected mishap. Heritage breeds are rarely used in factory farms or protected by the government, yet the increase in heritage breed backyard chickens may prevent these genetic monoculture ...
Posted: Fri Aug 1, 2014 4:43AM
Canceled: Dangerous and Illegal California Great Bull Run - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
Los Angeles County — Today, the national nonprofits Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and PETA are delighted to announce the cancelation of a Great Bull Run event scheduled for this fall in Southern California because of the company’s inability to obtain the necessary permits. The Los Angeles County Fire Department refused to grant a permit for the event, citing violations of public safety standards. This marks the third time that the Great Bull Run has failed to secure necessary permits f...
Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:19PM
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
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Puts Contract Renewal With Wildlife Services on Hold - by Center for Biological Diversity
EUREKA, Calif.— One day after a broad coalition of national animal and conservation groups urged the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to terminate its contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services, the board assented to a citizen request to delay consideration of contract renewal for at least a month in order to reevaluate the issues.
Posted: Wed Jul 2, 2014 7:12PM
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
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
Coalition Responds to Idaho’s Motion to Dimiss Ag Gag Lawsuit - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
BOISE — Last week, national nonprofits Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho (ACLU), and Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a response to the state of Idaho’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed earlier this spring in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. In March 2014, a coalition of organizations dedicated to civil liberties, animal protection, food safety, labor rights, and the enviro...
Posted: Wed May 7, 2014 8:51AM
Federal Court: West Hollywood Prohibition on Fur Sales Stands - by The Humane Society
A federal court has upheld the City of West Hollywood’s municipal prohibition on the sale of animal fur apparel. Chief Judge George H. King wrote the opinion for the United States District Court for the Central District of California, dismissing a constitutional challenge filed by a retailer to the ordinance.
Posted: Tue May 6, 2014 7:40PM
Cat Tortured in Boulder Creek - by PETA
Boulder Creek, Calif. – On Monday, April 28, residents of Two Bar Road off Highway 9 in Boulder Creek discovered that their cat was bleeding from her rectum. They immediately took her to Boulder Creek Veterinary Hospital, where a veterinarian determined that the cat had been severely traumatized, apparently with a blunt object, in both the anus and vagina. The sexual assault, which, according to officials, may have involved multiple assailants, appears to have occurred sometime between 10 a...
Posted: Thu May 1, 2014 4:37PM
Goat Found Dead and Strung Up at Petaluma High School - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
A 15 pound goat was discovered Friday, April 4, strung up from a fence on the campus of Petaluma High School, near a baseball field. Petaluma Animal Control is investigating the incident. The cause of death has not yet been determined. However, under California Penal Code § 597(a), anyone who “maliciously and intentionally maims, mutilates, tortures, or wounds a living animal” can face misdemeanor charges—one year in county lockup and/or a $20,000 fine—or felony charges amounting to ...
Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:02PM
Paint Splattered at Vivisection Supplier for World Week for Animals in Labs - by anon
Paint Splattered at Vivisection Supplier for World Week for Animals in Labs
Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:56AM