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Fri Jan 18 2013 (Updated 01/19/13)Federal Investigations Reveal Severe Neglect of Animals at Santa Cruz Biotechnology
Fri Jan 18 2013 (Updated 01/19/13)Thousands of Animals are Suffering at For-Profit Research Lab in Santa Cruz
The first-ever lawsuit against an animal research lab under California's cruelty and unfair competition laws was filed in early January in a complaint with the California Superior Court of Santa Cruz County against Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc., for violating state animal cruelty and unfair competition laws by failing to properly care for their animals according to numerous Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) inspections.
Wed Jul 4 2012 (Updated 07/10/12)Interview with John Robbins About His Latest Book "No Happy Cows"
Wed Jul 4 2012 (Updated 07/10/12)"No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Food Revolution" by John Robbins
On June 27th, George Cadman interviewed local activist and best-selling author John Robbins about his latest book, No Happy Cows: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the Food Revolution. John and George talked about the revolving door between Big Ag and government agencies like the FDA, the rising cost of healthcare in the United States, the predatory ad campaigns that are directed at children by big fast food companies and the misleading "Happy Cows" advertising campaign of the California Milk Advisory Board.
Thu May 17 2012 (Updated 05/20/12)At Least Two People Subpoenaed to Federal Grand Jury
Thu May 17 2012 (Updated 05/20/12)New Grand Jury Subpoenas Related to UC Santa Cruz Arson Investigation
At least two individuals have been subpoenaed to a federal grand jury that appears to be investigating a fire set at the home of a UC Santa Cruz animal researcher in 2008. There was no claim of responsibility for the fire, and there is no evidence activists were responsible. Nonetheless, the incident became the impetus for the "AETA 4" case, which saw the indictment of four Bay Area activists before charges were dismissed in 2010.
Tue Nov 15 2011 (Updated 11/16/11)High School Students Protest Circus in Watsonville
Tue Nov 15 2011 (Updated 11/16/11)Renaissance High School Students Protest Against Animal Cruelty at Circus
On November 8th, 2011, four students from Renaissance High School went to the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds to protest against the way the circus treats their elephants. Students attending the protest joined other demonstrators from the bay area that were following the circus around to their performances. One protestor was assaulted while handing out flyers about the circus. The students stayed at the fairgrounds protesting for animal rights from 3pm to 7pm.
Sun Aug 28 2011 (Updated 08/29/11)Demonstrators Protest Ringling Bros. Circus' Animal Abuse in San Jose
Sun Aug 28 2011 (Updated 08/29/11)Circus Protests and Leafleting to Continue in SF and Oakland in Early September
On August 17th, opening night of the 2011 Ringling Brothers Circus in San Jose, nearly a hundred activists gathered to protest and to inform circus-goers about the cruelty involved when wild animals are forced to live in small cages and perform for audiences across the country. Ringling Brothers has a history of maltreating the animals under its care, from physically abusing them as part of their training to failing to adequately meet basic medical needs. Animal activists encourage others to help keep the heat on Ringling to drop the use of animals in their live shows. Demonstrations are planned for Ringling Brothers appearances in San Francisco and Oakland from September 1st through 11th.
Sat Mar 12 2011The End of Commercial Whaling in the Southern Ocean?
At a news conference on February 18th, 2011, Japanese Fisheries minister Michihiko Kano stated they will suspend their "research" whaling because the Sea Shepherd activists had succeeded in their attempts to harass those who hunt and kill whales in the Antarctic region. "The whale war in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary is over. The whales have won!" announced Captain Paul Watson from the Sea Shepherd vessel Steve Irwin.
Tue Feb 8 2011 (Updated 02/15/11)Lovers + Liberators: A Benefit for the Red Vic
Tue Feb 8 2011 (Updated 02/15/11)Fundraiser Aims to Save 30-Year Old Worker-Owned Red Vic Movie House
On February 12th, a benefit is being held for the Red Vic Movie House on Haight Street in San Francisco. Organizers state that "San Francisco is dangerously close to losing this 30-year old worker-owned community establishment. All the filmmakers and speakers in this series are donating 100% the box office revenue to the keep the Red Vic's doors open so they can continue to give voice to films like these that [the] mainstream does NOT want you you to see!" Lovers + Liberators is a fund-raising event for the Red Vic that brings together three films with the themes of liberation and domestic "terrorism".