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30th July 2012

Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais has waded into a row over the testing of cosmetic products on animals. The Office star lashed out after companies were accused of putting profits before ethics to sell their products to China, where animal testing...
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The Independent

18th July 2012

The Scottish SPCA has launched its first ever rabbit awareness week after an increase in the number of the animals being abandoned or neglected over the last four years.
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Scotsman.com

16th July 2012

Thanks to a 2008 ballot measure bankrolled by the powerful Humane Society of the United States, California’s egg-laying hens will get expensive new accommodations by 2015, and there’s little anyone can do about it. But Iowa Republican Rep. Steve...
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The Daily Caller

16th July 2012

A new poll just out this morning, the first-ever survey of US public opinion on attitudes toward keeping killer whales in captivity, does not bear good news for the marine mammal industry, and in particular SeaWorld -- which is currently embroiled...
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The Huffington Post

11th July 2012

New Zealand farmers need to respect what their top end customers want from their exports if they want greater returns from their overseas markets, one of the country's top agribusiness academics says. Those consumers were demanding products farmed...
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Timaru Herald

10th July 2012

Namibia has been condemned for planning to transport a "Noah's Ark" of nearly 150 wild African animals, including elephants, rhinos, leopards, lions, antelopes and vultures to Cuba.
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The Guardian

10th July 2012

The number of scientific procedures carried out on animals last year was the highest in Britain for almost 25 years, according to figures released by the Home Office. More than 3.79m procedures, which range from breeding GM mice to mimicking...
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The Guardian

8th July 2012

Hunters are being offered the chance to blast wild boars to death on £200-a-time shoots. The giant swine are lured into the open after being regularly fed but then killed by people taking ­potshots from a raised platform.
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Daily Record

7th July 2012

RENO, Nev. — Animal rights activists say additional videotape shot at the Reno Rodeo shows the alleged abuse of bucking broncos was more extensive than originally thought. Leaders of Showing Animals Respect and Kindness, or SHARK, publicized...
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The Washington Post

6th July 2012

Analysis - The European Parliament has voted for animal welfare rules to be better enforced, existing loopholes closed and offenders punished, writes Chris Harris.
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The Poultry Site

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