France: A So-Called ‘Artist’ Wants To Kill Animals With A Hammer for His ‘Performance’ – Please Sign Petition.

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We are sure that most of  you can think of a better word to describe this so-called ‘artist’. Please sign the petition – link provided below.

On Jan. 7th 2013 so-called “artist” Abdel Abdessemedhat  wants to enchain a horse, a cow, a goat, a pig, a sheep and a fawn and then kill them with a hammer !!

This “performance” shall take place at Centre Pompidou, one of the most famous museums in Paris !

I am innocent Petition – Please sign and share !

http://www.avaaz.org/fr/petition/Arreter_lexposiotion_Adel_Abdessemed_Je_suis_innocent/?tjEQoab

Canada / UK: BUAV Latest News – Air Canada Stops Transporting Primates for Research.

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Victory! Air Canada stops transporting primates for research

BUAV Web link:  http://www.buav.org/

From BUAV –

We are delighted to announce that the Canadian Transportation Authority (CTA) has upheld Air Canada’s decision to stop transporting primates destined for experiments.

The BUAV has played a vital role in exposing the role that airlines play in the cruel trade in primates for research. Last year, our investigative team revealed that Air Canada had transported a shipment of 48 monkeys from China to Canada for research purposes. This resulted in widespread media coverage, a public outcry and sparked a campaign spearheaded by the BUAV in which groups and individuals from around the world contacted Air Canada requesting that it stop transporting primates for the research industry.

Subsequently, Air Canada approached the CTA with an amended tariff that would allow it to discontinue the transportation of primates destined for research. The CTA suspended Air Canada’s amended tariff pending a hearing. The BUAV became an intervener in the case and submitted evidence to the CTA. The BUAV argued that Air Canada should be allowed to respond to public concern and align its policy with the many other major international carriers that have stopped transporting primates.

The trade in primates for research is a global industry that involves misery, suffering and death on a huge scale. The BUAV has worked tirelessly to end this inhumane trade and, as a result, a large number of airlines have stopped transporting monkeys destined for experiments. There is now only a small number of airlines that continue to be involved in this ugly business including Air France, Vietnam Airlines, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines.

Thank you to everyone who supported this important campaign! However, there is still work to do, so please join us and stand up for primates by contacting the airlines still involved in this cruel trade.

Please also consider giving a gift so we can continue our important work to speak out on behalf of those animals who suffer and die in laboratories around the world

Farm Animal Welfare News Snippets.

Source – Gateway to Farm Animal Welfare

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Web link:  http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/themes/animal-welfare/en/

13 December 2012

We’ve vowed to take on legal fight for live export animals

We have vowed to fight on for the animals after a High Court judge has indicated he will consider a fresh judicial review application from us in the New Year, concerning the transport of live animals from Ramsgate port.

Author/Organization: Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)

Year: 2012

Where: United Kingdom

Topics: cruelty to animals, importing/exporting, transport

http://www.rspca.org.uk/media/news/story/-/article/LiveTransport_Fight_Dec12

14 December 2012

HSI/Canada Calls on Canadian Retailers to End the Use of Gestation Crates in the Wake of Shocking Undercover Video

Following the recent news coverage of shocking new video footage of inhumane treatment of pigs reportedly taken at a pig farm in Manitoba, in an investigation conducted by the organization Mercy For Animals Canada, Humane Society International/Canada is calling on Canadian retailers to join dozens of leading North American companies in pledging to end the use of gestation crates in their supply chains.

Author/Organization: Humane Society International (HSI)

Year: 2012

Where: Canada

Topics: breeding, confinement systems, cruelty to animals, inspection and control , pigs, retailers

http://www.hsi.org/world/canada/news/releases/2012/12/hsi_gestation_crates_pledge_121312.html

14 December 2012

New Zealand issues new code of welfare for layer hens

The most commonly used cages for housing layer hens in New Zealand will be phased out by 2022 under a new code of welfare issued by the Minister for Primary Industries, David Carter.

Author/Organization: World Poultry

Year: 2012

Where: New Zealand

Topics: animal behaviour, confinement systems, housing, laying hens, welfare on the farm

http://www.worldpoultry.net/Layers/General/2012/12/New-Zealand-issues-new-code-of-welfare-for-layer-hens-1121345W/?cmpid=NLC|World%20Poultry|07-dec-2012|New%20Zealand%20issues%20new%20code%20of%20welfare%20for%20layer%20hens