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Animal Exploitation

"Our grandchildren will ask us one day: Where were you during the Holocaust of the animals?  What did you do against these horrifying crimes?  We won't be able to offer the same excuse for the second time, that we didn't know."  Dr Helmut Kaplan

"The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit."  Ashley Montagu

Animals are not things nor machines, but rather they are sentient beings whose lives matter to them. It is therefore legitimate to consider their interests and moral worth when making decisions about them.

We need a People's Party to overcome ignorance, prejudice and cruelty and to bring honesty, morality, ethics and a genuine sense of caring back into government. We need to ensure that children are taught to honour and respect all other living creatures. We need to create a social environment in which cruelty is unacceptable and unjustifiable and in which the vivisector, the hunter, the butcher and the abattoir worker cannot stand unaccused. Vernon Coleman, author Animal Rights Human Wrongs

National Anti-Vivisection Society (UK) 

Speaking out against animal experimentation; UBC on defensive

Animal testing still taking place at UVic; Langara College plans dissection of domestic animals 2016

Alternatives phasing out animal testing; new cosmetic test uses protozoa instead of rabbits

Boycott heartless research; buy cruelty-free; EU ban 2013

Monash University stops cruel rabbit research whereas L'Oreal pushes into China

Rabbit gets face transplant; Amami rabbit being cloned

Pet shop has 2-nosed bunny; the pet industry players

Edinburgh Zoo kills rare piglets; Copenhagen Zoo executes young giraffe deemed ‘surplus’; follows up by destroying 4 lions

SATYA Zoo Issues; exotic animal trade; primates; behind bars; Surabaya's rising death toll

Inside China's zoos - chilling and barbaric "entertainment"; donkey video goes viral 2017

Toronto Zoo kills baby male reindeer; GuZoo-Alberta's shame; a living hell, could it finally be closing? It is, finally!

Continuing calls to close Greater Vancouver Zoo; many untimely deaths

Baby hippo dispute at Switzerland's Basel Zoo, CAPS; National Zoo problems

Zoos: prisons by any other name; Toronto Zoo elephants moving, update 2015; Bowmanville Zoo owner seen on video abusing Siberian tiger; cruelty charges, closing, update 2017; Calgary Zoo's long record of obituaries

Investigating the Illegal Wildlife Market in Mong La, Burma

Endangered & exotic illegal animal trade skyrockets; criminal enterprise

Live animal markets a nightmare; bans in some cities; Santee Alley bunnies

Rabbits - raised for fur, wool, meat, and vivisection

Rabbits nothing more than $$$ for the vile fur industry; shocking undercover video; inside China's fur farms; Canada's shocking export stats

A history: rabbits as pet, pest, and product

Reconsidering the rabbit in today's society; the rabbit rental scheme; rabbit cafes disadvantageous

Competitive Rabbit-Hopping; PNE event

Cottage Grove Rodeo rabbit scramble archaic & abusive; legality of animal 'scrambles', OR & MS

Abuse of work animals; animal welfare in developing nations

Donkeys exploited for entertainment & school fundraising; pig 'rodeo' in S. Carolina; brutal pig wrestling a 'tradition' at Wisconsin parish, comes to an end; animal abuse law violations

Asia's pet rental business thriving

Cruelty in the name of entertainment; take action, ban animal acts; boycotting Shriners

The Cruellest Show on Earth!; Ringling Bros calls it quits 2017; Vernon's bylaws; Mexico responds with new laws 

Incredible sight of the elephant that cried: Raju was held in chains, beaten and abused for fifty years and on the day he was released tears rolled down his face

Exhibitions and fairs unfair to animals; BC gov't gives gaming grants; the 4-H message; petting zoo problems; PNE 2018

Close the pig barns at fairs, expert says as more states report swine flu cases

Petting zoos; E.coli; risky & outdated, Stanley Park farmyard closes; Park Board goat case, FVA; Dolittle probe, Maple Ridge

Aquariums profit by exploiting marine wildlife, No Whales In Captivity; referendum; two beluga deaths 2016

BC's Wildlife Act amended; protecting both pets & wildlife; 'pests'; feral pigs invasive

A new threat to BC’s injured wildlife; FLNRO & wildlife rehabilitators battle heats up

Rabbits and the Wildlife Act; provincial stand; Vancouver Island populations

Some correspondence re: rabbits, reg's, abandonment, FLNRO bureaucracy; politics     

Hunting - a repugnant "sport"; Costa Rica moves to a ban; US politics, some stats

Poaching and Pit-lamping BC; the blood continues to flow; pregnant rhino massacred; trophy victims, US dentist lures & assassinates Cecil the lion; Pedals, upright walking bear, murdered

BC firm under probe for animal parts trafficking; smuggling, profit trumps preservation; poaching, penalties under Wildlife Act

Former Cop Guilty in Colorado Killing of “Big Boy” the Elk, charges include forgery, tampering with evidence

The cruelty of blood sports; Royal sadists, Windsor 'wildlife massacre'; Harrisburg Beagle Club savagery

I couldn't wait to get my elephant, giraffes gunned down; elephants poisoned, massacred

Transit boss rejects animal compassion ads! ads running across Canada 2013

US and Australian wool industries exposed in shocking undercover footage captured by animal rights groups; petition

Dying for fur - inside China's fur farms

Boycott China - End Its Animal Terror; appetite for 'trophies'; 'aphrodisiacs'

Undercover Video: Rabbits Screaming During Slaughter; boycotting fashion giants; Donna Karan

Taking action - horrors of the fur industry, reporting misleading advertising & labelling to the Competition Bureau

Fighting the despicable fur trade; some Cdn stats; Grouse Mtn discontinues selling fur; Canadian Tire & subsidiaries go fur-free

War on fur continues; Pappas & Snowflake; West Hollywood to ban sales!, Canada Goose faces lawsuit; Textile Labelling Act

Ottawa won't ban fur imports because of seal ban; a long struggle; WTO 'morals' decision; Canada subsidizes dying mink farm industry

Fur flying new green flag while trapping bans on rise; a cruel & unnecessary industry

The Witness - video excerpt


Fur is cruel.  Unless there's justice for innocent creatures we will never see peace.  Join campaigns, hold a vigil, do something, anything, to help end the senseless suffering and cruelty of our animal friends.
Be their voice!