Archive for the 'Animal Rights' Category
Paul McCartney is a huge animal lover and big supporter of animal rights.
So of course he was so happy when the European Union (EU) enacted a law that banned all animal testing.
Cruelty Free International (Buav) is an organization that really spearheaded the ban in Europe, and now they've joined forces with Sir Paul to bring that ban to the rest of the world.
Morrissey is a big fighter for animal rights.
So of course he slapped his name on a petition that was demanding an independent probe into a vivisection lab at Imperial College London.
If you're unfamiliar with the term, vivisection is a surgery performed on a living creature for experimental purposes.
That means these animals are ALIVE when scientists begin cutting into them!
The governor of Michigan is obviously not a Wolverine fan as he's totally OK'd a bill that will allow the hunting of the gray wolf.
Not too long ago - the species was nearly driven to extinction, but since then has experienced something of a resurgence.
Feelings about wolves divide the public. Some feel they're a nuisance that prey on farm animals, while others respect their unfiltered wildness.
Here's what Governor Rick Snyder said:
The race for the next mayor of New York City may be a historic one.
Not only for humans, but for horses, too!
Horse drawn carriages in New York City have become a big issue these days.
Animal activists say it is severe animal cruelty to have horses drawing carriages around cars in the city. Plus they say the horses are treated very poorly!
But others say that to remove carriage horses from the city will put 300 people out of a job!
One of the supporters of carriage horses is Christine C. Quinn - a top candiate to replace Michael Bloomberg as mayor of the Big Apple.
But one of her main opponents is not a supporter.
Score one for the Sharks!
The New York Senate has UNANIMOUSLY passed a bill to ban shark fin trading!
But that won't mean squat unless the New York state Assembly passes the bill which many people are positive will happen.
Here's what a spokesperson for the Humane Society said: