With our victory against horse slaughter in the Texas state legislature, the battle now moves to the Federal level. At the Federal level, we have two battles: one in th
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AUSTIN -- In a state where horses have long been revered for their service on cattle drives and in combat, the Texas Legislature is about to consider whether they also should fill another role: food for the dinner table.
EDINBURGH, Scotland --Anglers and animal rights activists were further apart than ever on Wednesday after scientists said they had proved for the first time that fish feel pain.
The scientific study on rainbow trout by scientists in Scotland found evidence, researchers said, that fish have feelings, including stress and pain.
But the main angling group in Britain cast doubt on the research, saying that the findings contradicted previous studies.
The Daily Illini
Imagine a courtroom in which a chimpanzee sues a person for compensatory damages in a civil lawsuit. Although this may sound like a dream it is a reality animal rights lawyer Steven Wise hopes to achieve.
During a lecture Tuesday Wise explained why he believes some non-human animals should be entitled to legal rights.
"A huge number of non-human animals are killed and abused millions in the U.S. alone and are completely defenseless," Wise said.
By Jim Motavalli
Does a pig packed in a tiny factory cage waiting to be killed have any rights in America? Should it have? And what about the chimpanzee, which shares 99 percent of its active DNA with humans? Should anyone be allowed to own an animal with so many of our own attributes, including the ability to reason, use tools and respond to language? Isnt that like slavery?
Animals Suffer a Perpetual 'Holocaust'
04 April 2003
By Richard Marranca, E/The
Primatologist Jane Goodall needs little introduction, because her work with chimps in Tanzania is known throughout the world. Fifty years of intimate contact with these close human relatives gives her authority to speak on everything from their value systems to their ability to make music. Goodall's most recent book, written with Marc Bekoff, is The Ten Trusts (Harper San Francisco).
By Lisa Sandberg
San Antonio Express-News
Web Posted : 04/13/2003
Though heartbroken by the fatal shooting of a 400-pound African lioness last week, Carol Asvestas of the Wild Animal Orphanage has no doubt she soon will be beseeched to rescue yet another abandoned lion, tiger or bear adding to the 600 wild animals she already has.
Board of Agriculture together with Sweden's National Board for Laboratory
Animals recently decided on new regulations for using animals in research. One
of the most important changes is that great apes and nine species of Gibbon apes
will be exempt from use in experiments from june this year. Only non-invasive
behavioural studies of these animals will be allowed in the future.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, April 4, 2003 (ENS) - Whale conservationists around the world have condemned Iceland's proposal submitted this week to the International Whaling Commission to begin whaling under the convention's scientific research provisions.
The plan would allow Iceland to catch 100 fin whales, 50 sei whales and 100 northern minke whales each year. Both fin and sei whales are classified as endangered by IUCN, the World Conservation Union.