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New York Bans Use of Elephants for Entertainment

New York Bans Use of Elephants for Entertainment

Global
A Bill that bans the use of elephants in circuses and other forms of entertainment is headed to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature following passage in both houses of the New York State legislature. The "Elephant Protection Act," originated and lobbied by students of the Pace University Environmental Policy Clinic and supported by The Humane Society of the United States, cites the "physical and psychological harm due to the living conditions and treatment to which [elephants] are subjected." Students of Pace's Environmental Policy Clinic devoted their spring semester to assuring passage of the legislation which would make New York the first state in USA to institute such a ban. They maintain that the methods used to train elephants have a direct impact on the survival of the sp...
200 Dogs Rescued from Dog Meat Farm in South Korea

200 Dogs Rescued from Dog Meat Farm in South Korea

Global
Rescuers with Humane Society International (HSI ) recently transported 200 dogs saved from a South Korean dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea, to the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. This is the sixth dog meat farm closure managed by HSI, with a total of 770 dogs rescued since January 2015 as part of the organization’s campaign to end the dog meat trade in South Korea and across Asia. The dogs will be taken to animal shelters participating in The Humane Society of the United States’ Emergency Placement Partner program, where they will be placed for adoption as family pets in loving homes. The shelters are located in Florida, Virginia, Oklahoma and Ohio, among other states. The dog meat operation is located in Gangwon province of South Korea, which is significant beca
Invite to United for Animals: A Citizens Rally at Jantar Mantar

Invite to United for Animals: A Citizens Rally at Jantar Mantar

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The Co-ordination Committee in Defense of Animals call upon all who believe in the sanctity, dignity and inviolability of life in all its forms and manifestations to a peaceful assemblage at Jantar Mantar, Parliament Street (New Delhi), on 24 April 2010 (Saturday) at 4.30 pm to express concern for the deterioration of Animal Rights and the escalating levels of cruelty towards animals. Date: 24 April, 2010 (Saturday) Time: 4.30 pm onwards Venue: Jantar Mantar The Rally has been organised with the following objectives in mind: To endorse the co-existence of humans and non-humans and to treat all living beings with respect and compassion To question the policies of making our urban spaces “Animal Free” zones and to strongly object against “developmental” models that destroys

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