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Animal welfare groups raise concerns over laboratory animals

A strongly worded report from an animal rights group states that many accredited laboratories violate animal welfare rules, and that the mistreatment cases are generally more often than with non-accredited facilities.

Morrissey teams up with PETA to promote animal welfare

"Someday," a new video created by PETA and animated by Anna Saunders, is scheduled to be featured on rock icon Morrissey's nationwide tour.

Heroes rescue baby dolphin on a Florida beach

Beach-goers applauded after members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rescued a baby dolphin who had been stranded on a beach in Florida.

Biotech company 'breached animal welfare rules'

Santa Cruz Biotechnology, one of the biggest suppliers of antibodies for laboratory research, is accused of repeatedly violating the Animal Welfare Act according to the USDA.

Ontario will bring in changes to better protect animals

Toronto - The province will provide $5.5 million a year to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) to better protect the province's animals. But some critics say the proposed changes do not go far enough.

Animal Help Now program launches today in Texas

Austin - A successful program that links animals in need to a database of help, is expanding to Texas. Animal Help Now is a unique venture designed to help any animal found to be facing an emergency situation.

Nearly 6,000 dead pigs found in Shanghai waterway

Shanghai - The toll of dead pigs fished out of the Huangpu River in Shanghai has risen to almost 6,000, and according to official sources, the number is expected to increase.

UK Army medic training involves maiming live pigs as ‘casualties'

Injuring animals for military training is illegal in the UK under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 but the UK’s Ministry of Defence has its own form of extraordinary rendition by outsourcing to Denmark live firing to deliberately maim pigs.

Consumers challenged to make it possible to end factory farming

Animals Australia's Make It Possible campaign challenges consumers to consider the treatment of animals held in factory farms for food production.

For former James Bond, foie gras is a dish best served not at all

First it was the state of California, which banned foie gras on July 1. Now, French foie gras producers face a more formidable opponent. His name is Moore, Sir Roger Moore, the British actor famous for his role as James Bond in no less than seven movies.

Wendy's fast food chain serves foie gras burger in Japan

Fast food chain Wendy's celebrated the opening of a new restaurant in Tokyo on Wednesday, following a two-year absence from the Japanese market. Foie gras burgers are offered on the Japanese menu.

Manitoba animal protection folks hampered by Provincial by-laws

Swan River - The case of neglected and abused animals at a Manitoba breeding facility has shocked many Canadians after animal welfare officials revealed they had known of the abuse for years, but were unable to act until recently.

The accomplishments of animal welfare activist Eric Mills Special

Oakland - He's 71 years old and when his detractors accuse him of being a racist, he jokes that he's an "equal opportunity racist when it comes to animal welfare." He's outspoken, and works tirelessly to promote animal welfare.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency questioned about slaughterhouses

The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) is calling for a performance review of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency about their role in the monitoring and enforcement of equine slaughterhouses.

As China clubs 37,000 dogs to death, public outrage swells

Chinese authorities in Hanzhong have ordered 'dog beating teams' to roam through neighborhoods and beat dogs to death - a culling that has resulted in 37,000 dead dogs. The brutality has stirred outrage worldwide.

Despite Drop in Fur Demand Canadian Govt Sanctions Seal Slaughter

The Canadian government approved a total allowable catch of 280,000 seals even though the market for seal fur globally is saturated. The European Union is considering banning trade in seal products.

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Ontario will give the OSPCA $5.5 million a year to better protect the province s animals
Ontario will give the OSPCA $5.5 million a year to better protect the province's animals
Undercover Investigation at Manitoba Pork Factory Farm - Mercy for Animals Canada
Undercover Investigation at Manitoba Pork Factory Farm - Mercy for Animals Canada
Mercy for Animals Canada
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Serving the needs of companion animals, farm animals & wildlife
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Crispin the hedgehog from Prickles Hedgehog Rescue
Prickles Hedgehog Rescue
Undercover Investigation by Mercy for Animals Canada at Manitoba Pork Factory Farm owned by Puratone...
Undercover Investigation by Mercy for Animals Canada at Manitoba Pork Factory Farm owned by Puratone.
Mercy for Animals Canada