ANIMAL DEFENDERS INTERNATIONAL: New book proposes ways to move away from animal experimentation

The limitations of animal experimentation in improving human healthcare is overwhelming, but more than 11 million animals are still used in research every year in the EU alone. In a conference sponsored by Animal Defenders International, the authors of a new book, ‘Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Shift’, presented their critical look at the […]

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CIWF: Examining two solutions to reduce animal suffering – Mobile slaughter and meat analogues

Photo credits: Compassion in World Farming On 5th February Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), together with Svenska Djurskyddforeningen, organised a debate at the European Parliament to discuss how mobile slaughter can break the chain of long-distance transport, reducing unnecessary suffering for the animals. The event was hosted by MEP Jytte Guteland (S&D, SE) who stressed that […]

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ANIMAL PROTECTION AGENCY: Give snakes some space

A new study, published in the Journal of Veterinary Behaviour concluded that snakes should not be confined to enclosures that prevent them from fully stretching their bodies. The research, conducted at eight UK zoos, showed that 37% of snakes adopt straight or near-straight posture while observed over a period of 60 minutes. Elaine Toland, biologist […]

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WORLD HORSE WELFARE, THE DONKEY SANCTUARY: Working equines’ welfare important for achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Photo left to right: Jessica Stark, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, World Horse Welfare; Roly Owers, CEO World Horse Welfare; Mike Baker, CEO, The Donkey Sanctuary; Ian Cawsey, The Donkey Sanctuary UN Ambassador; Valentina Riva, Advocacy Manager, The Donkey Sanctuary. Photo credits: The Donkey Sanctuary The Donkey Sanctuary and World Horse Welfare held high-level […]

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COMPASSION IN WORLD FARMING: European Citizens’ Initiative “End the Cage Age” successfully launched in the European Parliament

Last 25 September marked the official launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative “End the Cage Age” in the European Parliament, an a historical moment for the more than 100 animal welfare and environmental organisations joining this opportunity to put and end to the cage age. It is the first time that such great number of […]

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WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION: International Whaling Commission protects whales from ghost gear entanglement

After campaigning against lost and abandoned fish gear on marine life, World Animal Protection welcomes the adoption from the International Whaling Commission of a resolution that will protect whales from ghost gear entanglement. Lost and abandoned fishing gear (ghost gear) is the biggest threat to whales and other marine life. To tackle this problem World […]

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ANIMAL DEFENDERS INTERNATIONAL: Undercover video shows routine suffering of primates at the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC) in the Netherlands

Photo credits: ©Animal Defenders International Ahead of International Primate Day on 1 September, Animal Defenders International (ADI) has released video footage of the routine suffering primates at the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC) in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, experience before the experiments even begin. With such suffering inevitable where primates are bred and used in research, […]

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ADI welcomes the decision by DEFRA to refuse big cat circus trainer Thomas Chipperfield a licence

© Photo Credits: Animal Defenders International Animal Defenders International (ADI) has welcomed the decision by Defra (UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to refuse big cat circus trainer Thomas Chipperfield a licence to perform in England. ADI said Mr Chipperfield has been off the road for more than two years after withdrawing his first licence application when […]