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Congress Moves to Ban Cruel Horse Soring

Congress Approves Ban on Horse Soring

An end to horse soring nears as the House of Representatives has just approved a bill that would end the cruel practice. The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 693) was approved by 333...
Cambodia Commits to End Elephant Rides By 2020

Cambodia Commits to End Elephant Rides By 2020

Elephant rides will be banned from one of Cambodia's most famous tourist attractions by 2020. Angkor Wat, a massive religious site that has stood since the 12th century, attracts more than 2.5 million international tourists...

Art Show Stops Exploiting Monkeys After 20 Years

A Pennsylvania art show will no longer use monkeys for the sake of entertainment. Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show, which has featured a monkey act for the past 20 years, will no longer hire...
Human-Powered Circus Proves Animals Have No Place in the Big Tent

Human-Powered Circus Proves Animals Have No Place in the Big Tent

A circus in Turkey is entertaining audiences without animal exploitation, Daily Sabah reported. Turkey Circus formed almost 20 years ago with the vision of creating an awe-inspiring show that doesn't include captive animals. Acrobats, clowns, balancing...
Vegetarian Celeb Kim Basinger Wants California Schools to Ditch Dissection

Veg Celeb Kim Basinger Wants California Schools to Ditch Dissection

Academy Award-winning actor Kim Basinger is calling for California schools to cut live animal experimentation and dissection from the curriculum. Basigner, known for her roles in Tim Burton's "Batman" and "L.A. Confidential,"  teamed up with international...

TripAdvisor Stops Selling Tickets to Shows That Use Wild Animals as Entertainment

Updated October 2, 2019. US-based travel and restaurant company TripAdvisor is the latest to cut ties with SeaWorld. The move is an extension of its animal welfare policy. Last year, it announced that along with...
California Gets 600,000 Signatures for Landmark Farm Animal Protection Ballot

600,000 Californians Succeed in Placing Historic Farm Animal Protection Legislation on Ballot

In a landmark victory for animals, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has gathered more than 600,000  signatures in California for the Prevent Cruelty California measure, nearly double the 365,000 signatures needed...
Japanese Government Ends Year-Long Pesticide Poisoning Test on Dogs

Japanese Government Ends Year-Long Pesticide Poisoning Test on Dogs

The Japanese government will no longer conduct year-long poisoning tests for pesticides on dogs, it announced this month. The one-year program was developed in order to test the toxicity of agrochemicals. According to Humane Society International (HSI),...

Animals As Commodities | How We Exploit Them for More Than Food

Why no wool? Stop the silk? Lay off leather? Forget the feather? Forgo the fur? Down with...down? Are They Commodities? | Exploiting Animals for More Than Food It is important to consider the above questions where...