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5 Things You Didn't Know About Chickens

September 15, 2017

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Happy National Chicken Month! Chickens are fascinating animals with distinct personalities and clever natures. Recent studies have given new insight into their remarkable intelligence and complex emotional lives. LCA is celebrating chickens this month by sharing some little-known facts about these incredible animals.

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7 Things You Can Do to Help Endangered Wildlife

September 12, 2017

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Species are disappearing at an alarmingly fast rate and scientists warn that we are on the verge of the first human-caused mass extinction. With a rapidly growing number of species on the brink of extinction, it is evident that urgent action is necessary. Humans hold the power to either exacerbate or prevent the looming extinction crisis. Through small conservation efforts you can make a difference for endangered wildlife in your area and across the globe. Here are seven steps that you can personally take to help endangered wildlife.

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Just Released - 2nd Edition of Chris DeRose Autobiography 'In Your Face' in Hardcover and Audiobook

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The much-anticipated 2nd edition of LCA Founder Chris DeRose's autobiography, In Your Face, is now available in both hardcover and audiobook!

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Cutting-Edge Scientific Advancements Offer Alternatives to Cruel Animal Tests

 August 30, 2017

copymacaque scared in cageLast week, the World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Testing convened in Seattle and held discussions on emerging alternatives to animal testing. Researchers presented on groundbreaking advancements in in-vitro modeling that could drastically reduce the use of animals in inhalation toxicology tests, developments in reconstructive tissue models, and strategic methods of changing government protocols to reduce the minimum number of animals required per test.

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Breaking!! LCA Investigation Exposes Severe Cruelty at Supplier to Canada's Largest Pork Processor!

porkNew LCA Undercover Investigation Reveals Systematic Abuse and Neglect of Pigs

A 3-month undercover investigation by LCA exposes severe abuse and neglect at Crimson Lane Farms, a pig breeding farm in Kenilworth, Ontario that supplies Olymel, Canada’s largest pork processor. Olymel pork is sold by major retailers across Canada including Walmart, Metro and Real Canadian Superstore.

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In Honor of My Friend Sam Simon on the One-Year Anniversary of His Passing - A Special Post from LCA Founder and President Chris DeRose

samTuesday, March 8, 2016 marks the one-year anniversary of my good friend Sam Simon’s untimely death at age 59. Sam may be gone, but I will never forget his wit, great humor and incredible acts of kindness.

Sam, co-creator of The Simpsons television show, learned that he had late-stage colon cancer in 2012 and was told by doctors he had three to six months to live. Sam vowed to make the most of every day he had left, and focused all of his energy into easing the suffering of both humans and animals.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bullhook Ban into Law - Effective January 1, 2018

brownOn Monday, August 29, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1062, banning the use of cruel elephant bullhooks! California is now the second state in the U.S. to outlaw these barbaric devices, following a ban in Rhode Island in July 2016. 

As of January 1, 2018, elephants in CA will no longer be beaten into submission with bullhooks (brutal weapons that resemble a fireplace poker). LCA applauds Gov. Brown for passing this important legislation but would like to see the ban go into effect ASAP so the bullhook is not used on elephants for another year and a half.

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3 Myths Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt Industry Wants You to Believe

sealCanada’s sealing industry is trying to fool the public into believing that their brutal hunt is necessary, when in fact it isan economic drain and causes immense suffering to the animals. It’s time to debunk some of the most common myths about the seal hunt:

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BREAKING!! Obama Signs Chemical Safety Act, Dramatically Reducing Animal Testing

bunnyToday, June 22, 2016, President Barack Obama signed historic legislation that will spare tens of thousands of animals from the barbaric and unnecessary torture of chemical testing.

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act is a much-needed overhaul of the archaic Toxic Substances Control Act (created 40 years ago) and will steer chemical testing away from animal experimentation and toward newer, innovative and cruelty-free methods. Animal testing is notoriously unreliable, so this move benefits humans AND animals.

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LCA Undercover Investigation Exposes Cruel Slaughterhouses of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China

yulin Undercover footage released exclusively today by LCA exposes the horrific abuse and torture endured by dogs inside slaughterhouses at China's Yulin Dog Meat Festival. LCA is the first organization to document the slaughter of dogs inside Yulin's slaughterhouses. The footage was shot prior to the June 21, 2016 start of Yulin's annual dog meat festival where an estimated 10,000 dogs are killed during the summer solstice.

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Take a Stand Against Dog Meat!

AUS COS BLOG CDR quoteAs we enter the busiest shopping weekend of the year, please use the power of your wallet to fight against the brutal dog meat trade! Do not buy products from S. Korea's most powerful corporations -- Samsung, LG, Kia and Hyundai -- until they have released the following written pledge:

"In the name of humanity, we oppose animal cruelty and agree with those working to end the dog meat industry in South Korea."

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LCA Launches 'FBI Tracks Animal Cruelty' Campaign Urging Participation in National Animal Cruelty Database

fbiLCA has just launched the FBI Tracks Animal Cruelty campaign to support the FBI's effort to record all incidents of animal cruelty in the United States -- and your help is needed! 

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