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Australian Government Pledges to Ban Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Australian Government Pledges to Ban Cosmetics Testing on Animals

In a major win for the animals, the federal governemt of Australia has pledged to ban animal testing for cosmetics. Announced on June 3, 2016 by Assistant Minister for Health Key Wyatt and Federal Liberal Member for La Trobe Jason Wood, the ban is scheduled go into effect July 1, 2017.

Said Wood, “testing the ingredients of cosmetics like mascara and shampoo on living creatures is a completely unnecessary cruelty and it’s time Australia joined a growing number of countries by banning it.”

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Good News for Elephants! U.S. Government Bans Nearly All African Elephant Ivory Sales

Good News for Elephants! U.S. Government Bans Nearly All African Elephant Ivory Sales

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just announced a major step toward ending the ivory trade and saving elephants from ruthless poachers. New restrictions will ban nearly all African elephant ivory sales in the United States!

Under the new regulations -- proposed a year ago and finally passed -- sale of African elephant ivory will be prohibited across state lines, with the exception of antiques more than 100 years old and items containing small amounts of ivory.  

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U.S. House Resolution Condemns Yulin Dog Meat Festival, Calls to End China’s Dog Meat Trade

U.S. House Resolution Condemns Yulin Dog Meat Festival, Calls to End China’s Dog Meat Trade

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced a non-binding resolution into the U.S. House of Representatives condemning China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival and calling on the Chinese government to end the dog meat trade. House Resolution 752 acknowledges the “extreme animal cruelty” of the dog meat industry, citing its unpopularity with the Chinese people, its threat to global public health, and the countless stolen pets that are slaughtered each year.

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Look But Don’t Touch – What to Do if You See a Baby Animal in the Wild

Look But Don’t Touch – What to Do if You See a Baby Animal in the Wild

by Cynthia Baseman

A few weeks ago in Yellowstone National Park, tourists transported a newborn bison calf in their car because they thought the animal “was cold.” After numerous unsuccessful attempts to reunite the calf with its herd, park rangers euthanized the animal.

Whether you live in a rural setting or a city, spring and summer seasons bring an uptick in baby wild animal sightings.  What do you do if you stumble upon a newborn wild animal? Leave it alone. 

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

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

Canada’s sealing industry is trying to fool the public into believing that their brutal hunt is necessary, when in fact it is an 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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