Beautiful Turlock lady. One of more than 4,400 hens rescued from a California egg farm by Animal Place, Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, and Farm Sanctuary after the owner left them without food for over two weeks. At Farm Sanctuary in Orland, California.
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Best Greenpeace protest photo you’ll see today: ”A Greenpeace activist, dressed as a polar bear, sits inside a police car after being detained outside Gazprom’s headquarters in Moscow, Russia, on Sept. 5, 2012. Russian and international environmentalists are protesting against Gazprom’s plans to pioneer oil drilling in the Arctic.” (photo by Misha Japaridze/AP; ht @breaking)
Potac, a three-year old bear, bites the bars of his four square metres cage in Luhansk. Potac was kept by his owner, the head of a Luhansk regional children’s public organisation to train hunting dogs. The Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) animal welfare organisation, together with authorities, confiscated the bear so it can be transferred to the Synevyr National Nature Park. In 2011, the Ukrainian minister of ecology and natural resources, Zlochevsky Mykola, announced a ban on the poor private captivity of brown bears
Photograph: Mihai Vasile/Vier Pfoten/REUTERS
Help end cruel foie gras production
The production of pâté de foie gras involves force-feeding ducks and geese by thrusting a long pipe down the birds’ throats and pumping an unnatural quantity of food directly into their stomachs.
Plans have been revealed for an industrial-sized foie gras production facility, to house millions of geese, in China.
Rightly, this terrible practice of force feeding is widely condemned around the world and is prohibited it in much of Europe including the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Italy and Poland, as well as Argentina, Israel and in the U.S. state of California.
Please, act now:
Sign our petition to the Chinese Premier: Ask him to stop plans for this cruel foie gras production facility
Happy National Farm Animals Day
On a holiday dedicated to the plight of less fortunate livestock, here are six videos that show how much farm animals appreciate even just a little freedom.
Dolphins and whales should be considered non-human “persons” with basic rights such as life, liberty and well-being, the world’s largest science conference heard in Vancouver.
“Science has shown us that cetaceans have most, if not all, the characteristics that humans have, including intelligence, self-awareness, autonomy and social complexity,” said Lori Marino, one of four scientists who presented the Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans: Whales and Dolphins at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting on the weekend. “Their basic needs are very much like humans — to be able to stay alive, to not be confined, to make choices and travel, and perhaps foremost to engage in social interaction.” (Photos: AFP/Getty Images)nationalpost
Marked for slaughter and desperate to get back to their mothers -Its a sad society that accepts this with indifference.
(Photo) Female breeding pigs in so-called gestation crates. Bon Appetit, which manages cafes, says it will ask suppliers to stop using the cages. (Humane Society of the United States)
Animal rights activists are winning ever more concessions from major companies on the issue of cramped cages for pigs — this time from cafe company Bon Appetit Management.
Bon Appetit, which operates more than 400 cafes in 31 states — including on EBay’s campus, at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Getty Center — said Tuesday that it would ban pork from providers who continue to use so-called gestation crates to house hogs.
The company also said it would take its 11 million whole eggs each year from hens living in open farms instead of those kept in battery cages. Bon Appetit cafes also will stop serving foie gras and veal from crate-confined calves.
And at least one-quarter of its meat, poultry and egg purchases will come from producers with at least one animal welfare certification, it said.
The changes — which are to be phased in by the end of 2015 — met with the expected approval from the Humane Society of the United States, with which Bon Appetit made its statement.
Earlier this month, Spam maker Hormel Foods Corp. said it would stop using gestation crates by 2017. McDonald’s Corp. said that by May, its suppliers must offer plans to phase out the crates.
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