author: Michael Taylor target: Bernard Esau, The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources signatures: 29,196 In Namibia one of the cruelest and largest acts of violence against any animal is taking place. Right now terrified seal pups are being rounded up, separated from their mothers, and brutally beaten to death. From the beginning of July all …

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Target: UK Government Sponsored by: Chris Wolverton When the Coalition Government took office in 2010, it pledged to “work to reduce the use of animals in scientific research.” Sadly, this promise has been forgotten as last year’s figures reveal an 8% rise in UK animal experimentation, including a 22% increase in monkey experiments. Most of the increase …

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ACTION ALERT: Wild animal circus ban under threat!  We have just been informed that the UK Government has received a concerning recommendation from the select committee responsible for scrutinising the recently published draft legislation to ban wild animals in circuses. The advice from the committee is NOT to ban the use of ALL wild animals in …

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   Target: Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sponsored by: League Against Cruel Sports Commonly used by gamekeepers to catch foxes, rabbits and stoats, snares are thin wire nooses set to trap wild animals perceived to be a pest or threat. The indiscriminate nature of snares means that it is not possible to …

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Target: Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors Sponsored by: Care2.com Elephants are majestic, intelligent and endangered animals who belong in the wild — not at county fairs providing rides for people. California’s Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors has contracted with Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT) — a company that provides elephants for entertainment purposes. …

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