The “world’s saddest zoo” is in the Grandview Shopping Mall in Guangzhou, China. Polar bears, arctic foxes, beluga whales, a wolf, and walruses, are being kept in conditions that are so vastly removed from their natural habitat, they represent one of the most distressing examples of animal deprivation. Conditions at the Grandview do not even …

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The unethical dog-racing track will now be turned into a football stadium and new affordable housing. The decision comes after years of campaigning by local groups and almost 15,000 PETA supporters signed a petition to the council. Full post by Anne Clark  HERE More posts by Anne Clark.                  …

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Elena Urlaeva – “We demand the investigation of torture.”   “I will hold on to the end. I will withstand everything and do it for all the people who have been abused by the authorities.” Elena Urlaeva, Uzbek human rights activist.   On the morning of 29 September, Elena Urlaeva was arrested, stripped naked and …

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Demand an end to child labour in the mining industry • author: Michael Taylor • target: Switzerland’s Metalor, Dubai’s Kaloti, and India’s Kundan Coughing up blood, exposed to toxic amounts of mercury and working in dangerous pits that often collapse – this is the life of child labourers working in artisanal gold mines. Despite mining being …

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Authors: Emily L and Julie M Purvi Patel is a 33-year-old woman who, despite insisting she had a miscarriage, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for neglect of a dependent and feticide. Text messages were found that insinuated she intended to take abortion-inducing drugs, but no drugs of this sort were found in her …

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Arrest Katie Hopkins For Racist Twitter Remarks: RE Scotland and Ebola Written by: James Gilchrist Glasgow, United Kingdom   For years, Katie Hopkins has seemingly gotten away with a string of  controversial statements, either via main stream media or social media, without punishment. Many of these statements are racist or abusive, and are tantamount to …

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  In the UK, the money collected from National Insurance contributions can only be spent on the National Health Service and Benefits. While the need for food banks continues to grow the Chancellor, George Osborne is sitting on £30 billion pounds. One of the commonest reasons for people having to go to food banks is …

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  Petition Author:  Georgina B Update #5 December 4, 2014 Success! An Indian Court has ruled in favour of keeping Raju with his rescuers. The court agreed that — without a license from the Chief Wildlife Warden — the “owner” had no legitimate claim to the elephant. Raju is free to spend the rest of …

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Save the SEA LIFE London Aquarium penguins Petition by Lex Croucher London, United Kingdom “The Gentoo penguins at the Sea Life London Aquarium are kept in a small underground room, with no natural light and completely unacceptable quality of life. I started this petition after I visited the Sea Life London Aquarium and saw the …

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