Harmful Practice: Animal Research

Changing the Game: Animal Liberation in the Twenty-First Century

“Norm Phelps has long been one of the leading theoreticians, historians, and strategists of the animal advocacy movement. His new book collects his recent writings on this subject, as well as offers in print for the first time a fully revised and updated version of the e-book he published with Lantern in 2013 (978-1-59056-379-3). Phelps argues that faced with the overwhelming wealth and power of the animal exploitation industries, animal activists are like David trying to stand up to Goliath. But rather than following the unsuccessful strategies of the past, Phelps proposes that we change the game by adopting David’s strategy of refusing to play by Goliath’s rules. Additional essays explore class and race in animal advocacy, the place of public policy vs. private morality in creating social change, and the unyielding barrier of human exceptionalism. Trenchant, wise, and deeply committed to the reduction of suffering and the liberation of animals, Changing the Game is sure to offer animal advocates much food for thought as the movement charts a way forward for all sentient beings. “

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Bunny Army

“Cruelty Free Shopping Guide…A resource to make cruelty free shopping easy & make our army of voices against animal testing heard in the marketplace”

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Build Your Own Toolkit

“Welcome to TCA’s exclusive resource search application….All of the campaigners’ resources in our extensive collection have been tagged with keywords to help you find what’s most helpful to you or your organisation.”

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Beauty Without Bunnies

“Welcome to the searchable database of companies that do and that don’t test their products on animals! There are more than 4,000 cruelty-free companies in our database, including The Body Shop, Paul Mitchell Systems, Tom’s of Maine, wet n wild, and many more!”

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AV Magazine

“AV Magazine is a publication of the American Anti-Vivisection Society. Each issue of the AV focuses on one important topic related to the use of animals in research, testing, and education. With your donation of $15 or more, you’ll become an AAVS Member and receive AV Magazine (in print) for one year; and the digital version is available here.”

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Association for the Protection of Animals “Anima Mundi”

“The ANIMA MUNDI Animal Welfare Association is a citizen association created to initiate a commitment and public fight against all forms of animal abuse and exploitation by humans. We aim at individual and collective change of human consciousness and spreading awareness of the true nature of animals as beings that experience pain, suffering, fear. We believe that all living beings who feel they have a right to life and freedom. The ultimate goal of ANIMA MUNDI is to abolish all forms of animal abuse, torture and exploitation. ANIMA MUNDI’s vision is a humane world – a world free of violence, torture, exploitation of animals by humans and their perception as conscious and sensitive living beings naturally entitled to life and liberty. The mission of the association is to incite and lead the fight against all forms of animal abuse and exploitation by humans and act through 1) education (dissemination of information in order to create individual and collective awareness); 2) lobbying and cooperating with institutions for favorable legal framework and implementation of laws; as well as through 3) active field work. In this way it will contribute to the protection of animals and humanization of the Macedonian society as a whole.”

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Association Defensa Derechos Animal (Defending Animal Rights)

“The Association’s work and aims are based mainly on the following areas: Denounce the abuse and ill treatment of animals. Promote and participate in drawing up appropriate legal standards. Pressurise through acts of protest or vindication. Information and awareness campaigns. Preparing and publishing educational programmes. Editing publications and awareness material. Promote participation platforms in favour of respecting animals. The people that direct the NGO, and set up activity programmes, do so full time, voluntarily and generously.”

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Animals, Property & The Law

Book: “”Pain is pain, irrespective of the race, sex, or species of the victim, ” states William M. Kunstler in the Foreword. This moral concern for the suffering of animals and their legal status is the basis for Gary L. Francione’s profound book, which asks, Why has the law failed to protect animals from exploitation? Exploring every facet of this heated issue, Francione discusses the history of the treatment of animals, anticruelty statutes, vivisection, the Federal Animal Welfare Act, and specific cases such as the controversial injury of unanesthetized baboons at the University of Pennsylvania. He thoroughly documents the paradoxical gap between our professed concern with humane treatment of animals and the overriding practice of abuse permitted by the law.”

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Animals Agenda

“At the heart of the animal advocacy movement is an uncompromising commitment to compassion for all sentient beings, human and nonhuman alike. Any action that claims to be in the name of furthering animal protection but which results, directly or indirectly, in real or threatened suffering, pain, and/or taking of human or animal life is totally antithetical to this ethic of compassion that guides our actions for a more humane world.”

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Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation

Book: “A prominent and respected philosopher of animal rights law and ethical theory, Gary L. Francione is known for his criticism of animal welfare laws and regulations, his abolitionist theory of animal rights, and his promotion of veganism and nonviolence as the baseline principles of the abolitionist movement. In this collection, Francione advances the most radical theory of animal rights to date. Unlike Peter Singer, Francione maintains that we cannot morally justify using animals under any circumstances, and unlike Tom Regan, Francione’s theory applies to all sentient beings, not only to those who have more sophisticated cognitive abilities.”

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Animals Australia

“We are Australia’s leading animal protection organisation. Our investigations and campaigns are recognised the world over. We unite millions of people who believe in a world where animals are free from cruelty….Our Mission: -Investigate, expose and raise community awareness of animal cruelty. -Provide animals with the strongest representation possible to Government and other decision-makers. -Educate, inspire, empower and enlist the support of the community to prevent and prohibit animal cruelty. -Strengthen the animal protection movement.”

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Animals In Print

“Welcome to Animals In Print – A Newsletter concerned with Animal Rights. We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.”

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Animalia Media

“Animalia is a civic and expert association promoting animal rights. We work especially for fur animals, farm animals and experimental animals. Animalia is an animal rights advisory and non-governmental organization established in 1961. Animalia is opposed to animal treatment that causes animal suffering or essentially prevents their species-specific behavior. Animals cannot speak for themselves: they need an organization of people who care about animal welfare. Animalia demands that animal welfare and rights are better taken into account in legislation, education and our everyday relationships with animals. Animalia’s work is based on both experience and research results.”

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Animals & Us

“Animals & Us provides resources on animal issues for teachers and students in New Zealand secondary schools….Animals & Us is a groundbreaking education initiative provided by SAFE. Our vision is that Animals & Us will advance knowledge and critical thinking about the relationship between human and non-human animals while fostering attitudes and values of compassion, respect and empathy. The quality of the Animals & Us programme is guaranteed by SAFE’s ability to draw upon the knowledge of the most experienced animal advocates, and to combine this with the expertise of researchers, academics and teachers working in the area of human-animal studies.”

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Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach – Resources

Information, pamphlets, cards, posters on Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach. Available in multiple languages. “The mission of this website is to provide a clear statement of an approach to animal rights that (1) requires the abolition of animal exploitation and rejects the regulation of animal exploitation; (2) is based only on animal sentience and no other cognitive characteristic, (3) regards veganism as the moral baseline of the animal rights position; and (4) rejects all violence and promotes activism in the form of creative, non-violent vegan education.”

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Animal Rights National Conference

“The Animal Rights National Conference is the U.S. animal rights movement’s annual national conference. It is the world’s largest and longest-running animal rights gathering, hailing back to 1981. This year’s event will take place July 25-28, 2019 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center just outside Washington, DC. With 100 presenters from more than 60 organizations across the movement, the conference offers a variety of educational and networking opportunities including activist support workshops, group discussions, 100+ exhibits (free to visitors), film screenings, and so much more. Our multilayered program informs and inspires newcomers, trains and empowers activists, and strengthens the animal rights movement to advance our shared mission of creating a world free of animal exploitation. #AR2019 strives to be a safe space, inclusive and accessible to all. In an effort to minimize financial barriers, we offer registration discounts, working opportunities, and full or partial scholarships. For those who can afford more, we invite you to join us as an individual sponsor and/or make a donation toward our scholarship fund.”

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Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement

Book: “Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of people to the existence of “speciesism”—our systematic disregard of nonhuman animals—inspiring a worldwide movement to transform our attitudes to animals and eliminate the cruelty we inflict on them. In Animal Liberation, author Peter Singer exposes the chilling realities of today’s “factory farms” and product-testing procedures—destroying the spurious justifications behind them, and offering alternatives to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue. An important and persuasive appeal to conscience, fairness, decency, and justice, it is essential reading for the supporter and the skeptic alike.”

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Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

“The mission of this website is to provide a clear statement of an approach to animal rights that (1) requires the abolition of animal exploitation and rejects the regulation of animal exploitation; (2) is based only on animal sentience and no other cognitive characteristic, (3) regards veganism as the moral baseline of the animal rights position; and (4) rejects all violence and promotes activism in the form of creative, non-violent vegan education.”

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Animal Freedom

“Animal Freedom (SZ) is a nationwide non-profit organization for the protection of animal rights, bringing together people sympathetic to its goals. It is based on the idea that every life has its own unrepeatable value, which is not dependent on the momentary evaluation by man.”

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Animal Hero Kids

“OUR MISSION: Fostering empathy and kindness in children and teens by encouraging and recognizing compassionate and courageous acts that help all species of animals; and offering complimentary, interactive, humane education programs highlighting stories of the rescue and aid of animals in need.”

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Animal Hero Kids – Blog

Blog for Animal Hero Kids. “Susan travels the world celebrating, courageous and compassionate action by kids and teens. She infuses Animal Hero Kids with the passion, wisdom and determination acquired during a lifetime devoted to animal activism. By zeroing in on kindness education, Susan plays an essential role supporting, encouraging and empowering youth to build a more compassionate world for all animals. Animal Hero Kids’ dynamic volunteer executive director, Susan creates and presents interactive humane education programs around the globe. Each exciting presentation concludes with cruelty-free vegan fare. “

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Animal Impact: Secrets Proven to Achieve Results and Move the World

Book: “Why do some animal protection efforts succeed while others fail? Discover how more than 80 leading advocates create change for animals. You’ll learn a seven-step system with techniques that are transforming advocacy… and the world. Find out what it takes to be effective personally and in organizations from grassroots to global. Engaging stories and practical how-tos make Animal Impact a must-read for anyone who cares deeply about helping animals. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how some of today’s most respected animal advocates are making a difference. An innovative, easy-to-remember framework summarizes key points for action. Newcomers can get a fast start to high-impact advocacy. Veterans in the field will benefit from fresh ways of thinking, as well as new methods to apply. The lessons are useful for individual advocates, volunteers, frontline staff, program and campaign managers, executive directors, board members, and funders. Though written for people seeking to influence others, the insight on what separates winning efforts from disappointments will also interest movement observers and students of social change.”

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Animal Experiment Opponents

“We are an animal rights organization since 1968 with members, friends and contact points all over the world. Our goal is the abolition of all animal experiments and their replacement by non-animal methods.”

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Animal Friends Croatia

“Animal Friends is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 2001 with the aim to promote animal protection and animal rights as well as veganism, as ethical, ecological and healthy lifestyle. Animal Friends Croatia is a member organization of EVU, Eurogroup for Animals, ECEAE, FFA, IAFC and OIPA.”

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ANIMAL

“The PET is a non-governmental organization for the defense of fundamental rights of non-human animals founded in Porto in 1994. We develop public education and information campaigns about the non-human animals, their characteristics, needs, interests and fundamental rights. In addition to these education actions, ANIMAL also develops alert and protest campaigns, special investigations and public denunciations, public relations work and legal actions. The work of ANIMAL has a strong political work, being an important force in the contact with authorities and policy makers, in order to promote the advancement of the respect of animal rights and its legislative protection.”

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All Animals

“All Animals, our award-winning magazine, is packed with stories about how your donations are changing the world for animals. Inside each issue, we give you the latest on how you’re helping us fight for all animals, as well as profiles of people on the front lines, tips for caring for your pets and protecting wildlife, heartwarming tales of rescue and rehab, actions you can take and more. Beautifully illustrated and thoroughly researched, All Animals will inspire you and keep you informed on the issues you care about.”

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Advocacy for Animals

“We present Advocacy for Animals as a source of information, a call to action, and a stimulus to thought regarding humanity’s relationship with nonhuman animals. We support worldwide efforts to ensure the humane treatment of animals, to develop scientific understanding of their nature, to promote their well-being, and to protect and restore the natural environment.”

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Advocate for Animals!: An Abolitionist Vegan Handbook

“This book is a call to action. Since the beginning of time, there have been—in total—about 110 billion humans who have lived and died. We kill more nonhuman animals than that every single year. Think about that for a second. Our exploitation of nonhumans represents violence on a scale that is unparalleled. The largest number of animals we kill is for food—about 60 billion land animals and at least one trillion sea animals killed annually. And there are many billions more killed every year for various other reasons, including biomedical research, entertainment, and sport….In Advocate for Animals! – An Abolitionist Vegan Handbook, Gary Francione and Anna Charlton, two of the original pioneers of this Abolitionist movement, provide a practical guide about how you can become an effective voice in this most important movement for justice. They give you all sorts of ideas of how to advocate, and provide many examples of actual discussions so that you can see the sorts of approaches you can use in your own discussions with others.”

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A Humane World – Kitty Block’s Blog

Categories: Animal Rescue and Care, Animal Research and Testing, Companion Animals, Equine, Farm Animals, Humane Economy, Humane Society International, Investigations, Opposition, Public Policy (Legal/Legislative), Uncategorized, Wildlife/Marine Mammals.

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When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals

Book: “This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional lives of animals was hailed as “a masterpiece” by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as “marvelous” by Jane Goodall. The popularity of When Elephants Weep has swept the nation, as author Jeffrey Masson appeared on Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, and was profiled in People for his ground-breaking and fascinating study. Not since Darwin’s The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals has a book so thoroughly and effectively explored the full range of emotions that exist throughout the animal kingdom. From dancing squirrels to bashful gorillas to spiteful killer whales, Masson and coauthor Susan McCarthy bring forth fascinating anecdotes and illuminating insights that offer powerful proof of the existence of animal emotion. Chapters on love, joy, anger, fear, shame, compassion, and loneliness are framed by a provocative re-evaluation of how we treat animals, from hunting and eating them to scientific experimentation. Forming a complete and compelling picture of the inner lives of animals, When Elephants Weep assures that we will never look at animals in the same way again.”

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What is the LD50 Test?

“The LD50 test is one of the most controversial and inhumane experiments endured by laboratory animals. “LD” stands for “lethal dose”; the “50” means that half the animals, or 50 percent of the animals forced to endure testing the product, will die at that dose.”

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Vivisection and Dissection in the Classroom: A Guide to Conscientious Objection

Book: “Federal and state law provide important protections to students who have a conscientious objection to harming animals in an educational context. This book is an important tool, with over 130 pages of practical and theoretical assistance on the issue of students rights at every education level. THIS BOOK OFFERS: -A general introduction to the students rights issue, explaining the legal concepts that form the basis of a student’s right under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and related federal and state doctrines in a clear manner that will be easily accessible to the non-lawyer. -Basic information and assistance to lawyers who wish to advise students on resisting vivisection or dissection requirements, but who may not be knowledgeable about this area of the law. -Important practical advice on resolving a students rights problem before a law suit has to be filed, with strategies for approaching and negotiating with administrators, sample letters, and ways of documenting events to protect the student. -Sample legal pleadings as a reference tool.”

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VINE Sanctuary

“VINE is an LGBTQ-run farmed animal sanctuary in Springfield, Vermont. We offer refuge to more than 500 animals while working for a plant-powered future of peace and freedom for everybody…VINE Sanctuary offers refuge to animals who have escaped or been rescued from the meat, dairy and egg industries or other injurious circumstances, such as cockfighting and zoos. Sanctuary residents include chickens, cows, ducks, doves, geese, pigeons, sheep, emus and even a few parakeets…In addition to sheltering and advocating for animals, we conduct research and education aimed at creating systemic changes in agriculture, trade, and consumption as well as human attitudes about animals and the environment… We work within an ecofeminist understanding of the interconnection of all life and the intersection of all forms of oppression. Thus we welcome and work to facilitate alliances among animal, environmental, and social justice activists.”

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Veganism: A Truth Whose Time Has Come

Blog. “Veganism is an ethical position; a way of life showing basic respect to all animals; opposing exploitation, objectification, enslavement, sexual violation (breeding / inseminating), and the violent assault of animals. Vegans don’t buy animal-tested products, nor products or practices that exploit animals for clothing, food, entertainment, toiletries, etc. Vegan living is a social justice issue that holds far-reaching sociological and environmental benefits. I am a vegan for 40 years. We can live vegan, so we should. All animals, because they are conscious and feeling, can suffer, and want to live. Therefor, they deserve the birth-right not to be violently assaulted and used like they are a thing, rather than the someone they truly are.”

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Vegan Publishers – Blog

“Vegan Publishers was formed in 2013 with a mission to publish a range of books that promote social consciousness and awareness related to veganism. We are interested in publishing books for adults and children that focus on positive themes emphasizing justice and respect for all living beings. Vegan Publishers hopes to be at the forefront of the growing societal trend towards vegan living.”

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Vegan Publishers

“Vegan Publishers was formed in 2013 with a mission to publish a range of books that promote social consciousness and awareness related to veganism. We are interested in publishing books for adults and children that focus on positive themes emphasizing justice and respect for all living beings. Vegan Publishers hopes to be at the forefront of the growing societal trend towards vegan living.”

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Upcoming Events with United Poultry Concerns

“United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other domestic fowl. We hold that the treatment of these birds in the areas of food production, science, education, entertainment, and humane companionship situations has a significant effect upon human, animal, and environmental welfare. We seek to make the public aware of the ways in which poultry are used, and to promote the benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle.”

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United Poultry Concerns – Action Alerts

Events, news and actions to take. “United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other domestic fowl. We hold that the treatment of these birds in the areas of food production, science, education, entertainment, and humane companionship situations has a significant effect upon human, animal, and environmental welfare. We seek to make the public aware of the ways in which poultry are used, and to promote the benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle. We provide information through our quarterly magazine Poultry Press, our Website at www.upc-online.org, and our sanctuary in Machipongo, Virginia on the Eastern Shore. We invite you to join us and support our work.”

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United Poultry Concerns – News Releases

News. “United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other domestic fowl. We hold that the treatment of these birds in the areas of food production, science, education, entertainment, and humane companionship situations has a significant effect upon human, animal, and environmental welfare. We seek to make the public aware of the ways in which poultry are used, and to promote the benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle.”

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United Poultry Concerns – Online Resources

Online Resources. “United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other domestic fowl. We hold that the treatment of these birds in the areas of food production, science, education, entertainment, and humane companionship situations has a significant effect upon human, animal, and environmental welfare. We seek to make the public aware of the ways in which poultry are used, and to promote the benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle.”

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United Poultry Concerns

“United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of chickens, turkeys, ducks and other domestic fowl. We hold that the treatment of these birds in the areas of food production, science, education, entertainment, and humane companionship situations has a significant effect upon human, animal, and environmental welfare. We seek to make the public aware of the ways in which poultry are used, and to promote the benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle. We provide information through our quarterly magazine Poultry Press, our Website at www.upc-online.org, and our sanctuary in Machipongo, Virginia on the Eastern Shore. We invite you to join us and support our work. Founded in 1990 by Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns is the world’s foremost non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the respectful treatment of domestic fowl. UPC runs a haven for chickens in Virginia, and also teaches people about the egg and chicken meat industries, the natural lives of free chickens, pleasures and benefits of human-chicken companionship, and alternatives to chicken farming and the use of chickens in education and scientific experimentation.”

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The Vegetarian Site

“Welcome! TheVegetarianSite.com has been online since January 2000 with the goal of promoting and providing support for your vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. We offer authoritative information on a wide array of topics, from health & nutrition to animal rights issues to agriculture & environment. Additionally, we offer complete online vegan shopping including vegan footwear, clothing & accessories, a huge selection of foods, personal care products, books, videos, and plenty more. We are unique in that we donate 5% of the amount of every single purchase you make (not merely 5% of net profits) to vegan and animal rights organizations.”

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The Humane Society of the United States – News

Headlines from the front lines. “We fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, we take on puppy mills, factory farms, trophy hunts, animal testing and other cruel industries. With our affiliates, we rescue and care for thousands of animals every year through our animal rescue team’s work and other hands-on animal care services. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: A humane society. And we can’t do it without you.”

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The Humane Society of the United States

“We fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, we take on puppy mills, factory farms, trophy hunts, animal testing and other cruel industries. With our affiliates, we rescue and care for thousands of animals every year through our animal rescue team’s work and other hands-on animal care services. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: A humane society. And we can’t do it without you.”

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The Ghosts In Our Machine

Film: “With the exception of our companion animals and the wild and stray species within our urban environments, we experience animals daily only as the food, clothing, animal tested goods and entertainment we make of them. This moral dilemma is largely hidden from our view. THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of animal rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur, audiences become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals. From undercover investigations to joyful rescue missions, in North America and in Europe, each photograph and story is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research. THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE charts McArthur’s efforts to bring wider attention to a topic that most of humankind strives hard to avoid. Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?”

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The Compassionate Road

“The Compassionate Road website is a free resource for anyone interested in creating more healthy, sustainable and kind habits. Gemma is a Qualified Naturopath, yoga teacher and co-author of The Compassionate Kitchen. She has been involved in the making of a documentary and is an Ambassador for the animal protection group, Voiceless. She regularly speaks at events and hosts a range of workshops from healthy cooking, to how and why we can be more mindful around our diet and lifestyle choices.”

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The Aussie Farms Repository

“Aussie Farms is an animal rights charity, dedicating to ending commercialised animal abuse and exploitation in Australian animal agriculture facilities by increasing industry transparency and educating the public about modern farming and slaughtering practices….The Aussie Farms Repository is a public repository/gallery for videos, photos, documents and campaign materials (fliers, posters, etc); a knowledgebase; and a centre for innovative and creative tools, relating to the animal rights movement in Australia. We believe that between all of us, we have tonnes of visual evidence of animal cruelty and exploitation, a lot of which might just be gathering dust because it doesn’t fit any particular campaigns, or otherwise isn’t getting out there to the public who need to see it.”

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The Australia Institute

“The Australia Institute is one of the country’s most influential think tanks. Based in Canberra, it conducts research on a broad range of economic, social, transparency and environmental issues in order to inform public debate and bring greater accountability to the democratic process… Our Goal: We provide intellectual and policy leadership. We conduct research that drives the public debate and secures policy outcomes. Our research is put into the hands of decision makers to have maximum impact. The Institute is determined to push public debate beyond the simplistic question of whether markets or governments have all the answers to more important questions: When does government need to intervene in the market? When should it stand back? And when regulation is needed, what form should it take?”

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The Animal Activist’s Handbook: Maximizing Our Positive Impact in Today’s World

Book: “Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich take the plight of the world’s animals seriously and have dedicated their lives to ending their suffering. The Animal Activist’s Handbook argues that meaning in life is to be found, quite simply, in turning away from the futile pursuit of “more,” and focusing instead on leaving the planet a better place than you found it. The critical component of creating a better world for all is thoughtful, deliberate, and dedicated activism that takes suffering seriously. The authors build a ground-up case for reasoned, impassioned, and joyous activism that makes the most difference possible, and suggest a variety of ways to live a meaningful life through effective and efficient advocacy.”

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The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation? (Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law)

Book: “Gary L. Francione is a law professor and leading philosopher of animal rights theory. Robert Garner is a political theorist specializing in the philosophy and politics of animal protection. Francione maintains that we have no moral justification for using nonhumans and argues that because animals are property—or economic commodities—laws or industry practices requiring “humane” treatment will, as a general matter, fail to provide any meaningful level of protection. Garner favors a version of animal rights that focuses on eliminating animal suffering and adopts a protectionist approach, maintaining that although the traditional animal-welfare ethic is philosophically flawed, it can contribute strategically to the achievement of animal-rights ends. As they spar, Francione and Garner deconstruct the animal protection movement in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and elsewhere, discussing the practices of such organizations as PETA, which joins with McDonald’s and other animal users to “improve” the slaughter of animals. They also examine American and European laws and campaigns from both the rights and welfare perspectives, identifying weaknesses and strengths that give shape to future legislation and action.”

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The Animals Voice

“The Animals Voice is an independent online resource for helping animals and the people who defend them. We are an award-winning networking source of recent media coverage, timely information, and an incalculable volume of resources for animals and their defenders. We feature the latest news, multimedia, events, victories, thought-provoking and inspirational editorial, graphic and compelling photography, and in-depth investigative reports, as it relates to the plight of animals. Through our online database of hard-hitting editorial and photography, resources and networking, as well as our international award-winning animal rights magazine, we have already proven our potential among activists and adversaries as a powerful force in the changes necessary for the betterment in the living and dying conditions for animals worldwide. We promise to continue our independent work to globally network activists and organizations, and to educate and enlighten everyone who visits or reads our material about the desperate plight of animals and what part they can play in ending animal cruelty.”

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Terrorists or Freedom Fighters

Book: “The first anthology of writings on the history, ethics, politics and tactics of the Animal Liberation Front, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? features both academic and activist perspectives and offers powerful insights into this international organization and its position within the animal rights movement. Calling on sources as venerable as Thomas Aquinas and as current as the Patriot Act—and, in some cases, personal experience—the contributors explore the history of civil disobedience and sabotage, and examine the philosophical and cultural meanings of words like “terrorism,” “democracy” and “freedom,” in a book that ultimately challenges the values and assumptions that pervade our culture. Contributors include Robin Webb, Rod Coronado, Ingrid Newkirk, Paul Watson, Karen Davis, Bruce Friedrich, pattrice jones and others.”

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TeachKind, PETA’s humane education division

“We’re here to help schools and educators promote compassion for animals through free lessons, classroom presentations, materials, advice, online resources, and more. Check out TeachKind’s resources and start building empathy for all beings now!”

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Swiss League against Animal Experimentation and Animal Rights (LSCV)

“In accordance with Article 2 of its statutes, the LSCV aims at the total abolition of “the practice of medical, scientific or commercial experiments on animals”. It undertakes to “obtain throughout Switzerland, legislation that ensures the defense and respect of the rights of the animal” , and to allow “the constant improvement of this legislation and to constantly monitor its application strict “. It promotes and financially encourages “the creation of new methods of scientific research” allowing the suppression of animal experimentation. It particularly encourages and supports so-called alternative (or alternative) methods, which use human tissues or cells ( in vitro models ), for example from biopsies performed in hospitals, or bioinformatic data ( in silico models ).”

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Sustainable Vegan Activism: How to Be More Effective and Fulfilled While Advocating Animal Rights

“In this workshop, psychologist Dr. Melanie Joy will explain the common causes of burnout, frustration, and ineffective activism that impact many animal rights activists. She will discuss how “unsustainable” activism is one of the most serious obstacles to the success of the animal rights movement, and a leading cause of depression and burnout among activists. She will explain specific strategies that activists can take to improve their activism and their lives.”

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Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism

Book: “Animal protection is one of the most passionately debated issues of our day. In light of recent legislation and intensified pressure put on activists around the world, those advocates fighting for animal liberation or even animal welfare need a single resource covering the major, and some minor, models of animal activism. Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism brings together the most effective tactics for speaking out for animals and gives voice to activists from around the globe, who explain why their chosen models of activism have been successful — and how others can get involved.”

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Strategic Action for Animals: A Handbook on Strategic Movement Building, Organizing, and Activism for Animal Liberation

Book: “The animal liberation movement is growing in size and strength, but so are the industries that exploit animals. These industries have vastly more resources at their disposal than activists do. Given this tremendous power differential, how can activists hope to compete? The good news is that there is a way to shift the balance of power in favor of the movement. And strategy is the way. In Strategic Action for Animals, Melanie Joy explains how to use strategy to exponentially increase the effectiveness of activism for animals. Drawing on diverse movements and sources, she offers tried and true tactics based on well-established principles and practices. She also explains how to address the most common problems that weaken the movement, such as dissidence among organizations and activists, inefficient campaigns, wasted resources, and high rates of burnout. Whether you are working alone or with a group, whether you are a seasoned activist or new to the movement, Strategic Action for Animals, can help you make the most of your efforts to make the world a better place for animals.”

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St. Louis Animal Rights Team

“The St. Louis Animal Rights Team is a not-for-profit educational/activist group, formed in 1985, and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 1988. Our goals are to: -Educate society about the rights of all species to live freely and die naturally. -Expose the harm and suffering caused by the denial of animals’ natural rights. -Promote the adoption of lifestyles compatible with the animal rights philosophy. -Promote the reform of social institutions to be compatible with animal rights.”

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SHARK’s Blog

“Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) was founded in 1993 by former hunter Steve Hindi. As a “sportsman,” Steve hunted many species of animals both on land and in the sea. He killed for thirty years until the life-shattering day when, en route to shark hunting in the Atlantic Ocean, Steve attended the infamous Hegins pigeon shoot in Pennsylvania. The slaughter of thousands of nonhuman victims, and the involvement of children in the horrific killings, was too much for Steve to tolerate. He vowed to stop pigeon shoots, and went on to dedicate his life to ending the abuse of all animals.”

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Satya

“Satya has ceased publication. This website is maintained for informational purposes only.” Magazine categories: Animal Advocacy, Announcements, Environmentalism, Social Justice, Uncategorized, Vegetarianism

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Save the Manatee

“Save the Manatee Club is the world’s leading manatee conservation organization helping to protect manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations by aiding in the recovery and protection of manatees and their aquatic ecosystems throughout the world.”

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Save Poppy

“We are here to share important information about unnecessary cruelty, environmental destruction and the health impact of animal agriculture. We`d love you to take a moment to read the facts presented here. Here you will be exposed to the truth that too many vested interests have desperately attempted to prevent you from learning. The information that is shared within these pages can improve your own life immeasurably, while offering the clearest solution to some of the most pressing issues of our age.”

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Rain Without Thunder: The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement

Book: “Are “animal welfare” supporters indistinguishable from the animal exploiters they oppose? Do reformist measures reaffirm the underlying principles that make animal exploitation possible in the first place? In this provocative book, Gary L. Francione argues that the modern animal rights movement has become indistinguishable from a century-old concern with the welfare of animals that in no way prevents them from being exploited. Francione maintains that advocating humane treatment of animals retains a sense of them as instrumental to human ends. When they are considered dispensable property, he says, they are left fundamentally without “rights.” Until the seventies, Francione claims, this was the paradigm within which the Animal Rights Movement operated, as demonstrated by laws such as the Federal Humane Slaughter Act of 1958. In this wide-ranging book, Francione takes the reader through the philosophical and intellectual debates surrounding animal welfare to make clear the difference between animal rights and animal welfare. Through case studies such as campaigns against animal shelters, animal laboratories, and the wearing of fur, Francione demonstrates the selectiveness and confusion inherent in reformist programs that target fur, for example, but leave wool and leather alone. The solution to this dilemma, Francione argues, is not in a liberal position that espouses the humane treatment of animals, but in a more radical acceptance of the fundamental inalienability of animal rights.”

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Queering Animal Liberation

“Queering Animal Liberation is an anthology in progress. This ground-breaking volume will include chapters by activists, artists, and scholars all focused on the intersection between speciesism and homo/transphobia or, on the upside, linkages between the struggles for queer and animal liberation.”

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ProVegan – General Information

Introduction, The Healthiest Diet, For Human Rights, The Moral Reasons, For Animal Welfare and Animal Rights, For the Climate and Environmental Protection, The Religious Reason, Personal Epilogue

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Primate Freedom Project

“The Primate Freedom Project is dedicated to ending the use of nonhuman primates in biomedical and harmful behavioral experimentation. The Primate Freedom Project has three components: Education, Advocacy, and Support.”

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POGO

The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that investigates and exposes waste, corruption, abuse of power, and when the government fails to serve the public or silences those who report wrongdoing.

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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

“Mission: The Physicians Committee is dedicated to saving and improving human and animal lives through plant-based diets and ethical and effective scientific research. Vision: Creating a healthier world through a new emphasis on plant-based nutrition and scientific research conducted ethically, without using animals.”

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PETA Kids

“It’s super-easy to help animals, no matter how old you are. Learn all about why you should help animals used for food, clothing, entertainment, and experimentation, plus how to protect companion animals and wildlife!” games, videos, quizzes, photos, activities, comics, food and more.

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PETA Prime

“Are you ready to make a big difference for yourself, animals, and the Earth? Then PETA Prime is for you! Since 2008, PETA Prime has been a vital community of caring people who share their knowledge and experience to help you live a longer, healthier life, while making the Earth better for the people and animals who inhabit it. Our site features blog posts, book reviews, healthy recipes, travel tips, financial information, and compassionate ideas galore. Come share ideas and resources about health, your home, and your activism. We want to hear about your family, friends, companion animals, favorite animal-friendly recipes, health tips, travel experiences, penny-pinching ideas, and more! Let’s celebrate the wise people we have become and learn to make kind choices together.”

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PETA2

“Animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.” News, Vegan Life, App and Recipes

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Peter Singer

“I am a professor of bioethics, with a background in philosophy. I work mostly in practical ethics, and am best known for Animal Liberation and for my writings about global poverty.”

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Peter Singer – Articles

Project Syndicate: Articles by Peter Singer. “Peter Singer is Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, Laureate Professor in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, and founder of the non-profit organization The Life You Can Save. His books include Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim Mason), Rethinking Life and Death, The Point of View of the Universe, co-authored with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek, The Most Good You Can Do, Famine, Affluence, and Morality, One World Now, Ethics in the Real World, and Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction, also with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek. In 2013, he was named the world’s third “most influential contemporary thinker” by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.”

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PETA – News

Blog and News. “Animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.”

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

“People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.”

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people for animal rights – federation of animal experiment opponents ev

“Animals are sentient beings. Yet they suffer millions in animal experiments, in industrial agriculture, in slaughterhouses, farms, zoos, circuses, in hunting, and as “domestic animals”. To end this mass suffering, we must finally give the animals their elemental rights – their rights to life and physical integrity, equal treatment and freedom. Our long-term goal: The human-animal relationship must change fundamentally.”

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PAWS

“PAWS is people helping animals—rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to make a better world for animals and people.”

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Orange County People for Animals

“Orange County People for Animals (OCPA) is a Southern California-based, non-profit 503(c) animal advocacy organization founded in 1988 to create a compassionate, healthy and peaceful planet for all living beings. “

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One Voice

“There may be no fighting but there is one fight and that is against violence, One Voice acts to reverse it wherever it develops and on whoever the victim is. It defends animal and planetary ethics. It fights for all sentient beings, for the recognition of the status of animal personhood and the “link” between violence to animals and humans.
One Voice, law association 1908, was created by Muriel Arnal in 1995. It operates in France and in the world for the respect of life in all its forms and denounces both animal exploitation and its consequences ethically, environmentally and healthily. It develops campaigns of lobbying and sensitization relying in particular on the work from investigations by its investigators and reports from experts. It works with international NGOs, sanctuaries and shelters around the world where its actions are useful.”

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Natural News

“Natural News is a science-based natural health advocacy organization led by activist-turned-scientist Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. The key mission of Natural News is to empower consumers with factual information about the synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, hormone disruptors and other chemicals found in foods, medicines, personal care products, children’s toys and other items. Natural News covers holistic health, nutritional therapies, consciousness and spirituality, permaculture , organics, animal rights, environmental health, food and superfoods , and performance nutrition. The site strongly criticizes drugs-and-surgery medicine, vaccines, corporate corruption, animal testing, the use of humans for medical experiments, the chemical contamination of foods, heavy metals in consumer products, factory farming and government corruption.”

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National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

“The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) was established under the Animal Welfare Act to provide independent advice to the Government minister responsible for animal welfare.”

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Meet the Meatocracy

“This is the story of the “Meatocracy” and our global campaign to evolve beyond it. The “Meatocracy” comprising Big Meat, Big Pharma, Big Chem and Big Media is the weakest link in the “Corporatocracy” that is destroying the planet, torturing the animals and ruining our health, because it is entirely dependent on our willingness to play along. To follow this story, please begin by watching “The Films THEY Don’t Want You To See.” Then click on the links below to see: “Who Are THEY?” “What Do THEY Want?” “What Can WE Do About It?” We trust you find it as intriguing and inspiring as we do!”

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Maximum Tolerated Dose

“Maximum Tolerated Dose is the first feature-length documentary by Decipher Films. Equal parts found-footage mash-up, verité investigation, and artful meditation, the film charts the lives of both humans and non-humans who have experienced animal testing first-hand, with hauntingly honest testimony of scientists and lab technicians whose ethics demanded they choose a different path, as well as the simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of animals who have seen both sides of the cage. MTD aims to re-ignite the debate about animal testing by bringing these rarely-heard perspectives to the fore.”

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Let Fish Live

“Let Fish Live is dedicated to advocating for the consideration and protection of sentient aquatic animals…Fish are sentient animals who experience pain, fear, and suffering. Like many land animals, humans subject them to cruelty in the many ways we use them, including catching them from the wild, farming them, killing them for consumption, breeding them, holding them captive for our entertainment, and using them as subjects in experiments. We need to bring fish into our circle of compassion. They deserve consideration and protection.”

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LAV

Mission: “Promoting and bringing about a cultural change in the way we relate to other animals, with a view to achieving a lifestyle and making political choices based on respect for and solidarity towards all living beings, irrespective of their species. Putting a stop to any form of exploitation and suffering by asserting animals’ rights and promoting the issuing and implementation of new laws.”

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