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September 1, 2010

Dolphin Slaughter Beginning in Japan

DolphinsThe ocean will turn red with blood when Japanese fishermen begin their annual dolphin drive hunt today (as seen in the film "The Cove"). After herding the animals into shallow water, the men will choose a few of the most beautiful to sell for captive display. Then the slaughter will begin, with the dolphins calling to each other in fear and confusion as they try in vain to escape being stabbed to death. The meat of those killed will be used for pet food, fertilizer -- even human consumption despite the known danger of mercury contamination. Read more >>

Catalonia Bans Bullfighting!

bullfightingThousands of you lent your voices to support Catalonians in their successful bid to ban bullfighting. Bulls and horses will no longer be exempt from the legislated protection other agricultural animals in Catalonia have. We look forward to bringing about an end to this bloody spectacle, wherever it happens around the world! More about the victory >>

EU Seal Trade Ban Takes Effect

Seal CanadaOn August 20th, the historic EU ban on seal product trade was scheduled to come into force. But just one day before, a limited, temporary suspension was announced, exempting a group of commercial and Inuit sealing interests for a few weeks pending a hearing. Thankfully, the ban otherwise remains in effect, removing a primary market for the global commercial sealing industry. And our legal arguments and allies are stronger than this attempt to circumvent the millions of Europeans, hundreds of Parliamentarians, and dozens of EU countries that made the ban a reality. Further details >>

What's new

New alternative to cruel skin irritancy testing on rabbits

Advancing animal welfare in Ecuador

Take Action

Tell Japan's new prime minister: end the dolphin slaughter

Captive dolphin attractions fuel drive fishery hunt--please don't attend


Ensure we can be there for animals in Pakistan and other disaster-stricken areas

Give a gift to help end bullfighting

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