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Agriculture/Animal Welfare, Animal Welfare, Dáil Issues

Animal Welfare, Features

by Jamison Maeda

Few people would knowingly purchase food that came from a factory where animals were tortured. This is precisely why factory farming corporations have pulled out all the stops to ensure that information about animal torture and cruelty never reaches the public. The factory farm industry has funded legislation in the US to pass “ag-gag” anti-whistle blower laws making it illegal to film animal cruelty on factory farms. Someone convicted of breaking an ag-gag law can serve up to a year in prison, which is twice the length of an animal cruelty sentence. If convicted an undercover investigator could also be added to a terrorist registry.
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Animal Welfare, Features

Sandra at Buenos Aires Zoo

Sandra at Buenos Aires Zoo

by Jamison Maeda

Sandra, a 29-year-old orangutan was born in captivity in Germany and was sent to the Buenas Aires Zoo in Argentina 20 years ago. Sandra was expected to live the rest of her life captive in the zoo entertaining tourists, until animal activists filed a habeas corpus petition challenging her imprisonment. The court agreed that Sandra deserves the basic rights as a non-human person, opening the possibility of her finally being freed from the zoo and sent to live in an animal sanctuary. This ruling will certainly pave the way for future animal rights cases, but it’s not the first of is kind.
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Animal Welfare

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2014
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Animal Welfare, Dáil Work

These are important questions raised with Minister Coveney regarding the DSPCA and animal cruelty and issues that we will continue to campaign on.

To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views regarding the operation of the DSPCA, which has received substantial funds from his Department in order to carry out important animal welfare functions; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
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