Animal Welfare

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Animal Welfare, International

imagesThough the import and sale of cosmetics containing ingredients tested on animals is banned in the E.U., approximately 100 million animals are still used in other types of testing each year.

Testing products and pharmaceuticals on animals is not only unpopular, it’s extremely ineffective. Less than 2% of human illnesses are found in animals. And animal test results and human trial results agree less than 25% of the time and sometimes as infrequently as 5% of the time. 
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Animal Welfare

by Jamison Maedaimages

Animal lovers around the globe are celebrating Monday’s United Nations high court ruling that orders Japan to halt its annual whaling hunt in the Southern Ocean.
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Animal Welfare, Dáil Issues

I raised the issue of Seals in circuses and how the Irish Seal Sanctuary could be funded to provide the necessary support to reintegrated these animals back into their natural habitat.  Click on the link below to watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEQsODa9xOU

Animal Welfare

by Jamison Maeda

Just like the 2009 documentary “The Cove,” which brought world-wide attention to the annual slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s documentary “Blackfish” has made serious waves in the animal rights community in regards to orcas in captivity.

“Blackfish” documented the horrific treatment of orcas (also known as killer whales) in marine parks and the dangers involved in keeping them captive. Cowperthwaite made the film after a trainer at Seaworld was killed by one of their orcas during a performance.  Recently, California politician, Richard Bloom, proposed the Orca Welfare and Safety Act, banning orcas as performers, and outlawing captive orca breeding programs in California, with the ultimate goal of phasing out orcas in captivity completely. California is currently home to one-fifth of all captive orcas.
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