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06/03/2009
by barenose
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Amazon.com’s Support for Animal Fighting Takes a Hit

The Gamecock magazine, one of Amazon.com’s co-defendants in The HSUS’s lawsuit compelling it to comply with federal law prohibiting the sale of animal fighting materials, relented and settled the lawsuit. This leaves Amazon.com alone with The Feathered Warrior magazine in challenging federal law so it can continue to support animal fighters. Continue reading

06/03/2009
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End the Use of Chimps in Research

A nine-month-long undercover investigation by The HSUS has exposed the mistreatment of nearly 300 chimpanzees and other primates at the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) in Louisiana. These chimps, living lives of deprivation and misery, are among the more than 1,000 chimps languishing in laboratories across the United States. Chimps, our closet genetic relative, are complex, social, and long-lived creatures. Many chimps currently warehoused in research facilities have lived for decades behind bars. Especially heartbreaking are stories of the 26 elder chimps at NIRC, who were taken from their mothers in the wild. Continue reading

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