About 6 million vertebrate animals are dissected every year in high schools across the United States. This figure does not include elementary schools, middle schools, or colleges and universities. A similar number of invertebrate animals are also dissected in schools. Some of these animals are experimented upon while still alive. About 170 types of animals are used, the most common being frogs, fetal pigs, and cats.
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New Documents by the Humane Party’s Economic Transition Team
This week, the Humane Herald’s publication page offers two new important documents written by members of the Humane Party’s Economic Transition Team.
“Violence Is Not Entertainment” Act: Humane Party Opens New Front in Vegan, Abolitionist Movement—Intellectual Property
The Humane Party has today published the first full draft of the “Violence Is Not Entertainment” (VINE) Act, a proposed … More
The Criminalization of Animal Rights Activism
Is supporting animal rights terrorism? Is nonviolent activism terrorism? According to some interpretations of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA), they are.
Taxpayers Funding Animal Research
Federal tax dollars are funding animal research projects. Whether the taxpayer agrees or disagrees with the use of animals in laboratory testing arenas is of no importance to the United States government.
A New Twist on Killing Non-Human Animals to Save Human Lives
Today, genetic engineering and the notion of the chimera arise with current medical research into growing human stem cells in pig embryos.
A Problematic Nomination for Secretary of Agriculture
Although Perdue worked cooperatively with HSUS and HSLS to make dog fighting a felony and banned the use of gas chambers as well as raised awareness of cat and dog population, his nomination may be far from exemplary.
When the circus ends, what will happen to its animal prisoners?
To animal activists throughout the country, Saturday’s announcement that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus would hold its last performance in May was cause for celebration.
To all the animals still held captive by the company that runs the circus, however, serious questions remain regarding their future well-being.