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Animal Welfare: Russia in the Forefront

[Pravda]

Pioneering initiatives in Russia are gaining the increased attention of animal rights groups working towards a more humane world in which cruelty towards animals disappears altogether, whether this be cruelty for fur, cruelty for meat or cruelty for laboratory testing.

Among the initiatives which have called the attention and garnered the support of animal rights groups and defenders of humane treatment for animals is the adoption of non-animal testing for cosmetics by Russian scientists. The leading animal protection group Humane Society International (HSI) and the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) recently collaborated, co-financing workshops for eleven Russian attendees in methods of non-animal test methods in laboratories.

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http://english.pravda.ru/science/earth/11-12-2012/123114-animal_welfare-0/

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