12/9/10 — CRUSH VIDEOS ARE ANIMALS ABUSE, NOT FREE SPEECH
Thanks to the perseverance of Kinship Circle members and animal
groups nationwide H.R. 5566 —
Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010 — is now
law. Crush fetish videos portray high-heeled feet stomping small
animals to death...
2) 12/8/10 — NASA NIXES RADIATION EXPERIMENTS
NASA canceled irradiation tests that would have repeatedly
blasted restrained monkeys with gamma rays comparable to three
years in space! For over a year, this issue made Kinship
TOP 10 ALERTS. Thousands of activists emailed, faxed, called
and wrote — demanding that the space giant return to
3) 12/3/10 — OBAMA ADMIN DESIGNATES POLAR
Despite the drill-baby-drill noise of Sarah Palin and
anti-conservationists, the Obama admin made 187,000 sq.
miles critical habitat for Alaskan polar bears...
— POISON MAKER AVITROL GOES OUT OF BUSINESS
One of the first issues
Kinship Circle's Brenda Shoss tackled was the
poisoning of pigeons with Avitrol — a central nervous system
attacker that killed millions of animals annually. But, Avitrol
is no more. The only U.S. manufacturer shut down...
— CANADA FAILS TO DILUTE EU BAN ON SEAL GOODS
On 8/20/10 a European Union ban on import/export of
seal goods activated. Canadian officials tried to save
commercial interests with a bogus exemption for native Inuit
groups. A judge rejected their plea in yet another blow
Canada's seal hunt...
8) OCT 2010 —
FASHION GIANT ESCADA SHEDS REAL FUR
Kinship Circle, along with groups worldwide, pressured Escada to
fur items made from violence and death. Escada's Frank
Elsner, says: "Starting with the Spring-Summer 2011 collection
(in stores Jan 2011), Escada stops using fur..."
2010 — BIOCULTURE PRIMATE SELLERS BOOTED OUT OF CITY
Our members fought to keep
Bioculture, a supplier of primates for research, out of
Guayama, Puerto Rico. Hundreds of emails and letters later, the
city approved ordinances to bar the import, export, breeding and
use of monkeys in experiments...
10) 9/18/10 —
ABUSIVE NORTH CAROLINA LAB IS SHUT DOWN
Nearly 200 dogs and 54 cats are safe. Previously tortured by lab
staff who kicked, slammed and dragged them —
animals from Professional Laboratory and Research Services,
Inc. got a second chance after the lab's forced closure...
2010 — TWO MORE UNIVERSITIES DROP LIVE ANIMAL LABS
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and
the University of Tennessee College Of Medicine in Memphis join
an ever growing list of schools that train future doctors
without cutting apart animals..