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2010 Animal Victories

1) 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... READ MORE

2) 12/8/10 — NASA NIXES RADIATION EXPERIMENTS ON MONKEYS
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 Circle's TOP 10 ALERTS. Thousands of activists emailed, faxed, called and wrote — demanding that the space giant return to animal-free technology... READ MORE



3) 12/3/10 — OBAMA ADMIN DESIGNATES POLAR BEAR HABITAT

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... READ MORE



4) 11/3/10 — MISSOURI MAKES PUPPY MILL CRUELTY A CRIME

In Missouri, known as the nation's puppy mill capital, it will be harder to profit from abused dogs since Proposition B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, passed in November. Kinship Circle's Brenda Shoss has three Missouri mill dogs... READ MORE



5) NOV 2010 — CANADIAN TRAUMA TRAINING LABS GO ANIMAL-FREE

In alerts and education, Kinship Circle stresses animal-free technology instead of animal experimentation. We welcome news from PCRM that all Canadian medical schools now use human-oriented applications such as TraumaMan... READ MORE

6) 10/27/10 — 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... READ MORE

7) 10/28/10 — 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 for Canada's seal hunt... READ MORE


8) OCT 2010 — FASHION GIANT ESCADA SHEDS REAL FUR

Kinship Circle, along with groups worldwide, pressured Escada to ditch its 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..." READ MORE



9) OCT 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... READ MORE



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... READ MORE



11) AUG 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..



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