VICTORY: Court advances WHITE COAT WASTE PROJECT’s lawsuit against NIH’s illegal foreign animal lab loophole

WCW versus NIH

WHITE COAT WASTE PROJECT (WCW) has won an important legal battle against National Institutes of Health (NIH). Background WCW’s mission is to “unite animal-lovers and liberty-lovers to find, expose, and defund wasteful and cruel taxpayer-funded animal experimentation.” They represent both animals and American taxpayers. In respect of animals, they are the voice of the …

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What were the first animal welfare laws of America?

First American animal welfare laws?

It seems likely, but I can’t be absolutely sure, that the first American welfare laws in America were published in 1641 by the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay. The Massachusetts Bay Colony was one of the original English settlements in present-day Massachusetts; settled in 1630 by a group of about 1,000 Puritan refugees. You might …

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Google has no legal obligation to remove animal abuse videos on YouTube

Fake animal rescues of YouTube

There’s recently been a lawsuit filed by an animal rights group, Lady Freethinker, to try and legally force Google to do more to keep videos of animal abuse off the YouTube website. The lawsuit failed because Alphabet Inc.’s Google is protected by section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a federal law, which shields …

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How to sue on a cat contract – an overview and some pointers

How to sue in a cat contract

‘How to sue on a cat contract’ is about some basic thoughts on the unhappy process of seeking compensation in the civil courts if as a buyer or seller there has been a breach of contract on the sale of a cat, usually a purebred, pedigree cat. This article applies to developed, democratic countries …

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Cats in divorce – what is best for the cat?

Cats in divorce

In the UK, and the USA, and I suspect many other so-called developed countries, the family cat is currently treated as a family asset to be divided on fairness principles just like any other family asset. The argument is that the cat, as a sentient being, should be treated as a child. In divorce …

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It’s vital to protect companion animals from domestic violence abuse

Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake City, speaks during a press conference on Nov. 3, 2021.

NEWS AND COMMENT-UTAH, USA: I love news stories in which companion animals are treated with the same value as humans. This is truly the way to relate to animals. It is about an enlightened attitude towards animal welfare. It’s also about education and truly respecting animals who provide so much to so many people. …

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Animal Protection Law of Turkey 5199 – checked and refreshed 2022

A real Turkish Angora

Date September 2010: Below is the primary animal protection law of Turkey. It is stated as being a “bill” and “law”. A bill is usually a statute that is in the embryonic stage but, that said, this is the law at present. It is reproduced verbatim. Acts are almost invariably in the public domain …

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