In Defense of Animals Rescues 55 Monkeys from a New Jersey Animal Research Lab

On July 15, 2010, In Defense of Animals rescued 55 long-tailed macaque monkeys from an insolvent toxicology laboratory in Oxford, New Jersey.

This lab has been repeatedly cited by the USDA for Animal Welfare Act violations and had a license to sell animals. If not for this rescue, these monkeys could very well have ended up in other labs that routinely perform extremely invasive or terminal experiments on long-tailed macaques. Published articles from 2010 describe experimentation ranging from brain lesions, invasive brain studies of auditory, motor and visual cortex, Ebola virus, stroke, plague and drug-induced seizures. These intelligent, social nonhuman primates suffer when imprisoned for decades in stark lab environments. Monkeys often display clinical signs of depression and abnormal behavior including hair pulling, stereotypic circling and pacing, and even self mutilation.

“Rescuing these young macaques from a miserable lifetime locked in a lab furthers In Defense of Animals’ mission in protecting the rights, welfare and habitat of animals,” said IDA president Scotlund Haisley. “These young monkeys would have been subjected to decades behind bars in cramped stainless steel cages, forced to endure painful toxicology tests. Now they will have a life filled with fresh air, friends, and freedom from harm.”

IDA is transporting the monkeys to their new homes at four primate sanctuaries in Oklahoma and Texas.

Beagles rescued from bankrupt laboratory

HVMediaGroup | 3 de Julho de 2010

TOWN OF WALLKILL — Once destined for lab tests in New Jersey, 90 beagles left small cages and stepped onto grass for the first time Friday at the Pets Alive no-kill animal shelter. The dogs were among 120 taken from the Aniclin Preclinical Services in Warren County, N.J.,
after Aniclin’s parent pharmaceutical company couldn’t pay its bills. A New Jersey-based animal rights organization called Win Animal Rights had fought for control of the 175 Aniclin animals — including 55 primates — and coordinated their release to animal rescue agencies
Friday

“Jail Dogs in 1C” Operation Second Chance

Karmalized Pictures is proud to present “Jail Dogs In 1C”
A documentary about a very special program in Georgia that helps save dogs who are on death row.
Operation Second Chance and the Gwinnett County Detention Center started this program to give Dogs a second chance at finding a safe and forever home.
Also getting a second chance are the inmates at the jail. The Dogs are paired up with carefully selected inmates who are taught how to train and take care of the Dogs while they wait to be adopted.

We have met the most amazing Dogs who were minutes away from death. The inmates are so dedicated to training and taking care of the Dogs and they spend 24 hours a day with them. Every jail should have a program like this.
Not only does it save Dogs lives it also gives the inmates responsibility and a companion who doesn’t judge them and gives them unconditional love.

This project is dedicated to all those wonderful Cats and Dogs who never found their safe forever home.

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Save dogs on death row start jail dog program in Florida” petition!

After seeing the video link below on “Operation Second Chance” in Georgia where “death row” shelter dogs in Gwinnett co. Georgia are spared euthanasia and instead sent to be trained by inmates in the Gwinnett County Jail and eventually adopted I decided to petition my Governor to start a similar program in my State of Florida. Money saved in NOT euthanizing dogs goes instead to funding the program. Personally I think every state should start a similar program…we could bring the death toll way down…Animals can change the hearts of humans and vice versa.. it’s an excellent idea. Once we reach 1,000 signatures and I send to Gov. Crist, I’ d like to send the results to a national representative. Looking into it now… see this video>

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/6/help-save-dogs-on-death-row-in-fl

Canada’s Largest Case of Farm Animal Cruelty – Starvation of 2,700+ Pigs

The RCMP and Office of the Chief Veterinarian of Manitoba HAVE YET TO LAY ANY CHARGES.

Given the Chief Veterinarian’s complete lack of action on previous farm animal cruelty cases, we have serious concerns the perpetrator will not be brought to justice.

Please ensure he is by writing the following officials. Pre-written letters are available on our website (www.cetfa.com), but it’s always best to send your own letters:

The Hon. Andrew Swan
Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Minister’s Office
104 Legislative Building, 450 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V8
minjus@leg.gov.mb.ca

The Hon. Stan Struthers
Minister of Agriculture, Food & Rural Initiatives
Minister’s Office
165 Legislative Building, 450 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V8
minagr@leg.gov.mb.ca