“WARNING: Some of the photos are graphic but you must see the bad to appreciate the good. This is what we do, this is what we see, and you wonder why we are on the defense and in terrible moods all the time. Maybe you can understand the world of animal rescue better after watching this video. Pawz Up and pass it around.”

Space Monkey Experiments: One Giant Leap Backwards

Humane Research Australia – Broken video HD.wmv


The Performance

Narrated by Terry Waite CBE and with music by Moby, ‘The Performance’ is being used to draw further attention to the plight of thousands of animals being used in circuses throughout Asia.

Client: Animals Asia Foundation

Title: The Performance

Narrated by: Terry Waite CBE

Duration: 00:09:11

Broadcast: Online

On location: China and London

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This film features potentially upsetting scenes of animal cruelty.

Revealed: No Country for Animals

Do animals have any rights in Canada?

Revealed: No Country for Animals examines Canada’s deplorable record on animal welfare and looks at the people who are fighting to bring about much-needed change.

This documentary introduces viewers to some of the people who are fighting to bring about change in this country. There’s Nicole Joncas challenging the Quebec courts to close their horrific puppy mills, or Twyla Francois, armed with an undercover camera, campaigning vigorously to bring attention to the mistreatment of farm animals. We meet Canada’s first lawyer to specialize in animal law, and a new, young generation dedicated to the fight to improve the lives of animals through legal and educational means.

This documentary will enlighten and enrage you and will leave you wondering how humane our society really is.

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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.


Bojan Jambrosic – Be Above Cruelty

Croatian singer Bojan Jambrosic in Animal Friends’ campaign against animal testing! The aim of the campaign “Be Above Cruelty” is to draw attention to the cruelty of vivisection, that is animal testing, and to invite the public to buy only products not tested on animals. The white list, or list of companies that do not test their products and ingredients on animals, can be seen at http://www.animal-friends-croatia.org/

Horse slaughter Photo Slideshow – Horses in Kill Pens at Richelieu Feb 21, 2010

In late February 2010, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition (CHDC) received hidden camera footage of horse slaughter practices at Quebecs Viandes Richelieu and Albertas Bouvry Exports – the latter known as North Americas largest exporter of horsemeat.

The CHDC has asked a panel of veterinarians, the BC SPCA and the World Society for the Protection of Animals to review the footage, which contains numerous instances of improper stunning and horses showing signs of returning consciousness.

Early audit results of the footage show automatic failures of both facilities.

As there are only two government-approved methods of stunning horses in Canada – captive bolt gun and rifle – and both methods have been shown to cause prolonged suffering in numerous horses, we conclude that these animals cannot be slaughtered humanely in todays slaughterhouse assembly lines.

The CHDC therefore calls for the immediate closure of Canadas horse slaughter plants.


Bring Them Home

Watch this beautiful new video, highlighting PAWS’ work to save animals’ lives