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Will Human Tissue Testing Replace Animal Testing Anytime Soon?

It is now possible to reproduce 3D human tissue structures for in vitro testing in laboratories. I asked Organovo how close we are to replacing animal testing.

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This cute racoon is seen as vermin by some people, however he has just as much right to live here as we do. Photo © morgueFile hotblack.

Are Issues Surrounding Animals Really Complicated?

When looking forward to the future and how animals will safely co-exist with us in a Vegan World, we will face innumerable dilemmas. Are all issues surrounding animal-human interaction problematic, or are we investing too much time into the issues which have simple solutions that are beneficial to both humans and animals? The Truly Complicated […]

Our 'pets' are 100% dependent on us for everything. In return we demand absolute devotion. Photo © iStock vectorarts.

Do You Love Your Pets Unconditionally?

Do you have a lovable, joyful bundle of furfamily whom you come home to every night? Is he or she unconditionally loyal and always happy to see you? We like to think we love our pets unconditionally in return. We call them our ‘best friends’ and our ‘children’. As kind as this may seem, it […]

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Are You Neglecting Your Dog?

Do you have a dog back home who is locked in a yard, or in a flat? Are you his one and only contact with the outside world? When you get to go out every day, he sits at home waiting for you. A great way for you to show your appreciation would be to […]

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Animal Testing is Not Good Science

We have all seen images of horrific animal tests. These images are in all likelihood seared into our memories forever. It is difficult for us to believe that these grotesque examples of humanity’s inhumanity are still consistently being re-enacted for virtually every product available. Everything from medication to cosmetics and foodstuffs is still being tested […]

Dogs are absolutely dependent on us. We hold their lives in our hands. Let's be worthy of their trust. Photo © morgueFile jdurham.

I Trusted You, A Dumped Dog’s Anguish

By Penny Elms When you clipped the leash to my collar, I trusted that we were heading somewhere fun. When you walked me into the strange building, a tingling of fear ran through my body, but I trusted that we were going somewhere safe. When you handed my leash to the waiting hands of a […]

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What To Do When Your Easter Bunny Grows Up?

As the Easter weekend approaches many excited kids are dreaming of receiving live Easter Bunnies. Are you one of the animal lovers who can’t wait to give the joy of animal companionship to someone special? Perhaps you have found the perfect bunny already. Please think carefully before giving him away. Here are a few reasons […]

"I am the voice of the voiceless... Till the world shall set things right." Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Photo D Liz Palmer and Adam © Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary.

The Voice of The Voiceless

Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox I am the voice of the voiceless: Through me, the dumb shall speak; Till the deaf world’s ear be made to hear The cry of the wordless weak. From street, from cage, and from kennel, From jungle and stall, the wail Of my tortured kin proclaims the sin Of the […]

Dogs are our best friends. Are we theirs? This Newfoundland dog photo © morgueFile terranovesca.

A Memorial to Boatswain

Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog by Lord Byron Near this spot Are deposited the Remains of one Who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices. This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery If inscribed over human ashes, Is but a […]

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Are You Giving Someone an Animal For Xmas?

They look so cute and people are always ecstatic to get them, but do you really think giving an animal as a gift is a good idea? As we enter the silly season, animal sanctuaries across the world are bracing themselves for the stampede. Before Christmas animals are dropped off by people who have exciting […]