Action Alert: Puppy breeding farm approved in the UK

The UK government has approved B&K Universal-Marshall BioResources’ expansion of their Yorkshire breeding farm which is aimed to breed and house up to 2000 beagles and ferrets destined to be sold for painful experiments despite huge opposition. ACTION ALERT from U.S. group SAEN: JOIN Save the beagles of Yorkshire Read it:,

“Professional care” of cetaceans to be “reviewed” at the Vancouver Aquarium

A UBC marine biologist will lead a team to review “the professional care” of cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium. The review was initiated by Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA), a group which promotes captivity of animals as entertainment. The review’s results seem predetermined as CAZA listed as one of its areas of interest:”how [aquariums] […]

U of T engineers receive grant for ‘artificial liver’ that could help find more effective drugs

A research team led by U of T Engineering Professor Craig Simmons received $300,000 this week to create a 3D model of the human liver. Funded by Ontario Centres of Excellence and pharmaceutical consortium CQDM, the project could help determine whether or not new drug molecules are safe for use in humans. “Our improved liver model will identify and eliminate […]

Progress for U.S. captive chimps

In the U.S., wild chimpanzees have been protected as ‘endangered’ under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) since 1990, but their captive counterparts continued to be listed as threatened, which exempted them from the same protection that their free-living relatives received. This is about to change, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) just announced […]