On the 1st May at 8pm, Animal Justice Project released a Thunderclap across Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr, telling University College London (UCL) to commit to a future free of animal research, and we’d really like your support to make this message as loud and as clear as possible! And it’s very easy!
We reported last weekend about a new scientific study, funded by the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) which has called into question the validity of many scientific studies using mice, after discovering their behaviour depends on how they have been handled.
This week, Animal Justice Project travelled to Sweden to join forces with our Swedish campaign partners, Djurrättsalliansen. We handed in our petition signed by 55,139 people to end monkey imports and experiments at world-renouned university, Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
BLOG: Practical tips for homeowners to make windows bird-safe – Jenny, Freelance Writer, United States
Every year, billions of birds crash into windows causing serious injuries, internal damage to the organs or at worst, deaths. Unknowingly, bird fly into windows because they believe the reflection they see is an extension of the sky, trees and flowers or other birds. According to a recent study by a University of Alberta researcher, homes with lots of vegetation (trees, plants and bushes) and bird feeders have the most incidents of collisions. Along with cats, bird collision is one of the top reasons why deaths occur.
Scores of campaigners, students, and Animal Justice Project volunteers came together on Friday 2 December to hold hearts for the animals inside one of the UK’s leading universities – University College London (UCL). At our third Campus without Cruelty event in a UK university, attendees held signs, props, and encouraged UCL students to make origami hearts. The hearts were placed into the ground at the university’s Main Quad.
It is estimated over 100 million animals are used for vivisection worldwide every year. Not only are these animals subjected to cruel and prolonged treatments – something which they have no say over whatsoever – the way there are handled and housed also causes suffering, such as being put in small, bare cages.