Victories For Animals 1999
submitted by "Ohio Vegetarians"
A few of the things achieved this year by
the many people fighting for animals:
- Under pressure from international animal rights groups, China
announced it will end the practice of feeding live cows to tigers at the
Beijing Zoo in front of spectators for entertainment purposes.
- Britain will no longer use dogs in research.
- University of Minnesota at Duluth will no longer use stray animals in
- New Mexican Cattle Growers lawsuit to stop wolf reintroduction program
- 800 years of hereditary peerage ends in the House Of Lords, bringing
Britain closer to total democracy and bringing the foxes of Britain
closer to protection. Until now, the House of Lords has blocked attempts
to ban fox hunting.
- Over 250 cities in many countries around the world demonstrate
publicly about McDonald's unwillingness to monitor cruelty of its
- Staples stops advertising leather, however it is still on their
- The Clinton Administration withdraws plans for EPA animal testing
because of widespread animal rights opposition.
- The decision to ban mink farming in the Netherlands is imminent and
will be made by Agriculture Minister Brinkhurst. Meanwhile, 9 furriers
were arrested. 15 of them beat up anti fur demonstrators of the group
July and August:
- Pennsylvania chief justice rules that the Hegins Pigeon Shoot is
cruel. Hegins shoot is canceled after 60 years and tens of thousands of
protesters traveling to Hegins, Pa.
- Smithsonian cancels pate de foie gras tasting party because of
- Bear baiting ends in the UK
- Celestial Seasonings says its consciousness has been raised by the
response of animal rights activists and it will not trap prairie dogs on
its Boulder property.
- Because of worldwide email response, the government of Iasi in Romania
has abandoned its plan to kill dogs.
- Cleveland Indians announce the availability of veggieburgers and
kosher food at stadium
- Canberra Australia Federal Democrat Senator Andrew Bartlett joined a
group of animal rights activists who liberated 38 hens from a factory
- A fur auction in Chandler OK was canceled for want of interest.
- Judge Fowler in Vermont rules that horses' right to exist is greater
than their owners' rights to euthanize them upon the owner's death.
- Isle of Capri Casino will no longer keep living birds caged in the
lobby of their establishments, subjected to noise, smoke, and a jailed
- Adriana Furs goes bankrupt, all stores closed.
- Vancouver nature park agrees not to import Norwegian orca whale.
- Kroger drops sponsorship of circus because of awareness of intrinsic
- Japan's Liberal Democratic Party moves to propose legislation to jail
convicted animal killers
- KNBC first tv station in U.S. to air anti-fur ads
- Arizona Daily Star editorializes that predator hunting contests should
- Colgate Palmolive has suspended the use of animals in research.
- Japan gives up plans to capture 6 orcas for aquarium because of
international environmental and animal rights opposition.
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