Marine animals in captivity
Beautiful mammals are taken from their natural habitats and families and forced to live in small swimming pools...all in the name of entertainment! The animals are not happy, and many of them suffer from depression. The fact that some mutilate themselves or even commit suicide illustrates just how miserable they are. They live unnatural lives, away from their families. In captivity, their life expectancy is greatly reduced.
Aquariums and marine parks claim that they educate, but there are many other ways (robotic displays, models, animation, film, etc.) to learn about these magnficent creatures without subjecting them to cruelty. Of course, other methods may not earn a profit for these companies.
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Procter & Gamble
Every year, thousands of animals die in laboratories owned by Proctor & Gamble. The animals have suffered immensely as victims of painful and unnecessary testing.
Proctor & Gamble 'scientists' put the animals in restraining devices so they can't struggle, and do not even sedate them or give them pain killers. Some animals have even broken their necks or backs in an attempt to escape the pain!
P & G refuses to stop testing on animals, despite the fact that these tests are not required by law and more reliable and humane alternatives exist. Please do not support this corporation!
Visit P & G Kills and pginfo.net to find out more about the corporation and its practices.
Chinese Moon Bears are forced to spend their lives in small cages, unable to move or stand. They scream in agony as their bile is drained from their gallbladders. The bile is sold for use in traditional medicine. Shocking, isn't it?
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has put together some important, but sad, information worth reading.
Ontario's spring bear hunt was the largest in North America, and it left hundreds of orphaned cubs to starve to death. In January, in response to campaign by a coalition of groups led by IFAW Canada, the Ontario government finally put a stop to the hunt. Way to go!
Be sure to check out the details.