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There are a lot of great sites dealing with animal rights. I've checked out many of them, and chosen some of my favourites. If I've missed any site you think should be here, please let me know.


Animal Rights
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
This is the mother of all animal rights/welfare sites! It's full of up-to-date information on an extremely wide variety of topics. A must visit!

Animal Alliance of Canada
Animal rights advocacy and education group which focuses on local, regional, national and international issues concerning the goodwill and respectful treatment of animals by humans.

In Defense of Animals
Group dedicated to ending the exploitation and abuse of animals by defending their rights, welfare and habitat. Be sure to check out their Campaigns page and their informative Resource Materials.

Progressive Animal Welfare Society
Largest animal advocacy and direct care organization in the Pacific Northwest. It advocates for animals through education, legislation and direct care. Be prepared to stay awhile!

The Animals' Agenda Magazine
Online edition of the bimonthly news magazine dedicated to informing people about animal rights and cruelty-free living for the purpose of inspiring action for animals.

Zoocheck Canada
National animal protection charity established to protect wildlife in captivity and in the wild. Great section on marine animals.

Animal Concerns Community
Online community for people concerned about the welfare and rights of animals. Includes news headlines and educational resources.

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Works to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation of animals, protecting wildlife habitats, and assisting animals in distress. Lots of really great information...excellent site.

Ark Online
Independent publication staffed by a (small) group of people who care about animals.

ODP - Animal Rights
A huge directory of useful links.


Fur
Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT)
Information about the fur trade (trapping and farming), photos, action alerts, and campaign updates.

Fur Free Friday
International directory of action to protest the fur trade. Includes fur trade facts, photos and a listing of events.

Fur Information
Fur facts, photos, links and excuses people give for buying fur.

inFURmation
News, list of fashion designers who have turned their backs on fur, iamge gallery, multimedia and information about investigations.

How Do Fur Animals Die?
Lists the sixteen species most commonly killed in the United States, and the methods most commonly used to kill them. Shocking!

World Animal Net
A worldwide network of societies campaigning to improve the status and welfare of animals. The anti-fur page includes information about the fur trade, statistics, legislation and photos.

Friends of Animals Fur Campaign
Information about fur farms and trapping. Includes a look at some creative anti-fur ads. Fur


Testing
Animal Experimentation Issues
Fact sheets and information from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Gallery of Horrors
Shocking photos of animals, taken in real labs.

Absurdity of Vivisection
Very interesting information, including the motivation for anti and pro-vivisection, dangers of vivisection, and the link between animal abuse and human abuse.

Uncaged Campaigns
Anti-vivisection pressure group based in Sheffield, England. Very interesting site.

Vivisection
Information and statistics from the Animal Liberation organization.

PETA - Caring Consumer
List of health charities that do not test on animals.


Campaigns
Current Projects List of current campaigns from the Animal Alliance of Canada.

Canada Seal Hunt
Image gallery, news, seal hunt facts and related links. Quite comprehensive!

Brigitte Bardot Foundation
Online petition for the fight against seal hunting in Canada.

Stop Whaling Now
Despite a world wide moratorium on commercial whaling, the Japanese Government kills over 500 whales each year. Learn more and find out how you can help.

Free Lolita
Lolita is an orca whale who has served the Miami Seaquarium's whims for 28 years. Features her story, photos and streaming video.


Pets
Help Puppies
Contains information about the connection between pet stores and puppy mills, action alerts, resources and media center.

Just What is a Puppy Mill?
Dog Owner's Guide some basic information about puppy mills.

Puppy Mills: Breeding Ills
PETA factsheet about puppy mills and the problems associated with them.

NoPuppyMills.com
Site dedicated to educating the public about the commercial dog industry in America.

Stop the Cruelty!
Information about and stories of pet abuse, with links to petitions or other ways to help.

Why We Shouldn't Tolerate Animal Cruelty
List of people who have either practiced animal cruelty or witnessed it and have gone on to commit murder.

Early Age Spay/Neuter
Fact sheet put out by the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies.

Don't Litter - Spay or neuter your pet
Informational page provided by the Ottawa Humane Society.

Why Spay or Neuter?
Offers information about the advantages and debunks some common myths.


Hunting
Some Popular Hunting Myths
Fantastic article by Barry Kent MacKay...don't miss it!

Hunters Wall of Shame
Photos and information about wolf and big cat killing for sport. This site will make you angry and question the intelligence of these hunters.

Killing for Kicks
An examination of the sport-hunting anomaly. A very intersting read.

Hunting: Unfair Game
PETA factsheet about hunting.


Miscellaneous
Whistleblower Silenced in Canada
Diony DeLeeuw wrote a paper analyzing provincial grizzly bear management and when senior bureaucrats got wind of it he was suspended without pay and his paper has been seized.

Endangered Species
Includes an endangered species list, wildlife trade details and tips to help.




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