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Zoochotic animals: stereotypic behaviours in animals used for entertainment

Clowning chimps dancing dolphins: exotic animal acts in New Zealand

Entertainers, teachers or slaves?: dolphins and whales in aquaria

Behind the bars, no world: analysing zoo stories

Don’t buy a ticket: the captive animal business

The eighth wonder of the world: visual language in King Kong

Sentience is the bedrock of ethics: a study of sentience in non-human animals

Bodies apart: A non-invasive comparative anatomy study

Do animals play fair?: a non-invasive behavioural study

Lifting the veil of secrecy on live animal experimentation

GM mutant cows die in trial

Headless chickens put to the test

Animal testing body seeks rigid record keeping

Animal experiments jump 21pc says ethics group

Animal death toll ends cloning trials

Vivisection: “The blackest of all crimes”

Pain factor: how much do animals suffer in this country in the name of science?

Could lab rats be replaced by a lung on a chip?

Human skin to replace animal tests

Social play and play-soliciting by infant canids

Social play in Kakapo (Strigops habrotilus) with comparisons to Kea (Nestor notabilis) and Kaka (Nestor meridionalis)

Social play in Kaka (Nestor meridionalis) with comparisons to Kea (Nestor notabilis)

Savages, drunks, and lab animals: the researcher’s perception of pain

Play signals as punctuation: the structure of social play in canids

Mammalian play: training for the unexpected

The costs and benefits of animal experimentation

The “pathetic illusion” of animal-modelled drugs

Tuning in: animal sensitivity

Ill-gotten gains

Wild justice, empathy, and fair play: finding honor among beasts

Abused for entertainment

From wild beasts to circus slaves

Born free – let them swim free

Cetaceans in captivity

Circuses have their sad side

“Of course, you know I’d rather eat your kid than entertain him, right?”

The case against marine mammals in captivity

The zoo

The Panther – Jardin de Plantes, Paris

The zoo

‘End of an era’ as last dolphin dies

Rodeo cruelty: Nelson

The dolphin dilemma

Dolphins – the flipside of fun

The bear essentials for zoos

Monkeys leave circus

Circus campaign

Rodeo: American tragedy or legalized cruelty?

The future of zoos

Cheetahs for hire

The shame of Auckland zoo

Why zoos disappoint

Chimpanzees – bridging the gap

Gorillas: greatest of the apes

The natural demise of two gorilla families

No-one’s ark: exotic animal acts in the circus

Rodeo horses: the wild and the tame

Save the whales

Paul Spong and Skana

Performing “nature” Shamu at Sea World

Zoo culture

Reading zoos

King Kong

Beer and cold cuts: the zoo

Turnlung and Talbot Edelman visit Central Park zoo

Hackenfeller’s ape

Love pigs campaign

Packed with cruelty campaign

Anti-fur and anti-leather posters

Slogans on stickers, badges and t-shirts

SAFE animal welfare handouts

Range of animal rights cartoons

Range of SAFE advertisements

A tiger in the court

The kill floor

SAFE in action!

Animal rights fight not chicken feed

SAFE profiles

Changing the status of animals

Thinking about animals

Beasts of burden, tiers of tyranny

A conversation with Peter Singer

Brigid Brophy

Human ascendancy: “human uniqueness”

The challenges of the animal advocacy movement

Ethics into action. Henry Spira and the animal rights movement

Pets and positive attitudes to animals

Speciesism: the battle of ideas

The industrialization of slaughter

The Old Brown Dog: women, workers, and vivisection in Edwardian England

Radicals, Methodists and the law for animals

From the letter to the Marquess of Newcastle, 23 November 1646

René Descartes: from the letters of 1646 and 1649

Comparison of the mental powers of man and the lower animals

Maceration item

Battery hen codes item

Battery hen item

Shredding battery hen codes

Subway demo

The Jungle

Freedom for hens

Stop cruel battery farming

Beyond the egg! Holy Cow No.2

Are you sure this is free-range?

No chick deserves to suffer

Battery hen cruelty

Don’t be fed cruelty

Egg carton

The egg beater

SAFE submission of draft 10 of the animal welfare (layer hens) code of welfare 2002

Song of the battery hen

Small victory for battery hens

Minister challenged over abusive battery hen and pig codes

Life in a cage – science says chooks should run free

Hen batteries – havens or hells?

Cruel codes

Animal Welfare Act (layer hens) code of welfare 2005

Animal Welfare Act 1999

Chook Chook

Down on the factory farm…or what happened to your dinner when it was still an animal

Rats have no gall bladder: the validity and ethics of animal experimentation

Love pigs supermarket advert

Animal testing body seeks rigid record keeping

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Zoochotic animals: stereotypic behaviours in animals used for entertainment

Clowning chimps dancing dolphins: exotic animal acts in New Zealand

Entertainers, teachers or slaves?: dolphins and whales in aquaria

Behind the bars, no world: analysing zoo stories

Don’t buy a ticket: the captive animal business

The eighth wonder of the world: visual language in King Kong

Sentience is the bedrock of ethics: a study of sentience in non-human animals

Bodies apart: A non-invasive comparative anatomy study

Do animals play fair?: a non-invasive behavioural study

Lifting the veil of secrecy on live animal experimentation

GM mutant cows die in trial

Headless chickens put to the test

Animal testing body seeks rigid record keeping

Animal experiments jump 21pc says ethics group

Animal death toll ends cloning trials

Vivisection: “The blackest of all crimes”

Pain factor: how much do animals suffer in this country in the name of science?

Could lab rats be replaced by a lung on a chip?

Human skin to replace animal tests

Social play and play-soliciting by infant canids

Social play in Kakapo (Strigops habrotilus) with comparisons to Kea (Nestor notabilis) and Kaka (Nestor meridionalis)

Social play in Kaka (Nestor meridionalis) with comparisons to Kea (Nestor notabilis)

Savages, drunks, and lab animals: the researcher’s perception of pain

Play signals as punctuation: the structure of social play in canids

Mammalian play: training for the unexpected

The costs and benefits of animal experimentation

The “pathetic illusion” of animal-modelled drugs

Tuning in: animal sensitivity

Ill-gotten gains

Wild justice, empathy, and fair play: finding honor among beasts

Abused for entertainment

From wild beasts to circus slaves

Born free – let them swim free

Cetaceans in captivity

Circuses have their sad side

“Of course, you know I’d rather eat your kid than entertain him, right?”

The case against marine mammals in captivity

The zoo

The Panther – Jardin de Plantes, Paris

The zoo

‘End of an era’ as last dolphin dies

Rodeo cruelty: Nelson

The dolphin dilemma

Dolphins – the flipside of fun

The bear essentials for zoos

Monkeys leave circus

Circus campaign

Rodeo: American tragedy or legalized cruelty?

The future of zoos

Cheetahs for hire

The shame of Auckland zoo

Why zoos disappoint

Chimpanzees – bridging the gap

Gorillas: greatest of the apes

The natural demise of two gorilla families

No-one’s ark: exotic animal acts in the circus

Rodeo horses: the wild and the tame

Save the whales

Paul Spong and Skana

Performing “nature” Shamu at Sea World

Zoo culture

Reading zoos

King Kong

Beer and cold cuts: the zoo

Turnlung and Talbot Edelman visit Central Park zoo

Hackenfeller’s ape

Love pigs campaign

Packed with cruelty campaign

Anti-fur and anti-leather posters

Slogans on stickers, badges and t-shirts

SAFE animal welfare handouts

Range of animal rights cartoons

Range of SAFE advertisements

A tiger in the court

The kill floor

SAFE in action!

Animal rights fight not chicken feed

SAFE profiles

Changing the status of animals

Thinking about animals

Beasts of burden, tiers of tyranny

A conversation with Peter Singer

Brigid Brophy

Human ascendancy: “human uniqueness”

The challenges of the animal advocacy movement

Ethics into action. Henry Spira and the animal rights movement

Pets and positive attitudes to animals

Speciesism: the battle of ideas

The industrialization of slaughter

The Old Brown Dog: women, workers, and vivisection in Edwardian England

Radicals, Methodists and the law for animals

From the letter to the Marquess of Newcastle, 23 November 1646

René Descartes: from the letters of 1646 and 1649

Comparison of the mental powers of man and the lower animals

Maceration item

Battery hen codes item

Battery hen item

Shredding battery hen codes

Subway demo

The Jungle

Freedom for hens

Stop cruel battery farming

Beyond the egg! Holy Cow No.2

Are you sure this is free-range?

No chick deserves to suffer

Battery hen cruelty

Don’t be fed cruelty

Egg carton

The egg beater

SAFE submission of draft 10 of the animal welfare (layer hens) code of welfare 2002

Song of the battery hen

Small victory for battery hens

Minister challenged over abusive battery hen and pig codes

Life in a cage – science says chooks should run free

Hen batteries – havens or hells?

Cruel codes

Animal Welfare Act (layer hens) code of welfare 2005

Animal Welfare Act 1999

Chook Chook

Down on the factory farm…or what happened to your dinner when it was still an animal

Rats have no gall bladder: the validity and ethics of animal experimentation

Love pigs supermarket advert

Animal testing body seeks rigid record keeping

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