Failing Grade in Transparency: Queen’s Animal Defence Audits University Animal Testing Practices

Failing Grade in Transparency: Queen’s Animal Defence Audits University Animal Testing Practices

Many of us are aware that research on non-consenting animals takes place behind the closed doors of universities all over the world. Animals are subject to captivity, restraint, and invasive procedures in the name of science, but the explicit details of these experiments are often well-hidden, both physically out of the public’s eye, but also … Continue reading

Dreams Can Become True: Claudio Pomo Reflects on the Green Hill Beagle Liberation

Dreams Can Become True: Claudio Pomo Reflects on the Green Hill Beagle Liberation

On April 28, 2012 demonstrators spontaneously raided the Green Hill dog breeding facility in Italy. 70 beagles were rescued that day; later, Green Hill was shut down and every dog there was spared from life in a laboratory. Claudio Pomo, an organizer of the demonstration, joins us to reflect on what factors came together to make the Green Hill campaign so successful, and to update us on developments since. Continue reading

Your Tax Dollars at Work? The White Coat Waste Project Takes Aim at Government Spending on Animal Experiments

Your Tax Dollars at Work? The White Coat Waste Project Takes Aim at Government Spending on Animal Experiments

Anthony Bellotti knows that lots of Americans dislike big government spending programs. So he’s making sure they know about the $12 billion of taxpayer money that’s handed out every year to fund cruel and unnecessary animal experiments. The White Coat Waste Project is both a watchdog group and a novel way to spread the anti-vivisection message. Continue reading

Paul York on Fighting Animal Use at U of T and Greg Bennick on Fear, Healing, and Sincerity

Paul York on Fighting Animal Use at U of T and Greg Bennick on Fear, Healing, and Sincerity

Today’s Animal Voices presents two interviews. First, we welcome Paul York of the University of Toronto Animal Rights Club. With a focus on anti-vivisection work, UT-ARC has a formidable task ahead: the University of Toronto uses 90,000 animals every year, including rats, mice, dogs, and monkeys. And while the university once promised to stop using monkeys, it quickly … Continue reading