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CURRENT NEWS ABOUT YOUR TOPIC

animal rights location:United_States - Google News

POLICY IDEAS:
Video Monitoring - http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_101410_01/index.asp
Animal Abuser Registry Law - http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=17101&source=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheHorse/News+%28TheHorse.com+-+News%29

INTEREST GROUPS

You are welcome to look for other groups - this list may help you get started.
American Farm Bureau and organization's animal care brief -
National Livestock Producers Association and newspaper article explaining perspectives of livestock producers: http://www.theprairiestar.com/articles/2010/05/07/ag_news/opinion/edit1.txt
Ohio Farm Bureau(many states have such organizations) and newspaper article explaining impact of farm regulation on farmers: http://toledoblade.com/article/20101026/ART06/101029707/-1/ART04
National Institute for Animal Agriculture and information about a number of topics related to animal care: http://www.animalagriculture.org/Information/Hot%20Topics/Animal%20Care.html

Farm Sanctuary
In Defense of Animals
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and specifically on factory farming - http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/farm-animal-cruelty/
Humane Society
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - PETA - on factory farming/food safety: http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/factory-farming.aspx (important: see also tabs on the top of this page about other work the organization is doing to protect animals used in research, entertainment, etc. AND specific tabs about types of animals on the right-hand side of the page).
• PEW Charitable Trusts report on factory farming

Animal Rights - Oppose Animal Testing
http://www.humanesociety.org/news/blog/2011/08/world_congress_alternatives_082911.html
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - PETA - on factory farming/food safety: http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/factory-farming.aspx (important: see also tabs on the top of this page about other work the organization is doing to protect animals used in research, entertainment, etc. AND specific tabs about types of animals on the right-hand side of the page).

Animal Rights - Support Animal Testing
http://www.amprogress.org/Issues/IssuesList.cfm?c=12
http://www.personalcarecouncil.org/about-us/about-personal-care-products-council
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/ (British interest group)


HELPFUL RESOURCES - ANIMAL TESTING
• Summary on animal testing in commercial products - http://www.animallaw.info/topics/tabbed%20topic%20page/spusanimaltesting.htm and LD testing http://www.sniksnak.com/aavs4.html
• Draize testing on animals - what is it? http://www.geari.org/faqdraize.html
• Information about animal testing (PETA) - http://www.peta.org/issues/Animals-Used-for-Experimentation/product-testing-toxic-tragic.aspx
• Johns Hopkins University's Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing - http://www.jhsph.edu/publichealthnews/press_releases/2007/caat_program.html and new public policy program - http://www.jhsph.edu/publichealthnews/press_releases/2007/caat_program.html and http://caat.jhsph.edu/
• European Union bans testing on animals (2003 resource) - http://www.avma.org/onlnews/javma/mar03/030301a.asp
Helpful overview: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/11/AR2008041103733.html
• Video about animal testing/consumers knowing which product to buy: http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/cosmetic_testing/

STATISTICS/OPINION POLLS

Gallup Poll - animal rights 2004

Pew Trust pollfrom 2009 includes in depth public opinion polling of food safety issues and how much the government should regulate.

Pew Trust poll from 2009 looks at a number of social issues (have to seek out information related to animal rights) - includes questions on wearing fur and animal testing for research.

Gallup poll (2003) shares public opinion on treatment of animals and factory farms (will need to look for questions specific to factory farms) and may want to piece together portions of a number of polls.

Article on how Americans view animal welfare groups vs. farmers and farm organizations: http://mobile.farmfutures.com/main.aspx?ascxid=cmsNewsStory&rmid=0&rascxid=&args=&rargs=17&dt=634219578539014000&lid=a8yebu2d9qxnz7lo&adms=634219578536830000X1c3319db6b&cmsSid=42654&cmsScid=17

For the statistics/graph assignment, this is from Britain but contains helpful information about which kinds of animals are being tested.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5210460.stm

JUDICIAL BRANCH

Suggested case for you to review in New Jersey - link 1, link 2

An attempt to document (HBO film) animal rights abuses and resulting lawsuit in Ohio. Link to outcome of case.

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Links about Maine laws about gestational crates:
http://mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_124th/chapters/PUBLIC127.asp
http://www.hsus3.org/farm/news/ournews/maine_bans_veal_gestation_crates_051309.html

Federal Law: Animal Welfare Act - http://awic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=3&tax_level=3&tax_subject=182&topic_id=1118&level3_id=6735&level4_id=0&level5_id=0&placement_default=0