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The Chinese Year of the Dog - by Kim Cooling

Dog awaiting death
Moments after this picture was taken this little dog was bled alive then boiled. See full story ...

Dog rescuer Kim Cooling has given a harrowing account of her trip to China where she witnessed the barbaric slaughter of dogs in the southern Guangxi province. Armed with a video and stills camera, Kim's heart-rending story presents a snapshot account of the slow death that thousands of dogs and cats go through every day across China, killed for human consumption. ...more

Anti-Fur

Real Fur is Back in Fashion - plus Cats and Dogs being Farmed for fur in EU

An insensitive new generation of fashion followers are buying and wearing real fur clothing again. In a shocking report by the BBC's Money Programme, young people say that "Moral objections are old hat"
...more


Seal Hunt

Picture of Baby Harp Seal - copyright Ignacio Aronovich
Looking-Glass News provides the latest stories about the notorious Canadian Seal Slaughter ... the largest since 1970
...more


Croatia's Animal Friends Launch Anti-fur Campaign

Croatia's most famous export, actor Goran Višnjic, star of the TV series ER, and Animal Friends Croatia (AFC) have joined with PETA to launch its first anti-fur campaign in Eastern Europe
...more

Special Report Series

Special Report
Pride, Poison and Prejudice around the Parthenon

Story on Greek Strays
The story of how Greece, its media and authorities twisted truths and denied mass killings of thousands of stray dogs and cats in the run-up to the last Olympics... and how the situation has become worse since then. ...more


Special Report
The Kim Cooling Story

To The Kim Cooling Story

In 2000, LGVN published a brief report about the astonishing work of an ex nurse from London, who had single handedly brought a halt to the annual slaughter of tens of thousands of street animals in Bangkok. Until now, Kim's groundbreaking work in Thailand has been rarely documented through the media. Looking-Glass and VeggieGlobal realigns this oversight and exclusively brings you the story of Kim Cooling, a true heroine of animal compassion
...more


Special Report
Brazil ... while the world can only watch in horror

As a country of rich bio-diversity on which the entire planet largely depends for environmental stability, Brazil continues to display an astonishing disregard for both it's natural habitat and animals
...more


Special Report
EASTERN EUROPE ... they have a lot of catching up to do

For economic reasons, former Soviet Union and Balkan countries might well be jostling to become part of the European Union. But there are now increasing numbers of incidents and reports emerging from this edge of the European continent, all relating to appalling abuse on animals and their surrounding environment.
LGVN presents an ongoing series of articles


Special Report
Animal Nation... Behind the façade of an animal loving UK

From the effects of Foot and Mouth Disease to the appalling treatment of animals used for sports in Great Britain and Ireland, cruelly discarded or killed when they cannot supply any further financial reward
...more

Animal Welfare Campaigns

Ban the Bang!

A non-killjoy firework campaign
Ban the Bang! is a well-balanced campaign to stop the use of excessive fireworks that cause suffering and death to animals, as well as distress to young children, the elderly and communities in general.
...read more at the "Ban The Bang!" campaign site


UK Non-profit Web Retreat Aids Croatian Welfare Bill Campaign

Looking-Glass and VeggieGlobal have been helping Croatia to establish a major new animal welfare bill
...more


Animals in distress around the world... act now!

Animal Testing - Blood Sports - Animal Trafficking - Live Animal Exports. All these issues are covered by a voting system designed to call on all world's governments to create "Global Green Laws".
Visit the GGL Site at VeggieGlobal.com


"NOVA" Ethical Labeling Campaign

Compassionate web sites VeggieGlobal and Looking-Glass have launched a major campaign and investigation into ethical labeling of food and consumer products
...more

Animals in War

Animals in War

Whether it be peace time or in conflict, animals are suffering horrific deaths and injuries caused by human-waged destruction
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Animals and Landmines

In the pre 9-11 Afghan war, Afghans suffered a total loss of more than 75,000 animals due to mines ... more than 50% of the total number of livestock.
...more

Animal Testing & General

Dutch Scientists Create "Animal Free" Real Meat

According to an item in Peta's Animal Times Magazine, Dutch scientists have been growing huge quantities of meat, produced from a small sample of cells taken from a single animal ...more


Gene Modified and Cloned Pets on the Horizon

Scientists in the US are close to creating genetically modified cats and dogs for people with allergies to animals
...more


Animals Killed for Food...

THE number of animals killed for food worldwide in 1998 was 43.2 billion
...more

Animal Behaviour

Chimps Shake Hands and Some Chimp Groups are Vegetarians - plus Apes have the brains to talk
...update

Extinction

Mass Extinction Now Underway

It is now estimated that the earth is losing between 50,000 and 100,000 species a year
...more


Palm Oil ... The Ape Killer
Animal and environmental welfare organisations call on consumers to question products containing palm oil which destroys Orangutan habitats.
Ordinary food shoppers are unwittingly causing the extinction of rain forest animals such as the much-loved Orangutan.

...more

US Endangered Species Act Under Attack
A shocking report by the IFAW says that the Bush Administration has waged a war to weaken and turn back the clock on more than 30 years of environmental progress
...more

Polar bears facing extinction...

The ice covering the arctic ocean has reduced by 40% in the past 40 years. Polar bears are now under increasing threat as warming is set to continue
...more


Giant Pandas not yet out of the woods, says WWF

The disappearance and fragmentation of its rugged mountain forest home are the "major extinction threats" to the endangered Giant Panda, says the WWF
...more


75% of Butterflies Species in Steep Decline

The destruction of wildlife habitats is now so severe that most British butterflies have been unable to capitalise on warmer weather
...more


The Future is Red... Endangered species list released

The most comprehensive analysis of global conservation ever was recently published by the World Conservation Union
...more


Regular Update
Environmental Threats to the Monarch Butterfly

Looking-Glass reports on the threat to one of the great wonders of the natural world
...more


Global Extinction Threat to Amphibians

A new form of fungus could partly explain the dramatic decline in all amphibian species throughout the world... PLUS Common weedkiller is changing the gender of frogs
...more


UK Bird Population Crisis

The Willow Warbler, Yellowhammer, Dunnock and Sedge Warbler have all gone on the endangerd species list. Their species have now fallen by 45 percent. In the last 8 years the Ringed Plover, Meadow Pipit, Lapwing, Moorhen, Linnet and Reed Bunting have also gone on the list. For a full report on the declining wildlife population in the UK read "The Wildlife Files" at VeggieGlobal

Wildlife Protection

Hope for India's Captive Elephants

The blistered legs of a captive elephant

Illegally caught elephants in India are estimated to number more than 5000, but help is at hand with the launch of the street Elephant Welfare Project.
...more


Welcoming Pigeons Back into our Cities

Germany and Holland show new humane ways that enable people and pigeons in cities to live side by side.
...more


Welcome Home Ratty - Water Vole Update

During the UK summer of 2001 we reported on the release of several hundred water voles into safe wild areas in an atempt to re-generate the population.
...more


Seal Hunt

Looking-Glass News provides the latest stories about the notorious Canadian Seal Slaughter ... the largest since 1970
...more

Animal Cruelty

The Cruelty of Bear Dancing.

The Cruel Entertainment of Bear Dancing

The practice of bears tortured and forced to dance for the public is hoped to be stamped out within ten years, say a wildlife rescue organization in India.
...more

Animals Killed for Food...

THE number of animals killed for food worldwide in 1998 was 43.2 billion
...more


Terrible Abuse on Family Pets

A compilation of web reports from the past and present pages of LGVN
...more


Greyhound Rescue News

Marks and Spencer used Greyhound Racing to promote mens fashion ...more

Mass grave of Galgos and Greyhounds found in Spain ...more

Irish President turns a blind eye to cruel dog racing industry ...more


Cameroon Cat Eaters

Evidence of barbaric animal cruelty has been uncovered by a BBC news reporter. Domestic cats are being bought from unsuspecting owners, then beaten to death and eaten
...more


UPDATED REPORT
Proven Link Found Between Animal Abuse, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

photo from Baltimore Police Dept. campaign

Recent statistics are showing that links between animal abuse and domestic violence exist. And pets are found to be one of the common denominators in family violence
...more


Is China Puting a Compassionate Foot Forward?
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Thailand Dog and Cat Slaughtering
plus Free Dog Meat for World Cup Fans
plus Piglets Buried Alive in Korea
plus UPDATE on The Chinese Bears

The beginning of 2000 saw the launch of a 10 day campaign to crack down on the thriving illegal trade in endangered species, which end up on Chinese dinner plates
...more


Animal Exports Shocking Report

A recent report and film by Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) revealed further evidence of terrible suffering involved in live animal exports ...more

Animal Rescue

News from local animal rescue groups in your part of the world

Romanian Animal Rescue

Charity ROLDA is set to save the lives of thousands of strays and at the same time educate its people about animal welfare
...more


Spanish Dog Horror ... Mass Grave Found

A mass grave of slaughtered dogs has recently been found in a small Spanish village. This and similar atrocities involving dogs used for hunting and sports has triggered of an appeal by an animal welfare group in Belgium
...more


Malta seeks funds to build its first animal hospital

If you are holidaying in Malta, spare a thought for the many stray and sick animals that need care and shelter
...more


Petitioners seek justice against man who barbecued kitten alive

A man was arrested in Liberty, Missouri, on July 16, 2002 for burning a 7-week-old kitten on a barbecue grill, while others watched with amusement
...more

 

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