Bremen (Germany): Experiments on Monkeys allowed in University

The Federal Administrative Court of Germany has decided that the professors in the Bremen University are allowed to continue their experiments on brains of live Macaques. These experiments were stopped in 2012 by the higher regional court due to ethical concerns, but the Federal Administrative Court estimates that these experiments are not creating "severe sufferings" and consequently can be pursued.

More information on http://www.zeit.de/wissen/2014-02/kreiter-tierversuche-rechtsstreit-leipzig

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Australia: Fail of the attempt to set up a ban of live animal exports

The Australian Senate has rejected the bill introduced recently, aiming to set up a temporary ban on the export of live animals from Australia as long as the welfare of the transported animals cannot be assessed. 

More information on http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/live-animal-export-ban-plan-rejected-in-senate-20131212-2z91f.html

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