Gary Yourofsky has retired from social media. He wants to focus more on the actual animal rights than social media. He is still helping people with animal right projects and veganism being a vegan himself. He left a farewell note to online on a website to an organization he helped founder.
Lush has been fighting against animal testing. They have been trying to actively reduce the amount of animal testing happening in the USA as part of their policy. The founders of Lush have always been fighting for animal rights even before Lush was created. They do not test on animals, and they have safe products.
California may become the 1st state to ban commercial breeders that mass produce animals to sell. This new law would also require pet stores to sell rescue animals only. Many people argue that this will put many pet stores out of business since nothing has been said about shelters needing to give animals to the stores. Many commercial breeding operations (puppy mills) are inhumane or stretch out their limits of regulations. Some hope this will help keep more animals off the streets
A new law makes it so elephants are not to be used in entertainment like circuses. Being a part of the circus is dangerous to the health of the elephants. They are usually subjected to bad living conditions. Many of the elephants die younger than they should've. Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey had to retire their elephants.
Researching on animals is safer than first testing on humans. Some information is only accessible through animal research. Animals can be more closely regulated with their diets. Most animals are bred specifically for research. Mammals are used more, since they are closely related to us compared to plants/insects.
Many larger medical advancements are because of animal testing. Animal testing is vital to the medical world. Animals are needed to try to cure currently incurable diseases. Animal research contributes to about 70% of all Noble prizes for medicine. Animals like mice and rats share DNA with humans making the more reliable to use.