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EU Bans All Products, Ingredients Tested On Animals
2013-03-13 07:21:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Score another victory for animals. Roughly six weeks after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US retired some 400 chimpanzees from being used in lab testing, the European Union (EU) enacted a similar ban. As of immediately, no more new products containing ingredients tested on animals will be allowed on store shelves, regardless of where in the world the tests derived. EU´s commissioner for health and consumer...

2011-06-29 06:55:00

LONDON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neo Creates Cargo Cruelty Film for BUAV'S Campaign to End Airline Transportation of Monkeys for Research BUAV commissioned communications agency Neo to create a short film that would make an immediate impact with the public on the cruelty of passenger airline transportation of non-human primates. The 30-second online film will release on 19th July via social network sites and BUAV http://www.buav.org. The film is aimed at the...

2010-04-06 10:43:00

WASHINGTON and LONDON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of animal protection groups today filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accusing the agency of violating its duty under the Administrative Procedure Act. The lawsuit states that the FDA failed to act on a petition asking the agency to require the use of scientifically sound alternatives to the use of animals in testing to gain approval for drugs and medical devices. The petition...

2010-02-23 02:00:00

LONDON, February 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The BUAV, a leading animal protection organization, is calling on CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species) to take action following its investigation into a shocking and expanding trade in primates from Laos to China and Vietnam for the research industry. BUAV investigators secretly filmed inside the largest monkey farm (Vannaseng Trading Company) in the first expose of the primate trade in Laos, also revealing the...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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