Anonymous Activities and Accomplishments in 2013. Animal rights-related activities reached an unprecedented high in 2013, along with ever increasing media interest. To summarize what we did in 2013, Anonymous presents here some of its main activities, including: undercover investigations, pushing for legislation and enforcement, and promoting veganism.
Over 3,000 people took to the streets yesterday for the largest animal rights demonstration ever held in Israel. The demonstration was started as an Israeli-led initiative on Facebook, and turned into a global protest with 40 demonstrations simultaneously held in various cities worldwide. For the first time ever, all those acting for animals joined forces: Dog shelter volunteers, cat feeders, anti-vivisection groups and pro-farm animal organisations – as well as many caring citizens from all over Israel.
The horrifying truth behind closed cages.
Fish Feel Pain
Can fish suffer? A Canadian research group published a comprehensive review of the
relevant scientific data on the subject in June 2004, and found that it appears fish can suffer from pain, fear and emotional distress. The conclusion: their welfare should be taken into consideration.
Fear and Pain: Which is more basic?
Temple Grandin and Mark Deesing's paper, "Distress in Animals: Is it Fear, Pain or Physical Stress?", reviews the most current understanding of two of the most basic types of suffering - fear and pain - only to arrive at an unexpected conclusion: in most vertebrates, fear causes greater suffering than pain.
Removing the Enforcement of the Animal Protection Law from the Ministry of Agriculture
A bill proposing moving the enforcing of the Animal Protection Law from the Ministry of Agriculture to the Ministry of Environmental Protection was passed on June 10, 2012
Egg industry reform
On June 24, 2007, the Israeli government decided to reform the egg industry in Israel. According to the decision taken then, the old battery-cage facilities (the majority of the egg production facilities in Israel) will be demolished, and new, larger and more industrialized facilities will be built instead
Meatless Mondays at the Knesset (Israeli Parliament)
Action meant to promote the “Meatless Monday” initiative was launched at the beginning of the current Knesset session