January 22, 2020

Improvement to the National Law 14.346/54 for the protection of animals

A member of ADDA worked together with the author of the National Law for the protection of animals in force Mr. Antonio J. Benítez (now dead) – in 1989, with the purpose of improving it. This project was the first one entered to the National Representatives Chamber and H. Dalmau, representative of Misiones, immediately adopted it (1990). Many projects on the same issue were introduced during the sessions, which were very tough. Deputy V. Sodero Nievas adopted the original project and made it compatible to other projects when the mandate of Mr. Dalmau expired. This version was never approved and Representative Néstor Alcalá made a new version taking undetachable bases from Dr. Antoni [Read more]

Early sterilization for cats and dogs. The great hope.


It is necessary to support early sterilization for cats and dogs (puppies between 6 and 8 weeks). Although ADDA does this since 1993, during the year 2003 we asked an international entity to send us veterinarians to give a conference and workshop on the subject. This event took place at the Veterinarian College (UBA) and 40 veterinarians from Buenos Aires and other provinces participated. Throughout the workshop, 6 feline and canine babies which had been given for adoption before the surgery were operated on. I had accepted to keep them during the post-op but there was no post-op. The puppies from both species, after 15 to 20 minutes, were already playing with each other. After 3 or 4 days t [Read more]

More than 90% of the so called “safe” drugs used in animal experiments fail tests on humans


More than half of all approved drugs will be left to a side due to serious or mortal effects on human beings. Source: IAAPEA (International Animal Action Bulletin). The use of animals for testing cosmetic products or ingredients in the UK has been banned, but animals are still regularly used for testing botulinic toxin lots for Botox injections used in cosmetics. The IAAPEA – International Association Against Painful Experiments on Animals create campaigns that forbid this type of cruel experiments carried out on live animals. Are you familiar with the International Network for Humane Education (InterNICHE)? This organization is seated in England, but also has representatives and natio [Read more]