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Detox Foot Pads: An Overnight Detox Miracle?

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The use of detox foot pads or detox patches claim to draw toxins out of the body are promoted by many product manufacturers, with dramatic improvements to health and well being helping to detoxify the body of toxins. So far so good, but does it really work?

Working with traditional Chinese foot reflexology principles, the use of detox foot pads it’s professed, can help to remove toxins and flush out impurities, assisting the body’s natural detoxification process during the night while you sleep.

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Reflexology:

Just a word about reflexology, or zone therapy, which is the practice of massaging, squeezing, or pressing on parts or zones of the feet, with the goal of encouraging a beneficial effect on other parts of the body and improving general health.

There is no broader explanation on how reflexology does or could work in practice; the one common denominating theme is the claim that areas or zones of the foot correspond to areas of the body and by manipulating these zones, one can improve one’s health.

Detox Foot Pad ingredients:

Pads containing certain ingredients such as wood and bamboo vinegars, tourmaline gemstones, dextrin, chitosan among other ingredients, are placed on feet while sleeping and that allegedly draw out toxins from the body overnight. The amount of moisture or dirt that appears on the pad in the morning is supposed as proof that toxins have been removed.

There are different kinds of detox foot pads i.e. kinoki detox foot pads and several others, but it’s more than likely that simply soaking your feet in warm water with either salt or Epsom Salt, which is magnesium sulfate or even just warm water for fifteen to twenty minutes each day, would give you the same, better or at least cheaper results.

Whether detox foot pads really give you a body detox overnight – remains to be seen – there is still a lot of debate about it and there doesn’t seem to be any real, legitimate research done. Unfortunately, it does seem to be a product that has a lot of marketing behind it with seemingly no formal research – so it could be a sign that it’s just smoke and mirrors.

The use of detox foot pads or detox patches claim to draw toxins out of the body and are promoted by many manufacturers. Find out if they really can

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2007 Taipei International Travel Fair: Taiwanese government promote premiums on tourism industry

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

2007 Taipei International Travel Fair (Taipei ITF), supported by governments with new premiums promoted by Executive Yuan in the future, started with a great new scale at December 14 to 17. In the opening morning yesterday, governmental people and ambassadors from several countries including Taiwan successively visited this show.

The show organizer, Taiwan Visitors Association (TVA), held 2 opening ceremonies for Cross-Strait Pavilion and the main show. In the side of Cross-Strait, several teams performed traditional entertainment shows like “Bian Lian” (Face-Changing) and Martial Arts of Shaolin Monastery (In Chinese: Shaolin Kungfu) successively at press conference and welcome reception yesterday and opening ceremony today. Participants from China and Taiwan hoped the relation from Cross-Strait can be improved with tourism industry.

In the main opening ceremony, Premier of the Republic of China Chun-hsiung Chang not only announced the premiums of “2008-2009 Visit Taiwan Year” but also said: “We (the Executive Yuan) will still encourage foreign visitors visit Taiwan and also provide premiums for groups with a charter airline. with our ‘2008-2009 Visit Taiwan Year’ in the future”.

Not only Chun-hsiung Chang, Minister of Transportation and Communications Duei Tsai, Commissioner of Tourism Bureau of MOTC Janice Lai, and the current President of Palau Thomas Esang Remengesau, Jr. visited this show. Governments in several divisions participated in this show to showcase traditional cultures from several divisions with unlimited potentials on tourism industry in Taiwan.

eBay Australia to only permit payment via PayPal

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

On the back of new restrictions being imposed on eBay users in the United Kingdom requiring that sellers offer PayPal payments for all sales, eBay Australia is mandating that only PayPal payments will be acceptable as of June 17. PayPal is a wholly-owned subsidiary of eBay, and charges a 30¢ transaction fee, plus a commission between 1.1% for high volume traders, and 2.4% for low value or low volume traders. These higher costs will be passed onto buyers.

Cash payment on pick up will be the only other payment option, and it may only be offered in conjunction with PayPal.

eBay has brought in this restriction under the guise of improving customer protection, bolstering its “Paypal Buyer Protection” insurance programme to allow claims up to A$20,000 instead of the previous maximum of $3,000, however as of June 17 many of the items which would exceed $3,000 are no longer covered by the programme, such as services, vehicles, real estate and businesses.

eBay Trust and Safety director Alastair MacGibbon said this change was not in response to the once-off fund established in March to refund eBay buyers who lost their non-existent holiday accommodation packages from the Melbourne eBay seller Robert Kobis. Mr MacGibbon said “It is part of a much larger initiative”.

In addition to these measures, Paypal will be withholding funds from some sellers for 21 days

.. until the earliest of the following occurs:

  • the buyer leaves positive feedback,
  • 3 days after confirmed item delivery
  • 21 days without a dispute, claim, chargeback, or reversal filed on that transaction

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has held discussion with eBay, but declined to comment. The Australian Consumers Association spokesman Christopher Zinn said the unique use of PayPal could give rise to competition issues, however if the costs charged stayed as they were, they had no further concerns.

Hotel quarantined after anthrax scare in US state of Michigan

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Friday, August 26, 2005

A Midland, Michigan hotel was temporarily quarantined Thursday night when a letter with suspicious white powder was opened at the Ashman Court Hotel on Main Street.

A hotel employee is said to have opened the letter around 16:00 UTC time on Thursday. Shortly after, the police, FBI and HAZMAT teams were called to the building. Preliminary results from FBI tests showed that the envelope did not contain the deadly bacteria anthrax, as first thought.

The letter contained “a threat” according to local reports, however details were not released. It is also unknown as to what substance the white powder is.

This is the second anthrax scare on the city this year, exactly four months ago the Midland Daily News office, located across the street to the hotel, was sent a similar envelope with suspicious powder. It is not known if the two cases are related or not.

The Black Berry Bold 9780 Gives Rim And Its Fans One More Chance

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Submitted by: Tim Vaughn

Almost like to emphasize the relevance of the standard QWERTY-style keyboard, RIM has created a kind of Blackberry mobile phones that not just use a touch-screen that is quite capable in its own right, and also a real keyboard, as an alternative to wanting to share a touchscreen with a keyboard.

The BB Bold 9780, a mid-range mobile phone that has consumers a brand of Research In Motion (RIM) – created or reinforced software that are screened quite diligently, is in addition a particularly helpful section of mobile phone products due to the QWERTY-style keyboard.

While typing, the users are able to enjoy the good feel of the QWERTY keyboard. Its case houses an audio jack, shortcut keys, microUSB port, volume rocker, camera key, and lock and mute buttons. Its back accommodates the camera of 5 megapixels, which comes with a 2592 x 1944p resolution, flash and battery compartment.

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The operating system delivers some great capabilities, especially in terms of performance and usability. Therefore, the interface is user friendly, allowing purchasers to get the best out of its functions. Additionally, the UI is better than the ones that have been used in the previous BlackBerry devices. As well, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 provides individual tabs that help the users to easily access different applications, functions and sections.

Its processor is quite fast, ensuring 256MB internal storage space, which can be extended up to 32GB through the microSD card. As well, this Smartphone delivers the standard connectivity functions, such as Bluetooth 2.10 with A2DP, Wi-Fi, 3G HSDPA, EDGE and GPRS. Its built-in web browser is very responsive, fast and suitable for one hand operations. It sports BlackBerry App World that offers more than 5,000 applications. In addition, the device provides GPS transceiver with the A-GPS function.

No, it isn’t the form of keyboard that you can use to touch-type a long email, story or perhaps memo, however it is the kind of keyboard that, such as the clamshell Sanyo and Samsung’s that we are very familiar, make it much easier to thumb emails. With touch-screen-based keyboards, you both find yourself squishing the daylights out of your screen as it starts to shed its sensitivity or you will make use of a stylus which may also slow things down.

The 9780 has this style of keyboard illustrates that at least one primary producer believes in the future of the keyboard and it is tool. Further more, since it is literally a smart phone, the Blackberry Bold 9780, has quite a series of applications that are already accepted for use with the more modern RIM Operating Systems which include 6.0. RIM standard for Research in Motion plus they manufacturer the Bold.

The 9790 from BB Bold family is designed to manage both quad-band services in the 800 to 2100 MHz bands. Those solutions are the GSM, EDGE, GPRS, HSPDA and so forth. No, it certainly can’t deal with CDMA products, however, like its more expensive cousins, in addition, it offers not only standard wireless service, and also WiFi service.

Acting in typical phone or text mode, the 9780 is a pretty smart device so when you add the 5 MP rearward facing camera and its automatic ability, you find you have a very good device on your hands. However, when you add in WiFi capability you have just doubled the utility of the device as it not simply can deliver your messages and also calls by means of standard cell means, however you can even apply WiFi to get your messages through. Indeed, if the home network knows Bluetooth, you’ll be qualified to not simply use the Bluetooth ability of the high-contrast, shade, you will be able to interface Bluetooth service capability across your home network. It is a fairly characteristic that not only gives you acceptable range with the Bluetooth, and you may possibly use it to help stream sound and other displayed software.

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Canadian woman faces 234 counts of double-doctoring

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Brampton, Ontario woman Wendy Grant, 41, is facing 234 charges of double-doctoring after obtaining prescriptions for 6000 pills. The Ontario Provincial Police also charged her with fraud charge after allegedly obtaining false prescriptions for a narcotic, that were fraudulently billed to the Ontario Drug Benefits Plan.

From February to May, Grant obtained pills from 28 doctors and 22 pharmacies in Peel and Halton regions.

The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia defines “double doctoring” “as a situation where a [person] seeks or obtains a prescription for a controlled drug or narcotic from more than one doctor to treat the same condition for the same period of time.”

Interview with Reggie Bibbs on his life with neurofibromatosis

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic condition causing benign tumors (neurofibromas) to grow along certain types of nerves and, in addition, it can affect the development of bones or skin. There are several variants of the disease but type 1 and type 2 NF account for the vast majority of cases.

The disease manifestations can vary from very mild to severe. Major symptoms include growths on and under the skin; skin pigmentations called café au lait spots in type 1; acoustic nerve tumors and consequent hearing loss in type 2. Growths can affect nearly all parts of the body, and pressure on nearby structures can cause a wide variety of complications. There is a small risk that the tumors transform into malignant cancerous lesions.

NF is one of the most common single-gene human diseases; around 1 in 2,500-4,000 live births are affected by NF-1, whereas NF-2 occurs in about 1 in 50,000-120,000. Both type 1 and 2 are autosomal dominant conditions, meaning that only one copy of the mutated gene need be inherited to pass the disorder. A child of a parent with neurofibromatosis and an unaffected parent will have a 50% chance of inheriting the disorder. The gene responsible for NF-1 and possibly NF-2 is thought to function as a tumor suppressor gene.

In most cases of neurofibromatosis 1, patients can live normal and productive lives. In about 25-40% of patients there is an associated learning disability with or without ADHD. In some cases of neurofibromatosis 2, the damage to nearby vital structures, such as the cranial nerves and the brainstem, can be life-threatening. When tumors are causing pain or disfiguration, surgery is thus far the only proven beneficial treatment option.

Reggie Bibbs is a 43-year-old-man living in Houston, Texas. Mr Bibbs was born with a genetic disease called neurofibromatosis (NF), which causes him to develop tumors on his body (see infobox on the right). NF can be a subtle disease, but in Bibbs’ case it has left him with a disfigured face and deformed leg. But he is happy with the way he looks, and doesn’t want to change his appearance to please other people. He has launched a successful campaign entitled “Just Ask”, and that’s just what Wikinews did in a video-interview.

The interview was prepared by Wikinews reporter Michaël Laurent with the help of Bertalan Meskó (who has a popular genetics and web 2.0 blog). Their questions were sent to a close friend of Mr. Bibbs, Lou Congelio, who kindly conducted the interview.

Contents

  • 1 Infobox: What is neurofibromatosis?
  • 2 The interview
    • 2.1 On neurofibromatosis
    • 2.2 Growing up
    • 2.3 A head to toe body tour
    • 2.4 The daily life of Reggie Bibbs
    • 2.5 Raising awareness and his campaign
  • 3 Sources
  • 4 External links
This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.

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Commercial Laundry Services of Quality

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Commercial laundries are very useful to make life easy, laundering bed linen, table cloths and other clothes with minimum effort. Commercial laundries are found in hotels, prisons, hospitals, universities and other such establishments to help in laundering uniforms, towels and other linen. To get maximum performance from a commercial laundry we require a full range of machines that are heavy duty and can do a lot of washing. Besides these light commercial machines, tumble dryers and ironers are also required. In hotels, hospitals and other establishments on the spot equipment and design is used to set up laundries on the premises.Best Commercial Laundry equipmentThe company is very prompt and pro active in its response to its customers. The company provides equipment that is unmatched in its performance and efficiency.The front loading washing machine with 600 controls has brought down the utility cost and maximized the profit besides providing the best customer service. The wash tub is bigger than all the previous models with better energy and water management. This new machine operates quietly with less vibration. The clothes get drier compared to other machines. This machine is built to withstand the harsh environment and get the clothes dry in lesser time.Commercial Laundry Services SingaporeCommercial laundry services Singapore are known to provide very good laundry and dry cleaning services for all types of linen. Whether it is hotel linen, spa linen or restaurant uniforms all linen is attended to by the laundry services which do a thorough job. Even guests at hotels can avail of the laundry services so they do not have to travel with additional clothes. Many times customers are provided with brand new linen to help them with their linen shortage and avoid problems.All Government offices and Aviation sectors avail of the laundry services for their linen and their uniforms. These laundries provide unmatched services in providing well laundered clothes. All police uniforms, army camps, laboratories and construction sites use the laundry services to get their uniforms laundered to good standards.Benefits of a Commercial LaundryCommercial Laundry Services are unique in the way they launder clothes. The commercial washing machines are capable of washing all types of fabrics. Any types of stains can be removed by these machines. Prior to laundering the clothes are treated for stains. Then spot treatment is done which includes the use of certain chemicals and equipment to remove the rest of the stains. The clothes laundered by these laundries have been given special quality treatment to enhance the reputation of the hotel to which they are attached.The laundry servicespick and deliver the clothes at the specified time. The clothes that are picked up from the hotel guests are steamed and ironed before they are pressed and folded and delivered to the customers. Some of these laundry establishments are also located outside the hotels providing the same service. People on holiday or on business trips to Singapore like to avail of these services and prefer carrying a small carry bag with few clothes and avail of the laundry services which are excellent.Default Author Bio:Unique Express Cleaning Pte Ltd provide laundry and cleaning services to both residential and Commercial Laundry In Singapore.

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Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of PETA, on animal rights and the film about her life

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Last night HBO premiered I Am An Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA. Since its inception, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has made headlines and raised eyebrows. They are almost single-handedly responsible for the movement against animal testing and their efforts have raised the suffering animals experience in a broad spectrum of consumer goods production and food processing into a cause célèbre.

PETA first made headlines in the Silver Spring monkeys case, when Alex Pacheco, then a student at George Washington University, volunteered at a lab run by Edward Taub, who was testing neuroplasticity on live monkeys. Taub had cut sensory ganglia that supplied nerves to the monkeys’ fingers, hands, arms, legs; with some of the monkeys, he had severed the entire spinal column. He then tried to force the monkeys to use their limbs by exposing them to persistent electric shock, prolonged physical restraint of an intact arm or leg, and by withholding food. With footage obtained by Pacheco, Taub was convicted of six counts of animal cruelty—largely as a result of the monkeys’ reported living conditions—making them “the most famous lab animals in history,” according to psychiatrist Norman Doidge. Taub’s conviction was later overturned on appeal and the monkeys were eventually euthanized.

PETA was born.

In the subsequent decades they ran the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty against Europe’s largest animal-testing facility (footage showed staff punching beagle puppies in the face, shouting at them, and simulating sex acts while taking blood samples); against Covance, the United State’s largest importer of primates for laboratory research (evidence was found that they were dissecting monkeys at its Vienna, Virginia laboratory while the animals were still alive); against General Motors for using live animals in crash tests; against L’Oreal for testing cosmetics on animals; against the use of fur for fashion and fur farms; against Smithfield Foods for torturing Butterball turkeys; and against fast food chains, most recently against KFC through the launch of their website kentuckyfriedcruelty.com.

They have launched campaigns and engaged in stunts that are designed for media attention. In 1996, PETA activists famously threw a dead raccoon onto the table of Anna Wintour, the fur supporting editor-in-chief of Vogue, while she was dining at the Four Seasons in New York, and left bloody paw prints and the words “Fur Hag” on the steps of her home. They ran a campaign entitled Holocaust on your Plate that consisted of eight 60-square-foot panels, each juxtaposing images of the Holocaust with images of factory farming. Photographs of concentration camp inmates in wooden bunks were shown next to photographs of caged chickens, and piled bodies of Holocaust victims next to a pile of pig carcasses. In 2003 in Jerusalem, after a donkey was loaded with explosives and blown up in a terrorist attack, Newkirk sent a letter to then-PLO leader Yasser Arafat to keep animals out of the conflict. As the film shows, they also took over Jean-Paul Gaultier‘s Paris boutique and smeared blood on the windows to protest his use of fur in his clothing.

The group’s tactics have been criticized. Co-founder Pacheco, who is no longer with PETA, called them “stupid human tricks.” Some feminists criticize their campaigns featuring the Lettuce Ladies and “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ads as objectifying women. Of their Holocaust on a Plate campaign, Anti-Defamation League Chairman Abraham Foxman said “The effort by PETA to compare the deliberate systematic murder of millions of Jews to the issue of animal rights is abhorrent.” (Newkirk later issued an apology for any hurt it caused). Perhaps most controversial amongst politicians, the public and even other animal rights organizations is PETA’s refusal to condemn the actions of the Animal Liberation Front, which in January 2005 was named as a terrorist threat by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

David Shankbone attended the pre-release screening of I Am An Animal at HBO’s offices in New York City on November 12, and the following day he sat down with Ingrid Newkirk to discuss her perspectives on PETA, animal rights, her responses to criticism lodged against her and to discuss her on-going life’s work to raise human awareness of animal suffering. Below is her interview.

This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.

Contents

  • 1 The HBO film about her life
  • 2 PETA, animal rights groups and the Animal Liberation Front
  • 3 Newkirk on humans and other animals
  • 4 Religion and animals
  • 5 Fashion and animals
  • 6 Newkirk on the worst corporate animal abusers
  • 7 Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
  • 8 Ingrid Newkirk on Ingrid Newkirk
  • 9 External links
  • 10 Sources

Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of PETA, on animal rights and the film about her life

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Last night HBO premiered I Am An Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA. Since its inception, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has made headlines and raised eyebrows. They are almost single-handedly responsible for the movement against animal testing and their efforts have raised the suffering animals experience in a broad spectrum of consumer goods production and food processing into a cause célèbre.

PETA first made headlines in the Silver Spring monkeys case, when Alex Pacheco, then a student at George Washington University, volunteered at a lab run by Edward Taub, who was testing neuroplasticity on live monkeys. Taub had cut sensory ganglia that supplied nerves to the monkeys’ fingers, hands, arms, legs; with some of the monkeys, he had severed the entire spinal column. He then tried to force the monkeys to use their limbs by exposing them to persistent electric shock, prolonged physical restraint of an intact arm or leg, and by withholding food. With footage obtained by Pacheco, Taub was convicted of six counts of animal cruelty—largely as a result of the monkeys’ reported living conditions—making them “the most famous lab animals in history,” according to psychiatrist Norman Doidge. Taub’s conviction was later overturned on appeal and the monkeys were eventually euthanized.

PETA was born.

In the subsequent decades they ran the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty against Europe’s largest animal-testing facility (footage showed staff punching beagle puppies in the face, shouting at them, and simulating sex acts while taking blood samples); against Covance, the United State’s largest importer of primates for laboratory research (evidence was found that they were dissecting monkeys at its Vienna, Virginia laboratory while the animals were still alive); against General Motors for using live animals in crash tests; against L’Oreal for testing cosmetics on animals; against the use of fur for fashion and fur farms; against Smithfield Foods for torturing Butterball turkeys; and against fast food chains, most recently against KFC through the launch of their website kentuckyfriedcruelty.com.

They have launched campaigns and engaged in stunts that are designed for media attention. In 1996, PETA activists famously threw a dead raccoon onto the table of Anna Wintour, the fur supporting editor-in-chief of Vogue, while she was dining at the Four Seasons in New York, and left bloody paw prints and the words “Fur Hag” on the steps of her home. They ran a campaign entitled Holocaust on your Plate that consisted of eight 60-square-foot panels, each juxtaposing images of the Holocaust with images of factory farming. Photographs of concentration camp inmates in wooden bunks were shown next to photographs of caged chickens, and piled bodies of Holocaust victims next to a pile of pig carcasses. In 2003 in Jerusalem, after a donkey was loaded with explosives and blown up in a terrorist attack, Newkirk sent a letter to then-PLO leader Yasser Arafat to keep animals out of the conflict. As the film shows, they also took over Jean-Paul Gaultier‘s Paris boutique and smeared blood on the windows to protest his use of fur in his clothing.

The group’s tactics have been criticized. Co-founder Pacheco, who is no longer with PETA, called them “stupid human tricks.” Some feminists criticize their campaigns featuring the Lettuce Ladies and “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ads as objectifying women. Of their Holocaust on a Plate campaign, Anti-Defamation League Chairman Abraham Foxman said “The effort by PETA to compare the deliberate systematic murder of millions of Jews to the issue of animal rights is abhorrent.” (Newkirk later issued an apology for any hurt it caused). Perhaps most controversial amongst politicians, the public and even other animal rights organizations is PETA’s refusal to condemn the actions of the Animal Liberation Front, which in January 2005 was named as a terrorist threat by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

David Shankbone attended the pre-release screening of I Am An Animal at HBO’s offices in New York City on November 12, and the following day he sat down with Ingrid Newkirk to discuss her perspectives on PETA, animal rights, her responses to criticism lodged against her and to discuss her on-going life’s work to raise human awareness of animal suffering. Below is her interview.

This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.

Contents

  • 1 The HBO film about her life
  • 2 PETA, animal rights groups and the Animal Liberation Front
  • 3 Newkirk on humans and other animals
  • 4 Religion and animals
  • 5 Fashion and animals
  • 6 Newkirk on the worst corporate animal abusers
  • 7 Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
  • 8 Ingrid Newkirk on Ingrid Newkirk
  • 9 External links
  • 10 Sources

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