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International Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

International Labor Relations Board

Use these three reports that provide data about child and forced labor around the world to help combat the exploitation of vulnerable people.

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Why Won’t the US Ratify the UN’s Child Rights Treaty?

By Karen Attiah

This article in The Washington Post describes why the US should ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and obstacles to its ratification.

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Building Better Roadways for People, Animals, and the Planet

Having the freedom to move toward resources and away from threats is critical to the health and wellbeing of all life on the planet, and it is foundational to the rights of self-determination for people and animals. As infrastructure development continues in communities across the globe, it is critical that all decisions consider the rights, health, and wellbeing of vulnerable people and animals. Evidence-based animal crossings are one essential solution.

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Advancing Medical Research Through Ethics and Innovation

Historically, attempts to advance medical research have depended heavily on violating the rights of vulnerable people and animals. Fortunately, public demand has resulted in a serious reevaluation of how research is conducted. This paper looks at progress in the advancement of ethically-grounded guidelines and practices to address the ethical inconsistencies and inadequacies of research with animals.

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We Need to End Animal Trafficking

Trafficking is one of the cruelest ways to foster abuse and exploitation. However, animal trafficking is common worldwide. Trafficking live animals is closely tied to the emergence of novel pathogens such as COVID-19, and animal trafficking is an important aspect of the global exploitation of animals for food, fiber, and research. Learn more about animal trafficking and about policy changes that can help end it.

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Toward a More Just and Sovereign Food System

Vegan biocyclic and vegan stock-free organic agriculture demonstrate that food that is healthy for humans can be grown in harmony with the earth and with free-living animals, without using inputs from domesticated animals. Read about organizations and individuals engaged in developing, teaching, and promoting growing practices that replenish the soil while respecting the rights and sovereignty of each other, nonhumans, and ecosystems.

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