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Swedish Christmas comedy accused of animal rights abuse

Animal rights activists have accused a Swedish film company of animal cruelty in the production of a Swedish movie, "The Hundred-Year-Old Man". The film, due for release on Christmas day, is based on the bestselling book "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson which has sold six million copies in 35 countries.

Animal lovers march in support of bill targeting abuse in Costa Rica

San Jose, Aug 19 (EFE).- Thousands of animal lovers and their pets marched down the main avenue in San Jose, Costa Rica's capital, over the weekend to demand approval of a law being debated in Congress that targets animal abuse. Dogs and cats of all sizes and breeds, as well as roosters, joined their owners in downtown San Jose's Plaza de la Democracia at the end of Sunday's march for a festival to honor animals.

Regina Humane Society says Saskatchewan's animal protection laws are outdated

REGINA - A spokesman for the Regina Humane Society says there is truth to a new report that suggests Saskatchewan has some of the weakest animal abuse laws in the country. Don Simons says the province's laws are old and outdated and were brought in primarily to deal with how people raise livestock. Earlier this week, the Animal Legal Defense Fund issued its annual report card, which put Saskatchewan in 10th place out of 13 provinces and territories.
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