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UTC will no longer use wild caught baboons for medical research

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In its commitment to upholding high standards of ethics in research, the University of Cape Town decided earlier this year that it will no longer use wild-caught baboons for medical research. Although the university has not been involved in either the trapping or housing of baboons, UCT made the commitment to purchase baboons that were intended for research purposes and to send them to the Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education (CARE), to whom financial assistance has been given for the building of a sanctuary to house the baboons.


All baboons are being tested for TB and other infectious diseases before they can be considered for relocation to the sanctuary.

BWC has agreed to cover the feeding costs of the baboons over the next 5 years, which translates into many thousands of Rands monthly. To this end, BWC needs your financial support to accomplish this. Please send your donation today to Beauty without Cruelty | Standard Bank - Branch: 025109 - Savings Acc: 077 491 645. Please include a 'B' in your reference line to ensure your donation goes directly to the care of these fragile animals.

Beauty Without Cruelty is delighted with the decision made by UCT to release the Chacmas to the care of a sanctuary, and for their commitment to no longer make use of baboons for medical research. We commend all involved for their efforts in the success of this scientifically sound and humane decision.

No wild black rhinos remain in West Africa. The Red List, drawn up by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), confirms the subspecies extinct. A subspecies of white rhino in central Africa is also listed as possibly extinct. The annual update of the Red List now records more threatened species than ever before. The IUCN reports that despite conservation efforts, 25% of the world's mammals are at risk of extinction.


ZSL's Dr Monika Boehm said: "This Red List update very much shows us a mixed picture of what's happening to the world's species. There's some good news and some bad news. "Unfortunately, the overall trend is still a decline in biodiversity. We still haven't achieved our conservation potential."

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Anne is the elderly, arthritic elephant who has finally been released from servitude from 'Bobby Roberts Super Circus' in the UK earlier this year, after shocking and brutal footage was released of Anne being beaten. The Crown Prosecution Service has agreed to take on the prosecution of Bobby and Moira Roberts, in relation to the alleged mistreatment of Anne. Although Anne has now been rescued however despite overwhelming support from both the public and MPs, the British government have failed to implement a ban on wild animals in circuses! Instead, they intend wasting valuable resources developing a licensing system that no one wants, rather than finding solutions that will implement a ban. It is depressing news indeed and disturbing to note that it is not just our government that willfully ignores animal suffering.

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Beauty Without Cruelty is planning an intensive education campaign around animal circuses in 2012, with your assistance. Please do not support animal based entertainment; it is of no benefit to children, on the contrary, and encourages and perpetuates the idea that animals are here solely for our use and pleasure, at our whim. We do not suggest that local animal circuses actively abuse their animals ; wild animals belong in the wild and a circus environment can never replicate natural living. Visit our website <> for more information on animals in entertainment

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The winner of the beautiful painting featured in our recent raffle is Rosemary Yates, who took multiple entries. Hearty congratulations to you, and thank you for the support! Our immense gratitude to Rosalind for the kind and generous donation!

BWC was in communication with two students earlier in the year, about doing an advert to be entered for TAG awards (seen as VUKA adverts on Mnet) Both students produced outstanding 30 second commercials, one of which will be screened on Mnet during the course of 2012.

Our heartfelt thanks and immense gratitude to Nthabiseng Mosieane and Anica Swarts and friends for their sterling efforts! The clips are <> by Nthabi and the PSA by Anica is <>

Beauty Without Cruelty spent three days at the first CT Green Expo held at the CTICC recently, where information on the effects of a carnist diet on the planet was disseminated, humane personal and household product guides were dispensed and the public had the opportunity to purchase Christmas cards, tees and Living Without Cruelty cookbooks. The overall response was very positive and encouraging and there were many who seemed genuine about making favourable changes, after talking with BWC about the impact we have on the planet with every meal choice.

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If one is serious about preserving our planet's resources then one cannot be anything other than vegan. The dairy and egg industries use fodder, space and water as does the meat industry, and when the cows and chickens are no longer financially viable they are sent for slaughter. Over 179 million chickens die annually in South Africa and this means the water that drains away from chicken abattoirs is 10.6 billion litres annually - or 29 million daily. This figure does not include the water required to rear the chickens or to grow the crops to feed them. It is simply the 'processing' of the chickens.

The use of gin traps, as well as poisons, 'denning' and hunting dogs are common and legal on farms, and decimate our biodiversity as tens of thousands of animals die cruel, painful and terrifying deaths, most of whom are unintended victims!

What happens to the millions of animal bodies used in toxicity and other testing annually? Burial or cremation both result in pollution�.

See the BWC Green clip <>

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We are completely reliant on the support of the public to continue our humane education and work regarding animal exploitation in all its guises. Please consider a donation on someone's behalf this holiday season, in lieu of a gift.

If we received just R50 monthly from ALL our supporters, we would never need to ask for funding and we could accomplish so much more! Sending in an annual donation of R600 (12xR50) permits us to supply a Tax Exemption receipt for you upon request, for tax purposes. Perhaps you'd care to consider a monthly stop order in favour of BWC. BANKING DETAILS Beauty without Cruelty | Standard Bank - Branch: 025109 - Savings Acc: 077 491 645.

Please note that we send thank yous only in exceptional circumstances; the money spent sending thank yous is better spent on educational materials, however we are most grateful for any and all donations and memberships taken and renewed!


� cup soy or oat milk
1 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp lemon juice
Add mill to blender, cover, switch on, pour oil into milk. When mixture starts to stiffen add lemon juice.

1 onion, chopped finely
1 red or green pepper, chopped finely
1 carrot, grated
100gr breadcrumbs
1 tin butter beans
1 tsp Ground cumin
1 tsp Ground coriander
1 tsp Chilli powder
1 Tbs Soya Flour
Fry onion, carrot and pepper for 5 minutes. Place them in a bowl and add the breadcrumbs, 1 tsp. each of cumin, coriander and chilli. Add a little salt and pepper and soya flour. Mash the butter beans and add them. Mix well. Form the mixture into 4 thick burgers and coat them with flour. Fry the burgers for about 20 minutes. Serve with your fave burger accompaniments.

125gr white plain flour
50gr caster sugar
25gr rice flour / semolina
100gr Cardin or non-dairy butter
Line a baking tin with greased paper. Sieve the flour. Add the rice flour and sugar. Knead in the Cardin or butter. When the mixture binds, pack it into the tin. Prick the top with a fork and crimp the edges with your thumb. Bake at the bottom of the oven at 170 �C until firm and lightly browned (About 1 hour.) Move onto a wire cooling tray and dredge the top with extra caster sugar.


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