Police have arrested animal rights activists who blocked the Chotebuz crossing on the Czech-Polish border in north Moravia in protest at a truck carrying live horses. Around two dozen activists demanded on Wednesday that vets inspect the animals, which they said were not being transported humanely. A spokesperson for the animal rights campaigners said they would continue their protests in the future.
Thursday marks International Day Against Animal Experiments, a day when animal rights activists around the world demonstrate against the use of laboratory animals in science and for the testing of cosmetics and other products. The Czechs may be a nation of animal lovers, but animal rights is not very high on the agenda - this is after all a country where vegetarianism is rare and where women wear fur coats in the winter with impunity. Jan Lorenc is from the Czech animal rights organisation Freedom for Animals, earlier we asked him what his organisation
In this week's Talking Point Jan Velinger covers the First Nation-wide Cat Adoption Exhibition aimed at trying to find homes for almost 60 abandoned cats. Operating under one umbrella group, the recently-formed Association for Animals in Need, a group of shelters from across the country pooled their resources to put together the one-day exhibit, which took place at Prague's Lucerna Palace's Marble Hall (a space normally reserved for ball room dancing lessons!) on Sunday. Several exhibition sponsors were on site to give happy new owners the chance