The first such generation should be born this year and their hearts would be tested in baboons before researchers seek approval for a human clinical trial in two or three years' time.
The long-awaited bill will ban the sale of cats and dogs by pet shops and prohibit land-based and water circuses and dolphin parks.
Cruelty Free International has published footage that appears to show Vivotecnia lab cutting into animals without having received anaesthetics.
Felines and canines set to get broader protections in the country.
Pakistan's only Asian elephant heads to Cambodia for relocation following years of campaigning by animal rights activists.
Authorities have sent a team of 40 gendarmes, backed up by police dogs and a helicopter, to one crime scene but so far have not found any culprits.
The footballer kicked a chicken after a brood of them entered the field and then threw it over the fence, drawing ire from animal rights groups and potentially facing a one-year prison sentence.
Animal deaths in the Kashmir conflict have gone mostly undocumented and are treated as collateral damage unworthy of headlines.
More than 6,500 people signed an online petition urging her to cancel the performance, claiming the singer was "endorsing animal abuse".
Eight runners were hospitalised, three of them with goring injuries, on the last day of the annual San Fermin bull-running festival in the Spanish city of Pamplona.
Five small ships sailed out of the harbour on Monday in Japan's first commercial whale hunt in more than three decades, a move that has aroused global condemnation and fears for the fate of whales.
"Greek authorities should be stepping up and stopping donkeys from being marched into the ground in Santorini, not covering up the cruelty of forcing them to carry heavy loads of tourists up hundreds of steps," PETA director says.
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