Ten Years Gone

Animal Ethics

Here are the posts from December 2003

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomes a baby white rhinoceros!

4 The Love Of Animals

Since its inception in 2003, The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has granted $7 million USD to more than 500 projects in the U.S. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomes its seventh baby white rhino since 2004.

2012 23

Trending Sources

Anniversary

Animal Ethics

Here is the first post, on 28 November 2003 I started this blog 13 years ago today. There have been 310,008 visits, which is an average of 23,846.7 visits per year, 457.0 visits per week, and 65.2 visits per day (taking leap years into account).

Ten Years Gone

Animal Ethics

Here are the posts from November 2003. I began this blog 10 years ago today. The time has gone fast. Although I rarely post anything substantive, I did so for many years, so the blog still serves a useful purpose. On the first day of each month, from now on, I will link to the posts for that month 10 years earlier. I hope you enjoy the flashback

Steven M. Wise on Legal Rights for Animals

Animal Ethics

Rowan, Public Policy Series [Washington, DC: Humane Society Press, 2003], 99-105, at 103 [endnotes omitted The legal rights of nonhuman animals might first be achieved in any of three ways. Most agree that the least likely will be through the re-interpretation or amendment of state or federal constitutions, or through international treaties.

Controversial Elephant Death at San Diego Zoo

Critter News

Umoya was one of seven elephants brought to the Safari Park -- then known as the Wild Animal Park -- in 2003 from the African nation of Swaziland. Here's the full article from the Los Angeles Times. An animal rights group has called for a federal investigation into the death of an elephant at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Umoya, a 21-year-old African elephant, died Thursday, possibly due to injuries suffered during an attack by another elephant.

Sri Lanka Attempts to Establish Animal Research Guidelines

Critter News

The need for such guidelines was felt acutely when the National Bioethics Committee (NBC) of the National Science Foundation realized in 2003 that there was no legislation or nationally applicable codes of practice to ensure the humane treatment of animals used in research, states well-known animal lover, Dr. Malik Fernando in his ‘Background’ note. From the Sunday Times in Sri Lanka.

Vick May Be Allowed Back Into NFL

Critter News

In or about March 2003, PEACE, after consulting with VICK about the losing female pit bull's condition, executed the losing dog by wetting the dog down with water and electrocuting the animal. According to the Post, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is considering letting him in with a whopping four game suspension. This is just speculative at this point, but it sounds like he is leaning towards letting him play again. Of course, I wonder which NFL team will want him.

Demand for Wildlife Products on the Rise in China

Critter News

The consumption of wild animals, which slowed amid the SARS epidemic in 2003, has once again gained popularity, a WWF survey has found. The Chinese want them for exotic foods and for medicine. From the China Daily.

December Statistics

Animal Ethics

Here is a graph showing monthly readership since the blog began on 28 November 2003 (click the graph to enlarge it): There were 2,296 visitors during December, which is an average of 74.0 We had another good month here at Animal Ethics, as far as readership is concerned.

Sixth Anniversary

Animal Ethics

I started this blog six years ago today, on 28 November 2003. Where has the time gone? Three years ago on this date , there had been 42,820 visits, which is an average of 39.0 visits per day. During the past three years, there have been 101,807 visits, which is an average of 92.8

Why Is the Federal Government Awarding Contracts to a Company That Was Involved in Smuggling Primates?

Critter News

They were denied contracts by HHS back in 2003 due to what the government said was an insufficient response for their RFP. Worldwide Primates Inc. was started by Mathew Block to import primates into the US for animal experimentation. In 1993, he went to prison for smuggling baby orangutans. Despite this, it looks like this has been no barrier to his company getting federal contracts.

Hard for Russian Veterinarians to Use Anesthesia Due to Russian Drug Laws

Critter News

Ketamine has long been used for operating on animals throughout the world, but when it came in vogue as a party drug in the late 1990s, Russia's response was to ban the substance entirely in 2003. leaving them to sometimes do procedures with nothing to numb the animals' pain. Read the full article in The Moscow Times.

Cute of the day: Baby White Rhino!

4 The Love Of Animals

The Fund was created in 2003 by the Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks and is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable foundation dedicated to supporting environmental and wildlife conservation initiatives. TAMPA, Fla.

Animal Rights Zone Launches Today

Animal Person

Today is the launch of. I'm excited to be a blogger for Animal Rights Zone because its target market is people who don't usually subscribe to blogs. Also, it has the added bonus of organizing my content better than I have.

Finally. Jasmine the Greyhound

Animal Person

In 2003, police in Warwickshire, England, opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog. I received this steadily for a month or two and still find it heartwarming. And for all of you naysayers, it was verified by Snopes. *

Star-Powered Auction for Animals!

4 The Love Of Animals

Since 2003, Precious Paws has been rescuing unwanted companion cats and dogs in Southern California from both the streets and local shelters.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

In 2003, I was in the sanctuary described in your article and collected samples from those dead animals. To the Editor: Re “ Ebola Imperils Gorilla Species in Congo Republic ” (news article, Dec. 8): Increasingly, we are observing that our efforts to reach sustainable balances for wildlife populations are being confounded by the spread of infectious disease. Historically, these diseases have been studied only when they affect human populations or domestic animals.

Push Land-Grant Universities Out of the Meat Industry

Animal Person

RPA launched its 10,000 Years Is Enough campaign to get our universities out of the meat industry in 2003. Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends! On March 11th, RPA sent the governors of all 50 states a letter and two factsheets urging them to help get their land-grant universities (LGUs) out of the meat industry. Below is a press release about the mailing. It was sent to about 1,200 environmental journalists this afternoon. Another went out last Friday.

The Secrets Inside Your Dog’s Mind

4 The Love Of Animals

In 2003, Hare traveled to Novosibirsk and ran his pointing test on baby foxes. The Secrets Inside Your Dog’s Mind. By Carl Zimmer { source }. Brian Hare, assistant professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University, holds out a dog biscuit. “Henry!&# he says. Henry is a big black schnauzer-poodle mix–a schnoodle, in the words of his owner, Tracy Kivell, another Duke anthropologist. Kivell holds on to Henry’s collar so that he can only gaze at the biscuit.