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Sign ALDF Petition to Help Kentucky's Homeless Animals

Critter News

The State used to provide oversight, but in 2004, they abrogated responsibility to the counties. Sounds like it's hell for these animals in Kentucky shelters. According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, things are not going well. Please sign the petition to help them.

Seeking the Bahama Nuthatch

10,000 Birds

Hayes of Loma Linda University, who has studied the nuthatch since 2004. By 2004, the nuthatch population on Grand Bahama was said to range from a few hundred to several thousand. Jim Wright is an author and birding columnist.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomes a baby white rhinoceros!

4 The Love Of Animals

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomes its seventh baby white rhino since 2004. Busch Gardens has celebrated a total of seventh white rhino births since October 2004. The adorable baby, a female, will join other rhinos in the 26-acre white rhino habitat on Busch Gardens’ Serengeti Plain. The baby is the second calf born to mother Kisiri and the seventh calf born to father Tambo. The new baby weighed an estimated 140 pounds at the time of the birth.

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Minnesota Activist Indicted for Animal Terrorism

Critter News

20, 2004. 14, 2004. From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.I don't see any mention in this article (or in this one from the Chicago Tribune ) about threats to human life in this incident. Straight vandalism and economic loss. Is this a valid prosecution? Is it terrorism? Scott DeMuth, who is being held in jail in Davenport, is scheduled to make his first appearance in U.S. District Court Friday.

New Iberia Inspection Documents Available

Critter News

7, 2004, found numerous problems. I found them here. What the documents show # A USDA inspection on Feb. 18 focusing on allegations by Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN) found the center in compliance. # A routine USDA inspection in September 2008 found the center in compliance. # A May 23, 2007, USDA inspection revealed several problems with drainage and waste disposal operations, and peeling paint in primate housing areas. # A 2006 inspection found no problems.

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Low Prosecution of Bird Crime in Scotland

Critter News

And furthermore, not a single jail term has been imposed since custodial sentences were introduced in 2004 for such crimes, which are having a grave impact on the populations of some of Scotland's most iconic yet vulnerable species, including golden eagles, red kites and hen harriers. New figures show that in the past decade just 26 out of almost 300 cases of illegal poisoning and other crime directed against birds of prey in Scotland has resulted in a successful conviction.

2009 100

Happy 12th Birthday Violet Rays!

Animal Person

We spent the end of 2004 and beginning of 2005 getting fired by vet after vet. There she is. my girl. She has beaten the odds and made it another year. The life expectancy of greyhounds is 12-15 years. If they've raced, you subtract a year for each year of racing. Violet Rays was a very successful competitor and the offspring of a Hall of Famer, and she made someone a lot of money, winning race after race for the two years she was hauled between Oregon and South Florida.

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Calling all Dogs: Celebrate National Dog Day with Free Ice Cream August 25

4 The Love Of Animals

Founded in 2004, National Dog Day is observed annually on August 26. To celebrate National Dog Day 2012, Best Friends Pet Care will be giving away free doggy ice cream treats to every dog who visits any Best Friends facility across the U.S. on Saturday, August 25. The treats are made of yogurt or soy with dog-preferred flavors like peanut butter and honey. National Dog Day acknowledges the important role that dogs play in our lives,” says Best Friends Vice President Renee Coughlin. “And,

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UK May Require Microchipping of Dogs

Critter News

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said the number of complaints about dog fights had soared tenfold between 2004 and 2008, the last year for which figures were available. From the AP. The government's proposals are aimed at tackling the growing problem of aggressive canines being used to harass, attack and even kill.

2010 100

Another Research Company Accused of Animal Mistreatment

Critter News

An Animal Welfare Concern Report, which appears to have been written by an MPI Research employee in 2004, describes the ‘ongoing incidences of lacerated fingers, toes and tails that occur during the removal of animals from the home cages for study functions’. For the full story, go here to outsourcing-pharma.com.

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Lion Population Decreasing in Kenya

Critter News

Kenya's lion population has dropped from an estimated 2,749 in 2002 to 2,280 in 2004 and probably just 2000 individuals in 2009. I've been reading a lot about threatened elephants and primate populations in Africa and wondered about lions. One rarely hears about how they are doing. But, unfortunately, they are in trouble too. This article talks about the specific situation in Kenya. The storyline is all too familiar.

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Foie Gras Disappearing From San Diego Restaurants

Critter News

In addition, back in 2004, Governor Schwarzenegger signed a bill making foie gras illegal starting in 2012. Here in Seattle, NARN (Northwest Animal Rights Network) has been staging protests at a local restaurant that serves foie gras. They've caught a lot of grief over it. They get laughed at by patrons and they are criticized by local paper The Stranger. I can't say I've always felt it was the best use of time.

DeMuth Agrees to Plea Bargain

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DeMuth was originally charged in connection with a 2004 lab break-in at the University of Iowa that caused more than $400,000 in damage. From the Science Insider. Scott DeMuth, a sociology graduate student at the University of Minnesota charged last year with felony conspiracy under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act agreed yesterday to a plea bargain. His plea agreement does not mention the Iowa break-in.

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We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled.

Animal Person

These people were certain that Haiti’s president Jean-Bertrand Aristide had been ousted by the CIA in 2004 because he proposed a minimum wage increase, like Zelaya’s. We interrupt regularly scheduled deconstructing, editorializing, commenting and ranting to bring you a letter from John Perkins : Dear Friends Speaking of Democracy, Honduras, and President Obama. In writing my new book Hoodwinked (Random House, Nov 2009 publication date), I recently visited Central America.

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Tom Regan on the Use of Animals in Science

Animal Ethics

Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 388 [first edition published in 1983 All that the rights view prohibits is science that violates individual rights. If that means that there are some things we cannot learn, then so be it. There are also some things we cannot learn by using humans, if we respect their rights. The rights view merely requires moral consistency in this regard. (

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

Critter News

Outcry among vets ensued, and it was reinstated for veterinary use in 2004, but under such strict conditions that it is almost impossible to obtain. "It leaving them to sometimes do procedures with nothing to numb the animals' pain. Read the full article in The Moscow Times. After eight years of fighting a strict law that virtually bans an anesthetic essential for their work, Russia's veterinarians say they have nearly reached the end of their tether.

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On THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING

Animal Person

And I received confirmation of something I've known since 2004, when we adopted retired racing greyhound, Violet Rays: That there's sort of a critical period for dog-behavior acquisition, and if it's missed, the dog isn't likely to mature into the type of loving being whose behavior we've come to associate with "pet" dogs. When I agreed to read and review Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson's THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING (Harper 2010), the regal Charles Hobson Booger, III was still with us.

2010 108

Biomedical Foundation Launches Campaign to Show Animal Research is Grrrrrrreat!

Critter News

Since 2004, public support for humane animal research to advance human and animal health has fallen 10 points. From their press release.such BS. Once again, they're just using their most effective weapon.guilt. The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced today it has launched a one-year national animal research education campaign. The ResearchSaves campaign is designed to counter this drop in public support for biomedical research. "As

On Flow and Water

Animal Person

We needed to use them only one year (2004, when Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne came a-calling), but also discovered that we should keep more than a dozen. I watched Flow last night and though I did know about the evils of water privatization in other countries, I had no idea that communities (Michigan is featured) right here in the US are fighting huge multi-nationals for their own water.

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Creature Update

Animal Person

The only problem was that there are few options and the number one option (NPH/Humulin N) was the insulin that she had a severe reaction to back in 2004. As many of you know, 2009 was chock full of creature-related drama for me. From the feral cats of Project Treadstone to Charles' back surgery to problems with Violet's Vetsulin (insulin for dogs), we had more than our share of issues.

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University of Iowa Animal Lab Goes Underground

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14, 2004, break-in at animal research laboratories in the U of I’s Spence Laboratories and Seashore Hall cost about $425,000 and temporarily stalled some research. From the Des Moines Register. The Iowa Board of Regents approved $11.2 million for an underground vivarium that will house University of Iowa animal research laboratories. The 35,000-square-foot facility would connect the Medical Education Research Facility and Carver Biomedical Research Building on the west side of campus.

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Tom Regan on Wild Animals

Animal Ethics

Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 361 [italics in original] [first edition published in 1983 With regard to wild animals, the general policy recommended by the rights view is: let them be! Since this will require increased human intervention in human practices that threaten rare or endangered species (e.g.,

Baby Lemurs at Busch Gardens

4 The Love Of Animals

Since its inception in 2004, the Fund has donated more than $6 million to more than 500 projects around the world. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomed two endangered baby red-ruffed lemurs on April 21. The babies can be viewed by guests in Jambo Junction, where they reside with their mother and father, Maditra and Bozeny. The babies are the first lemurs to be born at Jambo Junction, home to the parks’ animal ambassadors, since Maditra and Bozeny arrived as babies three years ago.

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Tom Regan on Utilitarianism

Animal Ethics

Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 315 [italics in original; ellipsis added] [first edition published in 1983 The initial attractiveness of utilitarianism as a moral theory on which to rest the call for the better treatment of animals was noted in an earlier context. Because animals are sentient (i.e.,

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

Scientists mapped out the entire mouse genome in 2002 and the rat genome in 2004.) For those who didn't read the five-part Slate series " Pepper, the stolen dog who changed American science " by Daniel Engber , I recommend it for the history, but also for the misconceptions and assumptions that you might want to discuss on the Facebook discussion about the series. Let's deconstruct: Part I: Where's Pepper? I addressed this one last week.

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Dog Flu Facts

4 The Love Of Animals

The dog flu first emerged as a threat in 2004. It’s that time of the year again! The Center for Disease Control recommends people begin getting flu vaccinations in October. On the pet side, the H3N8 virus, or canine influenza, has been a growing concern. H3N8 is the virus that causes flu in dogs, and while there are no known cases of a human catching the flu from their pet, it can be passed from dog to dog. Here are some important dog flu facts: WHAT IS THE DOG FLU?

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Calgary Zoo in Big Trouble

Critter News

For example, there was a higher-than expected number of bats passing away each year between 2004 and 2008, but the zoo didn’t do anything to decide why. We've written about the Calgary Zoo here before. Not a stellar reputation. Now, the results of a long-awaited audit shows that this place truly sucks and needs a lot of improvement. From eCanadaNow.com. To many people, the number of animal fatalities at the Calgary Zoo in newer years seemed very high.

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

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But, according to City-Data.com , they have been successful in getting other government contracts" WORLD WIDE PRIMATES INC (16450 SW 180TH ST in MIAMI, FL; small business): $362,855 in 5 contracts from 2002 to 2006 Contracts for Live Animals, Not Raised for Food, Laboratory Equipment and Supplies by Army, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $42,000; 2003: $0; 2004: $37,145; 2005: $282,120; 2006: $1,590.

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Cute of the day: Baby White Rhino!

4 The Love Of Animals

The October 2004 birth of Mlaleni and Tambo’s first calf, Malaika, marked the first white rhino birth in the adventure park’s history. TAMPA, Fla. November 12, 2008) – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomed a new baby white rhinoceros on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. The female rhino was born in the night quarters adjacent to their 26-acre white rhino habitat on Busch Gardens’ Serengeti Plain.

Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

Animal Ethics

But what we have accomplished up to this time must be multiplied a thousandfold if the great battles are to be joined and won." ( Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 399-400 [ellipsis added] [first edition published in 1983 In issuing its condemnation of established cultural practices, the rights view is not antibusiness, not antifreedom of the individual, not antiscience, not antihuman.

The Four Goshawks

10,000 Birds

It took place eight years later, in November 2004 by the bank of the Veliko Ratno Island. For the fourth sighing, I have to go back in time, to August 2004, birding the slopes of Mt. Entering some old data at eBird, I found myself puzzled with one record. I was canoeing the Danube backwaters inside Belgrade, Serbia, on a warm and sunny November day when a Northern Goshawk tried to catch one of two Pygmy Cormorants.

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Tom Regan on Human Chauvinism

Animal Ethics

Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 31 [italics in original; endnote omitted] [first edition published in 1983 There is a neglected other side to the anthropomorphic coin. This is human chauvinism. The anthropomorphic side reads: "It is anthropomorphic to attribute characteristics to nonhumans that belong only to humans."