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Tom Regan on Endangered Species

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Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 360 [italics in original] [first edition published in 1983 The rights view is not opposed to efforts to save endangered species.

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.

Sign ALDF Petition to Help Kentucky's Homeless Animals

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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.

Dog Flu Facts

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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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Tom Regan on Utilitarianism

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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

Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

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In issuing its condemnation of established cultural practices, the rights view is not antibusiness, not antifreedom of the individual, not antiscience, not antihuman. It is simply projustice, insisting only that the scope of justice be seen to include respect for the rights of animals.

Tom Regan on the Use of Animals in Science

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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.

New Iberia Inspection Documents Available

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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.

Low Prosecution of Bird Crime in Scotland

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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.

Minnesota Activist Indicted for Animal Terrorism

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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.

Tom Regan on Wild Animals

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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!

UK May Require Microchipping of Dogs

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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.

Lion Population Decreasing in Kenya

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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.

Foie Gras Disappearing From San Diego Restaurants

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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.

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

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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.

Another Research Company Accused of Animal Mistreatment

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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.

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.

Happy 12th Birthday Violet Rays!

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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.

Biomedical Foundation Launches Campaign to Show Animal Research is Grrrrrrreat!

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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

Baby Lemurs at Busch Gardens

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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.

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

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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.

Cute of the day: Baby White Rhino!

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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.

From the Mailbag

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I've touched on relevant issues off and on, but most specifically in a 2004 piece on arguments for and against whale hunts. Hey there, Just discovered your nice blog on animals and ethics. I've linked back to that story in my latest post on Japan v Greenpeace saga on my Dot Earth blog. www.nytimes.com/dotearth I'm going to add Animal Ethics to my blogroll. A very under-appreciated arena. Best, Andy -- Andrew C. Revkin The New York Times / Science 620 Eighth Ave.,

Tom Regan on Human Chauvinism

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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.

Fourth Anniversary

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per day (counting the leap-year day of 2004). I started this blog four years ago today. Where did the time go? There have been 74,220 visitors to the blog. That's an average of 50.8 The blog's readership has increased each year. Here are the figures: First year: 12,007 visitors Second year: 14,655 visitors Third year: 16,158 visitors Fourth year: 31,400 visitors Thank you for visiting. I will try to pick up the pace of my posting. Mylan vows to do the same.

Calgary Zoo in Big Trouble

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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.

Tom Regan on Kant's View of Animals

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Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 174-5 [italics in original; ellipsis added; endnote omitted] [first edition published in 1983

Tom Regan on Harm to Animals

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Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 97-8 [italics in original; endnote omitted] [first edition published in 1983

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.

We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled.

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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.