An Animal Welfare First in Spain

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Woman fined for abandoning her dog at the doors of an animal rescue organisation It's the first time that an owner has been fined in such circumstances.First Instance and Instruction Court Five in Segovia has fined a Madrid woman 120 € after she abandoned her Rottweiler dog at the doors of the El Refugio animal refuge at El Espinar, Segovia in May 2008. Loa was six years old at the time she was abandoned, with her papers left with her.

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Portuguese City Tries to End Killing of Strays

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This weekend Lagos Town Hall executives are expected to sign a landmark protocol drawn up in collaboration with animal protection association Cadela Carlota, in which it is decreed that the two organisations will endeavour to put a stop to the extermination of healthy unwanted and stray animals being held in the municipal kennel. Portugal is NOT known for its kindness to animals so this is a significant development for a Portuguese city. From the Portugal News Online.

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Joy for Orphan Elephants

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Dedicated keepers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Nairobi Elephant Nursery in Kenya protect baby Shukuru from the cold and rain, and the risk of pneumonia, with a custom-made raincoat.

Some Good News In NJ Farm Animals Case

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In a unanimous decision, New Jersey’s Supreme Court rejected a broad challenge by animal protection advocates to the state’s rules on the care of farmed animals) but struck down regulations that regard husbandry practices as being “humane” merely because they are routine. Farm Bureau spokesperson expressed disappointment at the decision while animal protection advocates deemed it a victory. The plaintiffs plan to pressure the NJDA to abandon them when the regulations are revised.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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Such registries would help protect animals, pet guardians and communities by preventing repeat offenses from anyone with an established history of abusing animals. Through its campaign, www.ExposeAnimalAbusers.org , the animal protection organization is promoting model legislation that state legislatures could enact. It should be motivation enough to protect our animals from repeat offenders – and any abuse of any kind.”.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Sadly, the situation in Puerto Rico is replicated in countries around the world where hundreds of millions of dogs live as strays, abandoned by the humans they have come to depend on for food, shelter and companionship. Allan Kornberg Boston, March 11, 2008 The writer is executive director of the World Society for the Protection of Animals

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

If we are to live in a more peaceful world, we must abandon the cruelty on our plates. In the United States pork industry, the vast majority of the more than 100 million pigs raised each year are housed in climate-controlled buildings that protect them from the elements, illness and disease and that allow for individual care.