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Animal welfare award recipients recognized by AVMA

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Sheilah Robertson received the AVMA Animal Welfare Award, and Candace Croney, PhD, received the AVMA Humane Award July 15 during AVMA Convention 2023 in Denver.

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USDA finalizes standards to include birds under Animal Welfare Act

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Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is establishing welfare standards for birds, which were previously excluded under the Animal Welfare Act.

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Policies on physical restraint of animals, canine devocalization approved

AVMA News

The AVMA House of Delegates adopted a handful of revised animal welfare policies, including one on “Canine Devocalization” that supersedes the previous policy, approved a new policy on “Canine Hybrids,” and referred two other policies back to the AVMA Board of Directors (BOD).

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Gene therapy shows promise as feline spay alternative

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Long-term contraception was witnessed in female cats injected with a single dose of a feline anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) transgene, a development being hailed as a breakthrough in animal welfare.

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Animal Welfare in the State of California

Critter News

California really is at the forefront of animal welfare and this is an excellent article detailing what's going on in the State and the challenges animal welfare faces. It also does a great job at profiling Jennifer Fearing who led the victory of Proposition 2. She sounds amazing.

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The Link Between Animal Welfare and Human Welfare

Critter News

This is an interesting opinion piece about the link between animal welfare and human welfare in nations. From the Huffington Post.

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Ted Kennedy and Animal Welfare

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Interesting article on Senator Edward Kennedy that highlights his little-known contributions to animal welfare. Tags: legislation animal welfare. It's from the Humane Society.