Animal welfare award recipients recognized by AVMA
AUGUST 1, 2023
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.
APRIL 6, 2023
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.
AUGUST 9, 2023
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).
JULY 11, 2023
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.
NOVEMBER 15, 2011
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.
AUGUST 28, 2009
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.
APRIL 13, 2009
How many people know this about the Animal Welfare Act? No wonder there is so much "farm" animal abuse out there. Humane treatment runs counter to the entire industry when the point is to make money by processing these animals as fast as possible. Most animals in the U.S. This is really interesting.
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
Did you see that Change.org now has an Animal Welfare page? is clearly someone who advocates for animal rights. Ernst believes we don't have a right to use sentient nonhumans and all of her posts (and those of Alex Melonas, who also posts at animalrights.change.org) are unequivocal about animal use.
MAY 8, 2010
She testified in favor of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act in front of the House Judiciary Committee. Now, she's been suspended from working with animals. From Current.com She was recently suspended from working with animals, a “rare move prompted by what officials called a ‘clear pattern’ of problems with animal welfare.”
DECEMBER 9, 2009
I was browsing for some quotes when I came across this group - The National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA). They had a page with quotes from animal rights activists, but as I was reading, I noticed that they were very unfavorable quotes from such activists as Wayne Pacelle and Ingrid Newkirk. So, I'm like, waaaaaait a minute.
DECEMBER 28, 2009
The inspectors found nothing wrong, but at least they responded to the issues raised by Animal Angels, based in Germany. My 2010 resolution is to try and track animal rights issues in the homelands of Spain and Portugal. Tags: europe portugal farm animal welfare.
OCTOBER 31, 2009
Issue 2 in Ohio would create 13-member state board to oversee the care of farm animals in the State. The Humane Society and other groups oppose it as a power grab by big agriculture to prevent another Proposition 2 (the initiative passed last year in California to improve standards for farm animal care.) It's an issue to follow though.
MARCH 8, 2009
The provincial government says it's gone from "worst to first" and Ontario is now the only jurisdiction in Canada with special protections for law-enforcement animals like police dogs and horses. Pet owners convicted of a crime under the act can also be barred from owning any animals for life.
OCTOBER 5, 2008
Here is a good article about trying to link religion with animal welfare. As far as Christianity, I still don't see how at least American Christianity can be coupled with helping animals. Not that I want to lump all Christians into one monolithic group.
JANUARY 5, 2009
Another big issue gaining momentum is animal welfare. You may hate to hear about this, but I do think that the animal-raising industries are going to have to reach some compromises with the Humane Society of the U.S. Tags: farm animal welfare us agribusiness. and other advocates.”
MARCH 28, 2023
If you are wondering whether veganism aligns with your personal beliefs, consider the following question: Do you think that it is acceptable to inflict harm and take the lives of animals for reasons that are not necessary? Ultimately, it is up to each individual to align their actions with their beliefs regarding animal welfare.
DECEMBER 20, 2008
I bet you didn't realize that Obama had any animal welfare picks, but he did. He has a strong environmental record and he has supported some animal issues in the past. And, in general, the Humane Society and its Legislative Fund likes them. They are very enthusiastic about Tom Vilsack, the proposed Secretary of Agriculture.
MARCH 14, 2012
This article in the Herald Tribune claims that animal rights is winning out over animal research. I would take the article with a grain of salt. I've read the same on the other side. It depends on who's writing the article of course.I think it's still a long, long fight. But perhaps these are positive signs.
MAY 9, 2022
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FEBRUARY 4, 2010
She has also to pay 2,688 € to the animal refuge. Nacho Paunero, President of El Refugio, notes that this is the first time in Spain that someone has been fined for abandoning their animal at the doors of a refuge. He considers it a step forward in the protection of animals in Spain.
JANUARY 17, 2012
Here's a way to find out how your state ranks. California is #1 again.yay! Washington State, where I currently live, is #6! At the bottom.(drum drum roll please) South Dakota!!!
NOVEMBER 18, 2008
Bill 50 makes it a provincial offence to abuse any animal, and it establishes the strongest penalties in the country for those charged with animal cruelty -- including the potential to prohibit offenders from owning animals ever again. Tags: animal law.
MAY 11, 2021
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SEPTEMBER 7, 2023
I try to call NABU, an animal welfare, when someone is on their Hotline. I placed her/him without further inspection on a post on my balcony and hoped He/She flew away, but nope. She/He was still in the ground. I think my Cats didn't harmed him/her, but you never know. The bat is still alive but is pretty bad injured.
JUNE 10, 2011
Interesting! Here's an excerpt from Farmers Weekly Interactive. The Spanish government has taken the unusual step of issuing a royal decree to compel farmers to report on what action they are taking to comply with the 2012 conventional cage-ban and if they require any government assistance.
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AUGUST 13, 2010
The Volunteer Advantage ( www.TheVolunteerAdvantage.com ) has announced that August is the organization’s “Animal Rescue Month.. “Our volunteer members spend a significant amount of time and energy caring for animals in need, and we want to recognize that passion. . Tags: people helping animals.
DECEMBER 2, 2010
Animal welfare watchdog group, Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN), has released documents which, it claims, provide evidence that CRO MPI Research has been operating in violation of the US Animal Welfare Act. For the full story, go here to outsourcing-pharma.com.
JULY 3, 2010
Animal welfare groups led by the Humane Society of the United States have agreed to abandon a fall ballot issue against animal cruelty as part of a deal with state farm groups brokered by Gov. Tags: ohio humane society farm animal welfare. From the Associated Press.
MARCH 8, 2010
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) received the Humane Society’s Legislative Leader award for her leadership in protecting animals. My husband worked for her years and years ago, when she was just a State representative.
OCTOBER 18, 2010
It's bad enough having to deal with the welfare of normal farm animals, but what about the welfare of cloned animals? If they are cloned solely for the products they provide, will it be more difficult to argue for their welfare as living creatures? Tags: europe cloning farm animal welfare.
DECEMBER 9, 2010
Australian scientists have set themselves the challenge of understanding the minds of animals and what they are feeling. The challenge is to gain insights - in a scientifically rigorous way - into how animals' minds work," CSIRO scientist Caroline Lee said in a statement on Wednesday.
JANUARY 19, 2010
Here's a link to the Best Friends page to donate to animal rescue in Haiti. The organization is part of the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti. Haiti.the only country where I believe human welfare is only slightly better than animal welfare. Tags: natural disaster Haiti animal rescue Best Friends.
MARCH 30, 2010
This article pretty much sums up how the two agendas are simply at cross-purposes. Compassion is perceived to hurt profits. It spotlights the Humane Society, but I think it's a pretty universal comparison.
APRIL 12, 2010
This complaint is the result of proposed legislation to ban puppy mills in Ireland. Legislators are being contacted by people around the world to support the legislation. They are blaming the dastardly Green Party whose leader proposed the legislation.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2010
An enormous victory was achieved for animals this week when nearly 200 dogs and 54 cats were rescued from a North Carolina animal testing facility that closed its doors after an undercover investigation revealed apparent abuse of the animals by workers at the facility.
MAY 23, 2011
An animal rights group based in the United States has ranked Quebec “the best province to be an animal abuser” in a report on Canada’s animal welfare record. That sucks. From the Montreal Gazette.
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