Air Canada Criticized for Transporting Research Monkeys

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Sarah Kite, director of communications and special projects for the BUAV, said monkeys destined for research facilities are usually transported in cramped wooden crates in the plane’s cargo hold, where they can be subject to fluctuations in temperature, stopovers and in some cases long delays. Air Canada is one of a small number of airlines that continues to transport these primates, Kite said. canada animal research vivisection primatesAwful.

Rescue Spotlight: Animal Lifeline UK

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We have a wonderful post from Jenny, who works with Animal Lifeline UK. I was excited to learn about the work that they are doing to help our animal friends. We at Animal Lifeline UK help animal rescues in the UK find volunteers and homes for their animals.

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University of Iowa Animal Lab Goes Underground

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million for an underground vivarium that will house University of Iowa animal research laboratories. The links would mean researchers would never have to transport animals above ground, said Jordan Cohen, interim U of I vice president for research. 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. Poor, poor long-suffering animal researchers.

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Air Canada To Stop Shipping Lab Primates

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Animal advocacy groups have been lobbying for this for a while. The announcement below comes verbatim from the Pacific Free Press.they still need approval from the Canadian Transportation Agency though. Today, more than 40 animal advocacy organizations across Canada praised Air Canada for its recent decision to stop shipping non-human primates into the country for use in research laboratories. animal research airlines primarily primates animal laboratories air canada

Some Good News In NJ Farm Animals Case

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Thanks to Farmed Animal Net for this information from August 8. 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. The court upheld regulations permitting pig and calf confinement, the transport of ill and injured cattle, and force molting of birds.

Rescued Manatee Gives Birth to Manatee Calf at SeaWorld Orlando

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SeaWorld’s Animal Care team is on 24-hour watch keeping a close eye on the pair, who are both doing well. Story background: On June 8, 2012, SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue team traveled to Sykes Creek in Merritt Island, Fla. people helping animals rescues wildlife

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SPCA

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The SPCA does some amazing work on behalf of our animal friends all over the globe. They have many wonderful programs, one of which helps both animals and people. people helping animals animal rescue cat dog operation baghdad pups rescues spca

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The Irony of The Girl Effect

Animal Person

The central message of the program was not about enslaving animals, of course. But each time Oprah or a guest mentioned a statistic, and the audience was appropriately surprised and disgusted by that statistic, a statistic about animals quickly popped into my mind.

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On THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING

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Masson traces the history of our relationship with dogs, and sprinkles in stories from various cultures that love as well as despise them, and concludes that dogs are more significant to humans than any other animal (39).

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“FedEx Panda Express” Brings Giant Pandas to France

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FedEx Express donated services to transport the giant pandas in a special plane named the “FedEx Panda Express”! news people helping animalsTwo giant pandas made their way from China to ZooParc de Beauval in France today.

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More Humane Method of Killing Chickens?

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CAK removes oxygen from the birds' atmosphere while they are still in their transport crates. CAK eliminates the numerous animal welfare, economic, and worker-safety issues associated with electric immobilization: * With CAK, birds are dead before they are removed from their crates, shackled, bled, and scalded in defeathering tanks. Tags: meat PETA farm animal welfare factory farm chickens

SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica Welcomes First Penguin Chick

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Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin transports guests into the icy world of the penguin like never before. The post SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica Welcomes First Penguin Chick appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

Tiny Turtles

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Park rangers in Cape Canaveral, FL transported the reptilian refugees to SeaWorld after rough seas caused by Hurricane Bill prevented the week-old trio from trekking from their nest to the waters off the Cape Canaveral National Seashore. Tags: people helping animals

NYT Equine Thought Experiment

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Scientists found bit-wear marks on Botai horses’ teeth — a clear sign the animals were being ridden. Among all the animal species on this planet, humans have domesticated only a handful. Perhaps if we never used nonhumans and instead relied on our own ingenuity we would have created modes of transportation better than those we have today. Forgot to hit "publish now" on this.

Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act Passed House Judiciary

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Especially animal business. 6598) is a bill that criminalizes the sale and transportation of horses for slaughter. This bill would severely limit the rights of owners to manage their private property and subject horse owners to criminal prosecution should they sell or transport their horses for processing for human consumption, even if that is not their intention.” Tags: horse animal cruelty legislation Slaughterhouse us

Pork Industry Moving into Defensive Mode

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The Pork Board has planned delegate meetings at the {annual Pork Industry} forum to discuss quality assurance rules including animal handling, and how much money to allocate to promote animal welfare. Our Pork Quality Assurance Plus and Transport Quality Assurance Programs are designed to demonstrate the care we are giving to our animals everyday on our farms," Cunningham said. It's in response to the HBO film "Death on a Factory Farm."

Proposed Nebraska Legislation Angers Horse Activists

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Two bills introduced in the Nebraska Legislature are drawing fire from the largest animal advocacy organization in the world. Tyson Larson introduced LB 305 on Wednesday, which would create a state meat inspection program, which would in turn allow horse meat to be transported across state lines. He also introduced LB 306, otherwise known as the Livestock Animal Welfare Act. From the Lexington Clipper-Herald. click here for the full article.

Georgia Dog-Fighting Law Having an Impact

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Georgia's new dog fighting law makes it a felony to train, transport, sell or own a fighting dog, or to advertise, promote or bet on fights. Tags: animal cruelty georgia blood sport legislation dog fighting us This is a good thing. The American Southeast is a hotbed of blood sports. This information is from Best Friends. Before 2008, only one person had been incarcerated for dog fighting in Georgia.

A Win-Lose Proposition for Farmers and Consumers

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People whose careers involve creating, fattening, transporting and slaughtering sentient nonhumans whose parts and secretions will then be used as food are having some financial difficulties. First let's deconstruct: The recession has caused a decrease in demand for animal products. What if Meatless Mondays and all of the messages about decreasing consumption of animal products have made a difference and consumers have spoken?

House Bill to Prevent Primates as Pets

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Keeping primates as pets threatens public health and safety, as well as the welfare of the animals. The legislation is a proactive federal response that would amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit individuals from buying or transporting primates across state lines as pets. 80 would not affect the transportation of animals for zoos and licensed research facilities. Ya think? House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick J.

On Betrayal and Abolition

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hours on I-95 (we here in South Florida are known for our very limited public transportation options--boy do I miss NYC). While spending hours in the car I've been thinking about various issues related to sentient nonhumans, animal rights and veganism. But I read two types of articles about 4-H: either about how the kids are proud of what they've done, or about how upset they are that the animal they have come to love is going to his or her death.

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Questionable Practices at the Calgary Zoo

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Another animal dies at the Calgary Zoo and more questions are being raised about their practices. The fatality is one in a string of animal deaths in recent years. Incidents include a hippo who died in transport from Denver and a Turkmenian markhor, a species of wild goat, hung itself at the zoo after becoming trapped by a rope. Tags: zoos welfare violations animal welfare

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Best Friends Gears Up For Hurricane

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As Hurricane Gustav roared toward the Gulf Coast Sunday, Best Friends Animal Society was already on the ground helping to make sure the animals of New Orleans get safely evacuated before the storm hits. By Sunday, the Best Friends Rapid Response Team had helped get 200 animals at the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter ready for transport to Georgia, far outside the hurricane’s expected path.

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Virginia Fox Smuggler Gets Six Months

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pleaded guilty in March to five counts of trafficking in wild animals. Attorney Julia Dudley said Blevins had bought animals for several years from trappers in different states and brought them to Virginia to sell to the owners of "fox pens." The animals were transported in the closed bed of a pickup truck, sometimes with two dozen or more animals crowded together. Howard Glen Blevins, 68, of Asheville, N.C.,

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Captive Primate Safety Act Passes House

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The bill amends the Lacey Act to include non-human primates as prohibited species for which: `(1) IN GENERAL- It is unlawful for any person to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species. The Captive Primate Safety Act was passed by the US House by a vote of 323 to 95. Mark Markarian, as usual, has an excellent roundup. Special shout out to Rep.

"The Cove" Continues to Disturb

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Whenever I read about dolphins in places like Sea World, I think of an ex-co-worker named Gretchen who admitted she had "issues" with animals. The film’s protagonist, Ric O’Barry, who trained the animals that played TV’s Flipper before he had a change of heart, indicts businesses like Sea World as being either overtly or tacitly complicit in the cruelty. Tags: captivity dolphin animal cruelty marine life Japan

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Pet First Aid – What to Do in an Emergency

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The stress of an emergency involving a pet or owner can cause an otherwise friendly animal to act aggressively. It is important to ensure the safety of all rescue personnel that are attempting to assist with an injured animal by keeping everyone calm, including your pet.

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From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization has estimated that nearly a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gases is generated by livestock production, more than by transportation. 9, 2008 Note from KBJ: Some reasons for vegetarianism apply to all animals, from cows, pigs, and sheep to turkeys, chickens, and fish.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

By carrying out a slaughter system that greatly reduces the suffering of chickens, Bell & Evans and Mary’s Chickens show that animal welfare and good business go hand in hand. While ever more consumers are going vegetarian or vegan, almost every consumer is demanding that companies take steps to reduce animal suffering. Tracy Reiman Executive Vice President People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Los Angeles, Oct.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Snakes may die during the capture and transport process, or they may be housed inhumanely in a small aquarium they can barely fit into. Wild animals belong in the wild, and in their native habitats. To the Editor: Re “ Snake Owners See Furry Bias in Invasive Species Proposal ” (news article, Jan. 9): The Fish and Wildlife Service is right to propose a ban on the sale of nine large constricting snakes for the pet trade.

The True Costs of Eating Meat

Animal Ethics

Livestock accounts for at least 21 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions globally -- more than all forms of transportation combined. Nearly 70 percent of all the antibiotics produced are fed to farmed animals to prevent (not treat) disease. Do it for the Earth, do it for the animals, and do it for your health. In this Washington Post column, James E.

Rescue Spotlight: Crest Care

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When I designed my first website several years ago ( Aimee’s Animals ) the goal was to help animals find homes. The internet evolved, and this site was created with a bigger, better vision, but the goal remained the same… help animals find homes through promoting rescue groups. We provide vetting, transportation, and foster homes for each dog in need, until he or she can be carefully matched to an approved home.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Each one of these animals suffered extreme cruel and inhumane conditions in the transportation and slaughter process. Brad Goldberg President Animal Welfare Advocacy Mamaroneck, N.Y., To the Editor: An addendum should be made to your editorial ’s point that all horses deserve the “generosity of conscience” that was expended to save Barbaro. Just days before Barbaro was humanely put down, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act was reintroduced in Congress.

Rescue for the rescuer.

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This is a guest post from Cherie, and I think that it is something everyone who rescues animals needs to read. “As an animal welfare worker (professionally or as a volunteer), you know what it feels like when you make a positive difference in the life of an animal. More than likely, when you decided to spend your time with animals, you did so because of the strong urge to make a difference, follow your heart and to do what you were called to do.

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The Wookey Hole Witch

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Tiny’s owners receive a £250 donation to their animal charity of choice, a £100 animal gift hamper, a framed picture of Tiny in his new role as a witch’s cat, plus transport and entry to Wookey Hole to view his portrait in its pride of place at the Wookey Hole caves.

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Henry S. Salt (1851-1939) on "Humane Slaughter"

Animal Ethics

The plea that animals might be killed painlessly is a very common one with flesh-eaters, but it must be pointed out that what-might-be can afford no exemption from moral responsibility for what-is.

Great cat tips from Housecat Housecall

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Katrina Warren and the experts at Animal Planet’s “ Housecat Housecall ”, presented by Purina Cat Chow, have put together some simple tips to help families conquer some common cat care issues. Housecat Housecall airs on Animal Planet every Saturday at 10:30AM Eastern/Pacific, with an encore each Sunday at 8:00AM Eastern/Pacific. You will need a sturdy crate for transport, scratching post, climbing tree, litter box, food and water bowls and a breakaway collar with an ID tag.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The horse slaughter industry in the United States has nothing to do with feeding hungry people and everything to do with animal cruelty. The transport and subsequent slaughter of these animals is brutal. To the Editor: As sponsors of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act , we take issue with Christa Weil’s views on the horsemeat industry ( Op-Ed , March 5).

Global Warming

Animal Ethics

Global warming is an animal ethics issue. As the planet warms, fragile habitats that countless animal species depend on for survival will be destroyed. Loss of potable water threatens countless animal species including Homo sapiens. Take public transportation when possible. We have already witnessed radical changes in the polar icecap, changes that threaten numerous arctic species.

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Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

Ethical vegetarianism is the thesis that killing and eating animals is morally wrong whenever equally nutritious plant-based alternatives are available. Virtually everyone agrees that: (1) It is wrong to cause a conscious sentient animal to suffer for no good reason. Causing an animal to suffer for no good reason is cruel, and our ordinary commonsense morality tells us in no uncertain terms that cruelty is wrong. Animal abuse is a crime in all fifty states, and rightly so.

Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

Jonathan Hubbell, a philosophy major at the University of Texas at Arlington, is the newest member of the Animal Ethics blog, and once again, I would like to welcome him aboard. Like Keith, I think it will be interesting and instructive to observe as Jonathan works through his views on the myriad of ethical issues that surround our current treatment of animals. It truly is horrific and despicable to treat animals so badly. Over 95% of all animals raised for food in the U.S.

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