Humane Society University to Offer Courses in Fall 2009

Critter News

From the Humane Society's press release. Further advancing its leadership in human-animal studies, Humane Society University, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, announced today that it has received a license as a higher education degree-granting institution by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission. Tags: humane society animal policy animal studies Very cool!

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Settlement Forces Animal Research Facilities to Disclose More

Critter News

I worry it won't pass the DC district court for some wacky reason. I don't like to celebrate until I'm sure of something. Animal research facilities will be required to disclosee more information online about their experiments under a court settlement signed Wednesday by the Humane Society of the United States and the Agriculture Department. The settlement will now be submitted to the federal district court for the District of Columbia for final approval.

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NYT Opens the Door to the Humane Myth

Animal Person

In this morning's New York Times editorial " There Is No 'Humane' Execution ," we have an imperfect yet nevertheless baby step toward acknowledgment of the HumaneMyth. The most recent execution, of Kenneth Biros, involved 30 minutes to find a vein for the single-drug and "the execution only reinforced that any form of capital punishment is legally suspect and morally wrong.". Three drugs, one drug, 30 minutes, one minute, none of that matters.

Breast Cancer in Pets

4 The Love Of Animals

While breast cancer awareness month for people might be over, it’s important to realize that we humans aren’t the only ones affected by the disease. Dogs: • 25% (1 in 4) of un-spayed female dogs will get mammary cancer. Less than 50 percent of canine mammary tumors are malignant. Spaying a dog before their first heat will reduce the chance of breast cancer to almost zero. Around 90 percent of feline mammary tumors are malignant.

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The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

In my earlier post "Children and Heart Disease" available here , I noted that, in the seventh and final edition of Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: A Handbook for Parents of the Developing Child from Birth to Adolescence , Dr. Benjamin Spock no longer recommends feeding animal products to children after two years of age. According to Dr. Spock: Most families have become more conscious about the fat content of meats, and many are choosing the lower-fat cuts.

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