New Iberia Inspection Documents Available

Critter News

What the documents show # A USDA inspection on Feb. I found them here. 18 focusing on allegations by Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN) found the center in compliance. # A routine USDA inspection in September 2008 found the center in compliance. # A May 23, 2007, USDA inspection revealed several problems with drainage and waste disposal operations, and peeling paint in primate housing areas. # A 2006 inspection found no problems. USDA inspections dated July 19, 2005 and Dec.

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Bird Deaths in Washington DC Lead to Calls for a Lights Out Program

10,000 Birds

home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Bird Deaths in Washington D.C. Lead to Calls for a Lights Out Program Bird Deaths in Washington D.C. Lead to Calls for a Lights Out Program By Corey • March 16, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share City Wildife , an organization in Washington D.C. that is dedicated to conserving wildlife in the U.S.

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PETA Suing Utah County

Critter News

They're trying to get documentation regarding the 100 dogs and cats sold to the University of Utah for medical experiments.

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Spectacled Petrel Surprise- New Species for Costa Rica!

10,000 Birds

The most recent additions have included edge-loving birds like the Crimson-backed Tanager , an expected species that was finally documented for the country within the past year, and Bare-faced Ibis , an aquatic edge species also recently documented for Panama.

Investigation Demanded for Southwest Lab

Critter News

Documents show discrepancies in reporting to two different regulatory agencies, suggesting fraud within the lab, SAEN claims. Stop Animal Exploitation Now! SAEN) is calling for an investigation of Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio, TX.

Greenpeace Appropriates Martha's Vineyard Times to Deliver Message to Obama

Critter News

Greenpeace issued a document in Martha's Vineyard calling itself the "Martha's Vineyard Future Times" and distributed it on the streets there. It was made to look like the real Martha Vineyard Times, which was not too happy about it. You can read about their reaction here. And, here are photos of them handing the flyers out (via Greenpeace I might add).

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Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

Creature Talk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document that a chained dog is 2.8 I get frustrated when people suggest that all Pit bulls are a danger to society. I work with someone, in fact, who is so prejudiced against these beautiful dogs, that she will leave a dog park with her dogs if a pit bull arrives. While Pit bulls are incredibly strong and can therefore inflict a dangerous wound if they do attack, they are by no means the only breed that bites.

Birding: Special Lockdown Edition

10,000 Birds

My other function at the compound – apart from documenting the blackbird – presumably is to entertain the other residents.

What’s Up with the ABA? — Proposed Changes to Bylaws

10,000 Birds

When lawyers review changes to documents, they typically run a redline, which is a single document that highlights all modifications (both additions and deletions). Although it looks messy, a redline is a good way to track changes to a document.

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Another Research Company Accused of Animal Mistreatment

Critter News

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. The documents, disclosed to by Executive Director of SAEN, Michael Budkie, are said to have been released anonymously from a past or present employee. For the full story, go here to

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Psychiatrist Arrested for Trafficking in Gall Bladders

Critter News

In charging documents filed in King County Superior Court, prosecutors contend Dr. Tohru Shigemura made repeated trips to Washington to hunt bear, taking animals out of season and on tribal lands. So, it's not just rednecks in Washington State who are doing this. From the Seattle P-I: A Japanese psychiatrist with a home in Seattle is facing poaching and gun-possession charges following allegations that he poached several black bears and tried to smuggle gallbladders back to Japan.

FBI Discussed Ways to Discredit Animal Rights Activists

Critter News

The FBI and a previously-unknown informant in the animal rights movement discussed, among other topics, how to disrupt political activism, according to FBI documents. This from the blog Green is the New Red. Read the full post here. The topics discussed echo COINTELPRO-era tactics of the 1960s, including the possibility of discrediting activists through planting rumors.

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PETA Uncovers Horrible Conditions at Land O'Lakes Supplier

Critter News

Over the course of several months, the investigation documented deplorable, filthy conditions for cows on the farm, such as pens that were filled with deep excrement (see video and photos), and cows who suffered from ailments and conditions so severe that they collapsed and became "downers" but were not put out of their misery or given veterinary care in a timely manner, if at all. Not a pretty picture.

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Man Kills Goldfish in Domestic Violence Attack, Gets Probation

Critter News

Court documents say Donald Earl Fite III wanted to reunite with the woman in July, but she wasn’t willing. Court documents said Fite told an officer, “If she can’t have me, then she can’t have the fish.” I'm posting the whole article because it's so short. Another example of how animals (even goldfish!) become victims of domestic violence.

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Getting Good Bird Video with a Phone Skope Adaptor

10,000 Birds

First off, if you are trying to document birds quickly than this set up is not going to work for you. Don’t plan on using this set up to document a rarity that is hiding deep in the brush, though it does work for distant species that might be beyond the range of your SLR.

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Internet Exploits Cameroon's Primates

Critter News

Their ads claim that the primate comes with "veterinary health documents, a "permit" from CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and a year's health care guarantee. Illegal wildlife traffickers provide fake credentials to establish that primates are being legitimately offered for sale.

Big Cat Week!

4 The Love Of Animals

Big Cat Odyssey chronicles their meticulous work over three decades of filming, photographing and documenting the behavior of big cat species in Botswana. Big Cat Week starts tonight on Nat Geo WILD! Are you ready? The seven-night television event features visually stunning and powerfully resonant stories of nature’s fiercest felines! Tonight’s premiere episode, Big Cat Odyssey , follows lions and leopards through Africa’s harshest climatic extremes.

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Group Pursues Investigation of US Labs

Critter News

researchers for allegedly filing fraudulent documents and performing nearly identical experimentation in violation of federal regulations, the organization said in a news release. I predict they'll get nowhere. From UPI. Stop Animal Exploitation Now filed the complaint with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging a probe of 50 U.S.

The Fallen Yellowlegs

10,000 Birds

Elephants, peccaries, and corvids have all been documented processing the death of (as we put it) a loved one. Yesterday morning was simply one of those incredibly eventful birding sessions, about which I may expound upon in parts within the coming weeks.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of January 2021)

10,000 Birds

The picture above is horrible but it kind of documents that Corey saw a state first this weekend which makes it obviously his Best Bird of the Weekend.

Learning the Birds: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Although Henslow’s had been reliably found in nearby Sharon Springs for many years, the last documented sighting was in 2008, and the sighting startled longtime birders, waking them up to the fact that breeding sites in the state were rapidly being lost.

Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

Animal Person

Latimer refers to his previous two posts where he has "documented the ethical and moral shallowness of the 'animal rights' credo itself, which is based more on an anti-human self hatred, taking the form of a 'moral' squeamishness concerned more with stamping out human 'cruelty,' no matter what the social or economic costs might be.

Oldest Yellow Warbler Ever Recorded

10,000 Birds

The oldest Yellow Warbler ever documented was recaptured in June (link is very slow to load). First banded in June of 2001 at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center (where I saw my trigger bird ) she is at least 11 years old! Asides five rivers Yellow Warbler

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Vagrancy in Birds: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

The book is richly illustrated with contributions from a group of birders/photographers who were fortunate to see and document many of the vagrants covered. The Family Accounts are also a deeply informational, documented source of information for researchers.

Pam Anderson Urges End to India's Animal Testing

Critter News

It broke my heart to see the suffering that is documented in the enclosed video", wrote Anderson, in a letter sent on behalf of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). I don't always know how I personally feel about Pamela Anderson, but I can't argue with her (non-acting) work. Her letter to the Indian research facility is pretty distressing. Sounds like she watched a harsh video. For the full story, g o here to the Vancouver Sun.

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On Food/Lifestyle Disputes At Home

Animal Person

While no study has documented how frequent these clashes have become, therapists agree that the green issue can quickly become poisonous because it is so morally charged. In " Therapists Report Increase in Green Disputes " in the Environment section of today's New York Times, Leslie Kaufman reports that American households have become a battleground for beliefs about the environment.

Military Used Pigs in Brain Injury Research

Critter News

For an 11-month period that ended in December, researchers subjected pigs and rats to about 200 blasts, according to Pentagon documents and interviews. Lovely. Military researchers have dressed live pigs in body armor and strapped them into Humvee simulators that were then blown up with explosives to study the link between roadside bomb blasts and brain injury.

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Egg Companies Accused of Price Collusion

Critter News

sales and arranging instead for their export, United Egg helped tighten domestic supply and drive up the price of eggs across the country, according to newsletters and other documents that United Egg sent to its members. The Justice Department has opened investigations. It's in the Wall Street Journal.

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Leapin’ Grassquits, Sandy!

10,000 Birds

By leaving my camera on its continuous-shoot function, with manual focus, I was able to document several of one blotchy male’s oh-so-brief jumps: Pssst!

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Lessons Learned, The Finale

Animal Person

Otherwise you'd create a word document on your computer and enter your posts in that instead of on a platform designed for anyone in the world who has access to the Internet to see. After all this time it seems that. the Island's sideways world was a purgatory of sorts where the Oceanic 815 survivors were supposed to learn more lessons or go one way or the other (good or bad), but Desmond intervened to bring them all together and move forward to the light.

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Nat Geo WILD!

4 The Love Of Animals

Future episodes of Expedition Wild will focus on the wild wolves of Yellowstone; a journey with Casey trekking through Yellowstone during two key seasons — winter and spring — documenting every living thing he encounters; and a one-hour special with the complete history of his relationship with Brutus. Are you excited for the brand new channel from National Geographic? It’s called WILD and launches on Monday, March 29th, with some seriously cool new shows!

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Is Shelter Appreciation Week a Sham?

Critter News

The article documents a number of recent abuses nationwide, as well as the difficulties reformers have faced in trying to stop abuse at shelters. Nathan Winograd has an interesting piece in the Examiner about the recent HSUS Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. It's not that he's unappreciative of people that work with animals, but rather the state of many of the shelters that are being appreciated.

Casting Call!

4 The Love Of Animals

Though we might spot a pet-owner’s arm or leg on camera or perhaps hear some cooing over their cuteness, this program is all about the animals and documenting the milestone moments in their young lives. Animal Planet is creating an all new show that is all about the early lives of puppies and kittens! There is a casting call, and I wanted to share the information with you in case any of my dear readers fit the bill!

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We Want to Help the Birding Tourism Industry

10,000 Birds

Put the blog post directly into the body of the email: we will not open attached documents. With a worldwide pandemic still raging the tourism industry has taken a massive hit.

Soup kitchen for pets

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Claudia says, “People have to show us official documents to show they are on welfare or have very low wages before we help them. Germany has been one of Europe’s strong economies, but things are changing for everyone. It began with the saddest story, as great ideas often do. Claudia Hollm saw a TV show about a family who had to relinquish their dog because of economic hardship.

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Humane Society Cites Abuses at University of Minnesota

Critter News

Department of Agriculture's online inspection reports and documents in response to a Freedom of Information Act request to the National Institutes of Health's Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. All this stuff makes me sick. Don't give me that slop about universities being better than corporations.

Animal Research Grants a Waste of Taxpayer Money

Critter News

Recent published studies document that an old boys network in the federal grant award process keeps “aging cash cows” afloat while leaving younger, innovative investigators struggling. I like this letter which appeared in the Brandenton Herald (FL). President Obama promised to eliminate wasteful government spending; funding for animal research is one area that is overdue for reform. As billions flow into this waste, 44 million Americans lack adequate health care coverage.

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Suing to Stop Bird Deaths

10,000 Birds

A groundbreaking lawsuit has been filed in Ontario , in which the owner of a trio of office buildings that are particularly dangerous to migrating birds (over 7,000 documented dead birds in the last decade) is being sued for failing to prevent the carnage.

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Birds and Us: A 12,000 Year History from Cave Art to Conservation–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

The Notes are on the other hand well-worth reading, including documentation of the text and additional comments, even more stories, by Birkhead. Tim Birkhead loves to tell stories.

On Coping Mechanisms

Animal Person

And I know that, for instance, I simply don't have the skill set to be an undercover person who documents abuse. Yesterday , Abby wrote: Off topic, but I was wondering if you have any advice for those of us who are highly emotionally sensitive and also interested in animal welfare issues? I get so sad when I hear about the mistreatment of animals that it really affects me, but at the same time I want to be able to create change in the world.

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Calgary Zoo Set for External Review

Critter News

To continue their support for this institution, our community needs answers — no more accusations, no more allegations, no more irresponsible criticisms, but documented facts that will give them good reason to maintain their confidence in us,” Lanthier said.I Bowing under pressure, they are allowing an outside group of experts review their operations. But, of course, this is really all because of some extremists who want to close down all zoos.

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Rescue Ink Unleashed

4 The Love Of Animals

Check out this video from the premier episode: RESCUE INK UNLEASHED is a new weekly series that documents this unlikely group of animal activists on their crusade to save helpless, abandoned and abused animals. Did you happen to catch the premier of Rescue Ink Unleashed on Friday night? If not, be sure to set your DVR for Friday and watch, it’s a great show about an unlikely group of animal heroes.

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Why Justice for Animals Is the Social Movement of Our Time

Animal Ethics

In a study first published in 2011, my colleagues and I showed how chimpanzees used in the biomedical and entertainment industries suffered from PTSD and other mental disorders – much like the psychiatric conditions I’ve documented in human torture survivors." "There is no longer dispute among serious scientists that humans aren’t the only animals who have the capacity to suffer physically and mentally.

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