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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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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Cheetah sets new world speed record!

4 The Love Of Animals

Learn more about National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative, which helped fund the documentation of the run by visiting ! Sarah the cheetah broke her own world record! © Ken Geiger/National Geographic Magazine. Sarah, an 11-year-old cheetah at the Cincinnati Zoo, broke her own world record by running 100m in 5.95 seconds on June 20, 2012. She was clocked at 61mph.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Birding the Drakensberg, South Africa

10,000 Birds

No photoshop was needed to document this bizarre creature encountered somewhere along the road. Occasionally, it seems these birds can be quite long-lived – a paper documents a recapturing of a ringed female after 10 years.

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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

Wrapping Up Birding Tourism February

10,000 Birds

Put the blog post directly into the body of the email: we will not open attached documents. We here at 10,000 Birds dedicated the month of February to highlighting a variety of birding tourism companies, destinations, and guides.

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.

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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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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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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Mammals of Madagascar (Lynx Edicions)

10,000 Birds

When you bird afar and wander wide, you carry a field guide to the birds of the region you are exploring, a pair of binoculars, likely a camera, perhaps a spotting scope and a tripod too, plus clothing, medicines, toiletries, electronics, money and documents… Did you notice the missing item?

Montezuma Winery: Carbonated Rhubarb Wine

10,000 Birds

My only previous experience with the Montezuma Winery – as documented here – was a bottle of their Red Wing, a red wine made from the Catawba grape, an often-unruly American variety.

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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USHS Alleges Animal Abuse at the University of Louisiana New Iberia Research Laboratory

Critter News

The Humane Society of the United States released the video scenes Wednesday, saying that’s only part of the documentation of what it claimed were 338 violations of federal law and policy at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s New Iberia Research Laboratory. Actually, it's more then allegations. They have video. The video footage shows monkeys biting themselves and slamming against the bars of small cages.

My Pilgrimage

10,000 Birds

The first words describing this species in Wikipedia are “poorly-documented” Before 2015, when I first saw it in Paso Ancho, it had only been reported twice on eBird outside of its Sierra Madre Occidental breeding range: once from Taxco, Mexico, and another report from Nicaragua.

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Humane Society Exposes Petland Practices

Critter News

Documented USDA violations at some of Petland's breeders and suppliers included dirty, unkempt enclosures; inadequate shelter from the cold; dogs kept in too small cages; and inadequate veterinary care. This news story slipped by in November. The Humane Society has another great investigation into the shady practices of a corporate giant. This time it's Petland, who I'm glad to say has no stores in my area (that I know of.)

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Greater Sand Plover with abnormal colouration 2018 update

10,000 Birds

The skin on the Greater Sand Plover’s legs became very orange/pink and the bill also changed colour from black to orange/pink and I documented this here. Greater Sand Plovers migrate north from Broome during March and April and we were able to document the further changes and I documented this here. Last year we had an odd observation concerning a Greater Sand Plover.

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Z. Alexander Brown: Uncaged – Cabernet Sauvignon (2017)

10,000 Birds

Just yesterday I learned that the Barn Owl ( Tyto alba ) is the only breeding bird found in New York that has been documented nesting in every month of the year.

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Birding a monastery: Zhaga, Western Sichuan

10,000 Birds

It might be about time for HBW to document this split as well … not sure why they do not update this. Zhaga monastery is a Tibetan monastery built on top of a somewhat remote mountain near the town of Yajiang.

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Celebrate Birding Tourism This Month with 10,000 Birds

10,000 Birds

Put the blog post directly into the body of the email: we will not open attached documents. The global pandemic and resulting social distancing dystopia triggered by novel coronavirus affected virtually everyone on Earth, but not all in the same way.