Pig Castration in Europe - An Animal Welfare Concern

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They castrate piglets in Europe for sanitary purposes (to avoid taint in the meat), but the methods are not terribly humane. Tags: europe pigs farm animal welfare This year, the European Commission will issue a research contract, worth up to €1 million for a study into alternatives to the castration of pigs and dehorning of cattle.

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Positive Responses from Animal Testers?

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Drug and chemical companies say they endorse a Europe-wide initiative intended to eventually end the use of animals in research and safety testing. Today we are at a new biological milestone, where we could, with sufficient international and political support, produce the means and the technology to test and assess the human and environmental risk of tens of thousands of chemicals per year without using animals," the report says. L'Oreal europe animal research

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Ban on Ape Testing Proposed in EU

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Europe's environment chief plans to ban laboratory tests on mankind's closest relatives -- chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans -- in a clampdown on animal testing by the drugs industry and other laboratories. Tags: europe apes Their is a proposal to ban testing on apes in the EU. Is this a solution to a problem that doesn't exist?

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Ottawa to Lobby EU Against Seal Ban

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Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea said Monday that Canadian officials will meet with EU politicians in a bid to convince them that Canada's commercial seal hunt is humane and should be exempt from a proposed seal import ban.A Tags: canada europe seal hunters seals hunting They must really be nervous.

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Belgian City Goes Vegetarian Once a Week

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I have very little regard for the human conscience when it comes to empathy outside themselves. Only when humans start to freak out about their own survival will they stop eating meat. Tags: climate global warming europe methane livestock vegetarian Last week, the City of Ghent in Belgium started eating vegetarian one day a week. Public officials and politicians will start, with school children following in September.

RSPCA Collects 68,000 Signatures Supporting an End to Animal Research

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68,315 people signed an online RSPCA petition stating "We, the undersigned, call on the British Government to work towards ending the use of animals in experiments, replacing them with humane alternatives.". Tags: animal experimentation UK europe research alternatives medical research That's an even larger number if you realize that each signature probably represents a few non-signers who feel the same way.

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Canada and Greenland Defend Seal Hunting

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Canadian fisheries ministry representative Garry Stenson said the hunt “is humane, well regulated and sustainable” and that new rules for the hunt were under review to strengthen inspections, monitoring and enforcement of animal welfare rules. Tags: canada greenland europe seal hunters seals Oh, yeah, I forgot about Greenland. They are testifying with Canada against an EU ban on seal products. Both claim that a ban would be devastating.

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Activists in Mexico Bomb Max Mara Store

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raised in the infernal fur farms, which are nothing more than concentration camps, where non-human animals are subjugated and forced to live a life of torture and imprisonment waiting for their murder, sick and crazed due to the denial of their wild natures. Max Mara has long been the target of anti-fur activists in Europe and around the world. ALF activists in Polanco Mexico bombed a Max Mara clothing shop. Max Mara is an Italian fashion house. You can read about them here.

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe During the “Dog Days of Summer”

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Like humans, dogs are susceptible to dehydration, overheating and sickness due to the sun and heat. As the preferred product for professional groomers for 22 years, Espree provides a solution-specific line with more than 75 different products created for the well-being of the pet, their devoted human and the professionals who care for them. Espree serves customers throughout Europe, Asia, Canada and the U.S.

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Dog Gone Smart Beds

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The water, oil and stain resistant fabric finishes have been used for decades in premium fashion and performance human clothing brands and fabrics used for home furnishings. Baby the Maltese recently got a chance to try out a great product from Dog Gone Smart Beds.

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From Today's New York Times

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Just days before Barbaro was humanely put down, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act was reintroduced in Congress. In an incredible juxtaposition to the fanfare of Barbaro, more than 100,000 horses were slaughtered last year in the United States and shipped to Europe and Japan for human consumption. 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.

The Secrets Inside Your Dog’s Mind

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No one in the room–neither dog nor human–can tell which cup hides the biscuit. Understanding a pointed finger may seem easy, but consider this: while humans and canines can do it naturally, no other known species in the animal kingdom can. Hare and others are trying to figure out how the intimate coexistence of humans and dogs has shaped the animal’s remarkable abilities. and Europe. “Humans are unique.

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Flight to Freedom

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ADI, which has previously rescued and relocated animals in Europe, South America and Africa have described it as one of the most complex logistical operation they have ever undertaken but say it will be worth all of the effort when the animals walk free. Four lions, rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) from a Bolivian circus when the country banned the use of animals in circuses have a new home, and a life of luxury at the ARK 2000 sanctuary in Calaveras County.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Of that, most goes toward conservation in the United States and Europe, and only a fraction is spent to protect tropical forests. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking on species, which are the basis of ecosystems that give us fresh air, water and countless other natural resources necessary for human well-being worldwide. To the Editor: “ Watching the Numbers and Charting the Losses—of Species ,” by Verlyn Klinkenborg (Editorial Observer, Oct.

It's Back! The Horror of Horse Slaughter in DeKalb

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that slaughters horses for human consumption. Since it is illegal to sell horse meat for human consumption in the U.S., you might wonder how it is that Cavel has been able to brutally slaughter horses for human consumption right here in the U.S. One can't kill horses for human consumption within the U.S., but that leaves open the possibility of slaughtering horses for human consumption abroad.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The fact that horsemeat has at times been part of humanity’s diet is not in dispute. Horses slaughtered in America today go not to feed the poor and the hungry but to satisfy the esoteric palates of wealthy diners in Europe and Japan. Americans do have a special relationship with horses, and how we treat them reveals much about our own humanity and how far we have evolved. To the Editor: Re “ We Eat Horses, Don’t We? ,” by Christa Weil (Op-Ed, March 5): Ms.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

No wonder rBGH has been banned in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Europe and Canada outlawed using hormones on dairy cows because of such human and animal health concerns. To the Editor: Re “ Don’t Cry Over rBST Milk ,” by Henry I. Miller (Op-Ed, June 29): Monsanto’s genetically engineered hormone has not held up to scrutiny.

Global Warming

Animal Ethics

They conclude: Our results suggest that future anthropogenic [human-generated] emissions would need to be eliminated in order to stabilize global-mean temperatures. s per capita greenhouse gas emissions are twice that of Europe and nearly 8 times that of China. Global warming is an animal ethics issue. As the planet warms, fragile habitats that countless animal species depend on for survival will be destroyed.

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