Sri Lanka Attempts to Establish Animal Research Guidelines

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Last Monday (January 18, 2010), this country reached a milestone with regard to animal research when a booklet on the ‘Guidelines for Ethics Review of Research Proposals Involving Animals in Sri Lanka’, was launched at a simple ceremony held at the Colombo Medical Faculty presided over by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Prof. From the Sunday Times in Sri Lanka.

Purina Waggin’ Train Treats Giveaway

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Each package has feeding guidelines that are based on a maximum of 10 percent of the daily calorie needs for an average dog. Purina Waggin’ Train dog treats are sure to be a hit with your dog!

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Deadline Approaching for Animal Essays

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Submission guidelines are here : PASS IT ON. " Creative Nonfiction is seeking essays about the bonds--emotional, ethical, biological, physical, or otherwise--between humans and animals. We're looking for stories from a variety of viewpoints. For the past 16 years, Creative Nonfiction has devoted itself to publishing vividly-written literary nonfiction on a variety of topics. The postmark deadline is April 2, 2010."

Bullfighting to Appear on Spanish TV Again

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In 2006, guidelines prohibited the showing of live bullfights because the "violent images" were unsuitable to be broadcast between 6 and 8 pm, during hours when children were most likely to be watching. From the Telegraph. State-financed broadcaster RTVE said it would screen a bullfight from the city of Valladolid on September 5, overturning a ban imposed under the previous socialist government.

Vick Back Home

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Vick’s construction job is part of his probation, and he was to find out more about the restrictions he faces in home confinement from the probation officers, though it was not clear if those guideline were laid out Thursday. Vick has returned to his home in Virginia. From the AJC: He will spend the next two months being monitored at home and working a $10-an-hour job as a construction laborer.

Canadian Council Says Mouse Pain Study Was Ethical

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In our reading of the national guidelines, this came very close to a violation. I understand that, per the researcher's words, you have to create pain to study pain, but was this study really necessary? There's just something that sits in my gut and says this is wrong. From CBC News. The research in question took place over many years and involved inducing various degrees of pain in mice using methods such as dipping their tails in hot water or injecting them with mustard oil or vinegar.

Unlikely Healer Walks on Three Paws

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These lessons are guidelines for living a healthy tolerant and fulfilled life and are the underpinnings of “Henry’s World,” and “What’s the Matter with Henry?”

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Give your dog the best dog food for the best health! #GetHealthyHappy

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Hill’s has some helpful guidelines for transitioning your dogs or cat’s diet. As part of the Hill’s® Science Diet® “Healthier Pets. Happier Lives.” ” campaign, I’m sharing tips to help you keep your pets happy and healthy.

Pet First Aid – What to Do in an Emergency

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While no one can be prepared for all emergencies, there are some simple guidelines you should follow and things to look for if your pet seems ill or is involved in an accident. When a pet gets injured or stops breathing, it can be a stressful and frightening situation.

Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

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This new law provides specific guidelines for experimentation on live animals: specifically, scientific research on animals at universities is allowable only when it meets criteria deeming it “absolutely essential;” any other experiments are prohibited for educational purposes at the elementary, intermediate and higher education levels, and completely banned in facilities outside of university research labs.

Animal Stories Wanted

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Guidelines : Essays must be: unpublished, 5,000 words or less, postmarked by November 13, 2009, and clearly marked “Animals” on both the essay and the outside of the envelope. Now's your (/my) chance! In my inbox yesterday evening was the following from the Associate Editor of Creative Nonfiction . U PCOMING THEME: Animals For an upcoming issue, we're seeking new essays about the bonds--emotional, ethical, biological, physical, or otherwise--between humans and animals.

Puppy Chow: Do’s and Don’ts of Feeding Your Little Pup

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In order to ensure that owner’s of new puppies are prepared to feed their new pet, the following guidelines have been designed to explain the basics of new puppy feeding. A new puppy’s boundless energy will require some serious puppy chow as soon as they arrive at their new home. However, because a new puppy’s nutritional needs are very different from an adult dog’s, they may need some extra special care in their feeding.

The benefits of good puppy food

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The feeding guidelines printed on the puppy food label are well researched and should be followed unless a veterinarian says otherwise. The first two years of a dog’s life are critical to its longevity and lifelong health. The food a puppy eats during this crucial time frame will make a huge difference to not only its energy and happiness as an adult dog, but to the health of the coat, teeth, and vital organs.

Choosing a food that is right for you and your dog

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Providing you follow these basic guidelines, you can be sure that you are helping your pet to live long, healthy and happy lives. Since their initial domestication, dogs have been fed scraps from their owners until commercial pet food became readily available in the 1940’s. The convenience of ‘ready-made’ dog meals has been the key to its success, and since then many brands and varieties have been created, all coupled with great marketing strategies utilizing colorful labels and pictures.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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She said that there were guidelines on how to treat animals and that, in medical ethics, they are considered "sacrifices." So, I belong to this book group of 5 to 7 women. I've been with the group for a while and it's not bad. I do enjoy reading books and discussing them, but I have a quandary that I'm going to post about. There is one member of this group who works for a pharmaceutical company. She is the "science" one and likes to call herself an "independent" on the political landscape.

Is fostering the answer? We think it is.

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As a foster parent, you can set certain guidelines with the rescue group as to what type of animal you prefer. NEW JERSEY – Animal shelters are full, they have no space, they often have no money, and they have a small amount of dedicated volunteers.

From Today's New York Times

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in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and schools can be reimbursed for selling them. To the Editor: Re “ The School Cafeteria, on a Diet ” (Business Day, Sept. 5): While we need to ensure that healthier foods are sold in vending machines and served during school celebrations, parents should also know that the “strict nutrition standards” that govern federally subsidized school lunch programs still fall short of being truly healthy for children.

On ANIMAL EQUALITY, by Joan Dunayer

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She also explores pronouns and metaphors, and she even offers style guidelines and a thesaurus of "Alternatives to Speciesist Terms." A handful Animal Person readers since May of 2006, when I started this then-daily blog, have asked me if I've read Joan Dunayer.