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.

Deadline Approaching for Animal Essays

Animal Person

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."

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Bullfighting to Appear on Spanish TV Again

Critter News

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.

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Petition to Urge Japanese Government to Require Registration of Zoo Animal Handlers

Critter News

JAZA does not have the resources necessary to properly monitor their member institutions and they do not have the authority to ensure member compliance with their own guidelines and standards. From the Petition Site. please visit and sign. The Ministry of the Environment is in the process of amending the Japanese animal protection law.

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Vick Back Home

Critter News

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.

Air Canada To Stop Shipping Lab Primates

Critter News

Airlines in Canada must obtain approval from the CTA to revise their shipping guidelines. Excellent news! Animal advocacy groups have been lobbying for this for a while. Thank you Air Canada! The announcement below comes verbatim from the Pacific Free Press.they still need approval from the Canadian Transportation Agency though.

Animal Stories Wanted

Animal Person

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.

British Center Working On Animal Replacement in Research?

Critter News

The Centre funds high-quality 3Rs research, organises workshops and symposia to disseminate and advance the 3Rs, and develops 3Rs information resources and guidelines. We'll see. I just signed up for the e-newsletter. The group is called NC3E (National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research).

Canadian Council Says Mouse Pain Study Was Ethical

Critter News

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.

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

4 The Love Of Animals

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. Today’s topic, as you might have already guessed, is the importance of proper nutrition. Good health starts with the right diet, and this isn’t just true for people!

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On ANIMAL EQUALITY, by Joan Dunayer

Animal Person

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. And now that I've read Animal Equality and begun Speciesism , I think I know why.

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Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

Critter News

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.

The benefits of good puppy food

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

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Pet First Aid – What to Do in an Emergency

4 The Love Of Animals

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. To supplement these basic VCA CPR guidelines, many local American Red Cross chapters offer hands-on training in pet first aid procedures. When a pet gets injured or stops breathing, it can be a stressful and frightening situation.

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

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

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Is fostering the answer? We think it is.

4 The Love Of Animals

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. Animals in the tri-state area are euthanized daily, rescue groups are unable to save as many lives as they wish, and animals spend years in boarding kennels while awaiting adopters to fall in love with them.

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Choosing a food that is right for you and your dog

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Critter News

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.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

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.

Unlikely Healer Walks on Three Paws

4 The Love Of Animals

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?” Half a decade ago, in a little mountain town about 60 miles northeast of San Diego, a feral kitten dragged his front left leg uselessly. The dog-loving owners of the property in Julian where he sought refuge rushed him to the local veterinarian, who informed them that if his leg was amputated, he could live as an indoor cat.

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