Don't Buy Animals For Your Kid Because You Saw it in a Movie

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The heroes are a pair of guinea pigs. Here is a CBS article that at least explains basic care for guinea pigs. Having cared for guinea pigs at the Seattle Animal Shelter, I can tell you that guinea pigs are certainly cute. Tags: Guinea Pigs The latest movie to prompt this kind of behavior is G-Force. They are also the messiest animals on the planet. And, they require a lot of care.

A Trip to an Animal Lab

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but did experiment on mice and guinea pigs. Tags: animal experimentation mice Guinea Pigs medical research biotech Well, kind of. It wasn't a full-fledged tour, but disturbing nonetheless. I can't really talk about what I do except that I work in government. In a brief tour of a particular biotech research company, I was taken to the animal lab. They did not experiment on primates (I asked!),

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Welsh Report Shows Increased Animal Research at Cardiff University

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In four years it experimented on 157,839 mice, 17,324 rats, 11,096 fish, 1,941 birds, 1,253 guinea pigs, 933 pigeons, 884 frogs, 207 cats, 54 rabbits and 18 tree shrews from the tropics of south-east Asia. Tags: universities animal experimentation UK animal research wales cardiff university Here's an article about an increase in animal experiments at Cardiff University in Wales.

San Francisco Considers Banning Pet Sales

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All companion animals including dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, and lizards would be considered as pets. Tags: california san francisco legislation pets Pet sales would be banned altogether, except for the sale of pet fish. If it passes, San Francisco residents would have to go to a shelter or rescue group to adopt an animal. Sounds good, but I just don't believe this will pass.

University of Utah Cited by Dept. of Agriculture

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A kitten died from dehydration as a result of too much medication, individual primates were neglected for days at a time, mice and Guinea pig cages were found to be overcrowded, and calves may have been exposed to painful situations for too long, but University of Utah officials maintain that none of the most recent animal-testing violations, released Wednesday by the United States Department of Agriculture, were intentional.

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Appeal Denied for Six Activists Convicted Under AEPA

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Huntingdon used mostly mice and rats , but also some dogs, monkeys, fish and guinea pigs , in its research in New Jersey. Tags: huntingdon animal enterprise protection act It was a 2-1 decision by the US Court of Appeals. From the Philadelphia Inquirer. Six members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty were convicted at a 2006 trial in New Jersey of conspiracy to violate the 1992 Animal Enterprise Protection Act.

USDA Issues Warning Letter to Oregon National Primate Research Center

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In December, the United States Department of Agriculture issued a warning letter to the primate center for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which regulates treatment of many commercial animals from pet kittens to laboratory guinea pigs. Tags: medical research PETA animal welfare us PETA has filed complaints about this place for years, but it's the first warning they've actually generated.

Southwest Primate Center "Celebrates" 10 Years

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And let's not forget the required sanctimonious quote from an animal researcher “Our primates are essential partners in medical progress, as are mice, rats, guinea pigs and opossums. Tags: primates medical research This place is celebrating its 10th year with ground-breaking research into what makes us all fat. By destroying the health of baboons with fast food. Fast food is bad for you? Really?)

Traveling with pets?

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And see that your pet is wearing a collar with up-to-date ID tags. Peggy Frezon, freelance writer and pet lover, has owned dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, hermit crabs, turtles and fish. Tags: guest post Guest post By Peggy Frezon , Rensselaer, New York. Lots of people travel over Memorial Day weekend. Whether you’re visiting family or checking out a new vacation spot, does your cat or dog join you?

Are We Much Better than Michael Vick?

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In university labs nationwide, scientists inflict spinal-cord injuries on dogs and cats, inject rats with carcinogens, test dangerous drugs on monkeys, and do all kinds of evil things to guinea pigs in the name of scientific research. Tags: animal cruelty Michael Vick animal rights This is an excellent opinion piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The author, an assistant professor of sociology at Tulane University, poses some important questions.