PETA Criticizes University of Kansas

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We recently posted about the University of Kansas which, in response to USDA-cited lab violations, is spending about $1 million on lab renovations (although now I'm hearing it's more like $700,000.) Tags: animal research Kansas PETA Now PETA is saying that the NIH (National Institutes of Health) should take back the grant money it gave the university. Sorry for the cynicism, but.HAH! Good luck with that argument! The NIH doesn't take back grant money.

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Kansas University Tries to Correct Welfare Violations

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Kansas University Medical Center was nailed by USDA inspectors for violations including improper treatment for sick animals, aging facilities and failing to provide appropriate enrichment opportunities for animals who appear to be under psychological stress.

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Getting a Kitten from Kansas

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It's a two-week old kitten from Kansas. I am no fan of breeders, I'll admit it. I think there are many disreputable breeders, I think they are increasing a bloated supply of pets, and I think there are many purebreds already available from shelters. Are there good breeders out there that care for their animals and run their business out of pure love of their work and the animals? Sure, but I just don't think it helps the problem of pet overpopulation.

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Thousands Offered for Primate Freedom

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An animal rights activist has offered $30,000 to anyone who facilitates the freeing of primates, or the end of vivisection, at the University of Kansas, a place cited for numerous animal welfare violations. Tags: University of Kansas animal research vivisection primates He does not condone violent or illegal acts. Good luck.

Dick Vitale vs. Dolphins in Bracket Challenge

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Gulf Coast over Georgetown and LaSalle over Kansas St, proving that mayhem is everywhere making it difficult for even the most knowledgeable basketball analysts to predict what will happen. Seems that some dolphins are getting in on the March Madness!

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December 26 Podcast Uploaded

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This week's stories: PETA demands that the National Institutes of Health take back grant money awarded to the University of Kansas; The Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums prepares to investigate the Calgary Zoo next year; Convicted dog fighter Michael Vick receives an award in courage from the Philadelphia Eagles; Canada tries to find a public relations firm to counter anti-seal coverage; and a Washington State man is convicted of selling bear gall bladders.

Mad Cow Disease Appears in California

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Nationally, California ranks behind Texas, Kansas and Nebraska in total cattle numbers. Potentially bad news for California Agriculture. Read the full story here at the LA Times. The reemergence of mad cow disease, discovered in a California dairy cow, could have major implications for the state’s meat industry, even though officials have said that the human food supply is unaffected. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy hasn’t been found in U.S.

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, David Berkowtiz (“The Son of Sam”), Albert DeSalvo (“The Boston Strangler”) and Dennis Rader (Kansas’ “BTK killer”) all abused animals before their other crimes, as did many of the teenagers who went on shooting rampages at their high schools: Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris (Columbine, CO), Luke Woodham (Pearl, MS) and Kip Kinkel (Springfield, OR). I recently got an email from the Animal Legal Defense Fund.