Scandal at Los Angeles Animal Shelter

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animal shelter management Los Angeles california animal sheltersLA Animal Services is the subject of an internal investigation surrounding missing animals. At first, it sounds like employees may have been taking them, but volunteers had access too. Excerpt from CityWatch. Brenda Barnette, General Manager of the Animal Services Department, said 64 animals have disappeared from six shelters in roughly a year,” Zanhiser reports. “Of

From Today's Los Angeles Times

Animal Ethics

Lisa Edmondson, Los AngelesTo the editor: The gorilla Harambe’s killing at the Cincinnati Zoo surely calls our society to ask if it is moral or just to keep animals in a prison to be used, at worst, as objects of entertainment or, at best, under the guise of “education.” (“ Harambe the gorilla dies, meat-eaters grieve ,” Opinion, June 5) Is there no accountability on the part of the parents of the child who found himself in the gorilla exhibit?

Almagordo Chimp Story Hits the Los Angeles Times

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Story continues to gain media attention.

High Noon Birding in the Mountains of Los Angeles

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For now, I present a story of an excellent day''s birding on a visit to Los Angeles last week.]. There are two excellent things about birding Los Angeles County: the weather is always beautiful (well, maybe hot, but I’m one of those no-humidity=great weather people) and the diverse range of birding habitats. And, I had previously purchased an Adventure Pass, which allows you to park in certain areas of the Angeles National Forest, a part of the San Gabriel Mountains.

LA Times "Rodent of the Week" Simply PR for Animal Research

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Tags: Los Angeles animal research

2009 Animal Rights Conference Scheduled for July 16-20

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It's in Los Angeles this year.

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In Search of the White Wagtail at Cabrillo Beach

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When a White Wagtail was found on 10 December at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, just south of Los Angeles, I was pretty stoked. After all, I would be arriving in southern California on 19 December, landing in Los Angeles at LAX, about thirty minutes from the site of the sighting. … Trips Cabrillo Beach California dipping Los Angeles Twitching

DogLand and DOTT App launch party #DogLovingRevolution

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The party is being held in Los Angeles, but the exact location can only be found by checking out … Continue reading → The post DogLand and DOTT App launch party #DogLovingRevolution appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals DogLand along with DOTT Dog Tag is having a secret location launch party on September 30th, 2015 and you are invited!

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Warning! Sad Story Ahead

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A beagle rescued from a laboratory in Spain and brought to the Los Angeles has run off and his humans are trying to find him. :-(. This is such a sad story. sad story animal research spain california dogs animal laboratories beagles

CATS for Cats

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Dynamic duo Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) and Brendan Robinson (Pretty Little Liars) walk the red carpet at Kitty Bungalow’s CATS for Cats benefit concert at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. The stars turned out for the 2nd annual CATS for Cats charity event on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

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Bob Barker Donates $1.5 Million to LA Zoo

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Along with about 200 Los Angeles Zoo employees, children and community members gathered today at City Hall, rock guitarist Slash pledged his support for completing the zoo’s Pachyderm Forest. Some animal-rights activists said the area still would not provide enough roaming room, and Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas suggested that the zoo’s lone Asian elephant be sent instead to the Performing Animal Welfare Society, a sanctuary in San Andreas.

Mexican Senators Look at Banning Bullfights

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Maria de los Angeles Moreno, who is sponsoring the bill, said. I'm very, very surprised. And not very optimistic. Mexico is notorious for its bullfights and lack of animal rights. But, still, I can't dismiss it. From Fox News (blech). Senators from the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, are working on legislation to ban bullfights and guarantee animal rights in Mexico, a lawmaker said.

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Leap Day is Friskies Plus Day!

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The amazing Canstructure will feature thousands of cans of Friskies Plus, all of which will be donated to three Los Angeles cat rescue organization after Wednesday’s event. Friskies will donate the cans used to build the Friskies Plus Catstruction to three Los Angeles based cat rescue organizations; The Lange Foundation , Kitt Crusaders and Kitten Rescue each will receive thousands of cans of Friskies Plus. Friskies is declaring February 29 “Friskies Plus Day”!

Woof Wednesday: A star is born!

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When Jahnna moved to Los Angeles to go after her dream of becoming an actress, she never guessed that it would be her long hair Chihuahua, Gizmo, that would be a star! Gizmo stole the limelight and started getting work! He even has his own web series where the camera follows him around to showcase his life, being on set, and the bond between him and his owner! Check out his series and become a fan [link] !

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Bird Found on Plane

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A songbird was found on a flight between Taiwan and Los Angeles and authorities believed it escaped from the custody of someone trying to smuggle it. The bird was not identified to species, which is kind of frustrating. This serves as a reminder that there are always jerks out there willing to break the law to fulfill demand from other jerks who don’t understand that wild birds should be left in the wild. Asides

Sea Shepherd Busts Whale Meat Importer

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Today, according to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Ginichi Y Ohira was charged in Los Angeles federal court with selling whale meat in violation of the Federal Marine Mammal Protection Act. From examiner.com. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is just about ready to chalk up a win against a California seafood dealer who imported endangered whale meat from Tokyo and sold it to Califorian restaurants.

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Write to Your Congressional Representatives to Help the Almagordo Chimps

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Dear Senator Murray, I have read articles in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times about the chimpanzees at Holloman Air Force Base. Here is the text we sent to Congressman Jim McDermott and Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray. It's based on the suggested text we saw on the web site for Physicians for Responsible Medicine.

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“The Edge,” an LA novel of sex, drugs, alt-rock, and (some) birds

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The protagonist is Adam Fairhead, a Brit in Los Angeles who runs a record company. As of this writing, it appears, from this City of Los Angeles website , that, however lovely Ernest E.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of April 2018?

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Hopefully, you can find consolation for this oversight in the fact that I saw lots of juicy (figuratively, not literally) birds from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. With all of my gallivanting across a small swath of the American Southwest last week, I plumb forgot to ask you where you were birding. But here we are again, facing a weekend with unlimited birding potential… I’m back in wintry Rochester wondering how I’m going to spot American Woodcocks in a snowstorm.

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UC Davis Named in Criminal Complaint for Mistreatment of Lab Animals

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From the Los Angeles Chronicle. The University of California, Davis is the focus of a major federal complaint charging it and two other nationally known university research centers have killed dozens of primates through traumatic injuries, veterinary negligence and other violations. The others are the University of Michigan and University of Louisiana/New Iberia. A protest will be held today at the UCD Quad (1 Shields Ave.),

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Controversial Elephant Death at San Diego Zoo

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Here's the full article from the Los Angeles Times. An animal rights group has called for a federal investigation into the death of an elephant at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Umoya, a 21-year-old African elephant, died Thursday, possibly due to injuries suffered during an attack by another elephant. The Northern California-based In Defense of Animals called for the Department of Agriculture, which does inspections of zoos, to investigate Umoya's death.

Rescue Spotlight: Kitten Rescue

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Founded in 1997, it has become one of the largest animal rescue groups in Los Angeles. Kitten Rescue’s goal is to help Los Angeles become a no-kill city. WHEN: Saturday, September 11th, 2010 WHERE: The Skirball Cultural Center, Ahmanson Hall, Los Angeles. Kitten Rescue is a wonderful animal rescue organization! They are non-profit, and they are totally volunteer run!

Tom Regan on the Use of Animals in Science

Animal Ethics

Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 388 [first edition published in 1983 All that the rights view prohibits is science that violates individual rights. If that means that there are some things we cannot learn, then so be it. There are also some things we cannot learn by using humans, if we respect their rights. The rights view merely requires moral consistency in this regard. (

Now Casting: Naughty Cats!

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Must live in/around the Los Angeles or NYC area. Do you have a naughty cat? Does your cat’s behavior drive you, or others, crazy? Does your cat have what it takes to be on the Animal Planet show, My Cat From Hell ? They are now casting for crazy cats who need some help from cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy! From excessively growling, meowing, nipping, scratching, biting, ruining furniture, tearing the house upside down, escaping, etc.,

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More Evidence That Cats Belong Indoors

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You can read more about the study in the Los Angeles Times , on the American Bird Conservancy website , or on the site produced by those who did the study. A new study conducted in Athens, Georgia, by National Geographic and the University of Georgia put cameras on house cats allowed outdoors. Thirty percent of the cats killed wild animals, an average of two kills per week.

Tom Regan on Wild Animals

Animal Ethics

Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 361 [italics in original] [first edition published in 1983 With regard to wild animals, the general policy recommended by the rights view is: let them be! Since this will require increased human intervention in human practices that threaten rare or endangered species (e.g.,

Pet Love Closes its Doors in Beverly Hills

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Our work here in Los Angeles sends the strongest possible message everywhere that pet shops are supplied by puppy millers,” said Paul Berry, Best Friends chief executive officer. “If This is awesome. Pet Love is a business that sells animals from puppy mills.) The Beverly Center, an upscale shopping mall in Beverly Hills, California, has announced it will terminate Pet Love’s lease sometime in the next few months. Best Friends made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday.

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What’s the Next ABA-Countable Exotic?

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Outside of Florida, there are also growing populations in Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Houston. Red-masked Parakeet, a near-threatened endemic of southwestern Ecuador and northwestern Peru, has sizeable population clusters in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. Perhaps not as widespread but perhaps more numerous overall, Mitred Parakeet has a population in Los Angeles as well as a very large one in the Miami area.

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Second Annual National Family Pack Walk

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What began as a regional event in Los Angeles in 2011 has expanded to include a series of local Pack Walks around the country between September 24 – 30, led by North Shore Animal League America national shelter partners and Mutt-i-grees Curriculum schools. Cesar Millan, and Scooby-Doo have partnered again for the Second Annual National Family Pack Walk on September 29 in Washington, D.C.

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Fix Nation

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Caring for the homeless cat population in Los Angeles, FixNation , offers free spay and neuter services to caregivers of community cats. FixNation uses Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), which is a community-based program that involves trapping homeless, free-roaming cats, getting them spayed or neutered, and then returning the cats to the exact spot where they were trapped so they can live out the rest of their natural lives. The group has more than 7,000 volunteers locally who do this.

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On Deep Vegan Outreach and Dr. Ray Greek

Animal Person

2) If you live in Los Angeles, you are probably more aware of the goings-on around the panel discussion that will involve Dr. Ray Greek and members of the Pro-Test community at UCLA. This week I asked "Is this 'War'?" over at Animal Rights and AntiOppression and I welcome comments (and will respond to the current ones shortly).

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Legal Rights for Animals

Animal Ethics

Here is a Los Angeles Times story about California's Proposition 2, which passed yesterday. I'm ambivalent about the proposition. On the one hand, it improves the lives of many farm animals. On the other hand, it entrenches the idea that they may be used as mere means to human ends. In the long run, measures such as this may make things worse for farm animals

Tom Regan on Utilitarianism

Animal Ethics

Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 315 [italics in original; ellipsis added] [first edition published in 1983 The initial attractiveness of utilitarianism as a moral theory on which to rest the call for the better treatment of animals was noted in an earlier context. Because animals are sentient (i.e.,

Dog Whisperer: Inside Puppy Mills

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With hidden cameras, LCA operatives spot-check several Los Angeles County kennels — essentially dog-breeding facilities that may be exceeding legal capacity limits. Add another voice to the growing choir of those speaking out against puppy mills! DOG WHISPERER: INSIDE PUPPY MILLS. Friday, May 8 at 9PM ET/PT.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of April 2017)

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Corey had a wonderful weekend in Southern California racking up year birds in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. You believe in birthday birds , right? By “believe,” of course, I mean you desire them and seek them out to commemorate another year of life.

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Race for the Rescues

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This day of fun with Hollywood flair will raise funds for seven Los Angeles animal rescues, all non-profit 501c3 organizations, who together help save thousands of animal lives. This is Los Angeles’s premier animal-related fundraising event benefiting the following non-profit rescue organizations: The Rescue Train, Best Friends Animal Society, Animal Alliance, A Dog’s Life Rescue, Stray Cat Alliance, Four-Legged Friends Foundation, and Molly’s Mutts & Meows.

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We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled.

Animal Person

The Los Angeles Times went to the heart of this matter when it concluded: What happened in Honduras is a classic Latin American coup in another sense: Gen. by Mark Weisbrot, Los Angeles Times, July 23, 2009 [link] (July 23, 2009). We interrupt regularly scheduled deconstructing, editorializing, commenting and ranting to bring you a letter from John Perkins : Dear Friends Speaking of Democracy, Honduras, and President Obama.

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Jane Goodall Live

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Oh how I wish that I could be there myself, but for those of you in the Los Angeles area, take note! Commemorating a half century since she first journeyed to Africa to study the behavior of the wild chimpanzee, iconic research pioneer Jane Goodall will appear in theaters nationwide via satellite broadcast live from Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 27, at 8:00 p.m. Angelina Jolie and Jane Goodall photo by Eric Liebowitz. Animal lovers, this is a very special event!

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Teach Your Dog To Go Potty On Command!

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She is an author, television and radio personality and dubbed “Best Dog Trainer in LA&# by Los Angeles Magazine. Today we welcome top Celebrity dog trainer and behavioral expert Inger Martens as a guest blogger. Her B.A. in Mass Communications and Human Psychology helped create her unique training tips for dog owners. Inger has twenty-plus years of training Hollywood’s A list and their pups.

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Birding Mount Baldy in June

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The mountains of southern California are a necessary escape from the heat, smog, and suburbia that can plague the denizens of places like Orange County and Los Angeles. The highest point in Los Angeles County, at 10,068 feet (3,069 meters), it is a refuge in all seasons, considering the ski area carved out of its eastern flank, which is actually in San Bernardino County.

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A Tale of Three Magnificent Frigatebirds (Two I help, one tries to kill me)

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I happened to work at that facility, for International Bird Rescue at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center , part of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network. So, this bird’s care was given to me since I had been involved with the Los Angeles bird four years before. My colleague Marie Travers needed to go to our Los Angeles center on other business so when he was ready, so she took him with her to release.

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On Blogs, Films and.

Animal Person

First the news, in case you haven't heard: Animal Acres in Los Angeles now has a blog by Philip called Vegan Sanctuary. Check it out! Tribe of Heart's heartbreaking yet inspiring Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home is premiering at the Moondance International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado on September 26-27. For more information and to get the code for a widget to display your support on your Facebook page or blog, go here. As for "and. "

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Sell your House with Birds!

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Prices may not yet be as high as Auckland, which is more expensive that London or Los Angeles (without, I should point out, those city’s higher wages, plus you have to live in Auckland, with, you know, Aucklanders), but Auckland’s stratospheric market is impacting here in Wellington. I’m beginning the process of looking to buy a first home, which as anyone my age or younger can tell you is a pretty frustrating process.

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