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

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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?

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Almagordo Chimp Story Hits the Los Angeles Times

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Story continues to gain media attention.

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

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2009 Animal Rights Conference Scheduled for July 16-20

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It's in Los Angeles this year.

Tom Regan on Endangered Species

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Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 360 [italics in original] [first edition published in 1983 The rights view is not opposed to efforts to save endangered species.

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 is declaring February 29 “Friskies Plus Day”!

Tom Regan on Utilitarianism

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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

Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

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In issuing its condemnation of established cultural practices, the rights view is not antibusiness, not antifreedom of the individual, not antiscience, not antihuman. It is simply projustice, insisting only that the scope of justice be seen to include respect for the rights of animals.

Event: Save a Stray for the Holidays

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Found Animals Foundation to Host Spectacular “Save a Stray for the Holidays” Adoption Event at 14 Los Angeles Animal Care Centers. The unique and unparalleled Los Angeles-wide event will unfold simultaneously at 14 City and County animal care center locations; this will mark the first time such a feat has been accomplished. WHERE: 14 Los Angeles City and County Animal Care Center Locations. FIND YOUR DIAMOND IN THE “RUFF”.

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.

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!

Tom Regan on the Use of Animals in Science

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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.

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.

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.

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 ?

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.

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.

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

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.),

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.

Legal Rights for Animals

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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! Angelina Jolie and Jane Goodall photo by Eric Liebowitz. Animal lovers, this is a very special event!

Hilary Swank joins Home 4 The Holidays

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2008 Hilary Swank adopted Rumi through IH4TH at a Los Angeles shelter. Founded by Helen Woodward Animal Center and supported by Iams, the Iams Home 4 the Holidays campaign began in 1999 with just 14 participating animal shelters in San Diego County.

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.

Tom Regan on Human Chauvinism

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Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 31 [italics in original; endnote omitted] [first edition published in 1983 There is a neglected other side to the anthropomorphic coin.

Tom Regan on Kant's View of Animals

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Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 174-5 [italics in original; ellipsis added; endnote omitted] [first edition published in 1983

Do you look like your pet?

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Twenty Semi-Finalists will each receive $500 cash, and those who are declared Finalists will receive an expense paid trip for two plus their “Pooch”, which includes airfare and accommodations to Los Angeles to compete for the National Championship. The All American Pet Company™, makers of super premium dog food brands Bow Wow Breakfast™ Cereal and Grrr-nola™ Natural Dog Food, announces its first ever Bow Wow Million Dollar Look-a-Like Contest.

From Today's New York Times

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Tracy Reiman Executive Vice President People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Los Angeles, Oct. To the Editor: Re “ New Way to Help Chickens Cross to Other Side ” (front page, Oct. 22): PETA is proud to see that its hard work behind the scenes with Bell & Evans and other companies to encourage implementation of this new, less cruel form of slaughter is finally coming to fruition.

On Deep Vegan Outreach and Dr. Ray Greek

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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).

Tom Regan on Harm to Animals

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Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 97-8 [italics in original; endnote omitted] [first edition published in 1983

National Justice for Animals Week

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From the young boy who rescued Adam and identified his abusers to the prosecutors who oversee a unique Animal Cruelty Prosecution program within the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, ALDF wants to applaud those who are fighting animal cruelty and honoring animal victims during National Justice for Animals Week.” From the better late then never category, the ALDF is having a National Justice for Animals Week to raise awareness about animal abuse.

We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled.

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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.

Tom Regan on Rights

Animal Ethics

Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 267-8 [ellipsis added] [first edition published in 1983 Whether individuals have legal rights depends on the laws and other legal background (e.g.,

Tom Regan on Cruelty

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Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 197-8 [italics in original; endnote omitted] [first edition published in 1983 Cruelty is manifested in different ways.