Michigan to Follow California on Farm Animal Welfare?

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It looks like Michigan's Big Ag is afraid they could end up with their own Proposition 2.

Wolves & Eagles No Longer Endangered in Michigan?

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That's what Michigan's State Department of Natural Resources says. Michigan's removal of the bald eagle and gray wolf from the list will be the most significant change in species protection the state has seen in years.

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PETA Files Complaint Against Michigan School

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It's a flurry of activity out there in the animal research fight! This one involves PETA and Saginaw Valley State University.

Michigan Dog Credited With Starting Internet Business

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A Michigan dog has been credited with starting a business online! Michigan Dog Credited With Starting Internet Business originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on May 10, 2010. Now this is a fun story! Well, we all know that dogs and cats are “tweeting&# , and that many have their own blogs and websites, so it should come as no surprise that a furry friend would start a business!

Best & Worst States for Animal Protection

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BEST Illinois (best) Maine Michigan Oregon California WORST Mississippi Idaho Hawaii North Dakota Kentucky. According to this Technorati article , the Humane Society rated the states on their animal protection laws. BEST STATES California (best-yay!) New Jersey Illinois Massachusetts Colorado Maine WORST STATES Ohio Hawaii Alabama North Dakota Mississippi Idaho South Dakota (worst) According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the states fell this way.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Ranks States on Animal Protection

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Among the best: California, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon. The ALDF has released a report on how different states' animal protection laws stack up. And the worst: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, South Dakota, Wyoming You can check out the whole report on their web site.

Court Overrules Federal Government on Wolf ESA Decision

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The ruling today affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Good news for wolves in the Great Lakes area. TRAVERSE CITY - State officials say they're not pleased with a federal court's ruling overturning the government's decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list for the Great Lakes region. It's in response to a lawsuit filed by several environmental groups, including The Humane Society of the United States. The U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.,

UC Davis Named in Criminal Complaint for Mistreatment of Lab Animals

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The others are the University of Michigan and University of Louisiana/New Iberia. 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. A protest will be held today at the UCD Quad (1 Shields Ave.),

Calling all Dogs: Celebrate National Dog Day with Free Ice Cream August 25

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Best Friends Pet Care is a leading national pet care company and offers boarding, daycare, grooming and training at 42 locations across 18 states, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Dear Professor Burgess-Jackson, The Michigan Law Review ’s companion journal First Impressions this week published an online symposium on Agricultural Animals and Animal Law. Best regards, Bradley Moore Executive Editor of First Impressions Michigan Law Review

Obama's Rules Freeze May Help Wolves

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Wildlife conservationists say the freeze will delay and possibly prevent the removal of gray wolves from the federal endangered species list in Montana, Idaho, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, and also in portions of Washington, Oregon, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

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Steps Towards Ending Factory Farming?

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Similar limits were approved last year in Michigan and less sweeping restrictions have been adopted in Florida, Arizona and other states. Well, maybe, although I think there is still a long way to go. Last week there was a slew of articles about the agreement in Ohio between the farm industry and animal welfare activists to expand cage sizes for calves (veal), hens and pigs. This concession was to avoid a November ballot vote a la California's Proposition 2.

Canis Lupus

Animal Ethics

When I was in law school, many years ago, I wrote a lengthy term paper entitled "The Legal Status of the Wolf ( Canis Lupus ) in Michigan, 1805-1982" for a graduate history course I was taking. A copy of the paper was deposited with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in East Lansing, where I did much of my research, but it has never been published. Here is a New York Times editorial opinion about the wolf.

Organic Milk

Animal Ethics

I spent some of the best times of my life on their farm in North Branch, Michigan. My cousins Craig and Kevin Hicks are dairy farmers, specializing in organic milk. They also sell pasture-fed beef and pasture-fed chicken. Here is their website

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ALDF Provides Grant to Fund Investigation of Animal Abuse

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to investigate the abuse of over 100 dogs by an animal hoarder in Michigan. The Animal Legal Defense Fund provided $3500.00 From the ALDF site: Dearborn, Mich.– Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced today that Dearborn dog hoarder Kenneth Lang Jr is being charged with two counts of cruelty to 10 or more animals, after more than 100 live and approximately 150 dead Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes were removed from the filthy home this past July.

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On Flow and Water

Animal Person

I watched Flow last night and though I did know about the evils of water privatization in other countries, I had no idea that communities (Michigan is featured) right here in the US are fighting huge multi-nationals for their own water.

Dog Parade at Fox Run

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Dog lovers in Novi, Michigan will be delighted this Saturday, September 24th, when the residents at Fox Run take to the the Dog Parade Runway and strut their stuff! Pugs, Cocker Spaniels, Poodles, Yorkshire Terriers, Dachshunds, and Pomeranians will be among the “models” on the runway! WHAT: A Dog Parade at Fox Run retirement community in Novi, MI, in which residents and their pets will stroll the runway to “put on the dog,” so-to speak.

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Teaching Kids Animal Compassion

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About Dr. Tim: Dr. Tim Hunt is a licensed veterinarian in both Michigan and Alaska. He and his wife Mary live on 50 acres in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with four house cats, two house dogs and 40 outdoor dogs. Choosing the right pet for your child is key. By Dr. Tim Hunt, DVM. Children can learn so many valuable lessons by caring for a pet.

Welcome Home Mama & Boris: How a Sister’s Love Saved a Fallen Soldiers Beloved Dogs

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She lives in Michigan with her son, Patrick. If you are looking for a heartwarming, uplifting story, then you really need to add Welcome Home Mama and Boris: How a Sister’s Love Saved a Fallen Soldier’s Beloved Dogs to your reading list. What a lovely story, with such a great message. Here is just a little taste of what you will find inside the book. Two big thumbs (and four small paws) way up! Be sure to pick up a copy (and some tissues too)!

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Therapy Dog Helps Boy

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By Lori Shaw, Farwell, MIchigan. This is a great story about how a therapy dog helped a boy overcome depression. Dogs, as well as other pets, have been shown to improve quality of life. A young student no one could reach…that is, no person. My yellow lab, Alex, a certified therapy dog, tugged at her leash and trotted down the elementary school hallway, eager to get to the kids we’d been visiting the past couple months. She stopped at our usual classroom.

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The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

However, 12 states, namely, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming and Wisconsin [Imagine, The Dairy State doesn't protect a woman's right to nurse!],

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