Organizations Putting Animals First

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Between running errands, working late and worrying about the bottom-line, it’s no wonder our four-legged and winged friends so often go overlooked and neglected. Understanding that threats to animals can range from illegal trafficking to utter exploitation, these leaders strive to promote the safety and protection sanctuaries offer our fury, feathered, four-legged friends. In the fast-paced world of today, it seems people are always on the go.

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Dog Whisperer and Philly Undercover Premiere Jan 7, 2012

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After Dog Whisperer, Philly Undercover, the new six-part series in which the PSPCA’s undercover police team works to eliminate dogfighting and protect all animals from abuse and neglect, premieres. You will even get to watch as Nat Geo WILD joined a two-day stakeout that leads to one of the biggest dogfighting busts in Philadelphia’s history — 14 suspects are arrested, and several horribly neglected, abused and injured dogs are saved.

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Trending Sources

Walk for Farm Animals Scheduled for this Fall

Critter News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Meredith Turner, Farm Sanctuary, 646-369-6212, mturner@farmsanctuary.org 2011 Walk for Farm Animals Aims to Raise $1 Million for Abused and Neglected Farm Animals Thousands of People in More Than 35 Cities Across North America to Gather for Family-Friendly Event That Promotes Compassion for ALL Animals WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. From the Farm Sanctuary.

Ontario Animal Welfare Law Goes Into Effect

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The provincial government says it's gone from "worst to first" and Ontario is now the only jurisdiction in Canada with special protections for law-enforcement animals like police dogs and horses. Veterinarians are now required to report any instances of abuse or neglect. It is now law as of March 1.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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sexual abuse, and animal fighting as well as neglect (such as hoarding). Such registries would help protect animals, pet guardians and communities by preventing repeat offenses from anyone with an established history of abusing animals. Through its campaign, www.ExposeAnimalAbusers.org , the animal protection organization is promoting model legislation that state legislatures could enact. I recently got an email from the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

I cannot begin to say how many incidents I’ve seen involving animal abusers who commit violent acts against humans, and animal neglecters who have also neglected their children or other human dependents. Treating cruelty to animals with the seriousness it deserves doesn’t only protect animals, it also makes the entire community safer.

Happy Tails: Ethel

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She looked very frightened, neglected and we found her to be in a lot of discomfort due to a very bad infection in her eye; she was unable to open one eye and her other eye looked very sore.

What To Do If You Find a Pit Bull

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However, any breed of dog that has been abused, neglected, or homeless may be aggressive to humans or other dogs. It may feel threatened, and animals that feel threatened instinctually protect themselves. Abused and neglected dogs may react aggressively to something that you consider non-aggressive. For example, the petting a dog’s tail; an abuser may have done something violent to the dog’s tail, and the dog may try to protect itself when you touch it there.

Preparing Your Pet for Winter

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This shelter should have an entrance that faces away from the wind, and be covered to protect against harsh weather conditions. Try to keep several cases of bottled water in food storage, since water is one of the most often neglected elements of pet disaster preparedness. The following is a great guest post from the folks at Pet Care Education! Good tips for the coming cold season. PREPARING YOUR PET FOR WINTER.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

You report that Susan Predl, a senior biologist with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, uses “distance sampling” to count the deer that managed to survive the recent county-organized, taxpayer-financed slaughter. The article’s observations regarding “rutted roads” and “long-neglected picnic groves and campgrounds” more accurately describe the pitiful condition of the reservation.

Jonathan Bennett on Revisable Morality

Animal Ethics

Many people exclude animals from moral consideration, even though they would never think to neglect, much less harm, a dog or a cat. If you haven't, then you are suppressing your sympathies, thereby protecting your moral principles from revision. There is a difficulty about drawing from all this a moral for ourselves.