Some Good News In NJ Farm Animals Case

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In a unanimous decision, New Jersey’s Supreme Court rejected a broad challenge by animal protection advocates to the state’s rules on the care of farmed animals) but struck down regulations that regard husbandry practices as being “humane” merely because they are routine. Farm Bureau spokesperson expressed disappointment at the decision while animal protection advocates deemed it a victory. Thanks to Farmed Animal Net for this information from August 8.

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The Girlie Girl Army - “your guide to glamazon living&# ; a website featuring eco-friendly news, food & fashion for women. Tags: Animal Rights Animal Welfare Environmental Concerns Farmed Animals Veganism animal agriculture and the environment Animal Protection Organizations farm sanctuary vegan food Barnivore - This website can help you determine which beers/wines/alcohols are vegan and which aren’t.

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“FedEx Panda Express” Brings Giant Pandas to France

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“The arrival of Huan Huan and Yuan Zi is a historic eventfor ZooParc de Beauval, marking the accomplishment of a great collaboration with China and a lifelong commitment to animals and their protection. news people helping animals

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Mark Zuckerberg ‘Likes’ Two New Dogs

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They have a protective instinct and will even sleep across thresholds within your house, taking position. This breed is incredibly loyal and penchant for protection. cute animals guest post newsLA-Based Zoom Room CEO and Dog Training Expert Explores the Breeds He Chose.

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Quash the Squash

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The RSPCA are trying to raise awareness of its urgent campaign to protect the welfare of UK meat chickens. Tags: news Right now, the UK government is considering new EU legislation that may increase the number of chickens allowed in rearing sheds.

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Jane Goodall Institute’s New President

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The Jane Goodall Institute, which was founded in 1977, is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. Tags: news people helping animals Maureen P. Smith is the new of the Jane Goodall Institute.

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Flight to Freedom

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About Animal Defenders International (ADI): With offices in Los Angeles, London and Bogota, Animal Defenders International (ADI) campaigns to protect animals in entertainment; replacement of animals in experiments; worldwide traffic in endangered species; vegetarianism; factory farming; pollution and conservation. ADI gathered evidence has led to campaigns and legislative action all over the world to protect them. Tags: news people helping animals rescues webvideos

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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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. It should be motivation enough to protect our animals from repeat offenders – and any abuse of any kind.”. Tags: news

Dog Death Squads in China

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Make a donation to help IFAW end dog culls in China and to protect animals around the world from similar cruelty. Tags: news people helping animals I got this email from the IFAW recently and had to post it. I can’t even imagine being in a position where my government was telling me to kill my dog, or have it beaten to death. This is truly horrible, and hopefully the IFAW will be able to help stop it with your help.

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IFAW rescuers have mobilized to Japan

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With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and advocates for the protection of wildlife and habitats. news people helping animalsRescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org ) have mobilized to Japan to conduct an assessment and assist with animal rescue efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan.

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

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Your dog’s instinct is to protect the family. Tags: events news pet care Did you know that May 16-22 is National Dog Bit Prevention Week? Neither did we! That is, not until we got an email from the USPS. Now that we know, we are happy to spread the word. They are working hard to help spread that word about how to prevent dog bites. Here are the tips and stats that they sent us: Nearly 2,900 letter carriers were bitten by dogs last year, yet that pales in comparison to the 4.7

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Polar Bears Keep "Threatened" Status

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This is good news. For the full story, here's the link to the Environmental News Network. A federal judge on Thursday upheld a 2008 decision to protect polar bears throughout their range as a “threatened” species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The listing was the result of a 2005 petition and litigation filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace.

Worst Opinion Piece from Thanksgiving

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I was reading this nasty, mean-spirited "opinion piece" in the Detroit News and thinking, "Wow, what asshole is this guy?" Then I found out it's a representative from the Center for Consumer Freedom, a "a nonprofit coalition supported by restaurants, food companies and consumers to promote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices."

On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

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Here's the good news: This is a very readable explanation of how animals in the Hundred Heartbeat Club (there are 100 or fewer individuals in the wild today) got to be in the club. For only $450,000, we could buy almost all of the habitat neded to protect Ecuador's remaining frogs.

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Mexican Town Opposes Bullfighting

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From Latino Fox News. More than 220 organizations, headed by the World Society for the Protection of Animals, are collecting signatures worldwide to petition the United Nations to adopt the proposed Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare. Mexico's first "anti-bullfighting" town has signed a petition calling on the United Nations to approve a universal declaration on animal welfare.

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AETA Charges Dismissed

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This is very good news from July 13, reported in Action for Animals Austin. In fact, he said their activities were protected free speech. A U.S. district court judge today dismissed federal charges against the AETA 4, four activists charges with acts of terrorism under the Animal Enterprise Terrorist Act. In his ruling the judge stated that federal prosecutors did not show how any of the supposed activities these activists were engaged in amounted to crimes.

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Sleep Number True Silver Blanket

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Not only is it so soft, with it’s 300 thread-count cotton sateen cover, but it has natural allergy protection which will never wash or wear out! Yes pet loving friends, you read that right, natural allergy protection in your blanket! I’m very excited to share this with you!

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Efforts to Rescue Lolita the Orca from Miami

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Read the rest of the article in the Courthouse News Service. The activists claim Lolita is being "kept in an inadequate tank, without companions of her own species or adequate protection from the sun.". Animal-rights activists claim an orca is being held in an "inadequate tank" in the Miami Seaquarium. They sued the National Marine Fisheries Service for excluding captive killer whales from listing under the Endangered Species Act.

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Organizations Putting Animals First

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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. Run by a very qualified staff, the organization’s employees boast a collective 40 years’ experience in animal protection in addition to their numerous accolades and certifications including MBAs, law degrees and more.

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Portugal Pursued by EU for Poor Environmental Policies

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From the Portugal News. The European Commission said on Wednesday it is pursuing legal action against Portugal for breaching nature protection legislation. The resort falls within a site protected by the Habitats Directive and in the vicinity of a Special Area of Conservation for wild birds (Costa Sudoeste sites). Oh, it's no surprise that the Portuguese are allowing rampant development for tourism. But I'm glad the EU is calling them on it.

New Blood Sport Involves.Canaries?

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From the WTF files.and reported by the Associated Content news site. Channel 8 News raised more than a few eyebrows when it reported on a Shelton canary fighting ring that caused 150 birds to be placed into protective custody and thrust 19 suspects with their first and last names into the public eye. Canary fighting is the new blood sport in Shelton, Conn. Aficionados range in age from 26 to 62, and it is more widespread than you think.

We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled.

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broke the news that Chiquita was represented by a powerful Washington law firm, Covington & Burling LLP, and its consultant, McLarty Associates (2). 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. In writing my new book Hoodwinked (Random House, Nov 2009 publication date), I recently visited Central America.

Listen Today on WALO Radio

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Susan e-mailed after receiving RPA's news release on the organization's recent mailing to the governors of all 50 states about our land-grant universities' (LGUs') meat-industry problem. Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends! Today, March 30th, at 3:00 East Coast time, Susan Soltero of Puerto Rico will interview me live on the air at WALO Radio about Responsible Policies for Animals' 10,000 Years Is Enough campaign to get our universities out of the meat industry!

An Animal Welfare First in Spain

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From Spanish News - RTN (Round Town News). He considers it a step forward in the protection of animals in Spain. No need to click. Here's all it says.

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Lucy the Elephant's Case to be Heard by Canadian Supreme Court?

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Excerpted from CTV News. In their Supreme Court application, the groups say private citizens have a right to seek legal remedies to ensure that governments enforce animal protection laws. Could be. The Supreme Court of Canada could be getting involved in the battle over the fate of an ailing elephant in an Edmonton zoo. Animal rights groups are seeking leave to appeal to the high court in their ongoing fight to have Lucy the elephant moved to a warm-weather U.S. wildlife sanctuary.

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Portuguese City Tries to End Killing of Strays

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From the Portugal News Online. This weekend Lagos Town Hall executives are expected to sign a landmark protocol drawn up in collaboration with animal protection association Cadela Carlota, in which it is decreed that the two organisations will endeavour to put a stop to the extermination of healthy unwanted and stray animals being held in the municipal kennel. Portugal is NOT known for its kindness to animals so this is a significant development for a Portuguese city.

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Nutrition for Dogs: Choosing the Right Food for Your Canine Companion

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Several recent news stories about pets being poisoned by pet food have spurred more awareness among dog owners about what dogs eat. Feed healthy food to your dog. Nutrition is among the most overlooked areas of responsible pet ownership.

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Canadian Sentenced for Ivory Smuggling

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Good news. Tania Siyam originally operated art import and export businesses in Montreal, Canada, and Cameroon that were fronts for smuggling products from endangered and protected wildlife species, including raw elephant ivory. Tania Julie Siyam, a 32-year-old Canadian art dealer, has been sentenced to serve 60 months in prison and pay a $100,000 fine for illegally smuggling ivory from Cameroon to the United States.

Man Kills Goldfish in Domestic Violence Attack, Gets Probation

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I hope she has some kind of protection against him. From Pets News. I'm posting the whole article because it's so short. Another example of how animals (even goldfish!) become victims of domestic violence. I know some people may think it's just a goldfish and this punishment is too much, but he wasn't just stabbing the goldfish, he was symbolically stabbing his girlfriend.

NASA Funds Radiation Experiments on Monkeys

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In Bergman's study, according to Discovery News, 18 to 28 squirrel monkeys would be subjected to radiation and periodically tested to gauge how exposure affects performance in a variety of learned tasks. Or better yet, to protect and cherish the planet WE CURRENTLY LIVE ON. Another animal experiment I would not support as a US taxpayer. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine are calling attention to it.

Journalists Arrested During Namibian Seal Hunt

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From Wildlife Extra News. The pair were subsequently held by the Namibian authorities before being freed after agreeing to pay a fine for "entering a protected marine area without a permit.". Ugly stuff in Namibia, the country with the seal hunting that no one talks about because so few know about it (I mean who thinks about seal hunting in Namibia?)

Huge Effort to Rescue 60 Elephants in Malawi

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From Wildlife Extra News. Jason Bell-Leask, IFAW Director Southern Africa} said "For years the herd has been maimed by local villagers, sometimes using appallingly cruel methods to protect their crops and granaries from raids by the elephants. They are being moved to a wildlife sanctuary. There has been a lot of violence between the elephants and subsistence farmers (unfortunately, I think the violence is pretty one-sided.)

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ Animal Abuse as Clue to Additional Cruelties ” (news article, March 18): As someone who deals with dozens of cruelty-to-animals cases every week, I applaud states that are imposing stricter penalties on people who hurt animals and that are working to establish online registries of animal abusers. Treating cruelty to animals with the seriousness it deserves doesn’t only protect animals, it also makes the entire community safer.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: In his past comments about protecting animals and nature, Pope Benedict XVI is building upon the Roman Catholic Church’s tradition of promoting faithful stewardship of all creatures (“ A Cat Lover in the Vatican Strikes a Chord With Cat Lovers Around the World ,” news article, April 20). The United Methodist Church supports the humane treatment of farm animals and calls for the protection of endangered species.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ Thinning Yellowstone’s Bison Herd ” (news article, March 23): Yellowstone National Park bison, executed when they migrate outside the boundaries of the park, have plenty of company. Migratory birds protect forests and crops from insect pests; butterflies, bats and other migratory species are important pollinators.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Thank you for publicizing the plight of satos—street dogs—in Puerto Rico in “ Scrutiny for Puerto Rico Over Animal Treatment ” (news article, March 9). Allan Kornberg Boston, March 11, 2008 The writer is executive director of the World Society for the Protection of Animals

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ Drummer Denies He Intentionally Spooked Horse That Died ” (news article, Sept. The recent report by the New York City comptroller points out the absolute failure of city agencies to protect these indentured slaves.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ Plan for Tracking Animals Meets Farmers’ Resistance ” (news article, Dec. I hope everyone who prefers local and pasture-raised animals will speak up and protect the source of their food and health. 13): I live in rural Pennsylvania. I have one older riding horse and occasionally some laying hens.

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Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

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The column, which you can read here , is a call to arms to factory farmers to fight back against those individuals and organizations working to protect farm animals from the abuses inherent in factory farms. Recent victories by animal protection advocates have an increasing number of pro-factory-farming lobbyists worried about the future of animal agriculture. News flash: Slaughtering horses does not promote their welfare.

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