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Sad Story about Exotic Animals in Ohio

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exotic animals ohio endangered speciesThe owner released them and killed himself. Now, 48 of the 56 animals have been put down. Tragic. These animals include endangered species. What was he thinking?

Ohio to Phase Out Veal Crates

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Despite last year’s agreement with agribusiness interests in Ohio to ban and phase out certain cruel factory farming practices, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board (OLCSB) voted in favor of veal crate confinement. Today, we are happy to report that, thanks to the hard work and dedication of Farm Sanctuary members like you, on April 5, the OLCSB voted unanimously to reverse their decision, and to phase out the use of veal crates in Ohio.

Unexpected Farm Animal Deal in Ohio

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Ted Strickland.The deal calls for Strickland, the Humane Society, the Ohio Farm Bureau and their partners to join forces in favor of tougher laws governing farm animals, including provisions that ban certain crates and cages and the use of strangulation as a form of euthanasia. Tags: ohio humane society farm animal welfare To me, it's another example of the Humane Society's growing savvy and clout in the US.

Ag's Reaction to Ohio Deal with Humane Society

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Yesterday, I raised the issue that some may think the Humane Society copped out by making a deal with Ohio agriculture and NOT bringing new animal welfare regulations to the ballot. Well, it looks like, on the other side, big agriculture and others of that ilk feel like Ohio ag itself made a deal with the devil by entering this agreement. Tags: ohio humane society farm animal welfare agriculture agribusiness

Farm Animal Welfare Fight Heats Up in Ohio

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Issue 2 in Ohio would create 13-member state board to oversee the care of farm animals in the State. Tags: ohio farm animal welfare us agribusiness The Humane Society and other groups oppose it as a power grab by big agriculture to prevent another Proposition 2 (the initiative passed last year in California to improve standards for farm animal care.) And, of course, this board would be dominated by big ag's people, so I think they're right. There may also be unintended consequences.

Danny and Little Ben

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Danny and Ben were rescued on April 27 by the Ohio SPCA after receiving a complaint about malnourished horses. They were brought to the Ohio SPCA Farm Sanctuary to recover physically and heal spiritually. The Ohio SPCA operates solely on donations.

Conklin Farm Owner Will Not Face Charges

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HBO Documentary on Factory Farm Premiers March 16th

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Called Death on a Factory Farm, the documentary shows animal cruelty on a hog farm in Ohio. You can read about it here

Humane Society Ranks States in First-Time Report

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Ohio, Mississippi, North Dakota, Idaho and South Dakota are at the bottom. It's their first annual "humane state" report. California and New Jersey came out on top.

Canines Go for the Gold at Doggy Olympic Games Across the U.S.

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Canine athletes are jumping through hoops to capture the gold at Doggy Games in Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Ohio, New York, New Jersey and Texas. London isn’t the only town where athletes are bringing home the gold this week.

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The Ohio State University is hosting an Animal Welfare Symposium next month

Best & Worst States for Animal Protection

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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. According to this Technorati article , the Humane Society rated the states on their animal protection laws. BEST STATES California (best-yay!)

Harvard Medical School Facility Accused of Improper Research Reporting

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An Ohio-based animal rights organization has filed a complaint against Harvard Medical School, alleging that the school's New England Primate Research Center in Southborough did not properly report its experiments on animals. Sounds awful. Again, work by SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation Now.) From the MetroWest Daily News.

Injured Deer Finds Clinic

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Workers at an Ohio pet shop are used to worried pet owners bringing their animals in to be treated in the store's clinic. Lucky deer! She was treated and then released. But an unaccompanied visit Saturday by a deer to the PetSmart in Rossfield was a first for the store. Manager Trudi Urie says the wounded doe was hanging out behind the store and then ran through an open door into a stockroom.

UC Davis Named in Criminal Complaint for Mistreatment of Lab Animals

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sponsored by SAEN {Stop Animal Exploitation Now}, an Ohio-based animal research watchdog group. 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.

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.

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

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To celebrate National Dog Day 2012, Best Friends Pet Care will be giving away free doggy ice cream treats to every dog who visits any Best Friends facility across the U.S. on Saturday, August 25. The treats are made of yogurt or soy with dog-preferred flavors like peanut butter and honey.

Canadian Sentenced for Ivory Smuggling

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Attorney's Office in Cleveland, Ohio. Good news. 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. The sentence follows a long running international investigation by special agents of the U.S, Fish and Wildlife Service, wildlife officials from Environment Canada and the U.S. Siyam plead guilty in a U.S. District Court to four federal felony charges.

The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

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Remember, they operate out of Ohio. The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs , in Cleveland, OH is a wonderful organization! They take in older dogs and try to find them homes. The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs makes a lifelong commitment to the dogs they rescue.

More Clarity About Family Farms

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In " Move to Limit 'Factor Farms' Gains Momentum " in today's New York Times , we learn that farmers in Ohio have agreed to phase out gestation crates within 15 years and veal crates by 2017. Here are the sentences that I want to bring attention to: The family of Irv Bell, 64, has been growing hogs in Zanesville, Ohio, since the 19th century.

Weekend Protest Against the Oregon National Primate Research Center

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Stop Animal Exploitation Now, an Ohio-based animal rights group, recently ranked the lab at Oregon Health & Science University as the nation's sixth worst animal lab out of 44 others. From Oregonlive. Animal rights activists stretched a 60-foot banner across the Hawthorne Bridge {Saturday} morning targeting the Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU.

Death on a Factory Farm

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Death on a Factory Farm" chronicles an investigation into alleged abuses that took place at a hog farm in Creston, Ohio. Ever wonder how the animals you eat are treated before they become your dinner? You can find out tonight by watching HBO's new documentary, "Death on a Factory Farm." The documentary airs tonight (Monday, March 16) starting at 9:00 p.m. Central time, but check your local listings for local show times.

Radlo Foods Pledging Conversion to Cage-Free Eggs

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Nathan Runkle, executive director of Mercy for Animals, an Ohio-based animal rights organization, commends Eggland's Best "for finally stepping up to the plate and taking responsibility for their involvement in this abusive facility." Good news following an investigation of farm animal abuses by Mercy for Animals.

82-foot-long “Rescue Rig” on Way to Missouri

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Red Star has been part of almost every major national relief effort since 1916 from the Great Ohio Flood of 1937 to Hurricane Katrina to Mount St. Following the devastating tornado that ravaged Joplin, Missouri, American Humane Association has mobilized its famed Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team to help the animal victims there.

From Today's New York Times

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In late June, a compromise was reached in Ohio that will gradually put an end to the tiny pens used for raising veal calves and holding pregnant sows, spaces so small the animals can barely move.

From Today's New York Times

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Bryan Black President National Pork Producers Council Canal Winchester, Ohio, Oct. To the Editor: “ Standing, Stretching, Turning Around ” (editorial, Oct. 9) does little to advance the debate on farm animal housing. It accepts completely the hype concerning a California ballot initiative that among other things bans gestation stalls for pregnant sows. Research indicates that sows do just fine in individual housing.

NYT Opens the Door to the Humane Myth

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Let's summarize and deconstruct: After a botched execution, Ohio adopted a single-drug formula to replace the three-drug cocktail previously used to kill people. In this morning's New York Times editorial " There Is No 'Humane' Execution ," we have an imperfect yet nevertheless baby step toward acknowledgment of the HumaneMyth.

Fur Free Fashion Show Winners Announced

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Second Place: Valerie Mayen, an independent designer in Cleveland, Ohio, for her “Cherry Snap,” a two-tiered skirt with a textured high waistband, adjustable to size with varied snaps, designed to accessorize any basic ensemble in a unique way. Received this press release yesterday.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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Shon Rahrig : While living in Ohio in 1999, Rahrig allegedly adopted several cats and a puppy from local shelters and tortured them sadistically. I recently got an email from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. They are pioneering legislation in California to make public animal abuse registries. In our opinion, this is a wonderful idea, and we wanted to help them spread the word. Here is the press release, which explains why they are trying to do this.

From Today's New York Times

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Recent investigations by nonprofit groups in California, Ohio and Pennsylvania have revealed the atrocious living conditions of egg-laying hens, though their owners said they were humanely cared for. To the Editor: Re “ Standing, Stretching, Turning Around ” (editorial, Oct. 9): Thank you for encouraging California voters to support the state’s Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, or Proposition 2, on the November ballot.

Eating Eggs is Eating Cruelty

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I’d like to think that no one could possibly argue that throwing live hens away constitutes any kind of humanity, but then again, the state of Ohio deemed that the Wiles Hog Farm was euthanizing pigs “humanely&# by HANGING THEM.

On Project Treadstone and Welfare, OED-Style

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The home of ‘the welfare policy’ is the city of Dayton, Ohio. Project Treadstone If anyone in Palm Beach County wants to get involved in the Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) of feral cats, now is the time, as the county's Spay Shuttle is back in business (but for a whopping $40/cat rather than the original $15), and Pahokee ($25/cat) is open as well.

From Today's New York Times

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Jules L Garel Columbus, Ohio, July 31, 2008To the Editor: Re “ A Farm Boy Reflects ” (column, July 31): Hats off to Nicholas D. Kristof, who takes note of the trend represented by the animal welfare proposition on the ballot in California this fall. While this legislation would be an important step in transforming inhumane animal production, we must also call for change on the federal level, where the farm bill subsidizes this sector to the tune of billions of dollars.