Protect Your Pet, Love is Not Enough

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New figures on vaccination published by the PDSA back up research showed that in the UK, half of pet owners forget to vaccinate their pets against preventable infectious diseases. The post Protect Your Pet, Love is Not Enough appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Support the Great Ape Protection Act

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Research Animals Rescued from North Carolina Lab

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We applaud the dedicated efforts of animal welfare advocates who stepped up to take in these animals, and hope that the exposure of this situation will underscore the need for stricter enforcement to protect animals in research facilities." Tags: animal abuse animal research cats North Carolina dogs PETA Awful story, but this is the reason I support PETA, even when they do wacky things sometimes. Their investigations produce results. From the PR Newswire.

EU Bans Use of Great Apes in Animal Research

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Europe banned the use of great apes in animal testing Wednesday as part of drastically tightened rules to scale back the number of animals used in scientific research. After two years of heated debate on how to protect animal welfare without scuppering scientific research, the new limits, updating regulations from 1986, were adopted by the European Parliament despite objections from Green MEPs. Tags: chimpanzees europe animal research apes primates

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Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

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Less than one year ago, Puerto Rico enacted a landmark animal protection law, based in part on a set of model laws drafted by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. states and jurisdictions with regards to the strength of their laws protecting animals. In addition to troubling questions about its legality, such a facility would also place Puerto Rico behind the curve in the current context of scientific debate about laboratory research involving live animals.

European Union Screws Apes Used in Medical Research

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Here are the results of the EU flirtation with restricting research on primates. Researchers can continue most experiments on mankind's closest relatives -- chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans -- after European Union lawmakers watered down proposals to restrict testing. The European Parliament said its members had rejected that part of the proposal as it would hinder research into some forms of cancer, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease.

Activists Continue to Target UC Animal Researchers

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California recently passed a law protecting animal researchers from animal activists. All the vivisectors and anyone assisting in this sadism at UC Berkeley (researchers, post-docs) shall consider themselves an appropriate target. Tags: academic research ALF In the short term at least, it's not working. The communiqués read, in part: We were inspired by the recent passage of the 2296 bill and the raid of an anarchist infoshop in Oakland.

When Choosing A Pup, Research ‘Breeds’ Results

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Before visiting the local animal shelter, I should have done some background research. Protect your pooch. The following is a guest post from Kevin Sloan. At an NYC puppy shelter a few weeks ago, my mind was just about made up when I met Chester – The cutest Lab puppy I’d ever seen.

Appeal Denied for Six Activists Convicted Under AEPA

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Six members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty were convicted at a 2006 trial in New Jersey of conspiracy to violate the 1992 Animal Enterprise Protection Act. The law, since revised, aimed to protect animal research laboratories from illegal, sometimes violent protests. Huntingdon used mostly mice and rats , but also some dogs, monkeys, fish and guinea pigs , in its research in New Jersey. Tags: huntingdon animal enterprise protection act

UK Science Minister Says Public More Accepting of Animal Testing

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According to this interview, he credits animal rights extremists for fueling the public backlash against animal protection. Tags: UK animal research Discouraging article.

Julian H. Franklin on the Use of Animals in Research

Animal Ethics

To inflict death or pain on animals for scientific or medical research is wrong morally, and ought to be prohibited. This does not mean that animals may never be deliberately harmed or become subjects of research. They may be killed in order to protect the health of humans (and other animals) if they are infected with a serious disease and cannot be quarantined. They may be used in benign research such as teaching chimpanzees to understand and use sign language.

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Elizabeth Kucinich and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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She's the new Director of Public Affairs and she's already started lobbying for the Great Ape Protection Act, which would phase out invasive medical research on chimpanzees. Tags: chimpanzees activism apes medical research us For you international readers, she's Dennis Kucinich's wife. He's a US Congressman who has run for President twice.).

Hal Herzog's "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat"

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He pairs conventional wisdom with actual research on such wisdom and speaks to experts who’ve been pondering the issues from the perspectives of their various disciplines. At least his research on pit bull-types of dogs demonstrates the injustice they face. .

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PETA Settlement over Shelter Records

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Follow-up from the Utah scandal in which shelter animals were being sold for research purposes. The money will cover a portion of PETA's legal fees for a lawsuit the group filed in January about animals that had been sold by the county shelter for research purposes. The settlement provides limited protections for the county from further litigation. animal research utah animal shelters PETA

EPA Wants to Rely Less on Animal Testing

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Environmental Protection Agency is reducing its reliance on animal testing to assess human risk of chemical toxicity and will instead focus more heavily on the tools made possible by advances in molecular biology, genomics and computational modeling. Tags: animal experimentation animal research EPA us It's not a move based on compassion, but efficiency. I'll take what I can get though, even if it's not an immediate eradication of a despicable practice. The U.S.

On Foundation Beyond Belief

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Here are my initial thoughts, though: "Animal Protection." On the upside, you don't have to give any money to animal protection if your beliefs aren't represented by the choice of groups being supported. Good, as I can learn from others about the pluses and minuses of groups that are new to me, and bad, as (see "Animal Protection") the members might choose a group I wouldn't support. It's officially Day 2 for Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB), and I'm watching carefully.

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Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

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Beloved family pet Dalmatian, Pepper, is stolen, and after several weeks of searching is discovered to have been experimented on at a hospital and died on the table when researchers tried to implant her with an experimental cardiac pacemaker. He writes, "The dog remained a vital tool in biomedical research for more than 300 years and was the vehicle for a remarkable run of medical breakthroughs.". Would you advocate for continuing to do such research just because it yielded results?

On Different Results of Direct Action

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Dr. David Jentsch says to his colleagues "your silence will no longer protect you" and his community of vivisectionists has decided to have a pro-torture and slaughter (i.e., research) rally in defense of his community (he considers himself a proxy for the entire UCLA community). A combination of tactics will force these people to stop torturing animals, he says, and even mentions an example of a researcher who took up non-animal alternatives as a result.

Ligers in China

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One died and the other two were seized for sheltering at a research institution. Cross-breeding two protected species is completely against nature. A fine of NT$50,000 is a mere slap on the wrist, " said Lin Tai-jing, an EAST researcher. A private zoo operator in Taiwan cross-bred lions and tigers, resulting in three "liger" cubs. Both species are endangered and it is illegal to cross breed them. From Focus Taiwan.

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FDA Recommends Banning Antibiotics from Feed

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Citing research showing that feeding antibiotics to animals on factory farms in order to promote growth "is not in the interest of protecting or promoting public health," the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that farmers stop routinely mixing antibiotics into animal feed. Not the solution or end to factory farming, but if big ag can't rely on antibiotics, then they may have to rethink the filthy conditions of factory farms.

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Unintended Consequences of Predator Control

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The intent was to protect birds by removing one of their predators: cats. But the decision to eradicate the felines from Macquarie island allowed the rabbit population to explode and, in turn, destroy much of its fragile vegetation that birds depend on for cover, researchers said Tuesday What happened was something that hurt the birds worse. It seemed like a good idea at the time: Remove all the feral cats from a famous Australian island to save the native seabirds.

From the Animal Rights Action Network re: Greyhounds

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The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing" - Albert Einstein 1879-1921 One of the best ways you can help ARAN is to get actively involved with our ongoing research, lobbying, events, projects, peaceful protests and tabling events across Ireland. ARAN works with volunteers, activists, members of the public and other animal protection groups.

Listen Today on WALO Radio

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Like almost every one of our other 105 LGUs in the 50 states and other territories, the University of Puerto Rico, along with its immensely valuable services, unfortunately gives the meat industry inestimable millions of dollars' worth of training, research, and promotions. Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends!

Black Bear

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I mistakenly believed that geography would solve any problems I had: that once positioned where all of nature is respected, and people are working toward the common goal of protecting the environment, I would be in that elusive place we spend our lives searching for—home. And I didn’t properly research the ramifications of going to VLS, because if I had, I wouldn’t have been so shocked when I heard about my inevitable debt and low-paying job prospects.

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Push Land-Grant Universities Out of the Meat Industry

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Environmentalists recognize the meat industry as extremely ecodestructive – including fish, dairy, eggs, feed crops with their massive use of water & topsoil and toxic runoff killing rivers and oceans, and the killing of billions of free-living animals to protect farmed animals and feed crops. Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends!

NASA Funds Radiation Experiments on Monkeys

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The research project, led by Jack Bergman of McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate in Belmont, Mass., was one of 12 awarded radiobiology research grants through NASA's Human Research Program, the space agency announced October 27. 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.

Happy 50th Anniversary Jane Goodall Institute

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It was through her research that she learned how chimpanzees make and use tools, eat meat and engage in war-like activity. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats.

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Ocean Advocacy and Animal Rights

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We support two ocean protection organizations: People for Puget Sound (local) and the Ocean Conservancy. The purpose is to protect ocean species as a whole. I'm going to try and research other groups to see if there is a group that is more in line with the philosophy I'm trying to follow. I was reading Ocean Conservancy's magazine today. For the past couple of issues I've read, it has had a "sustainable seafood recipe."

Charity Navigator Gives People for Puget Sound "Three Stars"

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I'm starting a new mini-feature in which I'm posting about the results of my research into some of the groups I support. Yesterday, I contributed to People for Puget Sound , a local organization that works on protection of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits. I recently signed up with Charity Navigator, an online service that provides financial information about and ratings for specific charities.

BBS Giveaway – Pet Fire Safety Awareness

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With a little bit of research and practice, you can have your plan down pat in an afternoon. According to the National Fire Protection Association , an estimated 1,000 house fires are caused by pets every year. Yesterday was Pet Fire Safety Awareness Day.

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Jane Goodall Live

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For the first time ever, famed chimpanzee research pioneer Jane Goodall will take audiences in select theaters across the country on an incredible journey through the memories of her life when she appears live to answer their pre-submitted questions during this special one night only Fathom event.

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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. Fifty years later, the research at Gombe continues to yield groundbreaking results. Maureen P. Smith is the new of the Jane Goodall Institute.

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Atttorney's File Motion to Dismiss Charges Against AETA 4

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The activists, Joseph Buddenberg, Maryam Khajavi, Nathan Pope and Adriana Stumpo, referred to as the AETA 4, were indicted for alleged conspiracy to commit “animal enterprise terrorism” as a result of their alleged participation in conduct including protesting, writing with chalk on the sidewalk, chanting, leafleting, and the use of “the Internet to find information on bio-medical researchers.” These activities are protected by the First Amendment.

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Wild Chimpanzees Threatened in the Congo

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Hicks, a researcher at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), describes the plight of the apes and other forest creatures in a new e-book to be released this week. Sadly, there is evidence that the bushmeat trade is spreading rapidly into the Bili and Rubi-Tele protected areas, both of which have been recently invaded by illegal miners. Two of my favorite issues are chimpanzees threatened in labs and mountain gorillas threatened in the Congo.

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Lobsters Are Smarter than Many Think

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When researchers at Queen's University in Belfast daubed acetic acid on the antennae of 144 prawns, the animals reacted by vigorously rubbing and grooming the affected antenna for several minutes. Even before the New Scientist study, the European Food Safety Authority's Scientific Panel on Animal Health and Welfare had concluded that lobsters and crabs are capable of experiencing pain and distress and are worthy of legislative protection.

Book Chronicles History of Animal Rights

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Thoroughly researched and annotated, The Longest Struggle reflects its author's two decades as an animal rights activist and his access to movement leaders who have shared with him their personal stories of campaigns that made animal rights history. The Longest Struggle: Animal Advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA by Norm Phelps came out in 2007. Worth a look.

Study Shows Shorter Life Spans for Zoo Elephants

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Elephants born in European zoos die at much younger ages than those bred in protected spaces, says a new study that's adding fuel to an already fractious debate over the welfare of the animals in captivity. Do elephants born outside of captivity live longer? The results of this study are pretty clear.and pretty controversial.

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Environmental Groups Call For End To USDA Wildlife Killing

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From WildEarth Guardians: WildEarth Guardians’ research reveals this agency is: • Biologically Unsound - Wildlife Services uses a “sledgehammer approach” to wildlife management, meaning over one million animals are killed each year using non-selective killing controls such as poisons, traps, and aerial gunning. Environmental groups have called on Obama to get rid of the USDA's Dept. of Wildlife Services , which is involved in mainly predator control programs (coyotes are a big target).

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ Japan’s Whaling Obsession ” (editorial, April 1): Japan strongly supports the international protection of endangered whale species and advocates for the sustainable harvest of species in abundance only. Whaling for scientific research is indispensable to establish the proper conservation of whales and ocean resources. Scientific research from Japan has been highly commended by the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The Unalienable Rights of Chimps ,” by Adam Cohen (Editorial Observer, July 14): The Spanish Parliament’s decision to grant rights to apes is indeed groundbreaking, and will foster philosophical discussion about animal protection for some time. But Americans need not await the resolution of the academic debate, which is more about form than substance, before acting to protect animals. To the Editor: “ What’s Next in the Law?

When Vet Bills Get out of Control

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It takes a bit of research, but learning the early symptoms of pet illness can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars in the long run. Understanding the early warning signs of serious ailments is one way animal loves can protect their pets and their wallets. Do a little research on the Internet and you’ll discover several clever tactics pet owners have found to make regular grooming a positive and enjoyable experience. Here’s the scenario.

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The Horrors of Shark Finning

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Claims for shark fins include relieving joint pain and curing cancer, though no research is available to back any of these claims. While there are laws in place protecting endangered species of shark from shark finning, international waters are rarely regulated when it comes to the practice. The following is a guest post about the horrors of shark finning.

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

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American Humane Association has been protecting children and animals since 1877. This national nonprofit seeks to build a more caring, compassionate world through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. 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.