Protecting Your Pets from Pests and Disease

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The virus originated in Africa, around the Nile region and has only threatened the United States in recent years. Now that you are aware of the diseases that can be caused by mosquitoes, you may be wondering how to prevent these illnesses and protect your pets.

Quebec is the Best Province to be an Animal Abuser

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An animal rights group based in the United States has ranked Quebec “the best province to be an animal abuser” in a report on Canada’s animal welfare record. The Animal Legal Defence Fund says in its fourth annual report ranking Canada’s 13 provinces and territories on their animal protection laws that only Nunavut ranks worse than Quebec. That sucks. From the Montreal Gazette.

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Freedom of Speech

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The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment protects depictions of animal cruelty. This does not mean that it protects animal cruelty, which is (and ought to be) illegal in every state

Update on National Meat Association vs. Brown

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently heard arguments in National Meat Association v. Brown, a case in which the meat industry is attempting to invalidate a California law designed to reduce animal suffering and protect public safety. Did anyone know this was going on?

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Senator Maria Cantwell Receives Award for Animal Welfare Work

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She is a US Senator from our home state of Washington. My husband worked for her years and years ago, when she was just a State representative. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) received the Humane Society’s Legislative Leader award for her leadership in protecting animals. The Humane Society of the United States cited Senator Cantwell’s efforts to improve marine mammal rescue capability, including such challenges as disentangling marine mammals from fishing nets.

See AFRICAN CATS, Save the Savanna!

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A portion of the proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to AWF through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor. Tickets for groups of 20 or more are available in the United States by calling 1-888-DISNEY6.

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Organizations Putting Animals First

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Led by professionals who have experience with organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States, the group is definitely not new to the issues surrounding animals worldwide. 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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BBS Giveaway – Pet Fire Safety Awareness

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The United States Fire Administration estimates 500,000 pets are affected by house fires each year. 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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Canadian Sentenced for Ivory Smuggling

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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. 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. Good news.

Happy 50th Anniversary Jane Goodall Institute

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I know I speak for everyone—from our staff in the field to those at our headquarters in the United States—when I say that we are honored to support Dr. Goodall’s mission and to make her extraordinary vision a reality every day.”.

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Adopt A Turkey!

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Says DeGeneres: “Did you know that every year between 250 and 300 million turkeys are bred for slaughter in the United States? Funny lady Ellen DeGeneres and rescue group Farm Sanctuary both want you to Adopt-A-Turkey this Thanksgiving!

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From Today's New York Times

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And Mr. Klinkenborg’s conclusion that an international effort similar to what is happening to address the current global financial crisis will be necessary to protect species prompts a question. What would it cost to stabilize our planet’s biological health by protecting species and their natural habitats? An estimated $13 billion a year would be enough to maintain and expand protected areas in the tropics, where the vast majority of plant and animals species are found.

Farm Sanctuary Wary about Tom Vilsack for USDA

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Barack Obama has picked Tom Vilsack, former Governor of Iowa, to be the next Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). As Iowa’s Governor, Tom Vilsack took steps to protect animals, including vetoing a bill that allowed dove hunting. While the Humane Society was pretty happy with Vilsack as Obama's pick for the Department of Agriculture, the Farm Sanctuary is wary.

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2): We disagree with your contention that the First Amendment protects animal “crush” videos. In United States v. While all 50 states and the District of Columbia have animal cruelty laws, the anonymity of the perpetrators in the videos severely frustrates enforcement efforts, so we need to ban the sale of these videos. 5, 2010 The writers are United States senators To the Editor: Re “ Disgusting but Not Illegal ” (editorial, Aug.

Humane Society University to Offer Courses in Fall 2009

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Further advancing its leadership in human-animal studies, Humane Society University, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, announced today that it has received a license as a higher education degree-granting institution by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission. nonprofit organizations that seek to protect, provide services to or advocate for animals, and to advance scholarship in the field. Very cool!

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Tom Regan on Rights

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the United States) citizens meeting certain requirements have the legal right to vote or run for elected office; in other countries (e.g., In the United States, for example, citizens once had to be twenty-one years of age to vote in federal elections; now they must be eighteen.

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Rescue Spotlight: Crest Care

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Here is the Crest Care mission statement: We are a group of individuals living across the United States and Canada, whose goals are to preserve and protect Chinese Cresteds in need. We work within the framework of local and civil laws, in order to protect both dogs and all parties concerned. When I designed my first website several years ago ( Aimee’s Animals ) the goal was to help animals find homes.

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formerly United Fruit) and Dole Food Co had severely criticized Zelaya for advocating an increase of 60% in Honduras’s minimum wage, claiming that the policy would cut into corporate profits. England’s The Guardian ran an article announcing that “two of the Honduran coup government's top advisers have close ties to the US secretary of state. Ambassador to Honduras from 1981-1985, former Deputy Secretary of State, Director of National Intelligence, and U.S.

From Yesterday's New York Times

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To the Editor: Re “ A Disgraceful Farm Bill ” (editorial, May 16): While the farm bill recently approved by Congress deals with enormous agricultural policy issues, it also includes three important provisions to protect animal welfare. The Humane Society of the United States and other animal protection organizations support the farm bill because of these achievements for animals.

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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 States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Catholic catechism affirm that compassion for animals is a matter of human dignity.

Flight to Freedom

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This is certainly a landmark victory and we hope that other countries around the world, including the United States, will take notice and follow suit.”. 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.

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IFAW rescuers have mobilized to Japan

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NARSC is comprised of most of the national NGOs in the United States that provide emergency animal services and has agreed to collaborate and cooperate on how resources from the U.S. 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.

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From Today's New York Times

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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?

Steven M. Wise on Legal Rights for Animals

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Most agree that the least likely will be through the re-interpretation or amendment of state or federal constitutions, or through international treaties. The European Community and the member states signatory to the treaty are required “to pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals.” In 2002 the German Parliament amended Article 26 of the Basic Law to give nonhuman animals the right to be “respected as fellow creatures” and to be protected from “avoidable pain.”

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From Today's New York Times

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With the price of gasoline topping $4 a gallon, consider what could happen if a rogue state with quiet diesel-electric submarines were to threaten tanker traffic in the Strait of Hormuz. The United States Fifth Fleet will prevent that from happening. During training with active sonar, we protect marine mammals by employing rigorous protective measures.

From the Mailbag

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Keith, Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, is extremely close to reaching our goal of collecting 10,000 signatures on our "Truth Behind Labels" petition to the USDA to tell them their "naturally raised" label is not natural. Yet, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently allowed companies to slap a "naturally raised" label on meat and meat products that come from animals whose upbringing was far from natural.

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And bird watchers across the United States and Canada face the prospect of a quieter, less colorful spring as a combination of climate change, tropical deforestation, mountaintop mining in the Appalachians and other activities destroys key wintering, breeding and stopover habitats. Migratory birds protect forests and crops from insect pests; butterflies, bats and other migratory species are important pollinators.

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One key solution, as you note, rests with the United States Senate: the Law of the Sea Convention. Ratification of the Law of the Sea would send an important message to the more than 150 countries that have already joined the treaty, including all of our allies, that we are committed partners in protecting the planet and its people. To the Editor: Re “ Oceans at Risk ” (editorial, March 9): We are in danger of ruining the world’s oceans and endangering marine ecosystems.

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The United States Department of Agriculture has been broken for a long time, and it is clear that it cannot protect the American public from illness and death from contaminated meat products. 31, 2009 To the Editor: In the United States Department of Agriculture’s dual, and often conflicting, roles as protector of consumers and promoter of agricultural products, it has once again made a clear choice.

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And I would have to make a report to the United States Department of Agriculture any time a hen gets out and runs onto the neighbor’s property, or pay a $1,000 fine. I hope everyone who prefers local and pasture-raised animals will speak up and protect the source of their food and health. To the Editor: Re “ Plan for Tracking Animals Meets Farmers’ Resistance ” (news article, Dec. 13): I live in rural Pennsylvania.

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From Today's New York Times

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In the United States pork industry, the vast majority of the more than 100 million pigs raised each year are housed in climate-controlled buildings that protect them from the elements, illness and disease and that allow for individual care. To the Editor: Re “ Mr. Puck’s Good Idea ” (editorial, March 26): Thank you for writing about the restaurateur Wolfgang Puck and his desire to buy meat raised humanely. This issue is an important one and needs to be talked about.

Another Reason to Go Vegetarian

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Woodard goes on to note: MRSA is so common in the United States that it accounts for more than half of all soft-tissue and skin infections in ERs. The Bottom Line: The government cares more about protecting agribusiness profits than it does about protecting the health of consumers. Write to your state and federal representatives and urge them to pass legislation banning the routine, non-therapeutic use of antibiotics on factory farms.

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It also offers an equally harsh negative judgment of the federal authorities whose mandate is to protect the integrity of the public’s food supply chain but who have chosen to interpret this responsibility so lightly as to let such claims stand while ignoring repeated offenses by the industry. He stated that the department could demand mandatory testing, but that it had to consider what effect that would have on companies as well as consumers.

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. A column entitled "Ag Industry Threatened by Animal Rights" appeared in today's High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal [ HPMAJ ].

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Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

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Animal abuse is a crime in all fifty states, and rightly so. At the time of slaughter, these frightened animals are inhumanely loaded onto trucks and shipped long distances to the slaughterhouse without food or water or protection from the elements. Ethical vegetarianism is the thesis that killing and eating animals is morally wrong whenever equally nutritious plant-based alternatives are available. The case for ethical vegetarianism starts with several uncontroversial premises.