Man Convicted of Illegally Trafficking Live Deer

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He was transporting them across state lines from Ohio to a hunting preserve in South Carolina. Tags: wildlife crime wildlife trafficking ohio south carolina Lacey Act deer The deer were not tested for disease. He was sentenced to 21 months in prison. I hope he serves the whole term. The deer still got screwed because they ended up at the hunting preserve, but any kind of sentence for wildlife trafficking must be enforced.

Baby Tiger Victim of Wildlife Trade

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It was reported that two men were arrested for attempting to transport the baby tiger carcass - along with the bones of at least two tigers - and that the “case showed the possibility of larger-scale tiger trafficking in the country.” Tags: wildlife crime vietnam wildlife trafficking Traditional Chinese Medicine tigers endangered species Sometimes I'm just embarrassed to be human.

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Cute of the Day: Baby Manatee

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The animal was transported to SeaWorld by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Tags: cute of the day people helping animals SeaWorld animal care specialists are a little bleary-eyed this week as they provide 24-hour care for a weeks-old, baby manatee.

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House Bill to Prevent Primates as Pets

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The legislation is a proactive federal response that would amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to prohibit individuals from buying or transporting primates across state lines as pets. 80 would not affect the transportation of animals for zoos and licensed research facilities. Tags: captivity exotic pets primates congress us Ya think? House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick J.

More Humane Method of Killing Chickens?

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CAK removes oxygen from the birds' atmosphere while they are still in their transport crates. Tags: meat PETA farm animal welfare factory farm chickens I realize that the most humane method of treating chickens is to not kill them for food.BUT, as long as there is still a demand for their meat, PETA is advocating "Controlled-Atmosphere Killing" as an improvement over current methods of electric immobilization. Per PETA. Controlled-atmosphere killing is a U.S.

NYT Equine Thought Experiment

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Perhaps if we never used nonhumans and instead relied on our own ingenuity we would have created modes of transportation better than those we have today. But so long as we're admitting that we've been using horses for thousands of years, and now we have modes of transportation that are far more effective and efficient than horses, I think this is a great time to retire the horse from human use. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Language

Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act Passed House Judiciary

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6598) is a bill that criminalizes the sale and transportation of horses for slaughter. This bill would severely limit the rights of owners to manage their private property and subject horse owners to criminal prosecution should they sell or transport their horses for processing for human consumption, even if that is not their intention.” Tags: horse animal cruelty legislation Slaughterhouse us

The Irony of The Girl Effect

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For example, Oprah (or Kristof) said: "At the peak of the transatlantic slave trade, 80,000 slaves were transported from Africa to the new world. I saw this on Oprah yesterday. Yes, I watched Oprah.

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Captive Primate Safety Act Passes House

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The bill amends the Lacey Act to include non-human primates as prohibited species for which: `(1) IN GENERAL- It is unlawful for any person to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce any live animal of any prohibited wildlife species. Tags: primates The Captive Primate Safety Act was passed by the US House by a vote of 323 to 95. Mark Markarian, as usual, has an excellent roundup. Special shout out to Rep.

Georgia Dog-Fighting Law Having an Impact

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Georgia's new dog fighting law makes it a felony to train, transport, sell or own a fighting dog, or to advertise, promote or bet on fights. Tags: animal cruelty georgia blood sport legislation dog fighting us This is a good thing. The American Southeast is a hotbed of blood sports. This information is from Best Friends. Before 2008, only one person had been incarcerated for dog fighting in Georgia.


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Violet Rays raced for over two years, spending her days and nights in a kennel or being transported between South Florida and Oregon, only to be out of her kennel for about two hours per day, and with a muzzle on for that two hours (and maybe even while in the kennel).

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Virginia Fox Smuggler Gets Six Months

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The animals were transported in the closed bed of a pickup truck, sometimes with two dozen or more animals crowded together. Tags: wildlife trafficking blood sport fox hunting us Howard Glen Blevins, 68, of Asheville, N.C., pleaded guilty in March to five counts of trafficking in wild animals. A statement from U.S. Attorney Julia Dudley said Blevins had bought animals for several years from trappers in different states and brought them to Virginia to sell to the owners of "fox pens."

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On Horses too Thin to Slaughter

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The transporter of the horses discovered that the horses were in such poor condition (hundreds of pounds underweight, infested with lice and worms and riddled with infections) that they wouldn't have survived the trip to Florida. Tags: Current Affairs Economics Ethics Stephanie wrote about horses dying across the pond yesterday. This morning I read that they're dying here too, and those who defend thoroughbred racing might want to pay careful attention to who died and why.

Rescue Spotlight: Animal Lifeline UK

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Transporters , again as it says on the tin! Tags: people helping animals rescues We have a wonderful post from Jenny, who works with Animal Lifeline UK. I was excited to learn about the work that they are doing to help our animal friends.

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A Win-Lose Proposition for Farmers and Consumers

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People whose careers involve creating, fattening, transporting and slaughtering sentient nonhumans whose parts and secretions will then be used as food are having some financial difficulties. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Economics Ethics Food and Drink Language

University of Iowa Animal Lab Goes Underground

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The links would mean researchers would never have to transport animals above ground, said Jordan Cohen, interim U of I vice president for research. Tags: universities animal research animal laboratories From the Des Moines Register. The Iowa Board of Regents approved $11.2 million for an underground vivarium that will house University of Iowa animal research laboratories.

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Pork Industry Moving into Defensive Mode

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Our Pork Quality Assurance Plus and Transport Quality Assurance Programs are designed to demonstrate the care we are giving to our animals everyday on our farms," Cunningham said. Tags: animal cruelty pigs pork farm animal welfare factory farm animal welfare It's in response to the HBO film "Death on a Factory Farm."

Some Good News In NJ Farm Animals Case

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The court upheld regulations permitting pig and calf confinement, the transport of ill and injured cattle, and force molting of birds. Tags: farm animal welfare factory farm us Thanks to Farmed Animal Net for this information from August 8.

On Betrayal and Abolition

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hours on I-95 (we here in South Florida are known for our very limited public transportation options--boy do I miss NYC). Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Language First let me say that if you are a regular reader, thank you, and I apologize for not posting regularly for the past couple of weeks. gasp ). have a job outside of my home for the first time in a long, long time.

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Questionable Practices at the Calgary Zoo

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Incidents include a hippo who died in transport from Denver and a Turkmenian markhor, a species of wild goat, hung itself at the zoo after becoming trapped by a rope. Tags: zoos welfare violations animal welfare Another animal dies at the Calgary Zoo and more questions are being raised about their practices. Look at all these incidents that have occurred there (listed in the Montreal Gazette article in the above link).I

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Outside he went, transported in plastic, back to his home in the wilds of suburban West Palm Beach. Tags: Current Affairs Ethics Gray Matters Language Kermie. One of the reasons my marriage to a carnivorous Republican worked so well, at least for the first four years, was that he traveled a lot. He unwittingly afforded me the luxury of many weekends spent hanging out with subversives of all kinds to support their causes and quietly planning the overthrow of the government.

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"The Cove" Continues to Disturb

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Once penned, some dolphins are picked out by dolphin trainers and animal brokers for purchase and transport to amusement parks and resorts. Tags: captivity dolphin animal cruelty marine life Japan We posted about this film a while ago, but it is still inspiring news coverage. Clearly, it is disturbing enough to provoke some real discussions about the ethics of dolphins in amusement parks.

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Earth Day Giveaway!

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All packaging elements are produced in North America to prevent reliance on excessive transportation, which in turn helps reduce carbon emissions.Virgin materials have been eliminated whenever possible. Tags: giveaways

Rescue Spotlight: Crest Care

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We provide vetting, transportation, and foster homes for each dog in need, until he or she can be carefully matched to an approved home. Tags: rescue spotlight When I designed my first website several years ago ( Aimee’s Animals ) the goal was to help animals find homes. The internet evolved, and this site was created with a bigger, better vision, but the goal remained the same… help animals find homes through promoting rescue groups.

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Great cat tips from Housecat Housecall

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You will need a sturdy crate for transport, scratching post, climbing tree, litter box, food and water bowls and a breakaway collar with an ID tag. Tags: pet care tv Katrina Warren and the experts at Animal Planet’s “ Housecat Housecall ”, presented by Purina Cat Chow, have put together some simple tips to help families conquer some common cat care issues.

Rescue for the rescuer.

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Following is a telepathic conversation I experienced while transporting dogs to a rescue. One day about 10 years ago, I was in the process of transporting quite a few dogs to a rescue from a high kill shelter. Tags: guest post This is a guest post from Cherie, and I think that it is something everyone who rescues animals needs to read. Thanks Cherie!

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