Transport your feline friend in style

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There are, however, a number of comfy, stylish carry cases on the market which make transporting your feline friend a little easier. No one ever wants to put their cat into a carry case, but there are times when we have to.

Air Canada Criticized for Transporting Research Monkeys

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Sarah Kite, director of communications and special projects for the BUAV, said monkeys destined for research facilities are usually transported in cramped wooden crates in the plane’s cargo hold, where they can be subject to fluctuations in temperature, stopovers and in some cases long delays. Air Canada is one of a small number of airlines that continues to transport these primates, Kite said. Awful. For the full Toronto Star story, go here.

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Rescued Manatee Gives Birth to Manatee Calf at SeaWorld Orlando

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The adult, weighing nearly 1,380 pounds, was transported by the Rescue Team to SeaWorld Orlando for further evaluation and care. We have some wonderful (and adorable) news to share with you today. A rescued manatee gives birth at SeaWorld Orlando early on Wednesday morning!

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. 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. The 35,000-square-foot facility would connect the Medical Education Research Facility and Carver Biomedical Research Building on the west side of campus.

Danny and Little Ben

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Little Ben was so sick that he had to be transported to Woodland Run Equine Veterinary Center. Danny and Ben were rescued on April 27 by the Ohio SPCA after receiving a complaint about malnourished horses.

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.” Sometimes I'm just embarrassed to be human. From EcoWorldly.the frozen carcass of a baby tiger was found in the trunk of a taxi cab on its way to a buyer in Hanoi.

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. Ya think? House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick J.

Proposed Nebraska Legislation Angers Horse Activists

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Tyson Larson introduced LB 305 on Wednesday, which would create a state meat inspection program, which would in turn allow horse meat to be transported across state lines. From the Lexington Clipper-Herald. click here for the full article. Two bills introduced in the Nebraska Legislature are drawing fire from the largest animal advocacy organization in the world. Newcomer to the Legislature Sen.

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.” It amazes me that legislative business is still being conducted in DC these days, what with the US economic sky falling.

“FedEx Panda Express” Brings Giant Pandas to France

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FedEx Express donated services to transport the giant pandas in a special plane named the “FedEx Panda Express”! Two giant pandas made their way from China to ZooParc de Beauval in France today.

SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica Welcomes First Penguin Chick

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Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin transports guests into the icy world of the penguin like never before.

SPCA

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Operation Baghdad Pups provides veterinary care and coordinates complicated logistics and transportation requirements in order to reunite these beloved pets with their service men and women back in the U.S.A. The SPCA does some amazing work on behalf of our animal friends all over the globe.

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. 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. 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. Considering the state had one of the weakest dog-fighting laws in the nation, that's no compliment.

Cute of the Day: Baby Manatee

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

Best Friends Gears Up For Hurricane

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By Sunday, the Best Friends Rapid Response Team had helped get 200 animals at the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter ready for transport to Georgia, far outside the hurricane’s expected path. While the Republicans gear up for operation "Operation Photo-Op", Best Friends is getting ready for hurricane Gustav.

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. 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." Hunters would then pay to hunt in the pens.

Tiny Turtles

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Park rangers in Cape Canaveral, FL transported the reptilian refugees to SeaWorld after rough seas caused by Hurricane Bill prevented the week-old trio from trekking from their nest to the waters off the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.

Rescue Spotlight: Animal Lifeline UK

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Transporters , again as it says on the tin! 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. Here is a bit more about what they do, and how you can help.

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. 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.

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. It's in response to the HBO film "Death on a Factory Farm." The Pork Board has planned delegate meetings at the {annual Pork Industry} forum to discuss quality assurance rules including animal handling, and how much money to allocate to promote animal welfare.

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. Thanks to Farmed Animal Net for this information from August 8. 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.

From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization has estimated that nearly a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gases is generated by livestock production, more than by transportation. Yet Al Gore does not even mention the need for Americans to reduce meat consumption as we attempt to rescue ourselves from the climate crisis. Michael Radkowsky Washington, Nov.

Pet First Aid – What to Do in an Emergency

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To safely move or transport an injured dog, get somebody to help you. When a pet gets injured or stops breathing, it can be a stressful and frightening situation.

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. 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 I don't track zoos, but this seems like an unusually high number of casualties.

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. Forgot to hit "publish now" on this.

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.

"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. 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. Whenever I read about dolphins in places like Sea World, I think of an ex-co-worker named Gretchen who admitted she had "issues" with animals.

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. 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.

From Today's New York Times

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Snakes may die during the capture and transport process, or they may be housed inhumanely in a small aquarium they can barely fit into. To the Editor: Re “ Snake Owners See Furry Bias in Invasive Species Proposal ” (news article, Jan. 9): The Fish and Wildlife Service is right to propose a ban on the sale of nine large constricting snakes for the pet trade.

From Today's New York Times

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With controlled-atmosphere killing, chickens aren’t dumped from their transport crates and do not suffer broken wings and legs while being shackled upside down, they’re never scalded to death in defeathering tanks, and there is no opportunity for workers to further abuse birds at the slaughterhouse, as PETA has documented in undercover investigations. To the Editor: Re “ New Way to Help Chickens Cross to Other Side ” (front page, Oct.

From Today's New York Times

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Each one of these animals suffered extreme cruel and inhumane conditions in the transportation and slaughter process. To the Editor: An addendum should be made to your editorial ’s point that all horses deserve the “generosity of conscience” that was expended to save Barbaro. Just days before Barbaro was humanely put down, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act was reintroduced in Congress.

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. 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. Housecat Housecall airs on Animal Planet every Saturday at 10:30AM Eastern/Pacific, with an encore each Sunday at 8:00AM Eastern/Pacific.

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. 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 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. This is a guest post from Cherie, and I think that it is something everyone who rescues animals needs to read. Thanks Cherie!

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.

The Wookey Hole Witch

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Tiny’s owners receive a £250 donation to their animal charity of choice, a £100 animal gift hamper, a framed picture of Tiny in his new role as a witch’s cat, plus transport and entry to Wookey Hole to view his portrait in its pride of place at the Wookey Hole caves.

The True Costs of Eating Meat

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Livestock accounts for at least 21 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions globally -- more than all forms of transportation combined. In this Washington Post column, James E. McWilliams highlights the true environmental costs of eating meat: The livestock industry as a result of its reliance on corn and soy-based feed accounts for over half the synthetic fertilizer used in the United States, contributing more than any other sector to marine dead zones.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The transport and subsequent slaughter of these animals is brutal. To the Editor: As sponsors of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act , we take issue with Christa Weil’s views on the horsemeat industry ( Op-Ed , March 5). The horse slaughter industry in the United States has nothing to do with feeding hungry people and everything to do with animal cruelty. The facts are these: ¶Most horses that end up slaughtered are bought by buyers acting on behalf of slaughterhouses.

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.