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. If your poorly cat needs to take a trip to the vet, or if they’re going on an adventure with you, it’s important for the safety of both you that they’re secure in their carrier or case.

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.

How To Transport Baby Birds

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Normally wildlife rehabilitators try not to give these kinds of directions. We say things like, “Just pick him up and put him back in his nest,” or “Leave him alone, the parents are around.” But occasionally it’s clear that something has happened to the parents, or the whole tree has been cut down and there are no alternatives, or the birds had the bad luck to be born in an area where one or more idiotic, soulless humans let their cats roam around outside.

Air Canada To Stop Shipping Lab Primates

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The announcement below comes verbatim from the Pacific Free Press.they still need approval from the Canadian Transportation Agency though. The coalition – the Canadian Coalition Against Animal Research and Experimentation (CCAARE) which includes the Calgary Animal Rights Effort, Stop Animal Testing at Dalhousie University, and Stop UBC Animal Research among many others – also urged the Canadian Transportation Agency to approve Air Canada's new policy. Excellent news!

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. 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.

Ocean City Causeway a Death Trap for Gulls

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It is unclear exactly why this particular causeway is so deadly for gulls but the New Jersey Department of Transportation is trying to make things better. Asides

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. They were brought to the Ohio SPCA Farm Sanctuary to recover physically and heal spiritually. Danny (son of a Budweiser Clydesdale) and Ben are receiving the best care possible to ensure their survival. The Ohio SPCA operates solely on donations.

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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! SeaWorld’s Animal Care team is on 24-hour watch keeping a close eye on the pair, who are both doing well. Story background: On June 8, 2012, SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue team traveled to Sykes Creek in Merritt Island, Fla.

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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.

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. On November 30, SeaWorld Orlando welcomed the first chick to hatch at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the all-new attraction featuring a colony of more than 250 penguins from four species – king, Adelie, gentoo and rockhopper.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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. The pandas, three year old female Huan Huan and three year old male panda Yuan Zi, will be the first giant pandas in more than 10 years to be in France.

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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. SeaWorld animal care specialists are a little bleary-eyed this week as they provide 24-hour care for a weeks-old, baby manatee. Orphaned by her mother, the female calf arrived at the park’s rehabilitation center on July 24 after being rescued from the waters of Daytona Beach, Fla.

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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. 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.

Chongming Island in winter

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Population density is far lower than in most parts of the city, and public transportation is limited – probably bad news for the people living on the island, but good news for the birds. Chongming Island is part of Shanghai – but it does not look much like the rest of the city.

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.

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.

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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.

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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. They have many wonderful programs, one of which helps both animals and people. Imagine being a soldier on the battlefield and finding comfort and friendship in a dog.

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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.

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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. Yesterday was World AIDS Day and I anticipated her doing a thoughtful program, which I think she did. Here's a video she showed, produced by the Nike Foundation: The message is clear and necessary and indisputable. But the cow part?

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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. 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.

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On THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING

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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). When I agreed to read and review Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson's THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING (Harper 2010), the regal Charles Hobson Booger, III was still with us.

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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. This is a little late, so I am sure they have grown by now, but just look at how adorable these little sea turtles are! I adore turtles, and am happy to know that SeaWorld Orlando saved these hatchlings from Hurricane Bill.

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). 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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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.

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Kermie

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Outside he went, transported in plastic, back to his home in the wilds of suburban West Palm Beach. 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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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.

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. We at Animal Lifeline UK help animal rescues in the UK find volunteers and homes for their animals. We help recruit: Fosterers who look after the animals till they get their forever home. Vet bills are covered by the rescue.

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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. To safely move or transport an injured cat, use suitable container such as a strong cardboard box or a cat carrier (remove the top for easy and safe access to the carrier; don’t push an injured cat through the small door or opening). When a pet gets injured or stops breathing, it can be a stressful and frightening situation.

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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. 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.

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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.

Teaching Ornithology in High Schools

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They would care about land-use decisions involving urban sprawl, agriculture, transportation, waste disposal, pollution, deforestation, desertification, invasive species, climate change, and even population control. In 2018, I read an article in Birding magazine by Jeff R.

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Birding Mkuze

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Cattle Egrets using public transport. Mkuze Game Reserve is in the Eastern part of South Africa, about 5 hours away from Johannesburg, and one of the best places I have ever been to for bird photography. In particular, there is one hide that is built over a watering hole, allowing great views of both birds and mammals (though for a dedicated bird watcher like me, those are more of an obstacle than a bonus).

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Two Bald Eagles Survive Crash Landing

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During transport to a rehab center, one eagle made a quick escape. Well, that brings a new meaning to the phrase “ the eagle has landed.” ” In the case of two Bald Eagles at the Duluth International Airport in Minnesota, the landing was of the not-so-smooth variety. The birds had locked their talons during a mid-air battle and plummeted to the tarmac together. When they hit the ground, both were alive, but unable to separate themselves.

"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.

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Stormbirds

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Damage to New York included floods caused by the storm surge, power cuts and disruption to transport, including the loss of the railway line that crosses Jamaica Bay. On October 29 th 2012, “superstorm” Sandy devastated the east coast of the USA, affecting states from Florida to Maine, with severe damage in New Jersey and New York.

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Delhi’s Birds Need Help!

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The wildlife centers set up lodging, local transportation, and meetings with their directors and veterinarians. Nadeem will use the money solely for long-distance transportation, lodging when he is between centers, and meals; if there is any left over it will remain in the account, where it will be used when his brother Mohammad comes to America for his upcoming wildlife center internship.

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An Osprey Nest and The Migratory Bird Treaty Act

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