The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee has approved animal welfare-related recommendations regarding judges, stewards, equipment, and fines and penalties from the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission.
The nation's top therapy dog, a pit bull named Elle (pronounced Ellie) from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina who helps teach children about dog safety, reading, and overcoming prejudice and stereotypes – something a pit bull knows too much about – has been named this year's "American Hero Dog" at the 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog AwardsTM.
We used to call them "feral" cats, those bands of felines that take up residence in apartment complexes or on college campuses after their owners graduate and leave them in the "care" of students who may or may not take responsibility for them. Now they're called "community cats," and local animal welfare groups want to stabilize the cat colonies by spaying and neutering.
The Ministry of Education has included the topic of animal welfare in the curriculums of veterinary medicine courses this school year, reflecting the country's rising concern for animals, an expert said.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is concerned that the lack of government regulation over puppy mills and other animal welfare centers and departments may lead to an increase in animal cruelty.
Aside from the tiresome and inappropriate fascination conservatives seem to have with likening things to Hitler and Nazism, Makris is evading the most important issue with killing an elephant for sport and for ratings on a television show..
Several people have asked how a government shutdown affects animals, either by suspending critical animal welfare functions or providing a temporary reprieve from government killing programs. While some of the details are still emerging, here's a brief rundown on how the agencies are handling the shutdown and some of the effects that we expect it could have on animals.
The National Lawyers Guild has partnered with The Center for Constitutional Rights to form a committee dedicated to the furtherance of animal liberation (The National Lawyers Guild has formed an Animal Rights Activism Committee, you're invited to ...
Two recent court decisions in different states may signal judicial reassessment of the long-accepted position that public agencies and animal-control officials are immune from liability in dog-attacks resulting from ‘failure to exercise expected...