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Feds 'Retire' 110 Chimps...By Sending 100 of Them To Another Research Center - Care2.com (blog)

Feds 'Retire' 110 Chimps...By Sending 100 of Them To Another Research Center - Care2.com (blog) | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Last week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it will permanently retire 110 chimpanzees from the controversial New Iberia Research Centerin Lafayette, La., bringing the U.S. a step closer to ending invasive research on primates.

 

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Dog Rescue Turns Into Criminal Case For New Britain Woman - Hartford Courant

A local animal protection activist faces criminal charges stemming from her work to help an apparently injured and ill dog that she found lying on a street.

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California Bear Blocked From Going To Colorado Sanctuary « CBS ...

California Bear Blocked From Going To Colorado Sanctuary « CBS ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A Colorado wildlife refuge that hopes to house a California black bear known as Meatball has filed a lawsuit to try and overturn a regulation that prohibits wild animals from being kept at sanctuaries.
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Teen Actor Appearing in "Trouble With The Curve" Raising Voices ...

16-Year Old Actor, Singer and Animal Rights Activist Urges People To Help Rescue Millions of Shelter Animals By Adopting A Pet In October "Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month".
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Farmers fear animal welfare backlash after Pakistan sheep cull - Herald Sun

Farmers fear animal welfare backlash after Pakistan sheep cull - Herald Sun | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

QUEENSLAND'S live cattle exporters fear the effects of another outcry over animal welfare after footage of 10,000 Australian sheep being brutally culled in Pakistan was made public.

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The WEIRD Psychology of Elephants - Scientific American (blog)

The WEIRD Psychology of Elephants - Scientific American (blog) | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

A group of researchers from Tokyo and Berlin have published a new finding about the relationship between personality and genetics in captive elephants.

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California lawmakers pass a wave of new animal protection laws - San Jose Mercury News

Animal welfare advocates celebrated one success after another in Sacramento -- the latest example of a continuing trend in which new laws to prohibit certain types of hunting, increase penalties for animal cruelty and boost other animal protections are gaining momentum in California, often with bipartisan support..
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ALBANY-BOUND COLE BROS. CIRCUS ORDERED TO PAY ...

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Evidence Provided by PETA of Physical and Psychological Threats to Two Elephants Leads to Government Action Special to the Journal Albany, Ga.
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Airline Refuses to Allow Working Dog on Flight

Airline Refuses to Allow Working Dog on Flight | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Phoenix, Arizona – Kevin, a 6-year old German Shepherd, was denied boarding on a U.S. Airways flight to Charlotte, North Carolina on September 1 because the pilot feared the dog might be aggressive.

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Subway restaurants committed to proper treatment of animals - Middletown Press

Middletown Press, MILFORD — Subway restaurant chain is being lauded by two of the largest animal welfare organizations for its leadership in demanding humane conditions for farm animals.

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Top Veterinary Groups Target Raw Diets - Dog Channel

Top Veterinary Groups Target Raw Diets - Dog Channel | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

In a statement raising concerns about potential harm to both animals and humans, the American Animal Hospital Association joined the American Veterinary Medical Association in taking a stand against raw food diets for pets.

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Stanford Research on Organics Hits the Stats, but Misses the Point ...

Stanford Research on Organics Hits the Stats, but Misses the Point ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

“Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier than Conventional Alternatives?” Stanford University researchers attempted to answer this question in their recently released analysis of published literature on the health, nutrition and safety of organic and conventional foods. The study has definitely kicked up a lot of dust — some of which is based upon questionable number crunching, and it largely misses the point of why organically grown food is a superior choice. In fact, it’s fair to say that the study itself erroneously characterizes what defines “safer or healthier” food and misjudges the critical importance of the farming systems used to produce it. The confusion this creates – and the potential misinformation it can spread – needs addressing.

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2012 Canadian Animal Protection Laws Rankings « STOP ANIMAL ...

2012 Canadian Animal Protection Laws Rankings « STOP ANIMAL ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Based on a detailed comparative analysis of the animal protection laws of each jurisdiction, the 2012 Canadian Animal Protection Laws Rankings recognizes the provinces and territories where laws protecting animals have real teeth, ...
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Is It Safe to Ship Dogs or Cats by Air? | Psychology Today

Is It Safe to Ship Dogs or Cats by Air? | Psychology Today | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

". . . many people have told stories about dogs who have been found to be ill, injured, dead, or occasionally even simply are reported to be lost at the end of an airline trip. So I decided to tabulate the actual data on this problem."

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Group: Send all ex-research chimps to sanctuary - The Seattle Times

Group: Send all ex-research chimps to sanctuary - The Seattle Times | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
A Boston-based animal advocacy group wants all 110 federal research chimpanzees being retired from a lab run by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette moved to Chimp Haven, the national sanctuary in northwest Louisiana for retired federal research chimpanzees..
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The One Health solution | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The popular press is finally recognizing the important connections among human, animal, and environmental health. Environmental destruction, global trade and travel, intensive agriculture, and other human activities all lead ...
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Suspension of live animal exports welcomed by RSPCA - The Guardian

Suspension of live animal exports welcomed by RSPCA - The Guardian | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

No British ports are exporting live animals after Ipswich halted sailings until further notice following animal welfare concerns.

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Abandoned, Two-Legged Puppies To Become Service Dogs

Abandoned, Two-Legged Puppies To Become Service Dogs | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Maverick and Moose weren’t given much of a shot when they were born. Abandoned along with their mother and a sibling just hours after they were born, they were lucky to be found and gotten to a rescue center.
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Collars, Not Cruelty: A Year in the Fight Against Rabies

One year since the launch of its Collars Not Cruelty campaign, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is proving that compassion and vaccination work in the fight to protect dogs, safeguard communities and end rabies.
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Premier Dalton McGuinty says Ontario is ready to strengthen animal welfare laws

Premier Dalton McGuinty says Ontario is ready to strengthen animal welfare laws | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
“My sense is we’re going to have to do something,” McGuinty said in response to six Marineland whistleblowers who presented a petition with nearly 77,000 signatures to Queen’s Park.
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The Bible, Jesus, and Veganism

The Bible, Jesus, and Veganism | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Cruelty to animals is sacrilegious and desecrates the Good Lord’s name. In The Gospel of the Nazirenes, Jesus agrees, “This commandment have I given you, that you love one another and all the creatures of the earth. Love is the fulfilling of the Law. Love is of the Lord, and the Lord is love. Whoso loves not, knows not the Lord….you are my disciples if you show mercy and love to all creatures, especially those that are weak and oppressed and suffer wrong. For the whole earth is filled with dark places of cruelty, with pain and sorrow, by the selfishness and ignorance of man.” 76:5-6.

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Fur Revival: Why Animal Rights Needs to Clarify its Message - One Green Planet (blog)

Fur Revival: Why Animal Rights Needs to Clarify its Message - One Green Planet (blog) | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

After decades of campaigning against the industry, fur is back in fashion, much to the dismay of animal rights advocates. Sites now promote “eco-fur” and “humane-fur”, whilst flinging disdain at any synthetic alternatives, declaring killing an animal is much kinder than petroleum. Why has this magnificent volte-face come to pass?

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Bill proposed in NY to create registry for animal abusers | This Dish ...

Bill proposed in NY to create registry for animal abusers | This Dish ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

"Right now someone who has abused an animal “can go and get a new dog from a shelter and there's nothing preventing that. We need to prevent that,” Councilman Vallone told the station.

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Animal Connection: After Dumping Ground For Dogs Discovered ...

Animal Connection: After Dumping Ground For Dogs Discovered ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Last March, Arizonans discovered a dumping ground for dead dogs, some with yellow rope tied around their legs and necks, on a vacant lot in south Phoenix. An 11-person task force has been established with the goal of improving animal welfare in the state and is examining shortcomings in the state law that leave prosecutors unable to pursue animal cruelty cases.

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With Their Food Scarce From Drought, More Animals Try Dining in Town - New York Times

With Their Food Scarce From Drought, More Animals Try Dining in Town - New York Times | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Similar stories abound, from ranches in Montana to tourist towns in New York’s Catskills, to the Appalachians in Kentucky. With their natural food sources ruined by drought, animals are descending from mountains and mesas, desperate to eat whatever they can find before the winter freeze comes. There isn’t much to go around.

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