Archive for January, 2010

Help Over the Long Haul for Haiti

Help Over the Long Haul for Haiti

In the next stage of our work we’ll extend our alliances with the Haiti-based Christian Veterinary Mission and the Dominican Republic-based Veterinary Care and Human Services, and explore every useful avenue for cooperation with relief agencies, the government of Haiti, and the representatives of other nations responding to Haiti’s dire needs.

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Learning Not to Fight: Boy and Pit Bull Top of the Class

By on January 28, 2010 in Uncategorized
Learning Not to Fight: Boy and Pit Bull Top of the Class

Terrence Murphy and Elmo have just graduated from our Pit Bull Training Team classes and earned a Canine Good Citizen® certificate. Star students, the video of this pair celebrating their successes is something you’ll want to see.

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Dairy Industry: Got Ethics?

By on January 27, 2010 in Farm Animals
Dairy Industry: Got Ethics?

Last night, ABC News reported on the results of an investigation by Mercy for Animals into inhumane practices within the dairy industry. It was a hard-hitting indictment of standard industry practices.

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A Sportsman’s Perspective on the Poisoning of Wildlife

By on January 26, 2010 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
A Sportsman’s Perspective on the Poisoning of Wildlife

Ted Williams goes in search of government efforts to save the harmless black-footed ferret, America’s most endangered mammal. And he comes face-to-face with the harsh truth.

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Hurricane Katrina to Haiti: Dogs Survive Two Disasters

By on January 25, 2010 in Uncategorized
Hurricane Katrina to Haiti: Dogs Survive Two Disasters

Since arriving in Haiti, our veterinary response team continues to help animals affected by the earthquake. Perhaps the most exciting news is also one of the most improbable and remarkable of stories.

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Lending a Helping Hand in Haiti

By on January 22, 2010 in Farm Animals
Lending a Helping Hand in Haiti

The images in the aftermath of a cataclysmic disaster like the one that struck Haiti last week are jarring, causing despair for even those somewhat hardened to suffering in the world. But there’s another side to the human psyche. Even in the worst of times, we search out for rays of light that break through the darkest . . . 

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Talk Back: Haiti, Farm Animal Factories, Favorite Books

Many readers have inquired about the animal welfare situation in Haiti. You also weighed in on my recent blog about the environmental and public health toll industrialized animal agriculture takes on local communities and continue to react to my list of bookshelf favorites.

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Injuriousss: Proposal to Restrict Nine Invasive Snakes

By on January 20, 2010 in Wildlife/Marine Mammals
Injuriousss: Proposal to Restrict Nine Invasive Snakes

Today, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar did the right thing. He announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will formally propose early next month the listing of nine large constricting snakes as “injurious wildlife” under the Lacey Act, forbidding the interstate transport or import of the animals as pets.

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Companies Make Progress for Farm Animals, Others Stall

By on January 19, 2010 in Uncategorized
Companies Make Progress for Farm Animals, Others Stall

While companies like Compass Group, Sonic, and IHOP have taken steps to improve the lives of farm animals in the United States, other companies have refused to make progress.

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Talk Back: Obstacles to Animal Protection

By on January 15, 2010 in Companion Animals, Opposition

I always welcome your comments, and today I post some of your thoughts on a few subjects.

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