From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: New study confirms crustacean sentience BELFAST––Challenging the global scientific, regulatory, and humane communities to recognize crustacean sentience, Robert Elwood of the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on January 16, 2013 published his third major study in six years to demonstrate that crustaceans feel and [...]
Courtesy of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine WASHINGTON D.C.—All five branches of the U.S. military were on March 3, 2013 due to send to Congress written plans to phase out live tissue training, meaning the use of deliberately mutilated animals to teach emergency livesaving techniques to combat medics.
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: CHICAGO––Feral cat neuter/return advocates are apprehensive of an ongoing study of the ecological effects of feral cats, funded by the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, after foundation president and WGN radio hunting program host Charlie Potter blamed feral cats for a continent-wide decline of bobwhite quail.
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: AGRA, India––“In an all night anti- poaching rescue operation based on intelligence provided by Wildlife SOS, four young male sloth bears were seized from poachers in the Sahibganj district of Jharkhand on the Indo-Nepal border,” Wildlife SOS cofounder Geeta Seshamani e-mailed to ANIMAL PEOPLE on February 19, 2013.
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: Editorial feature: Gun control, “boomers,” & the future of hunting by Merritt Clifton & Kim Bartlett “In the matter of gun control, our main concern is rightly for the human victims of mass shootings,” wrote veteran journalist Dick Meister on January 18, 2013 for California Progress Report. “But what [...]
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: SANTA CRUZ, California––The Animal Legal Defense Fund and Stop Animal Experimentation Now on January 17, 2013 asked Santa Cruz County Court for a permanent injunction ordering Santa Cruz Biotechnology Inc. to cease violating the federal Animal Welfare Act by allegedly neglecting goats used to produce antibodies. The lawsuit was filed [...]
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: Pat Derby, 69, founder of the Performing Animal Welfare Society, died from throat cancer on February 15, 2013 at her home on the ARK 2000 sanctuary she built near San Andreas, California. “Ed Stewart, her partner of 37 years, was by her side,” said the PAWS death announcement.
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: PONGOLA, KZN, South Africa––Fined the equivalent of $33,000 U.S. dollars by the South African Department of Agriculture & Environment for housing crocodiles in single pens shorter than the length of their bodies, Metroc Broedery owner Coen Labuscagne of Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, “nevertheless has applied for permission to expand his operation to [...]
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2013: Farm animal cruelty convictions lead to “ag-gag” laws rather than reform RALEIGH, N.C., BOISE, Idaho––Former Butterball employees Terry Johnson and Billy McBride were on February 24, 2013 convicted of abusing turkeys at a farm in Shannon, North Carolina, in 2011. “Johnson and McBride join Butterball workers Brian Douglas and Ruben [...]
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, January/February 2013: Letters Good riddance to Ken Salazar President Obama’s recently resigned Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, proved himself to be totally unqualified for his office. A former cattle rancher from New Mexico, Salazar was strongly promoted to the President by Senator Jeff Bingamen, also of New Mexico. Immediately after his [...]