Category Archives: JAN-FEB 2012

No more live birds sold in Stockton

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  January/February 2012: STOCKTON,  Calif.– “Effective on January 7,  the first 2012 market,  live birds will no longer be sold at the Stockton Farmers’ Market!” Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender Compassion founder Andrew Zollman e-mailed to ANIMAL PEOPLE on January 6,  2012. … Continue reading

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Who is behind "Humane Society for Shelter Pets" campaign against HSUS?

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  January/February 2012: WASHINGTON D.C. –Full-page ads in USA  Today,  the Los Angeles Times,  the Chicago Tribune,  and New York Times on November 31,  2011 marked the public debut of the Humane Society for Shelter Pets.   Incorporated … Continue reading

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Russians will not buy Canadian seal pelts

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  January/February 2012: YARMOUTHPORT,  Mass.–”The Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan,  and the Russian Federation has banned the import and export of harp seal skins,”  International Fund for Animal Welfare anti-sealing campaign coordinator Sheryl Fink announced on December 19,  … Continue reading

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World Society for the Protection of Animals disbands "member society" network

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  January/February 2012: World Society for the Protection of Animalsdisbands “member society” network LONDON–Animal charity leaders around the world mostly responded with mixed apprehension and frustration to the World Society for the Protection of Animals’ decision,  unveiled in … Continue reading

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PETA view more nuanced than Christian Science Monitor report that it favors horse slaughter

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  January/February 2012: PETA view more nuanced than Christian Science Monitor report that it favors horse slaughter HABITAT FOR HORSES WASHINGTON D.C.–Perhaps PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk played the horse slaughter issue for publicity,  and perhaps she was just … Continue reading

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BOOKS: Cat Telling Tales by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  January/February 2012: Cat Telling Talesby Shirley Rousseau MurphyWilliam Morrow  (10 E.  53rd St.,  New York,  NY 10022),  2011.373 pages,  hardcover.  $19.99. Mysteries don’t top my reading list,  but feline sleuth Joe Grey and his crime-solving sidekicks,  two … Continue reading

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BOOKS: The puppy that came for Christmas by Megan Rix

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  January/February 2012: The puppy that came for Christmasby Megan RixPlume Books (c/o Penguin USA,  375 Hudson St.,  New York,  NY 10014), 2011.  246 pages,  paperback.  $14.95. ___________ The title of The puppy that came for Christmas is … Continue reading

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Wildlife Heroes by Julie Scardina & Jeff Flocken

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  January/February 2012: Wildlife Heroes  by Julie Scardina & Jeff FlockenRunning Press (2300 Chestnut St., Suite 200, Philadelphia,  PA 19103),  2012.  264 pages,  paperback.  $20.00. Wildlife Heroes co-authors Julie Scardina and Jeff Flocken profile 40 people who do … Continue reading

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BOOKS: Kalahari Dream by Chris Mercer & Bev Pervan

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  January/February 2012: Kalahari Dream by Chris Mercer & Bev PervanPaperback:  <http://amzn.to/vLHjhv>.  Download for Kindle: <http://amzn.to/vYlNJk>.Download for iPad and all other eReaders:  <http://bit.ly/sFM2Wb>.302 pages,  including 100 photos.  $9.99. On an overnight stay in Kuruman,  South Africa,  deep in … Continue reading

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Birding crimes

January-February 2012 WASHINGTON D.C.– Convicted in District of Columbia Superior Court of misdemeanor attempted cruelty to animals on October 31, 2011,  anti-feral cat ornithologist Nico Dauphine was on December 14, 2011 sentenced to do 120 hours of community service,  spend … Continue reading

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