Awards & honors

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE, July/August 2012: GreenInterview.com host Silver Donald Cameron, 75, was on June 29, 2012 awarded the Order of Canada, for his career as journalist, writer, and community activist. Cameron in the April 2011 edition of ANIMAL PEOPLE and on his personal web site denounced the legal position of the Canada Revenue Agency that […]

Bell Canada not funding centennial Stampede rodeo

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE, July/August 2012: Bell Canada not funding centennial Stampede rodeo CALGARY, RENO–Bell Canada spokesperson Jacqueline Michelis on July 3, 2012 confirmed to Lauren Krugel of Canadian Press that the telecommunications company will not sponsor Calgary Stampede rodeo events. The 100th anniversary running of Calgary Stampede was to be held July 6-13, 2012. “We […]

Bogotá bans arena bullfights, but participant bullfights continue in Colombian hinterlands

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE, July/August 2012: Bogotá bans bullfights, but “corralejas” continue in Colombian hinterlands BOGOTA, Colombia— Bogotá mayor Gustavo Petro “has stated that he will end bullfighting after bullfight organizers Taurine Corporation refused to agree that animals would not be killed during the fights,” announced Animal Defenders International chief executive Jan Creamer on June 15, […]

California foie gras ban takes effect

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE, July/August 2012: California foie gras ban takes effect LOS ANGELES–A California law forbidding the sale of foie gras took effect on July 1, 2012, almost eight years after passage–and was challenged in court less than 24 hours later by plaintiffs including Hot’s Restaurant Group, the foie gras trade organization Association des Éleveurs […]

Cattle gifts put habitat, humans, and animals at risk in southern India

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE, July/August 2012: Cattle gifts put habitat, humans, and animals at risk in southern India KOCHI, Kerala, India–A livestock gift scheme meant to increase the incomes of 30 families living within the nominally protected Vazhachal Forest, within the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve buffer zone, is putting the forest, the families, and the donated cattle […]

Chimps injure anthropology student at Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden

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  From ANIMAL PEOPLE, July/August 2012: Chimps injure anthropology student at Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden JOHANNESBURG–U.S. anthropology student Andrew Oberle, 26, lost an ear, several fingers and toes and a testicle on June 28, 2012 after entering a restricted enclosure at Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden, apparently to pick up a rock that he […]

BOOKS—Dangerous By Default: Extreme Breeds

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE, July/August 2012: Dangerous By Default: Extreme Breeds by Anthony Solesky 109 pages. Free download from: www.dogsbite.org/pdf/dangerous-by-default-by-anthony-solesky.pdf Ruling in Tracey v. Solesky, the Maryland Court of Appeals on April 26, 2012 held that knowing a dog is a pit bull or pit bull cross is sufficient to establish landlord liability if a dog […]

International data

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE, July/August 2012: International data The United Kingdom data below was collected by the ninth annual Dogs Trust survey of U.K. dog wardens, and does not include dogs who are killed after surrender to nonprofit humane societies–believed to be about half of the actual total of dogs killed by U.K. shelters. The data […]

Dogs most often listed for sale or adoption

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Lost & found pet recovery rate is unchanged in 20 years

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  From ANIMAL PEOPLE, July/August 2012 Lost & found pet recovery rate is unchanged in 20 years NEW YORK CITY–Americans are keeping 60% more cats and dogs than 20 years ago, but those cats and dogs are still lost and found at about the same rate–a finding which suggests that the advent of microchip identification […]