When it comes to hauling horses, bassackward is right

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  From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May 2012: When it comes to hauling horses,  bassackward is right VANCOUVER–More than two million U.S. and Canadian horse-keepers haul more than nine million horses an average of more than a dozen times each per year,  one or two in a trailer.     Farriers and veterinarians usually drive to the horses’ barns,  […]

No deal for Macau greyhounds

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  From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May 2012: No deal for Macau greyhounds     MACAU–It was a cruel April Fool  for dozens of greyhounds, the U.S. organization Grey 2K,  Animals Aust-ralia,  and the Macau animal rescue society Anima.  Macau media reported on April 1,  2012 that Anima and the Macau Yat Yuen Canidrome Company Ltd. had signed an […]

WWF/Sweden head wants to cull wolves

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  From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May 2012: WWF/Sweden head wants to cull wolves King Karl-Gustaf: Having it both ways.    STOCKHOLM— Officially opposed to hunting any of the estimated 200 wolves living in Sweden,  World Wildlife Fund/Sweden has been headed since 1988 by Swedish King Carl Gustaf–who in October 2008 urged a wolf cull.  Wolf hunting resumed in Sweden […]

Maryland Court of Appeals establishes new liability rule in pit bull attack cases

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  From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 2012: Maryland Court of Appeals establishes new liability rule in pit bull attack cases ANNAPOLIS–Knowledge that a dog is a pit bull or pit bull cross is sufficient to establish landlord liability if a dog escapes from leased premises, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled on April 26, 2012.

Progress in equine contraception

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  From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May 2012: Progress in equine contraception     BILLINGS–The American SPCA on April 16,  2012 granted $100,000 to the Science & Conservation Center in Billings,  Montana, maker of the contraceptive vaccine ZonaStat-H.   The grant is separate from an ongoing ASPCA subsidy of $50,000 per year for three years to help advance the center’s […]

“Bait dogs” are docile victims to some pit bull advocates, “urban legend” to others

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May 2012: Many of the 216 surviving pit bulls seized in a December 2,  2011 dogfighting raid in Indang,  Cavite province,  the Philippines, “are not in need of rehabbing,  as they were bait dogs,”  Island Rescue Organization founder Nena Hernandez asserted in an April 4,  2012 e-mail to 25 other dog rescuers. […]

Free downloads from brightergreen.org

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  From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May 2012: Climate,  Food Security,  & Growth:   Ethiopia’s Complex Relationship With Livestock  (22 pages) by Mia MacDonald & Sangamithra Iyer Cattle,  Soyanization,  & Climate Change:    Brazil’s Agricultural Revolution  (42 pages)Skillful Means:  The Challenge of China’s Encounter With Factory Farming  (28 pages) both by Mia MacDonald & Justine Simon   *   Brighter Green,  […]

South Korean judge tells marine park to release dolphins

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May 2012: South Korean judge tells marine park to release dolphins     JEJU, South Korea–Jeju District Court Judge Kim Kyeong-seon on April 5,  2012 ordered the dolphin show promotion company Jeju Pacific Land to release five dolphins who were illegally captured from waters surrounding Jeju Island.  Judge Kim Kyeong-seon also fined Jeju Pacific […]

BOOKS: Bear Sanctuary by Victor Watkins

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  From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May 2012: WSPABear Sanctuary  by Victor Watkins Bear Sanctuary Publications (P.O. Box 690, Redhill,  Surrey,  RH19DG, U.K.),  2011.  126 pages,  paperback.  $4.99/Kindle, <http://bearsanctuary.com>.     Captive bears endured wretched lives in Romania for centuries.  Bear-baiting was commonly practiced from Roman times,  or earlier,  until well into the 20th century.  Gypsy “dancing bear” acts […]

Obituaries

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  From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May 2012: Obituaries “I come to bury Caesar,  not to praise him.  The evil that men do lives after them.  The good is oft interred with their bones.” –William Shakespeare     F. Barbara Orlans died on June 18,  2010.  ANIMAL PEOPLE learned of her death on April 5,  2012.  A noted biomedical […]