Animal Welfare

Cairo affair adds urgency to animal cruelty register | Greene County

CATSKILL – When a Cairo woman was arrested for allegedly attempting to behead one of her pet dogs with a sword, the record of a Greene County animal abuse registry became even more urgent. Pauline Waldron, 67, is also accused of stabbing the dog repeatedly and then letting the animal die for eight hours without seeking medical attention. She faces ...

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Animal Tales: The rise in pet ownership is straining local vets

VCA Lewiston Animal Hospital veterinary assistant Ashlynn Foss, left, and technical supervisor Sonja Harris examine Harley at the facility Friday afternoon on Stetson Road in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham / Journal of the Sun LEWISTON – If you haven’t adopted a ‘pandemic puppy’ in the past year and a half, it’s probably someone you know has. While the company of our ...

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Outer Banks Community Foundation enrichment grants due July 30

The Dare County Arts Council is planning a big opening celebration in October for the Courtyard project. Major construction is complete and visitors are invited to enjoy the new courtyard behind the DCAC Art Center in downtown Manteo. Details of the inauguration will be announced in the coming weeks. [Courtesy Outer Banks Community Foundation] Nonprofits are encouraged to apply for ...

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SCVNews.com | Opinion / Comment: Marcia Mayeda looks back on 20 years with LA County Animal Care & Control

Twenty Years in Review – The first in a series Marcia Mayeda, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. A few years ago, I was browsing the works of art from my childhood and the projects that I had saved. As I recalled the paintings, stories and sculptures, I noticed that every element was about ...

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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Hosts ‘Welcome Day’ With Guided Hike, Demonstration & More – St George News

Young visitor at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, St. George News KANAB – After limiting visitors and volunteers due to COVID-19, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary encourages visitors and volunteers to come back with a special “Welcome Day” Thursday starting at 7 a.m. and filled with activities for them. visitors ...

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Poultry at the center of a virtual excursion

Researchers and industry staff will provide an overview on Thursday of current and future efforts to strengthen the sustainability of the country’s poultry industry. The virtual outing starts at 10 a.m. and those interested can register online at https://uada.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G_6Zs_IDQRqv1EoeWI_nQA. The event is the latest in a series of educational events hosted by the University of Arkansas Agriculture System Division and ...

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Animal welfare inspector moved on ‘credible’ threat

A Limerick-based animal welfare inspector has been dismissed from his post due to credible threats to his personal safety, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal. ISPCA said its inspector regularly encountered very difficult and sometimes dangerous working conditions. According to a report published on RTÉ’s This Week under FAITH, the Agriculture Ministry has been briefed on developments. ...

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Ig signs laws to protect animals

HONOLULU – Animal advocates across Hawai’i are celebrating a successful legislative year with the passage of seven new animal welfare laws. Hawaiian law now prohibits the sale of cosmetic products derived from animal experiments. The law aims to stop new animal testing for cosmetics and has no impact on the sale of ingredients or cosmetics that were previously tested on ...

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Wisconsin farms work to vaccinate mink against coronavirus

As Wisconsin health officials work to get more residents vaccinated against the coronavirus, a mass vaccination effort is also underway in the state’s mink industry. The State Department of Agriculture, Commerce, and Consumer Protection approved the use of a mink vaccine made by veterinary drug company Zoetis in May. Similar to vaccines for humans, state veterinarian Darlene Konkle said the ...

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Nam Huong in Vietnam unveils first commercial cage-free chicken coop

Vietnam joins other Southeast Asian countries in the movement to promote cage-free eggs with the opening of the country’s first cage-free barn. Most of the more than 8 billion eggs produced in Viet Nam each year are laid by hens raised in wire mesh battery cages, which are so small that the hens cannot even stretch their wings. According to ...

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