The protection of animals in laboratories or other specific environments by promoting their health through better nutrition, housing, and care.
The use of animals as investigational subjects.
Institutional committees established to protect the welfare of animals used in research and education. The 1971 NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals introduced the policy that institutions using warm-blooded animals in projects supported by NIH grants either be accredited by a recognized professional laboratory animal accrediting body or establish its own committee to evaluate animal care; the Public Health Service adopted a policy in 1979 requiring such committees; and the 1985 amendments to the Animal Welfare Act mandate review and approval of federally funded research with animals by a formally designated Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
The science of breeding, feeding and care of domestic animals; includes housing and nutrition.
The moral and ethical bases of the protection of animals from cruelty and abuse. The rights are extended to domestic animals, laboratory animals, and wild animals.
Organized institutions which provide services to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community.
Animals which have become adapted through breeding in captivity to a life intimately associated with humans. They include animals domesticated by humans to live and breed in a tame condition on farms or ranches for economic reasons, including LIVESTOCK (specifically CATTLE; SHEEP; HORSES; etc.), POULTRY; and those raised or kept for pleasure and companionship, e.g., PETS; or specifically DOGS; CATS; etc.
The killing of animals for reasons of mercy, to control disease transmission or maintain the health of animal populations, or for experimental purposes (ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION).
The science and technology dealing with the procurement, breeding, care, health, and selection of animals used in biomedical research and testing.
Procedures, such as TISSUE CULTURE TECHNIQUES; mathematical models; etc., when used or advocated for use in place of the use of animals in research or diagnostic laboratories.
Individuals with a degree in veterinary medicine that provides them with training and qualifications to treat diseases and injuries of animals.
Alternatives to the use of animals in research, testing, and education. The alternatives may include reduction in the number of animals used, replacement of animals with a non-animal model or with animals of a species lower phylogenetically, or refinement of methods to minimize pain and distress of animals used.
The discipline pertaining to the study of animal behavior.
Skin diseases of the foot, general or unspecified.
The means of moving persons, animals, goods, or materials from one place to another.
A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with improving and maintaining farm income and developing and expanding markets for agricultural products. Through inspection and grading services it safeguards and insures standards of quality in food supply and production.
The philosophy or code pertaining to what is ideal in human character and conduct. Also, the field of study dealing with the principles of morality.
The medical science concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in animals.
The observable response an animal makes to any situation.
Procedures for recognizing individual animals and certain identifiable characteristics pertaining to them; includes computerized methods, ear tags, etc.
Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of the child.
Physical manipulation of animals and humans to induce a behavioral or other psychological reaction. In experimental psychology, the animal is handled to induce a stress situation or to study the effects of "gentling" or "mothering".
Places where animals are slaughtered and dressed for market.
Societies whose membership is limited to scientists.
The collective designation of three organizations with common membership: the European Economic Community (Common Market), the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). It was known as the European Community until 1994. It is primarily an economic union with the principal objectives of free movement of goods, capital, and labor. Professional services, social, medical and paramedical, are subsumed under labor. The constituent countries are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. (The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997, p842)
The moral obligations governing the conduct of research. Used for discussions of research ethics as a general topic.
An array of tests used to determine the toxicity of a substance to living systems. These include tests on clinical drugs, foods, and environmental pollutants.
Animals considered to be wild or feral or not adapted for domestic use. It does not include wild animals in zoos for which ANIMALS, ZOO is available.
Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout-bodied, short-legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin, usually covered with coarse bristles, a rather long mobile snout, and small tail. Included are the genera Babyrousa, Phacochoerus (wart hogs), and Sus, the latter containing the domestic pig (see SUS SCROFA).
The science, art or practice of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.
Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)
Domesticated bovine animals of the genus Bos, usually kept on a farm or ranch and used for the production of meat or dairy products or for heavy labor.
The production of offspring by selective mating or HYBRIDIZATION, GENETIC in animals or plants.
Financial assistance provided by the government to indigent families with dependent children who meet certain requirements as defined by the Social Security Act, Title IV, in the U.S.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
A drive stemming from a physiological need for WATER.
Large marine mammals of the order CETACEA. In the past, they were commercially valued for whale oil, for their flesh as human food and in ANIMAL FEED and FERTILIZERS, and for baleen. Today, there is a moratorium on most commercial whaling, as all species are either listed as endangered or threatened.
Large mammals in the family Elephantidae, with columnar limbs, bulky bodies, and elongated snouts. They are the only surviving members of the PROBOSCIDEA MAMMALS.
A republic in southern Africa, south of DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO and TANZANIA, and north of ZIMBABWE. Its capital is Lusaka. It was formerly called Northern Rhodesia.
The external reproductive organ of males. It is composed of a mass of erectile tissue enclosed in three cylindrical fibrous compartments. Two of the three compartments, the corpus cavernosa, are placed side-by-side along the upper part of the organ. The third compartment below, the corpus spongiosum, houses the urethra.
Materials incorporated mechanically in plastics (usually PVC) to increase flexibility, workability or distensibility; due to the non-chemical inclusion, plasticizers leach out from the plastic and are found in body fluids and the general environment.
An ester of phthalic acid. It appears as a light-colored, odorless liquid and is used as a plasticizer for many resins and elastomers.
The detection of long and short term side effects of conventional and traditional medicines through research, data mining, monitoring, and evaluation of healthcare information obtained from healthcare providers and patients.
Activities involved in ensuring the safety of FOOD including avoidance of bacterial and other contamination.

Effect of pen size on behavioral, endocrine, and immune responses of water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) calves. (1/550)

Female water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) calves (n = 28) aged 7 to 10 d were divided into four groups of seven animals each to examine the effects of space allowance (Group A: 2.6 indoor m2 + 2.0 outdoor m2/calf; Group B: 2.6 indoor m2/calf; Group C: 1.5 indoor m2/calf; Group D: 1.0 indoor m2/calf) on behavioral, endocrine, and immune variables for a period of 60 d. Animals were offered 7 L/d of a commercial acidified milk substitute. The calves averaged 45.9 kg initially and 92.4 kg finally. The behavior observations were conducted 7 d after grouping and fortnightly thereafter. At wk 4 and 8, the phytohemagglutinin (PHA) skin test was performed to induce aspecific delayed hypersensitivity. At wk. 1 and 3, calves were injected i.m. with keyhole limpet hemocyanin. Antibody titers were determined at weekly intervals for 7 wk. Calves in pens with greater space allowance (Groups A and B) were less active than Groups C and D (P<.001). The latter groups were also observed feeding more often at wk 7 (P<.01). Calves provided with an outdoor paddock spent less time standing than Groups C and D (P<.01), and lay with a greater number of outstretched legs (P<.001). Groups C and D showed a lower reaction to PHA in both skin tests than did Groups A and B (P<.001 and P<.05, respectively). Group A showed an antibody response consistently higher than groups B, C, and D (P<.01, P<.05, and P<.05, respectively). At the end of the experimental period, the calves were subjected to an isolation test lasting 10 min. Group D showed a longer duration of movement with respect to Groups A and B (P<.01); animals from Group C walked more than did Group A (P<.05). Cortisol concentration evaluated 0, 10, 45, 90, 150, and 225 min after separation from the group was higher in Groups C and D than in Groups A and B (P<.01). For all animals, the highest cortisol level was observed immediately after the isolation test (P<.001). Space restriction resulted in evidence of stress in the animals as shown by alterations in a number of physiological responses. However, the use of small groups of only seven animals per pen may have affected their reactions to space restriction. It is possible that using larger groups could change these conclusions.  (+info)

Comparative cardiopulmonary effects of carfentanil-xylazine and medetomidine-ketamine used for immobilization of mule deer and mule deer/white-tailed deer hybrids. (2/550)

Three mule deer and 4 mule deer/white-tailed deer hybrids were immobilized in a crossover study with carfentanil (10 microg/kg) + xylazine (0.3 mg/kg) (CX), and medetomidine (100 microg/kg) + ketamine (2.5 mg/kg) (MK). The deer were maintained in left lateral recumbency for 1 h with each combination. Deer were immobilized with MK in 230+/-68 s (mean +/- SD) and with CX in 282+/-83 seconds. Systolic, mean and diastolic arterial pressure were significantly higher with MK. Heart rate, PaO2, PaCO2, pH, and base excess were not significantly different between treatments. Base excess and pH increased significantly over time with both treatments. Both treatments produced hypoventilation (PaCO2 > 50 mm Hg) and hypoxemia (PaO2 < 60 mm Hg). PaO2 increased significantly over time with CX. Body temperature was significantly (P<0.05) higher with CX compared to MK. Ventricular premature contractions, atrial premature contractions, and a junctional escape rhythm were noted during CX immobilization. No arrhythmias were noted during MK immobilization. Quality of immobilization was superior with MK, with no observed movement present for the 60 min of immobilization. Movement of the head and limbs occurred in 4 animals immobilized with CX. The major complication observed with both of these treatments was hypoxemia, and supplemental inspired oxygen is recommended during immobilization. Hyperthermia can further complicate immobilization with CX, reinforcing the need for supplemental oxygen.  (+info)

Headroom requirements for horses in transit. (3/550)

Horses intended for slaughter in Western Canada are frequently transported in double-deck trailers, where headroom may be restricted. Poll and withers height was estimated from type photographs of various horse breeds. The headroom required by Canadian legislation and codes of practice may not be sufficiently restrictive to protect the welfare of sport type horses when transported.  (+info)

Comparison of minimum space allowance standards for transportation of cattle by road from 8 authorities. (4/550)

Space allowance for animals in transit is a consistent concern in many countries developing codes of practice and regulations to assure humane treatment of food producing animals. Describing minimum space allowance requirements for cattle in transit has proven to be difficult, as the space required increases as the animal grows. Loading pressure, defined as weight of live animal per unit area, has proven to be a clear method of communicating with transporters and inspection staff what the maximum safe stocking limit is based on individual animal weight. The loading density recommendations in the Canadian code of practice for beef cattle are compared with other standards by using loading pressure charts as a visual aid. Loading pressure charts are recommended in preference to a tabular format to describe the minimal space allowed per animal for cattle transported by road.  (+info)

Principles in laboratory animal research for experimental purposes. (5/550)

The present work contains information about proper husbandry and care of laboratory animals, microbiological monitoring of their health and protecting them against suffering and distress. The author also gives some advice on the improvement and unification of experimental research results through the standardisation of laboratory animals used for the experiments as well as imposing proper conditions for animal husbandry.  (+info)

The "new perception" of animal agriculture: legless cows, featherless chickens, and a need for genuine analysis. (6/550)

A growing popular literature has created a "New Perception" of animal agriculture by depicting commercial animal production as 1) detrimental to animal welfare, 2) controlled by corporate interests, 3) motivated by profit rather than by traditional animal care values, 4) causing increased world hunger, 5) producing unhealthy food, and 6) harming the environment. Agricultural organizations have often responded with public relations material promoting a very positive image of animal agriculture and denying all six of the critics' claims. The public, faced with these two highly simplistic and contradictory images, needs knowledgeable research and analysis to serve as a basis for public policy and individual choice. Scientists and ethicists could provide such analysis. In some cases, however, scientists and ethicists have themselves produced misleading, polarized, or simplistic accounts of animal agriculture. The problems in such accounts include the repetition of unreliable information from advocacy sources, use of unwarranted generalizations, simplistic analysis of complex issues, and glossing over the ethical problems. The New Perception debate raises important and complex ethical issues; in order to provide useful guidance, both scientists and ethicists must consider these issues as research problems that are worthy of genuine investigation and analysis.  (+info)

Perspectives on hepatitis B studies with chimpanzees. (7/550)

Chimpanzees have been shown to be exquisitely susceptible to human hepatitis viruses, without themselves developing clinical illness, thus providing an important model for studies on these agents. Chimpanzees have contributed substantially to human welfare by making possible the development of hepatitis B vaccines, which now prevent development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in millions of people. They have provided a means to evaluate the efficacy of virus inactivation strategies, which have made blood derivatives formerly contaminated with blood-borne viruses (hepatitis B, C, and human immunodeficiency viruses) safe with respect to their transmission. In exchange for these contributions, humans owe chimpanzees lifelong retirement in sanctuaries that offer socialization and environmental enrichment.  (+info)

Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging in animal research. (8/550)

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and imaging can be used to investigate, noninvasively, a wide range of biological processes in systems as diverse as protein solutions, single cells, isolated perfused organs, and tissues in vivo. It is also possible to combine different NMR techniques enabling metabolic, anatomical, and physiological information to be obtained in the same experiment. This review provides a simple overview of the basic principles of NMR and outlines both the advantages and disadvantages of NMR spectroscopy and imaging. A few examples of potential applications of NMR spectroscopy and imaging are presented, which demonstrate the range of questions that can be asked using these techniques. The potential impact of using NMR techniques in a biomedical research program on the total number of animals required for specific investigations, as well as the number of animals used in research, are discussed. The article concludes with a personal perspective on the impact of continuing improvements in NMR technology for future applications in animal research.  (+info)

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Animal welfare science is the scientific study of the welfare of animals as pets, in zoos, laboratories, on farms and in the wild. Although animal welfare has been of great concern for many thousands of years in religion and culture, the investigation of animal welfare using rigorous scientific methods is a relatively recent development. The worlds first Professor of Animal Welfare Science, Donald Broom, was appointed by Cambridge University (UK) in 1986. Early legislation which formed the impetus for assessing animal welfare and the subsequent development of animal welfare science include the Ireland Parliament (Thomas Wentworth) An Act against Plowing by the Tayle, and pulling the Wooll off living Sheep, 1635, and the Massachusetts Colony (Nathaniel Ward) Off the Bruite Creatures Liberty 92 and 93 in the Massachusetts Body of Liberties of 1641. Richard Martins act, the Cruel Treatment of Cattle Act 1822 is often considered to be the precursor of modern relevant legislation. One of ...
Animal welfare and rights in India regards the treatment of and laws concerning non-human animals in India. It is distinct from animal conservation in India. India is home to several religious traditions advocating non-violence and compassion towards animals, and has passed a number of animal welfare reforms since 1960. India is also one of the worlds leading producers of animal products. Indias first national animal welfare law, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, criminalizes cruelty to animals, though exceptions are made for the treatment of animals used for food and scientific experiments. The 1960 law also created the Animal Welfare Board of India to ensure the anti-cruelty provisions were enforced and promote the cause of animal welfare. Subsequent laws have placed regulations and restrictions on the use of draught animals, the use of performing animals, animal transport, animal slaughter, and animal experimentation. The Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and ...
Introduction. The ethical analysis of our moral obligations to animals, as well as practical decisions regarding many issues in veterinary medicine, both presuppose some account of animal welfare - that is, of what makes an animals life go well or poorly. Therefore, it is essential that we think critically about the concept of animal welfare. This paper briefly explores some philosophical issues in the definition and assessment of animal welfare.. Two Different Senses of Animal Welfare. The first thing to clarify is the way in which Im using the term animal welfare. In both moral philosophy and ordinary language (as concerns humans), the term welfare is roughly synonymous with wellbeing. To say that an individual has a welfare is to say that her life can go better or worse from her perspective, and to talk about her welfare is to talk about her interests - what are the things that make her life go better or worse for her? How should we conceptualize her wellbeing in the abstract? ...
Information about animal welfare standards and initiatives from eight European countries was collected, grouped, and compared to EU welfare standards to detect those aspects beyond minimum welfare levels demanded by EU welfare legislation. Literature was reviewed to determine the scientific relevance of standards and initiatives, and those aspects going beyond minimum EU standards. Standards and initiatives were assessed to determine their strengths and weaknesses regarding animal welfare. Attitudes of stakeholders in the improvement of animal welfare were determined through a Policy Delphi exercise. Social perception of animal welfare, economic implications of upraising welfare levels, and differences between countries were considered. Literature review revealed that on-farm space allowance, climate control, and environmental enrichment are relevant for all animal categories. Experts assessment revealed that on-farm prevention of thermal stress, air quality, and races and passageways design were not
Nestlé has announced a major pledge to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with NGO World Animal Protection. The agreement means that the hundreds of thousands of farms that supply Nestlé with its dairy, meat, poultry and eggs will have to comply with tighter animal welfare standards.. Nestlé, with its global purchasing footprint, also becomes the first major food company to form an international partnership with an animal welfare NGO.. World Animal Protection, which has been working with governments, communities and international agencies to improve animal welfare for more than 50 years, has welcomed the agreement.. Our decision to work with Nestlé is based upon their clear commitment to improving animal welfare and the lasting change this can have on millions of farm animals around the world, says Mike Baker, the organisations chief executive.. Nestlé has some 7,300 suppliers from whom it buys animal-derived ...
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. : Understanding Animal Welfare, Animal Welfare Compromise and Animal Pain. An introduction to animal welfare and its scientific foundations; animal welfare compromise and its comprehensive assessment and management; changing attitudes to pain in animals and practicalities of pain recognition, assessment and management; the growing global significance of animal welfare and managing animal pain.. 6:30-7:30pm: Integrated and Inclusive Regulatory Management of Animal Welfare in New Zealand Development of New Zealands comprehensive animal welfare infrastructure? integration of the components of the legal and regulatory framework for animal welfare management? roles of ministerial advisory committees and their membership? roles of and support for NZ animal welfare science research capability? the significance of codes of welfare and participation in their formulation by parties having diverse interests in animal welfare? liaison groups fostering inclusiveness. 8:00-9:00pm: ...
Halperns, Purveyors of Steak and Seafood, is proud to announce that the company carries products from Joyce Foods, a specialty producer of all-natural poultry and game that just received a 99.6% score on a recent Animal Welfare audit conducted by The Steritech Group, an independent third party auditing firm approved by Whole Foods Markets and other responsible food service companies.. At Joyce Foods we strive every day to consistently produce unique poultry and game products of superior culinary qualities, while paying strict attention to food safety, sanitation, animal welfare and the environment, says Joyce Foods President Ron Joyce. We achieved a Superior rating in Good Manufacturing Practices, and we believe our Animal Welfare Practices score is the highest ever achieved by a poultry processor, he adds.. The Good Manufacturing Practices cover all of the Tanglewood Farms and Epicure Reserve products from Joyce Foods that Halperns sells. The Animal Welfare Practices cover Joyce Foods ...
The Dean of the Ontario Veterinary College is the University-designated official with responsibility and authority for ensuring that CCSAW is fulfilling its mandate and reporting on CCSAW activities to the Vice-President Research. CCSAW Associated Faculty comprises a broad group of individuals drawn from across the colleges and regional campuses with active interests in animal welfare, human-animal relationships and related ethical issues. Our Faculty and students have interests and expertise in diverse areas from the biological sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Represented disciplines include, animal welfare science, veterinary medicine, psychology, philosophy, zoology, geography, history, and economics. CCSAW Core Faculty focus all of their reserach and teaching on animal welfare.. The Director of the Campbell Centre is responsible for administering CCSAW activities and supervising communications and administrative staff.. The function of the Steering Committee is to provide ...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published pioneering guidelines laying out, for the first time, a standardised methodology for the risk assessment of animal welfare. The methodology, which follows a step-by-step approach, is designed to be applicable to all animal species and all factors that affect animal welfare, including housing, transport, stunning and killing. The development of the guidelines supports EFSAs commitment to ensure that all its work on animal welfare is underpinned by a strong scientific approach.
Since the end of the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy (AAWS) in 2014, there has not been an overarching mechanism for national coordination, collaboration, and engagement on animal welfare for all animals. TAWC operates in a similar spirit to the AAWS but is facilitated by academics across multiple Australian universities rather than by the Federal Government. TAWC facilitates information exchange and national conversations about animal welfare and provides a mechanism for various groups to drive on-the-ground practice change.. ...
FAO has launched a new web portal to facilitate a single access point for international and national information related to farm animal welfare. Policymakers, farmers, scientists and animal welfare experts can now access research findings, relevant legislation and policies on livestock through this online gateway.
The USPCA is the worlds second oldest animal welfare organisation. It was established in 1836 and is a charity supported entirely by voluntary donations. Its purpose as given in its Constitution, is to promote kindness and to prevent or suppress cruelty to animals. The Societys work extends to caring for all animals in all circumstances.. The USPCAs Welfare Officers, staff and volunteers work round the clock to help animals in distress. The Society acts to have the law enforced in relation to animal welfare and the Welfare Officers investigate alleged cases of cruelty.. The Societys Sanctuaries receive and treat companion animals, equines and wildlife. A major part of the work of the Society is to place unwanted animals into new and caring homes.. The USPCA campaigns both in the UK and throughout Europe to achieve legal and social reform in animal welfare.. The Policies in this booklet represent the considered position held by the USPCA on particular issues. However readers should be aware ...
GLOBAL - Food companies are paying more and more attention to animal welfare within their supply chains, according to the latest Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report, published on Monday.
GLOBAL - Food companies are paying more and more attention to animal welfare within their supply chains, according to the latest Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report, published on Monday.
German animal welfare association speaks out against rabbit fattening farms from these include mainly animal shelters, grace farms and short-term actions that are quick and unbureaucratic assistance. Since the inception of the animal welfare Alliance rabbit mast, no, thank youof the German animal aid association is a partner of the first hour, which actively supported the Alliance. We are pleased to have an important allies in the fight against the rabbit mast on our side with the German animal welfare association, as Ingo Schulz, spokesman of the Alliance. The newspapers mentioned mayo clinic not as a source, but as a related topic. Under the name rabbit fattening, no, thank youwell-known animal protection organizations in the fight against the rabbit mast have joined forces. The Alliance gives a look behind the scenes of the brutal reality of the rabbit production in the industrial factory farming, thereby reveals how trade groups and lobbyists try to hide the cruelty behind a shiny ...
Genetically Engineered and Modified Live Virus Vaccines;Public Health and Animal Welfare Concerns by Michael W. Fox BVetMed,PhD,DSc.MRCVS This article is in ...
Information about animal health and welfare for pets and livestock animals. DPIs Bureau of Animal Welfare and Animal Health deliver programs and provides policy, legislation, advisory, research and regulatory activities. ...
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In a country where animal welfare services are entirely dependent on public donations and good will, Cape Town is the first ever city in South Africa to provide grants to support dog and cat sterilisation.. Marking the 20th anniversary of World Spay Day, Mdzananda Animal Clinic - a project of IFAW - joined animal welfare groups across the city last week, Tuesday 25th February, in rolling out Cape Towns second dog and cat mass sterilisation project.. In the next six months a massive grant of R527 999 from the City Health Directorate will be used to, hopefully, sterilise 70 per cent of dogs and cats in Khayelitsha township on the Cape Flats.. Also on CLAW South Africa find themselves refugees, for the moment. Mdzananda is based in Site B, Khayelitsha. The clinic provides the only full time, on site, animal welfare support to dogs and cats owned by the community of about 1,5-million people, so we are well placed to offer a base for this ambitious initiative to improve the welfare of the ...
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VICTORIAN farmers are keen to see one of their own head up the states Animal Welfare Advisory Committee. The Andrews Labor Government today called for expressions of interest for the role of chairperson of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, after current chair Carmel Morfunis decision to step down. The post VFF keen for farmer to lead VIC animal welfare advisory committee appeared first on Sheep Central ...
Progressive animal production methods must deliver high quality meat to the consumer, while at the same time promote the welfare of farmed animals. The literature on animal welfare has expanded immensely over recent years, but until now no book has related this area to that of meat science. This book aims to fill that gap. It provides a general review of current knowledge of the welfare of farmed animals, including fish, as this impacts upon meat quality. It represents a textbook for graduate level courses in animal welfare or meat science, but will also be of interest to a wide range of readers in animal, veterinary and food sciences, and in applied ethology.
Members: Dr. David Burrows, Dr. Shevaun Gallwey and Dr. Karthi Martelli. Meets on a project basis and may incorporate additional members on an ad hoc basis. Aims: To promote an understanding of animal welfare in the region and to provide advice to HKVA members, the public and the Government on any matter relating to animal welfare. As veterinary surgeons our primary responsibility is the welfare and care of animals across the species and it was thought to be important that the views of the profession as experts in this field should be expressed and that good animal welfare be promoted by the HKVA. This will be particularly important as the Government is currently undertaking a review of laws that will have a direct impact on animal welfare and the HKVA should be consulted on such matters. If members have any issues that they would like this Sub-committee to discuss please email to the HKVA Secretary [email protected] HKVA Policy on Animal Welfare ...
Please ask your US senators and representative to support the Animal Welfare in Agricultural Research Endeavors (AWARE) Act--introduced in response to the horrendous abuse suffered by thousands of animals at the federally funded and operated Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska. The AWARE Act would require federal farm animal research operations to abide by the Animal Welfare Act.
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) announces the launch of the SMART Broiler, a research initiative offering $4 million for research supporting the development and commercialisation of automated monitoring tools that quantitatively assess key animal welfare indicators in broiler chickens. FFAR is excited to partner with McDonalds Corporation as a cofounder on this initiative. The SMART Broiler programme is now accepting applications to improve animal welfare.. Existing methods for assessing animal welfare rely on human observation and subjective scoring. This initiative aims to identify technology solutions to provide objective and comprehensive information about broiler welfare across the supply chain.. FFAR is committed to improving animal welfare. Developing monitoring tools is critical to understanding and improving animal welfare across the broiler industry, said FFAR Executive Director Sally Rockey. The SMART Broiler programme will not only improve the accuracy of ...
The purpose of this review is to present the best available scientific knowledge on key animal welfare issues during swine transport, such as transport duration and distance, time off feed and water, rest intervals, environmental conditions, loading density, and transport of young animals, based on their impact on stress, injury, fatigue, dehydration, body temperature, mortality, and carcass and meat quality. The review was limited to this set of priority welfare issues which were identified by the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) Scientific Committee to help with the development of the livestock transportation Codes of Practice. This review focuses primarily on research related to the transport of market pigs (100-135 kg) which is a reflection of the current literature available on pig transportation. This information presented here can be used to support other animal welfare codes, guidelines, standards or legislations regulating the welfare of pigs during transport. Based on the available
Animal welfare is about quality of life. An animal feels most comfortable in an environment that allows it to express its natural behaviour and does not cause any chronic stress, pain or fear. Feed, care, housing and medical treatments all influence the welfare of agricultural animals. Animal welfare is judged using the five freedoms. An animal should be free: of hunger, thirst and inappropriate nutrition; of physical and physiological inconveniences; of pain, wounds and diseases; of fear and chronic stress; to express its natural (species-specific) behaviour. Wageningen UR is looking at ways to guarantee these freedoms in animal husbandry.
Humane endpoints are a core refinement concept in animal experimentation. This paper identifies an urgent requirement for individuals and institutions to refocus on humane endpoints as part of the transposition of Directive 2010/63/EU into the national laws of the Member States, and to go beyond their legal construction when setting new guidance or applying humane endpoints in practice. It will be argued that requirements for humane endpoints within the Directive appear not to promote recent advances in best practice, but seem reliant on a narrow and potentially outdated definition of the term. We describe progress that has been made in encouraging change in the construction and application of humane endpoints, and suggest that Directive 2010/63/EU does not sufficiently acknowledge the conceptual complexity of this refinement strategy. For example, a useful development representing recent consensual views of best practice has been proposed by an EU consortium (in 2012). A complex approach to ...
They found that practices in the area of outdoor access, stocking density and day-night rhythm were overall perceived to have a larger impact on perceptions of animal friendliness than other practices, such as transport duration or the type of breed used.. Individuals differed regarding the extent to which they believed the different farm management practices influenced the animal friendliness of the production system. Differences between individuals regarding their knowledge about and familiarity with livestock farming, degree of anthropomorphism, and their moral beliefs regarding animal welfare partly explained the relative importance individuals attached to farm management practices.. The findings highlight some interesting differences between expert (i.e. animal science-based) and consumer perceptions of animal welfare, remark de Jonge and van Trijp in their discussion. For example, the type of breed that is used is seen by animal scientists as one of the most important factors that ...
FRANCE - New animal welfare rules from France will aim to place welfare at the heart of the agriculture strategy, according to farming minister Stéphane Le Foll.
FRANCE - New animal welfare rules from France will aim to place welfare at the heart of the agriculture strategy, according to farming minister Stéphane Le Foll.
How far have we come and what is the future for farm animal welfare? This will be the focus of a public lecture and international conference at Bristol University this week. Entitled Farm animal health and welfare - past, present and future, the lecture will be given by Alick Simmons, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer of the UK Government Department, Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). The lecture takes place at 6.30 pm on Thursday, April 17 in the Powell Lecture Theatre, H H Wills Physics Building, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol. It is free and open to everyone. The lecture is part of this years Colston Research Society Symposium, a two-day meeting at the Universitys School of Veterinary Science at Langford, which will bring together an international line-up of experts to discuss farm animal welfare and the link with disease.. The symposium entitled, Farm animal welfare and the interface with disease, has six sessions that will progress from the fundamentals of animal welfare, ...
Animal welfare, etológia és tartástechnológia Animal welfare, ethology and housing systems Volume 7 Issue 4 Különszám Gödöllı THE CONTROL OF VARROA MITE IN ORGANIC APICULTURE Dániel Szalai, Tamás
Animal Welfare and Development Conference scheduled on November 02-03, 2020 in November 2020 in San Francisco is for the researchers, scientists, scholars, engineers, academic, scientific and university practitioners to present research activities that might want to attend events, meetings, seminars, congresses, workshops, summit, and symposiums.
The UKs animal welfare and food production standards are among the highest in the world. (1) The majority of our current animal welfare legislation comes from the EU, including the recognition of animals as sentient beings - this means we recognise animals have the capacity to feel pain or suffer. The laws in the USA regarding animal husbandry and food production permit lower standards than in th
Developed in response to industry demand, an animal welfare course where you will learn the about the theory and practice of animal welfare - wildlife, pets, farm animals.
Animal welfare science is a multidisciplinary subject. To advance the broad subject of animal welfare, researchers need to meet and discuss their results and ideas. These symposia are intended to be a friendly scientific forum for such discussion. Both natural and social scientists are welcome ...
The Animal Welfare Society exists to provide humane shelter and care to animals and to further the cause of responsible animal adoption and ownership.
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Are consumers ready to understand the added value of animal welfare in the food products they consume? This was the question asked today at the European Commissions animal welfare conference in Milan.
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The Acting Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture [hereinafter Complainant], instituted this disciplinary administrative proceeding under the Animal Welfare Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. §§ 2131-2159) [hereinafter the Animal Welfare Act]; the regulations and standards issued under the Animal Welfare Act (9 C.F.R. §§ 1.1-3.142) [hereinafter the Regulations and Standards]; and the Rules of Practice Governing Formal Adjudicatory Proceedings Instituted by the Secretary Under Various Statutes (7 C.F.R. §§ 1.130-.151) [hereinafter the Rules of Practice], by filing a Complaint on February 22, 1996.. The Complaint alleges that: (1) on October 5, 1994, November 15, 1994, and January 31, 1995, Samuel Zimmerman [hereinafter Respondent] failed to maintain complete records showing the acquisition, disposition, and identification of animals in willful violation of section 10 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. § 2140) and section 2.75(a)(1) ...
California processor Central Valley Meat Co. is the subject of a recent Internet animal cruelty video released by anti-meat organization, Compassion over Killing. The video captured instances of inhumane handling practices that are not condoned by the beef and cattle industry or the Canadian Cattlemens Association (CCA). The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suspended operations at the company pending investigation of the animal welfare issues cited in the video. The plant reopened after federal officials approved corrective action plans to improve the treatment of animals. As a result of the video, major customers, including McDonalds Corp., cancelled or suspended contracts with the company. These types of undercover videos, typically taken by activists with an ordinary cellphone, draw attention to animal welfare issues. Their underlying motivation in exposing such acts is not to improve animal agriculture; but to end it by falsely portraying inhumane practices as the industry ...
Historically, animal welfare has been defined by the absence of negative states such as disease, hunger and thirst. However, a shift in animal welfare science has led to the understanding that good animal welfare cannot be achieved without the experience of positive states. Unequivocally, the housing environment has significant impacts on animal welfare. This review summarises how cage and cage-free housing systems impact some of the key welfare issues for layer hens: musculoskeletal health, disease, severe feather pecking, and behavioural expression. Welfare in cage-free systems is currently highly variable, and needs to be addressed by management practices, genetic selection, further research, and appropriate design and maintenance of the housing environment. Conventional cages lack adequate space for movement, and do not include features to allow behavioural expression. Hens therefore experience extreme behavioural restriction, musculoskeletal weakness and an inability to experience positive ...
To help veterinarians and the general public understand the complexity and passion behind animal welfare issues, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has launched its
Tougher animal cruelty sentences, rescue centre regulations and the international movement of puppies was debated in Westminster Hall on 4 December 2018.
CCTV is to become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England under plans to safeguard animal welfare and reassure consumers. Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the proposals would cement the UKs position as a global leader on animal welfare by giving the Food Standards Agencys official veterinarians - those who monitor and enforce standards - unrestricted access to footage of all areas containing livestock.. Any breaches by a slaughterhouse can result in a welfare enforcement notice, the suspending or revoking of staff licences or referral for a criminal investigation.. The Government also said it would raise standards for farm animals and domestic pets by updating statutory animal welfare codes to reflect advancements in medicine, technology and the latest research and advice from vets. The first to be updated will cover chickens bred for meat, followed by laying hens, pigs, dogs, cats and horses over the next year.. Mr Gove said: We have some of the highest animal welfare standards ...
Right now we are in full swing organizing teams of all our staff and a few additional helpers to vaccinate as many of the regions our clinic as possible, in as short a time as possible. Rabies is, luckily, very preventable, but only if you vaccinate before the disease hits. In a place like South Africa, where there are areas with widespread rabies, and not much in the way of border controls, a largely un-vaccinated pet population is like a ticking time bomb. Now that we know rabies is in the area, we have to be quick to stop it from spreading out of control and killing more animals and people.. International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)s Kate Nattrass Atema, Companion Animal team leader on a rabies outbreak near Johannesburg, South Africa, which has already taken the life of a young child. Images and stories were submitted from IFAW supported Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) team lead, Cora Bailey, CLAW vet/nurse, Jennifer Gerner, vet/nurse Gabriel Jaravasa and vet/nurseKatie Suddard. ...
By Brad Heins, WCROC Dairy Scientist, Cassandra Stambuk, and Heather Huson. May 2020. Improvements in animal welfare are a priority for animal agriculture and can benefit both animals and producers. There is a growing concern for the well-being of animals in response to the demand of consumers for welfare-certified products. Lameness is a major animal welfare and economic issue for the dairy industry and is a challenge to overcome due to lameness being caused by many factors. Lameness challenges the sustainability of dairy production systems due to the pain and ensuing animal welfare issues, along with significant economic losses. Digital cushion thickness is a strong predictor of lameness and is associated with sole ulcers and white line disease. In a recently completed study, we collected lameness information and digital cushion thickness from seven commercial dairy farms (5 Holstein farms and 2 Jersey farms) and one bull facility (Holstein and Jersey) in New York, USA. The study included 698 ...
Olympia, Wa Fido Net 1:352/333 :: :: 98507-2574 206-786-9629 :: :: USA The Quarto Mundista BBS :: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS INDIAN HEALTH & SOCIAL WELFARE CONCERNS COMMITTEE Policy Resolution No. 10 INTER-STATE PLACEMENT OF INDIAN CHILDREN Adopted October 22, 1976 WHEREAS, the inter-state placement of Indian children out of their own homes into the homes of others, especially non- Indians, whether for foster care, adoptive, educational and other purposes is of grave concern to tribal governments in particular, and Indian people in general, because of the effects of such placements on the family life of Indian people and the unique legal-social status and rights of Indian people derived from tribal sovereignty, treaties, the U.S. Constitution and Federal Laws; and WHEREAS, to the knowledge of this convention, there are no laws or regulations protecting the above rights of Indian families and children; and WHEREAS, in fact, ...
One aspect of an animal welfare lawyers job is to ensure that pets, livestock, wildlife and animals used in entertainment are free from cruelty and abuse. They also work with individuals and...
Vacancies exist for volunteer Community Representatives on our Animal Welfare Committee.. People not employed by Flinders University, and who have never been involved in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities, are encouraged to apply.. Please contact Dr Alison Elder, Animal Ethics Officer, for further details T: (08) 8201 5962, email: [email protected] Flinders is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in our research activities.. ...
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From 2nd to 5th July, 2018, the International Society for Anthrozoology held its annual conference in Sydney, Australia. I was one of the organizers, along with Dr Pauleen Bennett (LaTrobe University) and Dr Bradley Smith (Central Queensland University). Anthrozoology is the study of human-animal interaction, a multidisciplinary field, and the conference certainly covered many disciplines: anthropology, history, psychology, philosophy, sociology, medicine, veterinary science, and more. There were seven fantastic plenary talks: Dogs helping people in families, hospitals, colleges, and at work (Sandra Barker); Managing human-wildlife interactions: Conflicts and communication (Neil Jordan); Cultural connections: Understanding the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and animals, and the implications for delivery of dog health and community wellbeing programs in these communication (Christine Ross and Ted Donelan); Animals on screens: Thinking critically about ...
Oral In accordance with Section 1 of REACH Annex XI, testing does not appear to be scientifically necessary; manganese dioxide is included in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation) and is classified as acutely harmful by the oral route although there is no study available to justify this level of toxicity. Therefore, no further testing is proposed on animal welfare grounds and this classification is carried forward for risk assessment purposes. Inhalation In accordance with Section 1 of REACH Annex XI, testing does not appear to be scientifically necessary; manganese dioxide is included in Annex VI of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation) and is classified as acutely harmful by the inhalation route although there is no study available to justify this level of toxicity. Therefore, no further testing is proposed on animal welfare grounds and this classification is carried forward for risk assessment purposes. Dermal In accordance with Column 2 of REACH Annex VIII, acute ...
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The shelter and all our programs and campaigns are funded solely by donations. You can donate any amount via bank deposit or Paypal transfer.. Checks should be issued to Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Bank of the Philippine Islands (Swift no. BOPIPHMM ...
In May 2016, the Animal Welfare Institute and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent to sue the US Department of Agricultures Wildlife Services program over the governments failure to ensure that endangered ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) are not incidentally killed or harmed.
A scientific literature review and consensus of expert opinion used the welfare definitions provided by the Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC) Five Freedoms as the framework for selecting a set of animal-based indicators that were sensitive to the current on-farm welfare issues of young lambs (aged ⩽6 weeks). Ten animal-based indicators assessed by observation - demeanour, response to stimulation, shivering, standing ability, posture, abdominal fill, body condition, lameness, eye condition and salivation were tested as part of the objective of developing valid, reliable and feasible animal-based measures of lamb welfare The indicators were independently tested on 966 young lambs from 17 sheep flocks across Northwest England and Wales during December 2008 to April 2009 by four trained observers. Inter-observer reliability was assessed using Fleisss kappa (κ), and the pair-wise agreement with an experienced, observer designated as the test standard observer (TSO) was examined using Cohens ...
Aggression in group-housed laboratory mice is a serious animal welfare concern. Further understanding of the causes of mouse aggression could have a significant impact on a large number of laboratory animals. The NC3Rs led a crowdsourcing project to collect data on the prevalence and potential triggers of aggression in laboratory mice. The crowdsourcing approach collected data from multiple institutions and is the first time such an approach has been applied to a laboratory animal welfare problem. Technicians observed group-housed, male mice during daily routine cage checks and recorded all incidents of aggression-related injuries. In total, 44 facilities participated in the study and data was collected by 143 animal technicians. A total of 788 incidents of aggression-related injuries were reported across a sample population of 137,580 mice. The mean facility-level prevalence of aggression-related incidents reported across facilities was equivalent to 15 in 1,000 mice. Key factors influencing the
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In the past decade, philosopher Bernard Rollin points out, we have witnessed a major revolution in social concern with animal welfare and the moral status of animals. Adopting the stance of a moderate, Harold Guither attempts to provide an unbiased examination of the paths and goals of the members of the animal rights movement and of its detractors. Given the level of confusion, suspicion, misunderstanding, and mistrust between the two sides, Guither admits the difficulty in locating, much less staying in, the middle of the road. The philosophical conflict, however, is fairly clear: those who resist reform, fearing that radical change in the treatment of animals will infringe on their business and property rights, versus the new activists who espouse a different set of moral and ethical obligations toward animals. From his position as a moderate, Guither presents a brief history of animal protection and the emergence of animal rights, describes the scope of the movement, and identifies major players
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Lyndsay Cole (970) 494-7410. WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2012--The U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is taking public comments on the Agencys intention to use the 2010 Guidelines for the Control of Tuberculosis in Elephants, issued by the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA), to assess whether or not USDA licensees are adhering to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations and providing their elephants with adequate veterinary care with respect to tuberculosis (TB), TB testing and elephant movement.. Ensuring that elephants covered under the Animal Welfare Act are receiving adequate veterinary care and protecting those individuals and members of the public who may come in contact with these animals is a top priority, said APHIS Acting Administrator Kevin Shea. APHIS has long used USAHA guidelines on TB testing and elephant movement and we are seeking comment on how best to incorporate the 2010 guidance into our enforcement.. TB is ...
A recent press release from The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) explains:. This program will save hundreds of thousands of lives-both dogs and humans, said Kate Atema, IFAW Director of Companion Animals Programs.. IFAW is supporting the initiative which is being led by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), working with the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) and also using the expertise of IFAWs Bali-based team, Indonesian Animal Welfare (InAW). No longer will dogs be randomly killed following an outbreak of rabies, said Atema. This is a vital first step towards eliminating the disease from Bali by 2012. The government should be commended for embracing vaccination as a more effective and humane approach to controlling rabies.. In order to control rabies across the island, the vaccination program must roll out rapidly. The program aims to vaccinate at least 70% of the islands dogs within six months by simultaneously deploying up to 12 teams of 8 to 10 ...
Thomas graduated at the University of Goettingen, Germany in Agricultural Science (1995) and gained his PhD there in the field of assisted reproduction in pigs (1998). He managed as PostDoc a small rodent facility at the Institute of Agrobiotechnology in Tulln, Austria and produced new mouse models (1999-2006). As Assistant Professor at the Veterinary University Vienna, Institute of Laboratory Animal Science he coordinates several mouse facilities, transgenic services, and research projects, conducts lectures for students and courses for postgraduates. He is member of the International Society of Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) and the Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde (GV-SOLAS), member of the Educational Initiatives Committee (ISTT), 3Rs Committee (ISTT), Working Group on Hygiene (GV), and Working Group on Expert of Laboratory Animal Science (GV). At the university he is animal welfare officer for Department 1 (Biological Sciences), member of the animal welfare committee of the university, ...
The act of animal cruelty was caught on video and caused an uproar among animal welfare advocates. PAWS reiterated that animal cruelty and pet neglect are criminal offenses. Animal cruelty is a crime punishable by imprisonment and/or a fine of up to P100,000. The animal welfare group urged the public to intervene if they encounter animal cruelty or pet neglect to prevent from further endangering them.. If one encounters pet neglect, it recommended trying the friendly approach and educating the pet owner on responsible pet ownership. If nothing changes and the behavior continues, be prepared to present proof such as a series of photos or videos that consistently show a pattern of neglect, along with your detailed report.. These will be used with your witness affidavit when filing the case. This is the only time that PAWS or the authorities can confiscate the neglected pet, it said.. If one witnesses animal cruelty, such as dog katay (butcher) or selling and buying dogs for meat trade, or ...
Society for the Advancement of Animal Wellbeing - Pigs - Society for the Advancement of Animal Wellbeing is a organization that works for the promotion of animal rights and welfare worldwide. We believe animals should be respected and not exploited.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set forth federal regulations governing the care and use of laboratory animals in biomedical research that are more extensive than those covering human subjects. The federal law called the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) sets high standards of care for lab animals with regard to their housing, feeding, cleanliness, ventilation and medical needs. It also requires the use of anesthesia or analgesic drugs for potentially painful procedures and during post-operative care. Most importantly, research institutions are required - by law - to establish an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to oversee all work with animals. The IACUCs require researchers to justify their need for animals; select the most appropriate species and use the fewest number of animals possible to answer a specific question. All IACUCs include at least one veterinarian and one community representative, unaffiliated with the institution. These committees have the authority to ...
Ruth C. Newberry is a Professor of Ethology in the Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. She received her PhD from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she investigated the social development of pigs in a semi-natural environment, the Edinburgh Pig Park. She conducted research on poultry behaviour and welfare at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre in Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada before moving to Washington State University in 1996, and to Norway in 2013. Ruths research is focused on behavioural development, environmental enrichment and play behaviour. She and her students have conducted studies on a variety of species including dogs, cats, pigs, goats, chickens, turkeys, clouded leopards, grizzly bears, laboratory rats and mice. Ruth is a past President of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE), and serves on various scientific advisory committees that address animal welfare issues. She is a recipient of ...
Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day. Founded to offset centuries-old superstitions about black cats, this is an important holiday to highlight that its not just dogs that face discrimination based upon uncontrollable factors.. The responsible pet trade and our pet care allies at shelters know that breed-specific legislation is not scientifically based. Likewise, the high rate of abandoned or sheltered black cats is problematic for shelters and cats alike, putting resources towards pets that are just as lovable as any other.. PIJAC works closely with pet trade associations and like-minded organizations throughout the world to ensure positive outcomes for animal welfare issues, pet owner concerns, and the interests of pet professionals. It is the responsibility of the entire pet community to ensure the safety of companion animals in our country and find them a forever home.. Fighting against superstitious-based discrimination is an important step in that process. ...
|jats:p|Mastitis in dairy cows is a significant economic and animal welfare issue in the dairy industry. The bacterial pathogens responsible for infection of the mammary gland may be split into two main categories: major and minor pathogens. Infection with major pathogens generally results in clinical illness or strong inflammatory responses and reduced milk yields, whereas minor pathogen infection is usually subclinical. Previous investigations have considered the transmission of these pathogens independently. Experimental evidence has shown cross-protection between species of pathogens. In this study a mathematical model for the coupled transmission of major and minor pathogens along with their interaction via the host was developed in order to consider various methods for controlling the incidence of major pathogen infection. A stability analysis of the model equilibria provides explanations for observed phenomena and previous decoupled modelling results. This multispecies model structure has
Despite all the back-slapping/high-fiving/fist-bumping/endless parties and award ceremonies/and the victories that have been declared in recent years, the animal movement seems to, yes, be characterized far more by stagnation than progress.. HSUS works closely with Big Agriculture, never explicitly calls for animal liberation, and does not aggressively endorse the most effective solution to the suffering of farm animals: veganism.. Agreed, but even more important is the giant elephant in the room that seldom gets talked about except among abolitionists: HSUS has also unequivocally joined forces with Small Agriculture and unashamedly promotes the oxymoron of humane animal products. Besides having a pig farmer on staff as a VP, and being involved with despicable events such as Hoofin It and Meatopia and featuring farmed animal breeders/killers as speakers at its TAFA conferences, here is a random sampling of quotes provided by the HSUS animal product sales division, better known as the ...
The protest was organized after a video surfaced showing chickens at a Foster Farms location allegedly being mistreated. Mercy for Animals called for an overhaul of Foster Farms system of processing chickens.. We want Foster Farms to adopt a comprehensive animal welfare policy, said Jeni Haines, national campaign coordinator with Mercy for Animals. We want to decrease the number of birds who arrive to the slaughterhouse sick and injured, and change their killing systems to be more humane.. According to the group, chickens are currently unprotected by federal regulations, whereas other farm animals like cows are protected.. Officials at Foster Farms rejected the claims.. Its an interesting stunt theyre pulling because they decided to pull it on one of the top animal welfare companies in the nation. (Foster Farms is) the only certified American Humane company on the West Coast, said Bill Mattos, president of the Northwest Chicken Council and West Coast representative of Foster ...
The 24th Red Deer Swine Technology Workshop took place on October 23, 2019 at Westerner Park in Red Deer. More than 150 guests-primarily producers and their barn workers-attended eight presentations and networked with more than a dozen exhibitors.. Every year, Swine Tech includes premier speakers covering a wide variety of topics relevant to pork production, said Alistair Bratton of Olymel, who serves as Chair of the Swine Tech committee. Knowledge transfer is the goal, and by involving those on the front-line of production, we are able to connect the people who handle pigs with those who are heavily involved with research, specifically.. Presentations featured this year included disease prevention and readiness topics by Dr. Julia Keenliside, Dr. Egan Brockhoff and Perry Abramenko; welfare issues by Dr. Brockhoff, Dr. Yolande Seddon and Kevin Brooks; and technology topics covered by Dr. Dan Columbus and Tom Stein.. On the side of disease, porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) and African Swine ...
AR400 As part of the Environment Commission (see PL410), a section will be set up dealing with the welfare of all animals, wild and domesticated, to oversee their treatment and make appropriate recommendations.. AR401 Local Authorities to provide a local Animal Rights Officer with adequate staff to oversee animal warden schemes, etc., and to liaise with the Animal Welfare Department of the Environment Commission.. AR402 To take pressure off wild animals by voluntarily limiting our population, by actively discouraging and penalising pollution and by preserving and restoring stable habitats. (see Pollution). AR403 In the UK, over a billion farm animals are slaughtered for food every year. Many of these animals are farmed intensively, kept in cramped conditions and denied the freedom to express natural behaviour. High levels of frustration, distress, injury and suffering are common and painful mutilations are routinely carried out to reduce risk of injury. Antibiotics are used routinely to ...
This course provides a broad overview of diverse topics in the practice of and approaches to humane animal experimentation. It addresses such issues as experimental design (including statistics and sample size determination), humane endpoints, environmental enrichment, post-surgical care, pain management, and the impact of stress on the quality of data. It was developed by CAAT director Alan Goldberg and James Owiny, the training and compliance administrator of the Johns Hopkins University animal care and use committee, along with Christian Newcomer, associate provost for animal research and resources at Hopkins ...
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The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) IACUC Training Workshop educates and trains individuals who work with laboratory animals in research, testing and education. The regional workshop format lets small groups discuss specific topics that are relevant to IACUC functions. Each workshop is structured in similar design, with slight changes made to meet local needs. ...
The rule is a victory for animal rights groups two days before President Barack Obama leaves office. The regulations will ensure that organically grown livestock have enough space to lie down, turn around, stand up and fully stretch their limbs. Poultry will have enough room to move freely and spread their wings. Beaks cant be removed and cattle tails cant be cut. Living conditions will have to include fresh air, proper ventilation and direct sunlight. ...
The science and technology program committees of the Pork Checkoff have finished the review of research proposals scheduled for the year 2006. On February 16-17, the Animal Welfare Committee, Swine Health Committee, Pork Safety Committee, and Environment Committee held meetings to discuss all proposals received from earlier calls for research proposals. The Animal Science Committee met at a later date. The Animal Welfare Committee put out a call for proposals with a deadline of December 14, 2005. Research priorities for the 2006 call were sow gestation housing, handling and transport, on-farm euthanasia, production practices, and farrowing systems. Thirteen proposals were received, of which four have been reviewed for funding. The projects to be funded include a study of space requirements of weaned pigs during transportation, optimum age for processing neonatal pigs, impact of auto-sort systems on pig welfare, and a comparison of chute designs on performance and welfare of finishing pigs. The ...
Downloadable (with restrictions)! Survey-based welfare indicators can fluctuate over time in ways which have little to do with macroeconomic changes in the economy. So basing policy decisions on short-term movements in such welfare indicators can be hazardous. There was a sharp increase in Indias poverty measures in the aftermath of the mid-1991 crisis and the ensuing stabilization program. However, only one-tenth of the increase in measured poverty is explicable in terms of the variables one would expect to transmit the shock to poor people. Poverty measures soon returned to their pre-reform levels, belying the notion of a structural break induced by reforms. Copyright 1997 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Downloadable! The number of breeds of domesticated animals, especially livestock, have declined rapidly. The proximate causes and processes involved in loss of breeds are outlined. Also the path-dependent effect and Swansons dominance-effect are discussed in relation to lock-in of breed selection. While these effects help to explain genetic erosion, they need to be supplemented to provide further explanation of biodiversity loss. In the respect, it is shown that the extension of markets and economic globalisation have contributed significantly to the loss of breeds. In addition, the decoupling of animal husbandry from surrounding natural environmental conditions, particularly industrialised intensive animal husbandry, is further eroding the stock of genetic resources. Recent trends in animal husbandry raise serious sustainability issues, apart from animal welfare concerns.
The CCSPCA has a solid reputation for delivering progressive and innovative programs to rehabilitate and re-home stray and abused animals, which is a population of animals with a unique set of needs, says Hetti Brown, director of the Office of Animal Welfare.. The organization also prevents animal homelessness through pet owner counseling and the delivery of compassionate resources. This is the key to ensuring every healthy and treatable animal has a home in Delaware.. The Chester County SPCA is the only open admission shelter in Pennsylvania that does not euthanize healthy or treatable animals, according to Delaware Office of Animal Welfare.. Under the new agreement, stray animals will be housed in Delaware so owners have a chance to recover pets. Animals that are not recovered, or animals that are the victims of animal cruelty, will be placed into the rehabilitation or adoption programs at the Chester County SPCAs New Castle location, or transferred to a Delaware-based shelter or rescue ...
NEW YORK- A coalition of animal welfare, consumer safety, and worker rights organizations announced today that more than 82,000 concerned members of the public, workers and allies have raised their voices against faster slaughter lines in poultry plants.. The organizations are urging the United States Department of Agricultures (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to reject a recent proposal from the National Chicken Council (NCC) that would allow poultry processing facilities to have the unrestricted ability to run their line speeds faster than the current, already excessive, rate of 140-birds per minute. Submitted in September 2017, the NCCs proposal faced immediate backlash, prompting FSIS to open a public comment period from October 13 until December 13, 2017. This proposal, in addition to violating current federal law, would place worker safety, animal welfare and consumer safety in peril. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA), the Animal ...
EFSA has published a scientific opinion on the welfare of bovines during the slaughter process. The opinion proposes monitoring indicators to be used and sampling protocols to be put in place at slaughterhouses. This work has been carried out in the context of the new EU legislation on the protection of animals at the time of killing (Council Regulation EC No 1099/2009). According to this legislation, business operators must ensure that animals do not present any signs of consciousness after stunning and before death.
The World Congresses on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences are the longest running series of international scientific conferences dedicated to the replacement, reduction, and refinement (3Rs) of animal use in research and safety testing. Since 1993, these conferences have been held every 2-3 years, and have attracted a large international group of stakeholders and leading experts interested in scientific approaches to the development and use of methods that replace, reduce, and/or refine animal-based laboratory methods.. The 8th World Congress (WC8) will take place in historic Montreal from August 21-25, 2011, hosted by the Canadian Council on Animal Care. Participants can start planning their stay by visiting the General Information tab on the WC8 website.. Registration and abstract submission for the Congress is now open on the website.. The Preliminary Scientific Program is diverse, spanning from toxicity testing to animal welfare policy to issues unique to farm animal and ...
As part of the Detroit Zoological Societys (DZS) commitment to ensuring individual animals experience great welfare, a significant expansion of the grizzly bears habitat was undertaken in 2018. The male grizzly bears living at the Detroit Zoo, Mike, Thor and Boo, are brothers who were rescued in Alaska after their mother was killed and the…
Compassion for animals is one of the highest human virtues. It happens only through the dedication of individuals. Compassion and government are mutually exclusive concepts. The HSUS endorsement of Obama is but the tip of the iceberg. Consider that his primary political mentor, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, has been the major proponent of anti-dog-owner animal rights legislation in Congress. Durbin is the sponsor of the current PUPS legislation that would extend the heavy arm of federal bureaucracy into most kennels in America, and also was the author of the failed amendment to the Pet Animal Welfare Act that was attached to the 2008 Farm Bill. Obamas main allies in Congress read like a Whos Who of radical animal rights activism: defeated Sen. Rick Santorum (author of the failed PAWS legislation three years ago), Sen. Diane Feinstein, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Sen. Ted Kennedy and several others. Obamas running mate, Sen. Joe Biden,consistently gets 100% HSUS ratings. The Obama ticket is an ...
New research conducted by Dr. Richard Martin details new methods for studying a parasitic nematode that sickens millions worldwide, a development that could lead to improved therapies. Martin has developed a means of determining the function of individual genes in Brugia malayi, a parasitic nematode that threatens populations in tropical regions in Africa, South American and Asia. A new study on the development of an animal welfare curriculum in colleges and schools of veterinary medicine was co-authored by Dr. Suzanne Millman who writes, To ensure veterinarians are better prepared to provide leadership during public discussions, there is a need to include current and consistent information about factors that affect animals welfare and techniques for welfare assessment in the veterinary curriculum. ...
upgrade animal welfare standards for farm animals under the organic label. The rule covers a whole array of baseline standards for housing, husbandry, and management under the National Organic Program, including the prohibition of certain painful practices, like tail docking of pigs and cattle and debeaking of birds. Importantly, the rule sets minimum indoor and outdoor space requirements for egg-laying chickens, and requires that producers provide a sufficient number of exits and outdoor enrichment to entice birds to go outside on a daily basis. This proposed rule is currently open for public comment and its important that you weigh in with your support for increased animal welfare standards for farm animals.. African Elephant Ivory - The Fish and Wildlife Service sent a final rule governing the sale of African elephant ivory to the Office of Management and Budget for White House clearance (a key step before a proposed or final rule is released to the public). FWS is seeking to curtail the ...
5. Emergency treatment.-In a case of emergency an animal health technician may also render other services which fall within the scope of training and experience of an animal health technician and which are essential to save lives or relieve suffering in animals, on condition that a report thereon is made to the person referred to in rule 4 as soon as possible and the further treatment of such animal is entrusted to that person or another person registered to practise a veterinary profession ...
Canine aggression poses serious public health and animal welfare concerns. Most of what is understood about breed differences in aggression comes from reports based on bite statistics, behavior clinic caseloads, and experts opinions. Information on breed-specific aggressiveness derived from such sources may be misleading due to biases attributable to a disproportionate risk of injury associated with larger and/or more physically powerful breeds and the existence of breed stereotypes. The present study surveyed the owners of more than 30 breeds of dogs using the Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire (CBARQ), a validated and reliable instrument for assessing dogs typical and recent responses to a variety of common stimuli and situations. Two independent data samples (a random sample of breed club members and an online sample) yielded significant differences among breeds in aggression directed toward strangers, owners and dogs (Kruskal-Wallis tests, P | 0.0001). Eight breeds common to
The research group produces and disseminates new knowledge of the behavioural needs, stress biology and adaptability of domesticated animals in order to develop principles for arrangement of local environment and handling ensuring animal welfare, health and functionality when used for production, research and as hobby and therapy animals. The research group contributes to the development of new methods for assessment of welfare and adaptability, which can be used in animal breeding, decision support systems as well as in disease surveillance and documentation of animal welfare. Further, the research group develops animal models of pain and mental states. Primary focus areas. ...
"Farm Animal Welfare Measure Becomes Law". Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS). 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-07-03.. ... social justice and animal welfare impacts of factory farming, including the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production ... "AVMA Passes Groundbreaking Animal Welfare Policies". MarketWatch, Inc. 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2008-09-21.. [dead link] ... Animal welfare[edit]. Opponents of Proposition 2 claim that California's current regulations ensure sanitary and healthy ...
Report on Animal Welfare Aspects of the Use of Bovine Somatotrophin (PDF). The Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal ... Animal welfare[edit]. A portion of the population,[25] including many vegans and Jains, object to dairy production as unethical ... However, based on negative animal welfare effects,[29] rBST has not been allowed in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, ... The animals might serve multiple purposes (for example, as a draught animal for pulling a plough as a youngster, and at the end ...
A vegan,[25][26] Harnad is increasingly active in animal welfare,[27][28] animal rights.[29] and animal law.[30][31] ... Animal welfare[edit]. Harnad is Editor-in-Chief of the refereed journal Animal Sentience[18] launched in 2015 by the Institute ... a b Animal Sentience An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling Archived October 21, 2016, at the Wayback Machine ... Harnad's research interests are in cognitive science, open access and animal sentience.[4][5] He is currently professor of ...
Animal welfare[edit]. Main article: Eyestalk ablation. Eyestalk ablation is the removal of one (unilateral) or both (bilateral ... Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals 2011 (6th ed.). World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). 2009. ISBN 978-92- ... unlike bacteria associated with terrestrial animals, are not zoonotic. Only a few disease transfers from animals to humans have ... The animal density should not exceed 500/litre for young postlarvae and 50/liter for larger ones, such as PL-15.[12] ...
The welfare of zoo animals varies widely. Many zoos work to improve their animal enclosures and make it fit the animals' needs ... 1996). On Comparing the Behaviour of Zoo Housed Animals with Wild Conspecifics as a Welfare Indicator. Animal Welfare. 5. 13-24 ... An issue with animal welfare in zoos is that best animal husbandry practices are often not completely known. Especially for ... Is stereotypy a reliable animal welfare indicator?. Animal Welfare. 13. 57-69. ...
Animal welfare[edit]. Fish are sometimes maintained in inadequate conditions by inexperienced aquarists who often keep too many ... This has given the hobby a bad reputation among some animal welfare groups, such as PETA, who accuse aquarists of treating ... "Fish in Tanks? No, Thanks! , Companion Animal Factsheets , Companion Animals , The Issues". PETA. Retrieved 2016-05-20.. ... Fish are animals and generate waste as they metabolize food, which aquarists must manage. Fish, invertebrates, fungi, and some ...
Animal welfare[edit]. Information relating to whether boiling a partially-developed embryo is ethically acceptable or not can ... The eating of balut is controversial due to religious, animal welfare, and human health concerns. ... making the animal or animal-product "maytah".[19][22] Because balut is an egg containing a partly-developed embryo,[23] Muslims ... includes understanding and respecting the law that any animal products should not be eaten if the animal has not been ...
Animal Welfare Vol. 5. Berlin: Springer Verlag. pp. 21-35. *^ Fraser, A.F. and D.M/ Broom. 1990. Farm Animal Welfare and ... Animal welfare[edit]. The practice of dairy production in a factory farm environment has been criticized by animal welfare ... Lameness is commonly considered one of the most significant animal welfare issues for dairy cattle,[41][42][43][44] and is best ... Young, B. A. (1981). "Cold Stress as it Affects Animal Production". Journal of Animal Science. 52 (1): 154-163. doi:10.2527/ ...
"Animal Welfare". A&W. Retrieved 25 January 2018.. *^ "A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund , Structure". ... Animal welfare[edit]. The chicken and eggs served at A&W are from hens who lived in enriched cages and were fed a vegetarian ... The company's advertising also shifted to a focus on animal welfare, such as chicken and beef raised without antibiotics. ... Antibiotics are only used in the company's animals when medically necessary, and those animals are taken out of production.[22] ...
It has been attacked by animal rights and animal welfare activists, with PETA running a campaign against the practice in 2004. ... Animal welfare developments[edit]. In Australia, mulesing of Merino sheep is a common practice to reduce the incidence of ... The Animal Welfare Advisory Committee to the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture Code of recommendations and minimum standards ... To broaden the wool and give the animals some size, it is thought some English Leicester blood was introduced. The resultant ...
In recent years, animal welfare activists have tried to stop the practice because of cruelty to the animal.[19][20][21][22] ... Many people, including animal rights and animal welfare advocates, consider this a cruel, barbaric blood sport in which the ... A number of animal rights and animal welfare groups undertake anti-bullfighting actions in Spain and other countries. ... Animal welfare investigations into the practice revealed that some bulls are poked with sticks and scythes, some have their ...
Animal welfare concerns[edit]. Further information: Animal slaughter, Animal welfare, and Cruelty to animals ... Slaughtering animals on a large scale poses significant problems in terms of logistics, animal welfare, and the environment, ... animal stress and welfare: Current status and possible future research". Animal 2 (10), pp. 1501-17. doi:10.1017/ ... Kean, Hilda (1998). "'Wild' domestic animals and the Smithfield Market". Animal rights: political and social change in Britain ...
Animal welfare[edit]. Main article: Bans on ritual slaughter. Opponents of dhabīḥah ḥalāl, most notably some animal welfare ... The UK Farm Animal Welfare Council says that the method by which kosher and halal meat is produced causes severe suffering to ... In a poultry farm or slaughter house, one animal must not witness another animal being slaughtered.[citation needed] ... In the United Kingdom, the government funded an independent advisory body Farm Animal Welfare Council to examine the issue, ...
Animal welfare[edit]. Civet in a cage. Initially, civet coffee beans were picked from wild civet excrement found around coffee ... The animals often lose their fur.[32] A BBC investigation revealed similar findings.[4] ... The luak, that's a small catlike animal, gorges after dark on the most ripe, the best of our crop. It digests the fruit and ... The animals were deprived of exercise, a proper diet, and space. Video footage from the investigation shows abnormal behaviours ...
The Finnish Animal Welfare Act of 1996[36] and the Finnish Animal Welfare Decree of 1996[37] provided general guidelines for ... Veal production is a controversial topic in animal welfare and some methods are cited as animal cruelty by multiple animal ... "The Finnish Animal Welfare Decree of 1996" (PDF).. *^ "Natura Veal". Archived from the original on 27 October 2013. Retrieved ... "An HSUS Report: The Welfare of Intensively Confined Animals in Battery Cages, Gestation Crates, and Veal Crates" (PDF). The ...
"Farm Animal Welfare Council: Report on the Welfare of Farmed Animals at Slaughter or Killing Part 1: Red Meat Animals" (PDF). ... animal welfare organizations such as Compassion in World Farming.[40] The UK Farm Animal Welfare Council said that the method ... the animal appears not to feel it. From an animal welfare standpoint, the major concern during ritual slaughter are the ... Animal welfare controversies[edit]. See also: Legal aspects of ritual slaughter. General description of controversy[edit]. The ...
Animal welfare[edit]. Various programs operate in the US that promote the notion that animals raised for food can be treated ... In response, animal welfare advocates ask for evidence that any factory-bred animal is better off caged than free.[49] Farm ... "Egg Production & Welfare".. *^ Saja, Krzysztof (11 October 2012). "The moral footprint of animal products". Agriculture and ... or cite their concerns about animal welfare, animal rights, environmental ethics, and religious reasons. In response, some ...
Animal welfare[edit]. Knapp has been concerned with animal welfare since the beginning of his journalism career. Since hosting ... occasionally with Coast to Coast AM he hosts an annual animal welfare broadcast concerning issues, the development of law, ... animal cruelty, and remediation efforts. The 2016 broadcast covered various issues, including horses and trophy hunting noting ...
The first thorough study was carried out in 1977-79 by the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), albeit that it ... Welfare arguments[edit]. Until the 1970s, there was a dearth of scientific evidence on the welfare impact of coursing. ... Reid, N.; McDonald, R.A.; Montgomery, W. I. (2007). "Factors associated with hare mortality during coursing". Animal Welfare. ... Coursing has long sparked opposition from activists concerned about animal welfare. In 1892, Lady Florence Dixie criticised ...
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PETA's Animal Times, UK, Autumn 2005 *^ The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada article The Disposal of Spent Laying Hens by ... Euthanasia of animals[edit]. Diving animals such as mink and burrowing animals, such as rodents and rats, are sensitive to low- ... Animal Welfare. 4: 273-280.. *^ "Hazards of Nitrogen Asphyxiation" (PDF). U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. ... Animal slaughter. Notes[edit]. *^ European Industrial Gases Association (2009), Hazards of Inert Gases and Oxygen Depletion, ...
"AVMA Animal Welfare Policy Statements". Archived from the original on 4 November 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.. ... "AVMA Animal Welfare Policies". Archived from the original on 13 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-05.. ... The AVMA indicates that it lobbies for animal friendly legislation within a framework that supports the use of animals for ... no one system is clearly better than others under all conditions and according to all criteria of animal welfare".[8] ...
Their treatment on fur farms has been a focus of animal rights and animal welfare[2] activism. American mink have established ... "Animal Welfare. 21 (3): 363-371. doi:10.7120/09627286.21.3.363.. *^ Schlimme, Kurt. "ADW: Neovison vison: INFORMATION". ... Minks are among the animals that can be infected with the coronavirus.[19] Transmission of the virus from minks to humans was ... "National Farm Animal Care Council. Archived from the original on 5 April 2018.. ...
a b McGreevy, P.D. & Nicholas, F.W. (1999). Some Practical Solutions to Welfare Problems in Dog Breeding. In Animal Welfare. 8 ... In domestic animals[edit]. Further information: Domestication of animals. Neoteny is seen in domesticated animals such as dogs ... The environment that domesticated animals are raised in determines whether or not neoteny is present in those animals. ... Some common neotenous physical traits in domesticated animals (mainly dogs, pigs, ferrets, cats, and even foxes) include: ...
"Animal Welfare Legislation". The Paw Project. Retrieved 2016-05-22.. *^ Pavley. "SB 1229 Senate Bill - CHAPTERED". ... "Animal Welfare Act 2006" (PDF). 2015-10-19. Retrieved 2016-05-22.. ... "Federal Act on the Protection of Animals (Animal Protection Act - TSchG)" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-22.. ... It did not directly address declawing as an animal welfare issue. The CVMA initially prevailed in Superior Court, but in June ...
Environment/Animal Welfare *Habitat Loss Due to Expansion of Mining Development. *Increased U.S. pork and poultry exports ... Animal rights groups have opposed this legislation due to the possibility of spreading factory farming practices through Latin ... and mining development that causes deforestation and habitat loss for animals.[21] ...
"Hokkaido Animal Welfare and Control Ordinance". Hokkaido Animal Welfare and Control Ordinance Chapter 2, Section 3. Archived ... "Animal health & welfare. Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (defra) © Crown copyright 2006. Archived from the ... "Animal Services". Dallas City Code, Chapter 7: "Animals"; Article VII: "Miscellaneous". American Legal Publishing Corporation. ... "USDA Animal Welfare Information Center.. *^ "Ferret Racing , Countryman Fairs". Archived from the ...
Willie Nelson and the Nelson Family covered the song and issued a video to help the Animal Welfare Institute campaign to ... "Willie & The Nelson Family , Animal Welfare Institute". Retrieved 10 January 2016.. ...
Consumer Safety: Commitment to Science...Respect for Animal Welfare". Retrieved 2017-03-16.. ... Because Avon is not globally animal-testing free, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has not included Avon on ... Animal testing[edit]. Avon vowed in 1989 that as a company located in the United States, it would no longer participate in ... "Urge Avon to Stop Paying for Cruel Tests on Animals in China". PETA. Retrieved 2017-03-16.. ...
American Veterinary Medical Association ‎ (References for history/policies/animal welfare sections) *13:35, 5 May 2009 (diff , ... Animal euthanasia ‎ (→‎External links) *19:13, 16 September 2010 (diff , hist) . . (-371)‎ . . Talk:Veal ‎ (→‎The humane ...
Child Welfare Information Gateway. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-27.. ... Ayurveda stresses the use of plant-based medicines and treatments, with some animal products, and added minerals, including ... Substance based practices use substances found in nature such as herbs, foods, non-vitamin supplements and megavitamins, animal ... but may also include the use of animal and mineral products.[74] It is among the most commercially successful branches of ...
... and thousands of animal and plant species. ...
These many forms, all focused on advancing distributive justice for long-term social welfare, can be divided into two broad ... the same time strives to maintain and enlarge the precious kernel of social customs without which no human or animal society ... There is no necessary connection between the accumulation of capital or sums of money and human welfare. Under conditions of ... "Social democrats supported and tried to strengthen the basic institutions of the welfare state-pensions for all, public health ...
... animal matter and 62.4% plant matter, most notably the grass Echinochloa crus-galli, and nonlaying females ate 37.0% animal ... Appleby, Michael C.; Mench, Joy A.; Hughes, Barry O. (2004). Poultry Behaviour and Welfare. CABI. ISBN 9780851996677. .. ... eat water plants and small animals, and are social animals preferring to congregate in groups or flocks of varying sizes. This ... "Animal Diversity Web. Archived from the original on 13 March 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2017.. ...
Students are however required to be members of the student welfare organisation. As of Fall 2015, this fee (semesteravgift) is ... Laboratory Animal Facility. Faculty of Psychology[edit]. The Faculty of Psychology. The University of Bergen is the only ...
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 7 (2): 95-106. doi:10.1207/s15327604jaws0702_2. PMID ... "Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. 5 (4): 275-283. doi:10.1207/S15327604JAWS0504_02.. ... Live octopuses are eaten in several countries around the world, including the US.[143][144] Animal welfare groups have objected ... AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Aquatic Invertebrate Taxonomic Advisory Group in association with AZA Animal Welfare ...
This welfare system the church funded through collecting taxes on a large scale and possessing large farmlands and estates. The ... Throughout history and in Europe right until the late 18th century, not only animal and plant products were used as medicine, ... Conservation medicine studies the relationship between human and animal health, and environmental conditions. Also known as ... Before this, medical doctors treated both humans and other animals. Modern scientific biomedical research (where results are ...
... animal teeth, and claws. The women often wore headbands of dyed deer hair or wampum. They painted their skin skirts or ... the tribe reorganized under the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act. Members approved a constitution and by laws in a May 26, 2009 vote ... beating thigh bones on their palms to drive animals to the river, where they could be killed easily. Other methods of hunting ...
... Animal Welfare Information Center Newsletter, Volume 5, Number 4, Winter 1994/1995. ... Darwin, Charles (1868). The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication. Volume 1 (1st ed.). London: John Murray. pp. ... Classifying animals commonly referred to as "eastern coyotes" or "northeastern coyotes" has become a problem for taxonomists, ... Animal Planet: Jackal-Dog Created for Airport Security Archived 2010-11-22 at the Wayback Machine. ...
N = Number of animals in the population. n = Number of animals marked on the first visit. K = Number of animals captured on the ... When capturing and marking organisms, ecologists need to consider the welfare of the organisms. If the chosen identifier harms ... Seber, G.A.F. (2002). The Estimation of Animal Abundance and Related Parameters. Caldwel, New Jersey: Blackburn Press. ISBN 1- ... Seber, G. A. F. (1982). The Estimation of Animal Abundance and Related Parameters. Caldwel, New Jersey: Blackburn Press. ISBN 1 ...
Animal welfare. *Declawing of crabs. *Eyestalk ablation. *Eating live seafood. *Live fish trade ...
They are not paid a full-fledged salary, but receive some money, as well as some welfare services. Full-time employees have an ... No smoking, drinking or flirting is allowed on the temple terrain, nor newspapers, animals or fortune-telling. Traditional, ... and measures the welfare of the state by the virtue of its citizens.[250] Field research also confirms that the temple's ...
International Fund for Animal Welfare. Retrieved 29 August 2015.. *. Viegas, Jennifer (23 February 2010). "Thousands Mourn Dead ... "International Fund for Animal Welfare. Retrieved 29 August 2015.. *. "Aboriginal Subsistence whaling". IWC. Retrieved 29 August ... International Fund for Animal Welfare. pp. 23-24. Retrieved 26 December 2014.. ... These animals have very large heads, which can make up as much as 40% of their body mass, and much of the head is the mouth. ...
Jane Williams (RCVS.) (16 June 2009). The complete textbook of animal health and welfare. Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-7020- ... Animal Behaviour Abstracts. Cambridge Scientific Abstracts. 1998. Retrieved 22 March 2013.. *^ Ecology Abstracts. Cambridge ... Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California. Retrieved 10 February 2013.. ... Evans, Jonah Wy (11 February 2012). Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California. University of California Press. ISBN ...
"Retired Exeter professor dies in her home four days after police visit to check her welfare". Exeter Express and Echo. 2016-04- ...
"Lobster Liberation - Lobsters are Fascinating Animals", SARC *^ "Scientists say lobsters feel no pain", Guardian Unlimited, ... The Lobster Liberation Front (LLF) is an animal rights campaign which first appeared on the coasts of Dorset in 2004, later ... The actions were reported to the Southern Animal Rights Coalition, sent anonymously by the LLF.[9] Shortly following this ... The group uses the same leaderless-resistance model as the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and Earth Liberation Front (ELF), ...
... it is usually considered part of vitamin B12 which comes from eating animals and animal-sourced foods (eggs...) Cobalt ... Overview of Dietary Reference Intakes for Japanese (2015) Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, url = http://www.mhlw. ... Ashmead, H. DeWayne (1993). The Roles of Amino Acid Chelates in Animal Nutrition. Westwood: Noyes Publications.. ... One element, cobalt, is available for use by animals only after having been processed into complex molecules (e.g., vitamin B12 ...
"New rules for captive bird imports to protect animal health in the EU and improve the welfare of imported birds". European ... "In Defense of Animals. Retrieved 1 August 2016.. *^ Kelly, Denise; Rae, Joan; Menzel, Krista (2007). "The True Nature of ... "Avian Welfare Coalition. Retrieved 1 August 2016.. *^ Clay, R.; Donegan, T.; Hennessey, A.; Herrera, M.; López de Kochalka, N ... The journal Animal Cognition stated that some birds preferred to work alone, while others like to work together as with grey ...
... and thoughts were given to the welfare of the state and the people.[182] Many of her policies were not in line with the ideals ... for I have become like an animal with no true life or reasoning power."[160] ...
... is based on food that meets vegetarian standards by not including meat and animal tissue products (such as ... Dairy products (butter, cheese (except for cheese containing rennet of animal origin), milk, yogurt (excluding yogurt made with ... the possibility of tiny animals sometimes adhering to it.);[2] derived products such as agar, which has the same function as ... which exclude all animal products, including dairy, honey, and some refined sugars if filtered and whitened with bone char. ...
... or selflessness is the principle or practice of concern for the welfare of others. It is a traditional virtue in many ... Kin selection.[7] That animals and humans are more altruistic towards close kin than to distant kin and non-kin has been ... A constant concern for ALLAH (i.e. God) results in a careful attitude towards people, animals, and other things in this world.[ ... In the science of ethology (the study of animal behaviour), and more generally in the study of social evolution, altruism ...
... the welfare states that exist in Western Europe are evidence of this). Similarly the ex Soviet bloc countries and Asian ... diplomacy and improving global welfare. Enshrined in its Charter was a mandate to promote many of the rights which were later ... Animal rights. *Discrimination. *Freedom (political). *Global governance. *Human Responsibilities. *List of human rights ...
Gogarty, Paul (11 December 2009). Social Welfare and Pensions (No. 2) Bill 2009: Committee and Remaining Stages. Dáil Éireann ( ... sick animal (1966)[7]. *pompous ass (1967)[7]. *crook (1971)[7]. *does not have a spine (1971)[7] ... 5 "Social Welfare and Pensions (No. 2) Bill 2009: Committee and Remaining Stages." Personal Apology by Deputy". Houses of the ...
The noise is best described as either a quick clicking or 'burring' sound, varying from animal to animal. ... Calhoun, J. B. (1962) Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. ... A working rat is a rat trained for specific tasks as a working animal. In many cases, working rats are domesticated brown rats ... An investigation for infection with the spirochaete Leptospira interrogans did not find any infected animals, suggesting that ...
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. "平成15年6月3日に公表した「水銀を含有する魚介類等の 摂食に関する注意事項」について". Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare ( ... Whale Attack Renews Captive Animal Debate *↑ Susan Jean Armstrong (2003). Animal Ethics Reader. ISBN 978-0-415-27589-7. OCLC ... 116,0 116,1 Eglan, Jared (2015). Beasts of War: The Militarization of Animals. pp. 126-128. ISBN 978-1-329-51613-7. ... Kistler, John M. (2011). Animals in the Military: From Hannibal's Elephants
The South Lakes Wild Animal Park in England supported the policy, writing that Copenhagen Zoo "has a very strict welfare and ... Animal rights organisations[edit]. Dyrenes Beskyttelse, a Danish animal protection organization, said that it trusts the ... List of animals culled in zoos. References[edit]. *^ a b c .mw-parser-output .smallcaps{font-variant:small-caps}. Eliott C. ... The zoo is also not allowed to sell animals[10][16] and the placement of animals outside of the EEP is limited to those that ...
U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration. p. 10.. ... Subsequent work on yohimbine, while confirming that it behaves as an aphrodisiac in animals, including rats, dogs and golden ... The combined evidence from human and animal clinical studies indicates that yohimbine is far less potent in stimulating sexual ... the cognitive aspects of sex are far more important in humans than the basic instinctive functions observed in animals.[9] ...
Normative Foundations of the Welfare State: The Nordic Experience. Routledge. p. 74. ISBN 978-1-134-27283-9.. ... Animal Justice Party of Finland. *Citizens' Party. *Communist Party of Finland. *Communist Workers' Party - For Peace and ...
ref, First Nations people made [[gourd]]s and animal [[Horn (anatomy),horns]] into rattles, which were elaborately carved and ... The federal subcommittee on Indigenous child welfare described a "jurisdictional web" in which there is little to no ... Traditional [[percussion instruments]] such as drums were generally made of carved wood and animal [[Hide (skin),hides]].,ref ...
USDA Animal Care, a unit within the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, administers the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). This ... USDA Animal Care also employs veterinarians who specialize in the care of particular animal species as well as those with a ... The following animals are not covered: farm animals used for food or fiber (fur, hide, etc.); coldblooded species (amphibians ... Facilities using regulated animals for regulated purposes must provide their animals with adequate housing, sanitation, ...
English: Animal welfare is the viewpoint that animals, especially those under human care, should not suffer unnecessarily, ... animal welfare (en); رعاية الحيوان (ar); φιλοζωία (el); Welfare zvířat (cs) Handeln, das auf den Schutz und nachhaltigen Umgang ... Stress animal, Bien être animal, Bien-être des animaux (fr); абарона жывёлаў (be-tarask); Benestar animal (ca); Tierschützer, ... Bienestar animal, Bienestarismo (es); Bien etre animal, Bien-etre animal, Condition animale, Souffrance animale, Maltraitance ...
USDA Animal Care, a unit within the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, administers the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). This ... Generally, Animal Care (AC) ensures regulatory compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) primarily through the use of ... USDA Animal Care also employs veterinarians who specialize in the care of particular animal species as well as those with a ... The following animals are not covered: farm animals used for food or fiber (fur, hide, etc.); coldblooded species (amphibians ...
Street dogs in Chennai Fauna of India Animal welfare and rights in China Animal welfare and rights in Brazil Animal welfare in ... Animal rights Animal welfare Timeline of animal welfare and rights Speciesism Parliament of India (1982). "The Prevention of ... Indias first national animal welfare law, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, criminalizes cruelty to animals, ... Category:Animal welfare organisations based in India Cattle slaughter in India Animal sacrifice in Hinduism Animal sacrifice ...
Ms Soares shared them among her followers and they swiftly went viral, with animal lovers appalled at the pets apparent ...
Animal Welfare Council (AWC) is an industry funded lobbying organization for the rodeos and affiliated industries in animal ... Who We Are?, Animal Welfare Council, accessed January 2009 *↑ NAIA Officers & Board, National Animal Interest Alliance, ... the Animal Welfare Council. "Now that animal rights groups and ban supporters have been successful in legislative efforts to ... The Animal Welfare Council primarily represents rodeos, but also ranching, horse slaughter, the Premarin industry, circuses and ...
But laboratory animal scientists also "have this consideration for animal welfare, this ethical consideration," he says. Its a ... If scientists are convinced that animal welfare is better not just for animals but also for science, acceptance is much more ... More on Laboratory Animal Science. The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science defines laboratory animal science as ... using the animals to teach the scientific method to children and make them aware of the need to ensure animal welfare, he says. ...
Animal Welfare Information about Albuquerques Animal Welfare services. ... About Animal Welfare. Albuquerques lost and adoptable pets are our highest priority. We are honored to help with pet-care ... Its the Law Animal Welfare Department Ordinance 9-2-3-14 reads: ... Animal Welfare. Information about Albuquerques Animal Welfare ... Noisy Animals. Sometimes animals can get noisy and it can be a distraction. ...
Feed, care, housing and medical treatments all influence the welfare of agricultural animals. Animal welfare is judged using ... An animal feels most comfortable in an environment that allows it to express its natural behaviour and does not cause any ... Wageningen UR is looking at ways to guarantee these freedoms in animal husbandry. ... the five freedoms. An animal should be free: of hunger, thirst and inappropriate nutrition; of physical and physiological ...
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... operations have often been vilified by animal activists, more ... In the controversial world of animal agriculture, large-scale ... "Its very important that we dont look at animals as being little people," agrees Edmond Pajor, assistant professor of animal ... In the controversial world of animal agriculture, large-scale "confinement" operations have often been vilified by animal ... and many experts in animal welfare admit that the issue is not always black and white. ...
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  • Funding for this work has been provided by a variety of organisations including DEFRA, the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare and the British Psychological Society. (
  • This major series of books produced in collaboration between UFAW (The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare), and Wiley-Blackwell provides an authoritative source of information on worldwide developments, current thinking and best practice in the field of animal welfare science and technology. (
  • It was established in 1992 and is published by the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. (
  • The editor-in-chief is James K. Kirkwood (Universities Federation for Animal Welfare). (
  • The Animal Welfare came into force in October 2018 and are made under section 13(7) and 13(8) of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. (
  • 2019. Report of the 2018 RSPCA/UFAW Rodent and Rabbit Welfare Group meeting. (
  • 2018). S. 503 - 115th Congress: Animal Welfare Accountability and Transparency Act. (
  • To this end, in 2018 ACV launched WELFARECHECK , which is a resource for creating farm welfare plans in consulation with producers. (
  • in 2018 we are participating in development of standards for poultry welfare, welfare at abattoirs, and review of the standards for the export of livestock (ASEL). (
  • Wageningen UR is looking at ways to guarantee these 'freedoms' in animal husbandry. (
  • Although local humane societies need support, he said the HSUS is a radical group intent on doing away with animal husbandry. (
  • 2011. Report of the 2010 RSPCA/UFAW rodent welfare group meeting - The effect of husbandry on welfare and promoting good practice. (
  • With the emphasis now on productivity above all else, Rollin ( 2009 ) notes that after thousands of years of animal husbandry viewing disease as the enemy, it can now be seen as "an ally in the quest for profit. (
  • The role of husbandry, behaviour and welfare in improving dairy and beef herd and sheep flock health. (
  • The Animal Welfare Act(AWA)is one of the main statutes regulating the humane treatment of animals used for scientific purposes in the United States, but has hardly been studied in Japan. (
  • to be an active participant in education and the humane treatment of all animals. (
  • We care about animal welfare - and have long-sought to support the humane treatment of animals in agriculture. (
  • Shire's use of animals in research is closely monitored and Shire is sensitive to the well-being and humane treatment of animals. (
  • A facility which is used to house or contain animals and which is owned, operated, or maintained by a duly incorporated humane society, animal welfare society, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, or other not for profit organization devoted to the welfare, protection, and humane treatment of animals. (
  • It is hereby declared and found that the health, welfare and safety of the inhabitants of the Town of Brookhaven require regulations supplementing and superseding Articles 7 and 26 of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law and pertaining to the licensure, seizure and disposition of privately owned dogs and cats and the humane treatment of animals. (
  • The agreement greatly reduced the number of animals used-original estimates indicated that up to 1.3 million animals of various species would be poisoned and killed-and set a precedent in the government's incorporation of non-animal methods into testing requirements. (
  • USDA Animal Care also employs veterinarians who specialize in the care of particular animal species as well as those with a specific area of animal expertise such as research or transportation. (
  • These edicts included the provision of medical treatment for animals and bans on animal sacrifice, the castration of roosters, and hunting of many species. (
  • The science of animal welfare has evolved over the years, and recent scientific advances have enhanced our comprehension of the neurological, physiological, and ethological mechanisms of diverse animal species. (
  • Applied research includes the use of bioacoustics as a conservation and management tool, effects of anthropogenic noise on wildlife behavior and communication, effects of social behavior on disease transmission in livestock and wildlife and the use of complexity theory and mathematical modeling as a social management tool for captive exotics, wildlife, laboratory animals and domesticated species. (
  • This fact sheet will describe: 1) a definition of animal welfare used across species and standards, 2) the process of animal welfare assessment and audit programs, 3) what measurements are taken from the farm during an assessment, and 4) what a producer can do to prepare for an animal welfare assessment or audit. (
  • Tragically, these two laws exempt all poultry species, which make up 95% of land animals killed for food, as well as all aquatic species. (
  • Decades of selecting traits for maximizing yield has led to endemic levels of so-called production diseases in all the major commercial farm animal species. (
  • most unknowns are in the invertebrate animal, insect, and plant species. (
  • Particular species of birds (e.g. penguins, pelicans) can also be considered aquatic animals given their habitats are always near water, usually coastal, and they have a natural ability to wade, swim or dive for their food. (
  • Animal Behavior and Welfare welcomes submissions on work in all farm, companion, zoo and laboratory animal species and wildlife species where applicable. (
  • Normal and prudent attention to the needs of an animal, including wholesome food, clean water, shelter and health care as necessary to maintain good health in a specific species of animal. (
  • A structurally sound, properly ventilated, sanitary, dry and weatherproof shelter suitable for the species, age and condition of the animal, which is free of litter or hazardous substances and objects and which provides access to shade from direct sunlight and regress from exposure to inclement weather conditions. (
  • People should take steps to preserve endangered species, and protect native animals from disease where possible. (
  • While current USDA National Organic Program Regulations mandate 'access to the outdoors, shade, shelter, exercise areas, fresh air and direct sunlight suitable to the species, its stage of production, the climate and the environment,' these vague terms offer little comfort to farm animals. (
  • These concerns can include how animals are slaughtered for food, how they are used in scientific research, how they are kept (as pets, in zoos, farms, circuses, etc.), and how human activities affect the welfare and survival of wild species. (
  • scientific evidence for a link between companion animals and human health, however, is still relatively sparse. (
  • Studies have explored the effect of pets on people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME (funded by the Society of Companion Animal Studies) and the ability of dogs to serve as detectors of hypoglycaemia in people with Type 1 diabetes (funded by Diabetes UK). (
  • Researchers at the Animal Behaviour Centre are currently exploring how human personality, attitudes and social cognition may impact on the welfare of companion animals in the home and shelter environment. (
  • Rabbits are popular companion animals. (
  • THOUSANDS of companion animals end up in local shelters every year because people have given up on them or are facing some circumstance that prevents them from fulfilling a lifetime commitment to their pets. (
  • Animal law pertains to many types of nonhuman creatures, including companion animals and those used in the entertainment industry, wild animals and those used in medical research and for food. (
  • My areas of interest include aspects of companion animal behavior, and welfare. (
  • The Behavior Service does research on many aspects of companion animal behavior, welfare, and the human-animal bond. (
  • It rapidly expanded to cover all applied aspects of Ethology and other Behavioural Sciences relevant to human-animal interactions such as farming, wildlife management, the keeping of companion and laboratory animals, and the control of pests. (
  • The research covers farm animals, companion animals and animals in the wild. (
  • Reducing and preventing the overpopulation of companion animals - especially cats and dogs - through public education and an aggressive neuter/spay program. (
  • There are four streams - production animals, companion animals, leadership and reactive advocacy. (
  • The focus of the companion animals stream is inherited disorders in pure-bred dogs. (
  • The AVA also supports the VetCompass project, gathering and analysing data on all inherited conditions in companion animals. (
  • To explain how animal welfare is implemented in the protection of pets & companion animals, work animals and animals in sport. (
  • We want to improve science and improve [animal] welfare, but sometimes we are disregarded by both sides. (
  • A little-noticed program that was announced last week by the Global Animal Partnership , a nonprofit that works with farmers and retailers to improve animal welfare, asks chicken farmers to change the breeds of the birds they are raising to a more hardy, slower-growing breed. (
  • Chipotle is not the only company looking to improve animal welfare standards. (
  • The module aims to critically debate and discuss the ethics of the use of animals in science and captive environments, and evaluate methods to assess and improve animal welfare. (
  • This is an opportunity for companies to take their impact seriously and improve animal welfare across the supply chain. (
  • The purpose of this program is to identify tangible goals to improve animal welfare. (
  • Before any new treatment can be used in humans, it must first be tested in animals to determine that it is safe and effective. (
  • Although Berry s description of animal welfare means providing what an animal needs, Berry said some activists think animals should have the same rights as humans. (
  • Long before Western philosophers included animals in their ethics, Chinese philosophers such as Zhuangzi said that love should permeate relations not only between humans, but between all sentient beings. (
  • General Mills agrees with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that judicious use of medically important antibiotic drugs can help preserve the effectiveness of these drugs as therapies for humans and animals. (
  • Though not typically thought of as experimental animals, chinchillas (because of their large ears and hearing similar to humans). (
  • Part of what humans value in wildlife is animals that can look out for themselves. (
  • There are many more humans on Earth today than ever, and the expansion of human habitat, coupled with pollution, hunting, and trade in wildlife, threatens populations of wild animals and their habitats. (
  • This module considers both moral and scientific arguments for how humans treat animals in a range of contexts (e.g. keeping of animals in captivity, use of animals in science). (
  • The relationship between humans and our animal companions is a special focus. (
  • Many aquatic animals are valuable sources of nutrition for humans and other animals and contribute significantly to Australia's primary industry in both domestic and international trade. (
  • The differences between humans and other animals are important and profound, Bentham acknowledged, but those differences aren't morally significant. (
  • Animal Behavior and Welfare publishes major insights into the behavior and welfare of domesticated animals and non-domesticated animals managed or impacted by humans. (
  • Animal Behavior and Welfare aims to publish major insights into the behavior and welfare of domesticated animals and non-domesticated animals managed or impacted by humans. (
  • Humans have a duty of care to protect animals. (
  • Animals can be used to benefit humans if they are humanely treated, but the benefit to people should be balanced against the cost to the animal. (
  • Humans should strive to provide positive experiences to promote a life worth living for the animals in their care. (
  • Humans have a responsibility to care for the natural environment of free-living native animals. (
  • Like in humans, good animal welfare means more than simply the absence of negative experiences, such as pain or fear. (
  • In terms of behavioural measures, we focus on automated assessments that offer insight into how animals - even those that are nocturnal or elusive - behave when humans are not present. (
  • Respect for animal welfare is often based on the belief that nonhuman animals are sentient and that consideration should be given to their well-being or suffering, especially when they are under the care of humans. (
  • One view, held by some thinkers in history, holds that humans have no duties of any kind to animals. (
  • The other view is based on the animal rights position that animals should not be regarded as property and any use of animals by humans is unacceptable. (
  • The predominant view of modern neuroscientists, notwithstanding philosophical problems with the definition of consciousness even in humans, is that consciousness exists in nonhuman animals. (
  • An animal feels most comfortable in an environment that allows it to express its natural behaviour and does not cause any chronic stress, pain or fear. (
  • Are you sure you want to remove Domestic animal behaviour and welfare from your list? (
  • This research is led by The Animal Behaviour Centre and research programmes focus on fundamental and applied aspects of domestic, farm and zoo animal behaviour. (
  • Researchers at the Animal Behaviour Centre have carried out extensive research (funded by BBSRC) on the link between laterality and animal welfare, specifically exploring whether lateral bias in the form of paw preference can be used as a tool for assessing welfare risk. (
  • Over the years, researchers have led the way in evaluating the efficacy of various types of sensory stimulation (auditory, visual, olfactory) and other enrichment schemes on the behaviour and welfare of animals housed in rescue shelters (dogs, cats), zoos (primates, cats, elephants) and on farms (pigs). (
  • Researchers at the Animal Behaviour Centre have thus been exploring the ability of animals to serve as social facilitators and act as mediators to stress. (
  • There is increasing interest in the application of human behaviour change theory to animal welfare. (
  • Researchers at the Centre are reviewing and designing behaviour change interventions to address a number of farm animal welfare problems in which human influence has a role to play in determining welfare standards. (
  • Applied Animal Behaviour Science 228, 105024. (
  • Personality is often defined as the behaviour of individual animals that is consistent across contexts and over time. (
  • Applied Animal Behaviour Science 217, 28-35. (
  • Applied Animal Behaviour Science 218, 104819. (
  • The team examined responses to the method - called low atmospheric pressure stunning ( LAPS ) - at two temperature settings by recording behaviour, electroencephalogram and electrocardiogram in broilers and interpreted these with regards to welfare impact. (
  • Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 172, 17-25. (
  • It's very important that we don't look at animals as being little people," agrees Edmond Pajor, assistant professor of animal behavior and welfare at Purdue. (
  • All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Animal Behavior and Welfare, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section. (
  • Articles published in the section Animal Behavior and Welfare will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. (
  • Conversely, farmers using high-tech methods aimed at more-efficient production say their animals run less risk of contracting disease from wildlife. (
  • For example, can effective animal welfare and wildlife conservation truly increase an individual's experience of joy? (
  • One aspect of an animal welfare lawyer's job is to ensure that pets, livestock, wildlife and animals used in entertainment are free from cruelty and abuse. (
  • Ten years after the Constitution was written, the Environmental Crimes Law was enacted to criminalise environmental damage, and prevent cruelty to domestic animals and wildlife. (
  • At a time when the planet's wildlife faces countless dangers, international environmental law continues to overlook its evolving welfare interests. (
  • Taking into account recent trends in bioethics and conservation, these critical discussions of wildlife welfare have dramatic implications for the future of sustainable development and sustainable use. (
  • This book is an integral building block for welfare-conscious wildlife law. (
  • At the same time, it starkly exposes the challenge of ensuring that attention for the welfare of individual animals does not impede the effectiveness of current policies for the conservation, recovery and sustainable use of healthy wildlife populations and ecosystems. (
  • Developed in response to industry demand, an animal welfare course where you will learn the about the theory and practice of animal welfare - wildlife, pets, farm animals. (
  • Animal protection laws were enacted as early as 13th century AD by Genghis Khan in Mongolia, where they protected wildlife during breeding season (March to October). (
  • Regulations established under the AWA set standards for the humane care and treatment for certain animals that are exhibited to the public, sold for use as pets, used in research, or transported commercially. (
  • Animal welfare is the viewpoint that animals , especially those under human care, should not suffer unnecessarily, including where the animals are used for food, work, companionship, or research. (
  • We appreciate and take seriously public concern about the use of animals in medical research. (
  • Like all research-based healthcare companies, Roche conducts animal tests as required by regulatory authorities. (
  • Following this practice, we have substantially reduced animal experiments at Roche, despite a substantial increase in the number of research projects. (
  • Additionally, Roche Group Research Centres are accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International. (
  • The Breeding of and Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision) Rules, 1998 sets general requirements for breeding and using animals for research. (
  • Franco's research aims to find ways to improve science and increase knowledge by treating research animals better. (
  • A class he took the year before had sensitized him to the bioethical issues surrounding animal research, and as he worked directly with rats, his interest in the topic grew. (
  • Dr. Stephen Phillips Discusses Research on Ballina's Koalas from IFAW - Int. Fund for Animal Welf on Vimeo. (
  • The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to provide information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, and teaching. (
  • Information about pair and group housing of common animals used in research. (
  • Sets standards for the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, transport, and by dealers. (
  • Funding opportunities for the Replacement, Refinement or Reduction of the use of animals in scientific research or testing. (
  • IRT is an efficient, noninvasive method for evaluating and controlling pain, two critical aspects of animal welfare in biomedical research. (
  • Reproducibility in animal research is crucial for its reliance and translational relevance. (
  • The welfare of animals used in biomedical research is of paramount importance to our researchers. (
  • As such, it is more advanced than the majority of all other similar facilities in the UK and underpins the world-leading animal research conducted at the University. (
  • Animal Research is governed by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA), and subsequent amendments. (
  • Regulations Governing Research Involving Animals are in place to ensure that all animal research is carried out with integrity and in accordance with the law. (
  • The researchers involved in the Committee have personal licences and have therefore undergone the Home Office training required for research involving animals under ASPA. (
  • Ultimately, the research aims to determine whether behavioural asymmetry can be used as a reliable, harmless and independent predictor of welfare risk in animals, offering a viable tool for the early targeting of vulnerable individuals. (
  • The findings from the work have attracted prestigious research awards, informed policy and practice, and helped to improve the housing of animals kept in institutional settings. (
  • This database, created in 2000, is updated every three months with newly published scientific articles, books, and other publications related to improving or safeguarding the welfare of animals used in research. (
  • The RSPCA/UFAW Rodent (and now Rabbit) Working Group has held a one-day meeting every autumn for the last 25 years, so that its members can discuss current welfare research, exchange views on welfare issues and. (
  • Recent research suggests that personality, defined as consistent individual behavioral variation, in farm animals could be an important factor when considering their health, welfare, and productivity. (
  • Earlier this year in the Journal of Applied Developmental Science, an introduction to a series of articles on "animal-assisted intervention" said research into its efficacy "remains in its infancy. (
  • Drug delivery in research on nonhuman animals in the laboratory is still challenging because it is usually invasive and stressful. (
  • The RSPCA/UFAW Rodent Welfare Group holds a one-day meeting every autumn so that its members can discuss current welfare research, exchange views on rodent welfare issues and share experiences of the implementation of the 3Rs. (
  • I am open to ideas for research in most areas of behavior and the human-animal bond. (
  • Building on principles of evolutionary theory and animal behavior, the goal of our research group is to apply current understanding of animal behavior to animal welfare, management and conservation issues, while continuing to expand on this knowledge base. (
  • Recent laboratory animal housing guidelines are driving the changes in housing for these birds and little existing research is available to educate the transition process. (
  • Do you have a creative idea for improving the welfare of research animals? (
  • The US Department of Agriculture's routine unannounced inspections of research facilities (and suppliers of animals for experimentation) has. (
  • by Camilla Bengtsson and Marie Eriksson Researchers/Project Leaders, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden For most people with pets, handling and training their animals is important. (
  • We endeavor to ensure that appropriate standards of animal welfare and ethics are employed by Shire and any Contract Research Organizations that carry out programs of work on our behalf. (
  • The meeting focussed on assessment and auditing of welfare on farm and in groups of animals, with a European emphasis blended with research results from around the world. (
  • This Wageningen University & Research internal partnership aims to be a key player in the field of welfare and adaptation of production animals, both at a national and international level. (
  • The Wageningen University & Research, Animal Welfare & Adaptation is a partnership of three research groups with strong expertise in animal welfare and adaptation: chair goup Adaptation Physiology , the chair group Behavioural Ecology and the Wageningen Livestock Research department Animal Welfare . (
  • Wageningen University & Research, Animal Welfare & Adaptation is an open network, implying that research groups and scientists active in areas related to welfare and adaptation of kept animals are welcome to join the partnership. (
  • The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is offering Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants to develop novel in vitro systems using cells from experimental animal models typically used for toxicology testing. (
  • In 2011, the Brazilian government set up the Brazilian Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods , which looks for alternative, non-animal research methods. (
  • animals used in scientific research and wild animals are each considered separately. (
  • Abbie anticipates the results of her research will provide producers with appropriate recommendations to improve piglet welfare. (
  • The following year, she worked with Dr. Patricia Turner as a research assistant and discovered a passion for research in the animal welfare field. (
  • A summary of the Aquatic Animal Welfare Working Group process and findings ('Aquatic Animal Welfare in Perspective') can be found on the Aquatic Animal Welfare Research page. (
  • Two weeks ago, she was hired to lead the Center for Zoo Animal Welfare, which the Detroit Zoological Society founded in 2009 to improve zoo animals environments and lives through research, workshops and forums. (
  • Our ultimate goal is to accelerate the progress in this research area at a critical time, as the concept and science of animal welfare continues to grow globally and we increasingly seek to use valid and reliable methods of welfare assessment in practice. (
  • Whether in research, teaching or clinical practice, veterinarians consider the welfare of animals their first priority. (
  • The Institute of Marine Research is the authorities' centre of expertise for animal welfare in the fisheries and aquaculture industry. (
  • The Animal welfare research group will play a central role in building up our knowledge and developing methods in this area. (
  • I was stunned because while some people are celebrating this event and joyfully claiming nonhuman animals (animals) are much better off than they were in the past, an incredible amount of invasive research that causes deep pain, suffering, and death still is business as usual in the United States and abroad (please also see ). (
  • Since incorporating in 1986, Farm Sanctuary has worked to expose and stop cruel practices of the "food animal" industry through research and investigations, legal and institutional reforms, public awareness projects, youth education, and direct rescue and refuge efforts. (
  • The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare draws on the research of scientists, lawyers, economists and political scientists to address the current and future regulatory problems posed by the issues of animal health and disease. (
  • With its very high number of Animal Welfare Act violations, including repeat and severe violations, the University of Pennsylvania's Research Misconduct Score dwarfs those of other Ivy League schools. (
  • Despite its consistent violations of the Animal Welfare Act, the University of Pennsylvania continues to receive the most NIH research funding of all Ivy League schools. (
  • To celebrate World Animal Day we have compiled a number of research stories in this area as well as information about developments in the teaching labs. (
  • Many lifesaving advances in medicine and safety of the last century have drawn from the scientific discoveries of animal research and development. (
  • We honor the contribution all research animals purposely bred and used within Covance make to lifesaving advances and will treat these animals with the respect that they deserve. (
  • The Department of Health and Human Services will commit $4.5 million and the EPA will commit $500,000 to develop non-animal testing methods over the next two years. (
  • USDA Animal Care, a unit within the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, administers the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). (
  • As late as the 1950s, the unwritten consensus among health specialists and dieticians was that animal protein in some form is essential to maintain adequate human health. (
  • Keeping a dog on any premises as a requirement of the Animal Health Act 1981. (
  • Thus, there is a need to establish a novel evaluation method and evaluation criteria to monitor animal health. (
  • Analysis of the impact that the conditions and treatment of animals can have on both animal and human health. (
  • This group also looks at well-being and the impact of animals on human health. (
  • Studies are also exploring ways of automatically monitoring farm animal welfare post-mortem, helping farmers to improve herd health, welfare and track the success of newly implemented systems. (
  • For that reason, we do not support routine use of antibiotic drugs to promote growth in livestock, and believe such drugs should be used only as necessary and appropriate to maintain the health of animals. (
  • In the United States, society and scientists agree on three main concerns about the quality of life of animals: the physical health and productivity of the animal, the animal's ability to avoid negative emotional states such as fear, distress, and pain, and the animal's ability to live a reasonably natural life (Fraser et al. (
  • For example: evidence of a Veterinarian-Client-Patient-Relationship (VCPR), herd/flock health protocols signed off by the veterinarian, protocols for euthanasia (e.g., methods and steps to ensure animals are euthanized in a correct and timely manner), protocols for pain control during painful procedures (e.g., disbudding, castration, etc.), and documented evidence of animal handler training and ethics agreements. (
  • Provide an understanding of the major diseases and welfare of livestock in New Zealand and the relevance of these for production, market access and public health. (
  • The USDA Animal Welfare Act Regulations and Public Health Service Policy make it clear that it is an institutional responsibility to provide training to personnel who work with laboratory animals to ensure that all personnel are qualified to do so. (
  • Assurances shall be submitted to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health. (
  • Nominees from each sector national peak body joined with representatives from Animals Australia, RSPCA, state governments and independent animal health science to make up the Working Group. (
  • The process for drafting the new standards and guidelines is managed by Animal Health Australia, a company owned by Commonwealth, state and territory governments and industry bodies, with the actual standards development undertaken by a group of industry and animal welfare representatives (the RSPCA and Animals Australia). (
  • In February, the RPSCA threatened to abandoned the poultry standard process after the work of animal health scientists was distorted and misrepresented to support the retention of caged egg production - one of the key criticisms of the Productivity Commission of the current process. (
  • Animal rights supporters and environmentalists are divided: one group prioritises the welfare of the individual animal, the other emphasises the health of the overall ecosystem. (
  • The AWS offers a sponsor-a-pet program that pairs people with older animals and animals with health, personality or behavioral problems. (
  • The section welcomes manuscripts concerned with fundamental or applied animal behavior, and studies of animal welfare addressing any of the three philosophical approaches of "naturalness", affective states, or basic health and functioning, to contribute to the advancement of the field. (
  • Normal and prudent attention to the needs of the animal, including all required immunizations, sufficient exercise and rest, and grooming to maintain good health and the provision to each sick or injured animal of the adequate veterinary care or humane death. (
  • The goal is to achieve greater influence with livestock industry organisations in relation to the setting of health and welfare standards. (
  • We initially are working in collaboration with RSPCA Australia to address specific visible heritable traits that impact on health and welfare - our "Love is Blind" campaign launched in 2016. (
  • This book critically appraises the existing regulatory institutions and guiding principles of how best to maintain animal health in the context of social change and a developing global economy. (
  • Rumination in cows - known as chewing the cud - is not only used to assess nutrition, but is also an indication of health and welfare, as cows that are in pain or stressed have reduced rumination activity. (
  • To explain how animals might perceive the world, their sense of awareness and cognition, and how welfare can influence their mental health. (
  • To describe what animal health services are available and their benefits to animal wellbeing. (
  • When an animal's health is at risk then it is important for the owner or carer to seek veterinary assistance, if not then this can become a welfare concern. (
  • Again, if the welfare of the animal is under consideration, then this may have effects on the overall health of the animal. (
  • An appropriate diet should be fed to keep the animal in optimum health as many health issues can arise from feeding the wrong or inappropriate diet. (
  • A safe clean environment should be provided for any animal with adequate shelter to protect them from the weather extremities which can cause health issues. (
  • I immediately contacted Environmental Health who were concerned enough to report to Animal Welfare who inspected promptly and as a result issued four time-restricted improvement orders on those responsible. (
  • Cusack added: "I am relieved that measures to improve the health and well-being of these animals are being enforced and would like to thank the concerned citizens for alerting me. (
  • Chinese zoos have drawn crowds by staging animal spectacles, and by allowing members of the public to buy live chickens, goats, and horses in order to watch them being pulled apart by lions, tigers, and other big cats. (
  • Factory farm" is a term commonly used to describe an industrial facility that raises large numbers of farm animals such as pigs, chickens or cows in intensive confinement where their movements are extremely inhibited. (
  • According to Somerton, in September, a volunteer with the San Rafael-based animal protection organization, received a tip about the alleged ongoing mutilation, killing and dumping of dogs, goats, and chickens in the Salinas riverbed. (
  • But Somerton and her organization contend that chickens and turkeys have been found in bags with candles, flowers, and herbs, common to the practice of animal ritualistic sacrifice. (
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill has improved its animal welfare standards for chickens yet again. (
  • Chipotle addressed each of these issues by aligning with the Global Animal Partnership's (GAP) standards for broiler chickens. (
  • Chipotle's new commitment includes new goals for 2024, such as transitioning to strains of chickens that are bred for "measurably improved" welfare. (
  • Modern chicken breeds have been selected to grow quickly and efficiently and produce a higher yield of breast meat -- which has detrimental effects on the welfare of broiler chickens, such as immune and musculoskeletal problems that limit a chicken's ability to express natural behaviors like flying and perching. (
  • Animal rights and welfare groups say a proposition to speed up chicken processing lines will make slaughterhouses even worse for chickens. (
  • Even at current speeds, hundreds of thousands of chickens are boiled alive every year because the workers can't keep up with the machinery to properly stun or euthanize them," Deborah Press, director of regulatory affairs and government relations for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, told HuffPost in an email. (
  • In light - perhaps one should say darkness - of such images, it is sometimes suggested that animal welfare is exclusively a Western concern. (
  • But that is implausible, given that Buddhist tradition places more emphasis on concern for animals than Judaism, Christianity or Islam. (
  • Salinas, whose district surrounds the Salinas River, said the association's press release which states "The Monterey County Board of Supervisors has shown little concern for animal welfare and has not allocated enough resources," is inaccurate. (
  • Genetic engineering will not necessarily diminish the welfare of animals in agriculture, but given suffering associated with the epizootics of production diseases linked to traditional methods of genetic selection, there is legitimate reason for concern. (
  • However, the concern for animal welfare is increasing, but at a slow and steady pace. (
  • Although both view animal life with concern, they look upon it from different perspectives: the vegan with an individualist ethic and the hunter with an ecological ethic. (
  • Laboratory animal welfare is of significant concern. (
  • Having a knowledge of animal welfare will better equip you to convert your care and concern into a career. (
  • Feel great and help shelter animals through volunteering. (
  • Learn more about volunteering at an animal shelter. (
  • To organize group of dedicated people as cofounders/volunteers who want to combine their efforts to start a true no kill animal shelter in Shasta County, California. (
  • Contact the animal shelter listed with the photo for more information. (
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  • cloning a dog condemns animals to serve as a means to an end and condemns shelter dogs to be put to rest. (
  • Animal lovers who cannot adopt, can sponsor a pet at the shelter. (
  • To feed or shelter an animal at the same location for three (3) or more consecutive days. (
  • The shelter shall have at a minimum a floor, walls with an opening suitable for the size of the animal and a roof. (
  • With the Canine Flu Epidemic in the City of Chicago and surrounding areas, the Animal Welfare League is taking all necessary precautions and has Closed the Shelter for all Dog Adoptions. (
  • With the Canine Flu Epidemic in the City of Chicago and surrounding areas, the Animal Welfare League is taking all necessary precautions and is Closing the Shelter for all Dog Adoptions. (
  • What Does The Rspca Do To Protect Animals? (
  • Animal rights group RSPCA Australia said the changes do not go far enough. (
  • In 2015 the AVA convened the Animal Welfare Roundtable in cooperation with RSPCA Australia and the National Farmers Federation. (
  • Each day the animals are checked to ensure they are content and have sufficient bedding, food and water. (
  • This is the 5th volume of selected discussions that took place on the electronic Laboratory Animal Refinement & Enrichment Forum between February 2016 and December 2019. (
  • Monterey County Animal Services acknowledges in November 2016, a call was received regarding "multiple bodies dumped" in the riverbed near the Elm Street bridge in Greenfield. (
  • Monterey County Animal Services, in response to the allegations, said in a press release that since the November 2016 call, "there have been zero reports or tips provided to the agency in regards to deceased animals of any kind being found at this location - or with regard to suspected animal cruelty at this location. (
  • The assessment of personality in farm animals and its relation to other behavioural and physiological traits is of growing scientific and practical interest. (
  • While the international zoological community is committed to enhancing the welfare of individual animals, researchers have yet to take full advantage of the tools available for non-invasively tracking behavioural and physiological indicators of welfare. (
  • Ultimately, zoos can ensure that each animal has the opportunity to thrive by employing technology to create baseline behavioural and physiological profiles, conduct ongoing monitoring schemes and assess responses to specific conditions, events and stimuli. (
  • The Indian branches of the Humanitarian League, an English organization which opposed vivisection and the mistreatment and killing of animals, focused on vegetarianism and cow protection while ignoring vivisection. (
  • Animal Welfare Council (AWC) is an industry funded lobbying organization for the rodeos and affiliated industries in animal commerce and agriculture and web front of Cindy Schonholtz. (
  • In a video screen grab from a film by the Humane Farming Association detailing alleged animal mutilations and dumping in Monterey County's Salinas riverbed, a purported chicken with candles and herbs is found in a bag by a volunteer of the organization. (
  • A: They can become active in their communities by getting involved with a local animal-rights group or by attending volunteer work parties that's when people come together and volunteer for a local organization and it's a lot of fun. (
  • PAWS Of Bremerton is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the welfare of animals in need. (
  • The development of an animal welfare movement came about as the organization offered not only to rescue mistreated animals, but to educate the public on rabies and make regular visits to villages to vaccinate the animals. (
  • Yet Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, cautions consumers that even with these changes the "organic" label - as well as other labels - are often misleading and do not ensure that farm animals are treated well. (
  • Farm Sanctuary is the nation's leading farm animal protection organization. (
  • Martin was among the founders of the world's first animal welfare organization, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or SPCA, in 1824. (
  • It's Okay to Cry - Discussions by the Laboratory Animal Refinement & Enrichment Forum [LAREF], Volume V. Animal Welfare Institute, Washington, DC. (
  • Compassion Makes a Difference - Discussions by the Laboratory Animal Refinement & Enrichment Forum [LAREF], Volume III. (
  • This is the third volume of discussions that took place on the Laboratory Animal Refinement & Enrichment Forum (LAREF). (
  • Compendium of Laboratory Animal Refinement & Enrichment Forum (LAREF) discussions, in which laboratory animal care personnel share information regarding innovative. (
  • AWI is pleased to announce publication of It's Okay to Cry: Discussions by the Laboratory Animal Refinement & Enrichment Forum, Volume V. Since 2002, AWI's Laboratory Animal Refinement and Enrichment Forum (LAREF) has facilitated the. (
  • Shire is committed to the principle of the 3Rs in its use of experimental animals: Reduction (of the number of animals used), Replacement (with alternate methods such as cell culture) and Refinement (of the techniques), as advances in science permit. (
  • The Australian Animal Welfare Strategy (AAWS) was an agreed blueprint for animal welfare in Australia that commenced in 2005 and aimed to enhance welfare outcomes for all animals. (
  • This meeting included key representatives from all the major stakeholder organisations from across the country as well as people who were involved with the former Australian Animal Welfare Strategy (AAWS). (
  • India's first national animal welfare law, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, criminalizes cruelty to animals, though exceptions are made for the treatment of animals used for food and scientific experiments. (
  • Moved by the suffering of Indian strays and draught animals, Colesworthey Grant founded the first Indian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in 1861 in Calcutta. (
  • British officials and (British-led) SPCAs both opposed the introduction of the British Cruelty to Animals Act of 1876 - which established regulations on animal experimentation - to the Indian colony. (
  • PETA has asked the Northglenn Police Department to investigate the store for criminal cruelty to animals. (
  • Admitting past violence while blaming the victim, making threats, engaging in playful force during intimacy, and exhibiting cruelty to animals are signs of. (
  • Brazil's agriculture ministry works closely with the World Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (WSPCA), to provide animal welfare training for veterinarians and to improve slaughter methods. (
  • Also, when it comes to donations or volunteering for the Lilongwe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( LSPCA ), there is a deficit. (
  • Facilities using regulated animals for regulated purposes must provide their animals with adequate housing, sanitation, nutrition, water and veterinary care, and they must protect their animals from extreme weather and temperatures. (
  • Inspectors are classified as veterinary medical officers (VMOs) or Animal Care inspectors (ACIs). (
  • All VMOs have graduated from a veterinary medical college, and many have been private-practice veterinarians prior to joining USDA Animal Care. (
  • ACIs have education in the biological sciences and/or extensive experience in the care and handling of animals. (
  • Inspectors use the AWA standards and regulations as the baseline by which they assess a facility's level of care provided to animals. (
  • If a facility is meeting the federal standards, USDA knows the animals there are receiving humane care and treatment. (
  • Conversely, when inspectors identify items that are not in compliance with the federal standards, USDA Animal Care holds those facilities responsible for properly addressing and correcting those items within a set timeframe. (
  • Animal Care (AC) personnel perform two major types of inspections: pre-licensing inspections and unannounced compliance inspections. (
  • Generally, Animal Care (AC) ensures regulatory compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) primarily through the use of inspections . (
  • Feed, care, housing and medical treatments all influence the welfare of agricultural animals. (
  • Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act places a duty of care on people to ensure they take reasonable steps in all the circumstances to meet the welfare needs of their animals to the extent required by good practice. (
  • The truth today, Berry said, is that livestock producers care for animals in a better way than in the past. (
  • Unfortunately, Berry said the majority of people working for such organizations as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and PETA have never been on a farm or ranch and don t understand the care animals receive. (
  • Animal Care. (
  • The system is easily manipulated by producers who want to make higher welfare claims on their packages and charge a premium without improving the treatment of animals raised under their care," said Erin Sutherland, staff attorney for AWI's farm animal program. (
  • to have an open space facility where animals will be provided with love, attention and medical care that will ultimately. (
  • Set a world class standard for animal care. (
  • Queen's has a dedicated team of technicians who are responsible for the day-to-day care of the animals held in the University's Biological Services Unit (BSU). (
  • The Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB) is composed of academic and post-doctoral staff, postgraduate students, Named Animal Care and Welfare Officers who work in the University's animal facility, an external lay representative, named veterinary surgeon, DHSSPS Inspector and the Queen's Establishment Licence Holder. (
  • Denver - PETA has just obtained damning Colorado Department of Agriculture records from between January and July 2019 revealing that 12 Petco stores- including seven in the Denver area- were hit with more than 80 violations of the state's Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA) Program, which requires the bare minimum standards of animal care. (
  • That animal also died, purportedly as a manager finally drove the ferret to care. (
  • Nearly 2,000 comments by animal care personnel on a variety of topics aimed at improving the living and handling conditions. (
  • Couto said it was difficult for his investigator, who was trying to treat the animals with care, and he was screamed at and ridiculed by the other workers for going too slow. (
  • The objectives of this symposium were (1) to raise awareness about how animals, and the people who care for them, are affected during pandemics and natural disasters, and (2) to share knowledge about how animal welfare may be addressed during these situations. (
  • 1 day trip to discuss ethical review and free time to explore zoo, half-day discussing animal care with technicians. (
  • the membership list of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee(s) (IACUC) established in accordance with the requirements set forth in IV.A.3. (
  • All Assurances submitted to the PHS in accordance with this Policy will be evaluated by OLAW to determine the adequacy of the institution's proposed program for the care and use of animals in PHS-conducted or supported activities. (
  • The Chief Executive Officer shall appoint an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), qualified through the experience and expertise of its members to oversee the institution's animal program, facilities, and procedures. (
  • PAWS of Bremerton strives to rescue and find new homes for needy pets, offer financial assistance to low-income and elderly pet owners for veterinary services such as spay and neuter operations and emergency medical care, and educate the community about humane, ethical animal care and treatment. (
  • In contrast, Australia has a Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes which also requires ethics committees, but much of what is recommended in the code is voluntary. (
  • The way zoo animals experience life is controlled by people and the institution, and even though care and exhibits have improved, more work is needed to determine how animals are actually faring. (
  • They really care about the animals and try really hard to make good matches. (
  • Routine care of all AWS animals through local veterinarian hospitals includes standard distemper combinations, rabies inoculations, preventative worming and treatment for other parasites, feline leukemia testing for cats, and heartworm testing and treatment for dogs. (
  • Where a person does not meet his or her obligations to animals in his or her care, animals may suffer. (
  • Farm Sanctuary shelters in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Orland, Calif., provide lifelong care for hundreds of rescued animals, who have become ambassadors for farm animals everywhere by educating visitors about the realities of factory farming. (
  • All of our animals reside in foster care. (
  • A portion of all registration fees goes to the Animal Welfare League to support the care of homeless and abused animals. (
  • Back up your love of animals with a qualification and take that first step towards a career in the care and welfare of animals. (
  • Laboratory animal veterinarians are greatly concerned with caring for small mammals away from their natural habitats-giving them the best life possible while they're under these researchers' care. (
  • I will continue to monitor this issue to make sure these conditions are applied and standards improve to ensure these animals get the care and attention they deserve. (
  • As one of the world's leading providers of preclinical drug development services and other services to advance safety, we accept both the legal and the moral obligation to be a leader in assuring that animals in our care are treated in accordance with all applicable rules and with high standards of respect and compassion. (
  • We will treat animals in our care humanely and with respect. (
  • We will work, consistent with the study protocol and good science, to minimize discomfort or stress to animals in our care. (
  • As researchers try to understand animals' perspectives, Pajor says both traditional and modern livestock producers are striving to find the middle ground between economics and ethics. (
  • Students are then introduced to key questions in ethics, such as whether death is a harm and whether any animals are due moral consideration. (
  • Since these questions are embedded into societal views on animal ethics, students are asked to identify an ethical dilemma and write an engaging article aimed at a popular audience. (
  • Awareness of the fundamentals underlying welfare science and ethics, based on lecture material and practical sessions, but with limited or absent analytical ability and communication skills. (
  • A good appreciation of the main approaches employed in the study of animal welfare and ethics and the ability to critically assess their suitability in a given situation. (
  • The aim of workshops is to aid independent study (some preparation is normally required in advance) and to build confidence with debating ethics and critically evaluating welfare science. (
  • Since 2009, all aspects of animal experimentation have been regulated by federal law, and all educational centres or labs that use animals now have to have an ethics committee. (
  • But laboratory animal scientists also "have this consideration for animal welfare, this ethical consideration," he says. (
  • Every program has their own set of standards, usually created by collaboration among producers, veterinarians, scientists, animal advocacy groups, and industry professionals. (
  • The final part of the module considers ethical review of scientific experiments (facilitated by practical sessions discussing captive animals and experimentation with scientists, zoo researchers or technicians, as appropriate). (
  • To that end, the center maintains a database of published works and a list of scientists and their expertise in captive animal welfare. (
  • Veterinarians are scientists and take an evidence-based approach to animal welfare. (
  • Indeed, the collaboration of scientists and social scientists in determined and regulatory contexts such as that of animal disease is an issue of ever-increasing importance. (
  • Finally, we make a concerted effort to highlight tools that allow welfare scientists to consider measures of positive welfare. (
  • In the controversial world of animal agriculture, large-scale "confinement" operations have often been vilified by animal activists, more-traditional farmers, and even the media. (
  • Many of us who aren't avid animal rights activists still appreciate some of the remarkable efforts made in the last few months to treat captive beasts with more dignity and humanity. (
  • Animal rights activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) dressed as rat sit inside a cage during a protest outside the Japanese food company Ajinomoto in Kuala Lumpur on November 28, 2019. (
  • The following animals are not covered: farm animals used for food or fiber (fur, hide, etc. (
  • What frustrates many industrial farmers, he says, is that the typical consumer has little farm experience and often assumes - without knowing the whole story - that free-range animals automatically have a higher quality of life. (
  • The 2006 Act has introduced an important and new concept for pet owners and those responsible for domestic animals, e.g. breeders, those who have working animals or farm animals in England and Wales. (
  • According to Roger Berry, the average American is three generations removed from the farm while animal rights groups don t understand the importance of animal agricultural. (
  • A lot of people in urban areas compare their pets to farm animals because they re three generations removed (from the farm), he explained. (
  • Recently, however, the European Union has recognised that the intensive confinement of farm animals has gone too far. (
  • The United States lags behind Europe in getting rid of the worst forms of abuse of farm animals. (
  • The problem does not lie with voters, who, in states such as Florida, Arizona, and California, have shown that they want farm animals to have better protection than the animal industries typically provide. (
  • The biggest problems are in those states that lack a mechanism for citizens to initiate a referendum on how farm animals should be treated. (
  • The goal of animal welfare assessment or audit programs are to evaluate whether a farm is meeting the standards of the specific program. (
  • During a farm visit, there are three categories of animal welfare measurements that the auditor or evaluator will measure: animal-based measurements, resource-based measurements, and protocol-based measurements. (
  • This confusion prevents consumers from voting with their wallets for better treatment of farm animals and negatively impacts the farmers who truly are raising animals using higher-welfare methods. (
  • Check out the ShopKind Helpline for immediate text message assistance and responses from actual ASPCA experts in food labels, farm animal welfare and more. (
  • While most Americans expect our existing laws to protect farm animals, the reality falls far short. (
  • Although there are no federal laws protecting animals on farms, two federal laws cover farm animal transport and slaughter standards. (
  • The 28-Hour Law requires farm animals transported across state lines-by means other than water or air-to be unloaded every 28 hours for rest, food and water. (
  • Because federal law fails to protect most farm animals, state laws are these animals' last defense. (
  • Yet the majority of U.S. states expressly exempt farm animals-or certain standard, but clearly cruel, farming practices-from their anti-cruelty provisions, making it nearly impossible to provide even meager protections. (
  • A few states include farm animals in at least some of their anti-cruelty laws, but such laws are rarely enforced. (
  • MONTEREY - The Humane Farming Association, a group dedicated to the protection of farm animals, has posted a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the alleged mutilation and killings of animals that have been found in the Salinas riverbed in south Monterey County. (
  • Three people face criminal charges in connection with an animal cruelty investigation at Fair Oaks Farm , authorities announced Monday. (
  • The US Food and Drug Administration's final Guidance for Industry on the regulation of transgenesis in animal agriculture has paved the way for the commercialization of genetically engineered (GE) farm animals. (
  • An in-depth look at the current problems associated with existing breeding priorities is first necessary to place the concerns and prospects of farm animal transgenesis in perspective. (
  • And that is a good thing for American farm animals. (
  • Federated Farmers President Alistair Polson and Meat New Zealand Chairman Jeff Grant have announced a joint initiative to address serious animal welfare issues on farm largely caused by adverse climatic conditions. (
  • An animal raised on a farm or ranch and used or intended for use in farm or ranch production, or as food or fiber. (
  • "Farm animal welfare is becoming an issue for companies looking to invest in the food industry," ​ the CIWF spokeswoman told FoodNavigator. (
  • This will include supporting AVA members to promote the use of welfare standards on-farm, to improve productivity and profitability and meet community expectations for the treatment of livestock. (
  • American consumers are increasingly aware of and concerned about the cruel treatment of animals exploited for human consumption," said Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary's president and co-founder. (
  • But the reality for farm animals living in these conditions is hardly as sunny as retailers would like consumers to believe. (
  • Farm Sanctuary's Truth Behind Labels report remains the only comprehensive analyses of animal product labeling schemes ever published to help today's consumers understand the process. (
  • Farm Sanctuary's summary booklet and report entitled "The Truth Behind the Labels: Farm Animal Welfare Standards and Labeling Practices," is available at . (
  • We review technology currently being applied in studies of zoo, farm and laboratory animals to regularly monitor welfare status, as well as to evaluate responses to particular stimuli and situations. (
  • On the basis of Professor Brambell's report, the UK government set up the Farm Animal Welfare Advisory Committee in 1967, which became the Farm Animal Welfare Council in 1979. (
  • There are alternative farming systems that treat these sentient animals with compassion and respect. (
  • Animals are sentient beings that are conscious, feel pain, and experience emotions. (
  • The Animal Welfare Service is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. (
  • The BSU is also supported by the services of a named veterinary surgeon who undertakes weekly checks of the facility, but who can also be called upon to deal with any animal welfare issues that may arise. (
  • Several stores lacked essential documentation, including written agreements with licensed veterinarians, proof of veterinary examinations of animals imported from other states, and complete records for sales of birds and rodents. (
  • Cases handled by animal lawyers may include pet custody in divorces, housing discrimination, cruelty against performing animals and veterinary malpractice. (
  • The Animal Welfare Foster Program is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue run by volunteer veterinary students in Blacksburg, Virginia. (
  • The Easter Bush Campus hosts The Roslin Institute, the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Scotland's Rural College ( SRUC ) and the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education ( JMICAWE ). (
  • You might not feel the same about animal ownership after reading Run Spot Run , but it's better to be aware of the good as well as the bad for your veterinary patients. (
  • The Centre is heavily involved in finding ways of improving the psychological well-being of captive animals through the implementation of scientifically tried and tested environmental enrichment schemes. (
  • In addition to exploring the value of odours as a method of environment enrichment for captive animals (see above), researchers at the Centre have been investigating biomedical detection dogs, the tracking skills of domestic dogs and, more recently, prenatal olfactory learning in dogs and cats. (
  • The use of systematic preference assessments can enhance positive reinforcement training with captive animals. (
  • A humane society typically provides shelters for animals that are victims of cruelty, abuse or neglect. (
  • Answer: I started visiting animal shelters because I love animals, and I wanted to learn about them and about animal-protection issues. (
  • new European legislation , to be voted on by parliament next September, would put in place stricter rules regulating animal welfare and better harmonize practices across Europe. (
  • They update and replace legislation for selling animals as pets, dog and cat boarding, dog breeding and riding establishments. (
  • Charting the progress of animal-welfare legislation around the world is therefore an indication of moral progress more generally. (
  • This work has been carried out in the context of the new EU legislation on the protection of animals at the time of killing (Council Regulation EC No 1099/2009). (
  • According to this legislation, business operators must ensure that animals do not present any signs of consciousness after stunning and before death. (
  • Yet Brazil is ahead of other livestock-producing countries such as Australia, at least as far as animal welfare legislation and regulation are concerned. (
  • But unlike Australia, all major livestock animals in Brazil are covered by national legislation, whereas Australia has voluntary national codes of practice, and only legislates for livestock welfare at state and territory level. (
  • The Animal Protection Index findings are presented on an interactive website ( ) where you can explore countries in detail and compare and contrast policy and legislation around the world. (
  • Australia will also introduce new legislation to penalize any exporter that contravenes new welfare standards. (
  • A spokesperson for the council said it has an obligation under legislation to enforce the Welfare of Animals Act (NI) 2011 where it applies to non-farmed animals. (
  • Early legislation in the Western world on behalf of animals includes the Ireland Parliament (Thomas Wentworth) "An Act against Plowing by the Tayle, and pulling the Wooll off living Sheep", 1635, and the Massachusetts Colony (Nathaniel Ward) "Off the Bruite Creatures" Liberty 92 and 93 in the "Massachusetts Body of Liberties" of 1641. (
  • Animal welfare and rights in India regards the treatment of and laws concerning non-human animals in India. (
  • Veganism, or "pure" vegetarianism, is the practice of abstaining as completely as possible from all products and by-products of the slaughterhouse, including products derived from treatment deemed exploitative to animals. (
  • Instead, the USDA relies on information about animal treatment provided by the producers themselves. (
  • This work is done in close partnership with our suppliers and others, and we strive to create sustainable practices using the most humane animal treatment practices, which we believe will deliver greater business success by aligning closer to consumer expectations. (
  • Kids don't benefit from abusive treatment and neither do animals. (
  • That's why I was so impressed by Sue Cross's book On the Menu: Animal Welfare , which comprehensively explores the treatment of animals bred and killed for food in the UK. (
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation-a charitable company limited by guarantee, with its registered office at Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AF. (
  • I think that many people have an idea in the back of their minds that something is not quite right about the treatment of animals (see Tyler's post ) but so long as they taste good and there are few substitutes why bring the idea to the forefront when it will just make you feel bad? (
  • I spoke to a Malawian animal welfare activist, Rozzie, to get her view on the treatment of animals in Africa. (
  • Is the treatment of animals fairly similar from country to country in Africa, or are some countries hugely better than others in their compassion for animals? (
  • I would say that the treatment of animals varies between the different African countries. (
  • What are the biggest issues in the treatment of animals in Malawi? (
  • And yet when it comes to putting these principles into practice, hunters and vegans evidently reach diametrically opposed conclusions about the proper treatment of animals. (
  • We should strive for continuous and incremental improvement in the treatment and welfare of animals. (
  • We will follow all applicable laws and regulations for animal treatment and will require our suppliers to adhere to the same standards. (
  • Since 1822, when Irish MP Richard Martin brought the "Cruel Treatment of Cattle Act 1822" through Parliament offering protection from cruelty to cattle, horses, and sheep, an animal welfare movement has been active in England. (
  • Welcome as these initiatives are, the number of animals in circuses and zoos is tiny compared to the tens of billions of animals suffering in factory farms. (
  • Are Zoos Cruel To Animals? (
  • The premise of the center is that zoos take on a unique responsibility by keeping animals in captivity. (
  • Her experience working with and studying animals in zoos and her passion for improving the well-being of zoo animals will help us advance the important work of the center, he said. (
  • A defining role of zoos and museums is to educate visitors about animal welfare and conservation. (
  • Animal Welfare is a quarterly, peer-reviewed scientific journal covering studies on the welfare of animals, whether in captivity (e.g. on farms, in laboratories, zoos and as companions) or in the wild. (
  • For the final year of his new degree, Franco did a 1-year internship in the Laboratory Animal Science group at IBMC, led by Anna Olsson. (
  • Laboratory Animal Science Professional 8(3) (May/June), 51. (
  • Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 22(1), 37-41. (
  • Laboratory Animal Science Professional 6(3) (September), 55-57. (
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science [AALAS] Meeting Official Program, 597-598. (
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science [AALAS] Meeting Official Program, 749 (Abstract #P215). (
  • Animal welfare is a concept that incorporates both science and cultural values about animals. (
  • So stated Tracy Parker, president of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), in a hard-hitting article by Meredith Wadman in late May. (
  • The module begins by considering the field of welfare science, the problem of defining welfare and different methods for measuring an animals welfare. (
  • The commission described how there was little or no attempt to determine actual community attitudes to animal welfare, that the development and enforcement of animal welfare standards was primarily undertaken by government agencies, such as agriculture departments, with close links to industries using animals, and there was insufficient use of credible evidence from animal welfare science. (
  • She earned her doctoral degree in experimental psychology with an emphasis on animal behavior and a Master of Science in psychology from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. (
  • Bad welfare is bad for animals and bad for science because of abnormal and non-repeatable results. (
  • However, not only do the rats want to perform burrowing, climbing, and standing upright, but the inability to perform these behaviors not only comprises their welfare but also can compromise science. (
  • Animal welfare science uses measures such as longevity, disease, immunosuppression, behavior, physiology, and reproduction, although there is debate about which of these best indicate animal welfare. (
  • There are numerous welfare issues affecting the majority of the population, including the fact that most rabbits are fearful when handled. (
  • Chipotle has long been at the forefront of animal welfare issues and enlightened sourcing for our restaurants, and we're proud of our commitment to the evolution of our already high standards for chicken," Joshua Brau, Food with Integrity program manager at Chipotle, said in a statement . (
  • Livestock remedies and issues with residues in animal products. (
  • Find out about some of the key welfare issues for sheep . (
  • In the West, a frequent riposte to animal rights supporters is that there are more important issues, as if it were somehow not possible to simultaneously give to Oxfam while also not kicking a dog. (
  • Two main issues: the majority of society is not taught how to treat animals [properly]. (
  • If companies are steadfastly ignoring advice on welfare issues, the risk for these companies is that ethical investment concerns look elsewhere with their investment. (
  • To acknowledge the ethical dimension of animal welfare, the AVA has adopted a statement of principles that articulates the ethical basis for our policies and advocacy on animal welfare issues. (
  • Recent events such as the outbreak of mad cow disease, concerns about bluetongue in sheep, and the entry into the food chain of the offspring of cloned cattle, have heightened awareness of the issues of animal disease and welfare. (
  • Talks and discussions on these issues are being held today at the Animal Welfare Day event organised by the SRUC and JMICAWE . (
  • Animal protection and rescue organisations are largely aimed at dealing with issues relating to domestic pets. (
  • We also emphasise the value of bioacoustics, as the rate and acoustic structure of certain vocalisations may vary across contexts and reflect an animals internal state. (
  • Formal standards of animal welfare vary between contexts, but are debated mostly by animal welfare groups, legislators, and academics. (
  • Many rescue and specialty groups throughout the state help our animals to find forever homes. (
  • Core to IFAW's work are the pillars of rescue, rehabilitation and release of animals in the places they call home. (
  • To describe animal rescue services and how they contribute to animal welfare. (
  • Animal welfare services provide several career opportunities for people wishing to make a positive difference in the welfare of pets ranging from 'on the ground' jobs such as Animal Welfare Inspectors or Rescue Officers to 'behind the scenes' jobs such as Marketing and Fundraising. (
  • The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has just released a new report showing that poultry producers are deceiving customers by making unfounded animal welfare and environmental claims. (
  • Animal welfare advocates are joining worker rights and food safety groups in opposition to a poultry industry proposal to speed up portions of processing lines at chicken plants. (
  • A pilot program allowing 20 poultry plants to operate at faster line speeds for 20 years shows they have been "on par or better" in worker safety, food safety and animal welfare, he told HuffPost. (
  • Starting in 2010, APHIS inspectors noticed that primates held at Princeton facilities were systematically receiving less water than the very minimum required by the Animal Welfare Act, which, as noted by one inspector, "could be expected to result in more than momentary distress. (
  • Subsequent laws have placed regulations and restrictions on the use of draught animals, the use of performing animals, animal transport, animal slaughter, and animal experimentation. (
  • Exemptions include animals kept and trained for military, police or sporting purposes, any activity permitted under The Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 or the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. (
  • This label has vague and poorly enforced regulations for animal rearing, and none at all for transport or slaughter. (
  • We will employ alternative scientific methods to animal use where appropriate and consistent with applicable regulations and scientific validity. (
  • A European Commission report ranked Australia and Brazil in the same category for livestock welfare: both slightly below European Union standards. (
  • We provide training for all employees who work with animals and employ animal welfare officers to oversee best practices. (
  • Today, our commitment extends throughout the global supply chain for our food products, as we seek to continuously learn and work to improve animal agriculture practices. (
  • Although not formally acknowledged, there are some general practices of animal welfare within quality assurance requirements of commercial aquatic industries that are designed to ensure food safety and quality end product. (
  • Buddhism teaches vegetarianism (though not as strictly as Jainism), and many Buddhists practice life release in which animals destined for slaughter are purchased and released to the wild. (
  • The Animal Welfare Council primarily represents rodeos, but also ranching, horse slaughter, the Premarin industry, circuses and carriage operators. (
  • Horse slaughter, Premarin production and rodeos are the focus of legitimate animal welfare groups, private citizens, rescues, sanctuaries and even groups not traditionally involved in animal welfare. (
  • Scientific advice on all aspects of animal diseases and well-being of food producing-animals during breeding, rearing, transportation and slaughter. (
  • EFSA has published a scientific opinion on the welfare of bovines during the slaughter process. (
  • Her factual style intermingled with honest descriptions of animals' existences - from birth to slaughter - make the book a compelling reading. (
  • Researchers are then required to conduct their work under the remit of an overall project licence, which has been considered and approved by the Animal Welfare Ethical Review Body (AWERB). (
  • This was an international three-day Symposium dedicated to the welfare of dairy cattle organized by the University of Guelph and its Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare. (
  • They also work with individuals and nonprofit agencies such as the Humane Society to pursue cases of animal abuse and neglect, as well as raise awareness of animal protection laws. (
  • Animal welfare principles have emerged mainly with respect to terrestrial animals and have captured greater community awareness than aquatic animal welfare. (
  • Focusing on exaggerated breed features such as brachycephaly (flattened facial features), dwarfism (chondrodysplasia) and excessive skin folds, the aim is to increase public awareness of the negative welfare implications of these exaggerated physical traits. (
  • We monitor their activities to ensure that they follow the law and apply the highest standards of animal welfare. (
  • Contractors who carry out animal testing for Roche are also expected to apply the same ethical standards. (
  • We also observe all applicable industry standards for animal experiments. (
  • Enriched environments, including litter, lighting, and enrichment that meets Global Animal Partnership (GAP) new standards. (
  • In some cases, these standards have become animal welfare "assessment" or "audit" programs that assess whether individual farms are meeting the standards as set by the various programs. (
  • Most programs have their standards publically available online (see below for links to common animal welfare assessment and audit programs). (
  • Packages of meat, eggs and dairy often bear terms that appear to indicate meaningful animal welfare standards, but only a fraction of them do. (
  • Shake Shack also announced new animal welfare standards this week. (
  • A growing number of companies -- from fast-casual restaurants and their suppliers to consumer packaged goods giants -- are adopting better animal welfare standards. (
  • Perhaps surprisingly, Brazil's rapidly improving animal welfare standards put several more developed countries to shame. (
  • The Animal Protection Index , which ranks 50countries across the world on their animal welfare standards, places New Zealand (along with the United Kingdom, Austria and Switzerland)in first place. (
  • SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will require ships carrying live cattle and sheep exports to have an independent observer to ensure welfare standards, after 2,400 sheep died from heat stress, sparking calls for a ban on the A$1.3 billion industry ($977.47 million). (
  • Under the proposal, a director of a company could face 10 years prison or A$2.1 million fine if the welfare standards are not met. (
  • Littleproud said the government will instead reduce the number of sheep a vessel can carry during the summer months by 28 percent, with independent observers onboard to ensure welfare standards are adhered to. (
  • The new welfare standards come seven years after Australia briefly suspended live cattle sales to Indonesia - which was then the sole buyer. (
  • The process for developing animal welfare standards for Australian industry is broken -- something the government was told a long time ago by the Productivity Commission. (
  • It recommended that agriculture and primary industries bureaucrats be stripped of the role of overseeing the development of animal welfare standards, and that a new, independent, Commonwealth- and state-funded body, the Australian Commission for Animal Welfare, be established to determine animal welfare standards and to publicly assess the performance of state and territory governments in enforcement. (
  • For a decade, there's been a slow national process of overhauling animal welfare standards to replace various voluntary codes of practice and patchwork regulation across states and territories, which have primary carriage of animal welfare regulation, with a set of national standards (which will be compulsory) and guidelines (which won't). (
  • Food processors across the globe face increasing pressure from investors to improve poor animal welfare standards, a leading financial expert and Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) have warned. (
  • A spokeswoman for CIWF said animal welfare standards were rising in prominence and could easily assume the same importance to food industry investors as environmental concerns within a few years. (
  • We appreciate the recent improvements in organic standards and are glad that deputy secretary of the USDA, Kathleen Merrigan, sees the current move as a 'down payment' on future reforms, but there are still serious animal cruelty concerns that need to be addressed. (
  • The Truth Behind Labels Campaign serves to educate consumers about the reality of these labeling schemes and to advocate for transparency in animal welfare standards. (
  • India is home to several religious traditions advocating non-violence and compassion towards animals, and has passed a number of animal welfare reforms since 1960. (
  • Q: How do you gear your presentations for younger audiences to teach them about compassion toward animals? (
  • They can make posters to promote compassion towards animals. (
  • Vegans do not consume dairy produce or eggs and also exclude products such as honey on the grounds that animals are used and/or killed in producing such types of human nourishment. (
  • A spokesperson for Derry City and Strabane District Council said it was aware of the issue and animal welfare officers had issued four Improvement Notices to owners of the animals under the Welfare of Animals Act (NI) 2011. (
  • Stay up to date on the latest vegan trends and get breaking animal rights news delivered straight to your inbox! (
  • Whilst this is great news for New Zealand, there are still improvements to be made in animal welfare. (
  • Following five months of discussions and campaign tactics-ranging from having a man in a bunny suit trail former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to public criticism from Sir Paul McCartney, Bill Maher, and Alec Baldwin-PETA and other animal protection organizations reached an agreement in October 1999 with the Clinton Administration that saved the lives of up to 800,000 animals. (
  • Petco's jaw-dropping litany of violations reveals a culture of callousness, indifference, and inaction in which the animals pay the ultimate price," says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. (
  • PETA is calling on caring people to avoid any Petco store until the chain pledges to stop selling live animals and stop letting others die in cages and tanks. (
  • PETA-whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to abuse in any way"-notes that the PACFA Program is one of the strongest efforts to regulate pet stores in the country and that if other states joined Colorado in this progressive program, suffering in Petco's stores and at its suppliers would go undiscovered less often. (
  • Forget PETA, animal welfarists should be sending their money to researchers working on in-vitro meat. (
  • Unfortunately, things haven't improved since the AWI petitioned the USDA in 2014 to require third-party certification of animal welfare in order to earn the "humane" label. (
  • The ASPCA launched a campaign against the proposal and joined other animal advocacy groups in a letter to the USDA opposing the plan. (
  • India is also one of the world's leading producers of animal products. (
  • Animal welfare advocates say yes. (
  • Utilitarians, and other mainstream advocates of animal welfare and animal rights, focus on the well-being of individual animals. (
  • At the same time, it is widely accepted that assessments of animal welfare also involve considerations that are ethical in nature. (
  • Specifically, we provide an overview of how animal-attached technology (accelerometers, global positioning systems, radio frequency identification systems) can be implemented to generate activity budgets, examine use of space, conduct gait assessments, determine rates of movement and study social dynamics. (
  • No animal experiments should be performed when any validated method that does not involve the use of animals is reasonably available. (
  • A 2013 amendment bans the use of live animal experiments in medical education. (
  • Utilitarian, contractarian, rights-based views and environmental and relational arguments are contrasted in a range of scenarios to consider how best to resolve ethical dilemmas such as whether animals are kept in captivity. (
  • While the bulk of Australia's meat exports are processed, markets such as the Middle East and Indonesia prefer to buy live animals. (
  • The regulation of animal welfare in Australia's primary industries remains profoundly flawed more than a year after the Productivity Commission identified serious problems with the system. (
  • He said he s not against being a vegetarian but opposes being told he has to give up meat and pass rules to take out aspects of animal agriculture. (
  • The goats she found were skinned but the meat not used, while the fowl were mutilated, possibly bled out, and seemingly tortured "because, as I understand it, somehow it's more cleansing of evil spirits if the animal suffers" in religious ritualistic sacrifices. (
  • I predict that the animal welfare movement will expand dramatically in the next several decades as in-vitro meat becomes widely available. (
  • In-vitro meat is 'made in the laboratory' meat - it's real meat but grown in 'vats' rather than on animals. (
  • Aside from animal welfare, in-vitro meat could be economic. (
  • They often share a deep respect for animal life and think it distasteful to buy plastic-wrapped cuts of meat from a supermarket. (
  • At the end of 2013, the commission released an extensive analysis of the state of regulation of Australian agriculture, and devoted a chapter to animal welfare regulation. (