MEMBER SOCIETY ANIMAL WELFARE BULLETIN

COMPANION ANIMALS

 

Heatwave spells death for ‘backyard’ dogs (1 July)

http://www.helpinganimals.com/f-heatwave_byd.asp?int=weekly_enews

 

Handling pet treats can cause human ills (1 July)

http://web.archive.org/web/20060718070843/http://www.forbes.com:80/forbeslife/health/feeds/hscout/2006/06/29/hscout533563.html

 

Dog-lovers to chain themselves to a dog-house for 2 weeks to raise awareness about plight of chained dogs (1 July)

http://www.envirolink.org/external.html?itemid=200606290023290.492511

http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/home.html

 

China: Beijing adopts rigid measures on dog-keeping (2 July)

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2006-07/02/content_631112.htm

 

Article about companion animal welfare in the Philippines (2 July)

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2006/july/02/yehey/weekend/20060702week1.html

 

Brochure/web advice issued on household hazards for pets (3 July)

http://web.archive.org/web/20111108131251/http://www.avma.org/communications/brochures/hazards/household_brochure.asp

 

UK: pet thefts soar to 1000 per week (5 July)

http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=978212006

 

Families dump small pets in post World Cup holiday rush (11 July)

http://news.scotsman.com/edinburgh.cfm?id=1011182006

 

Buying dogs online carries risks (12 July)

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060712/NEWS05/60712003

 

Australian pet welfare Summit calls for pets to be sterilized prior to sale (13 July)

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=113716

 

Tug-of-war erupts over Hurricane Katrina pets (16 July)

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledgerenquirer/news/nation/15057005.htm

 

Kitten born with two faces (17July)

http://www.wjactv.com/mostpopular/9527052/detail.html

 

Article about growth in pet industry in China (19 July)

http://atimes.com/atimes/China_Business/HG19Cb02.html

 

Disease threat to rescued animals in Bahrain (24 July)

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=150446&Sn=BNEW&IssueID=29126

 

Fleeing owners in Israel/Lebanon conflict forced to abandon pets (26 July)

 

50,000 dogs culled in China in attempt at rabies prevention (31 July)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5233704.stm

 

Disney teams up with American Kennel Club to try and prevent impulse acquisitions of dogs (29 July)

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/homeentertainment/la-et-dvdinsert29jul29,1,1401877.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

 

Korean performance art emphasizes cruelty of dog slaughterhouses (31 July)

http://www.envirolink.org/external.html?itemid=200607260732290.326508

 

 

ANIMALS IN ENTERTAINMENT

 

Article about ‘non-lethal’ hunting (3 July)

http://web.archive.org/web/20070225021807/http://www.msnbc.msn.com:80/id/13529124/site/newsweek/  

 

Gorilla dies during heart surgery at Washington Zoo (3 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37071/story.htm

 

Nude protest at Pamplona bull run (5 July)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2101370.stm

 

Legal case filed against substandard conditions in Indian zoos (5 July)

 

Canadian zoos under new criticism (6 July)

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060706/zoo_060706/20060706?hub=TopStories

 

Six people hurt on first day of Pamplona bull runs (7 July)

 

US: Massachusetts voters to be balloted on phase-out of greyhound racing (8 July)

 

Two horses die at Calgary Stampede race, USA (9 July)

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060708/death_stampede_060708/20060708?hub=TopStories

 

Another US state bans internet hunting (10 July)

 

Gay animal celebration at London Zoo (10 July)

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-1929.html

 

Theft of exotic animals from zoos is increasing (12 July)

 

UK dog-racing watchdog to probe dog deaths (17 July)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wear/5186702.stm

 

UK: woodlands hit by invasion of the gun birds (30 July)

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2291437.html

 

Controversial Thai elephants ready for export to Australia (31 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37433/story.htm

 

 

FARM ANIMALS

 

US: factory farms being let off the hook for water pollution, activists say (1 July)

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11111912/

 

Scotland: venison sales up by 70% as buyers seek healthier meat (1 July)

http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=952702006

 

Call for ban on imports of Brazilian meat to EU, over drugs record (1 July)

http://www.fwi.co.uk/Articles/2006/06/30/95753/Call+for+Brazilian+meat+ban+over+drugs+record.html

 

Canada: new national initiative aims to ‘Put Farm Animal Welfare on the Agenda’ (1 July)

http://www.farmscape.com/f2ShowScript.aspx?i=22072&q=New+National+Initiative+Strives+to+%E2%80%9CPut+Farm+Animal+Welfare+on+the+Agenda%E2%80%9D

 

Fears over sex hormones in beef (3 July)

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,8122-2253546,00.html

 

Australia: dry conditions see live sheep exports increase (5 July)

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/2006/s1679350.htm

 

US: Arizona initiative seeks roomier pens for pigs and calves (5 July)

 

Article about kosher slaughter in the US (9 July)

http://www.envirolink.org/external.html?itemid=200607090157290.464627

 

New Zealand: scientists urge ban on sales of fresh chicken in bid to curb campylobacter epidemic (9 July)

 

Organic meat dominates world organic food market (10 July)

http://presszoom.com/story_117124.html

 

Article about ethics, food and UK shopping habits (12 July)

http://business.scotsman.com/agriculture.cfm?id=1012812006&format=print

 

Article by Peter Singer about the inefficiency of modern meat production (12 July)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1818266,00.html

 

Organic meat market growth sparks supply shortage (13 July)

http://www.meatprocess.com/news/ng.asp?n=69130-organic-meat-pork

 

UK: free range sector of egg market set to increase (25 July)

 

Australia: concern over factory-fared eggs being passed off as free-range (30 July)

http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/fears-over-egg-fakes/2006/07/29/1153816426908.html

 

US: Californian heatwave kills thousands of livestock and causes pileup of carcasses (31 July)

 

Bird flu outbreak prompts mass chicken cull in Thailand (31 July)

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2006/07/31/2003321194

 

 

WILDLIFE

 

‘Judgement Day’ set for polar bears (1 July)

http://www.ewire.com/display.cfm/Wire_ID/3186

 

Poachers leave African apes facing extinction (1 July)

 

US: Pentagon exempts Navy from whale protection law (3 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37073/story.htm

 

China offers hungry elephants ‘dinner hall’ plantations to try and lure them away from farmers crops (3 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37072/story.htm

 

Indian tidal power plant will threaten tigers, say critics (3 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37074/story.htm

 

Illegal fishing threatens survival of Europe’s tuna (5 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37112/story.htm

 

African Grey parrots under threat from pet trade (5 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37128/story.htm

 

Bushmeat ‘sold in secret European and US markets’ (5 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37133/story.htm

 

EU tries new ideas to end over-fishing and boost stocks (5 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37132/story.htm

 

Greens applaud companies halting high-seas trawls (5 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37130/story.htm

 

Endangered whales get protected area off Alaska (7 July)

http://www.ewire.com/display.cfm/Wire_ID/3186

 

Over 1/3 of amphibian species could become extinct in the near future (9 July)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5151892.stm?ls

 

Namibian seal cull is ‘genocide’ (9 July)

http://www.envirolink.org/external.html?itemid=200607091054230.96621

 

Article about monkeys being taken from wild and transported to UK animal labs (9 July)

http://www.people.co.uk/news/tm_objectid%3D17351093%26method%3Dfull%26siteid%3D93463%26headline%3Dpets-and-their-people–voyage-to-hell–name_page.html&itemid=200607091050400.159681

 

Survey suggests Black Rhinos of West Africa are extinct (10 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37159/story.htm

 

Socialising helped Ebola virus wipe out a gorilla population in DRC (11 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37182/story.htm

 

China’s first captive-bred giant panda to be released into the wild coping well (11 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37183/story.htm

 

Vulture numbers declining in Africa and Asia (12 July)

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1821631,00.html

 

Malaysian state to log orangutan habitats (16 July)

 

Tourism and turtles in turf war on Greek island (17 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37274/story.htm

 

Tiger habitat shrinks by 40% in 10 years (21 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37353/story.htm

 

Warmer waters disrupt Pacific food chain (22 July)

 

Pesticide leaves robins unable to carry a tune (23 July)

http://www.organicconsumers.org/2006/article_1209.cfm

 

Dolphins hunted for sport and fertilizer (28 July)

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=2248161&page=1

 

Global illegal wildlife trade worth US $10 billion (31 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37436/story.htm

 

Lebanon oil spill makes animals casualties of war (31 July)

 


 

OTHER ANIMALS AND ISSUES

 

Research indicates mice can feel empathy (1 July)

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/24101/title/Mice-show-evidence-of-empathy/

 

Opinion article on the concept of cruelty to people, animals and nature (1 July)

http://web.archive.org/web/20081007234716/http://www.newstarget.com/006319.html

 

South Africa: some say that draft regulations to ban hunting with dogs could lead to farmers using poison (1 July)

 

Article about cloning (3 July)

 

Animal-to-human transplant health fears (4 July)

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=111018

 

Australia: RSPCA chief calls for peak body to oversee animal welfare (5 July)

http://web.archive.org/web/20080517005905/http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200607/s1679536.htm

 

Laboratory chimps retire with help of Dutch government (5 July)

http://web.archive.org/web/20060929053429/http://uk.news.yahoo.com:80/05072006/323/laboratory-chimps-retire-help-dutch-government.html

 

Baboons use hand gestures to communicate (6 July)

 

‘Remembering our fallen heroes’ – article about the suffering of animals in war (8 July)

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22876-2255266_1,00.html

 

Consumption of too much animal protein may lead to cancer (9 July)

http://www.medindia.net/news/view_news_main.asp?x=12180

 

Australia: Animal testing in state of Victoria ‘sky-rocketing’ (10 July)

http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story/0,20281,19738709-5001028,00.html

 

Article about aquatic therapy for horses (10 July)

 

Kangaroo skin increasing in popularity (12 July)

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/2006/s1684667.htm

 

Israel – tens of thousands of animals killed in army medical tests (12 July)

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/737607.html


 

Canada: Boo, the escaped grizzly bear, returns to his compound (13 July)

 

Rio de Janeiro considers animal experimentation ban (16 July)

http://web.archive.org/web/20090615001657/http://network.bestfriends.org:80/legalanimal/news/6090.html

 

Article about Oxana, a Ukrainian girl who was brought up living with feral dogs as a child (17 July)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2006/07/17/ftdog17.xml&page=1

 

UK: over half of people surveyed were against taxpayer’s money being used to build animal testing labs (24 July)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/5210868.stm

 

Rise in number of animals used in UK medical research (25 July)

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/37382/story.htm

 

UK: figures reveal rise in animal cruelty (25 July)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5213718.stm

 

Global alert system set up for animal-human diseases (25 July)

 

Study for a Masters Degree in Humane Education (distance learning) – more details here: http://www.iihed.org/programs/masters.html

 

 
For the cats,
 
Carole Baskin, Founder of Big Cat Rescue
12802 Easy Street
Tampa, FL 33625 MakeADifference@BigCatRescue.org

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