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    No More Breed Discrimination in Michigan by Sherry Morse Michigan's Office of Insurance and Financial Services has announced that homeowner's insurance companies can no longer deny, cancel, or refuse to renew a policy on the basis of what type of dog a homeowner has. Jill A. Buckley, Esq...
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    Barcelona May Ban Bullfighting by Sherry Morse Public opinion in Barcelona has turned against the ancient sport of bullfighting; there is now talk of a ban on bullfighting by the city council. Talk of the ban has been ongoing in the parliament of Catalonia, the region of Spain that...
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    Heroic Team Saves Animals From CA Fire by Sherry Morse and Patricia Collier Volunteers with horse trailers have been busy helping evacuate horses from all over the fire ravaged Southern California regions. In many cases, volunteers do not even know the people they are helping. Trainer Randy...
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    Cockfight Suppliers Insist On Tax-Exempt Status by Sherry Morse Animal welfare organizations are urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to revoke the tax-exempt status of Ohio-based United Gamefowl Breeders Association, arguing that the group's inherent ties to cockfighting mean it...
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    77 Charges Of Cruelty After Thousands of Pigs Found Dead by Sherry Morse After finding piles of dead pigs stacked behind barns and more than 1000 piglets decomposing in the manure tanks of five farms in southwestern Ontario, officials have charged seven men with seventy-seven charges of...
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    Study: Sonar Use Can Injure Marine Mammals by Sherry Morse New research published this month documents how the use of sonar devices can seriously harm whales and other marine mammals and suggests that the Navy should be more careful about its use. The research team, led by Paul Jepson of...
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    American Bullfrogs Invade Britain and France by Sherry Morse In spite of an importation ban, recent reports indicate that American bullfrogs are still finding their way to the British Isles and France, with disastrous consequences for the native wildlife there. According to Scottish Natural...
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    Dog Lovers Tell Cancer Society To Stop Auctioning Off Puppies by Sherry Morse The auctioning off of two Rhodesian ridgeback puppies at an Abilene, Texas black tie fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS) in October has caused an uproar among members of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of...
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    Singapore Gives Up On Cat Sterilization Project by Sherry Morse The Singapore government has decided to stop its Stray Cat Rehabilitation Scheme, which paid for the sterilization of stray cats who were then released back into the city. The government has deemed the project a failure because...
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    New Jersey Tigers Headed For Texas Sanctuary by Sherry Morse and Patricia Collier Two dozen Bengal tigers who have been confiscated from Joan Byron-Marasek, better known as the 'Tiger Lady of New Jersey', will be transferred to the Wild Animal Orphanage in San Antonio, Texas, next month...
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    Last Japanese Crested Ibis Dies by Sherry Morse The last wild-born crested ibis in Japan died of apparent old age in mid-October. The ibis, a female known as Kin, was found dead early in the morning at a breeding center on Sado Island where she has lived since she was captured in 1968. Kin...
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    Ordeal Of Stranded Sheep Ends With Secret Deal by Sherry Morse and Patricia Collier The Australian press is calling it 'The Red Solution' and its mission has now been accomplished: to rescue more than 50,000 sheep who have been stuck on a ship in the Middle East since August 5. The...
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    India Government Fails To Prevent Massive Animal Sacrifice by Sherry Morse Despite appeals for mercy by the state government and animal welfare agencies, more than 2,000 goats and buffalos and thousands of lambs and hens were 'sacrificed' at the temples of Durga and other goddesses in Orissa...
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    Celebrities Protest China's 'Bear Farms' by Sherry Morse British MP Tony Banks joined celebrities in London, England, in early October as they called on the Chinese government to ban bear farming and to stop the illegal international trade in bear products. Celebrity attendees at the event...
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    'Sterilize - Don't Shoot - NJ's Black Bears' by Maria A. Schulz An animal rights advocate from New Jersey says he has the answer to suburbia's growing black bear problem: sterilization. Stuart Chaifetz, a freelance illustrator and member of the New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance, proposes...
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    New NY Housing Bill Threatens Pets by Sherry Morse New York City courts have granted landlords the right to enforce a separate no-pet clause for each animal kept by a tenant in a multiple dwelling apartment in the city. Previously if a tenant kept a pet openly for three months or more with...
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    British Cat Saves Lamb from Drowning by Sherry Morse A lamb who escaped recently from his pasture in England was saved from drowning in a swimming pool by an alert cat. Puss Puss, a black and white cat, discovered the lamb's predicament and frantically meowed, running back and forth between...
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    Teaching Compassion For Animals In Saudi Arabia by Sherry Morse A new campaign aimed to raise public awareness of animal welfare was recently launched in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The campaign, which will focus on teaching people to train and care for their animals humanely, will initially target...
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    New NY Law Protects Vets Who Report Animal Abuse by Sherry Morse On October 6, New York Governor George Pataki signed into law a bill that will provide immunity from liability to veterinarians who disclose companion animal records without the owner's consent to law enforcement and animal...
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    Pioneering Vet School Rejects Vivisection by Sherry Morse Students at Western University's new College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, California will practice what is known as "no-harm" medicine - without vivisection. At most veterinary schools live animals are bought from pounds or...
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