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2014-01-22 23:23:03

Xtalks presents an exciting live webinar on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:00am EST (16:00 GMT). Join keynote speakers Aysha Akhtar, Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, and Medical Officer, Food and Drug Administration, and Dr. Toby Gill, Independent Nanotechnology Professional, UK, for a one-hour discussion on alternatives to animal testing methods. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 The presenters will discuss scientific and ethical imperatives associated with the use of...

2014-01-17 20:23:22

DALLAS, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- American Dog Rescue Foundation is putting a new spin on dog rescue, with a new national contest launching January 15. The "You Rescue Me" contest is intended to celebrate man's best friend in an entirely new way--by focusing on how dogs rescue humans, rather than the other way around. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140117/MN48673) Contestants from across the U.S. can enter by uploading a video (one-minute maximum length) of...

2014-01-17 20:22:04

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today applauds the U.S. Congress for voting to prohibit the use of tax dollars to inspect U.S. horse slaughter facilities, reinstating a ban on domestic horse slaughter for the 2014 fiscal year, and thanks President Barack Obama for signing this measure into law. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060731/NYM024LOGO) ASPCA President & CEO Matt...

2014-01-16 12:24:44

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) announces new standards for products that are labeled Certified Humane® and either "Free Range" or "Pasture Raised." There is currently no legal definition for "Free Range" or "Pasture Raised" in the United States, therefore these terms are often used on poultry packaging with no unilateral definitions for the consumer to trust. HFAC's 28-member Scientific Committee has spent nearly two years reviewing all...

Zoo Collaboration Endangered Species
2014-01-15 14:41:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a new report in the open access journal PLOS ONE, a team of international scientists is calling for a more concerted effort to care for and breed endangered animal species in captivity. According to the report, the extremely hard work and large amount of resources spent on the conservation of these species can be hampered by international regulations, misguided strategies and a general lack of communication. Study author Dalia A....

2014-01-14 23:30:02

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and Creative Liquid Productions announce the addition of a second showing of their film The Lucky Ones at 10 pm on January 26th at the Arlington Cinema and Draft House. The 7:30 showing sold out more than 2 weeks in advance of the film's premiere. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and Creative Liquid Productions are thrilled to announce the addition of a second showing of their upcoming documentary, They Lucky Ones. Due to...

2014-01-09 23:28:18

Tickets are on sale now for the premiere of the Lucky Ones Film, a heartwarming documentary about the incredible journey each rescue dogs takes to his or her forever home. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Tickets are now on sale for the premiere of The Lucky Ones. Produced by Creative Liquid Productions in cooperation with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, the film will premiere January 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse. Tickets are $10.00. All box office...

2014-01-05 23:03:00

Sponsored by PetSmart Charities®, “Happy Neuter Year” provides $20 neuter surgeries for male dogs and cats. Kentwood, MI (PRWEB) January 05, 2014 C-SNIP (Community Spay/Neuter Initiative Partnership) wants you to bring in the New Year by making a resolution to neuter your male dog or cat during their “Happy Neuter Year” campaign. Sponsored by PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, the “Happy Neuter Year,” campaign will provide...

Medical Legacy Of Knut The Polar Bear
2014-01-03 08:03:07

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research Keeping wild animals is an important component of the mission of zoos to educate the public and preserve endangered species. When animals die, tracking the potential cause becomes an investigation of pathogens from around the world. This is because zoo animals are not only potentially exposed to pathogens occurring where the zoo is located, but also to those pathogens harbored by other zoo animals. In other words: the diagnostic challenge is...

2013-12-31 23:22:30

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue's efforts to save the lives of thousands of homeless of abandoned dogs by bringing them to the DC area was featured by Sky News. This year, Lucky Dog saved 1250 dogs and cats, bringing the total of rescues since its founding to over 6,000. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (LDAR) was honored to be featured in a Sky News broadcast seen around the world. The story follows the journey of more than 30 dogs from a high kill shelter...


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