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2010-08-23 07:00:00

Heifer joins millions of people, organizations and governments that support WSPA's movement to end animal cruelty and establish universal animal welfare standards BOSTON, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joining more than 2.2 million people and organizations worldwide, Heifer International today signed on to support the World Society for the Protection of Animals' (WSPA) "Animals Matter to Me" campaign - a movement to encourage changes in policies and legislation to improve animal...

2010-07-09 17:03:00

DENVER, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Humane Association announced today that Joy Mench, Ph.D., has joined the Scientific Advisory Committee for its farm animal welfare program, American Humane(®) Certified. Dr. Mench is a professor in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis and is director of the Center for Animal Welfare at UC Davis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070521/LAM095LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-07-01 11:33:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Down the street from you, someone with 23 dogs has "rescued" one more. Across the country, a young couple shares their home with 50 felines -- foregoing their three bedrooms to the cats while they sleep on the living room couch. Around the corner, a woman's home is shelter for 28 cats and dogs, a horse, a raccoon, a pig and pond full of fish. These cases and more than 3,500 others reported each year are examples of a condition called animal...

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2010-06-09 07:30:39

Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs convene experts and advocates from around the world From April 8 to 10, 2010, 185 attendees from 25 countries convened in Dallas, Texas, to focus on advancing new tools to humanely and effectively manage populations of pet and un-owned cats and dogs. Experts in reproductive biology and other related scientific disciplines presented the newest research and discussed perspectives with industry experts in animal health drug development. Veterinary...

2010-05-26 19:01:00

DENVER, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Humane Association expressed outrage over shocking video footage released today by animal advocacy group Mercy For Animals that allegedly shows farm workers subjecting cows and young calves to viciously horrible abuse. The group stated that the video was captured on hidden camera at Conklin Dairy Farms in Plain City, Ohio. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070521/LAM095LOGO) Statement from the American Humane Association:...

2010-05-05 06:00:00

DENVER, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Examiner.com, the insider source for local, has announced Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, has joined Examiner.com as its National Animal Protection Examiner. Pacelle's contribution as an Examiner coincides with Examiner.com's recent launch of its "Spring Fling, Fall in love with a Furry Friend" campaign. The campaign focuses on the adoption of shelter pets (http://www.examiner.com/spring-fling/). "Hundreds of...

2010-04-22 13:50:00

NORTHRIDGE, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Behavior College (ABC) celebrates its sixth year of increasing adoption rates at animal shelters through its Students Saving Lives program. "Since 2004, ABC students have proudly donated approximately 60,000 hours of volunteer training time at animal shelters throughout North America, and have helped countless dogs find loving, forever homes," says Debbie Kendrick, Vice President of ABC. Students Saving Lives is a required portion of...

2010-04-21 09:57:00

Congress must act to protect animals as Supreme Court reverses federal law against commercial trade in cruelty images DENVER, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Humane Association urges Congress to act immediately to protect animals from abuse, in light of Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision to invalidate federal law that prohibited videos, photographs and other depictions of acts of cruelty to animals for commercial gain. The law, the Depiction of Animal Cruelty Act, was...

2010-04-05 09:03:00

Richest Animal Rights Group Now Ranked Lower Than PETA WASHINGTON, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) pointed to a newly downgraded rating from Charity Navigator as evidence that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is not adequately fulfilling its stated charitable purpose. On Thursday Charity Navigator slashed the rankings for HSUS and the Humane Society International, the international arm of HSUS. Charity Navigator now...

2010-03-19 09:03:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement has used the authority provided by the new Dog Law to shut down five of Pennsylvania's most notorious commercial dog breeding kennels, the Department of Agriculture announced today. Scarlet-Maple Farm Kennel in Lancaster County, owned by Daniel P. Esh; the adjoining Twin Maple Farm Kennel in Lancaster County, owned by John E. Esh; Burkholder Farm Kennel in Berks County, owned by Aaron Burkholder; CC...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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