REPORT: The Economic Impact of Stray Cats and Dogs at Tourist Destinations on the Tourism Industry

Source: Humane Advisor

(September 8, 2013) A compelling report that presents information about how stray cats and dogs ruin millions of tourists’ vacations and impact profits for tourism companies and tourist destinations. The only humane solution is sterilization to end the overpopulation of these strays...

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A Critical Crossroad for BLM's Wild Horse Program

Source: Science magazine

(August 23, 2013) Although horses evolved in North America, they went extinct 10 to 12 thousand years ago. Spanish conquistadors returned domestic horses to the continent in the mid-1500s, and since then, domestic horses have escaped captivity and also were purposefully released onto western rangelands where they thrive today. Most free-roaming horse populations are managed primarily by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the U.S. Department of the Interior...

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Report criticizes management of wild horses: Herds continue to grow at fast pace

Source: AVMA

(August 15, 2013) The Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior needs to continue making changes to its Wild Horse and Burro Program, including stepping up its use of fertility control, taking additional measures to ensure the humane care of animals, and ensuring further program transparency...

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Should apes have legal rights?

Source: The Week

(August 3, 2013) Where did this idea originate? Twenty years ago, philosophers Peter Singer and Paola Cavalieri published The Great Ape Project, a book that called for chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, and orangutans to be accorded the same basic rights as human beings. Since then, a movement has taken root to urge governments and the United Nations to grant legal rights to chimpanzees and other great apes, banning their captivity in zoos and circuses and their use in medical testing for diseases like AIDS or hepatitis. ..

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New Tick-Borne Illness Could Be Worse Than Lyme Disease

Doctors May Not Even Know To Look For Borrelia Miyamotoi Infection

Source: CBS New York

(July 2, 2013) A new disease spread by deer ticks has already infected 100,000 New Yorkers since the state first started keeping track.

As CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported, the new deer tick-borne illness resembles Lyme disease, but is a different malady altogether – and it could be even worse...

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Midwestern University joins AAVMC as 29th U.S. veterinary college

Source: SOURCE NAME

(June 14, 2013) Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Ariz., is now the 29th college of veterinary medicine in the United States to become a member of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). Midwestern’s inaugural class of 100 veterinary medicine students is scheduled to enroll in August 2014...

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Dog birth control shots could limit populations

Source: USA Today

(June 20, 2013) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade ago, the Rosebud Sioux Indians in South Dakota were paying people to catch and shoot wild dogs. Dogs that weren't caught were covered in mange and parasites. Some froze. Some starved. In packs, they survived by eating each other. And dog bites were 20 times worse than the national average...

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'Race Horse is Not a Diagnosis': The Path Forward

Source: Thoroughbred Daily News

(June 24, 2013) It takes a lot to shock a regulatory veterinarian of 25 years. But that’s how Dr. Mary Scollay felt last October after Kentucky switched from private vets to state-employed ones for the administration of Lasix on race day. Scollay, the equine medical director of the Bluegrass State, said she soon learned that something as simple as giving a routine shot with the authorized dosage had been regularly abused by trainers and their vets...

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