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China to Develop Animal Welfare Standards
Offbeat  (tags: Cvma, china, animal standards, good news, welfare )

Scooby
- 385 days ago - thecattlesite.com
Chinese veterinarians have started drafting the country's first welfare standard for the farming and slaughter of livestock and poultry, according to the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association.
Ricky Gervais Reduced to Tears at Animal Hero Awards By Stories of Heroic Pets and Cruelty to Creatures
Offbeat  (tags: brian may, Ricky Gervais, award, rspca, pdsa, animals, welfare )

Scooby
- 409 days ago - mirror.co.uk
The TV star heard of animals who had defied the odds, pets who had saved their ownersâEUR(TM) lives and people committed to fighting for animal rights
Israeli Veterinarians Arrive to Tbilisi, to Help Salvage Devastated Zoo
Offbeat  (tags: Tbilisi, Georgia, zoo, animals, Israel, aid, ethics, interesting, protection, wildlife, welfare, help )

Gillian
- 534 days ago - jpost.com
A team of Israeli veterinarians are in Georgia after a severe flood destroyed the capitol city's zoo and killed 16 people.
Food Banks a Vital Lifeline for Needy Families
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, food, food banks, Second Harvest, poverty, welfare, needy )

Naoko
- 538 days ago - the-japan-news.com
These facilities collect leftover food from companies and individuals and distribute it to welfare organizations and people who have difficulty affording basic necessities.
Pensions for Life for Military Spouses Who Remarry
Offbeat  (tags: Welfare, Politics, War Pension, Military, Spouses, War Widows' Association )

Raymond
- 757 days ago - bbc.co.uk
From April 2015, those who "remarry, cohabit or form a civil partnership" would be entitled to the pension for life, the Ministry of Defence said.
UK Living Wage Raised to £7.85 Per Hour
Offbeat  (tags: Living Wage, Politics, Business, Welfare, Low Pay Commission, UK )

Raymond
- 765 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK Living Wage - an hourly rate based on the amount needed to cover the basic costs of living - has been raised by 20p to £7.85. The voluntary rate has been adopted by more than 1,000 employers across the country, benefiting 35,000 workers.
Harp Seals Win At WTO
Offbeat  (tags: WTO harp seals, protection, selling seal skins banne, welfare )

Simone
- 1103 days ago - all-creatures.org
The World Trade Organization has ruled that the European Union can ban the import and sale of seal products for "moral" reasons. Canada and Norway had challenged the ban on the grounds that it was inconsistent. It grants exceptions to support
National Bird Day 2013
Offbeat  (tags: national bird day, advocates, activists, captive birds, welfare )

Simone
- 1430 days ago - all-creatures.org
Born Free USA in coordination with the Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC) is calling on activists around the U.S. to take action on behalf of captive birds by drawing attention to the exploitation of other countries' native birds by the U.S. pet industry
Pepper's Story: Justice for a Forgotten Victim
Offbeat  (tags: victims, humans, animals pepper, neglected, peace, memory, chained, welfare )

Simone
- 1753 days ago - petacms.peta.org
For months, PETA tried to engage local law-enforcement officials to take action on a monstrous woman who kept a terribly neglected and miserable dog named Pepper, who needed urgent veterinary treatment, penned in her backyard.
Bo Died Today
Offbeat  (tags: chained dogs, dogs deserve better, bo, memoriam, welfare )

Simone
- 1771 days ago - all-creatures.org
As you may or may not know, Bo, formerly 'Worthless', was the reason I started Dogs Deserve Better. I'd drive by him every day, nearly wrecking as I stared obsessively out my car window and tried simultaneously to negotiate the hairpin turn.
10th Anniversary of National Bird Day Is Jan. 5, 2012
Offbeat  (tags: national bird day, freedom, welfare, celebrition, 10th anniversary )

Simone
- 1799 days ago - bornfreeusa.org
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, is the 10th anniversary of National Bird Day, a time when Born Free USA, a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, shines a spotlight on issues critical to the protection and survival of birds.
ACTION ALERT: Release Monkey Captured in Pakistan After Crossing Border! PLEASE SIGN !
Offbeat  (tags: monkey, captured, border lines, arrested, bizarre, captivity, freedom, welfare )

Simone
- 1817 days ago - change.org
A monkey was "arrested" in Pakistan after crossing the Indian border. Wildlife officials in Pakistan's Punjab province captured the monkey on the 5th of December following a hectic chase.
Give Thanks For Animals: Fostering Pets
Offbeat  (tags: homeless animals, fostering pets, welfare, bonding )

Simone
- 1841 days ago - globalanimal.org
Becoming a pet foster parent is a great way to help animals. It saves animals from overcrowded shelters, and allows the foster families the joy of caring for pets without the long term commitment.
Behind the Scenes in the Lives of Captive Wolves
Offbeat  (tags: captive wolves, mission wolf, sanctuary, safe, protection, welfare )

Simone
- 1845 days ago - hcn.org
When we started the 2 o'clock tour at the Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center in the mountains above Colorado Springs, the wolves were napping, just as wild wolves do in the middle of the day.
Geese Live Freely In CA
Offbeat  (tags: victory, foie gras, banned, calfornia, geese, welfare )

Simone
- 1861 days ago - globalanimal.org
(FOIE GRAS BANNED) CALIFORNIA -- Chefs may call it a delicacy, foodies may call it exquisite, but animal activists are up-in-arms over it.
 

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