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Harp Seals Win At WTO
Offbeat  (tags: WTO harp seals, protection, selling seal skins banne, welfare )

- 1609 days ago -
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 )

- 1936 days ago -
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 )

- 2259 days ago -
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 )

- 2277 days ago -
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 )

- 2305 days ago -
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 )

- 2322 days ago -
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 )

- 2347 days ago -
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 )

- 2351 days ago -
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 )

- 2367 days ago -
(FOIE GRAS BANNED) CALIFORNIA -- Chefs may call it a delicacy, foodies may call it exquisite, but animal activists are up-in-arms over it.
Update: Tripoli Zoo Donations Put To Use
Offbeat  (tags: international relief, tripoli zoo animals, donations, welfare, care )

- 2374 days ago -
Soon after the Tripoli zoo was abandoned in late August, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) went to Libya to begin relief efforts. Their efforts were aided by the $6,000 donation from Global Animal Foundation
National Feral Cat Day
Offbeat  (tags: national feral cat day, welfare, awarness, activists, education, protection )

- 2393 days ago -
How are you planning to celebrate National Feral Cat Day? Will you attend an event? Sport a National Feral Cat Day 2011 shirt? Educate others about feral cats? Help cats hands-on in your community?
TROTT: New Hope For Racehorses
Offbeat  (tags: racehorses, retirement, plan, retraining, rehoming, welfare, thoroughbreds )

- 2409 days ago -
A bell sounds, the gates flare open, and thoroughbred horses leap into action. Crowds scream and cheer, shaking small white stubs in their tightened fists as they yell "RUN!"
For Troubled Tigers at Taman Safari, a Dose Of TLC
Offbeat  (tags: big cats, taman safari, cat keeper, bonding, tigers, welfare )

- 2421 days ago -
When it comes to cat lovers, Ipen is in a league of his own. The 31-year-old makes his living watching cats, but not the kind you might find at a pet store. His feline friends are much bigger -- 100-plus kilograms of compact muscle, razor-sharp claws
One Giant Step for Elephantkind
Offbeat  (tags: rules, regualtions, elephants, protection from bullhooks, handlers, welfare )

- 2436 days ago -
A new Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) policy requires that all AZA-accredited zoos switch to protected contact elephant management by September 2014. This means that elephants in zoos will be protected from handlers and vice versa.
It;s Signing a Death Warrant' to Own Exotic Animals, Says Cop
Offbeat  (tags: exotic animals, freedom, policeman, cop, wild animals, welfare, disasters, tragedy, death sentence )

- 2503 days ago -
If you were to find yourself in almost any kind of danger, Tim Harrison might be the guy you'd hope would show up.

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