New animal welfare scoring system could enable better-informed food and farming choices

Researcher Harriet Bartlett assesses pigs on a farm. Credit: University of Cambridge Cambridge University scientists have come up with a system of measuring animal welfare that enables reliable comparison across different types of pig farming. This means that animal welfare can now, for the first time, be properly considered alongside other impacts of farming to […]

Animal welfare advocates disappointed with ‘watered down’ testing transparency bill – The Virginian-Pilot

A bill intended to increase transparency at animal testing facilities is heading to the governor’s desk — but advocates say it’s been gutted almost past the point of recognition. “I am disappointed that it was so watered down,” said Sen. Jennifer Boysko, a Fairfax Democrat who introduced the measure. The legislation, co-sponsored by Franklin Republican […]

For the first time, birds receive protection under the Animal Welfare Act

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a monumental step forward for birds who are often exploited in the pet trade, exhibitions and breeding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has just enacted federal protections for birds used in commerce. This win is the result of a decades-long legal effort by animal organizations. Now these birds […]

Animal Welfare Groups come together to welcome new TAW leadership | News

TULSA, Okla. − Animal welfare groups and city leaders met on Friday at a welcome reception for the new City Council and the new leadership at Tulsa Animal Welfare, according to Healthy Animals Healthy Tulsa (HAHT). HAHT is a coalition of Animal welfare groups in Tulsa and is the organization that hosted the event. Mindy […]

Abused parrot in video rescued by animal welfare society

SINGAPORE – The parrot that was flicked in the beak by a woman and fed saliva in a viral video has been rescued by an animal welfare society on Sunday. The Parrot Society Singapore said in an Instagram post on Sunday night that the parrot will be taken to a vet the next day. A […]

Cute animals in Westminster rescued, found and rehomed by Council’s animal welfare team

Westminster City Council’s animal welfare team helps support people with their pets. This month lost White French Bulldog Gizmo was found and returned to its owner and cute cat Foxy was found hiding in a property and was recently re-homed to loving new owners. Gizmo was picked up by the council’s animal warden and taken […]

Major U.S. Supreme Court ruling expected any day on animal welfare

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Any day now, the Supreme Court of the United States could issue its ruling in one of the most important court cases in the history of the animal protection movement—one that could have implications for the quality of life of millions of farmed animals. First, a little background, in […]

Celebrating 150 years of animal welfare with the Lowell Humane Society

Lowell Humane Society Executive Director Crystal Arnott, of Litchfield, N.H., left, and incoming Board of Directors President Grace Jeanes, of Dunstable, with 9-year-old Tiana, the longest shelter resident at 310 days, whom they would really like to find a home for. She was found as a stray in Lowell, and when checked was found to […]

Animal welfare groups pushing for stricter laws against cockfighting in Ala. as bird flu continues to spread

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Animal welfare groups are calling on Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to push for harsher laws against cockfighting in the state. Leaders said the illegal activity is contributing to the spread of bird flu and putting the commercial poultry industry at risk. “Alabama by far has the nation’s weakest cockfighting law,” President […]

SeaQuest hit with fine from feds for Animal Welfare Act violations

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Animal welfare advocates and former SeaQuest employees have repeatedly accused the aquarium at the Boulevard Mall of exploiting animals for profit. ACTIVISTS: Sloth dies at SeaQuest Las Vegas, activists demanding investigation 13 Investigates has reported extensively on SeaQuest, revealing animal welfare violations, illegal breeding and cover-ups of animal deaths. The USDA […]

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