Legal Action 4 Animal Rights

World Wide – Legal Action 4 Animal Rights

This dynamic group is designed for people concerned and involved in promoting animal welfare legislation regardless of geographical borders, culture, race, religion or socioeconomic boundaries. http://legalaction4animalright s.net/

LAAR on Yahoo:
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/LegalAction4AnimalRights
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Group Discussions

 

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World Rabies Day – Survey – Duration 20 Minutes

Dear World Rabies Day Participant:

Please help us evaluate the 2008 World Rabies Day campaign. Your responses will assist us in improving the campaign and our global outreach efforts in the future.

All personal information will be kept confidential and the analysis of this data will not include contact information. This survey should take approximately 20 minutes.

 

Please use the following link to proceed to the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=20hD8BrbueXsM0UH_2bQDTKQ_3d_3d


Thank You!

The World Rabies Day Team

 

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Estimado participante del Día Mundial de la Rabia

Atentamente le solicitamos nos ayude a evaluar la campaña 2008 del Día Mundial de la Rabia. Sus respuestas nos ayudarán a mejorar la campaña y nuestros esfuerzos mundiales de extensión para el futuro.

 

Toda la información personal será mantenida confidencialmente y en el análisis de los datos no se incluirá información para contactos. Este cuestionario deberá tomar aproximadamente unos 20 minutos.

 

Por favor, utilice el siguiente enlace para proceder a la encuesta: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=Sd8_2bBb9_2bG9TIkJdjoZ7TUQ_3d_3d


¡Muchas gracias!

 

El equipo del Día Mundial de la Rabia

 

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Cher participant à la Journée mondiale de la rage:

SVP aidez-nous à évaluer la campagne pour la Journée mondiale de la rage 2008. Vos réponses nous aideront à améliorer la campagne et notre futur effort de sensibilisation mondiale.

Toute information personnelle sera traitée de manière confidentielle et l’analyse de ces informations ne contiendra aucune coordonnée de contact. Ce questionnaire prendra environ 20 minutes.

 

Veuillez utilisez le lien suivant pour procéder à l’enquête: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ifkboHzPkNaBelm4SXmF4A_3d_3d

 

Merci!

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Prezado participante do Dia Mundial da Raiva:

 

Agradeceremos nos ajude a avaliar a campanha para o Dia Mundial da Raiva 2008, suas respostas nos ajudarão a melhorar a campanha e os esforços para atingir difusão global.

 

Toda a informação pessoal será mantida confidencialmente e a análise dos dados não excluirá informações para contatos. Este questionário toma aproximadamente 20 minutos.

 

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Obrigados

 

A Equipe do Dia Mundial da Raiva

 

 

Thank You!, Gracias!, Merci!, Obrigado!

 

 

 

 

Protest against the massacre of stray animals in Bulgaria

Two Bulgarian citizens witnessed a cruel massacre of animals at the Plovdiv animal camp (isolator) in Bulgaria on February 8, 2008: Two animal keepers slayed 14 stray dogs with iron bars.

Article 6 and article 7 of the Bulgarian animal protection act prohibit “the infliction of pain and every act or omission of an act, that causes permanent or repeated suffering for the animal”.

Call on Attorney General Boris Velchev, the Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Plugtschieva and Plovdiv’s Mayor Slavcho Atanossov for a humane treatment of the stray animals in Bulgaria!

To read and sign the full petition, please go to:

http://protest.docs4dogs.org/

Uk: Dogs Can Read Emotion in Human Faces

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/earth/2008/10/29/scidogs129.xml

 

Research findings suggest that, like an understanding best friend, they can see at a glance if we are happy, sad, pleased or angry.

When humans look at a new face their eyes tend to wander left, falling on the right hand side of the person’s face first.

This “left gaze bias” only occurs when we encounter faces and does not apply any other time, such as when inspecting animals or inanimate objects.

A possible reason for the tendency is that the right side of the human face is better at expressing emotional state.

Researchers at the University of Lincoln have now shown that pet dogs also exhibit “left gaze bias”, but only when looking at human faces. No other animal has been known to display this behaviour before.

A team led by Dr Kun Guo showed 17 dogs images of human, dog and monkey faces as well as inanimate objects.

Film of the dogs’ eye and head movement revealed a strong left gaze bias when the animals were presented with human faces. But this did not occur when they were shown other images, including those of dogs.

“Guo suggests that over thousands of generations of association with humans, dogs may have evolved the left gaze bias as a way to gauge our emotions,” New Scientist magazine reported.

“Recent studies show that the right side of our faces can express emotions more accurately and more intensely than the left, including anger. If true, then it makes sense for dogs – and humans – to inspect the right hand side of a face first.”

Surprisingly, when the dogs in the study were shown an upside-down human face, they still looked left. In contrast, humans lose their left gaze bias altogether when shown an inverted face.

This may be because the right side of a dog’s brain, which processes information from the left visual field, is better adapted to interpreting human facial emotion than the left side, the scientists believe.

 

 

 

 

USA: Mr. Barack Obama Supports Animal Welfare

Barack Obama & Animal Welfare

Posted by: “Rita Fazio”

http://www.catanna. com/obama- animal-welfare. htm

Barack Obama – Animal Welfare Advocate

While speaking in Henderson, Nevada, Democrat Barack Obama says he won’t just be a president for the American people, but the animals too. “What about animal rights?” a woman shouted out during the candidate’s town hall meeting outside Las Vegas after he discussed issues that relate more to humans, like war, health care and the economy. Obama responded that he cares about animal rights very much, “not only because I have a 9-year-old and 6-year-old who want a dog.” He said he sponsored a bill to prevent horse slaughter in the Illinois state Senate and has been repeatedly endorsed by the Humane Society. “I think how we treat our animals reflects how we treat each other,” he said. “And it’s very important that we have a president who is mindful of the cruelty that is perpetrated on animals.” as reported by Associated Press Indeed, Senator Barack Obama pledges support for nearly every animal protection bill currently pending in Congress, and he says he will work with executive agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make their policies more humane. He has written and spoken of the important role animals play in our lives, as companions in our homes, as wildlife in their own environments, and as service animals working with law enforcement and assisting persons with disabilities.

Obama also comments on the broader links between animal cruelty and violence in society:

“I’ve repeatedly voted to increase penalties for animal cruelty and violence and, importantly, to require psychological counseling for those who engage in this behavior as part of the punishment. In addition to being unacceptable in its own stead, violence towards animals is linked with violent behavior in general, especially domestic violence, and we need to acknowledge this connection and work to treat it. Strong penalties are important and I support them, but we know that incarceration alone can’t solve all our problems. As president, I’d continue to make sure that we treat animal cruelty like the serious crime it is and address its connection to broader patterns of violence.” During Barack Obama’s eight years as an Illinois state senator he voted in favor of at least twelve animal protection laws. These included state legislation

a.. to allow creation of pet trusts to provide for long-term care of companion animals,
b.. to upgrade penalties for cruelty to animals,
c.. to require psychological counseling for people who abuse animals,
d.. to require veterinarians to report suspected acts of cruelty and animal fighting,
e.. to ban slaughter of horses for human consumption- significant because Illinois was one of only two states (with Texas) where horse slaughter plants operated,
f.. to create additional restrictions to make it more difficult for puppy mills to operate.
g.. He voted to end the federal funding of horse slaughter in 2005, and
h.. he is currently a co-sponsor of new legislation to stop horse slaughter and the export of horses for human consumption.
i.. He co-sponsored legislation to upgrade the federal penalties for dogfighting and cockfighting, and
j.. he is a co-sponsor of new legislation to ban the possession of fighting dogs and being a spectator at a dogfight.
k.. He signed a letter requesting increased funds for the enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act, Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, and the federal animal fighting law, and
l.. he also sent a letter to the National Zoo expressing his concern for the care of Toni the elephant.
m.. He has joined the fight against puppy mills, and appears in A Rare Breed of Love: The True Story of Baby and the Mission She Inspired to Help Dogs Everywhere ,a new book by Jana Kohl about her rescued dog, Baby, who survived a decade in a puppy mill.

And Obama has said that “as a condition for letting me run for President, my daughters Malia and Sasha extracted a promise from Michelle and I that they could get a dog after the election, win or lose. So they’re heavily invested in this campaign, if only for it to be over so we can get our dog.” Humane Society Endorses Barack Obama Sept 22, 2008 ~ “While we’ve endorsed hundreds of congressional candidates for election, both Democrats and Republicans, we’ve never before endorsed a presidential candidate. We have members on the left, in the center, and on the right, and we knew it could be controversial to choose either party’s candidate for the top office in the nation. But in an era of sweeping presidential power, we must weigh in on this most important political race in the country. Standing on the sidelines is no longer an option for us. I’m proud to announce today that the HSLF board of directors — which is comprised of both Democrats and Republicans — has voted unanimously to endorse Barack Obama for President. The Obama-Biden ticket is the better choice on animal protection, and we urge all voters who care about the humane treatment of animals, no matter what their party affiliation, to vote for them.” ~ Mike Markarian, President , Humane Society Legislative Fund