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USDA files complaint against UAF over musk oxen deaths

FAIRBANKS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture accused the University of Alaska Fairbanks of possible Animal Welfare Act violations in the starvation deaths of 12 musk oxen at the school's large-animal research station.USDA spokeswoman Tanya...
Gastineau Humane Society wins prize Foundation to improve customer service in animal welfare. Each week, secret shoppers phoned, posted on the group's website. "Working in animal welfare can be very stressful and staff often feels underappreciated...
UAF gets $127K penalty for musk oxen deaths

...administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the civil penalty Thursday for violating of the Animal Welfare Act. An animal rights group that initially filed a complaint over the deaths in 2011, prompting a USDA investigation...
GHS appoints new executive director and dedication. The Gastineau Humane Society is a private, non-profit shelter dedicated to the promotion of animal welfare and prevention of animal cruelty and suffering. GHS helps relinquished and abandoned pets by providing medical care...
Some SeaWorld mammals live longer in captivity

...better, which is really what they should be shooting for)," said Naomi Rose, a marine mammal scientist at the Animal Welfare Institute in an email, referring to the overall captive orca population.Jett said the killer whales grow restless...
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Military airlifts Alaska's only elephant to California

...Zoo and those advocating for a warmer climate, the 25-year-old African elephant is heading to the Performing Animal Welfare Society, or PAWS, in San Andreas, Calif. The Air Force agreed to transport Maggie as part of a training mission...
SE Alaska nonprofit working to change pet welfare

...that people are on long waiting lists to adopt from the local humane society.The Ketchikan area is far behind in animal welfare issues, she said, and SOFA has plans to increase education locally and in nearby communities.SOFA's first event...
Animal welfare groups seek protection for Alaska sea otters

ANCHORAGE - Two animal welfare groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday to force the federal government to place an Alaska sea otter population...
Humane society awarded grant

...the Gastineau Humane Society of Juneau is one of 10 animal welfare organizations nationwide to receive a grant from the...established in 1969 to provide financial assistance to animal welfare agencies for shelter expansion or improvements. The...
Iceland president says whale hunt only for research

...scientific basis for the research. Animal welfare groups worry the hunt is a first...whales for scientific purposes. Animal welfare groups and several nations opposed...hunt. The International Fund for Animal Welfare has representatives in Reykjavik...


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