The May 2013 issue of the National Link Coalition's Link-letter focuses on the social work and the animal abuse/human violence link.
Topics in the May issue include:
There has been much talk about sustainability, but little attention has been paid to its nutritional aspects. University of Illinois animal sciences researcher Kelly Swanson, in cooperation with scientists at natural pet food maker The Nutro Company, have raised a number of important questions on the sustainability of pet ownership.
Sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the present while not compromising the future. Swanson said that although the carbon footprint aspect of sustainability receives the most attention, nutritional aspects are also important. "If you...more >>
The European Commission has adopted a package of measures to strengthen the enforcement of health and safety standards for the whole agro-food chain. Food safety is essential to ensure consumers' confidence and sustainability of food production.
The package of measures provide a modernised and simplified approach to the protection of health and more efficient control tools to ensure the effective application of the rules guiding the operation of the food chain.
The package responds to the call for better simplification of legislation and smarter regulation thus reducing...more >>
New Zealand's Minister for Primary Industries has introduced a Bill to Parliament today to update and strengthen animal welfare in New Zealand.
The Bill will allow enforcement to create enforceable regulations that set out how farm and domestic animals should be treated. It also gives wider powers to deal with people who breach welfare laws.
The Minister said "It matters how we treat animals, both to ourselves and for our international trading reputation. This Bill will make that reputation even stronger. This is important to New Zealanders because around 68% of...more >>
James Bond picking up "the Queen" from Buckingham Palace during the opening ceremony of the Olympics signaled that something "different" was afoot, and everybody (including the Queen) had to do things just a bit differently to achieve success.
The global scientific community agrees that global climate change is occurring and that human activity is the dominant factor. A wealth of information has been accumulated about the potential catastrophic impacts of climate change if we continue our current course of action. Yet, many people still do not believe climate change is an important environmental issue and doubt their ability to make a difference even if the situation were serious....more >>
The Australian Animal Health scanning network provides a web-based strategic thinking system designed to anticipate and better prepare for emerging global opportunities and risks, develop new visions, cultures, processes and measures of success fit for the 21st century.
How do Swedish animal husbandry specialists perceive and respond to the ongoing debate initiated by the ‘Livestock‘s long shadow’ report which pointed out the risks with global livestock production? And what do the specialists think about different attempts to reduce the risks, and the nature of the reactions of farmers and general citizens to the report.more >>
A 550-pound Bengal-Siberian tiger appears unmoved by his role at the center of a costly and complicated legal dispute, pitting claims of property rights against animal rights and prompting regular news reports about his impending removal.
In 2006, the state passed a law that put limits on “big...more >>