The January issue of the National Link Coalition’s LINK-Letter has been published, providing up-to-date information on public policy, programs and research at the intersections of animal abuse, domestic violence, child maltreatment and elder abuse.
You can review the newsletter at http://nationallinkcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/LinkLetter-2...more >>
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University has entered into a partnership with the Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter in Meridian, Miss., to provide foster care for the animal survivors of domestic violence situations.
Dr. Sharon Fooshee Grace, a clinical professor in the vet school and a long-time advocate of The Link, told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger that in private practice she saw first-hand the impact of animal abuse and the difficult Sharon Fooshee Grace, DVM dilemmas many women face when trying to escape violence. “They may not have a place to go with...more >>
Industry sources estimate that about 800,000 pets are transported annually, while the average number of reported incidents per year since 2006 has been 46. The reporting requirement does not apply to pets and service animals that accompany passengers in the cabin since airlines do not take custody of such animals.
The primary witness at the trial of Charles Black had a view of the rear balcony of Black’s apartment in Oakland, California. Several times he saw Black take the dog onto the balcony, yell at it, and hit it with a mop handle. The witness said the dog yelped and cowered. Finally he decided to record an incident.
How do dog fighters see themselves? According to the attached opinion article, they call themselves "dog men" and proudly see themselves as defenders of a tradition that has existed for centuries.
New laws governing the treatment of livestock during road transport are now in force across the Northern Territory. The Territory's chief vet Malcolm Anderson says the laws provide a way of enforcing acceptable animal welfare standards.
The United States is threatening to take Indonesia to the World Trade Organisation if it doesn't lift restrictions on horticulture and meat imports.The US trade representative is giving Indonesia 60 days to respond, or the US will call for a dispute panel to be set up at the WTO.
Up to half of all food produced is wasted according to a new report by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, which finds that poor practices in harvesting, storage and transportation, together with consumers and food companies throwing food away, leads to 30-50% of all food produced “never reaching a human stomach”.
Read the report at http://www.imeche.org/
Australia has traded livestock to more than 100 destinations around the world. The trade is worth a billion dollars a year to Australia and employs 13,000 people. Trading partners include China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Russia, Vietnam, Libya, Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Bahrain and Qatar.
The data in the map on the referred website pinpoints all shipments of livestock for the seven years between 2005 and 2011.
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On 30 November 2010, the Guardian newspaper carried an article that
referred to plans for "an enormous super dairy, home to 8000 cows".
The article explored concerns about "intensive farming which has almost totally separated food and nature". The article broached a number of issues addressed in the chapter on "Food Journalism" in a recently published book titled "Specialist Journalism".
It is increasingly shown that journalistic interest in food isn't restricted to recipe columns and restaurant reviews....more >>