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Animal Welfare

Should animals have the same rights as people? Have you ever seen an animal being mistreated? Should hurting an animal be a crime? We declare a safer world for animals and people.
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1. Freedom from Hunger and Thirst: By ready access to fresh water and diet to maintain health and vigor. 2. Freedom from Discomfort: By providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area. 3. Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease: By prevention through rapid...
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A wild crocodile in Indonesia who was trapped in a tyre for more than five years has been rescued, freed from its rubber vice and released back into the wild, officials and residents said Tuesday. Conservation workers have been trying to lure the stricken saltwater crocodile from a river since...
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1. Physical Abuse Synonyms: non-accidental injury (NAI); battered pet syndrome The perpetrator of physical abuse subjects the animal to a variety of actions that cause bodily injury. In some cases the fact that deliberate physical abuse has taken place is perfectly clear. A man witnessed...
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The following vaccines are available in East Africa to prevent infectious diseases in livestock. Chicken Vaccination regime recommended for commercial layer and broiler chicks, but the bold printed vaccines are also applicable to improved management of indigenous chicken. The most important...
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Very many animal diseases are preventable by vaccination and scientists are constantly searching for new vaccines to prevent diseases. Only healthy animals should be vaccinated, because weak animals will not respond effectively. Some weak animals can even become sick from the vaccines. After...
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Definitions The word 'wound' is taken to mean any break in the skin or mucous membrane. The underlying tissue is frequently also involved. Wounds occur in all animals on every farm and arise from a variety of causes. Wounds may be classified in various ways. For example they may be described...
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Animal welfare refers to the state of the animal; the treatment that an animal receives is covered by other terms such as animal care, animal husbandry, and humane treatment (OIE, Terrestrial Animal Health Code 2010). 'Duty of Care' is an obligation for people to take reasonable measures to...
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Dogs have a prominent place in our lives and we share a special bond. But rabies can easily tear that bond to pieces. Last month I visited Makueni County, Kenya, where we’re working with the local government to vaccinate dogs against rabies. Makueni County has one of the highest rates of rabies...
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Bringing rabies back to the attention of policy makers Rabies has existed for over 4,000 years, and mass dog vaccination has been proven time and time again as the only way to eliminate it, but still not enough is being done. Government decision makers have neglected the disease for far too...
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There are more chickens on the planet than any other land animal. Let's learn a bit more about them. 1 – Chickens can recognise up to 100 faces Chickens don’t just recognise other chickens, either. These faces included those of humans! Chickens even remember positive or negative experiences...
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Whether as pets, entertainment, medicine or food – wild animals around the world endure a lifetime of suffering in the multi-billion dollar wildlife trade. With COVID-19 thought to have started in a wet market selling wild animals, the pandemic is forcing us to see that the safety of our world...
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