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February 8, 2011
I am writing, first of all, to thank you for your extensive and substantive coverage of the Phoenix case, for both the content and context you brought to the case itself, as well as for the way in which you reported on the trial ( "Mistrial in city case against twins accused of burning pit bull," Feb. 8). What could have been exploited as an opportunity for sensationalism was, instead, turned into a reflective examination of the urban crime scene and of egregious acts of cruelty to animals as one of its more disturbing manifestations.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
The big question facing Baltimore's National Aquarium - whether to keep Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the amphitheater pool or release them to an ocean-side sanctuary - is the latest twist in the decades-long evolution of American zoos and aquatic attractions from circus-like menageries to portals into the natural environment. Much of the change is driven by emerging scientific evidence that shows the advanced intellect of marine mammals compared with species such as sharks and puffins.
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NEWS
December 8, 1994
It would be a shame if the public were to permanently avoid Howard County's Animal Welfare Society in the aftermath of last week's raid on the facility by Animal Control officers. The private, non-profit welfare society continues to provide housing and adoption services for unwanted pets. More important, it offers an alternative to Animal Control, a county-run facility that delivers similar services but also enforces cruelty laws and euthanizes pets when necessary.Last week's search of Animal Welfare, which resulted in the removal of five cats and two birds, was prompted when the welfare society delivered several sick animals to Animal Control.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | November 8, 2013
Giant Food's parent company plans to do away with the practice of confining pigs as part of its supply chain, the Humane Society of the U.S. said in an announcement Friday. Ahold USA has set 2022 as a target for when its suppliers will move from the daily use of gestation crates for pigs and instead house them in open areas, the Humane Society said. "Our intention is to work with suppliers who share our company's values and who take a progressive approach to animal welfare," the grocery chain owner said, according to the announcement.
NEWS
By Zerline A. Hughes and Zerline A. Hughes,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | June 16, 1999
In what will be the last act of the Animal Welfare League of Greater Baltimore, officers are donating $500,000 in assets and property to animal organizations around the state before disbanding in September.The 30-year-old organization closed its Gibbons Avenue office nearly a year ago because it had few staffers and little community involvement. The $500,000 is from donations received before the league members and officers decided to close.More than $300,000 in money and property has been awarded to agencies in Frederick, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's counties and Baltimore.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Vicchio and Stephen Vicchio,Special to the Sun | October 15, 2000
There is ample evidence in American popular culture of a powerful conflict about the moral status of animals. Americans eat them and we keep them as pets. We save the whales and look down our noses at unenlightened women who wear fur while buying leather handbags, shoes and belts in record numbers. We applaud Hollywood personalities in their lobbying for more monies for AIDS research, while we watch some of the same celebrities reprimand scientists for using animals in the very research under way to find a cure for HIV infection.
NEWS
February 18, 2005
A new study concludes it's unlikely that lobsters feel pain, stirring up a long-simmering debate over this question: Does one of the world's favorite seafood dishes suffer when it's cooked? Animal activists for years have claimed that lobsters are in agony when being cooked, and that dropping one in a pot of boiling water is tantamount to torture. The study, funded by the Norwegian government and written by a scientist at the University of Oslo, suggests lobsters and other invertebrates such as crabs, snails and worms probably don't suffer even if lobsters do tend to thrash in boiling water.
NEWS
April 23, 2006
On Friday April 21, 2006 IZZY DIAMOND, loving husband of Barbara Baker, devoted brother of Dorothy Friedman of Houston, TX, also survived by many generations of nieces, nephews and friends. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS INC., 8900 Reisterstown Rd., at Mt. Wilson Lane, Tuesday April 25 At 10 A.M. Interment will take place in Lincoln, Nebraska. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be directed to any charitable organization concerning animal welfare.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | November 8, 2013
Giant Food's parent company plans to do away with the practice of confining pigs as part of its supply chain, the Humane Society of the U.S. said in an announcement Friday. Ahold USA has set 2022 as a target for when its suppliers will move from the daily use of gestation crates for pigs and instead house them in open areas, the Humane Society said. "Our intention is to work with suppliers who share our company's values and who take a progressive approach to animal welfare," the grocery chain owner said, according to the announcement.
NEWS
April 23, 2004
On April 21, 2004 LOLA MAE (nee Reed); beloved wife of the late Robert J. Frank; devoted mother of the late Kurt Frank. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at the Lasshan Funeral Home, Inc., 7401 Belair Road, on Saturday at 10 A.M. Interment Moreland Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Animal Welfare.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | October 22, 2013
A new analysis of the nation's farm animal industry finds almost no reforms have been made in the five years since a broad-based commission called for sweeping changes to address concerns about food safety, animal welfare and the environmental impacts of modern poultry and livestock production. The report released Tuesday by the Johns Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future says that the Obama administration and Congress both have failed to act on the recommendations of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production . Indeed, except for a few isolated regulatory actions, policy makers have only exacerbated the problems highlighted in the commission's 2008 report, according to Bob Martin, executive director of the Pew panel.
NEWS
August 30, 2013
Thank you for the recent commentary explaining the dangerous precedent set by the Farm Bill amendment offered by Rep. Steve King ("On Farm Bill, don't let Congress trample Md.'s rights," Aug. 27). To paraphrase Mr. King, I'm tired of the federal government doing this crap. I'm tired of the federal government taking away states' rights and in doing so leaving our animals unprotected and our food supply at risk. Reps. King and Collin Peterson, you should be ashamed that you have used the power given to you by your constituents in this assault on states' rights and animal welfare laws!
NEWS
By Aileen Gabbey | May 28, 2013
The news reports in recent days have been shocking: a puppy stabbed to death, a dog found abandoned with chemical burns. These are disturbing images for anyone. Even those for whom animal welfare isn't a priority recognize that animal cruelty can affect the whole community. It is well known that violence against animals is closely tied to other forms of abuse. Other criminal activities can also often be a part of this abuse, including use of illegal weapons, drug dealing and dog fighting.
NEWS
September 20, 2012
The vegan proselytizers at Mercy for Animals, PETA, and the Humane Society of the United States have propaganda campaigns claiming that housing pregnant pigs in individual maternity pens is inhumane, but their shrill screeds aren't backed up by veterinarians. ("Glen Burnie Walmart shoppers to be confronted with giant, bloodied, inflatable pig," Sept. 18). The American Association of Swine Veterinarians finds that individual housing is a humane method, and the American Veterinary Medical Association finds that maternity pens provide for animal welfare.
EXPLORE
By Lane Page | August 24, 2012
The Thienel Law Firm of Columbia has four associates. Managing member Stephen C. Thienel, however, has two more of his own -- chocolate Labs Mocha and Star, who spend the day greeting clients or curled up in his office, where they could be poster pups representing the portion of the firm's practice involving animal law. ÔÇťAnimal law incorporates a range of different areas of the law, such as criminal, zoning, contracts, property rights, animal welfare...
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2012
Nancy R. Frenkil, a horsewoman and avid gardener who enjoyed entertaining family and friends, died Saturday of cancer at Nancy Lee Farms, her Worthington Valley home. Mrs. Frenkil was 75. The daughter of a carpenter/home builder and a homemaker, Nancy Russell was born and raised in Randallstown, which had previously been named Randall's Meadow by her forebears. An only child, Mrs. Frenkil grew up in a house that her father built himself. "The family income was limited, so Nancy learned to play hockey with a discarded broom," said her husband of 54 years, Victor "Bruz" Frenkil Jr., who fell in love with her when they were students at Milford Mill High School.
NEWS
May 13, 2003
On May 12, 2003, FULLER STRAWBRIDGE, beloved husband of Patricia Strawbridge (nee Wysor), loving father of Beth Strawbridge, Stephen Strawbridge, Catherine Abendroth, James Strawbridge and John Strawbridge, died following a lengthy illness. Eight grandchildren also survive him. He was a Baltimore City school principal for 25 years. The family will be receiving visitors at home on Wednesday May 14 between 5:00 and 9:00pm. Services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church at 11:00am on Thursday May 15. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Shore Animal League or to the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
NEWS
September 20, 2012
The vegan proselytizers at Mercy for Animals, PETA, and the Humane Society of the United States have propaganda campaigns claiming that housing pregnant pigs in individual maternity pens is inhumane, but their shrill screeds aren't backed up by veterinarians. ("Glen Burnie Walmart shoppers to be confronted with giant, bloodied, inflatable pig," Sept. 18). The American Association of Swine Veterinarians finds that individual housing is a humane method, and the American Veterinary Medical Association finds that maternity pens provide for animal welfare.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2011
An owner of the Siberian husky whose shooting death last year became a rallying cry for animal welfare advocates, urged state lawmakers Thursday to stiffen the penalties for violating the state's animal cruelty law. Ryan Rettaliata, who owned Bear-Bear along with his wife, said the newly married couple felt as if they had lost a child when Bear-Bear died after being shot in an Anne Arundel County dog park. Rettaliata said he hoped the change in law would spare other pets the same fate.
NEWS
February 8, 2011
I am writing, first of all, to thank you for your extensive and substantive coverage of the Phoenix case, for both the content and context you brought to the case itself, as well as for the way in which you reported on the trial ( "Mistrial in city case against twins accused of burning pit bull," Feb. 8). What could have been exploited as an opportunity for sensationalism was, instead, turned into a reflective examination of the urban crime scene and of egregious acts of cruelty to animals as one of its more disturbing manifestations.
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