November 8, 2017
This week’s edition of Wednesday Creature Feature has a couple of stories from the Humane Society and a Sea Shepherd update along with a very cute video of animals dressed up for Halloween.
Growing a Better World!
They announced earlier in the year this was their ultimate goal and now it looks like they will be pulling through on their promise. They want to start advancing the well-being of broiler chickens in their supply chains all over the United States. Now we understand this still means they will be killed for food purposes but hopefully this means they will get to live a more humane life beforehand. They hope to achieve the following by 2024:
- “Source 100 percent of our chicken via breeds aligned with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals(RSPCA) or Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards for measurably improved welfare and quality of life
- Provide birds with more space to perform natural behaviors, including a stocking density no greater than 6 pounds per square foot
- Provide birds with better environments, including litter, lighting and other enrichments
- Implement a multi-step, controlled-atmosphere processing system
- Demonstrate compliance via supplier verification or third-party auditing, and communicate progress as part of regular sustainability reporting”
As we talked about in the last newsletter, Sea Shepherd has been working tirelessly to pull dangerous and illegal fishing nets from the waters. Watch this short video to learn about Operation Ghostnet.
Epic Halloween Pet Costumes!
This is a little late but we came across this video of cute pets in Halloween Costumes and had to share!
Free Services to Hurricane Harvey Animals!
The Humane Society will be collaborating with Emancipet, a nonprofit clinic in Houston, to offer free veterinary services to animals that were affected by Hurricane Harvey. In the first month the program received 1,705 pets for examinations and more than 1,500 owners scheduled spay and neuter appointments. This is fantastic news as it will ultimately help lower the number of stray or abandoned animals in the future as well as help assess for any injuries from the storm.
The waived fees that Emancipet has always provided are exams, spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, micro-chipping, and heart-worm treatment. During this hard time for everyone of Houston and surrounding areas they will also be treating respiratory, skin and ear infections, as well as wounds and lacerations!
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Editor – Chelsea Dugger