Winter 2007

Winter 2007 AWI Quarterly Cover - Photo by Diane Halverson
Volume
56
Number
1
About the Cover

Young Jersey cattle graze on lush pastures at the Cates Family Farm in Wisconsin (photo by Diane Halverson). At this Animal Welfare Approved farm, Kim and Dick Cates buy male calves from local dairy farmers and raise them for beef. The Cates’ dedication to family farming and sustainable land and forest management is wellknown. Considering the welfare of their calves, who would have otherwise been sent to auction houses or intensive veal operations, is a natural part of their overall commitment to caring for the earth and its inhabitants.

The Animal Welfare Approved husbandry standards for all species, including cattle raised for beef, mandate the provision of an environment, housing and diet that is designed to allow animals to behave naturally. Each animal must be able to perform behaviors that promote their physiological and psychological health and well-being (see story pages 4-7).

Photo by Diane Halverson

Table of Contents

Ocean Inhabitants Could Disappear by the Year 2048 Calling for no-fishing zones to be set up urgently, scientists warned in November that the world's fish and other marine animal populations caught for food may collapse...
Looking for Humane Solutions In honor of Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) founder and longtime wildlife advocate Mrs.
The Animal Welfare Institute is proud to announce that Dr. Robert Schmidt, a faculty member in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Utah State University, has accepted a position on our Scientific Committee. Dr....
The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC) has been conserving over 150 breeds of livestock and poultry since its founding in 1977. It conducts a wide variety of programs, including research, education, agriculture policy development, gene...
A 2006 expedition has deemed the freshwater baiji dolphin species, last sighted in 2004, "functionally extinct." The ancient species—originating over 20 million years ago—was until recently found throughout China's Yangtze River and its surrounding lakes...
Over the laboratory animal research industry's great hue and cry, an amendment to the federal Animal Welfare Act was passed to require "a physical environment adequate to promote the psychological well-being" of primates used for...
Following the discovery of an avian influenza- infected bird being held at a United Kingdom quarantine facility, the European Union (EU) placed a temporary moratorium on the import of wild-caught birds in the final months...
Kilowatt Ours A Trust for the Future project, 58 minutes www.kilowattours.org
House Natural Resource Committee Chairman Nick Rahall (D-WV)
In a beautifully illustrated and inventive book entitled The Boy Who Loved All Living Things: The Imaginary Childhood Journal of Albert Schweitzer, award-winning author and illustrator Sheila Hamanaka depicts little known events from the childhood...

Companion Animals

Farm Animals

Food labels are packed with information, but some words can be confusing, if not downright misleading. A dozen eggs in a carton boasting the statement "farm fresh," for example, have probably not come from anything...