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Animals as Therapists?

Animals as Therapists?

Therapeutic riding as occupational therapy, dogs visiting children with learning disabilities in school or hens spending time with seniors in elderly homes – so called animal-assisted interventions are manifold. But administering treatments by professionally trained therapists and maintaining animal welfare are key, says Dr. Andrea Beetz. She is a psychologist, researcher and teacher and has […]

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    Trump Budget Sells Out Wild Horses Again

    Trump Budget Sells Out Wild Horses Again

    The Trump administration’s $1 billion budget request for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeks $66.7 million for the Wild Horse and Burro Management program and a continued push to eliminate annual appropriations bill riders that prohibit the sale or killing of the federally protected animals. Congress has yet to act on the administration’s 2018 […]

    Group Sues to Stop Roundup of 10,000 Wild Horses

    Group Sues to Stop Roundup of 10,000 Wild Horses

    Animal rights group Friends of Animals has filed a lawsuit over a planned wild horse roundup in Nevada. The suit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Reno, the Associated Press reported. It claims that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws by approving the […]