Animal Welfare Act of 1966


Animals have Rights to be treated humanely.

Originally posted on Pro President Obama Blog:

Animal Care

Animal Welfare Act of 1966

The Animal Welfare Act (Laboratory Animal Welfare Act of 1966, P.L. 89-544) was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson (D) on August 24, 1966. It is the only Federal law in the United States that regulates the treatment of animals in research and exhibition. Other laws, policies, and guidelines may include additional species coverage or specifications for animal care and use, but all refer to the Animal Welfare Act (otherwise known as the “AWA”) as the minimally acceptable standard for animal treatment and care. The USDA and APHIS oversee the AWA and the House and Senate Agriculture Committees have primary legislative jurisdiction over the Act.

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Land of Giants


This is a Reblog of a fav place. . .
Gardens for Golden’s.

Originally posted on Gardens For Goldens:


I don’t usually have a great luck starting flowers from seed. Maybe it is my impatience – or just bad luck. But this spring, inspired to help out the bees, I found a “no-GMO” mix of bee-favorite flower seeds and sprinkled them in the Hummingbird garden where I thought they might thrive. Some Cosmos and Borage surfaced. Little did I dream that the few little sunflowers seeds in the packet would sprout these towering giants – now completely out of place in the small Hummingbird bed.


I planted Amaranthus as I did last year. These fast-growing plants with their pearl-like flower reached only about a foot last summer.


I thought they would be a pretty addition to the annuals section of the iris bed. This year, they look like small trees and are completely ridiculous in their space.


They would look even sillier, if it were not for the gigantic…

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