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When I watched my younger sister die of an incurable illness and kept her light alive inside of me by recognizing the beauty of her life and not just the heartache of her death, I moved closer to the perimeter.
Some cages are imposed upon us by the thoughts and ideas of those around us, and other times we put ourselves into them, willingly. So we can avoid discomfort, pain, suffering, change, growth, and our own rebirth.
Often, the cages come in different colors, shapes, and sizes. Some are made of gold and filled with expensive toys and bribes to keep us from going outside of them. Their allure is simply too hard to resist for some people, even though they are often accompanied by gold shackles.
Travel the Road, follows the lives of two missionaries as they journey around the world to make an impact and preach the gospel. This is missionary work in action and an exciting look into remote and dangerous areas of the world.
Most cages marketed for guinea pigs are way too small. Guinea pigs need appropriate room to roam, with separate spaces for a nest, bathroom area and food and water. No animal is meant to live in a cage all the time, so make sure to provide your pig with time outside their enclosures at least once a day to stretch their legs, explore and exercise.
While small animal cages often utilize vertical space to increase living area and encourage climbing, digging and burrowing, guinea pigs do not jump or climb and rely solely on floor space. Ramps and platforms at low heights provide variety, but guinea pigs need room to exercise, even with daily playtime outside of the cage.
While universities invested their windfalls to erect radiant laboratory buildings with gleaming hallways, glass atriums and cathedral ceilings, they allocated nothing to the complexity of the animal cages. To keep housing costs down, cages remained cramped and impoverished, with only enough space to eat and breed. Even today, the standard cages used to house laboratory rats are not high enough for them to stand up straight. Flat out, a laboratory mouse can run six cage lengths in under a second. Rhesus macaques, primates used because they resemble humans, get living spaces inside steel cubes that are barely twice their height.
For our Social Gauntlet experiment, we built a test structure out of black sheet plastic. It had multiple walls but no ceiling, so we could observe the test mice and record their movements with overhead video recorders. From above, the structure looked like an arrow, a triangle-shaped entrance foyer followed by a shaft of thin runway lined on either side with narrow cages. A mouse would be placed in the foyer, find the runway, then walk past the gauntlet of caged mice to get to the chocolate flake, a treat we learned from previous tests that they liked most.
The next afternoon, we added mice to the cages lining the runway, then ran our tests. Overall, our mice behaved as predicted. Our control mice generally slowed down to sniff their jailed peers before travelling to the chocolate flake. Some nuzzled every peer. Others stalled to rub noses with one individual. A few walked directly to the chocolate, then turned around, kicking the flake to the side to greet their jailed peers before returning to look for their food reward. Mice from the autistic-like strain, on the other hand, mostly walked straight to the chocolate flake.
Not yet fully awake, I forgot to flip on the light switch before entering the colony room. I walked into darkness and what sounded like dozens of people lightly sanding away at the walls. The door let in some light, so I peered inside a cage. Two mice were reaching for bedding ahead of them, pushing it through their hind legs, piling it behind them, moving forward, turning near the walls, shovelling again, methodically digging back and forth across the cage like miniature tractors harvesting wheat. I glimpsed into other cages and saw more of this same, seemingly frantic behaviour. When I flipped on the light switch, nearly 140 cages of activity went silent.
Nor is this pattern restricted to mental illness. Animals in standard cages are also hypersensitive to wounds, infections, cardiovascular diseases, and cancers. Their susceptibility helps us publish papers. And this makes me wonder about the costs to human health. How many potentially useful drugs might have been shelved, never making it to human trials, because pre-clinical trials showed they were toxic to these hypersensitive animals?
If she avoids the glue traps, she might live off the stray chow beneath the racks and testing equipment. She might slip out the door when a caretaker rolls out the animal transfer station. She might get to the cafeteria, maybe the campus grounds. And for those few minutes, hours or perhaps days, she would be making decisions. She would be dealing with their consequences. She would be relevant.
Over 8 million sows across Europe spend nearly half of their adult lives, each year, in cages. For up to four weeks after becoming pregnant, sows are caged. A week prior to farrowing, sows are confined into a farrowing crate until their piglets are weaned at about 4 weeks later.
When able, pigs typically choose to excrete away from their living and eating areas. In cages, this is impossible, and sows are forced to excrete where they lie and then to lie in their own urine and faeces. Not only is this unnatural, but it is a danger to their health.
Even in birth, sows are not afforded the dignity of free movement. They give birth in a cage, unable to satisfy their instinct to nurture their babies. They will remain in cages until their piglets are weaned, around 4 weeks later.
If you notice a neighbor has moved or has stopped visiting a residence where you know animal live, be extra vigilant. Some dogs bark and whine to express anxiety at being left alone. But a dog who is howling or barking for several hours is sending a signal that it is in need of immediate, life-saving care.
We live in Chester, Illinois and we have this neighbor and she has an outside cat (grey and white) and just two nights ago my sister and I were outside on the porch and our neighbor grabbed her outside cat by the paw and tossed him into her house and since that night I have not seen him but this morning when I took my dog out to go potty I saw him and he came running up to me rubbing his head on the bottom of my legs. ?
Last night I convinced an owner to relinquish her severely emaciated great Dane to my care. I am mediately rushed the dog to the local university veterinarian department as a dog could barely stand. They placed him in ICU and begin fluids. Called later to let me know his liver enzymes did not look good. Waiting to hear this morning if his condition proved or we will need to euthanize him. My question, are there organizations that will help with the considerable cost I am incurring to help this boy?
Our finding that cages bees live longer when offered water, both with and without salts, may have important implications for interpreting the results of any cage experiment, where water provision was not part of the experimental protocol. This includes cage experiments done as part of pesticide risk assessments34,35,36, etiological studies (e.g. bees exposed to viruses37,38, Nosema39, Varroa40), and/or other risk factor (e.g., nutrition41 and environment42). As all water treatments in our study showed benefit as compared to non-water provisioned controls, water provisioning seems critical to bee health. Certainly, more work is needed to uncouple the effects of water stress on bee physiology including immunity, the detoxification processes, and how water stress may synergize the effects of other stresses (e.g., exposure to pesticides).
Cage trials assessing survival risk are critical because worker bee lifespan has important implications for colony survival. The overall impacts of shorter-lived bees on colony performance likely compounds over time and can go unnoticed until appreciable population declines occur at the end of the season (Fig. 5, Supplementary Fig. S1 and Supplementary Table S1). We document a 50% reduction in worker bee median lifespan that predicts a 33% mean winter loss rate, a rate slightly higher than the average winter loss rates reported by beekeepers over the past 14 years1.
Honey bees were obtained from five source colonies located at the University of Maryland, College Park campus. Colonies were inspected bimonthly throughout the active season and Varroa treatments were applied as needed to keep below a threshold of one mite per one hundred bees. Brood frames from each colony were harvested in September 2017 and kept in an incubator at 32 °C 65% relative humidity. Newly emerged bees were removed from brood frames in under 24 h and transferred to cages. We executed a nested block design, where each block consisted of three treatment groups and one control group. There was a total of five blocks, with each containing bees from the same source colony. All cages received a diet of 50% sucrose solution and the pollen substitute MegaBee (megabee.com) through modified 2 ml microcentrifuge tubes. In addition to this diet, treatment groups were offered either a 1% NaCl solution in deionized water, deionized water, or tap water. Selection of treatments was based on ease of accessibility or standardization. All feeders were weighed and replaced daily. Dead bees were counted and removed daily. The experiment was scheduled to run for a minimum of three weeks or until the control cages reached their median lifespans.
The second experiment left Varroa untreated while increasing the mortality rate by 10 percentage points until reaching a 100% increase, representing 10 years of data for 11 groups of colonies over 100 replicates each. The same metrics from the first experiment were collected with the addition of the average lifespan for in-hive bees in May, August, and December. For each group of colonies, 100% loss was divided by the total number of years alive to calculate an annual loss rate without replacement. These annual loss rates were then extrapolated to the operational level, where lost colonies are continuously replaced, and applied to each new cohort of colonies added over time. 2b1af7f3a8