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Seattle Animal Shelter's Critter Team

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Here is an article in the Seattle Times about the lesser known small animal area at the Seattle Animal Shelter. Tags: seattle animal shelter We used to volunteer for that program.

Sea Lions Shot Near Seattle

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Seattle People Helping Protect Seal Pups

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Seattle Considers Ban on Pit Bulls

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Stupid Seattle Seahawks Fans Would Take "Sick Vick"

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An informal poll shows that 51 percent of Seattle Seahawks fans would actually welcome Vick to the team. Tags: pit bull seattle animal cruelty Michael Vick sick Sometimes I can't believe the stupidity and callousness of people. Talk about desperation to win something at any cost. What a pathetic bunch.

Woodland Park Zoo and its Controversial Elephant Breeding Efforts

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An article in today's Seattle Times about Woodland Park Zoo's attempts over the last 20 years to breed elephants. seattle zoo woodland park zoo captive breeding elephantsVery controversial with organizations such as In Defense of Animals, PETA and the Northwest Animal Rights Network. They say it's cruel.

Chicken Wars in the Pacific Northwest

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Silent Auction to Benefit Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

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Garbage Found in Dead Whale

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From the Seattle Times. A gray whale that died after stranding on a West Seattle beach had a large amount of trash in its stomach, ranging from a pair of sweatpants to a golf ball, said biologists who examined the animal. Tags: seattle whale marine life pollution Starvation was not considered a major contributor to its death.

Man Busted for Bear Gall Bladders in Washington State

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Dead Sea Lions in Puget Sound - Again

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On Monday, a sea lion was found dead on West Seattle’s Lincoln Park beach. The one found in West Seattle was a California sea lion, protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. seattle State of Washington marine life marine animals sea lions puget soundThis has happened before.

NARN Protests Fur Store in Everett, WA

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What's the Truth About Woodland Park Zoo's Elephants?

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I live in Seattle where Woodland Park Zoo is located. Tags: conservation seattle woodland park zoo elephants endangered species I just don't know what to think. On the one hand, Woodland Park is very proud of its elephant conservation program and its elephant residents. I'm definitely open to feedback.

King County, WA to Consider Law Against Continuous Dog-Chaining

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This article was actually on the first page of the soon-to-be-exclusively online Seattle PI. Tags: chained dogs seattle legislation us While I know that sometimes people have little choice when it comes to keeping their animals outdoors, you can still tell when the animal is cared for. And he is simply one of many.

Janet Jackson Continues as Spokesperson for Mink Fur Company

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The Seattle-based company supplies “the finest, most luxurious and exclusive ranch-raised natural black mink.” seattle mink furWhat is the attraction of fur? I just don't get it. Wear your own damn skin! I'm disappointed in Janet Jackson and am totally taking her stuff off Rhapsody. No way will I add Jennifer Lopez either.

Blog for Rescued Dogs in Western Washington

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Puppy Mill Busted in Gold Bar, Washington

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This story comes out of Gold Bar in Snohomish County, north of Seattle (where we latte-sucking liberals live.) Tags: seattle puppy mills Several dead puppies also were found in a freezer, and two dead dogs were found elsewhere on the premises. Eighty-seven of the dogs were living in a converted attic.

Possible New Sonar Rules to Protect Marine Life

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From the Seattle P-I (yep, the online newspaper!). Tags: seattle navy marine life whales pacific northwest The use of sonar is controversial because of its harmful effects on marine life such as whales. The Navy has been able to get away with using it for "national security" reasons. On the negative side.

King County Animal Shelters Still in Trouble

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Brilliant David Horsey Cartoon

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David Horsey is the brilliant political cartoonist for the Seattle P-I. This cartoon summarizes Sarah Palin to a "T.".

Awful Horse and Carriage Crash in NYC

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They have them here in Seattle. Can crashes into carriage. Just so inhumane and dangerous. I just hate them, although it sounds like NYC is particularly bad. horse carriages horses new york city

More Disturbing Information on BP Emerges

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Here's a good article in the Seattle Times about BP corporate misbehavior. I had no idea. You really have to hand it to their PR people.

Psychiatrist Arrested for Trafficking in Gall Bladders

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From the Seattle P-I: A Japanese psychiatrist with a home in Seattle is facing poaching and gun-possession charges following allegations that he poached several black bears and tried to smuggle gallbladders back to Japan. So, it's not just rednecks in Washington State who are doing this.

Campaign Calling for Circus Ban in Britain

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When they tried to ban circuses in Seattle about 10 years ago, there was this big outcry. I hope they can do it. I absolutely despise circuses. The campaigners claim polls show 90 percent of the public would support such a ban. Hmmmm.sounds awfully high to me. It was actually pretty weird.

It's Tough to Report about OHSU's Primate Lab

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I wish the Seattle weeklies would at least try to cover the University of Washington's Primate Center. Sounds like there can be a whole lot of drama surrounding the Willamette Week's attempts to report about this place. Here's an example.

"Sick Vick" About to be Signed

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If it's the Seattle Seahawks, I may have to move. "Sick Vick" is on his way to a new team. Who will it be? Early rumors swirled around the Patriots or the Steelers.

Suit Filed Over Cows Killed to Drive Up Milk Prices

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Excerpted from the Seattle P-I. A Seattle law firm is taking on dairies, claiming that a price-fixing scheme has consumers paying too much for milk. The group turned to Seattle attorney Steve Berman, who filed the suit claiming more than half a million U.S. If the dairy companies were doing this, well, that's cold!

Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants

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I'm surprised that Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle didn't make it. This list was issued by In Defense of Animals last month. Here they are. San Antonio Zoo (Texas) Edmonton Valley Zoo (Canada), Buttonwood Park Zoo (Mass.), Central Florida Zoo (Fla.), Niabi Zoo (Ill.), Topeka Zoo (Kan.), Honolulu Zoo (Hawaii), Wildlife Safari (Ore.),

Rescue Spotlight: Rabbit Meadows

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Rabbit Meadows is a rescue group out of Seattle. They also have a huge vision and mission for their sanctuary!

PETA to Run Billboards Against the University of Washington's Animal Research

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I live in Seattle and, while I don't always agree with PETA, I hate the UW's animal research practices. I don't believe these animals get the quality of care they deserve for the suffering they undergo. If you "humanize" the animal and grow attached, how can you conduct experiments on it? You have to objectify them and they suffer for it.

Don't Buy Animals For Your Kid Because You Saw it in a Movie

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Having cared for guinea pigs at the Seattle Animal Shelter, I can tell you that guinea pigs are certainly cute. The latest movie to prompt this kind of behavior is G-Force. The heroes are a pair of guinea pigs. Here is a CBS article that at least explains basic care for guinea pigs. They are also the messiest animals on the planet.

Physicians Committee Accuses University of Washington of Cruelty to Ferrets

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I live in Seattle and I am always skeptical of how the UW treats its lab animals. Full story in the Seattle Times. I had never heard of the use of ferrets in medical research though. News to me. The complaining group, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, based in Washington, D.C.,

Elk Hunting For Idiots

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From the Seattle PI: The killing of about seven elk cornered in a farm pasture in eastern Skagit County has spurred state officials to close the elk archery season in the area and angered others who either witnessed or heard about the killings. Even other hunters were disgusted: "How can you call that hunting?" Good Lord.

Cookie and Coco: Anatomy of an Internet Chain Email

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Someone told us it involved Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue. We are once again getting a lot of hits over the saga of Cookie and Coco. They are two dogs that once needed to be adopted. They eventually were (in 2007, I believe. But, the story won't die. You can read about our coverage of it here. People keep forwarding this chain email around.

Charity Navigator Gives People for Puget Sound "Three Stars"

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We live in Seattle and I think it's very important to remember our oceans and the life that reside there. I recently signed up with Charity Navigator, an online service that provides financial information about and ratings for specific charities. Anyway, they received three out of four stars. Here is a snapshot of their 2007 budget breakdown.

Foie Gras Disappearing From San Diego Restaurants

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Here in Seattle, NARN (Northwest Animal Rights Network) has been staging protests at a local restaurant that serves foie gras. They've caught a lot of grief over it. They get laughed at by patrons and they are criticized by local paper The Stranger. I can't say I've always felt it was the best use of time.

Puppy Mill Raids in Western Washington

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We live in Seattle, which is part of King County. What a mess. Up north are Snohomish County and Skagit County where two puppy mill raids have led to the rescue of almost 600 pregnant dogs, about 80 percent of whom are pregnant. (We We blogged about the Gold Bar, Snohomish County, raid last week). Keeping abuse in the family!

Northern Arapahoes Given Right to Kill Eagles for Religious Purposes

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From the Seattle PI. A federal government decision to allow a Wyoming tribe to kill two bald eagles for a religious ceremony is a victory for American Indian sovereignty as well as for long-suppressed religious freedoms, the tribe says. The U.S. bald eagle us fish and wildlife religion native americans hunting us tribes

Washington Town to Become Horse Slaughter Capital?

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Stanwood is right near where we live in Seattle and, sadly, home to Pigs Peace Animal Sanctuary which rescues all kinds of animals. I can only imagine how they feel. From the Sky Valley Chronicle. A new report in the Staug News of St. Augustine, Florida doesn’t mince any words when it comes to what’s afoot in the Stanwood area.

The Cat that takes the Purrfect Shot!

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His pictures have been displayed in Chicago and Seattle and sell for $265 dollars a shot. By Casey Selleck, King of the Web. Other pet parents!