Humane Society University to Offer Courses in Fall 2009

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Undergraduate degrees and graduate certificates in animal studies, animal policy and advocacy, and humane leadership will begin in fall of 2009. Very cool! I've been looking for something like this for a long time. From the Humane Society's press release.

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BOCA to Stop Using Eggs by End of 2009

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On March 19, 2009 a company representative emailed Compassion Over Killing: "…I am pleased to let you know the BOCA brand will be eliminating eggs in all of its products by the end of this year. Totally missed this story from about a month ago. We anticipate all BOCA products will be egg free in 2010." By removing eggs from their ingredient list, BOCA is withdrawing financial support for factory farms that use battery-cages. They are striking a blow against the cruel egg industry.

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2009 Animal Rights Conference Scheduled for July 16-20

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It's in Los Angeles this year.

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2009 is the Year of the Tiger

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With only 3,200 tigers left in the wild.

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New Podcast for Week Ending February 13, 2009

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In this week’s podcast ending February 13, 2010: **Britain’s Ministry of Defense defends its use of pigs as subjects in explosives testing; **an elephant expert argues for the closing of the elephant exhibit at the Toronto Zoo; **the State of Hawaii seeks to toughen penalties for dog fighting; **Animal rights groups protest the Canadian seal hunt in the shadow of the 2010 Olympics.

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Cute of the day: A bigger bed!

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originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 13, 2009. Yes, I do believe someone could use a bigger bed. Cute of the day: A bigger bed!

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Home 4 The Holidays

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Home 4 The Holidays originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on December 21, 2009.

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On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

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I immensely enjoyed "EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED" (even on the big screen) and eagerly anticipated "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer. His writing is beautiful, though I do have to admit that I haven't seen "shit" and its variations so frequently in one printed piece in quite a while.

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Oh those dramatic animals!

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originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on November 4, 2009. Two funny videos to make you giggle! First up, the original “Dramatic Chipmunk&#. Second, the Geico Gecko’s take, a “Dramatic Gecko&#. Is your pet dramatic? Oh those dramatic animals!

Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

Creature Talk

I get frustrated when people suggest that all Pit bulls are a danger to society. I work with someone, in fact, who is so prejudiced against these beautiful dogs, that she will leave a dog park with her dogs if a pit bull arrives.

What Matters to Animals…

Creature Talk

The weekend of June 13th and 14th I went to an animal rights conference in the Twin Cities called Their Lives, Our Voices. Much like last year, it was awesome. I took notes and hope to write a few entries on what I learned there.

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Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog

Creature Talk

This video just melts my heart. It is a great example of how loving and selfless non-human animals can be. The whole idea that so many people hold that says somehow humans have a monopoly on emotions kind of gets tossed out the window when you see something like this. We could all learn a little something from this Hero Dog! more about “ Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog - … “, posted with vodpod.

Little Fanaticos Soccer Dog Jerseys

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Little Fanaticos Soccer Dog Jerseys originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 6, 2009. Love soccer? Does your dog love it too? If so, then Little Fanaticos is the site for you! Just look at how adorable the soccer jersey for dogs looks on Baby the Maltese!

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Cute of the day: The Real Energizer Bunny

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Cute of the day: The Real Energizer Bunny originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 30, 2009. This video has had me smiling for days! Love the bun!

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Talking Animals

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Talking Animals originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 29, 2009. There is a really fun post about the 7 Greatest Talking Animals of All Time ! Check out the post to see all of them, but this was my favorite of the 7.

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How to Open a Banana

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How to Open a Banana originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on August 29, 2009. Want to know the most effective way to open a banana? Watch the “pros&# ! The primates know what their doing!

Quacker the duck cools off!

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originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on August 10, 2009. Looks like someone knows how to beat the summer heat! Quacker the duck struts his stuff in the pool. How do your pets beat the summer heat? Quacker the duck cools off!

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Amazing Dog Rescue on Ice!

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originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on August 6, 2009. Just proves how much we love our dogs! Untamed and Uncut airs Sundays at 9pm on Animal Planet. For more video, go to [link]. Amazing Dog Rescue on Ice!

Let’s Catch Up!

Creature Talk

There have been SO many things I’ve wanted to write about lately, but I’ve let summer get the best of me and been a bad little blogger.

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Good Idea: Bug Bam Dog Tags!

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originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 13, 2009. Even though it’s turning to fall in our neck of the woods, I have still noticed the ever annoying mosquito out and about. That is why I think that these are such a good idea!

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Baby the Maltese turns 6!

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originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on December 4, 2009. We want to know, do you celebrate you pets birthdays? We celebrated the birthday of Baby the Maltese. She turned 6! Of course we had treats, socks, and lots of cuddles. Cutest moment of the day?

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Vegan Food & Adorable Wild Chickens in Hawaii

Creature Talk

At the end of April I went to Hawaii with my boyfriend and my family. We had such an amazing time, and I have meant to post some pictures ever since! Now it’s JUNE and here I am finally doing it. Anyway, there are still some wild chickens in Hawaii, and I snapped a few photos of them.

Want a Career in Animal Rights?

Creature Talk

Now might be your chance! Compassionate Action for Animals in Minneapolis, MN is now hiring!

Egypt Kills Thousands of Pigs for No Reason

Creature Talk

Source: NY Times online. The pig you see here being dangled by the leg is still just a baby, and by now he is already dead and thrown away for absolutely no reason, as are the rest of the 300,000 pigs in Egypt. According to the New York Times, “Egypt ordered the pig slaughter even though there hasn’t been a single case of swine flu there and no evidence that pigs have spread the disease.&# I find this so frustrating.

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Dog Joy: The Happiest Dogs in the Universe

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Dog Joy: The Happiest Dogs in the Universe originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on November 24, 2009. Anyone who knows dogs also knows that dogs know how to live life. They sure can get happy and excited, even over the littlest things! Is there anything better than a happy dog?

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Eating Eggs is Eating Cruelty

Creature Talk

Egg laying hens are arguably the most abused animals on today’s factory farms. More often than not, they are confined so tightly to wire cages that they cannot stretch their wings, clean themselves, turn around, or exhibit any of their normal behaviors at all.

The Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guide, Dogs!

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Leave a comment on this post before midnight on Tuesday September 1, 2009. originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on August 25, 2009. The Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guide: Dogs (Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guides) is an awesome resource for all dog owners.

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Vegan Betty Crocker

Creature Talk

I never used to bake. Ever. I think there were 2 main things that kept me from baking: 1) baked goods only lead me to eating more junk food, and 2) eggs. Eggs gross me out - always have. Every time I would eat them in my pre-vegan days, I’d feel sick afterward.

Chimpanzees are NOT “Pets”

Creature Talk

Earlier this week a Connecticut woman was attacked by a 200 pound chimpanzee named Travis who had been kept as a pet for 14 years. The woman was friends with the chimp’s “owner&# , and was called to help coax him back indoors after he escaped using a key to unlock the front door.

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A Victory for Turkeys

Creature Talk

All too often even the most egregious cases of animal abuse go without any substantial punishment. This seems even more true when the victim is a “food&# animal. However, I saw some good news today that gives me some hope that times may be changing (slowly, but changing nonetheless).

Giveaway: The FURminator (newest version)!

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If you want a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post before midnight on December 15th, 2009. originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on December 8, 2009. There’s a new FURminator on the block, and it’s better than ever!

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Cute of the Day: the bilby!

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originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on November 6, 2009. Outside of Australia, the bilby is a little-known animal that occasionally draws comparisons to Star Wars’ Yoda character.

A call for votes.

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originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on December 3, 2009 This isn’t animal related, but we are finalists in a great contest! Our DIY Drama was chosen as one of the top 10 finalists. We would love to have your votes to help us win.

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Finally. Jasmine the Greyhound

Animal Person

I received this steadily for a month or two and still find it heartwarming. And for all of you naysayers, it was verified by Snopes. * In 2003, police in Warwickshire, England, opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog. It had been locked in the shed and abandoned.

Giveaway: $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 30, 2009. A special Halloween treat to all our readers… a fun giveaway to one of our favorite shops, Amazon.com! Because we LOVE Halloween… and also because we want to announce our new advertising rates (just $5 a month)!

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Celebrate Mother’s Day!

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The show airs on Sunday May 10th, 2009 at 9:00pm ET/PT. You may comment daily until the giveaway ends on May 10th, 2009. Want to celebrate all the mothers? Not just the human kind? Then I have a show and book for you!

Rally to Rescue Story Contest

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“Doing More for Pets&# Rescue Stories Contest Puts Focus on Pet Adoption and Goal of Finding Homes for 300,000 Deserving Pets by the End of 2009. Rally to Rescue Story Contest originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on August 13, 2009.

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SUPERFETCH!

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originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 3, 2009. SUPERFETCH is a new show that premiers tonight on Animal Planet. The show features extreme pet trainer and YouTube sensation Zak George. Zak believes he can teach anyone how to teach any pet how to perform any trick!

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Good Idea: Snuggie for Dogs!

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originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on August 9, 2009. The Snuggie, which has become a bit of a sensation, is now available for dogs! It even comes with a “talking dog tag&# , which isn’t such a bad idea either.

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The Best in Vegan Education

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