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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: Rudolph

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Cute of the day: Rudolph originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on December 1, 2009.

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Tiny Turtles

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The full story after the photo: SeaWorld Orlando Cares For Turtle Hatchlings – (August 24, 2009) – Aquarists at SeaWorld Orlando are providing round-the-clock care for three endangered loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings this week. Tiny Turtles originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 11, 2009. This is a little late, so I am sure they have grown by now, but just look at how adorable these little sea turtles are!

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The Happy Act

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The Happy Act originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 30, 2009. I wanted to share this email I received recently from the ASPCA. It concerns the Happy Act, which would be a great benefit for pet owners. Dear Animal Advocates, Introduced by Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, H.R. 3501—known as the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (“HAPPY”) Act—is a federal bill that would reward responsible pet parents by allowing them to keep more money in their pockets come tax time.

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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. If you have a dog, you need this book! It’s small enough to keep with you if you wanted, but jam packed with great information. Everything from how to give your dog CPR, to how to puppy proof your home.

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Top 50 Blogs for Animal Lovers

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Top 50 Blogs for Animal Lovers originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on November 4, 2009 We got news recently that we were listed in the Top 50 Blogs for Animal Lovers !! In fact, we were number one! Go check out the list when you get a chance, there are a lot of great blogs on it.

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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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Giveaway: FlexPet

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Giveaway: FlexPet originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on August 17, 2009. You may remember our post awhile back about a great product called FlexPet. Well, if your dog suffers from arthritis or joint pain, this giveaway is for you! One lucky reader will get a 3 month supply of this amazing supplement.

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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. In Australia, however, the endangered marsupial is making a comeback, due in large part to a recently launched “Save the Bilby&# fund.

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Carrot Cake for Dogs

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Carrot Cake for Dogs originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on November 2, 2009 I was happy to find this article in my inbox recently! Carrot cake, for dogs! Our dog LOVES carrots, and I think that this recipe sounds pretty tasty (I think that people might like it just as much as the dogs)! The recipe is part of an article on Guideposts, click here to read the whole thing. Doggie Carrot Cake. Ingredients. 1 cup whole wheat flour. 1 teaspoon soy flour.

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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! An easy way to protect your furry friend from mosquitoes. Bug Bam has launched a new mosquito-repelling dog tag to coincide with Heartworm Awareness Month in April.

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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!

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IFAW in the Philippines

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IFAW in the Philippines originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 18, 2009.

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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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Twick or Tweet

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Twick or Tweet originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 24, 2009 There is a cute, Halloween themed way to help the World Wildlife Fund via Twitter. It’s called Twick or Tweet, and all it takes is sending a “tweet&# to your friends! You can check out the website here , and start “twick or tweeting&# for animals.

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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!

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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? Her cute head tilts as I told her that she was having a birthday. Enjoy the cute below: Baby the Maltese turns 6!

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Sure it’s love, but can you afford it?

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originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 1, 2009. This is a great reminder post from Kristen Sullivan, a writer on the FiLife website. We’ve all been there, looking at those puppy eyes, or into the eyes of any adorable pet we may fall for. Sometimes it’s hard to think about the future costs of owning a pet when you are falling in love with that little face! She offers some good things to think about.

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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! The popular grooming tool has been improved with some great new features! We got a chance to take a sneak peek, and loved it so much that we want to share one with a lucky reader!

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The Secrets Inside Your Dog’s Mind

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The Secrets Inside Your Dog’s Mind originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on November 24, 2009. The Secrets Inside Your Dog’s Mind. By Carl Zimmer { source }. Brian Hare, assistant professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University, holds out a dog biscuit. “Henry!&# he says. Henry is a big black schnauzer-poodle mix–a schnoodle, in the words of his owner, Tracy Kivell, another Duke anthropologist.

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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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Rescue Spotlight: Second Acts

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Rescue Spotlight: Second Acts originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 12, 2009. Second Acts is a non-profit fund raising organization that distributes 100% of all donations received to small, volunteer-run animal rescue groups nationwide that adopt a no-kill policy. We thought that this was a great idea, and even though they don’t rescue animal directly, their help in funding rescues that need help is going to go a long way to finding animals homes!

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H1N1 and your pets.

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Although it was previously believed that cats were also safe, a cat in Iowa has now tested positive for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on November 10, 2009. With the latest news of finding the virus in a cat, here is an update about the H1N1 virus and how it affects your pets. Dogs are safe. Good news. According to theASPCA dogs have little chance of contracting swine flu.

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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)! Since we donate a portion of our ad revenue to Best Friends and the ASPCA, we really want to spread the word about our new ad program.

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The Shelter Pet Project

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The Shelter Pet Project originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 1, 2009. Did you know that every year, of the 8 million dogs and cats that enter animal shelters, 3 million of these healthy and treatable pets are euthanized? It is such a sad statistic. Luckily, The Shelter Pet Project hopes to change this!

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Saturday Night Wild!

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originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 5, 2009. The month of September is about to get wild each Saturday on the National Geographic channel! The fun starts tonight with a show called “Swamp of the Baboons&# , which takes a look at the complex social network of baboons in Botswana. It’s really interesting, with sexual domination and role playing being a central role in their survival!

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WCS Dogs Book Winner

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WCS Dogs Book Winner originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 2, 2009 We would like to announce the winner of the Worst Case Scenario Dogs book, and also tell you about a chance to win another great book from the WCS line! First, congrats to Melanie , who won our giveaway. Second, if you would like to know something from the people at Worst Case Scenario, and have a chance to win a copy of one of their books, visit this post and leave your comment.

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Dog Death Squads in China

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Dog Death Squads in China originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 13, 2009. I got this email from the IFAW recently and had to post it. I can’t even imagine being in a position where my government was telling me to kill my dog, or have it beaten to death. This is truly horrible, and hopefully the IFAW will be able to help stop it with your help.

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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. Ever, in fact. The good news is that if you know someone who needs to be schooled on all of the sordid details of factory farming, and appreciates good writing, this is a great book.

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Preparing Your Pet for Winter

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Preparing Your Pet for Winter originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 16, 2009. The following is a great guest post from the folks at Pet Care Education! Good tips for the coming cold season. PREPARING YOUR PET FOR WINTER. As the temperatures grow colder, many people are tempted to hunker down indoors with a comforter and hot beverages.

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The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

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The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 8, 2009. The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs , in Cleveland, OH is a wonderful organization! They take in older dogs and try to find them homes. The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs makes a lifelong commitment to the dogs they rescue. so even if the dog is too ill or too poorly socialized to be adopted into a loving home, that dog stays with an experienced Sanctuary foster caregiver for life.

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Cute of the day: Baby White Rhino!

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11, 2009. originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on November 13, 2009. TAMPA, Fla. November 12, 2008) – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomed a new baby white rhinoceros on Wednesday, Nov. The female rhino was born in the night quarters adjacent to their 26-acre white rhino habitat on Busch Gardens’ Serengeti Plain. Weighing in at an estimated 100 pounds, the newborn – who has yet to be named – is the third calf born to mother Mlaleni and father Tambo.

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Giveaway: Waterless Foaming Shampoo

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Giveaway: Waterless Foaming Shampoo originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 7, 2009. We have a great giveaway from Heaven Sent Natural Pet Products! Waterless foaming shampoo! As the name suggests, you don’t need water to use this shampoo. If your pet doesn’t like water, but really needs a bath, Pet Scents Waterless Foaming Shampoo is your answer. Moisturizes and cleanses without rinsing.

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12 Tips for new dog owners.

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April 15, 2009) – As the Obamas prepare to welcome home their first pet dog, Dr. Randy Kidd, holistic veterinarian and herbalist and veterinary adviser of Rainbow Light, a leader in natural nutrition since 1981, provides a few “first” tips to ease the transition and ensure a long and healthy life ahead. This is a great article, and while it is geared towards the new dog at the White House, the tips are important for anyone who is getting ready to welcome a new furry friend into the family.

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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! And that is just what he will do just that throughout the series, from teaching dogs to help with making the bed, to fetching a beer, to riding a tandem bicycle.

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Dog Gone Smart Beds

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Dog Gone Smart Beds originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 28, 2009. Baby the Maltese recently got a chance to try out a great product from Dog Gone Smart Beds. We were pretty excited to get this bed, because it’s just not any old pet bed! Read on to learn more. Not only is it very comfortable for her to lay in, but it’s made of cutting edge nanotechnology which takes it’s cues from nature on how to keep clean and dry!

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Waterless Shampoo Winner

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Waterless Shampoo Winner originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 17, 2009 Congrats to our giveaway winner, Meghan, who wrote “I like how their products have extra benefits, beyond just getting rid of fleas, or dirt. For example tea tree oil and eucalyptus is an antibiotic and an antiseptic. So it can help animals heal from minor cuts and bites, and keep the area clean.&#. We hope that you like it!

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Fabulous Pet Names

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Fabulous Pet Names originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on November 21, 2009. The Limited recently launched Fabulous Pet Names , a social media campaign to promote its new pet clothing line. The Limited wants to hear the fun and quirky stories behind how you came up with your pet’s name. Participating is easy: submit a photo of your pet and tell how you came up with your pet’s name.

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Trader Joe's Eggs NOT Humane

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I decided to look online for some information regarding the "Organic Free Range Eggs" that Trader Joe's, my favorite store, sells. Here is what their web site says. A Note About Eggs At Trader Joe's we listen to what our customers tell us about the choices we give them. Thanks to their valued feedback, in 2005 we made an important change in our egg selection. As of this time, all Trader Joe's brand eggs come only from cage-free hens.

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