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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On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

Animal Person

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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IFAW in the Philippines

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

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.

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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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!

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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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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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!

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.

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!

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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

ALF Continues Campaign Against UC Irvine

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From Bite Back: On July 10, 2009 3 vehicles and the home of a UC Irvine vivisector were hit by the ALF. 1 of his cars (the fanciest of the 4 in front) was doused with paint stripper. 2 others had red paint poured all over them. More red paint was splattered across his driveway, and "KILLER" was spray painted in huge red letters across his garage door so that all his neighbors could see what a cruel, sick person they live near

The Best in Vegan Education

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Other than being a vegan, the most important actions you can take to help animals who are used for food are: Give generously to organizations that help those sentient nonhumans directly, such as Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary , Maple Farm Sanctuary , Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary and Eastern Shore Sanctuary.

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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Online Survey on Ethics and Animals

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The survey is at EthicsAndAnimals.questionpro.com , and its closing date has been extended to Monday, July 13, 2009. The results will be first presented and discussed at the 12th International Vegan Festival, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 22-25, 2009 (more about it here ). A new survey is getting the attention of many within the global animal protection community.

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Animal Rights Zone Launches Today

Animal Person

Today is the launch of. I'm excited to be a blogger for Animal Rights Zone because its target market is people who don't usually subscribe to blogs. Also, it has the added bonus of organizing my content better than I have.

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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On Atheism and Veganism

Animal Person

For me, atheism and veganism go hand-in-hand. Most of us were born to or adopted by people who eat animals and believe in a god, and that was all a mere accident of birth and/or geography. But something inside us (and perhaps prompted by something outside us) gradually (or quickly) questioned what was occurring. We questioned traditions and rituals surrounding food and clothing as well as worship and community.

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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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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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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.

Russian President's Dogs Win It Big!!!

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Two of President Dmitry Medvedev's dogs won top prizes in the Eurasia 2009 dog show! Hooray! I thought he would be too busy writing best selling novels, composing award winning operas or ruling Russia to enter his dogs in contests and stuff. His third dog only got 2nd place, and will probably be assisting border guards near the Republic of Georgia or some other exciting place.

Some Groups that Still Support Animal Research

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From PETA's Animal Times (I tore out the page and there's no date anymore.but it was 2009). The US Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association *March of Dimes *American Heart Association *Susan G. Komen Foundation *British Heart Foundation *World Cancer Research Fund I can't tell you all what I do for a living because it's kind of sensitive, but let's just say that my unit has had dealings with Susan G. Komen and they are a pretty arrogant, corporate bunch (just an FYI!).

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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 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.

Vile Practices at Tulare County, CA Animal Shelter

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Michael Sargeant was originally charged with two felony bribery charges, but on May 13, 2009, he pled no contest to one misdemeanor count of engaging in anti-competitive practices. I grew up in the San Joaquin Valley and am familiar with Tulare County. That's why this action alert from the Animal Legal Defense Fund strikes a cord with me. From the ALDF blog. Arrested in June 2007, Michael J. Sargeant, William R. Harmon, and Ron C.

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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On Going Vegan

Animal Person

First I have to say that my husband and I were in our courtyard last night, with wine, vegan pizza with shiitakes, portobellos and chanterelles (still working through that five-pound bag of Daiya cheese), and Diana Krall playing. It was about 8:30 and we had seen 100+ kids in search of treats.

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