Humane Society University to Offer Courses in Fall 2009

Critter News

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.

2009 100

BOCA to Stop Using Eggs by End of 2009

Critter News

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.

2009 100

Trending Sources

2009 Animal Rights Conference Scheduled for July 16-20

Critter News

It's in Los Angeles this year.

2009 100

2009 is the Year of the Tiger

Critter News

With only 3,200 tigers left in the wild.

2009 100

New Podcast for Week Ending February 13, 2009

Critter News

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.

2009 100

Cute of the day: Rudolph

4 The Love Of Animals

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

2009 151

Cute of the day: A bigger bed!

4 The Love Of Animals

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!

2009 151

Tiny Turtles

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

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.

2009 230

The Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guide, Dogs!

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

Skunks 188

Oh those dramatic animals!

4 The Love Of Animals

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!

Little Fanaticos Soccer Dog Jerseys

4 The Love Of Animals

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!

Italy 208

Talking Animals

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

Animal 151

How to Open a Banana

4 The Love Of Animals

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!

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

Home 4 The Holidays

4 The Love Of Animals

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

2009 100

Giveaway: FlexPet

4 The Love Of Animals

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!

2009 196

Baby the Maltese turns 6!

4 The Love Of Animals

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?

2009 151

Cute of the day: The Real Energizer Bunny

4 The Love Of Animals

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!

2009 141

Good Idea: Bug Bam Dog Tags!

4 The Love Of Animals

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!

Tagged 194

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.

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.

Dog Joy: The Happiest Dogs in the Universe

4 The Love Of Animals

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?

Dogs 190

Giveaway: The FURminator (newest version)!

4 The Love Of Animals

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!

2009 163

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.

Goats 56

Skip the malls, shop to help animals instead!

4 The Love Of Animals

originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on November 25, 2009. What if you could win $5,000 and help shelter pets, just by doing your holiday shopping? You can skip the crowds on Black Friday, do your shopping from home, and help pets all at the same time!

2009 169

Rescue Spotlight: Second Acts

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

Rescue 170

Quacker the duck cools off!

4 The Love Of Animals

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!

Ducks 130

Amazing Dog Rescue on Ice!

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

Congo 52

Top 50 Blogs for Animal Lovers

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

Giveaway: $25 Amazon Gift Card!

4 The Love Of Animals

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)!

2009 163

The Shelter Pet Project

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

SUPERFETCH!

4 The Love Of Animals

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!

2009 141

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.

Egypt 52

The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

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.

Cute of the day: Baby White Rhino!

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

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.

Feral 52

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).