Earth Hour 2011

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Earth Hour 2011 takes place tomorrow, March 26, 2011 ! People, businesses and iconic buildings around the world will switch off their lights for an hour at 8:30pm local time.

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Happy 2011!

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Celebrate safely, and we look forward to seeing you in 2011 Thank you dear readers for a wonderful 2010!! We are excited for the coming year, and hope to keep bringing you fun, animal related content.

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Trending Sources

Top 25 Pet Names of 2011

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Banfield Pet Hospital has compiled the top 25 pet names of 2011! Banfield has quite the patient database with over 780 hospitals across the country, so they would certainly be able to figure out the most popular pet names! We wanted to share them with you!

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Petfinder.com Adopt the Internet Day 2011

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In honor of Petfinder.com’s 15th birthday , they want everyone to spread the word about pet adoption on March 15, 2011. March 15th is “Adopt the Internet Day&# ! What is it and how do you help?

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On "Imposing" Our Beliefs on Our Children

Animal Person

It's fascinating, how what 98% of Americans do with their children is called "parenting" and "guidance." It can also be referred to as "transmission of culture," with its handing down of the trappings, rituals, holidays and even mutilations of religion and ethnicity.

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Where Does Vegan Baby Sky Get Her Protein?

Animal Person

I'm constantly asked about the details of Baby Sky's life. Where does she get her protein? How are her bones going to grow without cow's milk? You mean she's never eaten bacon? Are you a communist? At Baby Sky's 15 month checkup she landed at about the 75th percentile for height and weight.

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Hal Herzog's "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat"

Animal Person

Hal Herzog’s “ Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat ” (Harper 2011), though fascinating, is ultimately depressing for vegans and animal rights activists.

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Giveaway: Royal Bitch Couture

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You may leave a comment daily until the giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday May 15, 2011. We have a fun giveaway for our stylish dog lovers! Royal Bitch Couture is giving you the chance to win one of 10 tees, just in time for summer!

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See AFRICAN CATS, Save the Savanna!

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An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, “African Cats” leaps into theatres on Earth Day, April 22, 2011. African Cats ,” which will be released in theaters worldwide, opens in North America on April 22, 2011.

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On Stanley and Family Commitments

Animal Person

He's 79 pounds of muscle, he sports a tuxedo, he's got gorgeous teeth (a first for the hounds in our house) and he's very shy. And afraid of men.

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Giveaway: Science Diet Senior 11 Age Defying Cat Food

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Leave a comment on this post before midnight on August 30th, 2011 letting us know what your cat’s age is according to the quiz. As you may know, cats are known to live very long lives….21 21 years or more!

Huge Ivory Seizure in Malaysia

Critter News

December 2011. Possibly the largest ever. full story here in Wildlife Extra News. Malaysian authorities have seized a staggering 15 tonnes of elephant ivory in Port Klang, just west of Kuala Lumpur; the sixth and by far the largest major seizure involving Malaysia in recent months, quite possibly the largest ever. ivory wildlife trafficking smuggling elephants malaysia

“African Cats” Giveaway!

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An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, “African Cats” leaps into theaters on Earth Day, April 22, 2011. To enter simply leave a comment on this post before April 22, 2011. Win a copy of African Cats: The Story Behind the Film!

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Angel Tree Campaign To Help Homeless Pets at 70 Shelters

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I was really excited to hear about an Angel Tree program for pets. The program, which is run by Best Friends Pet Care , is now in it’s 11th year!

Angry Birds for your pets!

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Put down your phone and play Angry Birds with your pet! Thanks to Hartz, you can now enjoy your favorite game in real life with your dog or cat! We have been addicted to Angry Birds for some time now, but now our dog is addicted too!

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Clarification on Messaging

Animal Person

Vegan education/advocacy for animals is easiest for me when I know my audience. And by "know," I mean I have a relationship with them and/or I understand what drives them, what they appreciate and what they can tolerate.

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An Invitation to Live Consistently in 2011

Animal Ethics

In her well-reasoned and thoughtful Huffington Post column , Kathy Stevens invites all of us to let 2011 be the year that we finally decide to live in accordance with our own most cherished values. Happy Holidays

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Pet Portraits from Paint the Pet

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Chelsea is offering our readers 15% off all orders placed and paid for by Oct 15, 2011 , and 10% off all greeting cards ordered in that time frame as well (shipping is not included in price listed). We were so excited when Chelsea wrote us about her business, Paint the Pet.

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Energy Muse- Energy Paws!

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Comment before midnight on November 10, 2011. Please be sure to read on for the giveaway. Energy Muse is a wonderful company that makes accessories for humans, and even for pets! Energy Paws are special charms that attach to your pet’s collar.

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Waggin’ Train Tail Waggin’ Jingle Contest

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Five finalists will be flown to Nashville, TN, during CMA Awards week in November 2011 to perform their jingle at a private event in front of Trace Adkins. From now until Sept. 2, America is invited to vote for their favorite entry at WagginTrainBrand.com.

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On Dogs and Unconditional Love

Animal Person

Saturday was the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of my Charles Hobson Booger, III and it got me thinking about how easy he was to love. Everyone loved him. Okay, not everyone. There was that little Westie whose vulva he bit early on. Yes, vulva.

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Giveaway: The Lost Dogs

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Leave a comment on this post before midnight on September 14, 2011. Called the “Vicktory Dogs” by many, the 47 pit bulls who survived Michael Vick’s cruelty have struck a chord with the nation.

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8 Reasons Why Bringing Your Dog To Work Is A Good Idea

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Office Life – 8 Reasons Why Bringing Your Dog To Work Is A Good Idea. Today’s guest post is from Lloyd Burrell. Lloyd is an animal lover and enjoys blogging on the office theme.

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Mexico and US Go at it Again Over Dolphin-Labeling and Tuna

Critter News

WTO appeals deadline extended to January At its last meeting on 11 November, the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) decided to extend the deadline for submitting an appeal on the latest Tuna-Dolphin (DS381) ruling issued in September (see Bridges Weekly, 21 September 2011).Washington From the Bridges Weekly Trade News Digest.

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Giveaway: OINK: My Life With Mini-Pigs

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Just leave a comment on this post before midnight on November 12, 2011. What happens when two mini-pigs join a family that already has a cat, a dog, and a chicken? Find out in this charming true story about life with mini-pigs!

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Walk for Farm Animals Scheduled for this Fall

Critter News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Meredith Turner, Farm Sanctuary, 646-369-6212, mturner@farmsanctuary.org 2011 Walk for Farm Animals Aims to Raise $1 Million for Abused and Neglected Farm Animals Thousands of People in More Than 35 Cities Across North America to Gather for Family-Friendly Event That Promotes Compassion for ALL Animals WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. From the Farm Sanctuary.

Sneeze Prone? Top 5 Dogs for Allergy Suffers

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When I was 12-years-old, my 6 pound Chihuahua was involved in a tragic fatal accident. It was bit of a traumatic experience for me and I vowed to never own an animal again. About 15 years later I finally began to have a change of heart.

Diabetes in pets.

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Additionally, now through December 31, 2011, VCA Animal Hospitals is offering a savings of $250 on Senior Best Care Comprehensive Checkups for pets seven years and older. November was National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, were you aware that just like humans, dogs and cats can also get diabetes? In fact, one in 200 cats and one in 500 dogs has diabetes. As with most medical conditions, early detection and treatment of diabetes is recommended and can help with treatment.

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Heifer International

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Did you know that 63 percent of Americans have a pet? Not only do we love our pets as part of the family, but many times our pets become guides and even therapy aids. It’s even been shown that having a pet helps us live longer, happier, lives.

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Giveaway: The Dog Trainer’s Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet

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If you would like a chance to enter just leave a comment on this post before midnight on November 20th, 2011.

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A Chance for Bliss

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A Chance for Bliss takes in and provides lifetime care for senior and special needs animals, as well as those others who are facing end of life circumstances.

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Jeter’s Favorite Sweet Potato Chips

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Top Chef Alum Carmen Gonzalez (Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” Season 2) has created a pet-friendly “Sweet Potato Chip” recipe to show her support for Rock & Rawhide !

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Doggie Language!

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Source: flickr.com via Andrea on Pinterest. just for fun

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Doggie Devotion line from Fetch!

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Fetch Product Designs was founded in Spring 2011 to create unique, quality, high-end pillows and home décor featuring “man’s best friend”. Fetch! Product Design limited edition “ Doggie Devotion ” throw pillows are just what your favorite dog lover needs for their home!

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Cat Anatomy (infographic)

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Another fun and educational infographhic. This time, if you have ever had questions about cat anatomy, you might just get them answered! Cat Anatomy graphic created by Matt Beswick for Pet365. Click here to view the full post. pet care

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Busch Gardens’ Baby Cheetah Gets a New Puppy Pal

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Just a month after Busch Gardens took in a cheetah cub whose mother wasn’t caring for it, the park’s animal care team has identified the perfect four-legged friend for the 8-week-old cat: a 16-week old female yellow Labrador puppy.

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Minimising your cat’s stress when visiting the vet

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There are a lot of aspects which surround taking a trip to the vet that can make animals feel uneasy. Cats in particular are renowned for kicking up a fuss when it comes to making a visit to the clinic and some owner’s concerns for their kitties are rewarded with screeches and scratches.

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Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest

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Beneful brand dog food will unveil America’s first Dream Dog Park in Johns Creek, GA, on June 15, 2011.

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Tribute to War Heroes…at Both Ends of the Leash

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On November 7th, Capitol Hill’s “ Tribute to War Heroes…at Both Ends of the Leash ” celebrated America’s military heroes. Not only did the event celebrate veterans, but also the heroic dogs who serve our country with them! “We

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Ground Zero Hero

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On September 11, 2011, Sarah will be attending a Recognition Ceremony to honor all working dogs and their handlers, veterinarians, and VMATs (veterinary medical assistance teams) who worked at the 9/11 sites.

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Unlikely Healer Walks on Three Paws

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The initial implementation of Henry’s program has had such a substantial impact that it has been named the subject of the first in-service training of 2011. Half a decade ago, in a little mountain town about 60 miles northeast of San Diego, a feral kitten dragged his front left leg uselessly.

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Unlikely Animal Friends 2

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Set your DVRs for this fun and fascinating show from the National Geographic Chanel! Unlikely Animal Friends 2 premieres Friday, January 7, 2010, at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

How to Plan a Vegan Wedding

Creature Talk

I’m sorry for my incredible inactivity these past several months. I mean, I have been M.I.A. But I have a somewhat reasonable excuse, you guys: in September, I got engaged!

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