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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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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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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Huge Ivory Seizure in Malaysia

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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. Over at Animal Rights and AntiOppression , we’ve been discussing tactics and sharing our thoughts and experiences about what works and doesn’t work when it comes to advocacy.

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Vegan Atheist 40+ Parenting

Animal Person

I was going to change Animal Person to Vegan Atheist 40+ Parenting and come back to blogging. Doesn't have a ring to it at all, but a young man at Whole Foods yesterday called himself an "animal person" while ordering a roast beef wrap and I thought: Note to self-must change blog name if going to resume blogging. Hal Herzog writes about how many people who say they are vegetarians will also say they ate meat within the last 24 hours.

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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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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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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.

Mark Zuckerberg ‘Likes’ Two New Dogs

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LA-Based Zoom Room CEO and Dog Training Expert Explores the Breeds He Chose. Choosing the best dog to welcome into your family is a daunting task – even for someone like Mark Zuckerberg.

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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! And while many owners may know the calendar age of their cat, many aren’t as in tune to how old their cat really feels.

A Cute Story of Sandhill Surrogacy

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Aviculture Team Pair Orphaned Chick with Rescued Sandhill Crane. While caring for two rescued sandhill cranes – an injured adult and an orphaned chick – SeaWorld’s aviculture team put their problem-solving skills to work to create a successful surrogacy.

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Controversial Elephant Death at San Diego Zoo

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iego Zoo over death of elephant November 19, 2011 | 8:28 am 6116. Here's the full article from the Los Angeles Times. An animal rights group has called for a federal investigation into the death of an elephant at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Umoya, a 21-year-old African elephant, died Thursday, possibly due to injuries suffered during an attack by another elephant.

Celebrity Casino Royale Benefiting Charity

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Foundation , will take place at Avalon in Hollywood, CA on May 24th, 2011. Celebrity Casino Royale, hosted by The H.O.M.E. The star-studded, red carpet event benefits spcaLA, as well as the I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation.

Pretty Paws Giveaway

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Comment before midnight on February 3rd, 2011. We have a very fun giveaway from Pretty Paws! One lucky reader will get their choice of a personalized dog ID tag. There are a lot of different designs, made from hard-wearing polished stainless steel.

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Cheesehead for Pets

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That’s right friends, the SUPER BOWL is this weekend!! Do your pets get into the football frenzy with you? If you are cheering for Green Bay, why not let your pets cheer right along with you! With a simple cut and fold, you could have your very own cheesehead for your pet!

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What About Daisy?

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We are giving away one copy of “ What About Daisy? &# so be sure to enter at the end of this post! While shopping for pet food in 2008, Maryam Faresh and her partner Bruce Meade saw a sign hanging on the wall with a picture of a white puppy with spots and strange looking eyes.

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Get the Scoop on International Pooper Scooper Week

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If “every dog should have its day,” a whole week might make them feel even better.

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iPad Game for Cats (not humans)

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Do you have a cat and an iPad? Then this just might be the game for you (or rather, for your cat)! Let you cat chase a laser or a mouse! Just look at all the fun these big cats are having with the app!

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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! There are some interesting similarities between popular human names and pet names this year! Bella/Isabella was on the top 10 list for both pets and babies (Twilight fans?).

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Enjoy Helping Animals? Consider an Education in Zoology

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Today’s guest post is from Amy Silver. Amy is a Public Health student and an animal lover. She enjoys spending time with her two dogs, and suggests studying animal care for those who wish to turn their love into a career.

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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. Each charm represents a wish/intention for your pet. We got to try the “health” charm, which we felt would be perfect for our dog (she has had a lot of health troubles in her life).

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Animal Person at ARZone This Saturday

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. I'm honored to have been asked to be interviewed at the next worldwide Live Guest Chat hosted by ARZone. Questions must be submitted to Carolyn@ARZone.net by midnight GMT on Wednesday. Here 's the link to the page, and I hope to meet you there. Thanks! Mary Martin, PhD. . . . Activism

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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. The brand’s Tail Waggin’ Jingle Contest kicked off on June 9 at the 2011 CMA Fest in Nashville, TN, and culminates at a special event during CMA Awards Week ( [link] ) in November 2011. From now until Sept. 2, America is invited to vote for their favorite entry at WagginTrainBrand.com.

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Cute of the Day: Snowballs

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What is the weather like where you are? If you have a dog, does it also get covered in snowballs when they play in the snow? cute of the day cute video

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Giveaway: Dogswell Dog Food

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Here are the rules: Leave a comment on this post before midnight on May 20th, 2011. The smart choice IS A No Grainer! Would your dog love to try the a special new food from Dogswell ? We have a 15LB bag to giveaway to one lucky dog owner. Why would you want your dog to eat Nutrisca?

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What To Do If Your Dog Gets A Cold

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Sneezing, runny nose, headache, even fever: these are the things that we human beings experience when we have a cold. But having a cold is not just exclusive to us humans as our beloved pet dogs can get a cold too. But how do we determine if our dog has a cold? And most importantly, what to do if your dog gets a cold? Below are some facts and tips on what to do if this does happen do your dog.

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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. The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption tells the tale of how the dogs came to be rescued, and the extraordinary lengths that some very caring people went through to make sure the dogs got a second chance.

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Dog rescued in Japan!

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After being washed out to sea, and somehow surviving on top of the roof of the house that was washed out, this miracle dog was rescued! Amazing stories of survival keep coming out of Japan, and our hearts are lifted when we see stories like this one.

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On Fighting for "Animal Rights"

Animal Person

Being featured on ARZone's worldwide Live Guest Chat has reinvigorated my thinking about a couple of topics ( here 's the transcript). And then I read the "OMG!!!!!OED!!!!!LOL!!!!!" OED!!!!!LOL!!!!!" LOL!!!!!" in today's New York Times, and I couldn't resist posting. A couple of years ago I wrote about whether it's a good use of my time to be a purist about the term "animal rights" when most of the world doesn't have the same understanding of the term as I do.

Pet First Aid – What to Do in an Emergency

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When a pet gets injured or stops breathing, it can be a stressful and frightening situation. It’s crucial for all pet owners to have a basic understanding of common veterinary medical emergencies and basic first aid to help their pet in an emergency.

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Save the Chimps Video with Anjelica Huston

Critter News

chimpanzees animal rescue advocacy

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Hope for Hen Welfare

Critter News

July 8, 2011 – In a groundbreaking move that should result in the greatest advancement for farmed animals in U.S. A press release I received from the Farm Sanctuary. Animal Welfare Groups Win Industry Backing for First-Ever Federal Regulation of Hen Welfare Groundswell of Public Support Results in Full Court Press for Nationwide Law Protecting Chickens to Replace State-by-State Initiatives WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.