West Hollywood, CA, Approves Fur Ban

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It's the first fur ban in the United States. california legislation fur fashion animal lawHere's hoping there are many more to come!

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Scotch Fur Fighter

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The Scotch Fur Fighter Pet Hair Sweeper is designed to help you keep your hard surfaces free from pet hair. The Scotch Fur Fighter Pet Hair Sweeper has a flexible and thin design to target built-up fur in pesky, hard-to-reach places such as under and in-between appliances and furniture.

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Activists Set Fire to Idaho Fur Store

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Animal rights activists claimed responsibility on Monday for a fire that caused $100,000 in damage to a Boise-area store that sells fur coats and fireworks, authorities said. No one was injured in the early morning blaze at Rocky Mountain Fur & Fireworks, a retailer in Caldwell, Idaho, about 30 miles northwest of the state capital. activism fur animal rights idahoI just don't support these tactics. I hate fur.it's s disgusting.

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Canada's Military Goes Back to Fur Hats

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Canada's military is reverting to issuing real fur winter hats to soldiers, replacing synthetic tuques for winter use, the Department of Defense announced. An initial order for 1,000 of the new "Yukon" hats with muskrat fur has been placed at a cost of $65,000, the Globe and Mail reported. canada furI think this is just stubbornness. Excerpted from UPI.

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Group Seeks to Ban Chinese Fur Trade with Australia

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Humane Society International (HSI) called on Wednesday for a ban on the fur trade to Australia. The call was issued after the animal rights group discovered that the fur were sourced from the raccoon dog in China, ABC Radio Australia reports. About 10 million dogs in China are killed for their fur, prompting an animal rights group to seek a ban on fur trade to Australia. The dog fur are used are inside lining for ugg boots. GRUESOME!

Janet Jackson Continues as Spokesperson for Mink Fur Company

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What is the attraction of fur? Given the fact that Jackson is representing a company that traffics in the fur trade, animal rights activists might get their feathers ruffled by Jackson’s continued associations with a luxe fur brand. Jennifer Lopez has dealt with the same criticisms for her repeated wearing of fur products. seattle mink furI just don't get it. Wear your own damn skin! I'm disappointed in Janet Jackson and am totally taking her stuff off Rhapsody.

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Sneeze Prone? Top 5 Dogs for Allergy Suffers

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In fact, it has nothing to do with a dog’s fur. What happens is that the dander is released via fluids or gets embedded in the dog’s fur which is then spread in the air and attached on multi-surfaces when a dog urinates, salivates or sheds.

Sleep Number True Silver Blanket

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Pure silver fibers are woven into the blanket, which offer anti-microbial, anti-odor and anti-static benefits (that’s three check marks against the fur and allergies.) I’m very excited to share this with you! We all know that our pets love to be on our beds with us.

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Adopt Me Because I Need You

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Many factors can make a pet seem “less adoptable&# , from special needs, to age, and even just the color of their fur! 17-25, 2011, as “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week.&#. To help find homes for these special pets Petfinder has designated Sept. Shelters and rescue groups will nominate a very special pet in their care who is waiting for a home. You can check them out in the gallery , and even use the pet-search tool to find a special pet for adoption near you.

Clarification on Messaging

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If you've seen The Witness , you know that Eddie drove around with a van that had a continuously looping video of what it takes to get the fur that some find so appealing (and he gave out leaflets, too). Vegan education/advocacy for animals is easiest for me when I know my audience.

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DogTipper.com

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After all, she currently has four fur babies– all tuxedo cats (formerly strays) from the same family! We first learned about the great website, DogTipper.com , on Twitter via @HollywoodDogs (Grace)!

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Russia Bans Canadian Seal Imports!

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Russia has been the biggest market for the Canadian seal fur industry. And harp seals are the prime source of that fur. Great news! But I'm not exactly sure why RUSSIA would ban them. The other two neighbors that banned them are Kazakhstan and Belarus). Apparently, some claim about 90 percent of Canadian sales are to Russia. Russia does have its own seal hunt, but apparently they banned killings of animals under one year old. Weird.

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5 Sure-Fire Ways to Protect Your Pet From the Ice this Winter

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Knit Your Pet a Sweater—Ok ok, you don’t actually have to knit a sweater from scratch, but dressing your furry friend in warm attire is a great way to keep your pet nice and toasty, especially the smaller and light-fur breeds.

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The Emotional Lives of Animals

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I wondered what in the world he’d brought back and discovered the wet ball of fur was a very young bunny. the Spring 2011 issue of YES! Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. by Marc Bekoff.

PETA to Start Using Porn in its Advocacy

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The fur is flying over plans by the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals to run a porn site in the group’s fight against animal abuse. Well, uh, I really don't know WHAT to say. Weird. Excerpted from the Toronto Sun. Peta.xxx will have sexually explicit content and address animal rights issues. Combining porn and images of abused animals is “repulsive,” insisted Gwen Landolt with Real Women of Canada. This exploits women and is an abuse of people.

When Choosing A Pup, Research ‘Breeds’ Results

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His large pouty eyes, silky fur-coat, and silly little paws on which he fumbled all over the hay-covered kennel, lured me in like a dog to a bone. The following is a guest post from Kevin Sloan.

Commissioned Study Shows Namibian Seals Worth More Alive than Dead

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Each year, up to 85,000 seals are killed in Namibia to make just a few dollars from their furs, when they would be worth so much more to the Namibian economy alive," said Claire Bass, WSPA International Oceans Campaign Leader. Seal tourism brings in more revenue for the African country than the seal hunt.

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Pets Can Change Anyone

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Maybe you’ve seen those little balls of fur captivate those around you, or maybe you’ve even been captivated yourself. We are happy to have a guest post today from author Tara Alley.

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Seal Industry Tries to Capitalize on Medical Researchers Conjectures

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Despite that, a Quebec-based seal fur company has begun championing Pibarot's hypothesis, seeing the research as a buoy for Canada's beleaguered seal harvest. While I'm not a fan of using animal hearts for transplants, I'm far more sympathetic to that than to simply using their parts for human vanity consumption. But the seal industry doesn't care. They'll exploit anything to try to save their barbaric trade and, if they can use guilt, even better. Excerpted from the Chronicle-Herald.

Fizzle’s Story

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It showed Fizzle, white fur gleaming, red bow in his topknot, sitting on the lap of a woman who, like Barb, looked as if she hadn’t lived an easy life. Hi, I’m Debra Stang , author of Hospice Tails and guest writer for today’s blog. Hospice Tails is a series of true stories about my experiences with pets and patients as a hospice social worker. Although I adore my own cats, I had not realized what an important role animals can play as life draws to a close.

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