Another Critical Article Directed at CITES

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This article is by the President of the Blue Frontier Campaign. I forwarded an article about this to my book club members. The CITES irresponsible treatment of marine animals made it to Huffington Post too. I'm glad others share my disgust with CITES and the UN. Hopefully, regular citizens will read this and not just other activists. (I Knowing them, I bet they were hoping for fish and chips instead!).

Orca Whale Article Appears in Salon

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Informative article with one expert saying captivity can drive orcas insane. I'm not surprised. They are used to miles and miles of ocean. The argument that they have "plenty of room" has been made about elephants too. In fact, the animal research supporter in my book club said that very same thing. (By By the way, she works for a company that does clinical testing for drug companies. Animals are commodities for her. So why should I be surprised at her elephant comment?).

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Time.com Article on the Morals of Eating Meat

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Gene Bauer from Farm Sanctuary appears in this article. Pretty intense, but I hope people read it. There is a disturbing hedonism to eating. I went to a restaurant for a work lunch and everyone ate meat but me, even the animal lovers. We just don't think about where that flesh came from.and most of us don't care. meat farm animal welfare factory farm farm sanctuary

Japanese Article on Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd

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A surprisingly uncritical look at Paul Watson by a Japanese writer for the Japan Times.

H1N1 and Your Pets

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A gourmet menu for your cat.

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I have been compensated for completion of this article. is not responsible for the content of this article. If you have questions about feeding your cat properly, here is a great article called Cat Food 101 to help you figure it out.

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Healthy Pet Treats

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Disclosure: Author has been compensated for completion of this article. is not responsible for the content of this article. *Be Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post*.

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Vegan Diets Becoming More High Profile

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According to this article in the CBC News, they are growing in popularity. vegan

House Cats and Big Cats Differ in Size, But That’s About It

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Written by Suzanne Redfearn for Nat Geo WILD and USA Today Article originally appeared in a special edition of USA Today for Nat Geo WILD Did you know that there are very few differences between your house cat and endangered … Continue reading →

Buenos Aires Zoo Not Doing Well

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Unexpected article on the aging zoo in Buenos Aires. Sounds like it needs some dire help. argentina zoo buenos aires

Asian Demand for Ivory Pushing Elephants to Extinction

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Very upsetting article. Be warned.

Animal Rights Lawyers Continue to Emerge

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Interesting article in the Gazette, a Canadian publication.

Tiger Farms in China

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The BBC has an article about the spreading practice of "farming" tigers.

More Info on Humane Society University

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I came across this article in Inside Higher Ed.

Easy Chicken Dog Cookies

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Visit Melody at AllNaturalPetCare.com and read her articles on the All Natural Pet Care Blog. These Chicken dog treats are full of flavor and nutrition for your best friend. Add a few of the suggested natural ingredients to turn it into a delicious nutritional supplement.

Tortoise Smuggling on the Rise

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I admit I stole the title of this post straight from the article.

Smithsonian Magazine Spotlights Wildlife Trafficking

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HUGE article in the Smithsonian Magazine about wildlife trafficking out of Ecuador.

Animal Welfare Concerns May Be Influencing UK Animal Research

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This article in the Herald Tribune claims that animal rights is winning out over animal research. I would take the article with a grain of salt. It depends on who's writing the article of course.I I've read the same on the other side. think it's still a long, long fight. But perhaps these are positive signs. In a very depressing fight, every sign is worth something. UK laboratories animal rights medical research

Healthy pets see their vets! #GetHealthyHappy

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is not responsible for the content of this article. What makes a healthy pet? Regular exercise, good food, and yes, regular visits with your veterinarian! According to a recent petMD poll, nearly 2 in 10 pet owners hadn’t visited their vet for a routine checkup in the past year.

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Sydney Morning Herald Spotlights Mountain Gorillas

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Good long article in the Sydney Morning Herald about the mountain gorillas in Virunga.

UK Animal Rights Activists Profiled

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Here is n article in the Guardian about several activists involved in SHAC (Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty

Diabetes in pets.

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To help pet parents better understand diabetes in pets, VCA Animal Hospitals have a great resource library of articles regarding pet diabetes and pet healthcare. 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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Simple tips for happy pets. #GetHappyHealthy

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Be sure to read to the end of the article too, Hill’s is giving away dog and cat “little extras” bundles. is not responsible for the content of this article. While regular vet visits and proper nutrition are the foundation, your pet’s mental well being is just as important!

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10 Compelling Reasons to Add a Shelter Dog to Your Life

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Here is an article full of wonderful reasons to get your next furry friend from a shelter. It’s Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! 10 Compelling Reasons to Add a Shelter Dog to Your Life. events rescues

UK Science Minister Says Public More Accepting of Animal Testing

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Discouraging article. According to this interview, he credits animal rights extremists for fueling the public backlash against animal protection.

Fighting Illegal Wildlife Trade Requires More Funding

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According to this article, the current funds are not sufficient for the work involved. Not surprising.

Ted Kennedy and Animal Welfare

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Interesting article on Senator Edward Kennedy that highlights his little-known contributions to animal welfare. It's from the Humane Society.

Winter Pet Care Tips

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Click the photo above to read the full article. Winter is just around the corner, and you can help prepare your pets with these winter pet care tips. The post Winter Pet Care Tips appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs pet care The Neighborhood

More Bad News for Birds in the Gulf

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Here's an article exploring whether it's pointless to try to rescue oiled bird in the Gulf. This article states that most of the oiled birds probably won't even show up before they eventually die, so we'll never know how many have actually been killed.

More Bad Press for BP

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In this article, they admit they underestimated the scope of the oil slick. This article talks about how BP skipped some testing of cement linings hours before the explosion occured. These cement linings were basically the well's seal. How did this decision contribute to the disaster?

Is Meat Now "Pink Slime?"

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If you eat meat, read this article from the Huffington Post. We actually watched a report about this on Stephen Colbert's show of all places. It was nauseating and I don't even eat meat. Blech. meat agriculture agribusiness

Lots of Deaths in Animal Research Facilities

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Even I didn't realize how bad it was until I read this article from the Associated Press. This article lists some of the universities and private corporations with violations. The spotlight is on Charles River Laboratories.

Stupid Bull Tradition Catches Someone By Surprise

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Full article in the Mirror. The title says it all."Bull Bull rampaging in Mexican streets gores man right in the crotch." Maybe they should BAN this practice. mexico Stupid bulls bullfighting

Why a #RichellPet pet gate is the perfect fit.

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Earth Friendly Makeup - But What About Animals?

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Here's an article highlighting some "earth friendly" makeup brands. The article talks about health and safety, but mentions nothing about whether these products are animal-tested. but the article made me question the assumption that "earth friendly" is naturally equated with "animal friendly.". It doesn't even raise the issue as an eco-concern. Now, it may be that none of these brands are tested on animals (certainly not Sheila McCartney's Care right?),

Puppy Mills Still Flourish in Quebec

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Here's a Montreal Gazette article on the vile proliferation of puppy mills in Quebec.

California Exotic Animal Laws Criticized by Some

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Here's an interesting article. Ohio's governor just signed an executive order modeled on California's exotic animal laws, actually spurring criticism of the effectiveness of those laws. exotic animals ohio california legislation

Southern Poverty Law Center on ALF

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Interesting article on ALF from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC is better known for going after racist extremist groups.

How we celebrate Halloween

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See the full article here. Halloween is this week, and we are sharing how we celebrate over on the PetCo community blog! Come read the ways we include Baby the Maltese in our Halloween celebrations , and maybe find some fun ways to include your pets in the fun too!

Did Swine Flu Outbreak Start at an Industrial Hog Farm?

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According to this AP article, some are blaming Smithfield Foods, which has 8 operations in La Gloria Mexico. You can read all about the horrible things Smithfield Foods has done in the US in this long Rolling Stone article. The company denies it. I can only imagine how things are run in Mexico.