Choosing the Right Breed for your Personality

4 The Love Of Animals

If you’re a homebody who cherishes your quiet time, you most likely don’t want a talkative breed that requires constant exercise, for example. There are many social breeds that are also playful and energetic. Bringing a dog into the family is no small decision.

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Woodland Park Zoo and its Controversial Elephant Breeding Efforts

Critter News

An article in today's Seattle Times about Woodland Park Zoo's attempts over the last 20 years to breed elephants. seattle zoo woodland park zoo captive breeding elephantsVery controversial with organizations such as In Defense of Animals, PETA and the Northwest Animal Rights Network. They say it's cruel. The zoo claims it's to preserve the species.

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PlexiDor Dog Doors: A “New Breed” of Dog Doors!

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The post PlexiDor Dog Doors: A “New Breed” of Dog Doors! I am blogging on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network and Plexidor. I received compensation for my time from Plexidor for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine.

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Celebrate your dog’s breed with Dogs Incorporated!

4 The Love Of Animals

While at BlogPaws we saw an adorable company that offered custom dog breed art prints in a variety of styles and colors. The process is quick and easy, and with over 60 breeds to choose from you are sure to find what you need.

Labor Pains: Petplan Finds Working Dog Breeds Are More Prone to Injury, Cancer

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Bernards, Portuguese Water Dogs to Rottweilers, working breed dogs are larger … Continue reading → The post Labor Pains: Petplan Finds Working Dog Breeds Are More Prone to Injury, Cancer appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Choosing the Right Dog Breed For Your Lifestyle

4 The Love Of Animals

However, all too often, dog lovers choose a dog breed that they want without first considering how well that breed will fit in with their lifestyle. It’s easy to be taken by a specific breed and lose sight of the more important aspects of owning a pet.

When Choosing A Pup, Research ‘Breeds’ Results

4 The Love Of Animals

Here are some things to consider when comparing different dog breeds: • Do you live in an apartment or a house with a small backyard? If so, make sure to get a breed that plays nice with both. The following is a guest post from Kevin Sloan.

Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

Creature Talk

While Pit bulls are incredibly strong and can therefore inflict a dangerous wound if they do attack, they are by no means the only breed that bites. Not that I want to give Golden Retrievers or Springers a bad name - I’m just pointing out that any breed of dog can bite.

Sea Turtle Breeding Threatened by Oil Spill

Critter News

Each day, I'm having a harder and harder time wrapping my mind around the enormity of this disaster and its ecological impacts. Here's an article about the potential impacts on sea turtles, many starting to show up dead or sick.

Primate Breeding Facility Generates Controversy In Puerto Rico Itself

Critter News

They've been planning to build a facility to breed research monkeys in Puerto Rico for some time. Good! I come down hard on Puerto Rico, ever since the scandal in which dogs were being thrown off bridges by an animal control company. Plus, the horrible pictures I've seen of strays in Puerto Rico. Plus the fact that I personally know the Latin attitude towards animals. Plus, well, you get this picture.

Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

Critter News

The proposed primate breeding facility would violate both the letter and the spirit of Puerto Rico’s progressive new law, which strictly limits the use of animals in experimentation. I'm behind on my email and only just read this action alert from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Another crass attempt at primate slavery for money wrapped in "we put people first" robes." From the ALDF action alert page.

Benicio del Toro Writes Letter Opposing Monkey Breeding Facility in Puerto Rico

Critter News

Actor Benicio del Toro has written a letter to the governor of Puerto Rico opposing a new monkey breeding facility. The Puerto Rican actor has penned a letter to the governor of Puerto Rico urging him to halt the construction plans for Bioculture's massive monkey-breeding facility.

In Defense of Animals Decries Another Captive Orca Death

Critter News

In Defense of Animals is calling for the the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to create regulations to prohibit captive breeding and phase out the public display of orcas. Tags: Sea World captivity Orcas captive breeding Taima, a 20-year-old orca at Sea World died Sunday while giving birth to her stillborn calf.

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Seattle Considers Ban on Pit Bulls

Critter News

Instead of banning the breed, why don't we we crack down on mistreatment of these animals and on unlicensed owners? Tags: pit bull breed ban seattle I am totally opposed to this. It's the humans, not the animals. Stupid people.

Attempt to Recover Sumatran Rhino Species

Critter News

A breeding program in Malaysia will attempt to breed a rescued Borneo Sumatran rhino in order to save the endangered species. Tags: captive breeding rhino asia malaysia Tam, whose species is known for its solitary nature, has been resettled in a wildlife reserve in Malaysia's Sabah state, the last preserve of the Borneo Sumatran rhino _ a subspecies of the bristly, snub-nosed Sumatran rhino.

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Why You Shouldn’t Watch the Kentucky Derby

Creature Talk

Horse racing is a brutal “sport&# , and it starts with the breeding of these champion racers. The much-hyped Kentucky Derby will be taking place this Saturday, May 1st.

Egypt Kills Thousands of Pigs for No Reason

Creature Talk

This virus was created by HUMANS when we put thousands and thousands of pigs into small quarters (breeding grounds for disease), it is spreading human to human , and we are killing pigs? 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.

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“You Want Farm Animals to Go Extinct!”

Creature Talk

Those that couldn’t - like “broiler&# chickens - would only find it difficult because of human intervention in their breeding. The last thing I’d say on this issue is that sometimes people say that these animals wouldn’t even exist if we didn’t breed them and eat them, and isn’t it better to have existed just for a little while than to never be born at all?

An Affront to the Idea of Family

Animal Person

Their goal is to make a profit from the breeding and slaughter of animals. If someone owns me, forcibly breeds me, takes my kids and ends my life, it's a living hell for me. I'm not one of those people who thinks family is composed of only humans or humans who are biologically related.

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Russian Tortoise

4 The Love Of Animals

One of the most popular breed in tortoise domestication is the Russian tortoise, also go by several other names like – Horsefield tortoise or Steppe tortoise etc.

Kathy Bauck: The Face of Puppy Mill Cruelty

Creature Talk

She is still allowed to keep her kennel and keep breeding animals. Kathy Bauck. Kathy Bauck, owner of Pick of the Litter Kennels in New York Mills, MN, was recently found guilty of four misdemeanors: one count of animal cruelty, and 3 counts of animal torture. Her crimes involved dunking dogs into vats of insecticide and performing surgery on dogs without a license.

2015 Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regionals

4 The Love Of Animals

The event features amazing athletic dogs from all backgrounds and breeds competing for the title of Purina Pro Plan IDC Champion. This weekend is the 2015 Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regionals.

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Cat People VS Dog People

4 The Love Of Animals

Before bringing home a new pet, owners should research a breed’s energy level and temperament to make sure it matches up with the owners’ lifestyle.”.

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On the Keeping of Endangered Fishes

Animal Person

There are conservation efforts to save these species by individual aquarists, who are keeping and breeding them in hopes that they can someday be reintroduced into the lake.

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Giveaway: Zuke’s Puppy and Tiny Naturals

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Introducing Zuke’s® Puppy Naturals™ & Zuke’s® Tiny Naturals™ for Training New Moist Treat Varieties Designed for Puppies’ Nutritional Needs and Small Breed Dogs! We have a variety pack to giveaway to TWO winners, so be sure to enter below. Zuke’s. The post Giveaway: Zuke’s Puppy and Tiny Naturals appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs giveaways

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Greyhound Racing Officially Ends in Massachusetts

Animal Person

But however it happens, when a track closes or a state no longer races dogs, I'm pleased as that's one more step toward freeing this gentle breed from (at least this form of) exploitation. -- Cartoonist is Pudge O'Mahoney of the Patriot Ledger.

ChalkboardDogs! cute chalkboards in dog form!

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With many breeds to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect one for you! The size varies between breeds but on average, ChalkboardDogs! Be sure to visit and see if your favorite breed is available!

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A naked chicken!

4 The Love Of Animals

I believe the breed of chicken is called Cochin, but as you can see, he doesn’t have the signature “pants” that his fellow chickens have. We recently went to visit a little farm, and they had a lot of fun chickens. This little guy however, was missing all of his feathers.

Mark Zuckerberg ‘Likes’ Two New Dogs

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LA-Based Zoom Room CEO and Dog Training Expert Explores the Breeds He Chose. Jaime Van Wye, expert dog trainer, and founder of the Zoom Room, weighs in on the difference between the two breeds. Due to the history of the breed, a Komondor can be a challenge to train.

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The Best in Vegan Education

Animal Person

As you are likely aware, very few people can actually get through the film in one sitting, plus the first third, about "pets," sends the troublesome message that puppy mills are the problem, rather than breeding in general.)

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Great Question About Obama Pup

Animal Person

Perhaps if there were a heartfelt message followed by action that supported it, no matter what breed were rescued, adoptions would increase. But perhaps if there were a heartfelt message followed by action that supported it, no matter what breed were rescued, demand for that breed from wherever people could get them would increase.

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On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

Animal Person

And managing means killing them, breeding them, and otherwise fiddling with their populations. When I was asked if I wanted to read Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS (Rodale 2009) I was ambivalent.

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And Obama STILL Wants Offshore Oil Driling?

Critter News

By the way, this mess is threatening the Breton National Wildlife Refuge at crucial breeding time. What a mess. And it looks like BP has some answering to do.

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On Bad Presidential Puppy Decisions

Animal Person

But I didn't campaign for a presidential greyhound for exactly the same reason Obama's decision was disappointing: it glorifies pure breed dogs. It's disheartening to know that after being educated about the "pet" trade and the implications of buying from a breeder, and seeming to understand the problems and issues, we nevertheless will have yet another pure breed dog in the White House.

More Clarity About Family Farms

Animal Person

The marketing of an operation of breeding and slaughtering sentient nonhumans as a family farm (here, Bell straddles the line) is supposed to trigger some kind of compassion for the humans. In " Move to Limit 'Factor Farms' Gains Momentum " in today's New York Times , we learn that farmers in Ohio have agreed to phase out gestation crates within 15 years and veal crates by 2017. I won't get into whether I find that to be a victory.

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On The Respectful Emperor

Animal Person

It wasn't long before The Humane Emperor came on the scene, and is still around, telling folks that with a little mental acrobatics you can include forcible breeding, captivity, separation of family, killing of day-old chicks, and of course, untimely death in the definition of "humane."

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On Going Vegan

Animal Person

You are choosing domination and enslavement and forced breeding and unnecessary slaughter.

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Felt Dogs (aka the cutest book ever).

4 The Love Of Animals

The book is packed full of different breeds to delight any dog lover. Felt Dogs is an adorable craft book that teaches you how to make little dogs from felt. The book teaches a technique called needle felting. There is a list of all the tools and supplies that you will need to make cute dogs.

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On ANIMAL EQUALITY, by Joan Dunayer

Animal Person

However young and healthy, captives judged inappropriate for exhibition or breeding are considered 'excess' and usually are 'unloaded' or killed. A handful Animal Person readers since May of 2006, when I started this then-daily blog, have asked me if I've read Joan Dunayer.

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On Charles and Project Treadstone

Animal Person

I then promptly completely caved in and bought Wellness ' new large breed, definitely nonvegan dry food (and I always soak kibble) that has 25% protein (Natural Balance Vegetarian has 18%, and all from non-animal sources) and I've started cutting some in just in case (I'll stop at 50%).

Animal Welfare at

Animal Person

This isn't to say that Feldstein hasn't or won't write about topics interesting to animal rights advocates (such as Breed Specific Legislation), but the mere existence of the two should get people thinking. Did you see that now has an Animal Welfare page? I think this is fabulous because Stephanie Ernst (the AW blogger is Stephanie Feldstein, so be careful referring to "Stephanie," or to the blogger with the pit bull!) is clearly someone who advocates for animal rights.

The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Viewing Party

4 The Love Of Animals

For the first time, two new AKC-recognized breeds will make their debut during the broadcast – the Russell Terrier and the Treeing Walker Coonhound. Attention all dog lovers! This Saturday is the 12th edition of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship!

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On "Knockout Animals"

Animal Person

Now, any medication we take and surgical procedures we undergo also have a long line of breeding, enslavement, torture and killing of sentient nonhumans leading up to them, so objecting to "knockout animals" on those grounds is to stand on somewhat thin ice.

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