When Choosing A Pup, Research ‘Breeds’ Results

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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. Protect your pooch. The following is a guest post from Kevin Sloan.

Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

Critter News

Less than one year ago, Puerto Rico enacted a landmark animal protection law, based in part on a set of model laws drafted by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. states and jurisdictions with regards to the strength of their laws protecting animals. 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.

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Bush Proposes Penguin Protection, Hell Freezes Over

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But it has denied protection under the 1973 Endangered Species Act for three others _ including the emperor and northern rockhopper penguins, the stars of such popular movies as "March of the Penguins" and "Happy Feet.".Environmentalists Not perfect, but still, wow. The Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list six species of penguin as threatened species and one _ the African penguin _ as an endangered species.

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

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And while you’re bundled up in your warm jacket and roasting next to a fire, it’s important that your pets are just as protected from the cold as you are—especially smaller pets, old/sickly pets, and new puppies/kittens (they are exceptionally vulnerable to cold). Protect Paws.

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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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Burning Bunnies in Sweden

Critter News

The targeted rabbits are the unwanted inhabitants of capital Stockholm's parks, which are culled to protect the shrubs and trees which they gorge on. Many of them are domestic pets released by uncaring owners which then go on to breed. In Sweden, the way they deal with rabbit problems is to shoot them and burn them for fuel. Six thousand were killed last year, frozen and their cadavers sent to a special heating plant in Karlskoga, central Sweden.

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On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

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And managing means killing them, breeding them, and otherwise fiddling with their populations. For only $450,000, we could buy almost all of the habitat neded to protect Ecuador's remaining frogs.

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Be the next Pambassador!

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This year’s theme is “PandaQuest” which shifts the focus from panda breeding and rehabilitation in captivity to re-introduction in the wild. Do you love pandas? Would you like a chance to help them in an incredible way? You should enter to be the next Pambassador!

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PETA's Orca Lawsuit Dismissed by Federal Judge

Critter News

Do whales deserve constitutional protection against slavery? District Court in San Diego last October, complaining that the whales “were forcibly taken from their families and natural habitats, are held captive at SeaWorld San Diego and SeaWorld Orlando, denied everything that is natural to them, subjected to artificial insemination or sperm collection to breed performers for Defendants’ shows, and forced to perform, all for Defendants’ profit.

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Hen Harriers Persecuted in Britain

Critter News

These birds of prey are being seriously threatened by shootings, poisonings and other attempts to disrupt breeding on grouse moors, probably by gamekeepers on estates. A study by bird of prey experts has estimated that only 1% of the naturally occurring number of hen harriers are successfully breeding on the UK's grouse moors, because a large majority are poisoned, shot or disturbed to protect stocks.

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Mad over Maltese

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Best friend and protective- pampering parent, you will have to switch roles and shift gears with these sprightly creatures before blinking an eyelid. A word of warning- Maltese are probably one of the toughest breeds to train and housebreak. Mad over Maltese. .

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Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

To this day, 95 percent of the animals used in research labs receive no federal protection whatsoever under the Animal Welfare Act." The animal-welfare groups have failed in their most ambitious efforts to protect laboratory rodents. "We Here's where we reach the point of the series: Clayton was born in a breeding center; he grew up in metal boxes and spent his adolescence with a hole in his head and a coil around his eye.

From Today's Los Angeles Times

Animal Ethics

In light of this horrible incident, is it right for the zoo to carry on a breeding program that subjects more animals to such unnatural lives? Many sanctuaries do not permit breeding. As an intelligent primate, I’d much rather be an ambassador for my species in a secure environment—served the best food and tended to by top-notch veterinarians—than take my chances in a national park where poverty and corruption result in little or no protection for the non-human residents.

Rescue Spotlight: Crest Care

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They do wonderful work finding homes for this special breed. If you aren’t familiar with the breed, most of the “Ugliest Dogs in the World&# have been hairless Chinese Cresteds. Personally I find the breed charming and have always wanted one, but they do have some breed specific problems that can make it harder for them to get placed in forever homes.

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Black Bear

Animal Person

I mistakenly believed that geography would solve any problems I had: that once positioned where all of nature is respected, and people are working toward the common goal of protecting the environment, I would be in that elusive place we spend our lives searching for—home. Meanwhile, their targets aren’t starving or ill creatures at all; they aim for the big, healthy creatures who might breed a new generation of hardy animals.

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Rescue Spotlight: Animal Lifeline UK

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especially before you breed. We have a wonderful post from Jenny, who works with Animal Lifeline UK. I was excited to learn about the work that they are doing to help our animal friends. Here is a bit more about what they do, and how you can help.

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Pet Doors

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Not only do they help your pet keep its active lifestyle, but they also protect against accidental pet messes around the house. Make sure you have read the product description, and that your choice in dog or cat doors fits with the breed of your pet. ??Typical

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Keep pets happy and healthy in the cold months ahead.

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Breeds with very short fur like Chihuahuas, boxers and greyhounds may have a hard time keeping warm, making even brief walks uncomfortable. Consider purchasing a doggie-style sweater or coat to keep your short-haired pooch protected when outside.

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What To Do If You Find a Pit Bull

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As a breed, pit bulls have a bad rap. However, they are more vulnerable to being forced into fighting than other breeds. Aside from the breed’s abuses, one finds that adopting out this breed is highly difficult. Yes, this breed is poorly represented in the media. However, any breed of dog that has been abused, neglected, or homeless may be aggressive to humans or other dogs. Like every dog they are vulnerable to homelessness and mistreatment.

Handbags are a Dog’s Best Friend

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Tails are sure to wag on Friday, June 12t h as Luna Boston hosts “Doggies + Bags,” a special benefit party for the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS). A Luna Boston stylist will be on-hand to help you update your wardrobe for summer with the latest trends, and twenty-five percent of all proceeds made during the event will be donated to help CAPS in its mission to protect companions from cruelty and inhumane breeding practices in Pet Shops and Puppy Mills.

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Have You Considered Keeping Goats as Pets?

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If, on the other hand, you opted for females of a dairy breed, these would require milking twice a day whilst they are lactating. It’s important to provide goats with a shelter to protect them from the elements. Have you considered keeping goats as pets? Cats and dogs are the most popular pets, along with hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs also being amongst the favourites.

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Nutrition for Dogs: Choosing the Right Food for Your Canine Companion

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Puppy, senior, and large breed dog foods all offer benefits, but not all special formulations are created equally. Feed healthy food to your dog. Nutrition is among the most overlooked areas of responsible pet ownership.

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Why Your Dog Barks

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Dog barking can signify needs, protection, and dominance. Some breeds are simply “barking dogs”. There are those small breed dogs who seem to love the sound of their own voices, and will bark for any apparent reason. Sometimes it may be a sign of aggression or protective instinct. Barking is a natural means of communication for a dog. There are many different types of barks, and different tones may have different meanings.

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A Self-Interested Reason to Not Eat Meat

Animal Ethics

last year—28 million pounds—went to pigs, chickens, and cows, which in turn creates a perfect breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant super germs. Protect your own health and the future effectiveness of antibiotics: Go vegetarian in 2010

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Pet Projekt

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We especially love the mat, and the protection it gives to the hardwood floor beneth it. They are great for medium and large sized dog breeds. Pet Projekt created the dogbols™, which are super sleek, 100% transparent polycarbonate bowls! Paired with the super functional dogmat™, they make feeding and cleaning up after your dog simple! Dogbols™ come in five fun and vibrant transparent colors.

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False Pregnancies In Dogs

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She may become territorial and protective of these “puppies”, which can actually cause problems for some households. If you have no intention of breeding your dog, the best and most responsible thing to do is have her spayed. A false pregnancy is a term used to describe a female dog showing signs of pregnancy, lactation and nursing, but never produces any puppies. This may be because there were no males to mate with, or she did not have any eggs fertilized.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

And bird watchers across the United States and Canada face the prospect of a quieter, less colorful spring as a combination of climate change, tropical deforestation, mountaintop mining in the Appalachians and other activities destroys key wintering, breeding and stopover habitats. Migratory birds protect forests and crops from insect pests; butterflies, bats and other migratory species are important pollinators.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

You can find purebreds, mixed breeds and designer dogs. But one thing they all have in common is the strongest desire imaginable to love you, protect you and bond with you. To the Editor: “ My Dog Days ,” by Arthur Phillips (Op-Ed, June 10), gave me those warm, fuzzy feelings and made my eyes tear.

Another Reason to Go Vegetarian

Animal Ethics

The nearly constant exposure to low levels of antibiotics creates a perfect breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant bacteria to emerge. The Bottom Line: The government cares more about protecting agribusiness profits than it does about protecting the health of consumers. Meanwhile, protect yourself and your family from such germs by refusing to purchase or consume any meat produced on factory farms.

Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

Animal Ethics

The column, which you can read here , is a call to arms to factory farmers to fight back against those individuals and organizations working to protect farm animals from the abuses inherent in factory farms. Recent victories by animal protection advocates have an increasing number of pro-factory-farming lobbyists worried about the future of animal agriculture. A column entitled "Ag Industry Threatened by Animal Rights" appeared in today's High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal [ HPMAJ ].

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