12 Reasons Why Dogs Help With Depression and Anxiety

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The World Health Organization declared April 7th, 2017 as World Health Day, a day focusing on mental health, but it’s also a year-long campaign which aims to educate, raise awareness and help people suffering from mental illness.

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Shirts to save animals

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Throughout the month of August, Booster is showcasing and supporting t-shirt fundraisers launched by pet lovers to save homeless animals, and to raise awareness and much needed funds for animal-related 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

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#LightForPets Remember Me Thursday

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By uniting animal lovers across the world on one very special day, we can help raise awareness about animal adoption, and hopefully save the lives of more pets. If they don’t know about the campaign, tell them about it! This Thursday, you can be a light for pets waiting in shelters.

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Stamps to the Rescue

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This campaign continues the Postal Service’s 50+ year tradition of raising awareness of serious social issues with special commemorative stamps. Stamps to the Rescue ! Adopt a shelter pet stamps from the postal service were just revealed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show!

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Blog the Change

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Buster is the mascot for Strut Your Mutt , an amazing event where dog lovers come together to raise money for Best Friends. Best Friends’ No More Homeless Pets campaign has done so much to help bring shelter and rescue pets into the forefront, but there is still so much to do.

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Proposition 2 Poll

Critter News

As the quarterly campaign finance period closed today, the YES! on Prop 2 campaign reports a tidal wave of voter and donor support from Californians backing the effort to stop the cruel and inhumane treatment of animals on industrial factory farms. In contrast, the donations raised by the No on Prop 2 campaign have come from a handful of corporate factory farming interests—most from out of state and many which are embroiled in a national price-fixing scandal.

Janet Jackson Continues as Spokesperson for Mink Fur Company

Critter News

Janet Jackson will reprise her role as the spokesmodel for Blackglama’s ‘What Becomes a Legend Most’ ad campaign. Jackson was named a ‘Legend’ in last year’s campaign, as well, so this is familiar territory for her. The Seattle-based company supplies “the finest, most luxurious and exclusive ranch-raised natural black mink.” What is the attraction of fur? I just don't get it. Wear your own damn skin!

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New York City’s oldest dog, Paco Sosa

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The filmmakers have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help raise money so they can finish the film. In order to finish the film the filmmakers need to raise money to pay for the music, color and sound mixing, and animation.

Quash the Squash

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The RSPCA are trying to raise awareness of its urgent campaign to protect the welfare of UK meat chickens. Right now, the UK government is considering new EU legislation that may increase the number of chickens allowed in rearing sheds.

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Great Question About Obama Pup

Animal Person

This is why I didn't campaign for a greyhound--it raises their profile. Here's a great question I received via direct message on Twitter ( www.twitter.com/mary_martin ): "Do you think that even if Obama had adopted a shelter dog-it still may have caused a run on breeders? Would it matter?" More people become interested for the wrong reasons, and then who knows, maybe racing would actually be reinvigorated!

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Note to Those Wanting Promotion: Pay Attention

Animal Person

By encouraging people to bake with higher welfare eggs (as well as organic milk, butter and chocolate) vital funds will be raised to campaign against battery cages. And if Compassion in World Farming wanted to see if I knew of their campaigns and might want to support them, they could have easily Googled CIWF right at Animal Person, at which point they'd find: On Compassion in World Farming.

On Mixing Bowl and Vegan Education

Animal Person

Next month, Meredith will begin an aggressive marketing campaign for Mixing Bowl, start a companion print magazine—and start launching cookbook authors through the site. Mixing Bowl seems like a great place to raise awareness that perfectly delicious, healthy meals and desserts, including kids' birthday cakes and wedding cakes, can be made without killing anyone.

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Prop 2 Passes in California

Critter News

From the campaign website : (Nov. on Prop 2 campaign. All animals deserve humane treatment, including animals raised for food.” Proposition 2 ends the practice of confining certain animals raised for food in crates and cages so small the animals can barely move. Proposition 2 has been passed in California. 4, 2008) – Voters in California approved an historic ballot measure to halt the inhumane confinement of animals on factory farms by an overwhelming margin.

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On What the Animal Ag Alliance Thinks of Us

Animal Person

Through all of the damage control and message-neutralizing I have to do due to PeTA campaigns or someone lumping me with PeTA--or the HSUS, for that matter--I always remember that the real enemy of my cause is someone who wants to convince the world that there is nothing wrong with using animals when we have no need to and who profits from the "production" and slaughter of sentient nonhumans.

On a New Level of Absurdity in the Slaughter Business

Animal Person

While plenty of people pay attention to the question of what it means to raise an animal humanely, far fewer stop to consider the notion—and the ostensible paradox—of humane slaughter." Interestingly, the campaigns of happy meaters are acknowledged for perhaps being somewhat of a scam with the next sentence. Bea sent me a link to an article in Gourmet called " Humane Slaughterhouses ," by Rebecca Marx, that is absurd.

From the Animal Rights Action Network re: Greyhounds

Animal Person

John Carmody | Campaigns Director | Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) Tel: 087-2391646 | Intl' +353-87-2391646 | Email: arancampaigns@eircom.net Website: www.ARAN.ie "Fighting Animal Abuse Across Ireland" Please include all previous correspondence when replying! on a frequent basis to keep up to date with ARAN's latest lifesaving campaigns work. That letter makes me want to raise a boy, just so I can see the impulse toward destruction and cruelty.

We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled.

Animal Person

I was told by a Panamanian bank vice president, “Every multinational knows that if Honduras raises its hourly rate, the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean will have to follow. In throwing out Zelaya they are sending frightening messages to all the other presidents who are trying to raise the living standards of their people.” One is Lanny Davis, an influential lobbyist who was a personal lawyer for President Bill Clinton and also campaigned for Hillary.

British Hospitals to Offer Meatless Alternatives

Critter News

It's all part of a campaign to cut carbon emissions. Plans to reuse more equipment could raise concern about infection with superbugs such as MRSA. Meat-free menus are to be promoted in hospitals as part of a strategy to cut global warming emissions across the National Health Service.

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Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

Animal Person

It's too bad that Latimer's presentation is so obnoxious, as even when he raises what might be valid points, he makes you want to disagree with him. Latimer's ignorance also comes across in his discussion of anti-fur campaigns, so it's easy to miss this potentially good point (about some animal activists): But did you ever notice that we don't hear very much from them if anything about shoe leather?

Purina donates $200,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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It’s called Pink October , and is aimed towards helping raise money for Susan G. So of course when we got this press release about Purnia Cat Chow and their efforts to raise funds for Komen, we were very excited to share it with you!

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Thinking Pink for Pups

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What a fun event, and a great way to help spread the word and raise funds for a great cause! Komen for the Cure® for their first annual “Paws for Pink” campaign. Founded in 1982, the organization has raised more than $1.5

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Dog-Owner Conversations May Be Possible in Near Future

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A campaign was recently launched by the Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery to raise funds for the purpose of designing a specific device that the organization refers to as “No More Woof.”

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Pet-Related Charities Receive Early Holiday Present

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On December 20th, Americans voted online to raise funds for five national pet-related charities. To tap into Americans’ desire to give back, the “$1 Million in ONE Day” campaign, which celebrates Purina ONE®’s newest product beyOnd™, kicked off in New York City with actor Josh Lucas.

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Rescues and Runways

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Together with the ASPCA, their Rescues and Runways program hopes to find homes for pets, and raise money for shelters. maurices Launches National Rescues & Runways Campaign to Help. The campaign goal is to collect 500,000 pounds of supplies across the nation.

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Breed Specific Legislation

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According to information gathered by Best Friends Animal Society , the charity beneficiary of funds raised by ITo, “cities around the country are passing bills to round up and kill family pets, who simply look like the kind of dog who might attack someone.” ITo, the company behind the popular philanthropic, eco friendly bracelets which raise money for important world causes, has introduced a new “I’m Tired of BSL” bracelet.

Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart

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NYSE: KR) have teamed up to launch the second annual “ Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart ” campaign, celebrating the unique bond between people and their pets, while raising funds for animal welfare organizations nationwide. Nestlé Purina and Cincinnati-based Kroger Co.

Service Members Get a Second Chance with Service Dogs

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FSD) for their second annual philanthropic campaign. The DDF will be raising $20,000 for the training and care of a service dog (including medical bills, training and food) which will be donated to one lucky war vet from the FSD group.

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Should the Military Force Protect the Environment?

Critter News

In response to both kinds of scenarios, some have begun to raise the possibility of an "eco-intervention," analogous to humanitarian interventions. Already, some conservation campaigns have taken on martial aspects. Thought-provoking article in the Boston Globe.some green thinkers are now coming to a surprising conclusion: In exceptional circumstances, they say, the only effective way to protect the environment may be at the barrel of a gun.

Rally to Rescue Story Contest

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This nationwide campaign from Purina’s Pro Plan brand promotes the amazing, but often untold, stories of pet rescue and raises awareness about its importance.

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Smile!

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A funny, heart-warming video called “ SMILE ,” developed by “I’m Tired of” (ITo), the makers of the popular “I’m Tired of Animal Cruelty” bracelet, which raises money for animal rights and rescue charities, has reached viral levels. The “I’m Tired of” campaign is a labor of love for Hoffman and his sister, Carrie Pollare.

Dublin Dog Foundation Update

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The funds raised covered all the costs associated with the training, graduation, food and medical bills for Butterball’s lifetime. Fundraising efforts surrounding the campaign included the 2009 Let Freedom Bark charity ride, the national raffle for the official Dublin Dog Foundation Dream Bike and Sidecar, and over two-dozen fundraising events. kicked off on the 4th of July and covered over 400miles of side roads in an effort to raise awareness and support for the campaign.

Annual Animal Care Gala in NYC

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The event is to be held at Pacha on Thursday, October 22, 2009, and all funds raised will benefit the city’s broad rescue, shelter and adoption services. Last year, AC&C hosted over 200 guests and raised $85,000 for the Animal Care cause.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

The ranch is a facility that dairy producers use to house and raise newborn calves while their mothers are milked. We’re launching the Free Baby Mendes campaign to mobilize consumers and animal lovers to sign on to a letter we’ll deliver to Land O’Lakes and Challenge Dairy. Would you be willing to post something on your site about the campaign? Information about the campaign can be found here. Greetings, We need your help.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Designed to raise awareness about current farm animal issues and campaigns, this unique event offers educational opportunities for activists of all experience levels. Hi Keith, Farm Sanctuary’s Farm Animal Forum will be here before we know it! Would you be interested in helping us promote this event by posting the notice below? Feel free to contact me with any questions.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

But there is a net loss in all meat production, not just of farmed fish or feeding fish to land animals being raised for food. Feeding grain to chickens, pigs and cows is even more inefficient, with 70 percent of grain grown in the United States going to animals raised for food. The number of chickens, turkeys, pigs, cattle and other animals raised and slaughtered in the United States has been growing steadily for decades.