A Valentine For Bo

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The doggy day campers at Best Friends Pet Care in Chicago were paw deep in paint this week, creating a special Valentine card for First Dog Bo Obama. Canine Campers Express Puppy Love for Bo with Paw-Print Valentine.

1,200+ Canines Don Tiaras & ‘Tails’ This Week for Doggy Proms

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Dog prom season kicked off at Best Friends in Chicago with a block buster event attended by 40 doggy couples. Our clients love special events like this,” said Bruce Blaine, manager of Best Friends Chicago Pet Care Center. “We

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Can a NFL player out run a cheetah?

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Tennessee Titans’ Chris Johnson (the NFL’s fastest running back) and Chicago Bears’ Devin Hester (the super-agile wide receiver and kick returner) both take part in an extraordinary challenge to literally go one-on-one in a first-ever race with a cheetah.

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Lovely Cozy Spaces for Our Furry Friends

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Traditional Kitchen by Chicago Architect COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio. Give your bona fide, furry members of the family an integrated cozy and stylish space of their own in your home. More and more families nowadays keep their furry friends indoors.

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Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats

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We are excited to tell you about Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats new eco-friendly, net-zero cat shelter in Chicago! Opened in June 2012, the Eco-friendly Adoption Center showcases cats and kittens in Chicago’s greenest shelter.

Minnesota Activist Indicted for Animal Terrorism

Critter News

don't see any mention in this article (or in this one from the Chicago Tribune ) about threats to human life in this incident. From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.I Straight vandalism and economic loss. Is this a valid prosecution? Is it terrorism? Scott DeMuth, who is being held in jail in Davenport, is scheduled to make his first appearance in U.S. District Court Friday.

Pet Love Closes its Doors in Beverly Hills

Critter News

If a pet store can be closed down in the iconic Beverly Center, it can happen anywhere in the country – New York, Chicago, Boston and other large metro areas.” This is awesome. Pet Love is a business that sells animals from puppy mills.) The Beverly Center, an upscale shopping mall in Beverly Hills, California, has announced it will terminate Pet Love’s lease sometime in the next few months. Best Friends made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday.

The Power of Pets Initiative

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Chicago; and Portland, Ore. Chicago – The Hastings Lake YMCA, October 23. Mars Petcare recently launched The Power of Pets! What is The Power of Pets? It’s a great new new initiative to help people live a healthier life! Mars Petcare is collaborating with the YMCA in 5 cities to start, to bring pet-friendly health and physical activity education and programming to communities. For it’s first year the program will premiere in YMCA locations in Washington, D.C.;

Reasons to Choose a Pet-Friendly Retirement Community

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About the Author: Monarch Landing is a Chicago senior living community located near the city in Naperville, Illinois. Not all retirement communities are created equal. And while many are similar, there are always certain things that set the best ones apart from the rest. One of these things is how the retirement community regards its residents owning pets.

On Being Vegan "Friendly"

Animal Person

Vegan-friendly : I remember going to Morton's Steakhouse in Chicago a bunch of years ago with a client of my husband's and ordering a plain baked potato, grilled asparagus with lemon, and a salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The Factual table I posted yesterday annoyed me a bit, and here's why: the categories "vegan," "vegetarian," and "vegan-friendly." Vegan: Got it. I can order anything on the menu without having to ask any questions.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Peggy Cunniff Executive Director National Anti-Vivisection Society Chicago, Aug. To the Editor: The recent terrorist attacks on scientists (“ Firebombings at Homes of 2 California Researchers ,” news article, Aug. 4) are abhorrent acts condemned by the vast majority of animal advocates and the organizations who represent them, including the National Anti-Vivisection Society.

Water Worries—How We're Drugging Other Species

Animal Ethics

Closer to home, the AP story reports that: fish collected in waterways near or in Chicago; West Chester, Pa.; People used to worry that water fluoridation programs were part of a Communist plot. Today, people have to worry about much more than fluoride in their water.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Mary Ellen Croteau Chicago, Dec. To the Editor: “ Company’s Record on Treatment of Beef Is Called Into Question ” (front page, Dec. 31): Would the average American have believed that hamburgers were treated with ammonia to remove salmonella and E. coli (or, in many cases, not remove them)? An earlier article recounted an E. coli outbreak traced to Cargill (“ The Burger That Shattered Her Life ,” front page, Oct.

On Trial: Animal Torture Videos vs. Free Speech

Animal Ethics

For more about the case, see this Chicago Tribune column and this NYTimes article. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear U.S. Stevens. At issue in the case is the constitutionality of a decade old law passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1999. That law, U.S. Code, Title 18.48, made it a federal crime to knowingly create, sell, or possess a depiction of animal cruelty with the intention of placing that depiction in interstate or foreign commerce for commercial gain.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Buzz Alpert Chicago, April 9, 2009 To the Editor: Often overlooked in the discussion about industrially raised farm animals is the fact that many American farmers already engage in humane practices by raising animals in open spaces and on food that nature intended them to eat. To the Editor: Re “ Humanity Even for Nonhumans ,” by Nicholas D. Kristof (column, April 9): Thank you for this inspiring and enlightening article. Animals raised for food suffer miserably.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Niman’s suggestion that the findings do not apply to smaller farms, the United Nations and the University of Chicago reports demonstrate the inefficiency of beef “production” because a cow must be fed to convert grass or grain calories into protein before a human can consume even “humane” or grass-fed beef. To the Editor: Re “ The Carnivore’s Dilemma ,” by Nicolette Hahn Niman (Op-Ed, Oct. 31): Living “green” is not easy.

Growing Meat vs. Going Vegetarian

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How many people know, e.g., that University of Chicago researchers have reported that by switching to a vegan diet, a person can reduce her/his carbon footprint by 1.5 In today's Dot Earth post " Can People Have Meat and a Planet, Too? ," Andrew Revkin explores the brave new world of growing meat cultures in vitro as a more humane and possibly more environmentally friendly way of producing meat.