SimplyFido Holiday Collection

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We were really excited to get a chance to check out a moose from their holiday collection. The holiday collection toys are limited edition, and something that every pet parent can feel good about giving their dog. SimplyFido offers high quality, organic, soft plush pet toys.

RSPCA Collects 68,000 Signatures Supporting an End to Animal Research

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The RSPCA collected these signatures leading up to the the 7th World Congress on Alternatives & Animal Use in the Life Sciences in Rome. That's an even larger number if you realize that each signature probably represents a few non-signers who feel the same way. I really believe the more people learn about what research animals go through, the more common decency becomes a factor. The problem is that people don't really look at the pictures, read the stories or think about what's happening.

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BOBS for Dogs & Best Friends Animal Society

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BOBS from Skechers has created five styles of a limited collection to benefit Best Friends Animal Society. This is fun news!BOBS

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Martha Stewart Pets at Petsmart!

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Baby is going to be the hit of all the Christmas parties this year thanks to the Martha Stewart Pets collection! Are you ready to see something cute? Just look at this adorable elf hoodie ! The hoodie even has little elf ears on the hat! And as you can see, it’s really cute too.

A cat on the catwalk!

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Purina ONE® showed the world how to really work the runway, turning heads at this year’s New York Fashion Week with cats on leashes during the 2013 Fall Collection Show by Tracy Reese, one of America’s most celebrated designers, on February 10.

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Paws UP for Union Township Animal Shelter

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Across the country, Rock & Rawhide (R&R) will produce a series of music, art and culinary events designed to bring together various communities to collectively make donations for animals at kill shelters. In the past nine months, R&R has collected 4,807 items weighing 2,360.5

Purina Pro Plan #MyGreatCat campaign helps feed rescue cats in need!

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Pro Plan has also enlisted help from 19-year-old photographer Jessica Trinh for a new photography collection that explores what’s so great about cats. She chronicled their personal stories through a photo collection, which will be revealed Saturday, June 14 in San Francisco’s Union Square.

“New York’s Kindest” includes Rock & Rawhide!

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We collect items through regular donations, music gigs, visual art shows, culinary events, DJ events, drop box programs, and more.

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Get your pet ready for the holidays with PetSmart!

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First up from the Disney PetHoliday Collection, this adorable Minnie Mouse scarf. The entire Disney PetHoliday collection is not only fun, but it is perfect for any Disney fan. Friends, PetSmart has some seriously cute holiday goodies for your pet.

PETA Undercover Agent Also Worked in Oregon

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The PETA activist who worked undercover at the University of Utah, and collected video footage of alleged mistreatment of lab animals, was also involved in an operation at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. I say "good for her!" She has a lot more guts than I do.

Quote of the Week

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To overcome the collective entropy of those forces against change will not be easy. ".prejudices die hard, all the more so when they are insulated by widespread secular customs and religious beliefs, sustained by large and powerful economic interests, and protected by the common law. The animal rights movement is not for the faint heart." --Tom Regan.

Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

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To overcome the collective entropy of these forces-against-change will not be easy. In issuing its condemnation of established cultural practices, the rights view is not antibusiness, not antifreedom of the individual, not antiscience, not antihuman.

Mexican Town Opposes Bullfighting

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More than 220 organizations, headed by the World Society for the Protection of Animals, are collecting signatures worldwide to petition the United Nations to adopt the proposed Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare. From Latino Fox News. Mexico's first "anti-bullfighting" town has signed a petition calling on the United Nations to approve a universal declaration on animal welfare.

Heart U Back

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From the site: The Heart U Back Collection of jewelry has been uniquely designed and created to express the heart-warming bond between pet and the pet owner. Everyone loves to wear jewelry and the Heart U Back collection makes you feel good about it!”.

Zoo Chimp Shows Ability to Plan Ahead

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Keepers at Furuvik Zoo found that the chimp collected and stored stones that he would later use as missiles. He was storing hundreds of stones to throw at visitors at the Furuvik Zoo. Further, the chimp learned to recognise how and when parts of his concrete enclosure could be pulled apart to fashion further projectiles. The findings are reported in the journal Current Biology. There has been scant evidence in previous research that animals can plan for future events.

Kamptee, India A Source of Illegal Wildlife Trade

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In India, collection of even shed antlers was banned in May 1998. Before the ban, Kamptee was a hub of antler trade in India with states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Orissa as the main collection centres. Here's some information off the beaten path.

Pet Paradise Resort to donate ALL pet hair clippings

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May 5th, 2010) Pet Paradise Resort , an upscale pet boarding, daycare and grooming resort, will start collecting and donating pet hair clippings from all 13 of their resort locations to help with the oil spill cleanup effort in the Gulf of Mexico. We are thrilled to assist in this current oil spill cleanup effort, just by shipping off our pet hair clippings we collect in our grooming salons. We sure love to share great press releases like this one!

Garbage Found in Dead Whale

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Scientists with the Cascadia Research Collective said the examination did not immediately determine why the 37-foot near-adult male died, but it was found to be in better nutritional condition than other gray whales that died recently. It looks like the garbage didn't kill it, but still.just plain gross and unacceptable. From the Seattle Times.

Psychiatrist Arrested for Trafficking in Gall Bladders

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Shigemura, prosecutors claim, also amassed a collection of 11 firearms without the appropriate permits. So, it's not just rednecks in Washington State who are doing this. From the Seattle P-I: A Japanese psychiatrist with a home in Seattle is facing poaching and gun-possession charges following allegations that he poached several black bears and tried to smuggle gallbladders back to Japan.

Extinct Bird Found Before Being Eaten

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Found only on the island of Luzon, Worcester's buttonquail was known solely through drawings based on dated museum specimens collected several decades ago. Figures. A precious thing, possibly the last of its kind, enjoyed for a few minutes by a human being, then destroyed by another. A rare quail from the Philippines was photographed for the first time before being sold as food at a poultry market, experts say.

Sea Shepherd Busts Whale Meat Importer

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The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society had run a sting operation to collect evidence related to the serving of whale meat. From examiner.com. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is just about ready to chalk up a win against a California seafood dealer who imported endangered whale meat from Tokyo and sold it to Califorian restaurants.

Penguin Palooza on Nat Geo WILD

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Photo Credit: © Argus Collection. Penguin lovers rejoice! This weekend is Penguin Palooza on Nat Geo WILD! This weekend you will be able to enjoy shows about penguins almost all weekend long. Penguin Palooza starts at noon to 11pm ET/PT on Saturday November 12 and Sunday, November 13.

Utah's Shelters Providing Strays to Labs for Research

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University officials say they only collect animals from shelters willing to participate and pound animals are steered toward nonlethal experiments. Thanks to PETA's undercover investigation of University of Utah labs for bringing this issue to media attention. From the AP. Scores of abandoned dogs, cats and livestock from Utah animal shelters become subjects of laboratory research at the University of Utah each year.

ZooBorns

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A collection of some of the cutest baby animals from accredited zoos and aquariums around the world. If you are looking for a book to make you smile, then ZooBorns is just the right choice!

Wagging Tales

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As the title suggests, it is a collection of stories, each animals’ “tale&#. Wagging Tales: Every Animal Has a Tale is a fun book about animals. Written by Tim Link, a full-time animal communicator and Reiki energy healer for animals, he shares his personal experiences.

Economic Troubles in Portugal Lead to More Abandoned Animals

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Adding to the problem is the fact that Lisbon's municipal kennel is not collecting stray animals and is currently closed for refurbishment work but has no date for reopening, Lisbon's urban environment councillor, José Sá Fernandes told Expresso newspaper this week. From the Portugal News Online.sad stuff.

Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project

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The Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project furthers our commitment to unite the community of cat owners by collecting and celebrating their cat-relationship stories. This one is for you dear cat lovers! Are you ready to show the world why you love your cat?

World Animal Day in Minsk

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They also put up a tent to collect donations, such as pet food, cages, collars and other pet supplies, for stray and abandoned animals kept at the shelters. I doubt caring for strays in Belarus is an easy task , so kudos to these people for the work they do. City Fauna and another animal welfare charity named Ehida brought around 40 pets from their shelters to the park on Sunday in an attempt to re-home them.

Northern Arapahoes Given Right to Kill Eagles for Religious Purposes

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They say the tribe could raise captive birds, or accept eagle feathers or carcasses already available from a federal repository that collects birds killed by power lines or other causes. From the Seattle PI. A federal government decision to allow a Wyoming tribe to kill two bald eagles for a religious ceremony is a victory for American Indian sovereignty as well as for long-suppressed religious freedoms, the tribe says. The U.S.

Washington Town to Become Horse Slaughter Capital?

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The story, by author and animal rights activist Ernest Dempsey calls Stanwood, Washington “Death Row for horses” because of the location not far away of a “major buying station, collection point and feedlot for U.S. Stanwood is right near where we live in Seattle and, sadly, home to Pigs Peace Animal Sanctuary which rescues all kinds of animals. I can only imagine how they feel. From the Sky Valley Chronicle. A new report in the Staug News of St.

Doggie Devotion line from Fetch!

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The collection features sixteen proprietary designs, each with an artist-created, one-of-a-kind image of the world’s most beloved dog breeds. Fetch! Product Design limited edition “ Doggie Devotion ” throw pillows are just what your favorite dog lover needs for their home!

Trick or Treat for Big Cats

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By taking part in the Trick-or-Treat for Big Cats program, kids can “Cause An Uproar” by collecting change with their candy to save these incredible animals. We love Halloween at our house, so we were very excited to hear about this great way to help big cats this year! The Trick-or-Treat for Big Cats initiative, from National Geographic, combines a fun activity kids love with the opportunity to learn more about and make a difference in the environment.

Jane Goodall Charity Auction

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The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is hosting an online charity auction until November 9th, 2011. Items up for bid feature a variety of one-of-a-kind experiences and merchandise. Proceeds from the sales will support ongoing programs such as chimpanzee preservation, and many more.

Little guy with big heart helping animals!

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Ready to respond at a moment’s notice, the HSUS Animal Rescue Team uses its equipment, expertise, and other resources to assist law enforcement agencies with investigation, evidence collection, and animal seizure as well to coordinate animal care, sheltering, and relocation.

Seal Industry Tries to Capitalize on Medical Researchers Conjectures

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Pibarot has yet to begin collecting data through testing rodents and he says that a clinical trial in humans is hypothetical at this point - at least a decade of positive results and funding would have to be established first. While I'm not a fan of using animal hearts for transplants, I'm far more sympathetic to that than to simply using their parts for human vanity consumption. But the seal industry doesn't care.

Spanish Tradition Under Threat by Activists

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Tree branches for the fires are collected for weeks ahead of the festival. This sounds awful. Go to AFP for the full story. Every year on the night of January 16, the eve of Saint Anthony's day, the patron saint of animals, the paved streets of the small town of 600 people are transformed into a sort of racetrack in which the fences are burning logs.

Our house stinks, but not anymore!

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Since I am a BzzAgent, I was able to try out the new Glade Expressions® Collection recently (for free). Our house suffers from a good amount of stink. And no, it’s not the pets! It’s actually our house, because of how it is built there just isn’t much airflow and things get stagnate and stinky quickly. This leads me to always be on the look out for ways to freshen up the house.

Stamps to the Rescue

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If you visit the Stamps to the Rescue site you can pre-order stamps and collectible products, as well as learn more about the effort. Stamps to the Rescue ! Adopt a shelter pet stamps from the postal service were just revealed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show!

PETA's Orca Lawsuit Dismissed by Federal Judge

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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. Well, it's still historic and precedent-setting. Here's hoping we see more of these legal challenges.

Frozen Planet

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We were glued to the TV when Discovery Chanel was airing Frozen Planet, and we have been even more enthralled now that we have the entire collection on DVD (they also have it in Blu-Ray).