Conklin Farm Owner Will Not Face Charges

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From the Columbus Dispatch. A Union County grand jury has decided the owner of a Union County dairy farm caught in an abuse scandal should not face criminal charges.on the tape {from an undercover investigation by Mercy for Animals,) Conklin is shown kicking a cow that is lying down. County Prosecutor David} Phillips said the portion of the tape shown publicly was spliced together and that Conklin's behavior was taken out of context.

Wagging Tales

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Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and host of TV’s “Into the Wild&# commented on Wagging Tales, saying, “In my long career of working with domestic animals, pets, and wild animals, they have never ceased to amaze me! Wagging Tales: Every Animal Has a Tale is a fun book about animals. As the title suggests, it is a collection of stories, each animals’ “tale&#.

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BISSELL MVP Pet Photo Contest

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The 2009 BISSELL MVP grand prize winner, golden retriever Norman, is a breeder for a Columbus, OH service dog program – 4 Paws For Ability. BISSELL’s annual Most Valuable Pet (MVP) contest is under way. Now in its third year, the 2010 BISSELL MVP Contest invites pet parents to submit photos of their furry friends for a chance at the title of Most Valuable Pet.

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Animal Ethics

Jules L Garel Columbus, Ohio, July 31, 2008To the Editor: Re “ A Farm Boy Reflects ” (column, July 31): Hats off to Nicholas D. Kristof, who takes note of the trend represented by the animal welfare proposition on the ballot in California this fall. While this legislation would be an important step in transforming inhumane animal production, we must also call for change on the federal level, where the farm bill subsidizes this sector to the tune of billions of dollars.