SMARTCOOKEE Company gives back

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SMARTCOOKEE Company gives back with SMARTCOOKEE Treat with Love program As part of its mission to provide nutritious and safe treats (surprisingly, many companies’treats are not!)

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Another Research Company Accused of Animal Mistreatment

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For the full story, go here to outsourcing-pharma.com. Animal welfare watchdog group, Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN), has released documents which, it claims, provide evidence that CRO MPI Research has been operating in violation of the US Animal Welfare Act. The documents, disclosed to OutsourcingPharma.com by Executive Director of SAEN, Michael Budkie, are said to have been released anonymously from a past or present employee.

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Janet Jackson Continues as Spokesperson for Mink Fur Company

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The Seattle-based company supplies “the finest, most luxurious and exclusive ranch-raised natural black mink.” Given the fact that Jackson is representing a company that traffics in the fur trade, animal rights activists might get their feathers ruffled by Jackson’s continued associations with a luxe fur brand. What is the attraction of fur? I just don't get it. Wear your own damn skin! I'm disappointed in Janet Jackson and am totally taking her stuff off Rhapsody.

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Connecticut Oil Company President Illegally Owns Primate

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However, this time the owner is an oil and gas company president , not some eccentric woman on Xanax. Pierce Onthank, the president of an oil and gas company, was charged in January with illegal possession of a primate for keeping a siamang, a type of gibbon that is native to rain forests in Malaysia and Indonesia and can weigh up to 30 pounds and stand 3 feet high. I'm starting to wonder about Connecticut. It's the same state where the Travis incident occurred.

Egg Companies Accused of Price Collusion

Critter News

The Justice Department has opened investigations. It's in the Wall Street Journal. Fresh-egg farmers acted together through a series of export shipments, organized by United Egg Producers, an industry cartel whose 250-plus members include virtually all of the nation's big egg producers. By removing a small fraction of eggs that would have been bound for U.S.

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Another Company Plans to Make Money from Recycling Animal Carcasses

Critter News

The company is Biosphere Technologies and the patented technology is Biorefinex. Waste not, want not. It takes all the inedible parts of the animal and makes it into an ooze that can be used as fertilizer or converted into biogas. It also keeps carcasses out of landfills and incinerators. Again, being marketed as good for the environment. And again, I ask, what about all the human corpses sitting in all these cemeteries. Aren't these cemetaries a type of landfill too?

2009 100

In the Company of Animals

Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times blog post about companion animals

Why Is the Federal Government Awarding Contracts to a Company That Was Involved in Smuggling Primates?

Critter News

Despite this, it looks like this has been no barrier to his company getting federal contracts. If so, what is his role in the company that he founded? Aside from the moral issues involved in animal experimentation, why are US taxpayer dollars going to a company started by a man who went to jail for smuggling, and then transferred control of the company to his wife and mother? Worldwide Primates Inc.

Are Published Animal Studies Skewed?

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Tags: animal research drug companies animal studies

2010 109

Animal Researchers' Emotional Blackmail

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They want us to keep on funneling billions and billions of taxpayer dollars to the drug companies, the research universities and the suppliers of the animals and the animal testing equipment. Tags: animal research drug companies medical research Here's a succinct letter to the editor that summarizes the emotional blackmail propogated by animal researchers. From the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, WA.

Europeans Continue to Search for Alternatives to Animal Research.Why Not Americans?

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They have drug companies that are just as powerful as those here. To enable this new approach to be developed, the European Commission and companies that are members of the EPAA are working hard to initiate novel methods of research and technology transfer that will reduce the need for animal testing. Tags: europe animal research drug companies medical research I just don't understand it. Is there a different culture regarding animals in Europe?

UK Records Increase in Animal Testing

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Tags: animal experimentation UK drug companies medical research biotech

A Victory for Turkeys

Creature Talk

Companies engaged in any kind of animal production or handling need to make it painfully clear that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated and our legal system needs to punish people accordingly when such cases do arise.

Eating Eggs is Eating Cruelty

Creature Talk

But in a written statement he says that the company strives to provide good care for its hens and quality eggs for consumers under the scientific standards of the United Egg Producers Certified Program. Egg laying hens are arguably the most abused animals on today’s factory farms.

Pet Safety 101: Poisonous Plants and Flowers

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ProFlowers, an FTD company, created this helpful graphic. With summer in full bloom, they rounded up a list of 199 common flowers and plants that are poisonous for pets, so you can be sure your furry friend is safe all.

2016 196

Meat with No Feet!?

Creature Talk

A while back PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) offered $1 million to any company or person who could come up with a cost effective way to produce cloned meat on a large scale, the goal being that people could still satisfy their meat cravings, but that animals wouldn’t have to be slaughtered for that purpose.

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It’s National Pet Month! Time to start #PetPraising

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nestle Purina PetCare Company. As a #PurinaPartner I am being compensated for sharing this information. Did you know that May is National Pet Month? That’s right! An entire month to celebrate how much we … Continue reading →

2017 146

Wrangler Honored as 2016 Guide Dog of the Year

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The annual award is given by Canine Company to celebrate the important work of guide dogs and raise awareness of Guiding Eyes for the Blind Wrangler, a 19-month-old yellow Lab. Wrangler was honored as 2016 Guide Dog of the Year!

2016 141

Voluntary recall of Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch treats

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Company announced it is voluntarily withdrawing its Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats sold in the United States until further notice.

2013 253

Rocky & Bella, Inc. earns National Animal Supplement Quality Seal

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Pet supplement company Rocky & Bella, Inc. Only 80 pet supplement companies internationally are able to use the NASC Quality Seal on products. The company is committed to providing the best nutrition and super food supplement that science and nature have to offer.

2013 195

Beneful Unleashed the 2014 Dream Dog Park!

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Manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Beneful brand dog food offers a full line of wet and dry formulas that offer a perfect balance of taste and nutrition. Introduced in 2001, Beneful is one of the most successful dog food brands in the Company’s history.

2014 204

15 Resources for Employer Branding Professionals

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Managing your company’s employer brand is no small feat. All over the world, companies dedicate time and resources to promoting and managing their EB because it truly does pay off. Every day candidates are choosing where to work based on what people have to say about a company and the online presence they hold. Those who work in the industry know the enormous effect that their efforts can have on a company’s ability to hire and retain people who make the business successful.

We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled.

Animal Person

Everyone I talked with there was convinced that the military coup that had overthrown the democratically-elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, had been engineered by two US companies, with CIA support. They were joined by a coalition of textile manufacturers and exporters, companies that rely on cheap labor to work in their sweatshops. The big companies are determined to stop what they call a ‘leftist revolt’ in this hemisphere.

Feeling stressed? Try a little #KittenTherapy!

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ABOUT TIDY CATS: Tidy Cats, a Purina company, is committed to the welfare of cats everywhere: from providing. This video is sure to make your day! What happens when you take some stressed out humans and offer them a bit of relaxing therapy?

2014 249

Terri Irwin in Fight with Mining Co.

Critter News

A mining company is fighting the widow of Steve Irwin over the use of some leased land. The mining company says she only wants the land to expand her cattle operations. She claims that mining it will damage plants and animals. Looks like a long and nasty fight ahead

2008 100

On Flow and Water

Animal Person

I watched Flow last night and though I did know about the evils of water privatization in other countries, I had no idea that communities (Michigan is featured) right here in the US are fighting huge multi-nationals for their own water.

Pet food ingredients and sourcing. It matters!

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Hill’s is a company we trust because we have seen our dogs thrive while eating it. It’s a company we trust for other reasons too: Hill’s products are manufactured right here in the USA and they care about the safety and quality of their own pets’ food just as much as I do.

2013 198

On "Pets" and "Its"

Animal Person

We can either bombard the publishing industry with proposals for books for kids, or we can create a publishing company ourselves for this specific purpose. I went back to New York to the areas where I grew up and went to college and graduate school for a five-day weekend. I'd been longing for NYC and, as usual, thinking about moving back. The Nor'easter cured me of that longing. I visited my three godchildren and a handful of friends, and all but one friend has at least one child.

A Place to Look For Animal Research News

Critter News

Note - this company has a lot of industry news sites on a wide range of topics, so they do more then just drug company news. I stumbled across this site called FiercePharma that has all kinds of news about the drug industry. If you go to the very top, there are tabs for FierceBiotechResearch and other topics. I've never heard of them before.

Sled Dog Massacre Continues to Horrify

Critter News

This is the story of the sled dogs that were cruelly executed because a Whistler company wanted to downsize. Apparently, the manager of Howling Dog Tours applied for workers comp for PTSD and this is how the whole story was revealed. It's created quite an international uproar and the murdered dogs are knows as the Whistler 100. canada Working dogs

2011 109

Calling all Dogs: Celebrate National Dog Day with Free Ice Cream August 25

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This year, the company is expanding its celebration, starting its observance on Friday, August 24, with treats for all dogs participating in its doggy day camp program that day.

2012 228

Siberian Husky Voted Top Dog in Pets-idential Election

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November 1, 2012, Norwalk CT – National pet services company Best Friends Pet Care has announced the winners of its 2013 Pets-idential Election for Canine in Chief and Canine Cabinet. Founded in 1992, the Company is headquartered in Norwalk, CT.

2012 204

Why I'm Not Giving Up On Capitalism

Animal Person

But there are other scenarios, such as some that PCRM has suggested in the past, that do make sense; where the goal is to alter policy within a company regarding, say, research using animals when that's not required. Among friends I'm thought of as a bit of a conundrum because I haven't completely given up on capitalism. More important, I haven't given up on the idea that money can save the day sometimes. Or pulling money.

NARN Protests Fur Store in Everett, WA

Critter News

The company is Terry L. Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN) will be staging protests at this fur store in Everett, WA. Fieck Furs. Here is their idea of a fur coat. Nice and GREEN! Literally and sarcastically.

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Suit Filed Over Cows Killed to Drive Up Milk Prices

Critter News

If the dairy companies were doing this, well, that's cold! The class-action lawsuit accuses companies of slaughtering thousands of cows just to decrease supply. His firm sued Cooperatives Working Together, its members are dairy companies and trade groups. Excerpted from the Seattle P-I. A Seattle law firm is taking on dairies, claiming that a price-fixing scheme has consumers paying too much for milk.

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PETA Buying Corporate Stock

Critter News

Companies don't always change their policies, but Byrne said the effort has paid off. After PETA bought stock, Safeway grocery stores and restaurant companies Ruby Tuesday, Sonic and Burger King agreed to give purchasing preference to suppliers that abide by what the group says are more humane rules, such as not confining chicken and hogs in small cages, she said. I'm sure this is old news, but PETA keeps buying corporate stock to gain influence in corporate decision-making.

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Chocolate

Animal Ethics

If you like chocolate, you may want to consider purchasing it from this company

2008 40

On "Food Inc."

Animal Person

We are made to believe not only that the tens of thousands of products available in the store come from different companies/sources, but that they are the result of good old fashioned farming that to this day we teach our children about in their books and their toys. We also know that many companies with admirable business practices have been bought by colossal corporations (e.g., (Sigh.) Here's the idea you have to get used to when it comes to Food Inc.:

Orca Whale Article Appears in Salon

Critter News

By the way, she works for a company that does clinical testing for drug companies. Informative article with one expert saying captivity can drive orcas insane. I'm not surprised. They are used to miles and miles of ocean. The argument that they have "plenty of room" has been made about elephants too. In fact, the animal research supporter in my book club said that very same thing. (By Animals are commodities for her. So why should I be surprised at her elephant comment?).

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Worst Opinion Piece from Thanksgiving

Critter News

Then I found out it's a representative from the Center for Consumer Freedom, a "a nonprofit coalition supported by restaurants, food companies and consumers to promote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices." I was reading this nasty, mean-spirited "opinion piece" in the Detroit News and thinking, "Wow, what asshole is this guy?"

Publish Your Own AR Book or Magazine

Animal Person

The latter form a publishing company, get their own block of ISBNs (like Social Security numbers for publications of all kinds), and print and distribute the books themselves (or outsource those parts). And just for clarity, I'm not talking about using Xlibris and the like, which are print-on-demand companies.) As you may know, I'm a writer/ghostwriter/editor. That's how I've made my living for over 20 years.

2009 100

Why I Question Animal Testing 2.1

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I read the following in a book about the pharmaceutical industry by Marcia Angell (the first woman to serve as the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and currently a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Medical School) called The Truth about the Drug Companies. Until then, taxpayer-financed discoveries were in the public domain, available to any company that wanted to use them. This is a continuation of an earlier post about why I question animal testing.

2010 109

Mysterious Sled Dog Deaths

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An animal rights group claims the dogs were killed inhumanely by an outdoor adventure company and thrown into a mass grave. The company could not be reached for comment. Bad allegations connected to Whistler. Full article at the BBC News. Canadian police are investigating the reported killing of 100 huskies which had been used to pull tourist sleds in the ski resort of Whistler.

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