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!)

2015 141

Another Research Company Accused of Animal Mistreatment

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For the full story, go here to 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 by Executive Director of SAEN, Michael Budkie, are said to have been released anonymously from a past or present employee.

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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.

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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Egg Companies Accused of Price Collusion

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

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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.

2009 122

Are Published Animal Studies Skewed?

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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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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

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

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.

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 184

Why Dogs Are Better Than Boyfriends

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The Honest Kitchen , a family-owned company that makes healthy, dehydrated pet foods, knows just the reasons why. Happy Valentine’s Day! Will you be spending your day with your dog? Yahoo News!

2013 182

Terri Irwin in Fight with Mining Co.

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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

A Place to Look For Animal Research News

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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.

2009 100

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 130

NARN Protests Fur Store in Everett, WA

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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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2008 40

Irish Travel Agency Removes Matador from Advertising

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THE MATADOR – one of the most abiding and traditional images of Spain – has been removed from advertising by a leading Irish travel company following a protest by animal rights activists. The ad was seen by the Irish Council Against Blood Sports which contacted the company to object and the company agreed to withdraw the image from its marketing material. The move was in response from pressure from an animal rights group. It's a small step, but every one counts.

PETA Buying Corporate Stock

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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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Orca Whale Article Appears in Salon

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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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Sled Dog Massacre Continues to Horrify

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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

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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 141

Worst Opinion Piece from Thanksgiving

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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?"

Activists Hit Max Mara Managers in Italy

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All these people represent the top management of Max Mara Fashion Group, they torture and kill animals for profits of their company. From Bite Back: Redecorated with paint and oil the opulent houses of Luigi and Ignazio Maramotti in Albinea (Reggio Emilia). Locked the main entrances. Redecorated with paint also the house of the sister Maria Ludovica located in Reggio Emilia.

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Malaysian Firm to Establish New Animal Testing Facility

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The stupid project is in partnership with a French pharmaceutical company. Fortunately, there are Malaysian activists opposing it. But of course, the argument will be that the project is economic development, jobs and "for the good of humanity.".

Britain and France to Support Ban on Bluefish Tuna Sales

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I used to work for a seafood company and my current work still brings me in contact with the industry. This is a good thing. We've been overfishing the bluefish tuna to near-extinction along with many other species. Greedy, anti-government, and anti-regulation monstrosities.

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Suit Filed Over Cows Killed to Drive Up Milk Prices

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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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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.

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Did Swine Flu Outbreak Start at an Industrial Hog Farm?

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The company denies it. According to this AP article, some are blaming Smithfield Foods, which has 8 operations in La Gloria Mexico. You can read all about the horrible things Smithfield Foods has done in the US in this long Rolling Stone article. I can only imagine how things are run in Mexico.

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.

2011 100

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 130

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 182

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 141

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 158

Why I Question Animal Testing 2.0

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Do they work for a drug company that tests on animals? Is their job therefore dependent on that company's success? I'm updating this rant from a few years ago regarding why I question animal testing. I'll probably do this in a series of posts because I just can't seem to sit down for long periods of time to write. I get frustrated when people accept a scientist's opinion in support of animal testing simply because that person is a scientist.

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Charles River Labs Continues Expanding

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Charles River Labs, a company which develops drugs and conducts contract animal testing, has an atrocious animal rights record, although they deny it of course. Now, they are continuing their plans to grow into a significant drug research company by acquiring WuXi AppTec Co, a Chinese pharmaceutical contractor. They recently moved into China two years ago where they established a toxicology and drug-testing facility in Shanghai.

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