McKee Project Helps Latin America's Strays

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Are Micro Pigs the Next Stupid Pet Trend?

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The animal shelters who have to find them homes at the expense of other animals. And, yes, she plans on making money from these animals by franchising. All for the love of animals right? Tags: Stupid pigs companion animals Great. This lady is breeding tiny pet pigs that can live up to 11 years. People are buying them like crazy, which means.eventually people will start dumping them like crazy. And who will suffer?

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Mexican Activists Staged Protest Early this Month

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MEXICO CITY – Animal rights activists staged a protest against the sale of pets in Mexico City, urging residents to adopt dogs and other animals instead of buying them. Two of the activists, one painted to look like a dog and the other like a cat, stood in gift boxes holding signs that urged people not to view animals as toys and to adopt pets instead of purchasing them. mexico protests activism animal rights companion animals animal welfare pets

Pet Parents Spending Billions on Their Dogs and Cats

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MRI, chemotherapy and CT scans are becoming more prevalent to treat companion animals. Did you know US dog and cat parents spent more than $52 billion on their pets last year? That’s not all on adorable sweaters and toys.

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Paws For The Balkans

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Catastrophic floods following three days of extremely heavy rain this month have left large portions of Bosnia and Serbia submerged and millions of people and animals in desperate need of help. They depend on your help to provide life saving support for these animals.

Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

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When these kinds of dogs are kept indoors, are well-trained, and treated as part of the family, they are excellent companions, and rarely aggressive. They are loving and loyal animals. Tags: Animal Welfare animal advocacy companion animals dogs pictures

Kathy Bauck: The Face of Puppy Mill Cruelty

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Kathy Bauck, owner of Pick of the Litter Kennels in New York Mills, MN, was recently found guilty of four misdemeanors: one count of animal cruelty, and 3 counts of animal torture. An officer of the ASPCA reported her to the USDA for violations of the Animal Welfare Act back in 1998 and no action was taken. Apparently animal TORTURE only ranks as a “misdemeanor&#. This monster tortured innocent animals, and will likely see no more than 20 days inside a jail cell.

In the Company of Animals

Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times blog post about companion animals

8 Reasons Why Bringing Your Dog To Work Is A Good Idea

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Lloyd is an animal lover and enjoys blogging on the office theme. People who have pets or companion animals know why they do. Dogs, cats and other animals are great stress reducers and they give out unconditional love.

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FiXiT Aims to Facilitate 25 Spay Neuters This Week

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Sponsors Are Able to Contribute As Little as $10 to Help an Animal Get Spayed/Neutered. Every year 3-4 million dogs and cats die in animal shelters in the United States because there aren’t enough homes for them. cats dogs events people helping animals

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Urban Canines

Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times op-ed column about companion animals

VCA Offers Free Boarding for Pets Affected by Texas Wildfires

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To help those affected by the Texas wildfires, select VCA Animal Hospitals in the state of Texas (in and around both Austin and Houston) are offering free boarding for companion animals. Here is a list of those who are available to help: Austin-area hospitals: VCA Ben White Animal Hospital. VCA Northwest Hills Animal Hospital. VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital. VCA Woodlands Animal Hospital. VCA Spring Animal Hospital. people helping animals

San Francisco Considers Banning Pet Sales

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All companion animals including dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, and lizards would be considered as pets. If it passes, San Francisco residents would have to go to a shelter or rescue group to adopt an animal. Pet sales would be banned altogether, except for the sale of pet fish. Sounds good, but I just don't believe this will pass. It would set a national precedent, even if it is San Francisco.

"Change of Heart": New Book about Animal Activism

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The author is Nick Cooney and he's the Director of The Humane League, an animal advocacy non-profit with offices in Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington DC. Change Of Heart provides science-based answers to many questions that are hotly debated among animal activists. For example, why is it so hard for our family members and co-workers – many of whom have companion animals that they love – to cut cruelty from their diets and go vegan?

Prepare a pet rescue plan.

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Even with the aid of disaster response teams, many evacuees permanently lost their companion animals. originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on September 3, 2009. Hurricane Season’s Here: Six Steps to A Rescue Plan that Includes Pets. “Katrina, Ike and Gustav are more than just names to those whose homes and families were devastated by these destructive storms.

ABA has Animal Law Committee

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The American Bar Association has an animal law committee. Animal law is broader than laws pertaining to animals. The status of animals in our legal system is in flux and attorneys are discovering creative and interesting ways to use legal arguments in the face of increasingly complex scenarios. Our clients are legally impacted by a vast array of human/animal interactions. Tags: animal law Here's the link. From the webpage.

Handbags are a Dog’s Best Friend

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Tails are sure to wag on Friday, June 12t h as Luna Boston hosts “Doggies + Bags,” a special benefit party for the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS). A Luna Boston stylist will be on-hand to help you update your wardrobe for summer with the latest trends, and twenty-five percent of all proceeds made during the event will be donated to help CAPS in its mission to protect companions from cruelty and inhumane breeding practices in Pet Shops and Puppy Mills.

Best Friends Animal Society Helps You Protect Your Pets this Independence Day

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Some of these lost animals will eventually be reunited with their families, but others will sadly be injured or killed in traffic or remain unclaimed in shelters. If your pet does go missing over the holiday, check immediately and often with local animal shelters.

Research Animals Rescued from North Carolina Lab

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An enormous victory was achieved for animals this week when nearly 200 dogs and 54 cats were rescued from a North Carolina animal testing facility that closed its doors after an undercover investigation revealed apparent abuse of the animals by workers at the facility. Quick work on the part of the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), in partnership with the Humane Society of the U.S. Tags: animal abuse animal research cats North Carolina dogs PETA

Bring Pets Home

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Shop ‘til you drop in support of animal shelters, then get together with friends to share stories, advice and even pictures – all online. The fund raising Web site also offers exclusive content for cat and dog owners which includes information on pet care and safety, information on animal shelters, as well blogs, groups and open forums. Every year, six to eight million animals enter U. About Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health.

So I'm from the New Appalachia?

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This is not totally animal-related, but I'll share anyway. On an animal note, I will say that the treatment of animals is very bad in the Central Valley. It's farm country and you have a lot of farmers and ag types who treat companion animals as little better than livestock. I grew up in the Central Valley of California and my mother owns a home there in Gustine. Today I came across this strange article from NPR about the area.

IFAW rescuers have mobilized to Japan

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Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org ) have mobilized to Japan to conduct an assessment and assist with animal rescue efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. People were not able to bring their animals with them when they left the affected area so we anticipate that the evacuation centers may need help caring for and finding homes for those displaced animals, added Dr. Green. “We

Adopt-a-Pet.com Guest Post

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The following is a guest post from the amazing animal lovers of Adopt-a-Pet.com. Sadly there are 4 million healthy adoptable companion animals killed in shelters each year due to overcrowding. Our website makes it easy for anyone with an internet connection to find profiles and pictures of adoptable animals by location, breed, gender, age, size, and color. When that animal is available, I am notified the next time a pet matching my search is added on Adopt-a-Pet.com.

Good Idea: FlexPet

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And, for the month of August FlexPet , is running an awesome promotion on behalf of Best Friends Animal society! Every FlexPet customer will receive a year membership to the Best Friends Animal Society which helps provide a year of quality care for an animal at the sanctuary. It also entitles members to the following: A subscription to Best Friends magazine, the most popular general interest companion animal magazine in the nation.

Great cat tips from Housecat Housecall

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Katrina Warren and the experts at Animal Planet’s “ Housecat Housecall ”, presented by Purina Cat Chow, have put together some simple tips to help families conquer some common cat care issues. Housecat Housecall airs on Animal Planet every Saturday at 10:30AM Eastern/Pacific, with an encore each Sunday at 8:00AM Eastern/Pacific. Finding the ideal companion cat can be a fun project for the whole family. And be sure to check out the show on Animal Planet!

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: The real thrust of the American Kennel Club’s opposition to California Assembly Bill 1634 as stated in “ Should Most Pet Owners Be Required to Neuter Their Animals? ” (Editorial Observer, July 30) is not economic but rather that creating a one-size-fits-all law such as mandatory spay and neuter is not a workable, enforceable solution to reduce the diverse demographics of the state’s shelter population.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

People who adopt from animal shelters will tell you that it’s not only a rewarding experience, but also that shelters are filled with a smorgasbord of the most amazing, delightful, intelligent dogs you’ll ever find on the planet. When that happens, you’ll understand the bond between human and companion animal of which Mr. Phillips wrote. To the Editor: “ My Dog Days ,” by Arthur Phillips (Op-Ed, June 10), gave me those warm, fuzzy feelings and made my eyes tear.

The Power of Pets Initiative

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Mars Petcare and Human-Animal Interaction. For decades, Mars Petcare – through its world-renowned WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition – has led the way in research in Human-Animal Interaction (HAI), the scientific field that studies the bond between humans and companion animals. The Power of Pets Initiative originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 1, 2010. Mars Petcare recently launched The Power of Pets! What is The Power of Pets?

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

While cruelty to animals is a serious matter that should elicit widespread public outrage, efforts to reach the public through more serious means often fall on deaf ears in a world in which sex sells and there are both a war and an economic downturn. Animal suffering and human suffering are undeniably interconnected. In 2004, for example, The New York Times broke the story about a PETA undercover investigation that found routine animal abuse at AgriProcessors kosher slaughterhouse.

From Today's Wall Street Journal

Animal Ethics

So here is an even more modest proposal than roasting Fido: Try eating only what animals you are willing to kill with your own hands. A decision not to eat dogs has nothing to do with our inherent hypocrisy, but with our relationship to different animals. Dogs were bred to be companion animals; pigs and cows are raised as food. The fury this meal caused my friends and family back in America motivated me to examine whether eating any animal was justified.

On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

Animal Person

I immensely enjoyed "EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED" (even on the big screen) and eagerly anticipated "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer. Finally, if you know someone who gravitates toward the philosophical issues around our use of animals, this is a good book.

On Letting Your Emotions Rule the Day

Animal Person

Bea directed me to the Animal Welfare Special Report at TheHill.com , in which Rep. David Scott (D-Ga), who is the chairman of the Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Subcommittee of the House Committee on Agriculture draws a line in the sand regarding the animals we use and how we use them. A prime example of this is our concern for the welfare of animals in agriculture.". We have a tendency as a society to anthropomorphize our animals, especially our pets.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ PETA’s Latest Tactic: $1 Million for Fake Meat ” (news article, April 21): The commercial development of meat from animal tissue won’t result in “fake meat” any more than cloning sheep results in fake sheep. April 21, 2008 To the Editor: Re “ Million-Dollar Meat ” (editorial, April 23): In vitro meat might not appeal to everyone, but I am guessing that the day PETA awards its prize money will be a happy day for the billions of land animals bound for slaughter.