5 Pet Projects to Bring the Family Together

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If your family is starting to get a little stir-crazy as summer winds on, it’s a good idea to find constructive ways to keep everybody occupied. Then, the whole family can braid the fabric into the desired shapes. Simple, constructive activities to make pets happier.

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

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Best Friends four-legged Celebrity Ambassador Lassie encourages everyone to protect pets this Independence Day weekend by keeping them in a safe, comfortable place inside the house during fireworks.

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India Takes More Steps to Protect Tigers

Critter News

India is to amend its wildlife crime laws to protect the country's tigers, a government minister said. Environment and forest minister Jairam Ramesh said that speeding up justice as well as hefty fines are needed to strengthen the Wildlife Protection Act. Nearly 80,000 to 100,000 families inhabiting core areas of tiger reserves will be relocated and given £12,500 each as part of the measures. But is it enough? From the Press Association.

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Disneynature Chimpanzee

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The money will help to protect chimpanzees and their habitats, now and into the future. CHIMPANZEE is a story of family bonds, individual triumph, and extraordinary personalities of the intelligent chimps.

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Slate on Pepper: Stolen for Research

Animal Person

Pepper was a beloved family pet. Her death on an operating table in the Bronx would help animal welfare advocates break a long-standing stalemate in Congress and push through the most significant animal-protection bill in American history. Was what followed animal protection or pet protection, as pets are the animals who really matter? Daniel Engber, senior editor at Slate , has posted the first of a five-part series about animals used for research.

See AFRICAN CATS, Save the Savanna!

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A portion of the proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to AWF through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor.

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BBS Giveaway – Pet Fire Safety Awareness

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According to the National Fire Protection Association , an estimated 1,000 house fires are caused by pets every year. Practice Makes Perfect: Practice your evacuation plan with your family and be sure to include your pets. Be sure to share these tips with friends and family.

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Top travelling dog bed considerations

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Going on holiday is a great time for all the family but it can always cause stress because either you, the kids, or the dog aren’t organized. A mattress with a harder outer protecting layer will be easier to clean down and shouldn’t stay as damp if you dry it whenever the opportunity arises. Visiting family. If you have permission to take your dog to visit family, then you don’t need a whole bed unless you’re staying for a while.

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Mark Zuckerberg ‘Likes’ Two New Dogs

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Choosing the best dog to welcome into your family is a daunting task – even for someone like Mark Zuckerberg. They have a protective instinct and will even sleep across thresholds within your house, taking position. This breed is incredibly loyal and penchant for protection.

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PETA's Orca Lawsuit Dismissed by Federal Judge

Critter News

Do whales deserve constitutional protection against slavery? 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.

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Walk for Farm Animals Scheduled for this Fall

Critter News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Meredith Turner, Farm Sanctuary, 646-369-6212, mturner@farmsanctuary.org 2011 Walk for Farm Animals Aims to Raise $1 Million for Abused and Neglected Farm Animals Thousands of People in More Than 35 Cities Across North America to Gather for Family-Friendly Event That Promotes Compassion for ALL Animals WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. From the Farm Sanctuary.

It’s Only Hygienic

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Pets are beloved creatures that become part of your family, but if you think about everything they do during their busy days, you may wonder how hygienic they really are. Sites such as Milbemax provide a large amount of information on symptoms and how to de-worm your family pet.

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Pet-Safe Asbestos Hazard Advisory

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Please take proper steps to protect your pets and families. Asbestos fibers pose a significant health threat to both pets and their owners. Asbestos is found in thousands of homes and buildings built between 1930 and 1980. Asbestos was a commonly used building material that when damaged over time can become airborne resulting in the fatal mesothelioma cancer. Both direct and second hand exposure has been proven to cause mesothelioma.

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Saturday Night Wild!

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Here, well meet an alpha male named Boro and follow his daily struggle to maintain authority and protect his kids. Family drama unfolds when Boro is challenged and defeated by a hostile baboon outsider, and suffers the loss of his son to disease. The month of September is about to get wild each Saturday on the National Geographic channel! The fun starts tonight with a show called “Swamp of the Baboons&# , which takes a look at the complex social network of baboons in Botswana.

Good Idea: Sure Fit Pet Covers

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We haven’t tried them out ourselves, but it makes good sense to protect one of your biggest investments, your furniture! for larger covers, you can protect your furniture from wear and tear from family pets, without breaking the bank.

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Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

Beloved family pet Dalmatian, Pepper, is stolen, and after several weeks of searching is discovered to have been experimented on at a hospital and died on the table when researchers tried to implant her with an experimental cardiac pacemaker. To this day, 95 percent of the animals used in research labs receive no federal protection whatsoever under the Animal Welfare Act." The animal-welfare groups have failed in their most ambitious efforts to protect laboratory rodents. "We

You and Your Pets Can Stress Less This Holiday Season!

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For many of us, social, business and family commitments during this time of the year changes our routines. There are several things that you can do this holiday season to help and protect all members of your entire family. You and Your Pets Can Stress Less This Holiday Season! By Faye Pietrokowsky, owner of Inner Design-Applying Intuition. www.inner-deisgn.net. email. I subscribe to the notion that Halloween marks the beginning of THE holiday season. Here is my reasoning.

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HollyWoof Gift Bags Spoil Celebrity Dogs!

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Who knows what Brennan, Buckley and Tina’s paws may pick up in the Canyon so the couple can spray a shot of Dirty Dog Paw Spritz, an Anti-Bacterial Protection for Dog’s Paws before returning home. It sure would be nice to be a celebrity pet!

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Judge Clears Way for HSUS Suit Over Fur Advertising

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Consumer Protection Procedures Act, alleges that the companies "misrepresent" the characteristics of the fur-trimmed garments by (1) advertising and labeling products as "faux fur," when they are, in fact, derived from real animal fur or (2) advertising and labeling products as common raccoon, fox or rabbit fur when they are, in fact, made from the wholly distinct species of raccoon dog—a member of the dog family.

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Dog Beds for Your Dog

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Dogs are a part of your family and just like any other family member needs a bed, they need their own dog beds. Even if your dog does not like to be covered up, the blanket will protect the bed from dirt and stains. The blanket is easier to wash and will protect the surface it is placed on. You might also want to invest in some seat covers, to protect your auto upholstery when your dog goes for a ride.

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Three High Tech Pet Gadgets

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If your pet is ever lost, runs away, or is even stolen, a microchip can help you recover your beloved family member much more quickly and effectively than posting fliers around town. Take steps to protect your horse—and your investment—the way you would for your housepets.

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ALDF Calling for An Animal Abuser Registry

Critter News

Wouldn't you want to know if a violent or repeat animal abuser were living next door to you and your family? But we need much more support, in districts across the nation, to protect all Americans from repeat offender animal abusers. Keep your animals and your families safe. Here's the email I got from ALDF. It sounds like they are calling for an animal abuse equivalent of the sex offender registry. I think it's a great idea.

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Cool Summer Tips for Your Pet

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My brother suffered from some pretty bad allergies while we were growing up, so a dog was never an option for my family. Protect them from the sun. Personally, I know I can’t spend more than five minutes outside without a thick layer of sunscreen to protect my pale Irish skin. If you pet has short hair, white fur or pink skin, they may need additional protection when out in the sun over the summer months.

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5 ways to help the animal rescue efforts in Chile and Haiti

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WSPA (World Society for Protection of Animals). These hungry, hurt, and lost animals are in our hearts as well—pets we know are someone’s friends, companions and family members—who also need our help and prayers. Contribute to rescue efforts. Most organizations aiding pets in devastated areas are not-for-profit. They depend upon charitable contributions to keep. going.

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Rescue Spotlight: Crest Care

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Here is the Crest Care mission statement: We are a group of individuals living across the United States and Canada, whose goals are to preserve and protect Chinese Cresteds in need. We work within the framework of local and civil laws, in order to protect both dogs and all parties concerned. If you have been looking for a furry (or not so furry) addition to your family and think that a Chinese Crested would be a good fit, please visit Crest Care and look into rescue!

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Dog Death Squads in China

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Here is the letter: I’ve just received an urgent report that another city in China is planning a mass cull to slaughter any unregistered dogs, strays, and even registered family dogs that are over 14 inches (35cm) tall. Make a donation to help IFAW end dog culls in China and to protect animals around the world from similar cruelty. I got this email from the IFAW recently and had to post it.

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82-foot-long “Rescue Rig” on Way to Missouri

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The American Humane Association Red Star team will be assisting the Joplin Humane Society, whose staff is not only grappling with the magnitude of the disaster but has personally suffered devastating losses from the tornado and needs time off to attend to their families and what may be left of their homes. American Humane Association has been protecting children and animals since 1877.

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

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Your dog’s instinct is to protect the family. Did you know that May 16-22 is National Dog Bit Prevention Week? Neither did we! That is, not until we got an email from the USPS. Now that we know, we are happy to spread the word. They are working hard to help spread that word about how to prevent dog bites. Here are the tips and stats that they sent us: Nearly 2,900 letter carriers were bitten by dogs last year, yet that pales in comparison to the 4.7

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IFAW rescuers have mobilized to Japan

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The humanitarian needs remain overwhelming but given the important role that companion animals play in the Japanese family and the important role that livestock plays in the Japanese economy, it’s important that we address the issues immediately,” said IFAW’s Disaster Manager Dr. Dick Green. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and advocates for the protection of wildlife and habitats.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

He says he hunts out of a need to take responsibility for his family, who evidently live where the supermarkets offer no meat. 26, 2011 To the Editor: Seamus McGraw mounts all the standard defenses: I am feeding my family; there are too many deer; I kill as mercifully as possible. It is only the prejudice of our species that justifies culling the deer population while protecting our own. To the Editor: In “ Hunting Deer With My Flintlock ” (Op-Ed, Dec.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

And you do not acknowledge the individual care that pigs get in such systems and the protection from predators, diseases and the aggression that pigs often exhibit toward each other in group housing. Decisions on how best to house farm animals should be left to the family farmers, like me, who care for their animals every day. To the Editor: “ Standing, Stretching, Turning Around ” (editorial, Oct. 9) does little to advance the debate on farm animal housing.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

They’re about protecting a system that produces cheap food. How does the health of a farmer’s family and community figure in when they are making the decision to continue industrialized production methods? To the Editor: Re “ Don’t Presume to Know a Pig’s Mind ” (Op-Ed, Feb. 20): Blake Hurst, a former hog farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, cautions that “we can’t ask the pigs what they think.” But we can ask, and they can answer.

Another Reason to Go Vegetarian

Animal Ethics

The Bottom Line: The government cares more about protecting agribusiness profits than it does about protecting the health of consumers. Meanwhile, protect yourself and your family from such germs by refusing to purchase or consume any meat produced on factory farms. We can thank factory farming for yet another antibiotic-resistant supergerm: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Back in the olden days of the family farm we never knew about the occurrence of food-related illness because we did not have a way of tracking it. The federal government needs to recommit itself to putting boots on the ground in America and elsewhere to inspect and protect our food supply. To the Editor: Your Feb. 21 editorial “ The Biggest Beef Recall Ever ” made some excellent points.

The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

According to Dr. Spock: Most families have become more conscious about the fat content of meats, and many are choosing the lower-fat cuts. My emphasis] There are other reasons why families are looking more favorably at plant-based choices. A few moments later that boob of a flight attendant returned with a ticket agent who told the family they were being thrown off the plane.

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Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

So, we are given the "cull the herd for its own good" defense, or the "cull the herd to prevent automobile accidents" defense, or the "I hunt to put food on my family's table" defense. Dr. Dean Ornish has also documented the heart-protective effects of plant-based diets, as has Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic.

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