Leaping Foxes

10,000 Birds

In Germany, our most common large mammalian predator is the Red Fox Vulpes vulpes. Foxes are very common in Germany and occur even within cities. Of course this secretive nature of the foxes is challenged in mouse gradation years by the hunger of their abundant off-spring, and the parents are thus obligued to start hunting earlier in the evening and continue well into the morning. Mammals Europe fox Germany predators rodents

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Cat Has Fox in Headlock, Gives Severe Ear Licking

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Tags: cat fox

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Virginia Fox Smuggler Gets Six Months

Critter News

Attorney Julia Dudley said Blevins had bought animals for several years from trappers in different states and brought them to Virginia to sell to the owners of "fox pens." He was caught after a yearlong investigation by Virginia game officials that included the undercover purchases of 54 red foxes and 47 coyotes from Blevins. Tags: wildlife trafficking blood sport fox hunting us Howard Glen Blevins, 68, of Asheville, N.C.,

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Dog Parade at Fox Run

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Dog lovers in Novi, Michigan will be delighted this Saturday, September 24th, when the residents at Fox Run take to the the Dog Parade Runway and strut their stuff! WHAT: A Dog Parade at Fox Run retirement community in Novi, MI, in which residents and their pets will stroll the runway to “put on the dog,” so-to speak. Residents will receive a participation pins and the dogs will receive Fox Run bandanas. Noon, near the Fox Run Dog Patch in front of the Belmont Clubhouse.

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Fox and Hound

Animal Ethics

How do you protest fox hunting? You eat a dog, of course! See here for details

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Michael Fox on Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

Michael Fox , "'Animal Liberation': A Critique," Ethics 88 [January 1978]: 106-18, at 116-7 The strongest part of [Peter] Singer's case against meat eating is his brief discussion of the world food crisis. It is a patent truth that by any conceivable health standards most North Americans are overfed. More specifically, they eat far more meat than is necessary to maintain adequate nutrition.

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UK Hunting Ban Could Be in Jeopardy

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It bans fox hunting, hare coursing, and stag hunting. You can still flush a fox out with dogs, but you can't kill it. Tags: UK fox hunting hare coursing stag hunting It's been five years since the hunting ban was passed in Britain. If the Tories take over, it could be in real jeopardy. They are totally against the ban.

Week four: We wrap up our stay in the US.

10,000 Birds

Once it began to warm up a bit, Black-capped Chickadees, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Gold-crowned Sparrows, Fox (sooty) Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Spotted Towhees, Brown Creepers, Marsh Wrens, and House Wrens all can be seen easily from different parts of the boardwalk. These were my first Fox Sparrows of the year. Nisqually NWR Brown Creeper Fox Sparrow Hooded Merganser Northern Harrier Northern Saw-whet Owl

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Love in the Time of Conjunctivitis

10,000 Birds

This blog was written by Arden Zich, volunteer with Fox Valley Wildlife Center in Elburn, IL: Congratulating myself for leaving the house on time, I got into my car and drove off to meet up with a friend for lunch. Fortunately I was able to get an assist from my husband, who set up a shoebox for the poor bird’s ride to the local wildlife rehabilitation facility, Fox Valley Wildlife Center, which was conveniently located just five minutes from my dining destination.

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Nesting Eagle Killed in Portugal, Another Brilliant Move

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Tags: Stupid eagle portugal fox hunting

Quote of the Week

Critter News

Michael Fox, Sierra, November-December 1990. Zoos are becoming facsimiles - or perhaps caricatures - of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all.

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More Birds Than Bullets: a book review

10,000 Birds

He tells, for example, of sitting close by a fox den, and watching a raccoon walk past it with a look of acknowledgement. The coon wasn’t scared, McMullan explains, because it can hold its own with a fox in a fight.

Mexican Town Opposes Bullfighting

Critter News

From Latino Fox News. Mexico's first "anti-bullfighting" town has signed a petition calling on the United Nations to approve a universal declaration on animal welfare. More than 220 organizations, headed by the World Society for the Protection of Animals, are collecting signatures worldwide to petition the United Nations to adopt the proposed Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare.

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Potato envy

10,000 Birds

We have naughty badgers and cheeky foxes who dig and defecate, but there is no sense in getting cross if you have invited them in and take pleasure from knowing that they regard your garden as good habitat. Last season, I lost a few seed-potatoes to foxes that pulled them out of the ground. I wasn’t angry that the fox had dug it up and discarded it, I objected to the fact that her potato yielded twice as much as any of my cosseted plants!

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Finally. Jasmine the Greyhound

Animal Person

It wouldn’t matter if it was a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or, any other lost or hurting Animal, Jasmine would peer into the box or cage and, where possible, deliver a welcoming lick. She has done the same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose.” I received this steadily for a month or two and still find it heartwarming. And for all of you naysayers, it was verified by Snopes. *

DMX is Pretty in Prison Pink

Critter News

This is ridiculous, this is disrespectful," DMX said with a sarcastic laugh during an interview with My Fox Phoenix. Arpaio told Fox & Friends he has had the pink policy in place for 10 years with success. Rap singer DMX is currently serving a jail sentence for animal cruelty, drugs and fraud. And things are even worse for him because his prison wardrobe is (gasp!) Looks like Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has come up with the cure for DMX's addiction to jail.

2009 100

Mexican Senators Look at Banning Bullfights

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From Fox News (blech). I'm very, very surprised. And not very optimistic. Mexico is notorious for its bullfights and lack of animal rights. But, still, I can't dismiss it. Senators from the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, are working on legislation to ban bullfights and guarantee animal rights in Mexico, a lawmaker said. The legislation, which will be introduced in the next session, would impose fines and jail time on violators, Sen.

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Activist Indicted on Contempt Charges

Critter News

Fox 13 Now reported. I'm late on this one. The article is from October 5. A federal grand jury has indicted an animal rights activist who refused to testify about the release of thousands of mink from Utah ranches. Jordan Halliday, 22, served several months in jail for contempt of court after he said he invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination. When he was released in June, he was handed a federal grand jury indictment for contempt.

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Westminster Weekend and a Purina Giveaway! #wkcdogshow

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Here’s a list of all the broadcasts for this year’s Westminster show: First-ever Masters Agility Championship at Westminster presented by Purina Pro Plan Saturday, February 8 — Airing LIVE on FOX Sports 1 from 7-9 p.m. The annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show starts tonight with the first ever agility championship! It’s going to be amazing.

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You like us!

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We were so excited when we found out that we were among the Can’t Miss: 10 Pet Blogs over on My Fox New York! We could not be more excited to be listed with so many of our own daily reads. This means the world to us, as we started this blog as a way to help animals and those who love them. It’s exciting to receive positive press, and we would be remiss if we didn’t thank you, our readers, for making our blog what it is! You like us!

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Mexican Border Town Offers Tax Exemption for Euthanizing Dogs

Critter News

From Latino Fox News. There's a stray dog problem in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. The solution? If you bring in the dog for euthanization, you get a tax exemption.hooray! Sarcasm there of course. Clearly, there's no spay/neuter program in this place. But there are animal rights activists in Mexico that will hopefully take notice and try to establish some kind of long-term and humane solution. Mexican border town has a big dog problem, and it’s not sure what to do about it.

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Bush Meat, Trafficking Decimate Vietnam

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Among them, stag and wild boar accounted for around 70 per cent of the consumed meat, followed by turtle, snake, fox and porcupine. Sounds just awful. But the problem is the high demand for these products. From Vietnam News. Dr Scott Roberton, head of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), said that hunting wild animals for meat and trafficking had been happening in many countries, especially developing ones. In Viet Nam, hunting and trade in wild animals had been alarming, he said.

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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When Birds Are Near: Dispatches From Contemporary Writers

10,000 Birds

At the same time, reading When Birds Are Near: Dispatches From Contemporary Writers , edited by Susan Fox Rogers, set me wondering about viewers’ reactions, especially New Yorkers who have never seen an owl outside of a zoo or a picture book. There are owls in New York City.

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Dogs of Courage

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Midge, the eight-pound Chihuahua and smallest police dog, who has appeared on the Rachel Ray Show, Fox and Friends, CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets. When we got a copy of Dogs of Courage: The Heroism and Heart of Working Dogs Around the World for review we couldn’t wait to open the pages and read the stories inside! We were not disappointed! The stories of working dogs will warm your heart and open your eyes to just how much our canine companions really know!

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CATS for Cats

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CATS for Cats cast members Keith David (Princess and the Frog) who played Old Deuteronomy, along with Emily Jordan, Marlon Pelayo, Candice Fox, Pauline Mata (So You Think You Can Dance), Michael Munday, Destini Rogers (So You Think You Can Dance) and Caitlynn Lawson (So You Think You Can Dance).

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Revenge of the Birds!

10,000 Birds

Check out this video of a seagull pooping on a Fox anchor at the World Series. Sure the Baltimore Orioles and the St. Louis Cardinals were both eliminated from Major League Baseball’s World Series but that doesn’t mean that birds aren’t going to fight back. Don’t believe me? Asides baseball bird poop

Stay Vigilant

Critter News

They will simply scurry off to their think tanks and Fox News. Just because McCain and Palin lost this time around doesn't mean we can let our guard down. Whether we are environmentalists, animal rights activists, or simply supporters of democracy, we have to remain vigilant. Especially about Sarah Palin and the possibility that this woman will return in 2012. Americans are a skittish bunch. It doesn't take much to turn us. And the Bushies and Palinites are still here.

2008 100

At Sea With the Marine Birds of the Raincoast: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

The author, conservation biologist Caroline Fox, is observing the albatross’s shadow to the side of the boat. With a world population of almost two million, it’s abundant in the North Pacific but considered ‘near threatened’ globally, and is an unusual sighting in the coastal waters off the British Columbian coast where Fox is sitting. Fox notes the albatross in her “soaking-wet notebook” and watches it circle and fly back into the masking glare.

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Foster to Toora

10,000 Birds

There is a family of feral foxes that I often encounter near Bennison Creek. Foxes were introduced to Australia in 1855 for hunting and have established themselves far and wide. Feral Fox.

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Activists in Mexico Bomb Max Mara Store

Critter News

It was not a whim or an attempt to get attention, as the sensationalist press will say; instead this is a response to the domination, objectification and commodification of millions of animals (mink, chinchilla, fox, raccoons, etc.) ALF activists in Polanco Mexico bombed a Max Mara clothing shop. Max Mara is an Italian fashion house. You can read about them here. According to a communique received by Bite Back , they did this in protest of Max Mara's use of furs.

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Uncovered Reports Show Three Research Labs Fined for Violations

Critter News

Here's the Honor Roll from Fox News. These entities were all cited for violations by the USDA. Thanks to Stop Animal Exploitation Now! for finding them. 1) BioReliance Corp., Rockville, MD: A lab assistant reported a hamster running loose inside a walk-in refrigerator and a live hamster was found in a euthanasia bag inside the walk-in freezer. Another report said a lab assistant reported finding a dead hamster in a cage in June 2008 after the cage was removed from a sterilizer. "It

The Secrets Inside Your Dog’s Mind

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They decided to study foxes, which are closely related to wolves and dogs. The Russians began by breeding a group of foxes according to one simple rule: they would walk up to a cage and put a hand on the bars. Foxes that slunk back in fear and snapped their teeth didn’t get to breed. Meanwhile, the scientists also raised a separate group of foxes under identical conditions, except for one difference: they didn’t have to pass a test to mate.

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Seizures In Dogs: Could Your Dog Have A Seizure?

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The list includes, but is not limited to, Labrador and Golden Retrievers, Beagles, Huskies, Poodles, Irish Setters, Dachshunds, Cocker Spaniels and Wire-haired Fox Terriers. Although seizures are rarely fatal, they signal severe problems with the electrical activity in your dog’s brain. Seizures in dogs lasting more than five minutes are especially serious and require emergency veterinary attention.

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Breast Cancer in Pets

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Most “at-risk” breeds: poodle, Brittany spaniel, English setter, pointer, fox terrier, cocker spaniel, Boston terrier. While breast cancer awareness month for people might be over, it’s important to realize that we humans aren’t the only ones affected by the disease. In fact, I experienced it first hand when my pet rat developed breast cancer late in her life. Here are some great facts about breast cancer in dogs and cats. Thanks to PurinaCare for sending them our way.

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Mammals of South Asia (Lynx Edicions)

10,000 Birds

Ahead of the first trip, I wasn’t thinking much about mammals, and yet, you cannot miss them, from Nilgais near villages to Indian Flying Foxes in town centres, not to mention those ubiquitous and irresistibly cute Palm Squirrels eating seeds left for parakeets.

“Hawk” vs. Hawk

10,000 Birds

In addition to killing birds of prey, brodifacoum has also killed coyotes, grey foxes, red foxes, kit foxes, mountain lions, bobcats, black bears, Pacific fishers, and other animals, including domestic dogs and cats. Does the product above strike you as black humor, only not funny? Let me introduce my guest blogger, Lisa Owens Viani, co-founder of the California-based group RATS ( Raptors Are The Solution ), which educates people about the dangers of rat poisons.

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Uganda’s Billion Dollar Bird: The Shoebill

10,000 Birds

After all, the Shoebill isn’t endemic to the country; only Fox’s Weaver currently holds that title. Not all birds are created equal. The Resplendent Quetzal boasts a tail so long that people travel the world to admire it. The Sword-billed Hummingbird puts its less endowed kin to shame.

Shark Attack Experiment: LIVE

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Here is a sneak peek: Mark Thompson, the former host of Guinness World Records Primetime and Fox’s Emmy Awards red-carpet coverage, will co-host Shark Attack Experiment LIVE with Anna Gilligan, former Fox News Channel personality, from Rocky Bay, South Africa, commonly referred to as “Shark Park.” They aren’t cute and cuddly, but sharks are still very important! Nat Geo Wild is airing an amazing show tonight called Shark Attack Experiment: LIVE!

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Peter Singer on Animal Rights

Animal Ethics

My basic moral position (as my emphasis on pleasure and pain and my quoting Bentham might have led Fox to suspect) is utilitarian. Peter Singer, " The Fable of the Fox and the Unliberated Animals ," Ethics 88 [January 1978]: 119-25, at 122 Why is it surprising that I have little to say about the nature of rights? It would only be surprising to one who assumes that my case for animal liberation is based upon rights and, in particular, upon the idea of extending rights to animals.

Why Palin?

Critter News

Let's hope McCain is just crazy.and not crazy like a fox. The following is not necessarily representative of ALL of Critter News. Just me. Why has John McCain chosen Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, as a running mate? This may not seem like an animal issue, but it is. For me, I've been deluged for months by Defenders of Wildlife material about Alaska's heartless treatment of wolves. Treatment headed by this woman's administration. Now, she's a Vice-Presidential candidate. Yikes!

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Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

Animal Ethics

Its currency is ideas, and though it is those who act—those who write letters, circulate petitions, demonstrate, lobby, disrupt a fox hunt, refuse to dissect an animal or to use one in "practice surgery," or are active in other ways—though these are the persons who make a mark on a day-to-day basis, history shows that ideas do make a difference.

The Parable of the Goat Mites

10,000 Birds

And so, the foxes and shrikes endemic to the island began to suffer as the greenery went. And so, back on the island, the foxes recovered so much faster than the shrikes that they themselves had to be controlled, at least until golden eagles showed up and took over the island (they’d previously been driven off by bald eagles until the bald eagle population crashed in the wake of DDT) and started picking off the foxes.

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