Why You Shouldn’t Watch the Kentucky Derby

Creature Talk

The much-hyped Kentucky Derby will be taking place this Saturday, May 1st. Kentucky Derby contender Eight Belles, moments before her tragic death. The horse racing engine will keep speeding along until we humans stand up and demand that it stop.

Best & Worst States for Animal Protection

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According to this Technorati article , the Humane Society rated the states on their animal protection laws. BEST Illinois (best) Maine Michigan Oregon California WORST Mississippi Idaho Hawaii North Dakota Kentucky. animal abuse animal cruelty california legislation humane society usBEST STATES California (best-yay!)

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On the Renewed Debate Over Horse Slaughter

Animal Person

As the economy continues to falter, law enforcement officers in Kentucky and throughout the country are seeing major increases in the number of unwanted and neglected horses, some abandoned on public land, others left to starve by their owners.". And it’s much more humane than leaving them there to starve to death.”. There are entire countries filled with starving people--do we think killing them is a "humane" idea?

Ruppy the glowing puppy

4 The Love Of Animals

The team of scientists are hopeful that the creation of fluorescent puppies will help aid further research in human diseases. CheMyong Ko, a team member of the University of Kentucky in Lexington says “The next step for us is to generate a true disease model&#. The worlds’ first transgenic dog, Ruppy (short for Ruby Puppy), produces a fluorescent protein that glows red under ultraviolet light.