Tribute to War Heroes…at Both Ends of the Leash

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We all know about the bravery and sacrifices of our great men and women in uniform,” said Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of American Humane Association. “We’re Among the dogs being celebrated are three winners of the first-ever American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™, presented by cesar® canine cuisine and broadcast nationwide by Hallmark Channel on Veterans Day, 11/11 at 8 pm ET/PT.

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Dog Collars

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Archaeology has demonstrated that humans were crafting collars for their animals at least 7000 years ago and the possibility that this is a conservative estimate is large. In situations where dogs were primarily guarding domestic animals, collars tended to have studs or spikes to frustrate the jaws of a marauding wolf. Training collars should always be used with an observant human present to prevent accidental harm. By Augie Berings, Bering’s Hardware.

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Come@Me: Don’t Mourn for Extinct Birds

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The Zoo episode focuses on two Pink Pigeon couples: The Stud and Serendipity, a male and female that the zoo people hope will mate and produce a viable egg, and Thelma and Louise, a same-sex pair-bonded couple who the zoo people hope will incubate the egg and nurture the chick. This description appears to be an overstatement though, because we learn by the end of the episode that The Stud and Serendipity have not produced one viable egg.

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Quinta do Casal Branco: Lobo e Falcão Reserva (2016)

10,000 Birds

Incidentally, Italy, Belgium, and Portugal are among the eighteen countries where falconry is inscribed as a living human heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESC0), attesting to the great heritage of this sport in many parts of the world. The estate is also a stud farm for puro sangue Lusitano horses, considered one of the world’s oldest breeds.

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The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World – and Us: A Book Review

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Darwin Day is February 12th, and for an early celebration I thought I’d take a look at a book that rethinks the way Darwin, and we, think about evolution—a very specific part of evolution, the way beautiful features and behavior have developed amongst birds and, by extension, amongst humans. Prum has had a long, productive, award-studded ornithological career, a chaired professor of ornithology at Yale and recipient of a prized MacArthur fellowship.

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