Alley Cat Allies’ lifesaving spring kitten protection tips

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Now that kitten season is in full swing, we want to make sure that those who care for kittens have the information and resources they need to help those kittens grow up to be healthy cats.

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Protecting Your Pets from Pests and Disease

4 The Love Of Animals

A lot of very important information for pet owners, especially as we go into the summer season. Now that you are aware of the diseases that can be caused by mosquitoes, you may be wondering how to prevent these illnesses and protect your pets.

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Southern Senator Stops Confirmation Over Animal Protection

Critter News

has put a hold on Cass Sunstein's confirmation as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Sunstein is a Harvard law professor who has written about animal protection issues. Georgia readers should contact this Republican Senator and ask what's up. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) According to Michael Markarian from the Humane Society, Sunstein's confirmation is supposedly being held due to pressure from some agribusiness groups.

Hal Herzog's "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat"

Animal Person

Most informative for a discussion about vegan advocacy is the section about the animal rights movement (and unfortunately he alternately calls it “animal protection” and also refers to welfare, perhaps because of the Humane Research Council’s study that people prefer the word “protection”).

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Online Survey on Ethics and Animals

Animal Person

A new survey is getting the attention of many within the global animal protection community. For other information, such as banners and links to the survey in other languages, you may visit the blog of ethiQUEST Surveys, the survey administrator: Covering both moral and strategic issues, the "Ethics and Animals" survey will provide a snapshot of our movement as of the present moment.

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Disneynature Chimpanzee

4 The Love Of Animals

The money will help to protect chimpanzees and their habitats, now and into the future. For more information about the movie and the “See CHIMPANZEE, Save Chimpanzees” initiative, check out “We

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Walk for Farm Animals Scheduled for this Fall

Critter News

July 28, 2011 – This fall, thousands of people in more than 35 cities across North America will gather for the 2011 Walk for Farm Animals, a series of fun, community-focused events that promote kindness to animals and raise vital funds to support the lifesaving work of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. For more information on the Walk and how to register, please visit From the Farm Sanctuary.

We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled.

Animal Person

President Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder had been a Covington partner and a defender of Chiquita when the company was accused of hiring “assassination squads” in Colombia (Chiquita was found guilty, admitting that it had paid organizations listed by the US government as terrorist groups “for protection” and agreeing in 2004 to a $25 million fine). (3)

Earth and Pet Friendly Cleaning

4 The Love Of Animals

April is becoming known as “Earth Month,” a time of year when many people look at ways they can make “green” choices to help protect the environment. We just wanted to share this information with you because we enjoy their products and this is truly a great way to give them a try.

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From the Animal Rights Action Network re: Greyhounds

Animal Person

ARAN works with volunteers, activists, members of the public and other animal protection groups. Also, you see how ARAN concentrates on the cruelty of greyhound racing, and their goal is to eliminate it, and they work with animal protection groups? They don't say: you want protection and I want rights, so I want nothing to do with you. Brief commentary follows this e-mail I received regarding greyhounds, animal rights and Ireland.

The Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guide, Dogs!

4 The Love Of Animals

It’s small enough to keep with you if you wanted, but jam packed with great information. Those aren’t all though, it talks about barking, indoor marking, how to get out skunk smell, how to protect yourself from a vicious dog, and even how to rescue a drowning dog!

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Where Does Entertainment Begin and End?

Animal Person

Juluri is referring to something specific: the Supreme Court's examination of First Amendment protection of acts of cruelty to animals. And finally, who is to decide when a video is entertaining versus informative? Vamsee Juluri, Professor of Media Studies at the University of San Francisco, takes me back to graduate school when he writes of the importance of the stories we tell ourselves in " Use Free Speech to Celebrate Animal Life, Not to Enjoy Their Suffering."

Push Land-Grant Universities Out of the Meat Industry

Animal Person

In addition to heaps of information at about RPA's 10,000 Years Is Enough campaign to get our universities out of the meat industry, there is now a current list of all 50 governors with address and their state's LGU. Let me know -- any time! -- if you'd like assistance or more information. Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends!

Dogs of Courage

4 The Love Of Animals

From wildlife protection and conservation, as service canines for inmates, during search and rescue missions, in fires, as therapists, and for medical-detection purposes, and more, dogs are working hard for us all the time.

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Organizations Putting Animals First

4 The Love Of Animals

Through heart-wrenching rescues, informative awareness campaigns and much more, they are striving to make a difference in the world for those that don’t have a voice. Understanding that threats to animals can range from illegal trafficking to utter exploitation, these leaders strive to promote the safety and protection sanctuaries offer our fury, feathered, four-legged friends. In the fast-paced world of today, it seems people are always on the go.

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See OCEANS, Save Oceans!

4 The Love Of Animals

See OCEANS, Save Oceans ” is an initiative developed with The Nature Conservancy where a portion of each ticket sold for the film’s opening week April 22-28 will help establish new marine protected areas in The Bahamas. “We

“African Cats” Giveaway!

4 The Love Of Animals

For more information about the movie and the “See ‘African Cats,’ Save the Savanna” initiative, check out Win a copy of African Cats: The Story Behind the Film! See African Cats, Save the Savanna!

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Whales in danger.

4 The Love Of Animals

As whale lovers, and people who hope to one day be able to see them in the wild, we wanted to share this information with you in case you would like to get involved. The International Fund for Animal Welfare ( IFAW ), is a non-profit organization working to save animals in crisis worldwide, to help protect our oceans’ whale population. IFAW advocates for the protection of wildlife in their habitats, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and rescues individual animals.

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Steven M. Wise on Farm Animals

Animal Ethics

Their interests are primarily protected, if at all, through archaic state anti-cruelty statutes that were not passed in contemplation of the factory-farm or genetic engineering. The federal government neither adequately protects nor informs consumers about the animal products they eat or of the health hazards of eating them. Consumers should have the right to know in order to make informed decisions.

Charity Navigator Gives People for Puget Sound "Three Stars"

Critter News

I recently signed up with Charity Navigator, an online service that provides financial information about and ratings for specific charities. Yesterday, I contributed to People for Puget Sound , a local organization that works on protection of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits. I'm starting a new mini-feature in which I'm posting about the results of my research into some of the groups I support.

Hope for Hen Welfare

Critter News

Animal Welfare Groups Win Industry Backing for First-Ever Federal Regulation of Hen Welfare Groundswell of Public Support Results in Full Court Press for Nationwide Law Protecting Chickens to Replace State-by-State Initiatives WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. For too long, animals on factory farms have had no federal protection from even the most heinous abuse. A press release I received from the Farm Sanctuary.

Calendar Facts

Critter News

As I changed my calendars to February, I saw all this information printed on the January spread. Visit to find out how to protect more threatened species. Amazing what these calendars can contain. From National Wildlife Federation. The majestic gray wolf once roamed the United States from coast to coast and from Mexico to Canada. However, persecution by humans and loss of prey virtually eliminated the wolf from its natural habitat.

Yogi Bear Giveaway

4 The Love Of Animals

The Sierra Club has partnered with Yogi Bear to present bear tips, facts, and information on how to help protect these wonderful creatures and help inform your audience! Yogi Bear features everyone’s favorite talking bear Yogi (Dan Aykroyd) and his adorable sidekick Boo Boo (Justin Timberlake) as they raise havoc with their hair-brained schemes in Jellystone Park much to the chagrin of Ranger Smith (Tom Cavanagh).

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BBS Giveaway – Pet Fire Safety Awareness

4 The Love Of Animals

Be sure to check out the information at the end of this post for details on how to enter. According to the National Fire Protection Association , an estimated 1,000 house fires are caused by pets every year. Yesterday was Pet Fire Safety Awareness Day.

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Happy 50th Anniversary Jane Goodall Institute

4 The Love Of Animals

Her work has produceded some amazing information. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. For more information, please visit

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Keith, I am writing today to ask for your help in raising awareness about the 2011 Walk for Farm Animals, a series of fun, community-focused events taking place in more than 35 cities across North America this fall to promote kindness to animals and raise vital funds to support the lifesaving work of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. For more information on the Walk and how to register, please visit

Some Good News In NJ Farm Animals Case

Critter News

Thanks to Farmed Animal Net for this information from August 8. In a unanimous decision, New Jersey’s Supreme Court rejected a broad challenge by animal protection advocates to the state’s rules on the care of farmed animals) but struck down regulations that regard husbandry practices as being “humane” merely because they are routine. Farm Bureau spokesperson expressed disappointment at the decision while animal protection advocates deemed it a victory.

Calling all animal lovers!

4 The Love Of Animals

Erubbermaid “Roughneck” homes offers protection from the elements. For more information, step-by-step instructions and photos go to the Roughneck Feral Cat Shelter site. For cold windy areas added protection from wind or other elements may be needed.

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HollyWoof Gift Bags Spoil Celebrity Dogs!

4 The Love Of Animals

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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Three High Tech Pet Gadgets

4 The Love Of Animals

If the horse is ever lost or stolen, upon recovery, the microchip can be scanned to reveal the ID number, which is attached to a file with your contact information. Take steps to protect your horse—and your investment—the way you would for your housepets.

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Handbags are a Dog’s Best Friend

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

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Jane Goodall Institute’s New President

4 The Love Of Animals

The Jane Goodall Institute, which was founded in 1977, is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. For more information, please visit Maureen P. Smith is the new of the Jane Goodall Institute.

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Atttorney's File Motion to Dismiss Charges Against AETA 4

Critter News

The activists, Joseph Buddenberg, Maryam Khajavi, Nathan Pope and Adriana Stumpo, referred to as the AETA 4, were indicted for alleged conspiracy to commit “animal enterprise terrorism” as a result of their alleged participation in conduct including protesting, writing with chalk on the sidewalk, chanting, leafleting, and the use of “the Internet to find information on bio-medical researchers.” These activities are protected by the First Amendment.

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Lobsters Are Smarter than Many Think

Critter News

There's important information about lobsters in general. Even before the New Scientist study, the European Food Safety Authority's Scientific Panel on Animal Health and Welfare had concluded that lobsters and crabs are capable of experiencing pain and distress and are worthy of legislative protection. My stupid Albertson's stopped selling lobsters a few months ago, but I bet they'll start up again. After reading this article , I'm rescuing the next ones I see.

False Pregnancies In Dogs

4 The Love Of Animals

She may become territorial and protective of these “puppies”, which can actually cause problems for some households. For more information about dog pregnancy, heat stages, a pregnancy calendar, information about spaying and more, visit A false pregnancy is a term used to describe a female dog showing signs of pregnancy, lactation and nursing, but never produces any puppies.

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Pet Art

4 The Love Of Animals

Constructed completely from corrugated cardboard, then painted with brightly colored acrylic paint and varnished for protection, these pet portraits are a beautiful way to honor your best friend.

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It’s Only Hygienic

4 The Love Of Animals

Sites such as Milbemax provide a large amount of information on symptoms and how to de-worm your family pet. 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.

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Why Your Dog Barks

4 The Love Of Animals

Dog barking can signify needs, protection, and dominance. Sometimes it may be a sign of aggression or protective instinct. Puppies tend to learn quicker because they soak in information you provide for them. For more information about dog barking causes, training and more, visit Barking is a natural means of communication for a dog. There are many different types of barks, and different tones may have different meanings.

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Virgina Creates Wildlife Crime Watch Program

Critter News

Through community meetings, neighbors will learn more about each other and how to protect wildlife, the environment, personal property and human life. Game Wardens and Department biologists will be available to provide information on wildlife and environmental issues. Sounds intriguing. I was particularly interested in the list of program sponsors. They were all hunting associations AND the National Rifle Association.

Adopt A Turkey!

4 The Love Of Animals

Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, promotes legislative, policy, and individual lifestyle changes to help farm animals. For more information, please visit

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When Choosing A Pup, Research ‘Breeds’ Results

4 The Love Of Animals

Protect your pooch. Hopefully sharing my learning experience at the shelter will help you make informed decisions when they’re ready to adopt. The following is a guest post from Kevin Sloan.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ Japan’s Whaling Obsession ” (editorial, April 1): Japan strongly supports the international protection of endangered whale species and advocates for the sustainable harvest of species in abundance only. Such studies provide valuable analytical data that reveals much about the whales’ life, their status and their environmental surroundings, information that is not obtainable through simple visual observation.

Canine Arthritis

4 The Love Of Animals

Arthritis occurs when the protective cartilage, or lubrication (synovial fluid) of the joints breaks down. For more information about dog arthritis causes, treatment options and more, please visit Arthritis is a very painful and common condition that affects older dogs. One in five adult dogs are affected by arthritis, and it has been reported to be the number one source of chronic pain that veterinarians treat every year.

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