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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Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats

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We are excited to tell you about Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats new eco-friendly, net-zero cat shelter in Chicago! Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.

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Protecting Your Pets from Pests and Disease

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Heartworms are easily controlled by any one of a number of medications designed to kill the worms or repel mosquitoes. 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.

Second Bear Killed On Trans-Canada Highway

Critter News

The second bear to meet its end this year on the Trans-Canada Highway has prompted an animal rights group to call for immediate repairs to a fence line intended to protect wildlife in Banff National Park. Interestingly, we just went on a tour of the Canadian Rockies where the wildlife corridors and fences were lauded by the tour guide as a way for wildlife to avoid the roads. Apparently, there's room for improvement. From the Calgary Herald.

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All Sea Turtles Finally Protected in the Bahamas

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Five of the world’s seven sea turtle species inhabit the Bahamas, and previously it was legal to kill any sea turtle species found there except one, the hawksbill. Now, they are all protected. About time.

On Killing Cows to Save Elephants

Animal Person

In other words, it's so tragic that elephants are in mortal danger that you should kill cows to help protect the imperiled elephants? While reading a blurb about the much-anticipated Babycakes cookbook at Forbes.com (gluten-free, vegan baked goods galore. Here 's the book.)

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Bill Introduced in Congress to Protect Wild Horses

Critter News

Nick Rahall and Raul Grijalva have introduced a bill that would protect healthy wild horses from being killed by the BLM. In a written statement, Rahall says the intent is to help spur alternatives to killing excess wild horses that are in holding facilities. He says it's unacceptable for wild horses that embody the spirit of the American West to be slaughtered. They don't have the text of it on Thomas.gov, but here is a link to HR 1018 on the site. Here is what Rep.

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Environmental Groups Call For End To USDA Wildlife Killing

Critter News

From WildEarth Guardians: WildEarth Guardians’ research reveals this agency is: • Biologically Unsound - Wildlife Services uses a “sledgehammer approach” to wildlife management, meaning over one million animals are killed each year using non-selective killing controls such as poisons, traps, and aerial gunning. Animals killed also include threatened and endangered species, a number which has steadily increased since 2005.

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Portuguese City Tries to End Killing of Strays

Critter News

This weekend Lagos Town Hall executives are expected to sign a landmark protocol drawn up in collaboration with animal protection association Cadela Carlota, in which it is decreed that the two organisations will endeavour to put a stop to the extermination of healthy unwanted and stray animals being held in the municipal kennel. Portugal is NOT known for its kindness to animals so this is a significant development for a Portuguese city. From the Portugal News Online.

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

Animal Person

Well, as it turns out neither a trip to a slaughterhouse nor killing an animal yourself is powerful enough to make people go vegan. He watched cockfighting and killed and skinned animals, but won’t eat veal.

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Getting Emotional

Creature Talk

The mama bear was trying to get him back up but she couldn’t and eventually she had to leave him so that she could protect her other cub and herself. Then today I read a story about a man who broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house and put her 5 month old puppy in the oven and killed him , and I got EVEN SADDER. Sometimes being an animal rights advocate is emotionally exhausting. Today is one of those days.

Wolf Killng Begins in Alaska

Critter News

of Fish and Game hopes to kill up to 328 wolves in order to protect caribou calves. The Alaska Dept. The LA Times Greenspace blog has the story.

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On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

Animal Person

And managing means killing them, breeding them, and otherwise fiddling with their populations. For only $450,000, we could buy almost all of the habitat neded to protect Ecuador's remaining frogs.

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Slate on Pepper: Stolen for Research

Animal Person

A Dalmatian, stolen and sold for research, she was likely terrified and probably in enormous pain when she was killed, a couple of weeks after she was taken. 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?

Commissioned Study Shows Namibian Seals Worth More Alive than Dead

Critter News

These are the results of a study commissioned by Bont voor Dieren (BvD), Humane Society International (HSI), Respect for Animals (RFA) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), and produced by the Australia-based independent economics consultancy Economists at Large. There is a clear economic case for the government to protect these animals.". Seal tourism brings in more revenue for the African country than the seal hunt.

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Burning Bunnies in Sweden

Critter News

The targeted rabbits are the unwanted inhabitants of capital Stockholm's parks, which are culled to protect the shrubs and trees which they gorge on. Six thousand were killed last year, frozen and their cadavers sent to a special heating plant in Karlskoga, central Sweden. In Sweden, the way they deal with rabbit problems is to shoot them and burn them for fuel.

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On the Banning of Eating Cats and Dogs in China

Animal Person

If you don't have to enslave, rape, dominate, or kill someone (or have someone else do it for you), why would you? Here's an interesting combination of great sentiment and horrible sentiment that involves two responses from the above list: "Online critics said it was hypocritical to protect only dogs and cats, and that the government should focus on human welfare before protecting animals."

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Big Cat Week, day 3

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Wildlife filmmaker Kire Godal, with the support of executive producers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, captures firsthand the struggle of these modern-day warriors, who are reinventing their traditions to help save the lions they once prided themselves on killing. Warrior Initiation” – By killing lions, Maasai warriors protect their livestock and officially become men. As promised, another sneak peak!

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On Small Victories

Animal Person

Both, of course, were seen as victories, but the article's author, Richard Foot, asks: Do such successes mean the animal rights movement is winning its long, controversial campaigns to gain the same legal protections for animals as those ascribed to humans? welfare") is the best that any of us can ever hope for, and of course what is a change in the way I kill you other than a change in the method by which you die.

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

This one addresses the decreasing number of dogs and cats being experimented on and, without mentioning it, discusses speciesism and our affection for dogs--pet dogs particularly (and especially purebreds)--which leads to our revulsion with the idea of snatching, vivisecting and killing them. To this day, 95 percent of the animals used in research labs receive no federal protection whatsoever under the Animal Welfare Act."

On Dolphins as a Gateway to Animal Rights

Animal Person

Dolphins are so smart that scientists think they should be treated as "non-human persons" and as such it is "morally unacceptable" to use or kill them. They can also learn how "to hold sponges over their snouts to protect themselves when searching for spiny fish on the ocean floor." My life-as-a-tweeter is less and less significant these days. It's just not all that interesting to me.

Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

Animal Person

link] Of course, the animal activists don't even really care about the health or welfare of deer herds except to protect them against the "cruel" hunter who killed Bambi's mother. The issue has surfaced again recently, as focussed hunts have been scheduled in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, with the "animal rights" zealots militating for expensive and basically ineffective birth control practices to curb overpopulation.

On Different Results of Direct Action

Animal Person

According to Reuters: Japan, which considers whaling to be a cherished cultural tradition, killed 679 minke whales despite plans to catch around 850. Dr. David Jentsch says to his colleagues "your silence will no longer protect you" and his community of vivisectionists has decided to have a pro-torture and slaughter (i.e.,

Listen Today on WALO Radio

Animal Person

The University of Puerto Rico, an "1862" LGU founded in 1900, operates a slaughter facility killing small ruminants -- typically goats and sheep, cattle being large ruminants. Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends! Today, March 30th, at 3:00 East Coast time, Susan Soltero of Puerto Rico will interview me live on the air at WALO Radio about Responsible Policies for Animals' 10,000 Years Is Enough campaign to get our universities out of the meat industry!

Push Land-Grant Universities Out of the Meat Industry

Animal Person

Environmentalists recognize the meat industry as extremely ecodestructive – including fish, dairy, eggs, feed crops with their massive use of water & topsoil and toxic runoff killing rivers and oceans, and the killing of billions of free-living animals to protect farmed animals and feed crops. Responsible Policies for Animals Members & Friends!

Seal Slaughter Stopped by Russia. Canada? Not So Much.

Critter News

The ministry said: “This is a serious step forward to protect Russia’s biological diversity. Activists accused Norwegian companies of encouraging the killing because seal hunting was no longer allowed in their own country Kudos for Russian leader Vladimir Putin for stopping the slaughter of seals. Maybe Canada can learn something from the former KGB agent and avid hunter about compassion.

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Mountain Gorilla Ranger Slain in the Congo

Critter News

Protecting mountain gorillas in the Congo is dangerous work. Just last week, a 33-year-old ranger was killed by Mai Mai rebels. Mai Mai rebels are described as community-based militia groups frequently involved in banditry.

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Ag Subsidies Cut for Scottish Landowner Using Pesticides

Critter News

It's the largest civil penalty imposed under EU legislation in which wildlife protection is a condition for receiving funds from the EU's Single Farm Payment Scheme. He owns the Glenogil estate in Angus and has suffered the largest ever financial penalty under European Union legislation that demands landowners protect wildlife to qualify for farm subsidies.

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Keep pets happy and healthy in the cold months ahead.

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Consider purchasing a doggie-style sweater or coat to keep your short-haired pooch protected when outside. Even a small amount can kill. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org ) has compiled some tips on how to keep pets happy and healthy in the cold months ahead.

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Wolves & Eagles No Longer Endangered in Michigan?

Critter News

Michigan's removal of the bald eagle and gray wolf from the list will be the most significant change in species protection the state has seen in years. The delisting would not open the door for hunters to kill wolves, the state's DNR notes. Killing would be permitted only if a wolf posed a direct threat to humans. That's what Michigan's State Department of Natural Resources says.

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From Today's Los Angeles Times

Animal Ethics

To the editor: The gorilla Harambe’s killing at the Cincinnati Zoo surely calls our society to ask if it is moral or just to keep animals in a prison to be used, at worst, as objects of entertainment or, at best, under the guise of “education.” (“ Harambe the gorilla dies, meat-eaters grieve ,” Opinion, June 5) Is there no accountability on the part of the parents of the child who found himself in the gorilla exhibit?

Dog Death Squads in China

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I can’t even imagine being in a position where my government was telling me to kill my dog, or have it beaten to death. Dog owners in Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province, are even being told to kill their own dogs, or else their dogs will be beaten to death by the police and the owners will be charged a fine. Can you imagine being forced to kill your own dog to save it from a more brutal slaughter? I got this email from the IFAW recently and had to post it.

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Nutrition for Dogs: Choosing the Right Food for Your Canine Companion

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Cooked bones can splinter and kill your dog. Feed healthy food to your dog. Nutrition is among the most overlooked areas of responsible pet ownership.

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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This could include violence (torture, mutilation, intentional killings, etc.), Such registries would help protect animals, pet guardians and communities by preventing repeat offenses from anyone with an established history of abusing animals. Through its campaign, www.ExposeAnimalAbusers.org , the animal protection organization is promoting model legislation that state legislatures could enact. Two months later, he killed another neighbor’s Welsh Corgi with an ax.

Things Continue to Look Up for Mountain Gorillas

Critter News

The Rangers in Virunga can continue their daily routines of removing poachers snares (536 snares were found during the recent census taking), filming newborn gorillas and simply enjoying the results of their tremendous sacrifices to protect the gorillas. Over 150 rangers have been killed on duty in this park in the past decade. Not only are there new babies in Virunga, but also the arrest of the Congolese rebel leader General Nkunda has brought some peace to the area.

Elephants Missing in Chad, Presumed Poached

Critter News

Several park guards have been shot and killed in recent years. However, safety conditions have recently improved somewhat and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is optimistic that it can increase on-the-ground elephant conservation work in and around Zakouma to protect the remaining population. This situation sounds a lot like the the mountain gorillas, the Congo and Virunga National Park.

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Joy for Orphan Elephants

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Dedicated keepers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Nairobi Elephant Nursery in Kenya protect baby Shukuru from the cold and rain, and the risk of pneumonia, with a custom-made raincoat.

T. Boone Pickens' Wife Proposes Horse Refuge

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Boone Pickens said {November 18} that she would create a refuge for wild horses, after the federal agency that manages them said it might have to kill some to control the herds and protect the Western range. The federal Bureau of Land Management wants that population to be around 27,000 to protect the herd, the range and other foraging animals. Here's hoping it works out. The wife of the Texas oil tycoon T.

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Polar Bear Supporters Lose Court Case

Critter News

The complaint is that the government isn't doing enough to protect marine animals from the effects of oil and gas development. Incidental take, in this case, is the killing or harassing of polar bears resulting from oil and gas operations on the Beaufort Sea coast. Another story from last week, but worth mentioning. From KTUU in Anchorage. A federal appeals court made a final decision Wednesday on whether Fish and Wildlife could allow oil companies to interfere with polar bears.

Journalists Arrested During Namibian Seal Hunt

Critter News

The dramatic film shows seals being killed by hunters during a hunt at the Cape Cross Reserve in Namibia and hunters armed with clubs running towards film maker Bart Smithers and Jim Wickens, from the UK's Ecostorm agency. The pair were subsequently held by the Namibian authorities before being freed after agreeing to pay a fine for "entering a protected marine area without a permit.".

Former Virunga Park Officials In Prison

Critter News

Four senior Wildlife Officers have been arrested and imprisoned after the state Congolese Wildlife Agency (ICCN) pressed charges for complicity in the destruction of the protected forests of Virunga National Park in the east of DR Congo. Not guilty of gorilla killings - guilty of illegal charcoaling The Wildlife Officers were charged by the Congolese Wildlife Authority with the "destruction of flora and fauna" under Wildlife Law OL 069-41 of August 1969.

What To Do If You Find a Pit Bull

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Michael Vick, whose unearthed gambling operation was found to not only force dogs to fight, but also kill under-performing dogs in twisted ways, is only one story in a mass of untold stories. It may feel threatened, and animals that feel threatened instinctually protect themselves. For example, the petting a dog’s tail; an abuser may have done something violent to the dog’s tail, and the dog may try to protect itself when you touch it there.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

26), Seamus McGraw says he has a responsibility to kill deer because there are too many. He has volunteered to kill a deer cruelly, ineptly and with an outdated weapon that causes additional suffering to the deer. I’m tired of hearing people who enjoy killing justify it with specious moral platitudes. Animals suffer when killed. It is only the prejudice of our species that justifies culling the deer population while protecting our own.