Happy Birthday Bo Obama!

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Michelle Obama Fur Free

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According to her press secretary, she does not wear fur.America's first lady, the fabulously fashionable Michelle Obama, has also declared via her press secretary that she, too, is fur-free. Obama does not wear fur.". Tags: Michelle Obama Here's the official statement: "Mrs.

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Petition Drive Launched Asking Obama to Adopt Shelter Dog

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Obama Gets B- on Animal Protection

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The Humane Society gives President Obama a B- on animal protection. Not that great, but I no longer think of Obama as a progressive anyway. Tags: Obama legislation humane society It's probably still better than w.

And Obama STILL Wants Offshore Oil Driling?

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Humane Society Endorses Obama

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I’m proud to announce today that the HSLF board of directors—which is comprised of both Democrats and Republicans—has voted unanimously to endorse Barack Obama for President. The Obama-Biden ticket is the better choice on animal protection, and we urge all voters who care about the humane treatment of animals, no matter what their party affiliation, to vote for them. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) Not a big surprise considering McCain's VP choice.

Humane Society Likes Obama's Animal Welfare Picks

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I bet you didn't realize that Obama had any animal welfare picks, but he did. Tags: Obama humane society USDA us And, in general, the Humane Society and its Legislative Fund likes them. They are very enthusiastic about Tom Vilsack, the proposed Secretary of Agriculture. In fact, he was their top choice. They're not so sure about Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior, but they see some promise.

Obama to Reopen Offshore Oil Drilling in Shallow Waters

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The Obama administration, facing rising anger on the Gulf Coast over the loss of jobs and income from a drilling moratorium, said Monday that it would move quickly to release new safety requirements that would allow the reopening of offshore oil and gas exploration in shallow waters. Tags: oil drilling Obama 2010 oil spill He is going to add new safety regulations , but I don't like off-shore oil drilling AT ALL! At least BP will hopefully get nailed with lots of penalties.

Paw of approval at the White House!

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Bo Obama approves of the decorations at the White House, and there is even adorable video footage to prove it! cute animals cute of the day cute video dogs holidays

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Great Question About Obama Pup

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Here's a great question I received via direct message on Twitter ( www.twitter.com/mary_martin ): "Do you think that even if Obama had adopted a shelter dog-it still may have caused a run on breeders? Of course, a "mutt" from a shelter would have been the optimal situation, though from what they Obama's say, that would have been impossible.)

Obama Overturns Last Minute EPA Rule Change Made By America's Worst President

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President Obama overturned a last minute Bush regulation that would have allowed agencies to skip consulting with govt. scientists when reviewing EPA rules. Because science, like facts, have a liberal bias. I am so glad this dim-witted moron is back in Texas.

Send Obama a Message About Factory Farming

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Jackie and Dunlap on the Obama Dog Story

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Greenpeace Appropriates Martha's Vineyard Times to Deliver Message to Obama

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Greenpeace issued a document in Martha's Vineyard calling itself the "Martha's Vineyard Future Times" and distributed it on the streets there. It was made to look like the real Martha Vineyard Times, which was not too happy about it. You can read about their reaction here. And, here are photos of them handing the flyers out (via Greenpeace I might add).

Bo Celebrated Birthday with Veal

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Bo Obama celebrated his birthday with a doghouse cake made out of veal. Certainly disappointed in the Obamas for such a poor choice of "cake." Tags: Obama veal bo obama When I was still a meat-eater, the two foods I would not touch were veal and lamb. Veal is especially cruel, even for factory farming, although now I think foie gras is a strong competitor.

Obama to Get Dog From Shelter, Biden Gets One From Breeder

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PETA takes Biden to task for buying a dog from a breeder.

More Federal Stimulus Money Used for Animal Research

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Our country needs federal stimulus money and I was a big supporter of this initiative of President Obama's. Tags: animal research Obama University of North Carolina federal stimulus It's really frustrating. But it disappoints and frustrates me to see it consistently used for purposes that I passionately oppose. To see an issue of such moral debate minimized to simply economic activity is just not right.

PETA Petition to Stop Animal Torture at Defense Department

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Days after President Barack Obama signed an executive order banning torture during military interrogations, PETA wrote to the president calling for the ban of another form of military torture: trauma and chemical-casualty training exercises conducted on animals. PETA is asking President Obama to issue an executive order requiring the DoD to replace animals with non-animal methods. Tags: animal research animal cruelty military Obama PETA Good luck!

Farm Sanctuary Wary about Tom Vilsack for USDA

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While the Humane Society was pretty happy with Vilsack as Obama's pick for the Department of Agriculture, the Farm Sanctuary is wary. Barack Obama has picked Tom Vilsack, former Governor of Iowa, to be the next Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). I’m glad that Obama didn’t select Charles Stenholm, a former Texas congressman with a long history of defending animal abuse, who had sought the position with support from the factory farming industry.

Animal Research Grants a Waste of Taxpayer Money

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President Obama promised to eliminate wasteful government spending; funding for animal research is one area that is overdue for reform. Tags: animal research Obama I like this letter which appeared in the Brandenton Herald (FL). As billions flow into this waste, 44 million Americans lack adequate health care coverage. Each year, millions of cats, dogs, non-human primates and other animals suffer and die in research laboratories. Please do not advertise to sell your pets.

A Valentine For Bo

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The doggy day campers at Best Friends Pet Care in Chicago were paw deep in paint this week, creating a special Valentine card for First Dog Bo Obama. Canine Campers Express Puppy Love for Bo with Paw-Print Valentine.

Southern Senator Stops Confirmation Over Animal Protection

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West Virginia University to Build Animal Research Lab

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A Historic Moment

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Barack Obama is the next President. Congratulations to him and all the people that worked on his campaign. Yes we can

Dissatisfaction with Oil Spill Cleanup Increases

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People are apparently getting more pissed at both Obama AND BP. We can get mad at BP and Obama, but the problem is that this was a disaster waiting to happen. This situation totally sucks. I just think the minute that rig blew up, the result was inevitable. I think that the magnitude of this disaster is not a question of cleanup, but of prevention in the first place. If not BP, then it would have been someone else. And whose fault is that?

First Puppy To Be Unveiled Soon

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The little guy is a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog given to the Obama girls as a gift by that Portuguese water dog-lovin' senator himself, Edward M. Malia and Sasha chose the name, because their cousins have a cat named Bo and because first lady Michelle Obama's father was nicknamed Diddley, a source said. The word is, that it's a Portuguese water dog.

The Stupid PETA Fly "Controversy"

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Obama swats a fly, and the next thing you know, we hear of PETA is accused of "condemning" Obama. We don't condemn President Obama for acting on instinct. However, we took the opportunity, when asked, to point out that we do offer lots of ways in which to control insects of all kinds without harming them, including the humane bug catcher we sent President Obama. From what I understand, the media contacted them (how often does that happen?).

You Know What To Do

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Vote Obama. And, you know what not to do, which is vote for the 72 year old crank who doesn't know how to use The Google. Nor, I might add, his dingbat trailer trash sidekick who thinks that voluntary dumbassery somehow gives her insights into the "common" man or woman. Our country cannot afford the destructive policies, nor the hateful divisive beliefs of the Republican Party. That's all I have to say

Sick Prank with Dead Bear Cub

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Authorities said Tuesday that a student prank, not a political statement, was the motivation for dumping a dead bear cub draped in Barack Obama signs on a North Carolina campus earlier this week. This is not just stupid, but sick. And don't forget that a bear cub was shot, not by the kids, but by some other monster.

Stay Vigilant

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I don't expect Barack Obama to be a god. 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.

On Bad Presidential Puppy Decisions

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But I didn't campaign for a presidential greyhound for exactly the same reason Obama's decision was disappointing: it glorifies pure breed dogs. I wasn't an Obama supporter (or a McCain supporter) but I did appreciate a lot of what he appeared to believe in and wish for this country. They can say that the puppy was needing to be re-homed, therefore it's like adopting from a rescue group.

Horse Slaughter Could Start Up Again in One Month

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Congress lifted the ban in a spending bill President Barack Obama signed into law Nov. Bad news for horses in the US. Of course, right now, they're just being shipped to Canada and Mexico anyway, where health and welfare standards are much, much lower. Read the complete article at pantagraph.com. Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S.

"No More Homeless Pets" Conference Scheduled for October

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From a Best Friends email. Join Best Friends Animal Society for the annual No More Homeless Pets National Conference, October 23-25, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each year, five million healthy, adoptable homeless pets are still being put down. This is the conference for people who want to make a difference. Three days of action oriented training, inspiration and, of course, fun with Best Friends. Make valuable new connections to make your work for homeless pets even more effective!

US Government Continues Subsidizing Meat Industry

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Too bad it continues under Vilsack and Obama. Hard to wean people off animals when the US government is propping up the industries, and especially when so much of it ends up on school lunch trays (laying the foundation for this nation's obesity problem in my opinion.) I also have problems with subsidies to big agribusiness. It's just another bailout, but nothing new. We've been propping these guys up for decades.

Jamie Foxx: Something Stupid This Way Comes

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I'm) trying to pick out Barack Obama's Christmas puppy right now, so we're working hard on that," he joked. "I Jamie Foxx opens his mouth again. This time it's an exceptionally irresponsible, ignorant comment, especially considering the recent news about the growth in dogfighting in Texas. As the quest for the first dog continues, Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx thinks he's come up with the perfect solution for the President-elect and his family. "A A pitbull," the entertainer said. "(I'm)

We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled.

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We interrupt regularly scheduled deconstructing, editorializing, commenting and ranting to bring you a letter from John Perkins : Dear Friends Speaking of Democracy, Honduras, and President Obama. There had been a collective sign of relief at Barack Obama’s election in the U.S., 4) These three men symbolize the insidious power of the corporatocracy, its bipartisan composition, and the fact that the Obama Administration has been sucked in.

On Bob Herbert and Direct Action

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Most whites do not want to hear about racial problems, and President Obama would rather walk through fire than spend his time dealing with them. I don't disagree with Herbert, but what if I wrote: Most people don't want to hear about the capacity of nonhumans to experience pain, pleasure, boredom or frustration, and President Obama would rather walk through fire than do anything other than acquire a pure breed puppy or pardon a turkey on Thanksgiving (though that one remains to be seen).

Adopt-a-Pet.com Guest Post

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By teaming up with the renowned street-artist Shepard Fairey, who designed the iconic Obama “Hope&# image, we have available a number of stylish ways to promote pet adoption. Shepard was able to translate his work with Obama to an image that can be used to represent pet adoption support. The following is a guest post from the amazing animal lovers of Adopt-a-Pet.com. Adopt-a-Pet.com is the world’s largest non-profit pet adoption website.

Animal Rights Zone Launches Today

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Obama. Today is the launch of. I'm excited to be a blogger for Animal Rights Zone because its target market is people who don't usually subscribe to blogs. Also, it has the added bonus of organizing my content better than I have.

Environmental Groups Call For End To USDA Wildlife Killing

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Environmental groups have called on Obama to get rid of the USDA's Dept. of Wildlife Services , which is involved in mainly predator control programs (coyotes are a big target). Ranchers oppose the move.