Weird Factoid about Cockfighting in Oklahoma

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Cockfighting was illegal in Oklahoma until 1963, when a judge ruled that chickens are not animals and therefore unprotected by anticruelty laws. oklahoma cockfighting blood sportNews & World Report, 6 December 1999.

Oklahoma State Stops Anthrax Vaccine Testing

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It's too controversial because the baboons involved would have to be destroyed after the testing. From Administrators at OSU decided not to let the project, funded by the National Institutes of Health, commence as the primates being used would be euthanized. An internal faculty committee spent more than a year preparing protocol for the care and use of the primates. OSU administrators said in a statement that, "this research was not in the best interest of the university.

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Oklahoma Editorial About "Rising Animal Rights Terrorism"

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This editorial in the web version of the Oklahoman denounces animal rights terrorism; however, it finishes off by supporting medical research on animals. What about the terror and violence involved in that? But they do try to cover themselves by pointing out they oppose cosmetics research.).

Rumors Circulate over Cancellation of Anthrax Project

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Research supporters are going crazy over Oklahoma State University stopping anthrax testing on baboons. In addition to the threat of animal "extremists," they are also blaming T. Boone Pickens' wife Madeleine, whose husband is a big donor.

Calling all Dogs: Celebrate National Dog Day with Free Ice Cream August 25

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To celebrate National Dog Day 2012, Best Friends Pet Care will be giving away free doggy ice cream treats to every dog who visits any Best Friends facility across the U.S. on Saturday, August 25. The treats are made of yogurt or soy with dog-preferred flavors like peanut butter and honey.

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At What Point Are American Tea Baggers Labeled "Terrorists?"

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Was Tim McVeigh who blew up the Oklahoma Federal Building an animal rights/environmental activist? According to our government, the animal rights and environmental movements are the number one domestic terrorism threat in the United States. That's BS. What about militias? White supremacists? What about the nut who flew his plane into the IRS building in Texas?

Why I'm Not Giving Up On Capitalism

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Boone's wife) was largely responsible for Oklahoma State University canceling its planned anthrax experiments on baboons after she threatened to cancel the Pickens' $5 million donation to the university's vet school. I'm going to contact Madeleine Pickens to thank her, as well as Burns Hargis , the President of Oklahoma State University. Among friends I'm thought of as a bit of a conundrum because I haven't completely given up on capitalism.

Back from the dead?

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A puppy at a shelter in Oklahoma survived being euthanized (sadly, the same can’t be said for the little pups siblings). Now named Wall-E, the puppy has a Facebook page, and tons of people lined up to adopt him. Read more about the full stor y here. Stories like this, of dogs overcoming amazing odds, are both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

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