Pet Foster Care Helps To Smooth Adoption Process

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Serving as a pet foster parent is an excellent way to welcome a new animal companion into your home and help an animal in need. There are countless dogs and cats in shelters across the U.S. who need homes.

Gruesome Photos of Japanese Whale "Processing"

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This is just yucky to look at. There's a warning that this is not for the squeamish.

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Improving Your Dog’s Health with Regular Grooming

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Relax Your Dog: It’s important to give your dog lots of affection throughout the grooming process to help them relax. If you’re tense through the grooming process your dog will pick this up and feel nervous as well.

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Rocky & Bella, Inc. earns National Animal Supplement Quality Seal

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Rocky & Bella is demonstrating its commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing processes with its new, natural pet supplement, Spark,” Howard said. “It’s Dr. Jordan said that most pet foods are highly processed and lack vital nutrients pets need to thrive.

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Personlize your holidays with Minted

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Thanks to Minted the process was really fun and easy. The process couldn’t be easier, just pick your favorite design (it was hard to pick from all of the Easter cards since they were all great), add your photos and text (there are cards without photos as well), then place your order.

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DogTV

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DogTV advocates insist that new LCD technology (which limits the amount of dark spaces between shots dogs see, since their vision processes at a faster rate than ours) and enhanced details and brightness are tweaked enough that canines will see these shows more normally.

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Dog Diabetes

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This is because excess glucose in the body cannot process normally in the bloodstream. This in turn causes extreme thirst, which starts the vicious process all over again. There is no one cure for diabetes in dogs, but it can be managed well if caught at an early stage. There are a few common symptoms to look for when dealing with dog diabetes. Dog diabetes usually surfaces between the ages of 7 and 9. About one out of every ten dogs will suffer from diabetes.

Five Surprising Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pets

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By altering your dog, you prevent these minor inconveniences and can save your carpet — and wallet — in the process. Keep Your Pet Healthy. There are major benefits of spaying or neutering your pets.

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Top 5 Ways to Pet Proof Your Home

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Love them as we may, they will make a mess of the house when left to their own devices, and they might make themselves very ill in the process. Take one look at the viral blog, Pet Shaming , and it’s difficult to retain any illusions about our furry friends.

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

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Vegetable walls contain cellulose, an ingredient that dogs cannot naturally process. Feed healthy food to your dog. Nutrition is among the most overlooked areas of responsible pet ownership.

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Terrible News. US Supreme Court Strikes Down California "Downer Cow" Law

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At issue was whether federal regulations dealing with inspection of domesticated animals about to be killed, processed, and sold for human consumption preempted -- or nullified -- California Penal Code 599f. Supreme Court rules on health care challenge| GPS tracking "The Federal Meat Inspection Act regulates slaughterhouses' handling and treatment of non-ambulatory pigs from the moment of their delivery through the end of the meat production process," wrote Justice Elena Kagan.

Animals as Inputs in Accounting

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Here's an example of "joint costs" that says all you need to know about animals as nothing more than inputs in a manufacturing process. I'm studying for the CPA exam and am working through Becker's online course review for the business section. The meat packing industry takes a single input, a steer, and produces many different final products.

Like American Dog Rescue, Help Pets!

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Spread the word, let’s help them reach their goal and help pets in the process! American Dog Rescue has a generous donor who is willing to give $1 to Missouri animal tornado victims for every Facebook fan up to $10,000. Will you help them reach their goal of 10,000 Facebook fans?

BBS Giveaway – Pet Fire Safety Awareness

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If you do find yourself in the unfortunate position of having to deal with a house fire, having a plan will help you calmly take charge of the situation and make more sound decisions in the process. Yesterday was Pet Fire Safety Awareness Day. Many people don’t have a set plan for house fires.

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On Veganism and Adoption

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It's common for men--and women--to be wary about adoption, and in particular about the bonding process. The adoption process isn't easy for vegans, and it's less easy for atheist vegans who don't think the benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks in the developed world in 2010.

University of Utah Continues Getting Bad Press

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Only 74 animals survived the research process to be adopted out as pets. Most of their animals get put down. Investigative journalism by the Salt Lake Tribune, following-up on allegations levelled by PETA against the University of Utah's Comparative Medicine Center and the Cardiovascular Research & Training Institute laboratories revealed the two laboratories had used 190 dogs and cats in 2009, all obtained from shelters.

Roger Scruton on the Duty to Eat Meat

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Bit by bit the news would get around, that there is a right and a wrong way to eat; and—failing some coup d’état by censorious vegetarians—the process would be set in motion, that would bring battery farming to an end. A great number of animals owe their lives to our intention to eat them.

“OCEANS” opens on Earth Day!

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While the movie, “OCEANS” won’t open till Earth Day, 400,000 moviegoers have already bought tickets to catch the movie in its opening week and protect coral reefs in the process. “OCEANS” Motion Picture Opens on Earth Day, April 22, 2010.

Guest Post: Understanding Pet Food Labels

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Pet food may be highly processed and still be considered “natural”. Minimize Processed Foods – Every processing step reduces the nutritional value of the ingredient, and introduces risk of contamination. Processed foods are more difficult to digest and contribute to a variety of health issues including allergies, sensitive stomachs, etc. Canned food is highly processed, but may not contain the high levels of preservatives found in dry food.

Meat Grown in a Petri Dish?

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Why is that my husband won't eat bones with fat on them because they are "gross," but will eat burgers and processed meat? You can forget who you are eating when it's processed so cleanly. From an opinion piece in the Times of India. Scientists at Eindhoven University in the Netherlands have grown in-vitro meat, using cells from a live pig to replicate growth in a petri dish. They haven't been able to actually taste the pork they've grown because of lab rules.

Steven M. Wise on Legal Rights for Animals

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The common law is created by English-speaking judges while in the process of deciding cases. The legal rights of nonhuman animals might first be achieved in any of three ways. Most agree that the least likely will be through the re-interpretation or amendment of state or federal constitutions, or through international treaties.

Montana Passes Horse Slaughterhouse Protection Measure

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Judicial review of equine slaughter or processing facilities -- surety bond -- attorney fees -- venue. (1) 1) (a) If an action is filed in district court to challenge the issuance of a license, permit, certificate, or other approval for an equine slaughter or processing facility pursuant to Title 75 or Title 81, chapter 9, the court shall require a surety bond of the person filing the action.

Petition to Urge Japanese Government to Require Registration of Zoo Animal Handlers

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The Ministry of the Environment is in the process of amending the Japanese animal protection law. From the Petition Site. please visit and sign. The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) has proposed that the Ministry exempt JAZA's members from the current requirement to register as animal handlers with local authorities.

Ladybug Love Run to benefit Rock & Rawhide!

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Sign up for a super fun “run” anywhere in the world with other animal lovers, and help a truly great cause in the process. Do you enjoy running, biking, or walking?

Proposed Nebraska Legislation Angers Horse Activists

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If they don't want us to process horses, what are we supposed to do?". From the Lexington Clipper-Herald. click here for the full article. Two bills introduced in the Nebraska Legislature are drawing fire from the largest animal advocacy organization in the world. Newcomer to the Legislature Sen. Tyson Larson introduced LB 305 on Wednesday, which would create a state meat inspection program, which would in turn allow horse meat to be transported across state lines.

Big Cat Week day 2

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Yet despite the hardship of life as a female leopard, she survives for an incredible 17 years, an age few wild leopards live to see, and in the process, provides a greater understanding of this extraordinary species. As promised, another sneak peak! Tonight’s episode, Leopard Queen, Premieres Tuesday, December 7, at 9PM ET/PT. Filmmaker John Varty, who filmed a wild female leopard for 17 years, opens an extraordinary window into the lives of Africa’s most secretive big cat.

How far would you go to keep your best friend?

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You will learn a lot about the process, and what I found interesting was just how hard it was to clone a dog in the first place. What about the health of clones, and what about all the animals needed in the process? Would you consider cloning your dog? Dog, Inc.:

EU Backing Cloned Animal Products

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Concerns surround the ethics of the process, the welfare of the animals and a lack of research on food safety. It's bad enough having to deal with the welfare of normal farm animals, but what about the welfare of cloned animals? If they are cloned solely for the products they provide, will it be more difficult to argue for their welfare as living creatures? From the Daily Mail.

Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act Passed House Judiciary

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According to a statement from the AQHA, “The majority of horses processed for slaughter in the United States [prior to slaughterhouse closures in this country] were no longer viable for their intended use, unmanageable or simply unwanted by their owners. It amazes me that legislative business is still being conducted in DC these days, what with the US economic sky falling. Especially animal business. The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act (H.R.

Animal Welfare Act Inadequate for Farm Animals

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Humane treatment runs counter to the entire industry when the point is to make money by processing these animals as fast as possible. are killed in factory style slaughterhouses whose primary goal is to kill and process animals quickly and efficiently. This is really interesting. How many people know this about the Animal Welfare Act? I certainly didn't. No wonder there is so much "farm" animal abuse out there.

“Potted Plant Owls”

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The owls themselves are amazing creatures, and we have already begun to observe their nesting process, as they are expected to lay eggs any day now. Ustream will provide LIVE coverage of the entire process from the initial egg laying, to the fledgling of the chicks from the nest. A family of owls, affectionately called the Potted Plant Owls have taken up residence in a potted plant on the the balcony of South African couple Allen and Tracy.

Welcome Home Mama & Boris: How a Sister’s Love Saved a Fallen Soldiers Beloved Dogs

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Although this excerpt has been proofread, occasional errors may appear due to the scanning process.

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Will You Check Out Food, Inc.?

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less processed food and more fresh, organic fruits, veggies, grains and legumes), than I'm thrilled. Food, Inc. was at the Delray Beach Film Festival last weekend, about 30 miles south of me. But I wasn't.

Undercover Video Sparks Calls for Canadian Ban on Horse Meat

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They call the process unethical. Excerpted from CTV.CA. Animal rights groups are calling for a ban on the sale of horse meat after disturbing video at a slaughterhouse in west Quebec was sent to the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition. The footage was shot with a hidden camera inside Les Viandes de la Petite Nation near Montebello. It shows a parade of horses being stunned with what's called a captive bolt pistol. At one point, a worker can be seen stunning a horse and waving goodbye.

Followup: Some Zoo Keepers Fighting to Stop Elephant Transfer to Sanctuary

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They were trying to sabotage the process. Excepted from the Toronto News. War has erupted between Toronto Zoo elephant keepers and the animal rights group helping to co-ordinate a move of three aging elephants to a California sanctuary. Zoocheck Canada’s Julie Woodyer told the Star she has rescinded an offer to pay for one of the dozen keepers to fly to the PAWS sanctuary this weekend with her and two councillors, Michelle Berardinetti and Raymond Cho.

Jane Goodall Charity Auction

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Bidders must complete a simple registration process with a valid credit card at www.charitybuzz.com to place a bid. The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is hosting an online charity auction until November 9th, 2011. Items up for bid feature a variety of one-of-a-kind experiences and merchandise.

Help SeaWorld Orlando Name Gentoo Chick

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Many of the chicks are currently residing behind-the-scenes in a penguin nursery until they fledge, which is the process of losing their baby down and growing their waterproof feathers.

Teddy the Dog

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The shirt is made with a garment dyed process, giving it a very soft feeling. Teddy the Dog offers fun items for dog lovers (and of course, for dogs too). We recently got to check out some of their goods and were so impressed!

Happy 2011!

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We especially hope to reach our goals of promoting animal rescue and adoption, all while having a lot of fun in the process. Thank you dear readers for a wonderful 2010!! We are excited for the coming year, and hope to keep bringing you fun, animal related content.

More Humane Method of Killing Chickens?

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asphyxiated); they die from lack of oxygen, or anoxia, which is a painless process. I realize that the most humane method of treating chickens is to not kill them for food.BUT, as long as there is still a demand for their meat, PETA is advocating "Controlled-Atmosphere Killing" as an improvement over current methods of electric immobilization. Per PETA. Controlled-atmosphere killing is a U.S.