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.

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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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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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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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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?

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.

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?

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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.

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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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“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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Celebrate your dog’s breed with Dogs Incorporated!

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The process is quick and easy, and with over 60 breeds to choose from you are sure to find what you need. While at BlogPaws we saw an adorable company that offered custom dog breed art prints in a variety of styles and colors.

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.

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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.

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.

“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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

A Look at Humane Farming

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The farmers in the film confront very difficult questions posed by the filmmaker about why they think their approach to processing of meat is different than that of factory farming. Although the farmers can easily answer that their animals are treated more humanely whilst alive, their discomfort about being asked questions regarding the slaughter process is visually and audibly obvious.

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 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.

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What About Daisy?

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At only 10 months old Louie was in the process of having half of his back right leg amputated while his back left leg was broken and in a cast. We are giving away one copy of “ What About Daisy? &# so be sure to enter at the end of this post!

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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.

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Best Friends Animal Society Helps You Protect Your Pets this Independence Day

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Keep pets away from lit fireworks at all times, including in your own yard or street, as some will chase after the bright moving objects and are at risk to be burned or blinded in the process.

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Socializing Your Canine Companion: How to Properly Socialize Your Dog

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Proper socialization is an intensive training process. The Socialization Process of Your Dog. Socialize Your Dog to Other Dogs. Socialization is the single best predictor of a dog’s future personality. Well-socialized dogs are calm and unaggressive even in stressful situations.

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Saving Pelican 895

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This tale of a single bird, and the compassionate people deployed to save him, shows how the process of saving one life restored a degree of humanity for the rest of us. HBO’s new documentary “SAVING PELICAN 895.” It premieres tonight on the one-year anniversary of the Gulf oil spill – Wednesday, April 20th at 9.00 pm (ET/PT).

The Blue House Dog

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Both must learn to trust again, and the healing process is a long, slow dance that ultimately brings them together. Today we have a lovely guest post from author Deborah Blumenthal.

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5 Vital Questions When Adopting A Rescue Dog

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A dog’s temperament will dictate the type of interaction you can expect from your pet on a daily basis so don’t rush through this process. Even if you don’t own other animals it’s a good idea to take advantage of this process. How long it takes for kennel fever to set in is partly determined by the circumstances that landed them in the shelter as well as the temperament of the dog, so use this information as part of your selection process only.

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Chaser, the dog that knows 1000 words! #Chaser1000

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John and co-researcher Dr. Alliston Reid later published their findings in the journal Behavioural Processes, and you may have even heard of Chaser thanks to some media coverage too. Most dog lovers will tell you that their dog is smart.

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Clean and Green Giveaway

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The agency reports that poor indoor air quality can lead to health issues; animals have faster metabolisms and smaller lungs than humans, and not only are they processing these chemicals at a faster rate, they are also breathing them in more rapidly.

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Animal Research Grants a Waste of Taxpayer Money

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Recent published studies document that an old boys network in the federal grant award process keeps “aging cash cows” afloat while leaving younger, innovative investigators struggling. I like this letter which appeared in the Brandenton Herald (FL). President Obama promised to eliminate wasteful government spending; funding for animal research is one area that is overdue for reform. As billions flow into this waste, 44 million Americans lack adequate health care coverage.