Protect Your Pet, Love is Not Enough

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PetArmor Protection Promise.

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Actress and rescue advocate Amy Smart is teaming up with the ASPCA for the PetArmor Protection Promise, a national campaign that will provide more than 20,000 flea and tick treatments to shelter pets from coast to coast. PetArmor is the fipronil-based generic flea and tick treatment that offers the same protection as Frontline at about half the cost. “As I encourage pet owners everywhere to participate in the Promise and help ensure all pets receive the protection they need.”.

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Alley Cat Allies’ lifesaving spring kitten protection tips

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China Calls for Tiger Protection

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India’s newfound partnership with China on environment issues has yielded results in the area of tiger protection as well. In what could be seen as a new year’s gift for the Indian tiger, China’s State Forestry Administration has issued a directive calling for the protection of tigers, especially the need to step up action against illegal trade in tiger parts and products. What kind of protection do they really mean? From the Economic Times (part of the India Times, I think).

Protecting Your Pets from Pests and Disease

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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. When you want to protect both you and your pets from mosquito-borne diseases, there are several options you could consider.

No Marine Animal Protection from CITES

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The opening line in this USA Today article says it all, "Every proposal to protect marine species at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species meeting in Doha, Qatar was voted down." It's unfortunate, but true, thanks primarily to Japan and China.

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.

Seattle People Helping Protect Seal Pups

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The group is called Seal Sitters and they protect baby seals who have been left on the each while their moms fish. It's a nice story to offset the cruelty of the dead baby tiger in Hanoi.

India Takes More Steps to Protect Tigers

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India is to amend its wildlife crime laws to protect the country's tigers, a government minister said. Environment and forest minister Jairam Ramesh said that speeding up justice as well as hefty fines are needed to strengthen the Wildlife Protection Act. But is it enough? From the Press Association.

Bush Proposes Penguin Protection, Hell Freezes Over

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But it has denied protection under the 1973 Endangered Species Act for three others _ including the emperor and northern rockhopper penguins, the stars of such popular movies as "March of the Penguins" and "Happy Feet.".Environmentalists Not perfect, but still, wow. The Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list six species of penguin as threatened species and one _ the African penguin _ as an endangered species.

Southern Senator Stops Confirmation Over Animal Protection

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Sunstein is a Harvard law professor who has written about animal protection issues. Georgia readers should contact this Republican Senator and ask what's up. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) has put a hold on Cass Sunstein's confirmation as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. According to Michael Markarian from the Humane Society, Sunstein's confirmation is supposedly being held due to pressure from some agribusiness groups.

Indian Government to Protect Bulls from Entertainment Use

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The Indian government has decided to add bulls to the list of animals protected from entertainment uses. This prevents them from being exploited in Goa, an Indian state that had considered reviving the tradition. Goa was once part of the Portuguese empire which is where the bullfighting ridiculousness comes from.as a Portuguese-American, I can say that.) There are still illegal events though. India blood sport portugal bullfighting

Should the Military Force Protect the Environment?

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Thought-provoking article in the Boston Globe.some green thinkers are now coming to a surprising conclusion: In exceptional circumstances, they say, the only effective way to protect the environment may be at the barrel of a gun. For example, a government might refuse to protect - or even willfully destroy - its own natural treasure, as when, in the 1990s, Saddam Hussein's regime drained the wetlands that were home to the persecuted Marsh Arabs.

Lawsuit Filed to Protect US Wolverines

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government Tuesday to protect wolverines under the Endangered Species Act, saying the Interior Department disregarded scientific conclusions that the species is in jeopardy. Fish and Wildlife Service denied the species protection in March and said that even if wolverines disappeared from the lower 48 states, the species would survive because there are larger populations in Canada. Oh, what a surprise.

Bush Earns Some Praise for Ocean Protection

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When you add the roughly 335,000 square-mile-area in the Pacific that is now protected from virtually all fishing to the nearly 700,000 square miles he closed to bottom trawling, the most destructive kind of fishing gear, this president has given future generations an ocean gift nearly the size of Texas and Alaska combined. This blog pounds on George W. Bush a lot. So, to be fair (and balanced!), here's one person who thinks he's done some good stuff for the oceans.

Montana Passes Horse Slaughterhouse Protection Measure

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Montana has passed a law making it difficult to challenge the building of a horse slaughtering facility in that state. The last such facility in the US closed in 2007. This bill specifically makes for groups that might oppose it to use the court system to do so. From the bill, which you can read here : Section 2. Judicial review of equine slaughter or processing facilities -- surety bond -- attorney fees -- venue. (1)

Support the Great Ape Protection Act

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End the use of chimpanzees in animal experiments. It's unconscionable.

Sea Shepherd to Head to Mediterranean to Protect Tuna

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Sea Shepherd will be sending the Steve Irwin and Bob Barker to the Mediterranean to help protect Bluefin Tuna. Announcing their venture into the Mediterranean, the organisation's founder and president, Captain Paul Watson, said: "We need to bring to the attention of the international public that one of the most unique fish species in the world, the Bluefin tuna, is on the brink of extinction due to the illegal fisheries driven by Japan's insatiable demand for this expensive fish.".

Sea Shepherd Goes on Mission to Protect Bluefin Tuna

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Looks like they'll need to since nobody else wants to protect them. In Qatar yesterday nations voted down a proposed ban on exporting Atlantic bluefin tuna. Greenpeace says the New Zealand Government voted against the ban – spelling disaster for the future of the species. Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully wasn’t available today to confirm how New Zealand voted. But Mr Watson is unfazed by the outcome in Qatar.

All Sea Turtles Finally Protected in the Bahamas

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Now, they are all protected. About time. 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.

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Protect Your Pet From the Ice this Winter

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And while you’re bundled up in your warm jacket and roasting next to a fire, it’s important that your pets are just as protected from the cold as you are—especially smaller pets, old/sickly pets, and new puppies/kittens (they are exceptionally vulnerable to cold). Protect Paws.

5 Most Important Things to Know As A First-Time Dog Owner

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Who doesn’t love a companion that is sweet, loving, caring, protective, and totally cuddle-worthy? Well, for most of us, the ideal pet companion is a dog that is also dubbed as a man’s best buddy and we couldn’t agree more.

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Congo Rebels Claim They Are Protecting the Gorillas

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We are protecting them,” said Babu Amani, a rebel spokesman. France began circulating a draft resolution on Monday that would temporarily authorize an additional 3,085 troops and police officers for the peacekeeping mission in the Congo to protect civilians in the eastern part of the country. This New York Times article doesn't have much new to report. I did notice this though.

An Animal Rights-Protection-Abolitionist Organization

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The Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages calls itself "an animal rights-protection-abolitionist organization," which I find interesting. The well being of the horses should be the ideal of every organization whose mandate is to put animal protection ideals first - especially when they ask for donations based on that mandate. I've always thought of horse-drawn carriages the way I think about greyhound racing or fur: Most people are against them, so why are they still around?

Animal Legal Defense Fund Ranks States on Animal Protection

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The ALDF has released a report on how different states' animal protection laws stack up. Among the best: California, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon. And the worst: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, South Dakota, Wyoming You can check out the whole report on their web site.

Bill Introduced in Congress to Protect Wild Horses

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Nick Rahall and Raul Grijalva have introduced a bill that would protect healthy wild horses from being killed by the BLM. It is the policy of Congress that wild free-roaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, branding, harassment, or death; and to accomplish this they are to be considered in the area where presently found, as an integral part of the natural system of the public lands

Possible New Sonar Rules to Protect Marine Life

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The use of sonar is controversial because of its harmful effects on marine life such as whales. The Navy has been able to get away with using it for "national security" reasons. But there may be rules on their way to help mitigate the damage, at least in the Pacific Northwest. From the Seattle P-I (yep, the online newspaper!). A new set of rules might be in the works for the U.S. Navy's use of sonar off the Washington and Oregon coasts.

National Security or Whale Protection? Supreme Court Says Whales Lose

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Not surprising. On the one hand, there is “the potential for harm to marine mammals,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said Wednesday at a Supreme Court argument over the Navy’s use of sonar in training exercises off the coast of Southern California. On the other, the chief justice continued, there is “the potential that a North Korean diesel electric submarine will get within range of Pearl Harbor undetected” if Navy personnel are not properly trained in the use of sonar.

Appeal Denied for Six Activists Convicted Under AEPA

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Six members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty were convicted at a 2006 trial in New Jersey of conspiracy to violate the 1992 Animal Enterprise Protection Act. The law, since revised, aimed to protect animal research laboratories from illegal, sometimes violent protests. Tags: huntingdon animal enterprise protection act It was a 2-1 decision by the US Court of Appeals. From the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Pet Proofing Your Home Electronics

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Protecting your pet in your home starts with putting down the toilet lid, securing the garbage, and putting away stray things that they can mistake for food. These cord clips work to protect your phone cords, lamp cords, and even computer cords from teething pups and curious kittens.

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Links/Products You Should Check Out

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Santa Paws Drive 2012

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Foundation of Animal Protection – Fuzesabony, Hungary. It’s time for the Santa Paws Drive ! The mission of the Santa Paws Drive is to bring holiday cheer to shelter animals around the world. How do they do it? With your help of course!

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Tom Regan on Endangered Species

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The mere size of the relative population of the species to which a given animal belongs makes no moral difference to the grounds for attributing rights to that individual animal or to the basis for determining when that animal's rights may be justifiably overridden or protected. (

The Rose Parade 2013

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We can’t wait to see this special float honoring the working dogs that protect and keep our troops (and us) safe. We are pretty excited to watch The Rose Parade this year.

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PawNosh, beautiful pet bowls just waiting to be made.

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Like I mentioned before, PawNosh bowls are designed and manufactured in the USA in order to preserve and protect U.S. Since we just backed the PawNosh Kickstarter project , I wanted to share it with you too.

Be the next Pambassador!

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The three Chengdu Pambassadors will participate in the “Global Panda Conservation Tour” in 2013, where the Pambassadors will travel the globe visiting pandas in 11 countries and initiate local activities to raise awareness for endangered animal protection. Do you love pandas?

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomes a baby white rhinoceros!

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Kisiri, Tambo and another female white rhino were airlifted from Kruger National Park in South Africa in 2001 through the efforts of the International Rhino Foundation (IRF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of rhinos.

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More Drivel Out of CITES

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As noted in another post, no protections for marine mammals. But plenty of drivel about improving law enforcement for wildlife protection. Just more drivel out of a toothless organization.

Dogs of Courage

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From wildlife protection and conservation, as service canines for inmates, during search and rescue missions, in fires, as therapists, and for medical-detection purposes, and more, dogs are working hard for us all the time.

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UK Science Minister Says Public More Accepting of Animal Testing

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According to this interview, he credits animal rights extremists for fueling the public backlash against animal protection. Discouraging article.