PETA Exposes Horrible Practice of Reptile Skinning

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Tourist Tries to Smuggle 44 Lizards in Underwear

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Tortoise Smuggling on the Rise

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South African Caught Smuggling Live Crocodiles

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Yikes! Two TONS of Snakes & Tortoises Seized

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Iams Home 4 the Holidays Report

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23,051 other animals (including rabbits, reptiles, horses, birds and more). We are thrilled to report that the Iams Home 4 the Holidays was a big success this year! 1,125,667 animals were adopted between Oct. 1 and Jan.

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Bringing Your Pet to Disneyland

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Dogs, cats, birds (given there is no avian bird flu alert), rabbits and non-venomous reptiles are allowed. You’re planning to take the whole family to Disneyland.

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Pet Safety During Home Improvements

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If you have a bird, small mammal, or reptile in a terrarium, don’t leave them in their normal place while you paint or sand paint fumes and dust that are only a mild annoyance to you can make small pets (particularly birds) very sick, or even kill them.

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SPECIESISM, by Joan Dunayer, Part Deux

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No living group of nonhuman animals--no existing species of invertebrate, fish, amphibian, reptile, bird or nonhuman mammal--is ancestral to humans. Although we have reptilian ancestors, we didn't descend from reptiles or any species alive today (105). I realize that in writing about "old speciesism" I failed to define this term that Dunayer uses. I think of "old speciesism" as analogous to racism and sexism in that it is exploitation based on species.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

I confess that I felt a certain animosity toward the reptile, and have yet to decide whether I will help his or her cousins in the future. To the Editor: It’s good to know that Verlyn Klinkenborg is among those of us who stop to help tortoises on their way on a busy road (“ Edges and Order ,” The Rural Life, Jan. I have done that, and afterward felt at least virtuous if not godlike.

The Mysterious Case of Fighter the Fighting Fish

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Dogs aside, I’ve tended to plenty of small mammals and reptiles in my years, and have seen some pretty interesting things. We are pleased to welcome Garth Stein for today’s guest post. Garth is the author of Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog. Enjoy! The Mysterious Case of Fighter the Fighting Fish. by Garth Stein. As a boy myself, and again as a father of three boys, I can tell you, I’ve had some pets in my life.

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In addition to dogs and cats, we now feature all kinds of pets for adoption, including rabbits, farm animals, ferrets, hamsters and other small animals, horses, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and even fish. The following is a guest post from the amazing animal lovers of is the world’s largest non-profit pet adoption website. We are like an ad agency for shelters and shelter pets.