Urban Resource Institute and Purina Unveil the Purina Play Haven

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Urban Resource Institute (URI) and Nestlé Purina PetCare (Purina) today hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate New York City’s first-ever dog park in a domestic violence shelter, called the Purina Play Haven and Dog Park.

Resources for Japanese Animal Rescue

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Here's a good link to rescue efforts. natural disaster animal rescue Japan

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Financial Resources for Cat Care

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Thanks to Alley Cat Allies , one of my favorite groups, for posting this web page with financial resources for people struggling to care for pets or feral cat colonies. These guys are just awesome.

Available Rescue Resources in North Dakota & Minnesota

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Equestrian Mag has provided this information on rescue efforts going on in Minnesota and North Dakota.

Deaf Pet Awareness week

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This week is Deaf Pet Awareness week, and we love all the awesome resources available from TruPanion! They have a deaf pets page with a variety of resources about deaf pets: [link]. They also created the fun info graphic above. Tell me, have you ever had a deaf pet?

PROJECT: Pet Slim Down (giveaway)

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And with the great resources at Project: Pet Slim Down , you are sure to be on your way to a happier, healthier pet (and owner)! Project: Pet Slim Down is a free online program designed to help your pet lose weight.

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Shop With Your Heart

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The Shop With Your Heart initiative gives consumers the resources to recognize, locate and demand meaningfully welfare-certified meat, eggs and dairy products as well … Continue reading → The post Shop With Your Heart appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

Quote of the Week

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"Wolves are very resourceful. All they need to survive is for people not to shoot them." — Bob Ferris.

Diabetes in pets.

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To help pet parents better understand diabetes in pets, VCA Animal Hospitals have a great resource library of articles regarding pet diabetes and pet healthcare. November was National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, were you aware that just like humans, dogs and cats can also get diabetes? In fact, one in 200 cats and one in 500 dogs has diabetes. As with most medical conditions, early detection and treatment of diabetes is recommended and can help with treatment.

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Organic Bamboo Dog Collars

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Not only is bamboo a quick growing resource, but it is super soft, and Earth friendly. An organic bamboo dog collar? That also looks great? Yes please! Just in time for summer too, because as you can see, Baby’s new bamboo collar is super spunky in blue and lime green.

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Alley Cat Allies’ lifesaving spring kitten protection tips

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Now that kitten season is in full swing, we want to make sure that those who care for kittens have the information and resources they need to help those kittens grow up to be healthy cats.

FiXiT Aims to Facilitate 25 Spay Neuters This Week

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GetYourFix.org , a program of nonprofit organization FiXiT, is an online resource whose primary purpose is to introduce people in need of financial assistance to get the animals they care for fixed to generous people willing to sponsor their pets’ spay/neuter surgery.

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5 Pet Projects to Bring the Family Together

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Mike Freiberg is a staff writer for HomeDaddys , a resource for stay-at-home dads, work-at-home dads, and everything in between. Simple, constructive activities to make pets happier.

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ALF Activists Burn Company That Sells Animals for Research

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Activists from ALF are claiming responsibility for a fire that caused an estimated $300,000 damage to Scientific Resources International. From the site: In the early morning hours of May 18th, four incendiary devices were planted at Scientific Resources International, a supplier of non-humyn primates for use in vivisection labs all over northern Nevada. Here is one little blurb I found out about them from the University of Wisconsin: Scientific Resources International, Ltd.

Research for Policy Wonks

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They] offer a wide range of useful tools and resources, including nearly 1,000 independent research studies relating to animal issues. Thanks to Animalblog for the heads up. HumaneSpot.org is a unique research website tailored to the needs of animal advocates. These people are serious. You need to apply to gain access and the applications are reviewed.

Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

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In issuing its condemnation of established cultural practices, the rights view is not antibusiness, not antifreedom of the individual, not antiscience, not antihuman. It is simply projustice, insisting only that the scope of justice be seen to include respect for the rights of animals.

Sea Lions Shot Near Seattle

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Of course, will be there sufficient resources expended to catch the killers? This is in our own backyard. Total cowards. I hope they're caught because they could face a 50 thousand dollar fine. The deaths are a violation of the Marine Mammals Act and, because it’s a protected species, the shooting death of a Steller sea lion also violates the federal Endangered Species Act.

Canada to Push Seal Hunt Agenda at G-7

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Canada needs to stop exploiting its natural resources and move into a more sophisticated type of economy. The Canadian government is so damn stubborn on this issue. The second half of the article deals with their attempts at pushing that damn seal hunt. Is it THAT much a part of its economy? You'd think they were a developing nation with nothing else to offer.

How Pets Can Improve Your Health

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Expert cites scientifically-proven therapeutic, physical and emotional health benefits of loving and caring for a pet. Pet ownership runs far deeper than simply caring for a possession. Yes, the sheer responsibility of caring for a pet has notable benefits in and of itself.

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"The Cove" Is Getting Attention

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Here is a glowing review from Joel Reynolds with the Natural Resources Defense Council. We posted about "The Cove" a few months ago. It's a documentary about an annual Japanese dolphin hunt that occurs in the village of Taiji. It's gruesome, bloody and disturbing. It has just been screened at the Sundance Film Festival. The review is on Huffington Post.

Do a Name Search for an Animal Offender

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Still, what an awesome resource. You can do a name search on pet-abuse.com to see if there is any information in their database. But remember, "all individuals are innocent until proven guilty. This search is intended to be used only as a guide, and it should be remembered that there may be instances where two people live in the same town with the same or similar names." These people are amazing.

Polar Bears Keep "Threatened" Status

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The listing was the result of a 2005 petition and litigation filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace. This is good news. For the full story, here's the link to the Environmental News Network. A federal judge on Thursday upheld a 2008 decision to protect polar bears throughout their range as a “threatened” species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

Scooter the Penguin

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said Bertina Ceccarelli, Executive Vice President, Global Resources, Wildlife Conservation Society.

Selena Gomez Auction For the Dogs of Puerto Rico

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there to spend some resources to deal with the problem in a humane way. We've blogged quite a bit here about the poor conditions for stray dogs in Puerto Rico. Here is a documentary on Youtube narrated by actress Selena Gomez. She is currently having an auction to benefit Island Dog Inc.

Earth Hour 2011

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The World Wild Life Fund hosts this event to help spread the word that people care about the Earth, and conserving the resources we have. Earth Hour 2011 takes place tomorrow, March 26, 2011 !

From the Mailbag

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Dear Professor Burgess-Jackson, I'm a great admirer of your animal ethics blog, which I've found to be an invaluable resource. I just wanted to share a link to Gary Francione's recent philosophy bites podcast. An interesting debate has taken place in the comments section regarding Francione's (mis)interpretation of Peter Singer—hope it will be of interest! best regards, Spencer Lo

Zambia Calls for Tougher Wildlife Crime Enforcement

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Zambia's Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources is calling for a greater cooperation between her country's agencies in dealing with this serious issue. Wildlife crime such as poaching and live animal smuggling is becoming increasingly sophisticated. This because it is being run by organized crime networks with professional and ruthless criminals. It's not just some guy with a gun and snare.

Ways to Effectively Lobby Congress

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It's a great resource. OpenCRS is another great resource. Mark Markarian has a great post on how to effectively lobby Congress on animal issues. All I can add, as a former Legislative Correspondent and Legislative Assistant is to put in a good word for Medicare and Social Security. Creakers vote more then any other demographic group. You don't have to say you're old. Just give them the impression that you are. Make them work for the response instead of spitting out one form letter.

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

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JAZA does not have the resources necessary to properly monitor their member institutions and they do not have the authority to ensure member compliance with their own guidelines and standards. From the Petition Site. please visit and sign. The Ministry of the Environment is in the process of amending the Japanese animal protection law.

The Tom Regan Animal Rights Archive

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Here is a resource for anyone who is doing research on, or is merely interested in, animal rights. Tom Regan is one of the founders of the modern animal-rights movement. I will add the site to the blogroll

Lost Pet Atlas

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Over the course of trying to locate their cat by posting flyers on telephone poles and creating listings on various websites, they noticed there wasn’t a very good online resource for lost and found pets. What do you do if you lose your pet? What about if you find a pet without a collar?

Belgian City Goes Vegetarian Once a Week

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Not only is there reason to believe that livestock contribute to greenhouse gases, but meat is resource-intensive to produce. Last week, the City of Ghent in Belgium started eating vegetarian one day a week. Public officials and politicians will start, with school children following in September. It's their way of acknowledging the impact of livestock on the environment.

New Research Shows Crabs Feel Pain

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Overfishing, poor resource management, the view of life as a product for sale, and pure greed is crashing fisheries and destroying beautiful ecosystems. I was afraid of this. If you've ever wondered why I have a clinical view of the meat industry, it's because I worked for three years in the accounting department of a very large shrimp importer that also sold finfish, shellfish and value-added products (ie. frozen seafoods with sauces, etc.)

British Center Working On Animal Replacement in Research?

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The Centre funds high-quality 3Rs research, organises workshops and symposia to disseminate and advance the 3Rs, and develops 3Rs information resources and guidelines. We'll see. I just signed up for the e-newsletter. The group is called NC3E (National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research).

Battle for Control of the Arctic Looms

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Will they become just another resource to exploit (even more so than now?) WONK ALERT! The Arctic, and foreign claims to it, are discussed in this dense piece by globalsecurity.org. It will probably make your head spin. Suffice to say that untapped oil reserves are at stake. AND the Arctic is getting even more accessible due to global warming (knew it would be good for something!) Canada, Russia, the US, Denmark [via Greenland] and Norway want a piece of it.

Wolves & Eagles No Longer Endangered in Michigan?

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That's what Michigan's State Department of Natural Resources says. Michigan's removal of the bald eagle and gray wolf from the list will be the most significant change in species protection the state has seen in years.

The Shelter Pet Project

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The Shelter Pet Project has an awesome website with some great pet adoption resources, and also some really fun and cute things like Pet Personals and an Adopt-A-Gram to help spread the word about this project.

The Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guide, Dogs!

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The Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guide: Dogs (Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guides) is an awesome resource for all dog owners. If you have a dog, you need this book! It’s small enough to keep with you if you wanted, but jam packed with great information.

Little guy with big heart helping animals!

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Ready to respond at a moment’s notice, the HSUS Animal Rescue Team uses its equipment, expertise, and other resources to assist law enforcement agencies with investigation, evidence collection, and animal seizure as well to coordinate animal care, sheltering, and relocation.

Pet Foster Care Helps To Smooth Adoption Process

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What you need to know about fostering pets: Time and resources – A person or family must have the time, room and resources to dedicate to a foster pet in order for it to be a positive experience for all parties involved.