San Francisco Considers Banning Pet Sales

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If it passes, San Francisco residents would have to go to a shelter or rescue group to adopt an animal. It would set a national precedent, even if it is San Francisco. Tags: california san francisco legislation pets Pet sales would be banned altogether, except for the sale of pet fish. All companion animals including dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, and lizards would be considered as pets.

San Francisco Zoo Struggles After Tiger Attack

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Things have been tough at the San Francisco Zoo after Tatiana the Siberian tiger attacked those three people in 2007. From the San Francisco Chronicle. Tags: zoos california san francisco tigers Here's an article that explains the hard times the Zoo has faced since then. It's a long list. The attacks led to intense scrutiny from the city and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which threatened to yank the zoo's accreditation.

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San Francisco Passes Anti-Foie Gras Resolution

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San Francisco supervisors have passed a resolution supporting city restaurants that remove foie gras from their menus. California will be banning that awful stuff in about three years. Foie gras is the liver of a duck or a goose that has been specially fattened by force feeding. I just find the whole description vile and gruesome.).

At Least Five Dead Whales Around Bay Area

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Purina Pro Plan #MyGreatCat campaign helps feed rescue cats in need!

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She chronicled their personal stories through a photo collection, which will be revealed Saturday, June 14 in San Francisco’s Union Square. Purina Pro Plan is kicking off a social donation campaign, driven by cat photos!

Purina ONE Tour For Heroes

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Purina ONE has teamed up with Martha Stewart to visit animal shelters from San Francisco to NYC throughout the month of February. We love to see celebrities getting out there and helping animals find homes! The event is called the Purina ONE Tour For Heroes, and you can see if they are coming to your city by vising tourforheroes.marthastewart.com.

Write a Post, Help a Dog!

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In all, 7,820 pounds of food was donated to two shelters renowned for their care of senior dogs: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco and Castaway Critters in Harrisburg, Pa. Pedigree is resurrecting is insanely successful Write a Post, Help a Dog program.

Pet Paradise Resort to donate ALL pet hair clippings

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Pet Paradise Resort will start shipping collected pet hair to Matter of Trust’s warehouses located along the Gulf of Mexico and in San Francisco. We sure love to share great press releases like this one! Did you know that pet hair clippings (and human hair too) can be used to help clean up oil? Read on to learn what Pet Paradise is going to do to help with the massive oil spill.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Machtinger San Francisco, Nov. To the Editor: Re “ Child Matadors Draw Olés in Mexico’s Bullrings ” (front page, Nov. 19): It is so sad to see children being taught to torture and kill calves. For what? The tradition and glory of bullfighting? Please! Bullfighting is simply prolonged animal torture. Most children start life with a love and reverence of animals. Cruelty and disregard for them are taught.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

27): It’s little wonder that Tatiana, the tiger that escaped from the San Francisco Zoo, longed for her freedom. To the Editor: Re “ Tiger on the Loose: Can It Happen Here? ” (news article, Dec. An Oxford University study published in the journal Nature found that wide-ranging carnivores like tigers and other big cats “show the most evidence of stress and/or psychological dysfunction in captivity.”

Flight to Freedom

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CSI actress Jorja Fox, the ADI spokesperson for the operation, greeted the lions when they arrived in San Francisco said: “These magnificent lions have lived all their lives in a tiny cage on the back of a truck. Because we have ARK2000, our 2,300-acre sanctuary in San Andreas, California, we were happy to be able to help. &#.

A Victory for Turkeys

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According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “ Each felony charge is punishable by up to five years in jail and up to a $5,000 fine. All too often even the most egregious cases of animal abuse go without any substantial punishment.

Where Does Entertainment Begin and End?

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Vamsee Juluri, Professor of Media Studies at the University of San Francisco, takes me back to graduate school when he writes of the importance of the stories we tell ourselves in " Use Free Speech to Celebrate Animal Life, Not to Enjoy Their Suffering."

From Today's Wall Street Journal

Animal Ethics

Steve Heilig San Francisco Mr. Foer misses the point of the debate completely. Jonathan Safran Foer's pup-in-cheek essay " Let Them Eat Dog " (Weekend Journal, Oct. 31), while humorous enough, masks more serious issues. Beyond the environmental impacts of meat production there is a basic ethical issue involved. So here is an even more modest proposal than roasting Fido: Try eating only what animals you are willing to kill with your own hands.