Giveaway: Science Diet Senior 11 Age Defying Cat Food

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The new Science Diet CatAge Quiz gives people the opportunity to determine the true age of their pet and provides tips on ways to easily help them retain their youthful vigor. Basket will include: · 3.5lb bag of Hill’s Science Diet Cat Age Defying dry cat food. ·

Christian Science Monitor Calls for Endangered Species Hour

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I like this opinion piece from the Christian Science Monitor which calls for an "Endangered Species Hour." The Christian Science Monitor rightly points out that citizens and consumers need to get involved in endangered species protection, because at the CITES level, it's all about money and international politics. "Earth Hour" was held yesterday. People were supposed to turn their lights off for an hour.

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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.

Tom Regan on the Use of Animals in Science

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All that the rights view prohibits is science that violates individual rights. If that means that there are some things we cannot learn, then so be it. There are also some things we cannot learn by using humans, if we respect their rights.

Always Question a Scientist

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This statement is mainly motivated by a recent conversation with someone who has a science degree (I think it's biology), but who actually works for a clinical testing company. One of the issues raised by a member was that we need to listen to "science" more and that science will save us. I raised the point that science does not solve everything. Science does not solve everything. Science is only as useful as the hands in which it lies.

Three Easy Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy #GetHealthyHappy

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Hill’s is even offering a $10 off promotion on select Hill’s Science Diet products. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Science Diet® Healthier Pets. Recently we have been sharing different ways to have healthy pets.

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Healthy pets see their vets! #GetHealthyHappy

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Hill’s Science Diet is giving away $100 toward a vet checkup, every day for 90 days! I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Science Diet Perfect Weight Food, but 4 the Love of Animals only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.

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22 Ways Cats Make People Happier And Healthier

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This is backed by research and science on many levels. Cats makes us healthier and happier, no jokes. Wondering just how beneficial they are? Read on!

Rocky & Bella, Inc. earns National Animal Supplement Quality Seal

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The company is committed to providing the best nutrition and super food supplement that science and nature have to offer. Bryn Mawr, Penn.—Pet Pet supplement company Rocky & Bella, Inc.

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Easy Chicken Dog Cookies

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Melody McKinnon holds 52 certifications revolving around nutrition, biochemistry, general sciences, business, marketing, and writing. These Chicken dog treats are full of flavor and nutrition for your best friend.

Enjoy Helping Animals? Consider an Education in Zoology

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Working as an animal science researcher at colleges or universities. Generally you will need to complete an undergraduate degree in the biological sciences field. Today’s guest post is from Amy Silver. Amy is a Public Health student and an animal lover.

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Take the pet health quiz!

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petMD and Hill’s Science Diet are putting owners to the test with a new online dog nutrition quiz. Take it during the month of October by visiting [link] and you will get a rebate on new Hill’s Science Diet Ideal Balance and a chance to win one of four $2,500 pet retailer gift cards.

Five Surprising Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pets

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Having puppies isn’t a fun science experiment. Keep Your Pet Healthy. There are major benefits of spaying or neutering your pets. Most of us know that spaying or neutering a pet can help reduce pet overpopulation and prevent an unintended pregnancy.

Quote of the Week

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"There will come a time when the world will look back to modern vivisection in the name of Science, as they do now to burning people at the stake in the name of religion." Henry J. Bigelow, MD.

Give your dog the best dog food for the best health! #GetHealthyHappy

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As part of the Hill’s® Science Diet® “Healthier Pets. Visit Hill’s Science Diet to learn more! Hill’s is offering a $10 off promotion on select Hill’s Science Diet products so you can try them for your pet.

The State of the Animal Rights Dialogue

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This opinion piece is from the Christian Science Monitor in 2002. It may be almost 7 years old, but I think it is as relevant now as it was then. Worth reading and, I think, some reflection.

CHIMPANZEE Challenge Fact #5

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These facilities are dedicated to excellence in animal care, conservation, education and science and meet the highest standards in animal health, husbandry and welfare. Currently 269 chimpanzees live in 34 United States zoos that are accredited with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

Obama Overturns Last Minute EPA Rule Change Made By America's Worst President

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Because science, like facts, have a liberal bias. President Obama overturned a last minute Bush regulation that would have allowed agencies to skip consulting with govt. scientists when reviewing EPA rules. I am so glad this dim-witted moron is back in Texas.

Do Chickens Feel Empathy?

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The research is from the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol. Here's an article from the Telegraph regarding chickens feeling empathy. I used to hate chickens as a child and thought they were irritating. Now, I think they're wonderful and we sponsor Camilla the Chicken through Farm Sanctuary's animal sponsorship program. farm animal welfare chickens animal emotions

Sleep Number True Silver Blanket

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If you want to learn more about the ‘Science of Sleep’ be sure to take part in the Sleep Better Chat (taking place on September 23rd). I’m very excited to share this with you! We all know that our pets love to be on our beds with us. Some even sleep in our beds with us all night long!

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Frankenweenie Featurette!

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After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. “Frankenweenie” is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog.

Our Pawliday Picks for 2013

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This adorable book combines a cute Yorkie with science. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And of course we wanted to help you in case you had any last minute shopping to do for the animal lover in your life. So, without further ado, here are our Pawliday Picks for 2013!

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Quote of the Week

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To encourage cruelty in the name of science can only destroy the finer emotions of affection and sympathy, and breed an unfeeling callousness in the young towards suffering in all living creatures. -- Eleanor Roosevelt. It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life. Towards this end, experiments on living animals in classrooms should be stopped.

Bush Administration Seeks to Screw Environment as Much as Possible Before Leaving Office

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Little wonder, as the Republican Party and this unpopular knucklehead of a president are both anti-science and anti-environment. They are seeking a new rule that would allow mining and development without a full scientific assessment. Look at is one among many middle fingers we can expect from him before he leaves office. Worst. President.

The Great Climate Hoax

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That "scientists" are behind this will do immeasurable harm to science. Don't fall for it, folks. Global warming" is the pretext for taking over your life. Mark my words

On "Imposing" Our Beliefs on Our Children

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As far as atheism goes, I'd rather my child have a healthy skepticism that is fact driven and science driven. It's fascinating, how what 98% of Americans do with their children is called "parenting" and "guidance."

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Groups Urge FDA Ban on Feeding Chicken Feces to Cows.Wait, WHAT???

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A coalition of food and consumer groups that includes Consumers Union and the Center for Science in the Public Interest has asked the Food and Drug Administration to ban the practice. Well, you learn something new every day. McDonald's Corp., the nation's largest restaurant user of beef, also wants the FDA to prohibit the feeding of so-called poultry litter to cattle. Yeesh. Happy Halloween

Now I'm Really Annoyed

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Here's a site for kids to program them to become "the next generation of laboratory animal science professionals." the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Foundation. Also, it's a great way to get girls interested in science! It's sponsored by (surprise!) Experimenting on animals is fun and it helps everyone.even animals! Weeeeeeee! And where did I find this lovely site? There was a link from Drovers, America's Beef Business Source. Here's how they describe it.

British Center Working On Animal Replacement in Research?

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The NC3Rs brings together stakeholders in the 3Rs in academia, industry, government and animal welfare organisations to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, and the translation of research findings into practice that will benefit both animals and science. 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).

Another Leap Forward for Mankind

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Science per se is neither good nor bad. It all depends on how it is used. What do you think of this use

Another Mass Extinction on the Way?

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In an article published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, UC Berkeley researchers argue that substantial die-offs of amphibians and other plant and animal species add up to a new mass extinction facing the planet. I can't believe we are still debating this.

Million Pound Pledge For Pets

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She has now teamed up with Hill’s Science Diet to launch the Million Pound Pledge – a national call-to-action for pet owners to help their cats and dogs lose weight and get back on track to living a happy, healthy lifestyle. We also have a giveaway so you can try a sample of Hill’s Science Diet Light! Did you know that one out of every two pets are overweight?

MyBowl for dogs.

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Hill’s has also recently launched new Science Diet Ideal Balance pet food – a wholesome, meat-first, corn free pet food that is guaranteed to make a visible, healthy difference in just thirty days. Baby has always loved her Science Diet food, so we were happy to hear about this new line.

Why Humans Are the Only Ones with Rights

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In the matter of science, and there are varying levels of this viewpoint, the human is the most advanced of creatures. Of course, there are also religious and science types that would argue that it is those very qualities that do not make us superior, but rather stewards. Someone posted a question about why humans have human rights and whether they should considering that others do not. I responded.

Animal Activists Steal Ashes From Grave of Novartis CEO's Family

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Animal rights activists from a group called The Militant Forces Against Huntingdon Life Sciences went to a cemetery and dug up an urn belonging to the family of Novartis CEO Daniel Vasella. If you wish the urn that was taken from the grave to be returned then you need to publically finish with Huntingon Life Sciences immediately. The Militant Forces Against Huntingdon Life Sciences". Yeesh. This happened at the end of July.

Vast Majority of Medical Schools Do NOT Use Animals To Teach Surgery

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According to PCRM, the schools are Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga campus. But we all have to change our beliefs when the science changes," Dr. Pippin told me. Only one of the interesting points in this opinion piece on animal research by Lee Schneider on the Huffington Post.

Looking for Books about Animal Experimentation

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But I want to be able to argue about it intelligently, citing science, not just morals. I've finally decided to take the plunge and really learn about animal experimentation. It's a horrible topic and I post news articles about the abuses from time to time. Apparently, there is a lot of argument out there than animal experimentation is even good for humans. Many times tests fail. A drug may work on an animal, but fail miserably on a human. Or vice versa.

The Economics of Meat

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Someone sent a link to this blog post, which shows why economics is known as "the dismal science." It also lends credence to the dictum that economists know the cost of everything and the value of nothing

Europeans Continue to Search for Alternatives to Animal Research.Why Not Americans?

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At a conference in Brussels, Belgium on 6 November, European Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen, and Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik restated the EU's commitment to the reduction of animal testing. The EPAA was created in 2005 and is an unprecedented collaboration between science and industry to reduce animal suffering in scientific tests. I just don't understand it. Is there a different culture regarding animals in Europe?

Bush Administration Lists Beluga Whale as Endangered, Palin Opposes Move

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Sarah Palin, who I am sure reads the latest science journals when she isn't perusing the latest issue of the Economist, doesn't believe beluga whales are declining. Fortunately, even the Bush Administration thinks they are. Or maybe there isn't enough money in killing off the rest. Either way, I'm glad that even the people that work for the worst president ever recognize that there is a problem.