Are Micro Pigs the Next Stupid Pet Trend?

Critter News

Great. This lady is breeding tiny pet pigs that can live up to 11 years. People are buying them like crazy, which means.eventually people will start dumping them like crazy. And who will suffer? The animal shelters who have to find them homes at the expense of other animals. Thanks lady! And, yes, she plans on making money from these animals by franchising. All for the love of animals right?

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A New Generation of Vegetarians?

Critter News

Is this a long-term trend? A recent federally funded study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1 in 200 American adolescents are vegetarians. Stay tuned.

Fine Featherhead’s Pet Plumes

4 The Love Of Animals

You’ve seen the trend on people, but now your pet can join the fun! Fine Featherhead’s Pet Plumes are feather extensions for your pet. They come in a variety of colors to fit your pet’s unique personality, with lengths that range from 2-5 inches. Our Maltese Baby looked adorable wearing her Pet Plume, but she wouldn’t hold still long enough for us to capture a good photo. They are easy to put in, especially with the Pet Plume hook.

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Pet Plumes with a Purpose

4 The Love Of Animals

Now your pooch can get in on the feather extension trend, and help animals at the same time! Pet Plumes with a Purpose donates 10% of proceeds to the charity assigned to the design purchased. The Pet Plumes with a Purpose come with 5 feathers, of varying widths, bonded at the tip. And each extension comes with two micro links and an installation loop. It helps with putting them on to have a pet that is comfortable having their coat brushed.

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On Why My Food Bill Just Got a Lot Cheaper

Animal Person

The one conclusion you'll come away with for certain, is that once again, food labels and trends need far more examination, and many are downright misleading. Deb wrote "Do Food Miles Matter?" after reading " Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly , by James E. McWilliams last month. Shortly thereafter she visited and brought me the book, and as a result. my food bill just got a lot cheaper.

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Blue Whales Reappearing Again

Critter News

The overall numbers are still tiny compared with the original populations before whaling started, but the trend is at last in the right direction,” said John Calambokidis, a marine scientist whose research on whale movements and populations has just been published in the journal Marine Mammal Science. And here's some good news for today.

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See CHIMPANZEE, Save Chimpanzees Challenge

4 The Love Of Animals

Current trends indicate that African ape populations will decline by an additional 80% in the next 30 to 40 years. This week we will be sharing fun facts and other fun things to help get you excited to see the new Disneynature movie, Chimpanzee! You can help save real chimpanzees by seeing Chimpanzee during its opening weekend starting this Friday, April 20 (EARTH DAY!). Will you pledge to see the movie during opening weekend? Let us know in the comments!

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Is Charles with Lars Axl Fokker?

Animal Person

In all of the lovely messages we've been getting, I've noticed two trends: 1) Death is a communal experience as well as an individual one. Charles died a week ago today, and if you haven't seen Deb's tribute , it's a must-see and we're very grateful and humbled by her post as well as all of the e-mails and cards and calls we've received. One being dies, but the memories of death and the stories of life are brought to the fore for those who learn of the passing.

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Duck Feather Tapestry

10,000 Birds

I can see this becoming a trend. Artist Monique Habraken has come up with an alternative to taxidermy that preserves the beauty of a bird’s plumage without making the corpse a decorative curio. Check out the exquisite tapestry she made with the complete set of feathers of one Mallard. What bird would you love a plumage tapestry of? Asides art

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15 Resources for Employer Branding Professionals

Proactive Talent

Glassdoor Global Recruiting Trends report Glassdoor’s 5th annual report uncovers worldwide recruiting trends that will help you identify employer branding best practices and understand how EB has developed over the years. Managing your company’s employer brand is no small feat. It’s a constant, always-on responsibility, but there’s a reason you choose to invest in it.

On The Respectful Emperor

Animal Person

When I think about the language that has been used by people who kill animals or have someone else do it for them, a couple of years ago the "compassionate" trend began. I've been having a difficult time blogging both here and at Animal Rights & AntiOppression lately because I feel like my thoughts are like " Groundhog Day." Not the day, the film, where Bill Murray experiences the same day over and over again. There are few animal rights stories in the news.

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I Hear Vultures Are Making A Comeback

10,000 Birds

Populations are trending upward and there is new hope for the carrion eaters still dealing with the ravages of diclofenac, a drug used to treat livestock that vultures then consume, causing their death. Cambodia’s “Vulture Restaurants&# are helping to increase the numbers of three imperiled species of vulture.

5 Puzzling Toys That Will Keep Your Pup Entertained for Hours

4 The Love Of Animals

When not learning about the latest trends in pet supplies you will find Sebastian exploring the great outdoors with his Chocolate Labrador “Cadbury” The post 5 Puzzling Toys That Will Keep Your Pup Entertained for Hours appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. A bored puppy is an unhappy puppy, and possibly a destructive puppy. Puzzles are great tools to keep boredom away. Dogs are intelligent animals.

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On Keeping "Vegan" Pure

Animal Person

Kelly wondered whether the term "vegan" is " worth fighting for " given the latest trend of seemingly oxymoronish (waiting for that one to hit Webster's) terminology from the mouths of people who want to find a way to use animals, yet make it appear that they're not.

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Organizations Putting Animals First

4 The Love Of Animals

She writes about the latest online mba news and current trends among online entrepreneurs. In the fast-paced world of today, it seems people are always on the go. Between running errands, working late and worrying about the bottom-line, it’s no wonder our four-legged and winged friends so often go overlooked and neglected. Thankfully, there are some organizations out there that make it their business to look after and care for our animal counterparts.

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On Changes in What Americans Are Attending To

Animal Person

This trend of nastiness I've noticed that's probably about a year old happens to coincide with the rudeness we Americans have been hearing about in politics and society in general. I've been out of every loop I used to be in because my work outside of veganism and animal rights came a-calling in a most critical way.

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The Shelter Pet Project

4 The Love Of Animals

This new campaign, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund, and the Ad Council, hopes to reverse this trend and find homes for these homeless, lovable pets. Did you know that every year, of the 8 million dogs and cats that enter animal shelters, 3 million of these healthy and treatable pets are euthanized? It is such a sad statistic. Luckily, The Shelter Pet Project hopes to change this!

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The trend is undeniable: The days of hauling and hurting animals in the name of entertainment are quickly coming to an end. To the Editor: Re “ Worry Under the Big Top as Mexico City Moves to Ban Circus Animals ” (news article, June 15): Mexico City joins the growing list of cities that have banned the exploitation of animals in circuses. Several countries, including Austria, Bolivia, Colombia, Greece, Peru, Britain and Paraguay, have already imposed or approved bans.

Good Idea: Bug Bam Dog Tags!

4 The Love Of Animals

Bug Bam hopes the 100% natural tags will help reverse this trend. Even though it’s turning to fall in our neck of the woods, I have still noticed the ever annoying mosquito out and about. That is why I think that these are such a good idea! An easy way to protect your furry friend from mosquitoes. Bug Bam has launched a new mosquito-repelling dog tag to coincide with Heartworm Awareness Month in April.

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ALDF Calling for An Animal Abuser Registry

Critter News

Many animal abusers have a history of domestic violence or other criminal activity, and there is a disturbing trend of animal abuse among our country's most notorious serial killers. Here's the email I got from ALDF. It sounds like they are calling for an animal abuse equivalent of the sex offender registry. I think it's a great idea. Wouldn't you want to know if a violent or repeat animal abuser were living next door to you and your family?

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You Think Your Squirrels Are Greedy?

10,000 Birds

And, amazingly, pigeons are apparently getting in on the pizza-eating trend too ! If you think that you are tired of the fluffy critters raiding your bird feeders then you should be glad that you don’t own a pizzeria! Now this is one ambitious squirrel ! Perhaps more so than the one I found several years back trying to crack a coconut.) Asides

Around the World For Penguins: A Penguin Fan’s Book Review

10,000 Birds

” Species descriptions include physical features; distribution; population and population trends; locations of main populations; breeding; food; threats; impact of climate change; migration where applicable; Red List status (vulnerable, near threatened, etc.). Penguins! Penguins here! <pause>

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ When Fashion Meets Fishing, the Feathers Fly ” (front page, June 29), about a new trend of inserting fly fishing feathers in hair: If you wouldn’t walk around with a cat’s paw or a dog’s tail dangling from your hair, please don’t fall for the rooster feather fad either.

Handbags are a Dog’s Best Friend

4 The Love Of Animals

A Luna Boston stylist will be on-hand to help you update your wardrobe for summer with the latest trends, and twenty-five percent of all proceeds made during the event will be donated to help CAPS in its mission to protect companions from cruelty and inhumane breeding practices in Pet Shops and Puppy Mills. Tails are sure to wag on Friday, June 12t h as Luna Boston hosts “Doggies + Bags,” a special benefit party for the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS).

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Neversink Spirits: Neversink Spirits Gin

10,000 Birds

While it’s true that gin will always contain some juniper, Neversink joins a growing trend in gin-making over the last several years in muting its piney, Christmas tree aroma with a fine-tuned, complementary medley of botanical flavors. Neversink Spirits Gin would work well in the sort of novel recipes that came out of the craft cocktail trend of the last twenty years, as well making an interesting twist in classic recipes like the martini or French 75.

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Dog Collars

4 The Love Of Animals

Modern dog collar options follow historical trends, resulting in varieties that are both traditional and modern. By Augie Berings, Bering’s Hardware. Nearly every dog owner buys a collar for their new pet but few are aware of the long history and many different types of collars. Archaeology has demonstrated that humans were crafting collars for their animals at least 7000 years ago and the possibility that this is a conservative estimate is large.

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White Penguin… Wow!

10,000 Birds

Lindblad’s Naturalist David Stephens, who snapped this remarkable photo , sees this fashion trend on the rise: “While odd coloration may make fishing a bit more difficult, leucistic birds are regularly found breeding normally.”

Scotch Fur Fighter

4 The Love Of Animals

As a long-time pet owner, I understand the frustration of constantly cleaning fur off the floor,” said Charlotte Reed, pet trend and lifestyle expert. Attention pet owners with pets that shed! You have found your new best friend! The Scotch Fur Fighter Pet Hair Sweeper is designed to help you keep your hard surfaces free from pet hair. We got to try one out, and loved it! It even picked up my pesky hair (I shed way more than our dog does)!

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Climate Change And Birds: Europe vs. North America

10,000 Birds

The trend in CII is positive and similar in the two regions. On both continents, interspecific and spatial variation in population abundance trends are well predicted by climate suitability trends. Two primary indices were derived, the Climate Suitability Trend Negative (CST-) and the Climate Suitability Trend Positive (CST+).

Ground-Sparrows and Brush-Finches

10,000 Birds

Note: There has been a disturbing trend to drop the hyphen in many “second” names, or to fuse their two parts. I have chosen to ignore this trend, because it messes with my enjoyment of double-hyphenates. . Most birders love a good double-hyphenate. Except, of course, for those who don’t yet know what a double-hyphenate is.

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Tips for Owning a Dog and Keeping a Busy Schedule

4 The Love Of Animals

She also enjoys investigating trends in other niches, notably technology, traditional higher education, health, and small business. Owning a dog is a huge responsibility. But, we do it because we love our pets. There are few things better than coming home at the end of a busy or stressful day and snuggling up with your four-legged friend or taking them for a relaxing walk through the neighborhood.

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Teaching Kids Animal Compassion

4 The Love Of Animals

But even parents who aren’t crazy about pets or did not own them as kids can help change this trend. Choosing the right pet for your child is key. By Dr. Tim Hunt, DVM. Children can learn so many valuable lessons by caring for a pet. Having pets at a young age instills kids with a sense of confidence that they can take care of an animal and help it to live a thriving life. More importantly I find pets can be great therapy for kids.

Polly Want a Latte? The (Inevitable) Rise of Bird Cafes

10,000 Birds

Introducing the newest coffeeshop trend: t he bird cafe. You’ve heard of Internet cafes. You may even have heard of cat cafes. While I have yet to make it down to Philadelphia’s Kawaii Kitty Cafe , I can attest that Le Cat Cafe —and its kitty yoga nights—are awesome.). From—where else?—Japan.). Japan.). Plunk down some yen and, cappuccino in hand, you can while away an hour or so in the company of chatty parakeets, uncharacteristically friendly owls, and pretty parrots.

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Migration and More: A Bird News Update

10,000 Birds

Don’t put off that birding trip to Ghana on your to-do list—if trends continue, illegal logging may leave you with nothing left to see. With fall migration well underway everywhere, it’s a good time to see what’s flying in bird news. Prothonotary Warblers (like the dapper bird above captured for posterity by Corey) should carry frequent-flier cards—a recent Audubon-led study found that one geolocator-toting individual racked up more than 5,000 miles in eight months.

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Whale Hunting

Animal Ethics

Supported in part by a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Mr. Revkin tracks relevant news from suburbia to Siberia, and conducts an interactive exploration of trends and ideas with readers and experts. Andrew Revkin writes the Dot Earth blog for the New York Times. You can find his recent post on the current state of whale hunting here. About Dot Earth By 2050 or so, the world population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of people alive today.

European Union Farming Policies Wiping Out Birds

10,000 Birds

” A monoculture of crops destroys habitat for wildlife – and the trend continues. Familiar birds across the European countryside are suffering precipitous declines. In order to boost food production across Europe, the wholesale ripping up of hedgerows, draining of wetlands and ploughing over of meadows has robbed farmland birds of their homes and food.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Reversing the agricultural trends of the last half century is a policy area where almost everyone’s interests are aligned. To the Editor: In your July 12 editorial “ A Humane Egg ,” you disparage the modern, sanitary housing systems for egg-laying hens, which have improved chickens’ health and well-being, improved consumer food safety and kept eggs a nutritious and economical staple on kitchen tables and restaurant menus nationwide.

Hermit Thrush Brewery: Po Tweet

10,000 Birds

While hoppy and sour have by turns been the defining traits of American craft brewing in recent years, combining these two assertive flavors in a single beer is surely enough to put off drinkers disenchanted with either trend, let alone some unholy union of the two. I consider myself fortunate that I learned to love summer birding before I ever knew what the summer doldrums are, if only because summer was the very first season I began birding.

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J. Baird Callicott on the Catastrophe of Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

The human population would probably, as past trends overwhelmingly suggest, expand in accordance with the potential thus afforded. From the ecological point of view, for human beings universally to become vegetarians is tantamount to a shift of trophic niche from omnivore with carnivorous preferences to herbivore. The shift is a downward one on the trophic pyramid, which in effect shortens those food chains terminating with man.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: I wish that I could better understand the recent trend of anthropomorphizing dogs. Is this a reflection of our society? Our dogs have a better standard of living than millions of people in other parts of the world. I had two dogs growing up, and I remember their being thrilled with a dirty old tennis ball or a dip in the somewhat murky town pond. While I do understand the need for companionship, especially in New York, this dog obsession has gone too far.

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Arthur B. Robinson, Noah E. Robinson, and Willie Soon on Climate Change

Animal Ethics

We also need not worry about environmental calamities even if the current natural warming trend continues. Human use of coal, oil, and natural gas has not harmfully warmed the Earth, and the extrapolation of current trends shows that it will not do so in the foreseeable future.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of December 2015)

10,000 Birds

But I wonder how these trends are impacting every other species on Earth… yes, sometimes I can think of someone besides myself! The title of warmest year on record currently belongs to 2014 , but the crown may pass in just a few weeks to the present year. Considering how cold the area I live in usually is, this balmy December suits me fine. I sauntered out in the spring-like weather to track down Bonaparte’s Gulls , which had somehow managed to elude me. Not anymore!

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

4 The Love Of Animals

Many animal abusers have a history of domestic violence or other criminal activity, and there is a disturbing trend of animal abuse among our country’s most notorious serial killers.”. I recently got an email from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. They are pioneering legislation in California to make public animal abuse registries. In our opinion, this is a wonderful idea, and we wanted to help them spread the word. Here is the press release, which explains why they are trying to do this.