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Are Micro Pigs the Next Stupid Pet Trend?

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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?

5 Puzzling Toys That Will Keep Your Pup Entertained for Hours

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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.

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Fine Featherhead’s Pet Plumes

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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.

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A New Generation of Vegetarians?

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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.

See CHIMPANZEE, Save Chimpanzees Challenge

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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!

The Shelter Pet Project

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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.

Good Idea: Bug Bam Dog Tags!

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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!

Handbags are a Dog’s Best Friend

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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).

Scotch Fur Fighter

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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!

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ALDF Calling for An Animal Abuser Registry

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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?

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.

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.

Organizations Putting Animals First

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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.

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.

Dog Collars

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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.

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.

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.

Preparing Your Pup for a Trip to the Park

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After researching industry trends and carefully planning the venture to serve dogs and their busy owners, Amy founded the first Dogtopia, a full-service dog day care, spa and boutique, in 2002. This is a guest post from Amy Nichols, founder and CEO of Dogtopia. With June here and the weather heating up, more and more dog owners will be treating their pups to an afternoon at a neighborhood dog park.

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?"

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.

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.

Tips for Owning a Dog and Keeping a Busy Schedule

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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.

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.

On Keeping "Vegan" Pure

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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.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund Public Registries

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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.

Teaching Kids Animal Compassion

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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.

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.

On Indigenous People and Animals

Animal Person

A disturbing trend I've seen among the used-to-be-called-New-Age , but now called "spiritual" people, is the co-opting of all things Native American (both North and South).

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.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Specifically, the increasing meat-consumption trend could be reversed if consumers paid the true price for meat. To the Editor: Re “ From Hoof to Dinner Table, a New Bid to Cut Emissions ” (front page, Dec. 4): There is a solution to at least some of the beef industry’s sustainability woes, and that is to raise cows in a pasture-based system. Many of the beef industry’s problems result from feedlots that consume tremendous amounts of grain and that pour out huge sloughs of waste.

Another Reason to Go Vegetarian

Animal Ethics

In recent years, MRSA has been found in retail cuts of chicken, pork, beef and other meats—a particularly worrisome trend since MRSA can be contracted simply by handling infected cuts of meat. We can thank factory farming for yet another antibiotic-resistant supergerm: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). MRSA is a form of staph bacteria resistant to antibiotics (including methicillin).

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Kristof, who takes note of the trend represented by the animal welfare proposition on the ballot in California this fall. To the Editor: Re “ A Farm Boy Reflects ” (column, July 31): Hats off to Nicholas D. While this legislation would be an important step in transforming inhumane animal production, we must also call for change on the federal level, where the farm bill subsidizes this sector to the tune of billions of dollars.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Her use of the term food “fashion” is appropriate: many people today do not make informed choices about their diet; rather, they are influenced by trends, advertising and the political correctness of food. To the Editor: Re “ Death by Veganism ,” by Nina Planck (Op-Ed, May 21): I am a nutritionist who testified as an expert witness for the prosecution in the criminal trial of the parents of Crown Shakur.