While many people have pointed out the reality that cutting one’s consumption of meat is a notable means of reducing one’s carbon footprint, I haven’t heard many people bring up the subject of meat consumption by pets… Image by Patricia Marroquin/UCLA Considering how the practice of keeping a “pet” dog or cat has become vastly […]
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This post brought to you by Triad Retail Media. All opinions are 100% mine. I don’t have a pet, but I have in the past and I care greatly about animals. (Have you noticed?) It’s amazing how much technology has changed in recent years and what kind of possibilities there are now — much […]
First things first — stay calm. People tend to panic and think unclearly when faced with stressful situations.. take a deep breath and relax.
Ferrets? AWESOME! They’re getting more and more popular as pets, and that’s nothing surprising! They’re not so easy to live with — you have to be very patient. However, they’re great friends with whom you can have a lot of fun! Today, you can see ferrets in the bathroom, in the snow, white ferrets, and others. They’re all cool, beautiful, just gorgeous.
I love my cat, and it’s great to know that he’s got an eco-friendly lifestyle. Here are 5 things that make my cat eco-friendly.
In what is perhaps the most absurd illustration of the inflexibility of bureaucracy, or, perhaps a most curious example of anthropomorphism… Exhibit A: a domestic, short-haired feline, named Sal Esposito, received a summons to report for jury duty earlier this month. Long-time Boston, Massachusetts residents Anna and Guy Esposito believe that this mix-up stems from […]
Within a matter of months, activists have succeeded in changing a store from a puppy mill vendor to an animal rescue venture. A pet store in the small town of Elyria, Ohio was the target of intense protests by animal rights activists for months before deciding to close down. Now, a new owner is opening […]
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is celebrating their annual Justice For Animals Week by asking people to partake in a new, specific action for animals every day this week. [social_buttons] For the first day, they’re asking people to help spread the word by telling friends on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere to visit their site to […]
City officials in Houston, Texas have fired a veterinarian who has acted as a whistle-blower against botched and cruel operations on pets in the past. [social_buttons] But Kathy Barton, a health department spokesperson, said Gil Costas has been fired because he failed to file registration to handle controlled substances and drugs with the Department of […]
Conservationists have brought in two Maremmas sheepdogs to watch over a small colony of fairy penguins on Australia’s Middle Island. The effort has been so successful that Middle Island is recommending sheepdogs be used to protect other endangered species across the globe. [social_buttons] “We are now starting to see some great results,” said Middle Island […]
There are few places in the world that have not been touched in some way by the faltering global economy. A tragic side effect of this phenomenon is the increase in abandoned pets and the resulting stress it continues to place on the shelters trying to care for them. [social_buttons] As someone who lives in […]
[social_buttons]Feral cat populations are increasing dramatically worldwide as climate change causes warm breeding seasons to stretch into winter months. Australia, the world’s Petri dish for the impacts of global warming, is reporting a rapid increase; in Melbourne alone the count of stray cats has increased to over 500,000, and the Royal Society for the Prevention […]