Dog dies after eating e-cigarette lighter fuel

Tell the Government to Rescind the Delisting Proposal Today

BBC filmmaker Martyn Stewart locked up in Japan accused of being ‘eco-terrorist’

Action Alert: Demand that Unilever Donate Towards Rehabilitation/Care of TV Chimpanzee

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You can’t have dog back after torturing it

Dog Food Logic

The Science Dog

Dog Food Logic: Making smart decisions for your dog in an age of too many choices” is  now available! Click on the images for more information and to order. (Note: E-versions are already available from Dogwise, and will be included on Amazon soon).

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Reviewer: Dr. Brennen McKenzie, MA, VMD; President, Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Association,
Author of SkeptVet Blog

Dog Food Logic is an indispensable book for any pet owner who wants to make thoughtful, informed decisions about what to feed his or her canine companions. The dog food industry is a bewildering, ever-changing landscape of companies and brands, and dog owners are inundated with marketing masquerading as science, with rigid advice from self-declared experts, and with fads every bit as intense and short-lived as those in the human weight loss business. Dog Food Logic…

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Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People

Happy Weekend: Walk on the Wild Side

Gus Kenworthy Saves Sochi Dogs and Wins Hearts |

Life or Lunch?


While world athletes are winning medals at the 2014 Russian Winter Olympics,freestyle skier and silver medalistGus Kenworthy, from Telluride, Colorado, is winning hearts around the world. While competing in slopestyle at the Olympics, Kenworthy came across a bunch of stray puppies and their mother in Sochi, and vowed to save the little darlings, and bring them home with him.

“Oh my glob, look what I just found,” he tweets, with photos of himself, and his new found furry friends.

The 22-year-old animal lover found the four puppies and their mother, in the Olympic mountain village. “Spent all afternoon playing with a gang of stray puppies here in Sochi!” he writes on Facebook. “Looking into finding a way to bring them home with me but also don’t want to take them away from their mama because she was being super cute and protective over them,” he wrote…

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Man charged after scalding dog & killing it

Dog gives terminally ill boy ride of his life

Golden Labrador keeps boy alive

New York, California move to ban beauty products containing microbeads

Can Vitamin C Ward Off Stroke?

Getting Science Right for Wolves

Carriage Horse Controversy Extends Beyond New York City


“As a life-long horse owner, I am so against this industry. No horse should be made to work up to 9 hours a day, dodging traffic, breathing in toxic fumes all day; with only 5 weeks a year at pasture…my comments are next to paragraphs I disagree with! Please sign the petitions & watch the videos at the end of this news post!”

By Pat Raia  Feb 12, 2014

While a high-profile ordinance that would ban the use of horse-drawn carriages in New York City has not yet reached the city council, the proposed legislation has drawn criticism from carriage operators as well as from a veterinarian who believes such a ban is not necessarily in the horses’ best interest.

Horse carriage owners and operators oppose such legislation on grounds that their industry is already heavily regulated, and their horses are well-protected under a current law. Photo: John Manuel/Wikimedia Commons

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Feeding polar bears from a tank; ca. 1950

I hope to be remembered for my atrocities!

 Russian tanks were designed to be driven with one arm.“There’s a good bear, now go and maim those Nazis on this other side of this hill.”

This is quite possibly the most Russian photograph ever taken.

Polar bears look really freaking cute, but they’re the only animal that actively predates on humans.

Wolves will give it a long and hard thought about whether they want to attack humans. Polar bears? Nope. If they see you, and you can’t protect yourself or seek shelter, you’re dead.

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Stray dog comes to the rescue of woman in car crash (Video)

Vietnam gets tough on illegal cross-border dog trading

Wolf Is My Soul

Reblogged from AnimalsAsia:

13 February 2014

Dogs trafficked in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Department of Animal Health has issued a directive ordering provincial authorities to crack down on the illegal trafficking of dogs for human consumption as rabies concerns rise. The action will help put an end to the cruel and inhumane dog meat trade in this region.

The move follows a ground-breaking meeting in Hanoi last August, when members of the Asia Canine Protection Alliance met with the authorities of Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos agreed to consider a five-year moratorium on the commercial transport of dogs from one country to another. ACPA is made up of Change For Animals FoundationHumane Society International, Animals Asia and Soi Dog Foundation.

The DAH directive specifically instructs DAH sub departments to strengthen the inspection and prevention of illegal import, transport and trade of animals or animal products. The government has also instructed the…

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7 Foods to Eat When You’re Exercising Less

Ad Calls for End to Taiji Dolphin Drive Hunt

Tania The Elephant Has Spent Most Of Her 39 Years Alone. Please Help Her Find A Family.

One Person, One World.

555827_154266171397126_1492287824_n This is Tania. Tania was just three years old when the rest of her herd was wiped out in 1978, and she has since been moved from zoo to zoo across Europe. The loss of her family, the loss of the freedom she had in the wild has left her isolated and showing signs of distress in a bare cage in Romania’s Târgu Mureș Zoo.  article-2558517-1B73753A00000578-120_306x416 The only thing to ‘play’ with is a ball, which now is difficult since she has a damaged foot that is made worse by walking on rubber floor that is constantly moist with urine and faeces because of no draining. She also have a cracked nail of a front foot. The following video was captured January 25 2013, in it you see how she lives, how she keeps swaying from side to side. Notice her foot that she don’t want to touch the floor with probably because of…

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Scientists Call B.S. — Bad Science, That Is — on Wolf Delisting

The Wolf Preservation Blog

Wolf Pup

(Photo credit given to Joachim S.. Müller/Flickr/Creative Commons License)

February 7, 2014 3:59 PM

“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s move to strip gray wolves from protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is based on insufficient science, according to a report by an independent panel of scientists. In response to the report, USFWS has again opened public comment on its wolf delisting proposal until March, meaning a bit more delay before gray wolves are potentially removed from the Endangered Species List.

USFWS now expects to make its final decision on delisting the wold by the end of 2014.

In the report, produced by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at UC Santa Barbara, an independent panel of wildlife biologists from universities, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Natural Resources Defense Council agree unanimously that more study is needed before the wolf is…

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I am proud to announce our National strategy to stop wildlife crime Today; International Strategy to Stop wildlife crime is coming soon!

Restless Sleep Linked to Widespread Pain in Older Adults

Understanding Dog Food Labels: Part 1

Dog Food Matters

The most difficult challenge of choosing dog food is deciphering the label. Although not perfect, the human food nutrition labels are much easier to understand than dog food labels. It is very difficult for dog owners to really find out the nutritional content of their dog food. This is the first in a series to hopefully shed some light on dog food labels.

 Although not perfect, the human food nutrition labels are much easier to understand than dog food labels. It is very difficult for dog owners to really find out the nutritional content of their dog food.

The Guaranteed Analysis

The guaranteed analysis is the most basic nutritional information required for dog food packages. The regulations require that the manufacturer state the percentage of crude protein, crude fat, crude fiber and moisture content of the food. The notation “crude” refers to easy, imprecise analytical tests on the food.

These values do not indicate how digestible or how much will actually be absorbed in the intestines. In other words it is a measure of quantity, not quality. In fact a well-known specialty diet company…

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Save the Birds…AND the cats!

Spirit In Action

(Apologies for the mess of this post- the text and links did not post correctly by email and my WordPress app does not allow much cutting and pasting:-/ am leaving it up because the info is important but may have to make a new post to correct the problems.
The links below this list correspond to the titles in the list in order)

Fast Facts

Biology and Behavior of the Cat

Federal Laws that Protect Bird Species

Setting the Record Straight

The Human Threat

Climate Change Impacts on Bird Species

North American Birds Declining as Threats Mount

Save the Birds

Cats have lived outdoors as part of the natural landscape for more than 10,000 years. In recent years, some people have misguidedly blamed cats for declining bird populations, but it isn’t the relationship between cats and birds that has changed—it’s the relationship between humans and the…

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Chuckle Factor : If You Ever Feel Stupid, Just Look At What These 30 People Did. You’ll Feel Better…Trust Me.

Family Survival Protocol - Microcosm News

Viral Nova

November 22, 2013Entertainment

Every now and then, everyone has brain farts. You forget how to make change, you misspell the word “definitely” or maybe you just wore mismatched socks. But these people all took that to a brand new level. Maybe I’m being a little bit harsh, but…probably not.

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Herbal remedies not only boost lung health, but they can heal infections and even repair lung damage. Here are 15 of the best herbs to boost lung health.

Family Survival Protocol - Microcosm News


Jan 22, 2014 by JOHN SUMMERLY

15 Plants and Herbs That Can Boost Lung Health, Heal Respiratory Infections And Even Repair Pulmonary Damage

A wave of viral and bacterial infections is sweeping across the Northern Hemisphere and people are taking longer to heal from an array of symptoms within the respiratory system. If you are resorting to conventional medicine to address these infections with antibiotics, you are not only adding to the problems associated with antibiotic resistance, but you’re also doing little to address the healing mechanisms within your body to address the cause. Herbal remedies not only boost lung health, but they can heal infections and even repair lung damage. Here are 15 of the best herbs to boost lung health.

Licorice is one of the more widely consumed herbs in the world. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it occurs in more formulas than any other…

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