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Countries impose tighter regulation of scientific whaling
Countries impose tighter regulation of scientific whaling
9/19/2014 10:28:44 AM
The killing of whales as part of scientific research programmes will now be under stricter oversight after a divisive vote by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today. The decision comes after a judgement by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in March that ruled previous “scientific” hunts by Japan to be illegal . “Illegal commercial whaling went on for way …
ASPCA Offers $2,500 Reward for Information Leading to Arrest in Lee County Cat Cruelty Case
9/16/2014 3:18:04 PM
The ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that it will offer a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of a deceased cat discovered inside a cooler with a rope tied around its neck on September 2 in Lee County, Fla. According to Lee County Domestic Animal Services, which is leading the investigation, …
Pet Comfort Reaches All Time High with Buddy Blanket Comforters
9/15/2014 5:13:50 PM
Shop O Stuff LLC, a nationwide pet product provider, announced the debut of their newest product, the Buddy Blanket Comforter.  These machine washable, soft and fluffy down comforters provide pets with exceptional comfort all year round. “This innovative product provides pets with an extra layer of comfort at an affordable price,” said Michael Jefferson, Shop O Stuff LLC …
Racing ahead of disease outbreaks: $12 million in new research grants
Racing ahead of disease outbreaks: $12 million in new research grants
9/10/2014 2:23:30 PM
Ebola, MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), malaria, antibiotic-resistant infections: Is our interaction with the environment somehow responsible for their increased incidence? The joint National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) program is providing …
Research Finds That Small Dogs Can’t Go Without Their Toothbrushes
9/10/2014 9:44:48 AM
A new study looking at oral care for small breed dogs may have dog owners thinking twice about their current oral care regime. The study, conducted by the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition and published in BMC Vet Research, examined the progression of periodontal disease in miniature schnauzers and found that without effective and frequent oral care, dental disease developed …
Danica McKellar to appear at Los Angeles Shelter for Get Your Licks on Route 66® pet adoption tour
9/9/2014 8:49:08 PM
6th Annual Month Long Pet Adoption Tour: Get Your Licks on Route 66 September 12-October 19, 2014   MARSING, ID – FIDO Friendly magazine presents the sixth annual month long pet adoption tour: Get Your Licks on Route 66!   Powered by Ford with media sponsor Animal Radio , the tour travels down America’s Favorite Highway from Los Angeles to Chicago, stopping at …
"State of the Birds" Report Assesses the Health of the Nation’s Birds
9/9/2014 1:11:57 PM
One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, the nation’s top bird science and conservation groups have come together to publish State of the Birds 2014 —the most comprehensive review of long-term trend data for U.S. birds ever conducted. The authors call the results unsettling. The report finds bird populations declining across several key habitats, and …
Do Your Clients Bite? Internationally renowned veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin offers low-stress animal handling workshop in Oakland
Do Your Clients Bite? Internationally renowned veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin offers low-stress animal handling workshop in Oakland
9/6/2014 9:25:54 AM
Have you ever been scratched or bitten by a client? Do they run and hide from you? Dr. Sophia Yin can help. The East Bay SPCA is hosting Dr. Yin, an internationally renowned veterinarian and animal behaviorist, for a one-day seminar on Sunday, September 14 at its Oakland location entitled: “Modifying Fear and Aggression in Dogs and Cats.” The interactive seminar is open to …
Temptations® Brand Shakes Up Treat Time And Rolls Out New Temptations Tumblers™ Treats For Cats
Temptations® Brand Shakes Up Treat Time And Rolls Out New Temptations Tumblers™ Treats For Cats
9/5/2014 12:15:09 PM
TEMPTATIONS® Treats for Cats is introducing NEW TEMPTATIONS TUMBLERS™ – a delicious treat innovatively designed for owners to toss and roll, which instantly gets playtime rolling. TEMPTATIONS TUMBLERS™ spark spontaneous fun and encourage cats to “Play Ball,” providing cat owners with a new way to bond with their cats every day. “When you pick up a bag of TEMPTATIONS TUMBLERS, …
Specialist International Cockapoo Breeder Is Now Taking Winter Bookings
9/5/2014 10:26:30 AM
Specialist international cockapoo breeder Jandaz Cockapoos has announced that it will have cockapoo puppies ready for Autumn and Winter. The Welsh breeder, based in Llandysul in Ceredigion, has been breeding cockapoos for more than a decade and specialises in matching cockapoos with loving homes overseas. Puppies have been successfully homed all across Europe including …
EasyTurf Joins Surf City Surf Dog in Huntingdon Beach
EasyTurf Joins Surf City Surf Dog in Huntingdon Beach
9/5/2014 9:35:51 AM
Surf City Surf Dog draws thousands from Southern California for food, music, fun and of course, dog surfing. “The Surf City Surf Dog event is uniquely SoCal, and a great example of why we love to call this home,” said Dave Hartman, EasyTurf President. “A lot of the people going are dog lovers, and the event gives us an opportunity to educate families and community leaders …
Treat My Chicken Right: ASPCA Survey Shows Consumers Want More Humanely Raised Chicken, Feel it Leads to Safer Chicken Products
9/4/2014 2:34:14 PM
As the poultry industry kicks off its annual month-long celebration of chicken this September, the ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), as part of its national “ Truth About Chicken ” campaign, is announcing the findings of a national survey* that reveals a distrust of the chicken industry among consumers and a strong desire for more …
Tough Times. Tough Family. Tough Love. Animal Planet’S “Pit Bulls & Parolees” Returns On A New Date This October
9/3/2014 7:37:00 PM
Tia Torres is a firm believer in second chances. She’s dedicated the past two decades to building  Villalobos Rescue Center  – the largest pit bull rescue center in the U.S. Torres gives a new lease on life to dogs that were discarded, demonized and abused – often due solely to the reputation of their breed. Villalobos also has offered a fresh start to the more than 50 …
Single animal to human transmission event responsible for 2014 Ebola outbreak
8/29/2014 9:33:15 AM
Scientists used advanced genomic sequencing technology to identify a single point of infection from an animal reservoir to a human in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This research has also revealed the dynamics of how the Ebola virus has been transmitted from human to human, and traces how the genetic code of the virus is changing over time to adapt to human hosts. …
Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover
8/29/2014 9:29:32 AM
Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs. Baby corals, fish sniff out bad reefs Damaged coral reefs emit chemical cues that repulse young coral and fish, discouraging them from settling in the degraded habitat, according to new research. The study shows for the first time that coral larvae can …
ASPCA Grants a Total of $220,000 to 33 Animal Welfare Organizations For October ‘Mega Match-a-thon’ Events, Presented by Subaru
8/23/2014 9:59:50 AM
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced that 33 animal welfare organizations are receiving grant funding to participate in nationwide ASPCA ‘Mega Match-a-thon’ events presented by Subaru, which will take place from October 17-19, 2014. The ASPCA is granting $220,000 to support a host of large-scale adoption events held nationwide in an …

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