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Animal Rights

Dog Bless You

In the United States alone, as many as ten million animals enter shelters each year and millions must be euthanized due to lack of space. Explore.org, a brand new concept that combines philantrhopy, travel, and learning embarks on fact-finding missions to identify potential grant recipients and document the great works of non-profit organizations through films and photography.

In this video, Explore speaks with Jo-Anne Dixon, the Executive Director and

Animal Rights

Distrubing News to Say the Least

One of the pets blogs I frequent, Gandalf and Grayson, posted a story about Blackie and Little Jim today that makes my heart sick. It makes my stomach turn so much so that I nearly couldn’t read the original story in the Valdosta Daily Times.

There were 3 cats in the story, one of which had to be euthanized and two of which are alive but have

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The Other Side of the Pet Store Window

Every time I see a shopping mall pet store, I wish I could stand in front of it and show the passersby an elderly Chihuahua named Sophia. Sophia is the reason no one should ever buy an animal from a pet store. Like most dogs for sale in stores, she came from a puppy mill…

When I first met Sophia, I didn’t think she would ever get over

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The “u” in Humane is You

Five Things You Can Do to Help Companion Animals in Distress

Chances are that when you look around your home, you see one or more four-legged creatures gazing patiently back at you: dogs and cats. Recent pet industry statistics show that over 63% of American homes keep pets, and that over 40% of pet-owners think of their pets as highly-valued members of the family. People of all ages, colors

Animal Rights

The Truth About Declawing

There seems to be an alarming trend to have cats declawed… whether it’s due to personal convenience, apartment house rules and regulations, or simple lack of knowledge on the part of responsible pet owners.

There are many fine vets out there that actively discourage declawing, but there are also many who perform this surgery on a regular basis while never completely informing the pet owner what this really entails

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Mind Over Matter: How to Understand a Horse

Understanding where horses come from has been a long road for most equestrians. Using that new understanding can dramatically change how one handles, cares for, and trains or rides their horse.

“We treat horses the way others tell us to, as well as the way we were treated as children,” says Gwenyth Browning Jones Santagate, of Douglas Massachusetts. ?That usually borders on abuse, even for experienced equestrians. My dad

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A Look At Animal Ethics

by Jon Dunkerley

Introduction

A long time ago, before evolution turned the primate into a businessman carrying a briefcase, the topic of ethical considerations concerning animals was as talked about as an episode of Barney at a dog trainer’s convention. Why is this? I believe that this is because nobody bothered to decide to give the issue any thought. And how could they? Back in the day of