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Animal Rights

Do Bans on Pit Bulls Really Work?

The city of Platteville, WI is considering a proposal that would ban all Pit Bulls, Pit Dogs, and Pit Bull Terriers. Care2 member Kieryn Aigner was so upset about the ban that she started a petition t…

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Are Pit Bulls ‘Dangerous’? A Vet’s Perspective on Treating Banned Breeds

Since 1990, Miami-Dade County, the municipality in which I reside, has required that all veterinarians post a prominent sign in English, Spanish and Creole with the following verbiage: “BOTH PURE A…

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Ringling is Making a Change. These 3 Other Companies Should, Too.

When Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey circus announced it would be phasing out elephants as part of circus entertainment, it was a huge win for these animals and animal activists. The nearly 1…

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Care2 Members Plead: Stop the Horrific Practice of Abusing Live Animals to Train Greyhounds

This has to be one of the worst cases of animal abuse I've heard about in a very long time. Greyhound dogs are being trained to race by dangling small live animals, like kittens, piglets, rabbits, and…

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The Trouble with Designer Dogs

Designer dogs are a relatively new thing to dog breeding. We're not talking 'new' within the past few years, but if you compare these dogs to the thousands of years we've had dogs as companion animals…

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Sex Offender Gets Up to 44 Years in Prison for Stabbing Police Dog

Early last year, I wrote about the fatal stabbing of an 8-year-old beloved Police Dog, Rocco. John L. Rush, a convicted sex offender,  stabbed Rocco during an attempted arrest by the police. He also i…

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Ringling Brothers Finally Free Elephants from Abusive Circus Acts

No more elephants in chains. No more sharp bullhooks to coax them to perform tricks. That’s been the battle cry of animal rights groups across the country. And after years of pressure from such groups…

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Are Pets Who Live With Homeless People at a Disadvantage?

In the coastal town where I live, Half Moon Bay, I seem to be encountering more homeless men recently living on the streets with their dogs. I've enjoyed interesting conversations with them while g…

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Daily Cute: Baby Budi Climbing on Enrichment Playground

What's cuter than baby orangutans in diapers? Baby Budi climbing up his enrichment play structure to find some yummy fruit, strategically hidden by caregivers. Nothing is cuter than Baby Budi in a…

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Craigslist, Help Stop Animal Abuse!

I cringed when I saw this ad recently on Craigslist: "Selling my black and white Siberian Husky. He is outgoing, energetic, and has a great personality, he is also neutered. Unfortunately I am moving…

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people are talking

So if growing almonds uses a gallon per almond, as they say (still far less than the amount water ne…

Thank You for sharing =)

Recently heard CA farmers are buying the "water" used in fracking. Since that has had added chemica…

What a wonderful moving video.