Evanger's Food for Dogs and Cats is holding a pet photo contest for their 2013 Calendar.
- Dog and Cat Sport Exhibitors
- Service Dogs including (but not limited to) service pets for disabled, police and military work dogs, and search and rescue dogs
- Rescued Pets
- Most Creative Pet
- Most Active Pet at Play
It is a shame that Sea World is fighting court action to enforce new conditions that would improve safety and protect the lives of their staff.
The case stems from the Feb. 24, 2010, death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was battered and drowned by the 12,000-pound male orca Tilikum. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration spent six months investigating SeaWorld’s killer-whale program after the tragedy, ultimately charging SeaWorld with a “willful” safety violation — its most severe classification — and recommending that trainers never again be allowed in close contact with the animals unless protected by a physical barrier or something offering the same level of protection. UT San Diego Times
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|Photo: Concerned Elephant Keepers|
Always standing around on hard ground
is hard on their feet and joints
Located in South Africa,Chimp Eden is a sanctuary for chimpanzees that have been rescued from extremely abusive situations. Some of them have been kept with a chain around their neck for decades. The goal is to rehabilitate them so they can be released into the wild. This means, they must be taught how to be a chimpanzee. Some come to the sanctuary not even knowing how to climb trees.
In 1896 Harriet Hemenway and her cousin Minna Hall, both of Boston, recruited 900 women to join their "bird club". This became the foundation for the Boston Audubon Society. These prominent ladies used their social influence to educate and discourage women from wearing birds on their hats.
Dogs Vote Two Paws Up for New Howlin’ Honey Crunch Treats
Organic, gluten free treats now available for purchase nationwide.
CHICOPEE, Mass. — In a recent taste test, dogs across the U.S. have voted with their taste buds, and the verdict is in — new organic Howlin’ Honey Crunch treats baked by The Barkers Dozen got two paws up, and plenty of tail wags!
The taste test was recently conducted by The Barkers Dozen, a leading baker of homemade, organic dog treats in the Northeast U.S., in an effort to find its next flavor of natural pet treats. The Howlin’ Honey Crunch is now available for purchase on The Barkers Dozen virtual store, http://shop.thebarkersdozen.com, as well as select retailers that carry The Barkers Dozen Organic Pet Treats.
“The Stampede has run out of excuses,” Vancouver Humane Society spokesman Peter Fricker said in a statement. “Now is the time to take real action to stop these horses from dying.”
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Seabirds eat everything from twine, candy wrappers and Styrofoam, and their stomach contents show there’s been a dramatic increase in plastic pollution off the Pacific Northwest coast in the last four decades, a new study suggests.
University of British Columbia researcher Stephanie Avery-Gomm said the amount of plastic a northern fulmar gobbles up provides a snapshot of the garbage that ends up in a big part of the Pacific Ocean. Globe and Mail
The answer is clear. Their fur reflects the sunlight, making it appear white.
Each hair shaft is pigment-free and transparent with a hollow core that scatters and reflects visible light, much like what happens with ice and snow.Polar bears look whitest when they are clean and in sunlight, especially just after the molt period, which usually begins in spring and is complete by late summer. Polar Bears International
David Suzuki Foundation
Polar Bears International
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