This Is Factory Farming

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Warning: Contains Graphic Footage. Undercover video footage at “Wyoming Premium Farms” revealing egregious cruelty and filthy conditions at a Wyoming pig breeding facility owned by a supplier for Tyson Foods. Bacon could never taste that Good. I’ve had an emotional morning. I didn’t want to watch the video on how pigs are treated in factory […]

MAY-ed For Fitness Buddies: Exercising With Your Dog

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Dogged by Obesity Man’s best friend is battling one of man’s worst enemies — obesity. Up to 40% of dogs in the U.S. weigh too much. Like people, overweight dogs are at risk for health problems, from arthritis to heart disease. This is one challenge you and your pet can face together. Research suggests people […]

Animal Photos & News of the Week!

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This was certainly a good week for dog news. Friday was World Puppy Day, an event celebrating the magic of puppies and raising awareness for orphaned and abused dogs around the world. In honor of National Puppy Day, check out these video of babies playing with puppies. HuffPost women also offered up 11 breeds of […]

Make a Difference with One Phone Call!

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Earlier this month, authorities removed more than 350 urine-soaked, flea-ridden dogs — many with medical conditions — from an Allegan County mass-breeding operation. This case highlights how inadequate Michigan law is in preventing needless animal suffering at puppy mills. Fortunately, legislation (HB 5230/5231 and SB 891/892) has been introduced to enact standards for how breeding […]

Frappuccino’s Colorful Ingredients Bug Some Vegetarians

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Turns out the strawberry sauce used in strawberries-and-crème Frappuccinos contains cochineal extract, which is made from the bodies of ground-up insects indigenous to Latin America. When Starbucks changed its Frappuccino mix a couple years ago, it made sure the new ingredients were dairy free. But no one said anything about being bug free. Turns out the strawberry […]

Celebrate Your Strength: Finding Inspiration From Nature

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Spring has arrived, early this year, which we are all very grateful for. With it comes the arrival of babies. I am speaking of the ones we see in the course of our daily suburban lifestyle; birds, ducks, turtles, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, foxes, and geese…they all need us to slow down for their safety […]

HBO Show Luck Cancelled!

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Mounting pressure from animal activists, PETA and the American Humane Association has pushed HBO into cancelling the show Luck. It took the death of a third innocent horse, most recently on Tuesday, to push for the production of HBO to finally cancel Luck. All animal rights people are overwhelmed with joy for the horrendous treatment […]

Go On A Pet Friendly Vacation!

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Going on vacation this summer? Maybe you’re going toward the southeastern part of our country, which so many of us do in the summertime. If you live in Washington D.C., this is a one hour no brainer. The village of Flint Hill is one of five villages in a beautiful, tranquil county called Rappahannock, located […]

Animal Joy Sees No Joy in New HBO Series

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Please read the article by DawnWatch and sign the petition. Very few signatures are still in need to get the attention of those in charge at HBO. The new series, Luck, is killing horses just like real barbaric horse racing does. Read below and please sign. Thank you! When I learned that HBO was planning […]

Animal Joy Talks About Love and Dogs

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December 10th, twenty-three years ago, this past December. That was the date I met the man who would eventually become my husband. When we met all those years ago he had just left his wife and three children. He was frustrated, agonizing and wondering if leaving was the right thing to do. In the midst […]