Archives for June 2012

  • Jun
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How Often Do I Really Need to Take My Animal Friend to the Vet?

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I’m frequently asked this question outside the office. There are lots of reasons that lead people to neglect their animal companions by not visiting the vet, including cost and the refusal to take time off work, and let’s face it, it can be a hassle transporting some animals (especially cats) from your home to the vet’s office …

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  • Jun
  • 28

Public Health Crisis Solved!

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In light of today’s discussion on America’s health care, we wanted to share this recent article from Heather Moore about one easy way to reduce public health costs.

The World Preservation Foundation (WPF) has found “ a solution to our public health crisis. ” It’s a vegan diet! Surprise!

According to the WPF, 75 percent of common chronic diseases, including cancer, obesity, diabetes, and …

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  • Jun
  • 27

Who Are You Calling ‘Bird Brain’?

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Mark Twain once said, “It is just like man’s vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.” If ever there were an animal who could say, “Amen!” to that, it would be chickens , whom people seem to conveniently perceive as “dumb” because it seems to help them feel better about abusing and eating them . But research …

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  • Jun
  • 26

Thoughtful Cuisine in the Rio Grande Valley

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Thoughtful Cuisine in the Rio Grande Valley

It’s easy getting around the South Texas town of  McAllen by bicycle thanks to various bikeways and a sensible grid layout of streets. That’s a good thing, since I had several must-visit culinary stops between bird- and butterfly-watching forays.

While named in a recent survey as being the nation’s most obese metro area, this vibrant lower Rio Grande Valley community has …

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  • Jun
  • 25

Victory—Caboodle Banned From Having Animals

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In a huge victory for animals, Judge Greg Parker of Florida’s 3rd Judicial Circuit has ordered that Caboodle Ranch not get back any of the animals who were seized following a PETA undercover investigation. Just as importantly, Judge Parker ruled that Caboodle cannot possess or have custody of any live animals!

The ruling comes after three days of evidence …

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  • Jun
  • 21

Be Kind to Cockroaches

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A recent  study by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London has found that cockroaches are social beings who “talk” to one another about food and prefer to dine in groups. When presented with two identical slices of bread, the roaches repeatedly gathered around the same slice, rather than splitting up.

In an earlier study, researchers used computer simulations …

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  • Jun
  • 20

Kentucky Bans Race-Day Drug for Horses

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In a huge victory for horses—one that’s sure to get even bigger as its effects are felt throughout the racing industry—the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a plan to phase out the use of the race-day medication furosemide, also known as Lasix and Salix, in races in the bluegrass state, following pressure from PETA, The Jockey Club, and other progressive …

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