Archives for October 2012

  • Oct
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Keeping Your Dogs and Cats Safe on Halloween

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Halloween can be a fun time for children-and adults who like dressing up (I always think back to the “Thriller” video … I loved the Vincent Price rap!). Unfortunately, the frequent visitors in ghoulish costumes and the large amount of candy lying around our homes do present hazards for our animal companions.

Of all the calls to …

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  • Oct
  • 29

I Was Never a Protester Until…

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Among the ways I help animals by writing letters —lots of them. My letters are directed to the editors of newspapers and magazines, and they voice my opinion about articles regarding animal rights issues. I write letters for many reasons. One of those reasons is that I am somewhat shy and introverted, and being an “armchair activist” seems …

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  • Oct
  • 26

Will Your Animal Companions Be Protected in a Disaster?

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The looming threat of Hurricane Sandy to much of East Coast should all of us–no matter where we live–how critical is it to prepare to for disasters that may put the animals who share our lives at risk. It’s vitally important to know what would happen if a hurricane, fire, tornado, earthquake, flood, or other natural or …

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  • Oct
  • 23

Paper, Plastic, or Dog: Our Disposable Society Takes On a New Life

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Paper, Plastic, or Dog: Our Disposable Society Takes On a New Life

These days, you can’t turn on the TV or look at a magazine without being “greened.” We’re guided to the best green car, the most savory green restaurant, or the most efficient green energy system. Emissions are examined, and thermostats are tightened-and our belts are not far behind. We compost, compact, and conserve, lest our carbon footprint inch …

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  • Oct
  • 19

Top 5 Vegetarian-Friendly NFL Stadiums 2012

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At the same time as vegan star running back Arian Foster and the Texans are making my hometown proud on the field (Bayou City, represent!), PETA has announced its 2012 list of the Top Five Vegetarian-Friendly NFL Stadiums.

Football is played with a ball called a “pigskin” (often erroneously), but folks who are fans of both team sports and animals will find a …

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  • Oct
  • 12

Does Your Pooch Buckle Up?

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According to one  study , 60 percent of dog guardians have been distracted by their canine companions while driving, and only 17 percent use some sort of restraint system for their furry friends. Using a travel harness, carrier, or restraint for your companion animal protects you and your dog by minimizing distractions while driving and safeguarding your animal from …

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  • Oct
  • 12

Nothing Passive About Neglect

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Nothing Passive About Neglect

Those who advocate for animals have become accustomed to the buzzwords typically used to describe what animals endure—we hear words like “cruelty,” “abuse,” “abandonment,” and “neglect.” Interestingly, however, I’ve noticed that these words are typically phrased in a hierarchy, with “neglect” rarely garnering first mention.

Intrigued, I decided to query a few friends, asking them the following …

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