Zoo Industry Under Steam For Mistreatment and Exploitation

Zoo Industry Under Steam For Mistreatment and Exploitation

Citizens Lobbying for Animals in Zoos (CLAZ) — (www.zooanimals.org). The organization started in the ’90s by 13-year-old activist Justin Barker — has relaunched today to improve conditions for zoo animals and disrupt the zoo industry. “Thousands of animals are living in cruel, antiquated conditions in accredited US zoos,” says Barker, founder and campaign director at CLAZ. “The […]

Why Cities Should Be More Pet-Friendly (w/Photos)

Why Cities Should Be More Pet-Friendly (w/Photos)

When pets are present, people and communities thrive. The benefits of pets have long been discussed, but surveys and studies have started to prove their positive impact. A survey conducted by Mars Petcare Reveals 82% of pet owners believe their furry friends have made a positive impact on their lives. From helping facilitate social connections […]

Petco Continues To Value Pet Health and Wellness

Petco Continues To Value Pet Health and Wellness

Petco today announced the launch of the Petco Pet Wellness Council (PPWC). An independent coalition of leading experts in veterinary science and animal care. Who will inform both company – and industry-wide education and evolution in support of overall pet health and wellness. The inaugural meeting of the Petco Pet Wellness Council is taking place […]

Why These Dogs Are Being Called Heros (w/Photos)

Why These Dogs Are Being Called Heros (w/Photos)

America has spoken and based on some 900,000 votes cast by animal lovers across the country. By a celebrity panel of dog lovers and experts, seven remarkable canines have been named finalists in the 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®. Sponsored by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation and Zoetis, and broadcast nationally on Hallmark Channel. […]

Dangers For North Atlantic Right Whale

Dangers For North Atlantic Right Whale

A new scientific paper released today in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms reports on the causes of 70 North Atlantic right whale mortalities. Findings were recorded within the 16-year time period between 2003 and 2018. The research was the product of a retrospective review led by Dr. Sarah Sharp. Who was a veterinarian with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). […]

$45 Million Goes To Abused Animals

$45 Million Goes To Abused Animals

The ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ®) is announcing a groundbreaking, multi-year initiative to significantly improve the quality of life for New York City’s most vulnerable animals. Building on the strong foundation created by the success of its existing partnerships across the city, the ASPCA’s new initiative will increase the organization’s capacity to care […]

Animals Health Market Analysis

Animals Health Market Analysis

Market Overview– Developments in the animal farming sector and changing societal attitude toward pet animals have resulted in an increased demand for fast and reliable diagnostic techniques. Molecular diagnostics possess the potential to address this growing demand. As of 2018, more than 60% of the US population owned a pet/companion animal. There is an increasing […]

Petland Broadens Internationally

Petland Broadens Internationally

Chillicothe-based Petland Inc. is excited to announce that the first Petland has opened in Saudi Arabia. In 2016, Petland announced the expansion into the Middle East North Africa region with the signing of a Master Franchise Agreement. Petland has 135 locations in international markets, including stores in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, China, El Salvador and South Africa. Last year, Entrepreneur magazine ranked Petland #20 […]

Majestic Animals Gone Extinct and Why

Majestic Animals Gone Extinct and Why

Tasmanian Tiger New genetic analysis suggests this species had been on the decline for millennia before humans arrived to drive them to extinction. The Tasmanian tiger, also known as the thylacine, was unique. … Sadly it was hunted to extinction in the wild, and the last known Tasmanian tiger died in captivity in 1936. Mexican Grizzly Bear Because the bears hunted the […]

Epic Wildlife Holidays

Epic Wildlife Holidays

FLASH: It can be an inspiring, breathtaking and potentially life-changing experience to spot an animal in the wild. Holidays focused on wildlife are becoming increasingly popular. Watching wildlife is a super way to get back to nature and away from daily life. So, here are what we perceive as Top wildlife experiences around the world, […]

What Were 2018’s Top Endangered Animals?

What Were 2018’s Top Endangered Animals?

Northern Right Whale Main causes for endangerment: Hunting, ship strikes and entanglement with fishing gear.Remaining: 400 The Vaquita Main causes for endangerment: Bycatch.Remaining: 12-15 Amur Leopard Main causes for endangerment: Poaching, poaching of prey species, habitat loss and deforestation or exploitation of forests.Remaining: 70 Javan Rhinoceros Main causes for endangerment: Low genetic diversity, natural disasters (tsunami and volcanos), disease, habitat destruction.Remaining: […]

When Skiing is Not Enough in the Winter

When Skiing is Not Enough in the Winter

When Skiing is Not Enough in the Winter Skiing and snowboarding dominate the Winter sports activity lists, there is a whole lot of other activities that will tempt you to get out and enjoy this picturesque time of the year. From running in the North Pole to spotting exotic animals and whizzing across snowy fields at […]

Dine on Organic Turkey This Thanksgiving

Dine on Organic Turkey This Thanksgiving

Dine on Organic Turkey This Thanksgiving Still deciding whether to buy an Organic turkey or a conventionally raised bird for Thanksgiving this year? This is a Key reason to consider going Organic: Turkeys that carry the USDA organic seal are not given antibiotics. About 80% of the antibiotics sold in the US are used in industrially produced livestock. […]

Wild Bison Again Roaming in Banff National Park

Wild Bison Again Roaming in Banff National Park

Wild Bison Again Roaming in Banff National Park At 1 time, the North American continent was home to 30-M bison. Now, for the 1st time in 140 years, wild bison again roam the rugged slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains where, in 1885, Canada’s 1st national park, now more than 1.6-M acres in Alberta and […]

Red Tide Crisis in Florida, State of Emergency Declared 

Red Tide Crisis in Florida, State of Emergency Declared 

Red Tide Crisis in Florida, State of Emergency Declared Red tide kills thousands of animals off Florida coast Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for several counties suffering from the impacts of a prolonged red tide. According to the governor’s declaration, red tide is a naturally occurring algae that appears almost every year on Florida’s […]

President Trump: “I Will Keep Calling Migrant Gang Members ‘Animals'”

President Trump: “I Will Keep Calling Migrant Gang Members ‘Animals

President Trump: “I Will Keep Calling Migrant Gang Members ‘Animals’” US President Donald Trump is defending his use of the word “Animals” to describe some immigrants who enter the country illegally, saying he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members despite erroneous “Fake News Media” coverage and a rebuke from […]

Making Friends for Life with Our ‘Furry’ Pets

Making Friends for Life with Our ‘Furry’ Pets

Making Friends for Life with Our ‘Furry’ Pets This week was the 35th annual National Pet Week, sponsored by the Auxiliary to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to promote responsible pet ownership, recognize the importance of the human-animal bond and help pet parents understand the value of regular wellness exams. During National Pet Week […]

Hurricane Irma Update: People, Zoos, Wildlife Centers Hunker Down

Hurricane Irma Update: People, Zoos, Wildlife Centers Hunker Down

Hurricane Irma People,  Zoos, and Wildlife Centers Hunker Down Hurricane Irma began its assault on Florida early Sunday with the storm’s northern eye-wall reaching the lower Florida Keys as a powerful Category 4 storm. Irma lashed the area with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph,  and the US National Hurricane Center said it was expected […]

Pet Owners Treating Sick Animals With Marijuana

Pet Owners Treating Sick Animals With Marijuana

Pet Owners Treating Sick Animals With Marijuana As more states legalize marijuana for humans, more pet owners are giving their animal companions cannabis-based extracts, ointments and edibles marketed to treat everything from arthritis and anxiety to seizures and cancer. Most of these pet products, which are not regulated, contain cannabidiol or CBD, a chemical compound […]

The Agricultural Output of the EU Falling

The Agricultural Output of the EU Falling

The Agricultural Output of the EU Falling The agriculture output in the 28-member European Union (EU) declined in Y 2015 due to notable fall in animal production, Eurostat, the bloc’s statistical office said Monday. The economic accounts for agriculture show that total agricultural output in the EU stood at EUR 411.2-B (US$435.9) at basic prices […]

A Healthy Lifestyle is Important for Your Pet

A Healthy Lifestyle is Important for Your Pet

A Healthy Lifestyle is Important for Your Pet To provide a healthy lifestyle for your pet you must focus on identifying, then removing, and unnecessary stressors from your pet’s world before disease can occur. These obstacles might involve your pet’s diet, exercise, environment, and veterinary care. Being proactive is in contrast to the reactive approach […]

Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes

Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes

Update: California’s Fast Moving Wildfire Threatening 25,000 Homes As of Saturday afternoon the fast-moving Sand Fire in Santa Clarita California has burned 20,000 acres and is not contained. A raging wildfire grew to more than 30 square miles east of Santa Clarita Saturday, prompting an expanded evacuation order affecting some 1,500 homes and spreading smoke and […]

Mutts Vs Pure Bred Dogs

Mutts Vs Pure Bred Dogs

Mutts Vs Pure Bred Dogs The Big Q: Are Mutts healthier than Purebred Dogs? The Big A: Many people believe that Mutts aka mixed breeds are healthier than purebreds. One of the reasons for this notion is that when 2 or more breeds are blended together, there is less risk a dog will inherit breed-specific […]

Understanding Cancer, Some Clues

Understanding Cancer, Some Clues

Understanding Cancer, Some Clues The common denominator of all types of cancer is that they are able to hide from the immune system. This is cancer’s Achilles’ Heel, and it is this weakness (clue) that could finally lead us to the cure according to some experts. Below are some of the clues that immune scientists […]

Gardner’s, Farmers, Governments Innovating to Protect Wild Pollinators

Gardner’s, Farmers, Governments Innovating to Protect Wild Pollinators

Gardner’s, Farmers, Governments Innovating to Protect Wild Pollinators The US Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) published data about 80% of all flowering plant species reproduce with the help of pollinator animals: Bees, Butterflies, Bats and Birds. This accounts for at least 33% of the world’s food crops, including tomatoes, pepper, strawberries, coffee, apples, carrots, almonds, […]

Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter”

Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter”

Update: Santa Barbara Wildfire, “it is Very Hot and will get Hotter” The wildfire in Santa Barbara County, California has burned thousands of acres and prompted the declaration of a local emergency as firefighters continue into the weekend facing extremely difficult conditions. More than 1,200 personnel were responding to the wild fire, which has been […]

Big Pharma’s Drugs in Our Water Supply, A Big Problem

Big Pharma’s Drugs in Our Water Supply, A Big Problem

Big Pharma’s Drugs in Our Water Supply, A Big Problem Papers published in scientific journals describe fish and birds responding with altered behavior and reproductive systems to antidepressants, diabetes medication and other psychoactive or hormonally active drugs at concentrations found in the environment. They report on opioids, amphetamines and other pharmaceuticals found in treated drinking […]