Author Archive | Joseph Turner

During a natural disaster, do not leave your pet alone. Photo Credit: Reuters/Mark Wallheiser

Hurricane Isaac: Safety & Evacuation Checklist For Pets

(HURRICANE ISAAC/PET SAFETY CHECKLIST) As Hurricane Isaac approaches Louisiana, officials are warning residents of high sustained winds reaching 75 mph and around 20 inches of rain. While Isaac is well below the intensity of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, a category 3 storm that left more than 250,000 pets stranded, its large size and slow track has weather […]

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Emory University Hosts Animal Ethics Conference

(ANIMAL WELFARE) Over the weekend, Emory University hosted an animal conference titled “An Uncomfortable Conversation: Human Use of Animals,” featuring lecturers from disciplines such as law, philosophy, and English. The two-day interdisciplinary conference was divided into four sessions with a total of 14 speakers. The workshop was held at the Emory University Center for Ethics. […]

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<p>Due to the county's pitbull ban, Buehrle lives farther from the ballpark. Photo credit: US Presswire/Buehrle family photo</p>

Pit Bull Ban Impacts All-Star Pitcher

(PIT BULL BAN) MIAMI — To the excitement of Marlins fans, all-star pitcher Mark Buehrle decided to relocate his family to Miami. However, his Staffordshire Terrier named Slater did not receive the same warm welcome as Miami-Dade County, the site of the Marlins new ballpark, has a ban on pit bulls. In response to the […]

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PA Police Propose To Shoot Strays (TAKE ACTION)

(ANIMAL NEWS) PENNSYLVANIA— In the midst of financial woe, Pennsylvania’s capital city Harrisburg is considering allowing police officers to shoot stray dogs. As a cost-cutting measure, city officials reduced their yearly financial contribution to the local Humane Society by $50,000. Instead of directing strays toward shelters, the city of Harrisburg contemplates an inhumane alternative as […]

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<p>Kate Middleton has decided to hunt pheasants with the Royal Family on Boxing Day. Photo Credit: AFP</p>

Duchess Kate Middleton Opts Out Of Pheasant Hunt

(CULTURE) Earlier this month, Kate Middleton was practicing her hunting shot in preparation for her stay at the Queen’s Sarvingham House over the Christmas holiday. Dating back to the reign of George V (1910-1936), the Royal Family has hunted pheasants at their annual Boxing Day hunt on December 26th. — Global Animal

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Dog Paintings Inspire The No-Kill Movement

(AN ACT OF DOG/NO-KILL SHELTERS) Approximately eight million pets in the United States find themselves in animal shelters each year. Despite their health statuses, only half will avoid euthanasia. Thus, we need to establish more no-kill animal shelters to save pets in need. In an effort to make the no-kill dream a reality, Mark Barone and […]

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Morgan Update: Court Orders Better Solution

(WHALES / TAKE ACTION) NETHERLANDS — A Dutch court prevented the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk from transferring Morgan the orca to the entertainment park Loro Parque in Spain. The ruling calls for the captive whale to be moved to a larger living space where she can interact with other marine animals. The Orca Coalition is pleased with […]

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Does Your Pet Facebook Or Tweet?

(ONLINE PETS) Does your dog, cat, or other pet use Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube? You’re not alone — one in 10 pets has a social media profile. Moreover, animal lovers feature animal pictures on their social media pages. — Global Animal

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Three Woofs For The Home Team

(DOG PICTURES) CALIFORNIA — The Oakland Athletics hosted Dog Day at the Park, allowing fans to bring their dogs to the ballpark. Many other MLB teams are also hosting promotional dog days. The dogs wear team gear and are able to walk on the field and win prizes. — Global Animal

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<p>Many animals, such as this tiger, live in caged conditions at Guzoo Animal Farm.</p>

Help Shut Down Abusive Animal Farm (TAKE ACTION)

(ZOO ANIMAL WELFARE/TAKE ACTION) CANADA — Guzoo Animal Farm in Three Hills, Alberta, has abused animals for years. Zoocheck Canada led a campaign against the facility, causing the farm to lose its zoo license. However, the farm remains in operation with 180 animals. Sign the petition to help shut down the facility for good!

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Why San Francisco Should Outlaw Pet Sales

(PET SALES) CALIFORNIA — The city of San Francisco might ban animal sales in pet stores. Voters will decide in the upcoming November election. Those supporting the pet sale ban hope it will shut down puppy mills, and people will instead get pets from shelters. — Global Animal

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Virtual Games Can Help Real Animals

(TECHNOLOGY) —Good World Games has launched the game MyConservationPark. The app allows players to create their own animal kingdom in order to help save animals. Players have the opportunity to provide care and protect animals in their natural habitat. A portion of the in-game purchases are donated to non-profit organizations dedicated to saving animals.

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Sentosa Dolphin Captors Respond With PR Campaign (TAKE ACTION)

SINGAPORE (OP-ED/TAKE ACTION) — In response to our article asking animal lovers to take action to help save the Sentosa 25 dolphins, Resorts World  contacted Global Animal. The company also sent their brochure in praise of capturing wild dolphins and keeping them in captivity. Read on for a mind-boggling encounter with the resort chain’s campaign […]

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