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  • Black rhinoceros, Forest, enjoyed some pumpkins for Halloween

    4 The Love of Animals
    Aimee
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Busch Gardens® Tampa’s black rhinoceros, Forest, enjoyed some pumpkins in preparation for Halloween. As part of his daily enrichment, the animal care team provided several pumpkins for Forest! Doesn’t it look like he is having the time of his life?! See the video on the Busch Gardens YouTube channel. Black rhinos are considered endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and are found in central and southern Africa. Black rhinos have a prehensile lip that is used much like a finger to select and pick the leaves and twigs they prefer. The post Black rhinoceros, Forest,…
  • Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimming animals

    Endangered Animals News -- ScienceDaily
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Bigger is better, if you're a leatherback sea turtle. For the first time, researchers have measured the forces that act on a swimming animal and the energy the animal must expend to move through the water.
  • Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimming animals

    Animals News -- ScienceDaily
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Bigger is better, if you're a leatherback sea turtle. For the first time, researchers have measured the forces that act on a swimming animal and the energy the animal must expend to move through the water.
  • 5 Spooky Spider Myths Busted

    Animals News : Discovery News
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    A lot of the fear surrounding spiders is based on myths, not facts, according to the experts who study these eight-legged creatures.
  • Running robots of future may learn from world's best two-legged runners: Birds

    Animals News -- ScienceDaily
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    With an eye toward making better running robots, researchers have made surprising new findings about some of nature's most energy efficient bipeds -- running birds. Their skills may have evolved from the time of the dinosaurs and they may now be superior to any other bipedal runners -- including humans.
 
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  • Running robots of future may learn from world's best two-legged runners: Birds

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    With an eye toward making better running robots, researchers have made surprising new findings about some of nature's most energy efficient bipeds -- running birds. Their skills may have evolved from the time of the dinosaurs and they may now be superior to any other bipedal runners -- including humans.
  • Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimming animals

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Bigger is better, if you're a leatherback sea turtle. For the first time, researchers have measured the forces that act on a swimming animal and the energy the animal must expend to move through the water.
  • Teeth, sex and testosterone reveal secrets of aging in wild mouse lemurs

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Mouse lemurs can live at least eight years in the wild -- twice as long as some previous estimates, a long-term longitudinal study finds.
  • New frog discovered inhabiting I-95 corridor from Connecticut to North Carolina

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    More than a half century after claims that a new frog species existed in New York and New Jersey were dismissed, a team of scientists has proven that the frog is living in wetlands from Connecticut to North Carolina and are naming it after the ecologist who first noticed it.
  • Why some butterflies sound like ants

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    Ant nests can offer a lot to organisms other than just ants. They are well-protected, environmentally-stable and resource-rich spaces -- in many ways everything a tiny creature could ask for in a home. For the insects that squat inside ant nests, though, survival means finding ways to live with the ants -- by foiling the chemical cues ants use to distinguish friend from foe, for instance.
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    Bedlam Farm Journal

  • Magic On Main Street. Open Mike Night At The Round House

    Jon Katz
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Open Mike Night At The Round House A few years ago, I would not have been caught dead an open mic night, it was just not a place where authors – especially New York Times Bestselling authors- needed to go or wanted to go. It was a place for wannabes and amateurs. I felt snobbish about open mike nights. My friend Scott Carrino, who co-owns the Round House Cafe with his wife Lisa, started open mike nights a year ago at his cafe, and Maria and I started going, she loved the idea, I was reluctant. I never expected to perform there. People read poetry, played music, sang songs. I liked it,…
  • Falling In Love: With A Nurse

    Jon Katz
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Falling In Love With A Nurse I've always tried to be open here, so I will come right out and say I have a crush on Kaci Hickox, the nurse who went to Africa to help Ebola victims and who is chewing up one governor after another right up and down the East Coast. She is compassionate, articulate, brave and charismatic. My advice to these foolish governors is to not stand in the doorway if Kaci wants to come out, they will be lying on their butts in the dust. Today, facing yet another quarantine by yet another politician running for office in yet another state, this very strong and admirable…
  • My First Play: “The Last Day Of Maple View Farm”

    Jon Katz
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    My First Play I'm happy to report that I've finished the second draft of my first play, "The Last Day At Maple View Farm." I wrote half a play more than a decade ago, it was performed at a new playwright's workshop in Soho, but I never finished it or tried writing another one. A couple of months ago I had lunch with David Snider, the new director of Hubbard Hall, the beautiful old arts and education center in my town – an old partially restored Opera House is it's centerpiece, part of a campus of old restored buildings. I teach my short story class there. I'm not sure how it happened,…
  • Genie In The Bottle: Two Out Of Three WIshes.

    Jon Katz
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Genie In The Bottle Well, if you talk to big horses every night, I suppose it's only logical to have a genie in  your bottle that speaks to you, perhaps even grants some wishes. Maria got me some incense (not, there is nothing in the bottle but incense) and then she got me a smoking blue bottle to put the burning incense in so the ashes fall to the bottom of the bottle and not on my desk or computer. I put the bottle up on the windowsill next to a small quilt from Gee's Bend, Alabama, that Maria brought back. I was sitting at my desk when I thought I saw a face and body appear in the smoke…
  • Red In The Cornfield, Bedlam Farm. In Harmony.

    Jon Katz
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Bedlam Farm I was out walking with Red this morning – Maria took Lenore into town – I saw Bedlam Farm out behind  him as he explored a newly cut cornfield. I loved the juxtaposition of him, the cornfield, the farm in the background. We are on a busy road, but from several perspectives, the farm is quite alone and even isolated. We love the dichotomy, near people but apart from people. Red grasped the idea of the photograph, as he always does, it is a joy to walk with him, we are completely in harmony.
 
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  • Visit Tomorrowland, the Greatest Place on Earth

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
  • NRDC VOICES: Next stop, Your Hometown

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    More than 80 percent of Americans now live in or around cities—and the urbanization of our population has major implications for climate change. The sheer volume of all this growth in highly concentrated areas, combined with the corresponding growth in carbon emissions, requires that our cities be able to adapt and evolve more quickly than ever before.
  • NRDC VOICES: The Metropolitan Club

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Our program, theCity Energy Project recruits U.S. cities to make their buildings more energy-efficient and cut carbon emissions. As it happens, when we were looking for models, we needed to look no further than right outside the window of NRDC’s Manhattan headquarters. Several years ago, New York set an ambitious climate goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2030.
  • NRDC VOICES: The New Climate Federalism

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:16 pm
    I heard one message come through loud and clear at the United Nations Climate Summit in September: We can’t fight climate change without City Hall. That may be why the first dignitary to take the podium after U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the assembled world leaders was the mayor of New York City, who two days earlier had announced that his city would cut its carbon footprint 80 percent by 2050.
  • Rogue Elephant

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Not long ago, on the stage of the Palladium performing arts center in Carmel, Indiana, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra welcomed a very special musical guest. Sitting in on French horn that evening was none other than the city’s mayor, Jim Brainard.
 
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    Endangered Animals News -- ScienceDaily

  • Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimming animals

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Bigger is better, if you're a leatherback sea turtle. For the first time, researchers have measured the forces that act on a swimming animal and the energy the animal must expend to move through the water.
  • Teeth, sex and testosterone reveal secrets of aging in wild mouse lemurs

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Mouse lemurs can live at least eight years in the wild -- twice as long as some previous estimates, a long-term longitudinal study finds.
  • Giant tortoises gain a foothold on a Galapagos island

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    A population of endangered giant tortoises has recovered on the Galapagos island of Española, a finding described as “a true story of success and hope in conservation.”
  • Rare bush frog breeds in bamboo, researchers discover

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Researchers have discovered a new reproductive mode in frogs and toads -- breeding and laying direct developing eggs in live bamboo with narrow openings -- which was observed in the white spotted bush frog (Raorchestes chalazodes). This critically endangered frog is currently only one of two species known to adopt this novel reproductive strategy.
  • Decrease of genetic diversity in the endangered Saimaa ringed seal continues

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    The critically endangered Saimaa ringed seal, which inhabits Lake Saimaa in Finland, has extremely low genetic diversity and this development seems to continue, according to a recent study. Researchers analyzed the temporal and regional variation in the genetic diversity of the endangered Saimaa ringed seal. The population is only around 300 individuals divided into smaller sub-populations and with very little migration among between them.
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  • 11 Of The Scariest Looking Creatures In The Animal Kingdom

    The Huffington Post News Team
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    We share earth with some amazing, yet terrifying creatures. This Halloween we've gathered together some of the creepiest looking animals we could find... Read more: Scary Animals, Creepy Animals, Animals, Animal Photos, Rare Animals, Strange Animals, Pictures of Creepy Animals, Real Scary Animals, Creepy Photos, Scary Animal Pictures, Green News
  • Lucy Cooke: Couple's Home Invaded by Baby Sloths (PHOTOS)

    Lucy Cooke
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    Rescued adult sloths are released back into the jungle as soon as they are fit but orphaned babies are extremely vulnerable and need 24-hour care. So the couple have had to give up their home to their sleepy adopted babies until they are old enough to be released back into the wild. Read more: Sloth, Sloths, Baby Animals, Animal Sanctuary, Panama, Sanctuary, Central America, Wildlife, Rescue, Photo, Cute, Adorable, Orphan, Tapir, Home, Invasion, Green News
  • Sara Starkman: Things No One Told You About Getting a Puppy

    Sara Starkman
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    I'm pretty sure ever since I came out of the womb I've wanted a puppy. My first words were even "pup pup"! OK fine, maybe it was "papa" but they sound really fucking similar. Read more: Dogs, Puppies, Cute Puppies, Funny, Comedy, Hilarious, Humor, Puppy Advice, Getting a Puppy, Comedy News
  • Kindness Blog: 35 Powerful Images of Kindness Found Within Conflict

    Kindness Blog
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through. Read more: Alberto Casillas, Animals, Austerity Measures, Bogota, Brazil, British Riot Police, Children, Christians, Colombia, Compassion, Conflict, Demonstrator, Dogs, Egypt, Elderly Gentleman, Friendship, Generosity, Heartwarming Experiences, Human-Chain, Inspirational, Israeli, Keshia Thomas, Kiev, Kindness, Kindness in Action, Kindness Photo, Klu Klux Klan, Muslims, Orthodox Priest, Palestinian, Piano, Political, Random Act…
  • Andrea Servadio: Puppy-proof Your Holiday Season: Tips for Training Your New Puppy

    Andrea Servadio
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Before you bring home a new puppy this holiday season, be sure you are prepared to properly train and care for your new little bundle of joy. Read more: Dogs, Puppies, Holidays, Training, HuffPost Home News
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  • Simon Crean elected chairman of Australian Livestock Exporters Council

    Australian Associated Press
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Former Labor leader says he felt an obligation to the industry after it was hurt by the suspension of trade with IndonesiaFormer Labor leader Simon Crean has taken up a new job representing Australias live sheep and cattle exporters, saying he feels a responsibility to help the industry that he says was so damaged by the Gillard government.Crean, a former primary industries minister, has been elected the new chairman of the Australian Livestock Exporters Council. Continue reading...
  • Private zoos boasting exotic animals the new status symbol of Armenia's elite

    Marianna Grigoryan for EurasiaNet.org, part of the New East network
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    Government accused of turning blind eye to importation of endangered species with cheetahs, lions, tigers and bears kept as pets. EurasiaNet.org reportsThe neighbours of Mher Sedrakian, an MP in Armenias ruling Republican party, have a persistent problem with noise. But this is not about wild parties or car horns. Rather, it is about lions.The lions that Sedrakian allegedly keeps as pets at his home in the Armenian capital Yerevan roar continuously, his neighbours complain. Increasingly, many Armenians can understand that concern. Private zoos with lions, tigers and bears are emerging as a…
  • Man charged with harassing owl on motorised paraglider

    Associated Press in Salt Lake City
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Prosecutors accuse Utah man Dell Schanze of violating federal law in video that appeared to show him kick a barn owl mid-flightA Utah man has been charged with two federal misdemeanours for allegedly chasing a barn owl on his motorised paraglider.Dell Super Dell Schanze, a well-known local TV pitchman, is accused of knowingly using an aircraft to harass wildlife, and of pursuing a migratory bird. Continue reading...
  • Live export industry sues government over Indonesian cattle trade suspension

    Oliver Milman
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Compensation action is in response to the temporary ban of Australian exports in 2011 following release of footage of cattle being mistreated in Indonesian abattoirsPeople and businesses working in the live cattle export trade have launched a class action lawsuit against the federal government over its temporary ban of the trade to Indonesia in 2011.The class action, filed late on Monday with the federal court, is seeking compensation that could amount to hundreds of millions of dollars. Continue reading...
  • Maine referendum to decide ban on hunting bears with doughnuts and dogs

    Associated Press in Wilton, Maine
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    Fair chase ballot to ask whether Maine should ban doughnut-baited barrels and cable traps in state with permissive rulesIn Maine, a hunter can shoot a bear while its nose-deep in a barrel of doughnuts, after its been chased up a tree with dogs, or when its snared in a cable trap but that could change in days, and hunters and animal rights advocates around the country are watching.Bears are hunted in 32 states but Maine has the most permissive rules. It is the only one that allows hunters to use three methods bait, dogs and traps decried by animal rights groups and targeted by a 4 November…
 
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    I Love My Amazing Animals

  • 24 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm

    Deborah
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Hello Friends, It's been so long since I have been around.  I have lost Buffy, Mittens and today we lost Scooter, unexpectedly. Then I read that Lorenza just left her family.  It's just heartbreaking. Scooter was only 7 years old and I'm not sure what happened, but I loved him.  He was a such a great cat to our family.    Farm life is hectic!  Busy with life!!  I wish I could understand why these little blessings leave us, some sooner than others and way before you think.  Only God knows.  Love your pets...xxooDeborah
  • It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

    Deborah
    8 May 2014 | 7:13 am
    xxooDeborah
  • Life on the farm...

    Deborah
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Life on the farm is not as easy as I thought.  So many changes, so much work, crazy times. My beloved dog, Buffy went to the rainbow bridge two days ago.  It was very heartbreaking to me because she was my Dad's dog but she is with my Dad now and I know they are having fun and Buffy feels great!  I miss her though.I have to put my Husky, Smokes up for adoption because I have no place for him to run.  I keep him tied up in the front yard and that's no fun.  I'm hoping he gets adopted by someone with a large fenced in yard. That will be best for him.  We do…
  • It's time to pray...

    Deborah
    15 Apr 2013 | 2:08 pm
    Praying for people in Boston. Horrible news. xxooDeborah
  • Happy Easter!

    Deborah
    31 Mar 2013 | 5:52 pm
     Hmmm, I wonder if I can get these and I'm sure no one is watching...  GOTTEM!!!   I hope everyone had a Happy Easter!!xxooDeborah
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  • Black rhinoceros, Forest, enjoyed some pumpkins for Halloween

    Aimee
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Busch Gardens® Tampa’s black rhinoceros, Forest, enjoyed some pumpkins in preparation for Halloween. As part of his daily enrichment, the animal care team provided several pumpkins for Forest! Doesn’t it look like he is having the time of his life?! See the video on the Busch Gardens YouTube channel. Black rhinos are considered endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and are found in central and southern Africa. Black rhinos have a prehensile lip that is used much like a finger to select and pick the leaves and twigs they prefer. The post Black rhinoceros, Forest,…
  • Scentsy Giveaway: Go Wickless!

    Aimee
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Hello friends! Did you know that I am a Scentsy lover? I am. I love it for many reasons, of course it makes my house smell amazing. But most of all, I love that it is wick-less, and won’t burn me or my pets if it happens to spill. Since I just joined the Scentsy family, I wanted to do something fun for my launch party. I am giving away a lovely warmer with a scent bar. This giveaway is for the USA only. Just a quick word, Scentsy is more than just warmers and waxes (something I didn’t know until after I joined)! There are some really fun ideas for the holidays, including some…
  • How we celebrate Halloween

    Aimee
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    Halloween is this week, and we are sharing how we celebrate over on the PetCo community blog! Come read the ways we include Baby the Maltese in our Halloween celebrations, and maybe find some fun ways to include your pets in the fun too! See the full article here. The post How we celebrate Halloween appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.
 
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    Holy Cuteness

  • Dachshund Takes a Shower

    Holy Cuteness
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Just a dachshund enjoying a hot shower after a long day… youtube.com
  • Bulldog Puppy Tries to Howl

    Holy Cuteness
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    See how this adorable wrinkly bulldog puppy tries to howl like a wolf. Keep trying little cutie, practice makes perfect! youtube.com
  • Cat Doesn’t Like Strawberries

    Holy Cuteness
    11 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    This cat is not a fan of strawberries… youtube.com
  • Caturday Heart

    Holy Cuteness
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Two cute kitties make a heart together. Happy Caturday! Spotted on ICHC.
  • Puppy Conquers Steps

    Holy Cuteness
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Watch how cocker spaniel Red is overcoming his fear and climbs down two steps… youtube.com
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    Inside Conservation Blog

  • The Conservation Connection: California Drought, Part 1

    Jennicca Taylor
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    Hi friends! Welcome to The Conservation Connection with Jenna…that’s me! I am an instructor in the Education & Conservation department at SeaWorld San Diego and it’s not only my job but also my passion to get people excited about wildlife conservation. In my video blog series, I will share stories about animals and our park, and suggest easy, everyday tips on how to help our planet and the animals we share it with. So join me and let’s make the connection to conservation! In this first episode, we’ll discuss the California drought. From what we are doing…
  • A 3FER FOR CONSERVATION AT SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO!

    Jennicca Taylor
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Did you know that SeaWorld San Diego has several conservation related initiatives that are behind the scenes, around our community, and in our park? Not only have we received the honor of being recognized as one of San Diego’s Recycler of the Year for 17 years, but we also have several other ways in which we are making changes as a company, starting with the employees, to conserve and reduce our carbon footprint.  SeaWorld has a few programs set in place to empower employees to share their ideas on how to be even more “green” on a day-to-day basis. One of those programs…
  • Hooray for Sea Turtles!

    Kat Danganan
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    It was great news for our sea turtle friends not only here at SeaWorld San Diego, but throughout the state: Yesterday, the state of California banned the use of single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, effective in 2015! SeaWorld’s Rescue Team knows all too well the effects that plastic bags and other debris can have on marine life. The team rescues an average of 300 marine mammals, birds and turtles each year, many of which are ill or injured because of trash that ends up in our waterways. Turtles in particular are vulnerable because they can mistake plastic bags for…
  • SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team Returns Skellington the Manatee

    Mari Delgado
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Earlier today,  our Animal Rescue Team successfully returned a rehabilitated male manatee, named Skellington, to the waters of St. Augustine.  Skellington was originally rescued on April 23, 2014, by The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), who found him beached and lethargic on a sand bar with a propeller wound on his back. He was transported here, to SeaWorld Orlando, for long-term care and rehabilitation from our team of manatee experts. His treatments included routine tube feedings, antibiotics, blood work and radiographs to monitor his…
  • Flamingo and Tawny Frogmouth Chicks Hatch at SeaWorld Orlando

    Mari Delgado
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The SeaWorld Orlando Aviculture Team recently welcomed two new additions to our family – a Caribbean flamingo and a tawny frogmouth chick. The flamingo chick hatched on August 16, weighing just a pound.  Although today it stands about 18 inches tall and weighs three pounds, when fully grown it will be five feet tall and double its weight. Its characteristic pink feathers start developing at three months, but the chick won’t gain its full color until it’s about three years old.  Flamingos’ bright pink feathers come from the carotenoid pigments they consume as…
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    India's Endangered

  • Open Wells Claim Lives of Two Lion Cubs in Gujarat

    Ramya Naresh
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    As a child, listening to the Panchatantra tale of the lion and the rabbit, I was quite impressed by the clever rabbit which outwitted the greedy lion and tricked it into jumping into a well. Today, however, I realize the importance of each and every species that exist in nature and their contribution to diversity ...Read the Rest
  • Migratory Birds Begin Arriving at Chilika Lake

    Atula Gupta
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    The largest inland saltwater lake in Asia, Chilika Lake of Odisha is playing winter host once again to thousands of migratory birds from Siberia, Iraq, Afghanistan and other nations beyond the Himalayan mountain ranges. The first flock of over 10,000 birds arrived in the eastern Indian state in the past few weeks. Image via cc/Flickr ...Read the Rest
  • Sanctuary Watch: Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Santuary, Assam

    Shilpi Gemawat
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:29 am
    A fortnightly focus on one of the many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks of India Hollongapar Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, erstwhile known as Hollongapar Reserve Forest is so named after the major species of trees found here, Hollong (Dipterocarpus macrocarpus) which form the ideal habitat for the only apes found in India, the endangered ...Read the Rest
  • £1m Project Launched to save the Royal Bengal Tiger in India

    Shilpi Gemawat
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    India is one of last remaining abodes of the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger. Only 1706 of this big cat survive in India which means there is just one tiger for every 7, 62,016 people. However, the growing human population has also increased the constant encounters of the wild predator and humans giving rise to frequent ...Read the Rest
  • First Flock of Amur Falcons Arrive in Nagaland

    Atula Gupta
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:55 pm
    The early morning hubbub in Pangti village of Nagaland’s Wokha district came to a standstill when the villagers stopped to greet the first flock of Amur Falcons arriving in the North eastern state. The 100 or so birds arrived on 8th October, marking the beginning of this year’s migration season. What was once a death ...Read the Rest
 
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    The Other Blokes Blog

  • Telus, the Emperor With No Clothes

    Barry Welford
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Most Canadians are aware that they pay higher cell phone costs than those in other countries because the market is ruled by the oligopoly of Bell, Rogers and Telus. They fight hard to maintain this stranglehold on the marketplace despite the widespread resentment this causes. Thankfully the federal government realizes that this is a dossier where they will get widespread electoral support whenever they decide to curb the actions of the telecommunications companies. A recent example before the CRTC illustrates the mindset of these companies. The action of Telus brings to mind the Emperor with…
  • Before I die I want to

    Barry Welford
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    In the previous post, we described how the Royal Bank of Canada has encouraged people to tell others via a social medium, Twitter, what they wish to do #someday. It very much flows with the spirit of the times, but those electronic exchanges are not as rich as those that occur when people meet people. A more physical display of what counts for people can be seen in the community project that Candy Chang created in her New Orleans neighborhood. Check out her TED video where she describes the genesis of the project and what it means to her: The speed at which so many people filled in the goals…
  • What Is Your #someday Wish

    Barry Welford
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:40 pm
    It is very difficult for big brands to work well with social media. Social media are all about people talking to people. Those one-on-one connections are very difficult for big brands to arrange. It is just too expensive to hire all the staff that would be necessary. The best they can do is to try to float an idea and hope that people will like it enough to share it with their friends. The Royal Bank of Canada may well have selected an idea that has legs. They are encouraging people on Twitter to tweet about their  #someday wish. After all, we all have them. If you want to see what others…
  • Scottish referendum: Will teens freeze their grandparents pensions

    Barry Welford
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    The CBC poses an interesting question this morning: Scotland referendum: Will slacktivists help secession succeed?  As is noted, the voting age in the Scottish independence referendum is 16 years and up.  Apparently slacktivists is the name for those between 16 and 18 years of age. It is believed that these younger voters may well be more inclined to vote Yes on the separation question.  If that choice win, then it is likely that senior pensions would be frozen as occurs in many other countries in the Commonwealth.  It would seem to be a supreme irony that the grandchildren would be…
  • Would Scottish pensions be frozen pensions

    Barry Welford
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:16 pm
    courtesy of vectorolie via freedigitalphotos.net With the referendum in Scotland on separating from the United Kingdom occurring tomorrow, there is much discussion on a whole series of financial matters.  It seems that there is an intention that pensions as in the past would continue to be paid by the government in London.  However that raises a very interesting question. UK pensions to pensioners living in countries where there is no tax agreement are frozen at that level that applies when the pensioner retires.  That affects about half the pensioners who live abroad in many of the…
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    Animal News and Stories - PetsLady.com

  • Meet Banye, The Cute Surprised Cat Who Puts The O In OMG

    Creature Features
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Shock & aww? That seems to describe Banye, a gray & white cat from Shanghai, China, who appears to be surprised by everything, all of the time. Banye's owner has enjoyed both Banye and the never ending series of double-takes he provokes in public since he was just a tiny kitten.
  • How Ripple The Weather Dog Found A Home

    Laurie Kay Olson
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    Weatherman Mike Sobel of Global News, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has been bringing shelter dogs on the air with him for the past 15 years to promote adoption got a little more than he bargained for last week. He invited Ripple, a mastiff mix, to join him on the air. Ripple was very excited and his performance, or rather lack thereof, has made him a media sensation. It also found the rambunctious dog a home.
  • Lost African Grey Parrot's Tale Has Linguistic Twist

    Laurie Kay Olson
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    Four years ago an African Grey Parrot named Nigel went missing from his home in Southern California where he lived with transplanted Brit Darren Chick. By the time Nigel made it home again this month his own British accent had vanished and he now speaks Spanish. Where he had been during those intervening years is a mystery and he now keeps asking "what happened?" in Spanish.
  • Rainforest Creature Big Like Puppy, But No Webmaster

    Ron Callari
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Their leg span reaches nearly a foot and they weigh almost 6 ounces. That’s the size of a young puppy. Their tips and claws make a thundering sound when they walk, not unlike a horse’s hooves hitting the the trail, and the barbed bristles that cover its abdomen can injure potential attackers.
  • Enough With The Ice Buckets -- It's Time For Pies 4 Paws

    Laurie Kay Olson
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Are you the kind of animal lover who would be willing to take a pie in the face to help raise awareness and funds for shelter and rescue pets across the country? Then you may be up for the Pies 4 Paws challenge. It is the animal answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge that raced across the country to raise money for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). This one is just warmer and stickier -- and just as much fun.
 
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  • BICHON POO puppies for sale

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Our Bichon Poo puppies were born on August 28, 2014 There are 2 Males & 4 Females Available Only 1 Female Left 1 Cream Male - SOLD 1 Black Male – SOLD 2 Cream Females – both are SOLD 2 Sable Females  1 is SOLD Our Bichon Poo puppies will weigh between 11 – 14 lbs and are $ 885 + hst If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has been given. MORE PICTURES BELOW…
  • BICHON FRISE puppies for sale

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Our Bichon Frise puppies were born on August 21, 2014 There are 2 Males Available Only 1 Male Left 2 White Males – 1 is SOLD Our Bichon Frise puppies will weigh between 12 – 14 lbs and are $ 785 + hst If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has been given. MORE PICTURES BELOW Breed Description The Bichon Frise is a curly coated breed originating in France. The Bichon…
  • YORKIE POO puppies for sale

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Our Yorkie Poo puppies were born on August 31, 2014 There are 2 Males & 1 Female available Only 1 Male & 1 Female Left 2 Black Males – 1 is SOLD 1 Black Female Our Yorkie Poo puppies will weigh between 8 – 11 lbs and are $ 700 + hst If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has been given. MORE PICTURES BELOW The Yorkie Poo is a hybrid of the Yorkie and the…
  • SHIH TZU puppies for sale

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Our Shih Tzu puppies were born on August 31, 2014 There are 2 Male & 2 Females available Only 2 Males Available 2 Tri Colour Males 2 Tri Colour Females – SOLD Our Shih Tzu puppies will weigh between 11 – 14 lbs and are $ 700 + hst If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has been given. MORE PICTURES BELOW The Shih Tzu is a true companion dog and makes an ideal…
  • MAL SHIH puppies for sale

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Our Mal Shih puppies were born on August 25, 2014 There are 2 Male & 3 Females available 2 Sable Males 2 Cream Females 1 Black & White Female Our Mal Shih puppies will weigh between 8 – 11 lbs and are $ 785 + hst If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has been given. MORE PICTURES BELOW Breed Information The Mal Shih is a hybrid of the Maltese and the Shih Tzu. They…
 
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  • Yorkie Rescue of America

    Seamus' Dad
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Yorkie Rescue of America is a 501 (c) 3 that rescues Yorkshire Terriers from shelters, as well as take in owner surrenders. We provide the necessary medical treatment, rehabilitate, and find them loving furever homes where they will have a second chance. Mission Our mission at Yorkie Rescue of America is to rescue Yorkshire Terriers […]
  • L.A. Sitter

    Seamus' Dad
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:55 pm
    At L.A. Sitter we feel all animals deserve a quality lifestyle. We understand that this kind lifestyle is essential to positive behaviors. Specifically with dogs and cats; we believe that this is important to their emotional and physical well-being. Providing them with daily social interactions we have seen dogs and cats behaviors change for the […]
  • Citizen Kanine

    Seamus' Dad
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Los Angeles' premiere service provider for the four-legged family members.
  • Lewis & Bark

    Seamus' Dad
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Lewis & Bark can assist with all your dog walking needs on the Westside.
  • Two Dogs Petsitting

    Seamus' Dad
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Two Dogs Petsitting's mission is to provide outstanding care for your pet friends in their favorite environment, whether at home or out on a trail. A happy cat playing with their favorite toy or an energetic dog that likes to run at the park…whatever they need, we can help. Monrovia residents since 1980, we have […]
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  • Canine Halloween Costumes!

    Nancy Boland
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Even though dogs can’t take part in the chocolate eating part of Halloween, they can still enjoy the festivities, or rather their owners can! With Halloween looming I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the cutest and funniest doggie Halloween costumes around to inspire you with your own doggie costumes or just make you smile!   Ghoulish Trick ‘or’ Treaters Our American friends seem dead set on embarrassing their beloved canines with this ghoulish five-some ready and set to do some serious trick ‘or’ treating!     Fast Food Friends…
  • Introducing A New Dog To Your Household

    Nancy Boland
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Introducing a new dog to your existing household can go down like a dream, or it can be a complete nightmare, especially introducing two potentially different dogs into the household.   Before the Dogs Meet Before you bring a new dog into your household it is vital you have introduced them and your existing dog otherwise you run the risk of the existing dog(s) becoming aggressive in defending their space.   For the most success, all of the dogs should meet in neutral territory and spend time outside with each other. Then, the humans enter first, followed by the dogs that live there,…
  • Teaching Your Dog To Walk Well

    Nancy Boland
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    If your dog doesn’t walk well, whether he becomes aggressive with other dogs, is timid of people or just pulls excessively on his lead it can make having an enjoyable walk almost impossible. A well socialised dog is a happy one so it’s important to avoid the following mistakes for a calm and happy walking experience.   Don’t Anticipate the Worst Expectation can become reality, so if you head out the door worried that something bad might happen on the walk, you’ve already set the scene for bad things to happen. Your dog will also pick up on your mood and sense your anxieties. Dogs…
  • Chihuahua Health Concerns

    Nancy Boland
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    No breed is perfect and Chihuahuas are prone to certain illnesses and disease, most treatable but some can be more serious: Hypoglycaemia Hypoglycaemia means low blood sugar and is a common problem in young Toy breed puppies. Symptoms of low blood sugar include glassy eyes, and lethargy. Once you know your dog has a tendency toward hypoglycaemia, you can prevent it by feeding them little and often throughout the day so  that their blood sugar remains stabilised. Collapsing trachea Collapsing trachea is a problem for Toy dogs of many breeds. The symptoms include coughing, shortness of…
  • Seasonal Health Tips For Your Canine

    Nancy Boland
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    With the change in season come new and potential health concerns and season specific problems to be aware of. The turn of cooler weather can mean less exercise, more allergies and other issues for your dog.   The following tips should help make the transition into the Autumn and winter seasons more enjoyable.   Health Concerns   Allergies We tend to forget that allergies can strike up during any season, not just the spring and summer months. Other allergies to be aware of include skin allergies, usually evidenced by itching and red sore patches but also by sneezing, loud…
 
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    Birding Pictures

  • Forster’s Tern

    Lauren Shaffer
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The Forster’s Tern is a beauty, unique among the terns in winter with its black eye patch rather than a cap or crown. It’s also the only tern which lives almost entirely in North America. On a recent visit to Cape May, NJ, we came upon these beautiful birds vying for a spot on the railing of a dock. Forester’s Terns feed on fish, small crustaceans, frogs, and mollusks. They often hover before plunge-diving into the water after prey. In the East they prefer salt water marshes, and in the West they inhabit mainly fresh water marshes. Winter is spent along the coast south of…
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow

    Lauren Shaffer
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Lincoln’s sparrows are always a treat to see in fall migration in Pennsylvania.  Their finely streaked sides and breast, along with their buffy malar stripe and upper breast, an eye ring, and white throat and belly all combine to make for one handsome bird. s This fall I discovered some wonderful habitat for migrating sparrows and warblers.  At the bottom of a private lane of a neighbor, where field, prairie (shrubby grassland), and deep woods converge; dozens, if not hundreds of mostly sparrows are often found in the grasses, multiflora rose, and autumn olive. Towhees, Mockingbirds,…
  • Great Blue Heron Juvenile

    Lauren Shaffer
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    All About Birds states: Whether poised at a river bend or cruising the coastline with slow, deep wingbeats, the Great Blue Heron is a majestic sight. This stately heron with its subtle blue-gray plumage often stands motionless as it scans for prey or wades belly deep with long, deliberate steps. They may move slowly, but Great Blue Herons can strike like lightning to grab a fish or snap up a gopher. In flight, look for this widespread heron’s tucked-in neck and long legs trailing out behind. Juvenile Great Blue Herons are medium-gray like the adult, but have two-toned bills and a streaked…
  • Great Egret, Bathing Beauty

    Lauren Shaffer
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:41 pm
    All birds bathe in order to maintain their plumage, but when a Great Egret takes a bath, it makes a big splash!  While kayaking this week at Montour Preserve, I noticed a Great Egret at the far end of the lake.  Keeping the sun behind me, I paddled up to a respectable distance from the bird and let the boat slowly drift towards the shore.  He deftly plucked one small fish after another from the shallows, and after downing at least 8 fish, he began to bathe. Down went his head and up went the waves of water! Vigorously he submerged himself and raised his wings till the water rolled off his…
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher

    Lauren Shaffer
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    The Olive-sided Flycatcher is a very conspicuous bird when it makes its appearance during migration, choosing the top of a snag, or in this case, a telephone pole wire on which to perch.  Except for the Great Crested Flycatcher it’s the largest flycatcher in our region, and is identified by its dark vest, white throat, large thick bill, and sometimes-visible white spots on either side of the rump. These white tufts stood out to me as I slowly drove down the road looking for warblers.  There is only one bird like that!  I quickly pulled over and watched it catch its breakfast for…
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  • Amazing Grace

    Sandi Means
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Our animal companions bring many blessings into our lives. They give us the gifts of their companionship, make us laugh and sometimes even save our lives – literally and figuratively. Stories abound of humans’ lives made better by having a dog by their side. Grace’s story is a little different. She not only touched the hearts and changed the lives of the humans … Continue reading →
  • Spotlight on: Dog Rescues

    Stephanie Olson
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Finding your new best canine friend is a fun–yet hard–task. So many different breeds. Ages. Sizes. And of course, places to get your new dog. With October being adopt a shelter dog month and the holidays coming up, more and more people are looking at big animal shelters for their new family members. Some animals, though, just don’t do well in … Continue reading →
  • The Top Ten Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog

    Jena Mazzio
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    October is one of my favorite months of the year! I love everything that October brings: the changing leaves, the cool, crisp weather, the smells in the air, Halloween and, of course, awareness for animal adoption through National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month! All around the country, shelters and rescues are working harder than ever to showcase their adoptable dogs and prove to the world … Continue reading →
  • Doggyloot on Good Day Chicago!

    Tess Taruskin
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    This morning, a couple of Doggyloot’s favorite office dogs, Pumpkin and Max, were modeling some adorable Halloween costumes on Fox’s morning show Good Day Chicago, and they were nice enough to bring some of Doggyloot’s favorite office humans with them! FOX 32 News Chicago Tell us what you think of Pumpkin and Max’s big break in the comments section!
  • Lilly the Hero Pit Bull

    Sandi Means
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    In the wee hours of May 3rd, 2012 in Shirley, Massachusetts  Lilly the Pit Bull became a hero and a life saver. She and her mom Christine were walking home from a friend’s house. They had been on many walks the last three years since Lilly had been adopted from a local animal shelter by Christine’s son David. The pair had been … Continue reading →
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  • How to acclimate your new pet piranhas

    PiranhaGuy
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:39 pm
    I just realized that one thing I didn’t cover enough in my “You Really Want a Pet Piranha?” series, was the fact that when you buy your little fellas, you can’t just dump them in your aquarium and walk away, even though your aquarium went through the cycling process.  If you do that, you are […] The post How to acclimate your new pet piranhas appeared first on worldofpiranhas.com.
  • My Top 5 Favorite Piranha Movie Scenes

    PiranhaGuy
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:18 am
      This wouldn’t be complete web site about piranhas if I didn’t talk about all the awesome piranha movies that are out there right now.  There are so many classics that it was really hard to chose from, so I figured I’d go with my top 5 scenes.  I’ll give you guys a list of […] The post My Top 5 Favorite Piranha Movie Scenes appeared first on worldofpiranhas.com.
  • The Pacu Piranha? More Like Piranha’s Ugly Cousin

    PiranhaGuy
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:09 pm
      Pacu piranha? Not exactly. The pacu fish (aka Testicule Biter, Nut Cracker, Ball Buster, etc.) is often mistaken with the piranha because they share similar features (color, general shape, cranky demeanor, etc.) but they are not the same.   I’ll start with the similarities and then I’ll dive into what makes them different. First […] The post The Pacu Piranha? More Like Piranha’s Ugly Cousin appeared first on worldofpiranhas.com.
  • Where Can I Find Piranhas for Sale On-Line?

    PiranhaGuy
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
      A few of my readers have asked me if I know any good sites on-line that have piranhas for sale. That made me realize that not everyone has access to a local “piranha dealer” so I thought it would be a good idea to do some research into the subject. Here’s a few sites […] The post Where Can I Find Piranhas for Sale On-Line? appeared first on worldofpiranhas.com.
  • You really want a pet piranha? Part 5 – Maintain The Piranha Tank

    PiranhaGuy
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
      So that’s it… you feed them once in a while and that’s all you have to do? Well, not quite. There is a little bit more involved in maintaining a piranha tank than that. Unfortunately, your aquarium is not self-aware and cannot maintain and clean itself. (Wouldn’t that be awesome though?).   Maintaining an aquarium […] The post You really want a pet piranha? Part 5 – Maintain The Piranha Tank appeared first on worldofpiranhas.com.
 
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  • 7 Simple Halloween Safety Tips for Your Dog

    Marin T.
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    My dog doesn’t like Halloween, and she’s not alone. Many dog experience extra anxiety and stress on Halloween with all the extra commotion and chaos. Follow these 7 Halloween safety tips for your dog to make it safer and more comfortable for your canine…
  • Soar Like an Eagle [Motivational story]

    Marin T.
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick
  • Finding Iris [Story]

    Marin T.
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Today we decided to share a story about a lovely dog named Iris. Iris was found by Hope For Paws after receiving a call about an injured homeless dog. Their team appeared immediately and find the scared dog, hidden in the bushes protecting all of her
  • Meet Tanner The Border Collie Mix

    Marin T.
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    Tanner is a 2 year old Border Collie mix available for adoption from the Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue in Belleville, Michigan. Like most Border Collies Tanner is an energetic and smart. He’d do well in an active family that will give him the mental…
  • Pugs always win at Halloween

    Marin T.
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
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  • Pics of Dogs In Halloween Costumes

    Rebecca
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    What’s more fun to look at than pics of dogs in Halloween costumes? Nothing…. absolutely nothing. Could Win For Most Clever Coolest Dog Dude How Scary – The Headless Horseman It’s Alive! What A Cute Banana Where’s Waldo! I Scare Myself Most of All Batman and Robin Never Looked So Good Sometimes Less IS More! Can You Lead a Fish to Water? If You Know This Character Tell Us What It is on Facebook Tiny Tiny Bee! You Want a Meatball With Your Spaghetti? Roar!!! If I Only Had A Pack of Pugs The post Pics of Dogs In Halloween Costumes appeared first on Pet Talk News.
  • Zeke The Lab Has Saved Owner’s Life Over 30 Times

    Rebecca
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Zeke the lab is big and yellow.  He’s a labrador retriever that lives in Florida and for 13 years he has taken amazing care of those he loves. He just knows when someone is in trouble. He has had no special training. His owner Gerald Rittinger is diabetic and Zeke has saved him numerous times. Over 30 Gerald and his wife would say. How does Zeke know? How does a dog with no formal training just know? The first episode was as Gerald Rittinger and his wife were driving to buy his grave marker.  After all, Gerald had diabetes and prostate cancer and the doctor had said about six months…
  • Ebola Patient in Texas Has A Dog

    Rebecca
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    The ebola patient in Texas has a dog and the biggest animal news out of Texas today is that her dog will be spared and taken care of by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Texas. The type of dog has not been revealed. The dog was discovered in the apartment of the nurse when workers went to decontaminate her home. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said “The dog’s very important to the patient and we want it to be safe.” Less than a week ago health officials in Spain destroyed the dog of a health care worker in Madrid who was infected with Ebola. Petitions were…
  • Dog Covered In Tar Gets Rescued

    Rebecca
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    The group Animal Aid Unlimited in India are rockstars in the dog world and in the human world.   A skinny little dog covered in tar gets rescued by this amazing group of people who prove just how much they care. The tar had hardened on the dog’s body and he was stuck to the ground and unable to move. A passerby who found him called the help line at Animal Aid Unlimited. The tar was removed over two days and three hours using vegetable oil to loosen the thick tar. Watch his amazing recovery! Stay for the end of the video, he’s playing and wagging his tail ! To learn about the…
  • Who Gets The Pet In A Divorce?

    Rebecca
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    Is it clear who gets the pet in a divorce in your relationship? Most people have never thought of this. We worry about the house, a car, the big screen tv, but maybe we should worry about the dog. If you have ever argued in front of your pet then you probably know that your dog or cat will display actions that tell you they too feel the stress of the argument. Divorces can be just as traumatic for animals as they are for people. A dog charity in the United Kingdom has created a document, a pre-nup agreement for pets. Blue Cross charity reports that they take in about four pets a week who have…
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  • Innovation: Effective Biological Varroa mite Treatment

    Frenkie
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    Researches of University of Hohenheim (Germany) manage to create first effective biological protection against Varroa mites. Healthy honey bees without varroa mites is literally said a dream of every beekeeper. It appears, from the initial findings that varroa mite can be effective eliminated with organic approach. The mite is the world’s biggest problem of beekeepers and at worst leads to the loss of entire bee colonies. A new invention from the University of Hohenheim, manipulates the sexual behavior of the mites, this is the first biological varroa mite treatment to offer…
  • Allotments best for Bees

    Editorial Board
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Allotments are providing the best habitat for bees while parks and roadsides need improving, warns a leading bee expert following the results of the first-ever Great British Bee Count published in October 2014 by Friends of the Earth, Buglife and B&Q. More than 23,000 people around the UK used a free smartphone app to log their sightings of 832,000 bees during the 12-week citizen science project this summer. The organizers developed the survey to help build a broader picture of the health of bees and to see what is best for Bees. Scientists warn that the overall picture of British bees…
  • Apimondia 2015 Korea

    Frenkie
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    In the year 2015 44th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress is taking place from September 15. till 20. in Korea, Daejeon. The theme of this congress is “Bee, Connecting the World!“ What to expect at Apimondia 2015 Korea? According to Kyoonhwan JO, president of the Local Organizing Committee of 44th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress 2015, they are expecting 10,000 participants from 130 countries from around the world and constructive debate and actions for ways to promote cooperation and collaboration in beekeeping sector. Beside beekeeping, Apimondia offers…
  • Cosmic Honeytruffle similar as the Truffle Mushroom

    Editorial Board
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:15 am
    Can you imagine honey with the same characteristics and chemical content as the truffle mushroom? In Macedonia they said it`s possible and already exist by the name Cosmic Honeytruffle. Namely, this unique honey has the same characteristics and chemical content as the truffle mushroom. This organic raw and unprocessed honey contains full amino acid composition, 8 protein fractions and high quantities of vitamins and minerals as the truffle mushroomThis is being confirmed by comparative analyses between Cosmic Honeytruffle and the truffle mushroom. According to producer there is no…
  • Bee Venom as potential cancer-fighting drug (video)

    Frenkie
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Bees are saving the world, one again. From the report of the American Chemical Society (ASC), we can read that snake, scorpion or bee venom could form the basis of a new generation of cancer-fighting drug. As they say, it is possible to target venom proteins specifically to malignant cells while sparing healthy ones, which reduces or eliminates side effects that the toxins would otherwise cause. Video of Bee Venom as potential cancer-fighting drug “We have safely used venom toxins in tiny nanometer-sized particles to treat breast cancer and melanoma cells in the laboratory,” says…
 
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