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Horse Breeding

The Bedouin of the Middle East are the earliest known horse breeders. They created the Arabian Horse, which was a fast breed. The Akhal-Teke of West-Central Asia was bred for war and racing in ancient times. Medieval Europeons bred large horses specifically for war, called destriers. These large horses provided more power for the knight’s […]

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HSUS News on Pets and Invasive Experiments

This is an article from the HSUS website: Posted: 24 Feb 2012 03:39 PM PST This month, the National Institutes of Health announced that beginning Oct. 1, 2012, grant recipients cannot use NIH funds to buy cats from “Class B dealers.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture licenses these dealers as middlemen to round up dogs […]

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ASPCA – Animals and Antibiotics

The ASPCA is asking for your support to stop the use of antibiotics in farm animals. The ASPCA tells us that almost 80% of all antibiotics sold in the United States are fed to the animals we eat. Besides the fact that most of these animals are kept in overcrowded, unsanitary, inhumane conditions, diseases are […]

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Humane Society Honors Florida Kid for Opening Pet Food Bank

Shelters are overflowing with pets this year as more and more people are forced to give up their pets because they can no longer afford to feed them. One 9 year-old boy in Florida, Zach Wilson, didn’t think this was right, so he and his mom, Erica, decided to open the Central Florida Animal Pantry. […]

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War Horse (Movie)

In 2011, Steven Spielberg directed a film called War Horse, starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis. The film is based on a novel by the same name, written by British author Michael Morpurgo. The movie follows the fortunes of a horse named Joey and his special relationship with a boy named Albert, who […]

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Hero Dogs Come Home

SPCA International has informed us that “Idle”, a hero of the Iraq war, arrived home to the USA. Idle, along with another hero dog, Nugget, were welcomed at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Working tirelessly, the SPCA International along with many of you who signed their petition and made donations to help bring these dogs […]

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Chaining and Tethering Dogs

Have you ever walked past an area with a sad-looking dog chained or tied up? Dogs are social animals and need the company of humans. They want to be part of the family and belong in the home with you. There are times when it may be necessary if a yard isn’t fenced or as […]

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Rescuing Animals in Japan

We want to join the world in offering our prayers for everyone in Japan in this time of crisis. The people of Japan show such bravery, facing so many challenges. The earthquake, after-shocks, the tsunami, the nuclear threat and if that is not enough, the future economic problems. Despite the danger, animal rescue organizations continue […]

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Pets for Patriots PCS News

Pets for Patriots blogger, Beth Zimmerman, explains what to do with the family pet when a service person receives PCS order (Permanent Change of Station). Married service persons’ families are included in the order. The family must notify the proper military offices about pets and make any necessary travel arrangements. If the service member’s family […]

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Pets For Patriots

Studies have proven time and again how pet ownership brings joy and good health to us. As pet lovers, we all feel that our pets are family members, deserving of a loving home. Pets For Patriots is an organization whose mission is to offer adult pets for adoption to members of the U.S. military. Pets […]