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Appeals Court remands Toledo dog case

Source: The Blade 

(October 21, 2016) The 6th District Court of Appeals has taken a stand by placing a higher value on companion animals...Read more»


The Dog Factory: Inside the Sickening World of Puppy Mills

Source: Rolling Stone 

(January 3, 2017) An investigation into the underworld of America's overcrowded dog farms, the secret shame of the pet industry...Read more»


What Many Americans Don't Understand About Designer Dogs

Source: Washington Post 

(September 8, 2016) Dogs are born with ears and tails.  They should get to keep them... Read more»


What Does It Mean When A Goat Gazes Into Your Eyes?

Source: NPR

(July 8, 2016) When a goat gazes into your eyes, it may be issuing a silent plea for help. That's the suggestion from a new study of goats co-authored by Christian Nawroth, who researches animal cognition at Queen Mary University of London, published in Biology Letters... Read more»


State Supreme Court Finds Dogs Are “Sentient Beings,” Not Mere Property, In Landmark Ruling

Source: BarkPost

(June 29, 2016) Last week, the Oregon Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling finding that an emaciated dog named Juno is more than just a thing, under the law. The court found instead that, in a significant way, Juno is akin to a human child... Read more»


Fish Have Feelings, Too: The Inner Lives Of Our 'Underwater Cousins'

Source: NPR

(June 20, 2016) When you think about fish, it's probably at dinnertime. Author Jonathan Balcombe, on the other hand, spends a lot of time pondering the emotional lives of fish. Balcombe, who serves as the director of animal sentience for the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy, tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that humans are closer to understanding fish than ever before... Read more»


PAWS to become smoke-free shelter

Source: NWF Daily News

(June 28, 2016) Starting next month, smoke in the air will be prohibited at the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Fort Walton Beach.

PAWS is going tobacco free on July 1. That means cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems—such as “vapes”—will be prohibited on PAWS premises, including parking lots, outdoor play areas and in company vehicles... Read more»

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