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  • Former lab chimp Kitty, Nim Chimpsky's companion, dies

    Former lab chimp Kitty, Nim Chimpsky's companion, dies
    Kitty, a female chimpanzee that gave birth to many offspring used in laboratory experiments, has died in a Texas animal sanctuary, the Humane Society of the United States announced Friday. Believed to have been born some 51 years ago, Kitty had been...
  • Puppy sellers alleged of continuing unscrupulous activity settle case

    Puppy sellers alleged of continuing unscrupulous activity settle case
    Shari LePage has accepted that the "mini boxer" she purchased for $1,300 eight years ago from a local puppy store that specializes in teacup and toy puppies now weighs 61 pounds — not the 12 to 15 pounds she was told it would. The Davie resident...
  • These New Year's resolutions are for pets

    Asking my Facebook fans (https://www.facebook.com/Stevedalepets) about their New Year's resolutions for their pets (or all pets) has become an annual tradition. Here some responses I've received for 2014: "To have my cats stop using my credit cards to...
  • 40% fewer bears killed in California by hunters in 2013, report says

    About 40% fewer bears were killed in California by hunters in 2013, a change the Humane Society of the United States attributed to a new state law barring packs of unsupervised dogs while hunting. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said 1,...
  • Feral cats should be altered rather than neutered, study says

    Feral cats should be altered rather than neutered, study says
    Sterilizing feral cats without removing their sexual organs would do more to control their population than spaying and neutering, according to a new study. Colonies of feral cats can grow at a rapid pace, leaving them to compete in miserable...
  • Animal shelters face new state licensing fees

    Animal shelters face new state licensing fees
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --  A sharp jump in state fees is forcing animal shelters to tighten their budgets.  Up until just recently, local shelters had to pay about $150 a year to stay licensed.  Now they are paying up to 17 times more than that. On any...
  • Ban lead ammo, Gov. Brown: It's good for all California

    A bill that would ban the use of lead ammunition by all hunters throughout California awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. There’s no question that he should sign AB 711 into law. It’s smart, it’s measured and it protects animals...
  • FDA proposes tougher rules on pet food safety

    FDA proposes tougher rules on pet food safety
    The government on Friday moved to protect America's pets by proposing tougher rules for how their food is manufactured. The new Food and Drug Administration regulations would establish production guidelines to help prevent harmful bacteria and other...
  • Horse slaughter: Activists vow long legal battle to save animals

    Animal rights advocates are preparing for a legal showdown after a federal appeals court this week temporarily banned the slaughter of horses in New Mexico and Missouri, with the activists pledging to continue to fight for the welfare of domestic horses...
  • Designers have it covered with fab faux fur. For real.

     Designers have it covered with fab faux fur. For real.
    For proponents of faux fur, this season is a candy land. Fashion designers now understand there are real markets for faux fur. And whether these consumers arrive at faux fur from a fashion sense, an ecological concern or a commitment to animal rights,...
  • Assembly votes to ban lead ammunition for hunting

    SACRAMENTO -- The California Assembly voted Thursday to ban the use of lead ammunition when hunting wildlife. The ban would be the first of its kind in the country, said Jennifer Fearing, senior state director for the Humane Society of the United...
  • Pork for Chili's baby back ribs to come from better-treated pigs

    Pork for Chili's baby back ribs to come from better-treated pigs
    The company behind Chili’s baby back ribs is planning to use pork from better-treated pigs, joining a long list of restaurant chains already doing the same. Brinker International, which owns Chili’s, said it will weed so-called gestation...