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Posted January 25, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

A convicted felon, made famous by CNBC's feature American Greed,
was re-arrested on January 24, 2012 while he was on supervised release
for his original conviction, investment fraud.  The charges this time,
mail fraud and wire fraud, are made for his role in allegedly defrauding
franchisees of Return-A-Pet, a bogus pet finding business.


Posted January 22, 2012 by Lady Bee

A team of scientists, exploring the jungles of Indonesia's Borneo
Island, set up camera 'traps,' hoping to get photos of clouded leopards,
orangutans, and other wildlife known to be drawn to mineral salt licks,
such as are found on Borneo.  Instead, their cameras returned images of
the enchanting Miller's Grizzled Langurs, thought to have been extinct
since wild fires destroyed their natural habitats on the northeastern
part of the island.


Posted January 19, 2012 by Lady Bee

Isn't this pig smiling?  He is playing with Beatrijs Voorneman, the designer of his new toys - ones she created to keep crowded farm pigs from attacking each other and getting bored. 


Posted January 18, 2012 by Lady Bee

Thousands of Spanish dogs, cats, turtles, horses, rabbits, and other
pets and farm animals were sprinkled with holy water on January 17,
2011, as Spain celebrated St. Anthony's Day.  And what finer place to
receive a blessing than in central Madrid's Church of San Anton  named for the patron saint of animals himself.


Posted August 4, 2011 by Lady Bee

We love our dogs, pure-bred or otherwise.  But there are good reasons
to learn about our dogs' ancestry, even if we can't be formally
introduced to the parents.

Posted June 29, 2011 by Lady Bug

The Breed'n Betsy cow rectum simulator gives vet students a chance to get a feel for just what they're doing before they try it out on Betsy herself, much to appreciation of live cows everywhere.

Posted June 20, 2011 by Anonymous

You've heard the commercials for allergy treatments; they all promise relief  from the symptoms of allergies.  But now, researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have
found the secret to what causes a very common allergy - cat allergies. 
Their discovery could lead to a whole new class of drugs that attack allergies at their first point of contact, so that symptoms of
allergy and asthma never develop at all.


Posted June 16, 2011 by Lady Bee

Voluntary euthanasia is legal in Japan and surveys have shown that the
majority of Japanese people support it, especially in terminal cases. 
But the focus and originality of assistive treatments and therapy
available for aged cats and dogs in Japan suggest that Japanese pet
owners do not readily accept euthanasia for their furry family members.