Pet Welfare and Pet Tails by Myra Per Lee

I love not man the less, but Animals more.  I love their willingness to  adjust to our presence in their universe. And I love that some animals are so  willing to be a part of our most un-natural of worlds, and when they are willing, we adopt them as Pets. I write about what we learn about animals, what we learn from them, and the crazy things they let us do to them.

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Posted on May 4, 2012

.... Purchasing the license plate is a worthy cause, don't get me wrong, but
it's not going to save many lives in the state's shelters, unless
people want to adopt pets prior to their shelter 'deadlines.'

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Posted on May 2, 2012

An online survey taken at the end of April 2012 revealed that pet owners
are spending more than ever on their pets, even though they may be
restricting spending on themselves.  This is great news for pet-related

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Posted on April 30, 2012

When you wake up to birds singing in the morning, you know two things:
one, it's spring, and two, those birds are having a good time! 
Sometimes it even seems as if they're laughing; they are.  The birds are

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Posted on April 29, 2012

Animal communication is one of the most non-traditional ways of solving
your pet's behavior problems, never-mind resolving illnesses, but people
who have worked successfully with a pet 'telepathist,' swear by it, and

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Posted on April 24, 2012

As farmers know, cows are very sensitive
creatures.  They need to be treated just right, even cajoled with
soothing music, their companions surrounding them, and the gentlest

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Posted on April 20, 2012

Which comes first; the chicken or the egg?  The way biology intends it,
it's the egg.  The mother hen lays the egg, incubates the egg by sitting
on it and, within some days, a live little chick hatches out of the
egg....

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Posted on April 20, 2012

Don't ask why, but scientists in Russia and South Korea are working together to clone a wooly mammoth, also known as the tundra mammoth, a long-haired elephant-like creature with horizontal banding

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Posted on April 19, 2012

.... The FDA has been investigating certain dog treats made in China since
2007, but no warning was made about chicken jerky until November, 2011,
when the FDA announced that some pet owners and veterinarians had

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Posted on April 16, 2012

While some would say America is going to the
dogs, there are others who wholeheartedly agree with them, and they're
happy about it. In the 2012 presidential campaign, it looks like Mitt

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Posted on April 13, 2012

With the increased advocacy for humane laws for farm animals and
domestic pets, has also come more advocacy groups, shelters, and rescue
and shelter personnel, many who have started their own businesses,

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Posted on April 13, 2012

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.  What does that
mean to those of us who lovingly care for every aspect of our pet's
health and happiness?  It means that this month we remind ourselves of

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Posted on April 12, 2012

While the U.S. pet carrier Pet Airways seems to be having trouble getting off the ground, airlines like Germany's Lufthansa, Air France-KLM, and Emirates

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Posted on April 3, 2012

Hey PETA , did you see Fiona's rescue video that went viral last week?  Did it make you feel any guilt at all for euthanizing 95 percent of your rescues?

 

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Posted on March 30, 2012

We should all take lessons from the animals around us.  Here is Lilli, for example, a cow born with six legs.  Humans may shudder at this, but Lilli is just fine about it.  Sentenced to death just after birth, she received a stay of execution when

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Posted on March 29, 2012

They could sell their cattle and, usually, their horses.  But, in times
of drought, no one in Texas or surrounding drought-ridden states wants a
donkey... unless they still have their cattle and horses.  A donkey's

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Posted on March 27, 2012

The British pet insurance company, MORE TH>N, recently
designed a prototype of the world's first stair lift for fat dogs,
supposedly to emphasize to dog owners that their dogs are getting fatter

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Posted on March 26, 2012

The latest reports from the gossip quarters say that the woman who threw
a cake flour bomb at Kim Kardashian does have ties to PETA, the People
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, although PETA still claims that it

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Posted on March 26, 2012

The smallest puppy on record, named Beyoncé because she's a
'Survivor,' is only two weeks old and has survived four brushes with
death in all of her two weeks since birth.

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Posted on March 24, 2012

The Marine Corps base at Miramar in San Diego, CA has an innovative
program for inmates of its brig. Those prisoners who qualify for the
program get to train service dogs that later give their service to

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Posted on March 22, 2012

With no broken bones, just some bruises on her lungs, Sugar, you might say, is a miracle cat.  But according to the rescuers, she had more than divine intervention on her side...

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Posted on March 21, 2012

How to fly with any of 10 dog breeds banned from United Airlines flights?  United has adopted Continental's PetSafe
program from Continental Airlines, which was fully taken over last

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Posted on March 19, 2012

.... Though torturing and killing animals, whether directly or through the
training of animals to kill each other, may lead to crimes against
humans, most leaders and supporters of animal abuse registries are

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Posted on March 19, 2012

The current law provides that shelters keep lost pets for at least 6
days before euthanization.  The bill up for a vote would not only reduce
the waiting time to 3 days, but limit that protection to dogs and cats

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Posted on March 5, 2012

Pet photographer Seth Casteel
said "I was just taking pictures because I thought it was fun," about
his unforgettable, super-viral images of dogs underwater, his 1,200

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Posted on March 3, 2012

Americans spent 50 billion dollars on their pets in 2011, more than was anticipated by the American Pet Products Association (APPA).  Where were the growth areas?  Believe it or not...