Antibiotic use in animal agriculture is increasingly under the microscope as the global emergency of antibiotic resistant diseases grows more severe. A recent study predicted that if bacteria continue to evolve at current rates, in just 35 years, 10 million people a year will die from currently treatable diseases.
Does luring a beloved lion out of a sanctuary so you can kill him for your own amusement make you a man? Does killing any lion anywhere make you a man? Lions aren't exactly encroaching on suburban neighborhoods like yours or mine and threatening to eat our children or pets, now are they?
Killing this magnificent animal of the highest order presents a larger picture of the hubris and destruction of humanity.
There are compassionate people like this across the country, and it's critical to connect their compassion to causes that save and protect animal lives. Some people are already inspired and active; others are just waiting for a local event like this to capture their concern.
They frolic! They play! They chase and tumble. And you will never be so excited by the idea of puppy breath! Check out this video and watch the painfully adorable afternoon adventure through a meadow with 21 Golden Retriever puppies.
He acts six. He is two. Most of the time, I forget he is two. Nacho has a composed nature that is, for lack of a better word, old! He isn't wiggly and silly, nor is he easily distractible or apt to bark. He does not strain toward or away from cats, birds, or other dogs most of the time.
Animals played starring roles in most of Dr. Seuss' works, so it's a treat for many people to see another book featuring animals, What Pet Should I Get?, published decades after his death. The publishers honored the kind author by including a PETA-requested addendum urging families who are considering welcoming animals into their homes and hearts to adopt, not shop, for them. But there is more to be said.
Check out this hilarious compilation of owners watching their favorite family members go round and round in circles trying to catch their elusive backside appendages.
Party crashing--or gate-crashing, as it is sometimes called--is an art form that I stumbled upon as a teen. I taught myself how to finagle into any event, anywhere, anytime.
DOG & CO. hit the road this summer with V.P. of Quality Control/Cheif Product Tester, Cheeky the Dog, to explore the South.
I recently heard the saying: Pain is your greatest teacher. Not sure I agree with this one... but more on that later. I lost my precious little...
One of my favorite books as a child was called, if memory serves, Favorite Dog Stories. I rather doubt the collection had much genuine literary merit....
You want a well-mannered dog. Really you do. But you worry that dog training will hurt the loving bond you share. Even the act of securing a leash and forcing your dog to walk in step feels cruel and restrictive. Dog training is okay for dogs but not for your baby.
In our efforts to stop animal cruelty, we're making great advances toward all of these goals. This week, we're adding another milestone to that list.
We all know that shelter dogs need our love, but sometimes it's the unconditional love from a dog that can make all the difference to its owner.
Little Boo was found abandoned on the side of the road soaking wet, smelly and weighing just 2.8 pounds. Because she was so matted, her back legs were stuck to her stomach and she couldn't walk. A few weeks after she was cleaned up, Boo was adopted to a loving and permanent home.