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Fur Is Simply Bad Design

Joshua Katcher | Posted 03.02.2015 | Style
Joshua Katcher

The beauty of fashion objects often stand in harsh contrast to the ugliness of how they're made. And that ugliness is avidly avoided, intentionally hidden beneath layers of expensive marketing, or -- in the case of something like fur -- transformed into a transgressive indulgence.

PETA Will Be Fined All of $500 For Killing a Little Girl's Dog

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

It seems PETA is going to be punished for taking and killing Maya, a little girl's pet chihuahua. The putative "animal rights" organization -- which hauled in $50,000,000 in donations last year -- will be forced to pay a $500 fine.

Now You Can Clone Your Pet As A Stuffed Animal, If You're Into That

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.26.2015 | Green

Submit photos of your dog, cat or guinea pig to Cuddle Clones, and they'll send back a plushy replica of your pet. It's cute, we think? Perhap...

What To Expect When You're Expecting (A New Kitty)

Robin A.F. Olson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
Robin A.F. Olson

Your eyes meet across the room. It feels like love at first sight, but before you get to know the person, you’re whisked away to a strange place, wi...

Adorable Photos Of Men And Cats Prove Few Things Are More Manly Than Cat Ownership

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts

Dogs are, as the saying goes, man's best friend. Cats, however, are often aligned with a feminine owner, however unfairly. Photographer (and cat enthu...

Stuck Dog Rescued From Gate

Rescue Idiot | Posted 02.20.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

A dog was found frightened and trapped in a gate by a man in India. The dog was stuck in the gate by his waist, unable to pull his hind legs through.

Why Dogs Are Better Than Dates

Liesl Testwuide | Posted 02.19.2015 | Divorce
Liesl Testwuide

It's a bad sign when I'm on a date and I miss my dog. If I look forward to drooly, droopy jowls rather than Mr. Comb-over's kiss, it's time to call a cab. Don't get me wrong; I love men. It's just that in a lot of cases, I love my dog more.

Dog Covered With Oil Rescued

Rescue Idiot | Posted 02.18.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

Bentley the Shih Tzu was the victim of a terrible person. Bentley was dropped at a shelter in Meltham, England, covered with mats and smelling like oil.

PETA Smears Whistleblower

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

I wish I could claim psychic powers. But predictable smear campaigns are, by their nature, predictable.

Warning! The 3 Biggest Winter Health Hazards for Pets

Sean Conlon | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean Conlon

Harsh winter weather can have serious impacts on the health of our beloved canine companions, and so far, 2015 has kicked off with some headline-makin...

Dog Protects Pal Struck by Car

Rescue Idiot | Posted 02.13.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

A dog was injured by a car in southeast D.C. Wednesday. His canine friend was uninjured but refused to leave his best friend's side, staring at oncoming traffic and never wandering more than a few feet from his injured companion.

Here's More Proof That Dogs Can Totally Read Our Facial Expressions

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.13.2015 | Science

Fluffy really does know what that big grin or frustrated frown on your face means. At least, that's according to a new study that suggests dogs can...

Is Your Child Ready for a Pet?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

When you discuss acquiring a pet with your youngster, cover the topic of permanency. Help your child understand pets are not like toys that can be tossed aside or given away if he grows bored with them. Make sure he understands the commitment he is making is for the lifetime of the pet.

9 Reasons Why Your Dog Should Be Your Valentine

HooplaHa | Posted 02.11.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

February is the month dedicated to loving everyone who is special in your life -- but what about your four-legged friends? If you need some reasons to love your favorite pup, look no further.

Hero Dog Who Tried to Shield Owner From House Fire

Rescue Idiot | Posted 02.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rescue Idiot

A fire broke out in the basement of the home where she lived with her owner, Ben Ledford, in Ohio. Firefighters found Carmen laying on over her owners face, trying to shield him from the smoke and flames.

WHISTLEBLOWER: PETA Ex-Employee Alleges She Was Encouraged to Steal and Kill Pets, and to Falsify Records

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

A woman employed by PETA fifteen years ago is now alleging that she was encouraged by its president to steal and kill pets, and to falsify records. Heather Harper-Troje is the wife of a US diplomat serving at the American embassy in Honduras, and her eyewitness account is unprecedented.

What Is a No-Kill Shelter?

Rescue Idiot | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

While most individuals have heard the term "no-kill shelter," many don't know what it truly means.

Mariah Stewart

Hundreds of St. Louis Pets Strut Their Stuff At Mardi Gras Parade

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 02.09.2015 | Weird News

ST. LOUIS -- In celebration of Mardi Gras, St. Louis dogs (and one pig) gathered in the historic French neighborhood of Soulard to strut in the 22nd A...

Outnumbered: A Love Triangle

Tova Laiter | Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty
Tova Laiter

My triangle involved yours truly, my significant other, Richard, and a green-eyed beauty by the name of Cleo. Cleo, short for Cleopatra, was young, athletic, graceful and seductive. In short, the perfect specimen of a female...CAT!

Alleged Theft and Killing of Dog by PETA Employees Moves Virginia Attorney General to Create New Legal Unit

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Virginia's Attorney General has announced a new animal law unit in response to the refusal to prosecute PETA for some of its workers allegedly stealing and killing a little girl's dog.

A Eulogy To My Other Half: My Dog

Kamrin Baker | Posted 02.09.2015 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

It's hard to come home knowing a wagging tail won't greet you at the door, but you also have a sense that there's a bit of a wagging tail within yourself, in his memory at the same time.

Shiver Me Whiskers! Here Are 5 Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe In The Cold

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.05.2015 | Green

Winters may be getting warmer every year, but that doesn't mean these frigid temperatures and snow storms are going anywhere. It's always best to be p...

While PETA's Kill Rate Rises, VA Senate Bill Aims to Stop It From Slaughtering More Pets

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

PETA's kill statistics for 2014 are now available. They're even uglier than last year's. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is once again poisoning over 88% of the dogs and cats entrusted to their care.

Life Lessons From My Dying Dog

Nancy Kotting | Posted 02.02.2015 | Divorce
Nancy Kotting

As a puppy, she guided me, called me in her playfulness to once again focus on the simple pleasures and graces of daily life as I recovered from the complex terrain of ending a marriage and casting off into life alone.

Rescuing Bambi and the Great Pit Bull Bias

Carly Loman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Carly Loman

About a month ago, I adopted a dog. Now -- a month later -- I'm still rescuing that dog. Bambi, my beautiful two-year-old pup, is a Pit Bull mix. I was ready for the wide array of problems new rescues often have. What I was not expecting, and what I was not ready for, was The Great Pit Bull Bias.