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NYC Tightens Leash on Dog Laws

Posted January 27, 2011 | 16:39:33 (EST)

It's high time for two new dog laws in New York City. Last week the City Council approved two bills aimed at protecting animals.

The council was nearly unanimous in voting against the tethering of animals for more than three consecutive hours in any continuous 12-hour period. Doing so would...

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NYC Carriage Horse Rescued from Slaughter

Posted July 1, 2010 | 13:31:41 (EST)

Throughout the year tourists from around the world travel to New York City and are drawn to the horse-drawn carriage rides around Central Park... they say it's whimsical. But with that whimsy comes a huge price to pay.

Carriage horses are unsafe and out of place in midtown's congested...

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Barbi Twins Milk 'Earthlings' Spotlight in Australia

Posted May 26, 2010 | 11:05:00 (EST)

The Barbi Twins have once again lent their fame and faces to support the animal welfare cause. This time, Shane and Sia Barbi appear on the new poster for the documentary, Earthlings.

The 2007 documentary chronicles the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world, all...

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The Barbi Twins Show Some Skin for 'Skin Trade'

Posted February 23, 2010 | 14:44:10 (EST)

The Barbi Twins, along with United Action for Animals, support the new documentary Skin Trade by Uncaged Films, the makers of Behind the Mask.

The movie, which premieres this Thursday, February 25th in Hollywood, the Barbi Twins' home turf, is about the dirty and cruel business behind the fur trade....

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Justice for the Dogs

Posted February 18, 2010 | 22:47:08 (EST)

As I write, twelve men and women sit inside a glass conference room at the Bronx Criminal Courthouse deliberating the facts and evidence surrounding a dogfighting bust in which eight men were arrested on June 14, 2008. Over the course of two weeks, the jury listened to both the prosecuting...

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New York City Dogfighters Finally Face a Jury

Posted February 8, 2010 | 13:08:56 (EST)

The truth is that the alleged dogfighters from a Bronx ring broken up in June 2008 have had their day in court. In fact, they have had a number of days in court, but it is only now that they will face a jury.

After a year...

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UAA Offers First Free Spay/Neuter Clinic in NYC

Posted December 29, 2009 | 10:49:38 (EST)

United Action for Animals is launching their first free spay/neuter clinic on January 17th in the Bronx. The clinic will open its doors to the public at 8 a.m. and will be held at the Phipps Community Center at 286 156th Street.

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A Dog Named Christmas & Its Hits & Misses

Posted November 30, 2009 | 12:02:11 (EST)

I ended the long, glutinous, holiday weekend by watching Hallmark Hall of Fame's A Dog Named Christmas on CBS Sunday night. CBS and Petfinder.com teamed up to make a movie based on the book by Greg Kincaid. The story follows a family that runs a farm in Kansas complete...

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The Barbi Twins: Why We Bear Our Claws

Posted November 18, 2009 | 16:36:31 (EST)

By SHANE BARBI as told to REEDU TAHA

I have a supportive husband and a life-long companion in my twin sister, but it is a cat that I rescued from the streets that is the love of my life.

By now I think it is no secret that I love...

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Hunting as a Means of Therapy

Posted November 10, 2009 | 15:22:01 (EST)

Over the course of thousands of years, as hunting has moved from a subsistence activity to a social one, there's no question that it has become controversial in nature, as well. Sport hunting, canned hunting, hound hunting, trophy hunting and now, even, therapy hunting.

That's right, a recent USA...

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Bronx Dogfight Trial Begins

Posted November 4, 2009 | 10:06:44 (EST)

One year, five months and more than a half dozen hearings later, four out of eight men involved in a dogfighting ring in Bronx, New York, will be tried before a court of law. The trial will commence in Room 210 of the Bronx Criminal Courthouse on Monday, November...

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