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I’m ready for the U.S. to ban testing cosmetics on animals, and it galls me that the European Union has beat us to the punch. On March 12, EurActive.com announced, “Guinea pigs, rats, and rabbits can sleep safe and sound in Europe as of today (11 March) after the last …

Key West charms me. People gather in Mallory Square to watch the sun go down each evening, while street vendors, artists and entertainers ply their various trades. Chickens roam the streets, wandering into sidewalk cafes. The number of apparently feral cats makes me uneasy because I worry about the depredation …

February 10 marked the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Snake, and snakes have recently been in the news in Florida, where they had a Python round-up. I have to admit I have had an aversion to snakes. Spiders, even tarantulas, never bothered me (well, I don’t care for …

A new law in Great Britain requires that all dogs must be microchipped by 2016 “or else,” according to Gllian Pensavalle on Buzz:60. The “or else,” in this case, is a fine that amounts to about $800 in U.S. currency. Ouch! (Cats, by the way, are exempt from the new law.) …

Every now and then an article appears concerning a terminally ill person trying to find a home for their beloved fur-kid before it’s their time. Two stories which caught my eye recently are: Terminally ill man’s dying wish is to find a home for his beloved dog. A Veteran’s Dying …

Help pit bull type dogs and hang bully-loving ladies on your wall at the same time! The 2013 Pinups for Pitbulls calendar features 14 months and 16 full photo sets, all in the Norman Rockwell theme celebrating the human-canine bond. Having been a fan of the Pinups for Pitbulls calendar since …

California lawmakers are considering making microchipping shelter and rescue animals mandatory in what could be the first major microchipping law in the US. Senate Bill 702, sponsored by California Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, would require that all dogs and cats be microchipped before being adopted or returned to their owners, …