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December 3, 2012
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  • Dogs more likely to live the life of a millionaire
    A recent survey of U.S. millionaires reveals that the pet of choice among the nation's wealthiest is largely the canine variety. Some 58% of millionaires said they own a dog and 37% said they have a cat. According to the American Pet Products Association, the medical care, feeding and travel expenses associated with dogs are higher than for cats. The Huffington Post (11/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Conservationists cut elephant tusks to curb ivory poaching
    In an effort to protect elephants, which are being killed in record numbers solely for their ivory, conservationists in Kenya have resorted to the controversial tactic of tranquilizing the animals and removing part of their tusks to make them less appealing to poachers. Conservationist Ian Craig knows such efforts won't stop the poaching entirely, but he hopes they will help, along with revenue brought to local economies by elephant-related tourism. CBS News (11/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Ohio law would set new standards for commercial dog breeders
    A law that would set new standards of care for commercial dog breeders has been approved by the Ohio legislature and is expected to be signed by Gov. John Kasich. "For too many years, the state of Ohio has been known as a haven for low-quality, high-volume breeders that we call puppy mills," said the bill's sponsor, State Sen. Jim Hughes, a Republican. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (11/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mass. dog protected by restraining order
    For the first time in Massachusetts, a restraining order has been granted to protect a dog from domestic abuse. A woman who, with her 2-year-son, fled an abusive boyfriend was granted a restraining order protecting her dog from the man, prohibiting him from claiming the animal. Some 70% of victims of domestic violence report their abusers threaten to hurt or kill a pet as a way to manipulate the victims into staying or to prevent them from calling authorities, according to animal control officer Deni Michele Goldman. Wicked Local/Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Mass.), The (11/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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