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Health

The benefits of owning a dog

Never before in U.S history, has there been so many furry canine friends living in the homes of America. According to the National Humane Society there are “almost 78 million dogs living as pets in 56 million American homes.” Besides the notoriety that dogs are man’s best friend, there are a number of benefits a […]

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Features Uncategorized US & World

Animal Euthanasia: Humane or Not?

Humans have the opportunity to die a peaceful death. What about mammals that do not give consent to peaceful (and sometimes violent) death? The oldest elephant in North America, Packy, died on February 8. The euthanasia of Packy created some questions about whether the planned-death process is humane for animals. Dogs and cats are the […]

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Op-Ed

Adopt, Don’t Shop!

Every year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States. This number could decrease dramatically if more people decided to adopt their pets rather than buying them from local pet stores. Taking in a loving animal not only saves their life but opens up room in the shelters for more animals […]