Saturday, June 25, 2016

Animal Companion Food Pocket Guide

Thank you for your interest in PETA’s Animal Companion Food Guide! Caring consumers might never guess that lonely dogs and cats are confined to tiny barren cages in laboratories for years on end and subjected to horrible experiments in order to test dog and cat food.
For anyone who has ever lived with a dog or a cat, it’s hard to imagine that some big-name dog- and cat-food companies would conduct cruel and invasive tests on animals in laboratories.
Dogs and cats may be locked in cages and driven stir-crazy from confinement, playing the role of imprisoned taste-testers. In other cases, invasive and even deadly experiments may be conducted on dogs and cats as well as other animals. Ironically, these cruel experiments are often conducted so that companies can boast about the safety or nutritional adequacy of their products.
PETA contacted hundreds of companion-animal food companies to ask if they conduct laboratory tests on animals. None of these tests is necessary or required by law, and humane alternatives do exist.
The companies in our Animal Companion Food Guide have assured PETA in writing that they do not test on animals in laboratories. Companies that are not on this list either responded to let us know that they do conduct laboratory experiments on animals or failed to respond to our numerous inquiries and are assumed to conduct laboratory experiments on animals.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tom and Jerry Compilation

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Cat Reacts to Horror Movie

Even though she couldn't truly understand what was happening in the horror movie, Togepi the 9-month-old Tabby-Bengal Mix still felt the foreboding intensity that was occurring on the screen. Then when the scene got too frightening for her liking, she hopped up and ran away from the television in fear.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Learn About The Canines Who Are Saving Africa's Threatened Wildlife

today's actionLearn About The Canines Who Are Saving Africa's Threatened Wildlife
Wildlife trafficking is one of the greatest threats facing Africa's iconic elephants and rhinos, which are routinely slaughtered by poachers for their ivory and horns. But thanks to the African Wildlife Foundation's first class of new sniffer dogs we have a new tool to fight this deadly trade.

Sniffer dogs roam airports in Tanzania and Kenya – both major hubs for sneaking illegal wildlife products out of Africa. As they search luggage, they use their noses to hone in on the smallest pieces of ivory or horn, which would otherwise go undetected by X-ray machines or human screeners.

Sniffer dogs can sniff out everything from full tusks, to delicate ivory rings, and even ivory dust. And since the beginning of 2016 these dogs have already made over 20 finds of illegal wildlife products! All they ask for in return – a tasty treat and a pet on the head.

For today's Daily Action, meet some of these amazing sniffer dogs, learn more about their work, and thank the team for helping put a stop to wildlife trafficking!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Message to the Cleveland Zoo

I have a burden on my mind and I'm speaking out. I've been to quite a few zoos and aquariums throughout my many years of life, as I love animals. We went to the Cleveland Zoo yesterday and I do have some very nice things to say about the zoo, such as it is well kept and clean and the animal enclosures are clean. The new 4D theater is a nice touch, although I'm not quite sure why anyone would want to spend time watching a great movie instead of interacting with the animals. The giraffe feeding area is a neat way of getting up close and personal too. However, my heart was breaking at how bored the animals were. Many of them, pace in the same pattern and circle or are just inactive, period. (The black bears, grizzlies and many of the monkeys really exhibited the bored behavior.) They don't seem to interact with their inmates or care to show an interest in their surroundings. I'm putting aside the normal observations of the weather temperatures factor here too. It appears to my untrained eye that the animals need an enrichment program. Some novel ideas include the following items, which are listed on this website:

Various items placed in an animal's enclosure allow the animal to mimic behaviors exhibited in the wild. These items include burlap bags, sheets, boomer balls, chew toys, or hammocks. Often novel objects will be combined with food-related enrichment. For example, sloth bears normally tear down termite mounds with their claws then suck up termites among a pile of dirt. To provide enrichment, keepers can place a closed burlap bag filled with wood shavings and treats in the sloth bear exhibit. The bears would then have to tear open the bag, just as they would the termite mound, and sort through the shavings to get to the treats.

I am sending a private message to the zoo to convey this information. We all need to speak out on the animals behalf when we see this type of thing as they have no voice. - Kim T.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Alfred Hitchcock Kitty

Lioness and Two Cubs Shot While Eating Dinner: Hold Shooters Responsible

Two cubs and a lioness were shot in cold blood while eating dinner in South Africa last Friday. Late last week a pride of about ten lions made it out of their home in Kruger National Park. Once they were outside the park, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency was in charge of finding them and tranquilizing them to be brought back inside. Instead, the MTPA waited by a carcass, and when the lions showed up, the agency shot and killed a lioness and her two cubs to scare the rest back inside the park. Those involved in the shooting should be dismissed immediately for their grave mistake.
The MTPA knew the lions were out and about because they had been spotted and also had eaten some local livestock. They should have been prepared with tranquilizer darts and means to transport the luxurious animals pack to Kruger National Park; a lioness and two cubs did not need to die. But a spokesperson for the MTPA said it was “difficult” to anesthetize the Lions. Clearly they don’t have competent employees if their job is too “difficult” for them.
It’s only natural that the Lions would try to roam to a new place - humans put that fence around them, they didn’t agree to it. Because of humans, lions are down to a mere 20,000 in number. Between hunting and habitat loss, the numbers have constantly been shrinking. And now those charged with protecting the lions have killed three more, including two cubs!
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Monday, June 6, 2016

Colloidal Silver for Cats

Colloidal silver is a natural and highly effective antimicrobial agent used to treat a variety of ailments, from wounds, burns and skin diseases, to internal parasites, viruses and bacterial infections. It is approved by the FDA as a food supplement and is considered a safe alternative to pharmaceutical medications for use in cats, dogs, horses, humans and other animals.

What is it?

  • Colloidal silver is created by inserting positively charged, microscopic silver ions into purified water. This is done inserting silver probes that are receiving an electrically charged current into the water. Tiny bits of silver are then transferred into the water in a suspended, positively charged state. When the colloidal silver is ingested, the silver ions rob single celled organisms of developing viruses and bacterium of their ability to produce oxygen--effectively suffocating them. These dead pathogens are then eliminated from the body. Surrounding healthy enzymes and cells are unaffected because the silver only affects single-celled organisms.


  • Colloidal silver may be used to treat over 650 diseases, ailments and disorders in cats and other animals, including humans. It is an effective anti-microbial agent, anti-parasitic and anti-viral agent. It also is effective in healing digestive disorders, wounds, burns, yeast imbalances, thyroid, liver, kidney, circulation, vision, hearing and other maladies affecting pets and people.


  • Colloidal silver may be applied as liquid suspension drops directly into the skin, ears, eyes and nose. It may also be ingested in its liquid form or can be made into a paste, salve or cream to be applied to wounds, burns, sores, bites, stings, skin infections or parasite infestations. Another method of ingesting colloidal silver is by putting it onto the cat's food. It may also be injected intravenously.


  • Silver has been used as a healing and health-promoting agent throughout recorded history. The term "blue blood" refers to the use of silver by royalty, who kept their food in silver containers and ate from silver plates and bowls, using silver utensils. Although they were rarely ill due to the amount of silver in their systems, the silver eventually built up inside of their bloodstreams, causing them to have a blueish tint to their skin and nails. Colloidal silver was commonly used by doctors and farm veterinarians to treat a variety of ailments in humans and pets up until the 1930s, when the price of silver became prohibitive due to market conditions, and the advent of effective pharmaceuticals led to a decrease in its use as an antimicrobial agent. As "traditional" medicine was pushed into the background, the use of colloidal silver continued as an "alternative" medical practice for pets and humans.


  • Although colloidal silver is approved by the FDA for use as a nutritional supplement, it is NOT currently approved for medical use. The FDA does not allow the makers of colloidal silver supplements to make claims about the products effectiveness against any medical condition on packaging or in literature about the products. The only adverse medical condition known to be caused by chronic use of colloidal silver is argyria--a darkening of the skin pigmentation which creates a blue or gray coloration in humans using colloidal silver at extremely high concentrations for a long period of time. Other potential toxic effects from using massive doses of colloidal silver can include irritability and excitability. Suspended forms of colloidal silver should not produce build-ups of the product inside the body of cats or other animals, as the ions may only attach themselves to single-celled organisms and are eliminated with the pathogens from the body. More concentrated versions of colloidal silver are also available, created using methods other than electro-ionization, and these products are more likely to deliver non-suspended particles of silver into the body, which could produce mild toxicity when used regularly.

    Always speak to your veterinarian before using colloidal silver or any alternative product to heal or promote the health of your cat.


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Friday, June 3, 2016

Speak Up for Dogs Left in Hot Cars this Summer

today's actionSpeak Up for Dogs Left in Hot Cars this Summer
The dog days of summer are right around the corner. That means fun in the sun, but it also means rising temperatures, especially inside parked cars. We all like to take Rover along on fun summer outings, but this can be a fatal mistake.

Every year, dogs suffer and die when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car—even for "just a minute"—while they run an errand.

Parked cars are deathtraps for dogs: On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to between 100 and 120 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes.

Dogs are unable to protect themselves from the heat and can sustain brain damage and even die after only 15 minutes.

For today's Daily Action, please place this removable decal on your car window, and remind drivers that in hot weather, dogs should be left at home. Dogs need you to speak up for them when the temperature is rising and the car doors are locked!


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Ask the Cincinnati Zoo to let their Gorillas go to a Sanctuary

today's actionAsk the Cincinnati Zoo to let their Gorillas go to a Sanctuary
On May 28th, a 3-year old boy climbed into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. Video footage shows Harambe, a 17-year old gorilla, gently holding the child, probably in an attempt to shield him from the screams coming from humans. Ten minutes later, Harambe was shot and killed by zoo officials. 

Like other gorillas, Harambe was considered an endangered animal. He had been bred and raised in captivity, but animals raised in these breeding programs are not released in the wild.

A wild animal that can pose a threat to the public should not be held captive in a zoo. Zoos are made for viewing pleasure and if a curious visitor is determined to get past security measures, they can. This isn't just a risk to the human, but the endangered animal as well.

For today's Daily Action, sign this petition and urge the Cincinnati Zoo to let their gorillas go to a sanctuary.



Some Perspective on the Cincinnati Gorilla Killing