Pets

California Bill Bans Non-Rescue Pets in Shops

By Kim Robson: State senate legislators in California unanimously voted 32-0 in favor of a new bill that would prohibit pet stores from obtaining dogs, cats or rabbits from sources other than rescue organizations or shelters. If passed, Bill AB 485 would effectively put the state’s puppy mills out of …

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Facilitate Healthy Relationships between Kids and Pets

By Narayan Khalsa: Most parents have certain values, beliefs and even skills that they work to teach their children as they grow up and make sense of the world. It’s important for us to pass on to our kids the values that we think are important for a happy and …

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Protect Your Fur Babies

 By Amanda Wilkes: My boyfriend and I are proud pet owners of a 2 ½-year-old English Labrador, whom we treat and spoil as if it were our firstborn child. Our little fur baby always has been healthy, happy and full of love. However, last week we faced a full-blown nightmare after treating our pup with Frontline Plus, which …

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 SeaWorld Announces End of Orca Breeding Program

Emma Grace Fairchild: On March 17th, SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby penned an op-ed piece in the LA Times declaring the end of the orca breeding program at SeaWorld as well as the decision to phase out the famous orca shows. Manby declared that the orcas living in the parks today …

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Backyard Goats

By Kim Robson: We love to discuss self-sustainability here at Green-Mom. Interest in raising backyard chickens and beekeeping has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Some folks are upscaling to fully self-contained, closed-loop backyard ecosystems. Fresh eggs and honey are wonderful, but how about goat milk and cheese? …

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Abused Dogs Gets New Leash On Life

By Kim Robson: “Court Case Dogs” are victims of neglect or abuse who have been rescued by police and animal control officers and are held as evidence in criminal court cases against their abusers. In partnership with Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) and the City of Chicago, a program …

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Dog Racing Losing Popularity

 By Kim Robson: Horse racing still carries with it a veneer of glamour left over from its glory days. In the 1930s and 40s, well-dressed celebrities including Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, W. C. Fields, Paulette Goddard, Ann Miller, Don Ameche, Ava Gardner, Red Skelton, Pat O’Brien, Clark Gable and Carole …

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Another Racehorse Dies at Del Mar Race Track

By Kim Robson: The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is known as one of America’s most scenic racetracks. It is located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean in the seaside city of Del Mar, California, 20 miles north of San Diego. Known for its slogan, “Where The Turf Meets The …

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Dog Summer Safety Tips

By Kim Robson: As a new parent of a rescue dog, I want only the very best life for our new family member. As the “dog days” of summer are upon us, please remember these important summer safety tips for our canine friends. Never EVER, leave your pet in a closed …

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For the Love of Farm Animals

By Larraine Roulston: Such a clatter there was when Daisy and her Aunt Wee came to the barnyard, for everything was just awake and in the best of spirits. So begins the story of  “The Barnyard Clatter.” Farm animals are so important to us. They are among the first animals that …

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