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Stressed Out? Animals Can Help!

November 14th, 2020

Dear Friend of Animals,  Do you know that our animals help us reduce stress and anxiety? According to a survey by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), 74% of people feel improvement in their mental health due to having companion animals. Studies have further proven that companion animals help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol […]

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Horse Racing–A Regulation Bill to Increase Safety Has Passed the House

October 29th, 2020

The horse racing industry has been around for centuries. It is a billion-dollar industry. There are a little over a hundred tracks that host Thoroughbred and Standardbred (harness) racing in the United States. 36,207 races were held in 2019 and grossed over $1,167,923,279. As with any sport that involves monetary gain, greed often takes precedence […]

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Tips to Keep You and Your Pets Safe This Halloween

October 22nd, 2020

Dear Friend of Animals,  The time for Trick or Treat is just around the corner! Whether you plan to participate in the fun by going door-to-door with trick-or-treaters or by handing out treats on your front porch, you can take these precautions to make sure your companion animals stay safe and happy on Halloween. While dressing up as ghouls […]

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October Dates–Test Your Knowledge!

October 1st, 2020

SOURCES: World Vegetarian Day–Sawe, Benjamin. “Countries With The Highest Rates Of Vegetarianism.” Countries with the Highest Rate of Vegetarianism, 20 Sept. 2019, www.worldatlas.com/articles/countries-with-the-highest-rates-of-vegetarianism.html. Accessed 23 Sept. 2020. National Black Dog Day–Photo and data used with permission by the San Francisco SPCA. World Farm Animals Day–Kendrick KM, da Costa AP, Leigh AE, Hinton MR, Peirce JW. […]

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America’s Greyhounds Need Our Help!

September 10th, 2020

Greyhound racing has plagued American society for over one hundred years, with the first commercial greyhound track opening in California in 1919. Over the course of only a decade, nearly seventy greyhound racing tracks were functioning across the United States. Since the 1990’s, greyhound gambling has declined in popularity, largely due to animal welfare organizations, […]

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