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Standoff at Standing Rock: Even Attack Dogs Can’t Stop the Native American Resistance

The battle against the Dakota Access pipeline is being waged as a renewed assertion of indigenous rights and sovereignty.

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Rue the Day: Fox News Celebrates Dogs Rather Than Women’s Equality

Although the rest of the media chose to honor women Monday, the conservative TV network decided canines were more deserving of the spotlight. The animal holiday is meant to raise awareness about mistreatment, but Fox spent most of its time blathering about the adorability of man’s best friend.

Posted on Aug 28, 2013 READ MORE



Blame the Robots

Two MIT professors claim that technological advances are the cause of slow employment growth these past couple of decades; dogs are being treated more like children every day; and no matter what Pelé says, Brazil is paying too high a price for hosting the World Cup. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 READ MORE



The Dog Eat Dog World of Politics

Canines have more to do with presidential elections than one might think; the conditions in which alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning was detained were “excessive,” a military judge found; meanwhile, The Associated Press has started selling sponsored tweets on its Twitter feed. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 READ MORE


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Posted on Mar 15, 2012 ENLARGE


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Posted on Feb 2, 2012 ENLARGE    



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The Most Misunderstood Member of Your Household

When Buster is snoozing, dreams of being Alpha Dog aren’t flitting around in his brain, according to animal behaviorist John Bradshaw. The top-dog myth is just one of the erroneous memes we have about our best friend, writes the respected U.K. scientist, who goes on to argue that dogs are on the brink of a crisis. Dog lovers, read on. (more)

Posted on Jul 17, 2011 READ MORE


Some People Have Too Much Money

They say you can’t take it with you, so you might as well leave it to your dogs. Actually the son of the heiress who left her pets and staff millions claims she was manipulated into creating a zany will. So who forced her to cover her Chihuahua with diamonds long before she died?

Posted on Jun 21, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN



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Flea Remedies Kill Too Many Pets, EPA Warns

The Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down on topical flea treatments after reports of injured pets surged 65 percent in 2008. The agency said Wednesday that it had received complaints of 44,263 injured pets and about 600 deaths for that year.

Posted on Mar 17, 2010 READ MORE


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No Lawyers for Swiss Animals

In a referendum in which 70 percent voted “no,” the people of Switzerland have decided against a proposed law that would have assigned lawyers to defend animals in court. In its defense, Switzerland already has comprehensive animal rights laws, though many feel the vote was a cat-astrophe.

Posted on Mar 7, 2010 READ MORE


Remark Returns to Bite the Governor

In this tongue-in-cheek report, we learn that pit bull lovers don’t love Palin’s “lipstick” comment.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008 READ MORE


Bush’s Best Friends









Posted on Nov 18, 2007 ENLARGE


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