July 30th 2005

Wallace Swett - Primarily Primates, Inc.
Primarily Primates, Inc., is a unique non-profit animal protection organization that provides sanctuary, rehabilitation, lifetime care and shelter to various non-native species of primates, birds, mammals, and reptiles that otherwise would continue to suffer from abuse, neglect, or be killed as unwanted surplus. Founded in 1978 by Wallace Swett, Primarily Primates has grown from a facility caring for three monkeys to its present community of more than 600 primates, 150 birds, and various mammals, including a small number of wallabies, horses, bears, and black leopards. The animals come from abusive backgrounds or situations in which they are no longer wanted such as animals formerly bred, sold or used in the pet trade, zoo surplus, victims of laboratory research, or animal acts no longer useful to the entertainment industry. A large percentage of these individuals are threatened or endangered species. Find out why these animals do not make good pets.

Lori Verni - Free Dog Training Info
Every day, thousands of pet owners are heartbroken when they "get rid of" their dog due to behavior problems. Even worse, many of these pets eventually become euthanized after they've been passed from home to home, or if they're not adopted from animal shelters in time to save them. Knowing that many of these issues could have been avoided if humans were more educated about preventing or alleviating behavior problems, Lori Verni, a Certified Master Trainer and owner of Best Paw Forward Dog Education has created an educational website which includes a huge library of articles people can read for free and many other resources, her goal is for people to educate themselves and their pets in a full-scale attack on euthanasia rates and family heartbreak. She has also published a book, "Everything You Need to Know About House Training Puppies & Adult Dogs". Based upon her 10+ years of experience training family pets, Lori Verni has addressed literally every common and obscure house training dilemma faced by pet owners.

Dr. Michael Rubinstein
Protect Your Children from Serious Illnesses Spread by Pets
School is out and our kids are heading OUT! That means lots of playground, park, and beach outings! Parents need to know what risks their children face from contaminated sandboxes, dirt and grass found in our favorite Summer time spotseven our own backyards. Diseases passed from animals to people-called zoonotic diseases-are spread directly through contact with infected animals, or indirectly through exposure to contaminated waste and soil. Typical zoonotic diseases are hookworm and roundworm infections. Children are most vulnerable in places like sandboxes and playgrounds where pets play too. Children infected with roundworm can suffer damage to vital internal organs and inflammation of the retina causing permanent partial blindness. Hookworms generally migrate under the skin causing inflammation of the infected areas and leaving extremely itchy, winding red trails under the skin. According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are more than three times as many reported cases of roundworm infection in humans than the highly publicized West Nile virus. Listen to hear how you can keep both your kids and pets safe this summer.

Tina Volpe -The Fast Food Craze
Wreaking Havoc on Our Bodies and Our Animals
Ever wonder where the food comes from at McDonalds or Burger King (or any of those other places that serve food fast and cheap)? Do you want to know what's IN it? Or, what it does to your body? Or what goes on behind the doors of the concrete slaughterhouses that supply these restaurants with their beef, pork and chicken? If you want to know the truth about these things ... You must read the book "The Fast Food Craze". Discover what the fast food giants don't want you to know, what the agribusinesses raising the food don't want you to know, just so they can keep the "fast food craze" fueled and continue to line their pockets at the expense of your health. Read this little book, if you dare. It will open your hearts and your minds. It will shake you to the core. Buy it, share it with a friend. Your lives will forever be changed for the better.

Dr. Joseph Brand, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia
Cats Lack Sweet Receptor Gene
Scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center, in collaboration with scientists from the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, UK, report that a defect in a gene that codes for part of the mammalian sweet taste receptor can account for cats indifference to sugar and other sweets. Cat owners have long recognized that, unlike most mammals, domestic cats are uniformly uninterested in sweet-tasting foods. According to an early study conducted at Monell in the 1970s, the same indifference to sweets is also evident in wild cats such as lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars.

Darlene Arden - Dogs' Sweet Tooth
Your dog loves sweets....like anti-freeze.

Rae Ann Kumelos - Bluebird - Gentle Joy in Feathered Form
Is there a more beautiful shade of blue than the feathers of a Bluebird? Discover where you need to look to find you very own Bluebird of Happiness.

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