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2012-10-15 19:20:14

RPOA Texas Outreach, Inc. files lawsuit in federal court SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Touted as a "Puppy Mill" Bill, HB 1451 was not written to regulate Texas dog and cat breeders; it was written to eliminate them! Humane Society of the U.S. and their Texas cohort Texas Humane Legislation Network wrote the bill which was rammed through the Legislature despite strong opposition. HB 1451 is a national "animal rights" legislative agenda to end all breeding of...

2012-10-11 11:25:06

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 30 New Jersey lawmakers have shown their support for responsible pet ownership by signing on as Honorary Chairpersons for the AKC Meet the Breeds(®) educational event. The popular two-day event draws more than 40,000 pet-loving attendees to New York City from across the tri-state area. "We thank New Jersey legislators for demonstrating their commitment to responsible pet ownership by signing on as honorary chairpersons," said...

Some Rice Species Rendered Sterile Due To Genes
2012-09-13 13:32:44

System of 3 genes prevents hybrid rice from reproducing, new study shows Researchers have identified a set of three genes that are responsible for hybrid sterility in rice, or the inability of many hybrid rice species to pass their genes on to the next generation. These findings inform a model that suggests how such hybrid sterility is maintained across rice species, and they may lead to the genetic improvement of rice as a food stock. The research is published in the 14 September issue...

Size Matters: Roosters Prefer Hens With Big Hairdos
2012-09-04 12:24:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Size matters, and bigger is always better, at least when it comes to what roosters want when looking at possible mates. New research published in the journal PLoS Genetics suggests that roosters select the girl with the largest hairdo, or "comb." The scientists, from Linköping Universitet, say that the larger the comb of a hen, the bigger dose of sperm she will receive from the rooster, which leads to more eggs....

Tail Chasing Dogs May Have OCD
2012-08-21 05:26:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While there are many fine reasons to own a dog, perhaps one of the best reasons are the hours upon hours of sheer entertainment you´ll receive for the price of some kibble and pet rent, where applicable. You´ll be able to watch and laugh as your hound sniffs with a childlike curiosity at something hopping in the grass or take short videos of Fido as he chases an imaginary ship through your house and to the door,...

2012-08-12 23:01:44

Founder of Hernando, Inc., Dewey Jackson is proud to announce the launch of JazyPets.com. The new online shop boasts an impressive array of pet care items for dogs, cats, birds, fish and small animals. Doting owners can also splurge on themselves with quality goods from the home, garden, and living selection. Visit the site´s new blog, JazyPetsBlog.com, for further details. Hernando, Mississippi (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 Web entrepreneur Dewey Jackson is pleased to debut his latest...

2012-07-26 10:21:51

ROSH HAAYIN, Israel, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pointer Telocation Ltd. (NasdaqCM: PNTR) - a leading developer, manufacturer and operator of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) and roadside assistance services for the automotive industry, announced today that the subscription period for its previously announced rights offering expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 26, 2012. Subscription rights that were not exercised by 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 26, 2012...

2012-07-19 23:03:10

Dog bite attorney Chris Davis issues warning on the breeds that most frequently attack. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 Dog bite injuries force approximately 1,000 people in the United States to seek some form of emergency care or treatment each day, or just under 5 million each year, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). To raise awareness about the most dangerous breeds, Seattle attorney Chris Davis and his research team have identified the top ten dog breeds...

2012-07-10 06:21:32

SAN CARLOS, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulldog-Lighting©, a leader in affordable LED light bars, has announced that their products are now being built in the United States. The company specializes in LED lighting for off road vehicles, construction equipment, farm equipment, RV's and boats. According to the company website, http://www.bulldog-lighting.com, their products are distributed out of San Carlos, California.(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120710/LA36372)...

Dogs And Their Owners Have Matching Personalities
2012-04-20 09:58:02

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com It is often said that dog owners display an uncanny resemblance to their pets, but a new study goes one step further and suggests that their personalities are similar as well. In a study of British dog owners, researchers revealed that people tend to choose animals that match their own personality. They suggest that people are subconsciously drawn towards different types of dogs based on their characteristic personalities. Based on results of the...


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Landais Pony
2014-04-18 09:25:30

The Landais is a small breed of pony from southwest France mainly in the area of Pau. The Landais was believed to be developed by crossing a native French horse with an Arabian around 732 AD. In the early 1800s the breed roamed wild but was pushed into small herds by the drying of the swamps and forest harvests. The pony remained in the wild until after WW II. During the war, many ponies were killed by mines, hunted and caught to sell, thus reducing the population of the breed. Automobile...

Young Kerry Bog Pony
2014-04-17 12:16:10

The Kerry Bog Pony originated in Ireland, possibly a descendent of the Irish Hobby Horse, originally inhabiting the peat bogs of County Kerry, southwest Ireland. Although the exact origin of the Kerry Bog Pony is unknown, images from a 1617 book show similarities to the Irish Hobby as well as the Kerry Bog of today. The pony was initially used for transporting peat and kelp from the bog over a variety of terrain. Some were used to pull carts and others were for harness. When they were not...

Java Pony
2014-04-17 11:17:34

The Java Pony is one of eight breeds of ponies native to Indonesia. The Java adapted well to the tropical climate. Native horses were bred with imported Arabian and Barb horses and has developed the Java into a hearty breed. They are bred privately but also may be subsidized by the state. Because the Java is bred in this  manner, there can be a variety of differences in their characteristics around the Indonesian Islands. The Java has a small body with a deep, wide chest and a short...

Hokkaido Pony
2014-04-17 11:01:25

The Hokkaido Pony is a breed of pony native to Japan. It is an old breed but very rare. It is most likely a descendent of the now extinct Nanbu, a military horse, but no confirmation of this exists. It is believed that the Hokkaido Pony was transported from Honshu by fishermen in the spring months between 1600 and 1800. The ponies were left in Hokkaido when the fishermen returned to Honshu in the fall. The fishermen would return in the spring with new ponies and also use the surviving...

Hucul Pony
2014-04-17 10:10:15

The Hucul Pony also known as the Carpathian  is a small pony from the Carpathian Mountains, in Ukraine and Romania. The name comes from a small group of ethnic Hutsul people. The breed was around before the Hutsul people and was first mentioned in writing about 400 years ago. Originally named the “Mountain Tarpan” the pony was used by the Austro-Hungarian Army. The first stud farm was established in Romania in 1856 and several different breeds were carefully bred for purity. In 1922,...

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