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2010-02-16 13:46:00

Twitter, Online Video Stream Helping More Fans Worldwide Follow Mating Progress HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although the Peregrine falcons that have nested atop Harrisburg's Rachel Carson State Office Building for most of the past decade aren't known for "tweeting," fans of the pair will be able to follow their story this year on Twitter. Use of the popular social networking site is in addition to the annual online video stream that went live today on the...

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2010-01-26 12:55:00

The Chongqing Evening News said that if the law was passed, people that eat either of the domesticated animals, both of which are viewed as promoting bodily warmth, could face fines of $730 and up to 15 days in jail. The report said that organizations involved in the practice would be fined anywhere from $1,500 to $70,000. The law has been stuck in the drafting stages for the last year, and the report did not make it clear whether or not the legislation was expected to become law. China's...

2009-12-08 09:46:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the slower economy this year, 81 percent of dog owners say that they will still be buying a gift for their furry friend. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by Ultra Paws®, a northern Minnesota-based manufacturer and distributor of quality gear for dogs, some owners reported that they will spend more on their dog than on their siblings and in-laws. More importantly, the survey, which polled more than 700 dog owners...

2009-10-29 14:55:37

Immediate action needed to ensure no disruption of research The American Physiological Society (APS; www.the-aps.org) announced today that it has endorsed the recommendation of a National Academy of Sciences* (NAS) report calling for the identification of new suppliers to replace Class B dealers as providers of random source dogs and cats for medical research. "Class B" is a broad category of licensure required by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that applies to individuals...

2009-10-14 07:00:00

-- Chicago, Seattle and Detroit Go to the Dogs While Baltimore, Philadelphia and Houston Are the Cat's Meow -- NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While both cats and dogs have been our faithful companions for centuries, it turns out that dog owners bark louder than cat owners purr when it comes to voicing their love for their pets, according to the results of the "Pet Preference" poll on www.meetthebreeds.com. Inspired by the upcoming Meet the Breeds(TM) event, the...

2009-07-08 15:22:00

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL), a California-based nonprofit organization focused on reducing pet overpopulation through legislation, today reported that the total number of euthanasia of cats and dogs entering California municipal shelters increased 14.6 percent statewide - from 378,445 to 433,512 -between 2004 to 2008 based on recently released figures from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). In addition, the total yearly number of...

2009-06-24 16:07:26

Minneapolis animal control authorities said a cat that has twice been impounded for attacking dogs is one of only two felines labeled potentially dangerous. Dan Niziolek, manager of Minneapolis Animal Care and Control, said Hoppy the cat, was returned to its home Tuesday after it was impounded for the second time in two years for attacking passing people and dogs, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Wednesday. Niziolek said Hoppy is one of only two cats considered by the city to be...

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2009-06-22 12:50:00

Researchers are now warning that doctors should be aware of the risk of MRSA infection when treating people for dog and cat bites. MRSA (multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a bacterium responsible for difficult-to-treat infections in humans. The bacteria are found on everyone's skin and are usually harmless, but an insect bite or a skin wound of any kind can allow the bacteria to creep in and cause an infection. Lancet Infectious Diseases reviewed existing evidence on infection...

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2009-05-06 16:30:00

Human denizens of Salt Lake City are waiting for an annual blessed event, the hatching of chicks in a peregrine falcon nest high on an office building. The birds now using a nest box on the 12th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building have produced three eggs, which are expected to hatch around May 22, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. The box has been in use for more than 20 years. Susan McFarland, a volunteer with the falcons, says that she learned of their existence four years ago after...

2009-03-27 09:37:30

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 86,000 people are injured each year in falls caused by their cats and dogs. That's an average annual injury rate of 29.7 per 100,000 people, the agency said in a release. Nearly 88 percent of the injuries were associated with dogs and women were twice as likely to be injured than men. The findings are based on data from hospital emergency departments. Nearly 62 percent of dog-related injuries occurred inside or immediately...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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