Today is Animal Advocacy Day

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Animal advocates joining forces on Tuesday, April 30 to celebrate National Animal Advocacy Day—and the public is invited!  Advocates across the nation are going to spend the day on the phone, calling members of Congress and urging them to ban horse slaughter once and for all.

http://tinyurl.com/brc756r

When Best Friends Can Visit

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A year and a half ago, Ruth London lay in intensive care in a hospital in Boca Raton, Fla., with severe pneumonia, delirious and hallucinating that she was in jail.

http://tinyurl.com/bdv9f8o

Lil Bub Hits the Tribeca Film Festival

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If you are the type of person who is inclined to watch YouTube videos of cute animals doing even cuter things, you’ve probably encountered Lil Bub: the adorable, wall-eyed kitten with a perpetually protruding strawberry pink tongue.

http://tinyurl.com/bynyzn2

Subway Dogs

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Stray dogs are commuting to and from a city center on underground trains in search of food scraps.  The clever canines board the Tube each morning.  After a hard day scavenging and begging on the streets, they hop back on the train and return to the suburbs where they spend the night.

http://tinyurl.com/qp63mq

Dogs Provide Comfort to the Suffering in Boston

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Lutheran Church Charities’ K-9 Comfort Dogs traveled to Boston following the marathon bombings to help residents and victims cope.

http://tinyurl.com/cvopbmz

Britain Bans Wild Animals from Traveling Circuses

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Traveling circus shows in Britain have gone to the dogs — literally. A new law banning wild animals from traveling with the circus around the country takes effect in 2015, and then only dogs, cats and rabbits will be allowed on board.

National Pet ID Week

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It’s National Pet Identification Week. Do you know where your pet’s tags are?

http://tinyurl.com/d234zof

Cat Lived Off McDonald’s for a Year

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A cat addicted to fast food has been rescued by the SPCA and put on a health plan to help him kick his McDonald’s addiction, according to New Zealand news website Stuff.co.nz.

http://tinyurl.com/bpmwbax

Humans that Harm Animals Should be Held Accountable

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Unfortunately, we are all too used to news of drive-by shootings in America. But last week, one incident drew particular attention because the victim was an elephant.  Elvis Presley’s hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, was the scene of another performer’s injury when an elephant traveling with the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus was shot. PETA has offered a reward for the perpetrators’ apprehension, and the police are investigating.

http://tinyurl.com/c38xnje

The Fur Flies on Broadway

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It was Broadway’s big news last week: Vito Vincent,“actor/comedian/model,” according to his Web site, and star of Broadway show “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” fired amid rumors of diva demands that make J.Lo look low-key.

http://tinyurl.com/cma668f

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