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Doane Recalls Batch of Ol' Roy Dog Food

By Lisa Wade McCormick
ConsumerAffairs.Com

June 7, 2007

May Be Contaminated with Salmonella

Another pet food company has recalled bags of its dry dog food, but this time it's not because the food contains melamine-tainted ingredients imported from China.

Doane Pet Care is recalling a single lot of 55 pound bags of Ol’Roy Complete Nutrition dry dog food because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

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What Were They Thinking? More Than We Knew.

By Rob Stein

Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, June 4, 2007; Page A05

Dog owners have long maintained that their pooches have a lot more going on between their furry ears than scientists acknowledge. Now, new research is adding to the growing evidence that man's best friend thinks a lot more than many humans have believed.

"The fact that the dogs imitate selectively, depending on the situation -- that has not been shown before," said Friederike Range of the University of Vienna, who led the study. "That's something completely new."

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Using Spearmint And Lemongrass To Protect Bees From Mites That Threaten Hives

May 19, 2007

Science Daily — Bees swarm through the smoke as Professor James Amrine attempts to hook a pollen trap to one of the 20 beehives used for research at West Virginia University.

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Monsanto's Genetically Engineered Soybeans Damage Health of Test Animals

  • GM Watch, May 9, 2007
1.RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS PRESENT NEW DATA ON THE IMPACT OF GMOs ON ANIMAL HEALTH
2.Russian researchers present new data on negative influence of GMO on human health

NOTE: Two reports - via Dr Brian John - of a new study in Russia - reported at a news conference last month for the Russian media and now reported for the first time in English thanks to GM Free Cymru.

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Animal Extinction - the greatest threat to mankind

By Julia Whitty  April 30, 2007 By the end of the century half of all species will be extinct. Does that matter? 

In the final stages of dehydration the body shrinks, robbing youth from the young as the skin puckers, eyes recede into orbits, and the tongue swells and cracks. Brain cells shrivel and muscles seize. The kidneys shut down. Blood volume drops, triggering hypovolemic shock, with its attendant respiratory and cardiac failures.

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Filler in Animal Feed Is Open Secret in China

By DAVID BARBOZA and ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO

Published: April 30, 2007

ZHANGQIU, China, April 28 — As American food safety regulators head to China to investigate how a chemical made from coal found its way into pet food that killed dogs and cats in the United States, workers in this heavily polluted northern city openly admit that the substance is routinely added to animal feed as a fake protein.

Ariana Lindquist for The New York Times

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ALERT: RECALLED, TOXIC PET FOOD FED TO HOGS AND CHICKENS; HUMAN FOOD SUPPLY INTENTIONALLY POISONED

by Robert Jay Russell, Ph.D., Coton de Tulear Club of America President

CotonNews@aol. com
www.CotonClub. com

April 24th, 2007. In a Coton e-ZINE article published here March 23rd
"[NEWS] Poisoned Pet Foods will Poison Dump Sites," I predicted that
wildlife and stray pets would be poisoned when the recalled poisoned pets
foods were dumped in landfills across the U.S. I was wrong. The poisoned
pet food was fed to animals destined for the human food supply instead.

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FDA Rules Override Warnings About Drug

By Rick Weiss
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 4, 2007; A01

The government is on track to approve a new antibiotic to treat a pneumonia-like disease in cattle, despite warnings from health groups and a majority of the agency's own expert advisers that the decision will be dangerous for people.

The drug, called cefquinome, belongs to a class of highly potent antibiotics that are among medicine's last defenses against several serious human infections. No drug from that class has been approved in the United States for use in animals.

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