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The Politics of Animal Cruelty

By at September 30, 2014 | 9:28 am | 0 Comment

The Politics of Animal Cruelty

Pennsylvanians can still butcher, braise, and broil their pet cats and dogs because a murky mixture of politics has left a critical bill on the table in the state senate. Residents may also continue to use cats, dogs, and other animals as targets for what some erroneously call “sporting events.” Although there are no documented […]

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The Lowly Groundhog: Long May They Live

By at February 2, 2012 | 1:40 pm | 1 Comments

The Lowly Groundhog: Long May They Live

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, Thursday. That means there will be an additional six weeks of winter. Or, it means there will be an early Spring. It doesn’t make much difference. Phil has an accuracy rate of about 39 percent, according to the StormFax Weather Almanac. That’s probably about the same as TV weather forecasters. […]

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Pennsylvania Legislators Shoot Down Pigeons—Again

By at December 17, 2011 | 11:48 am | 3 Comments

Pennsylvania Legislators Shoot Down Pigeons—Again

If the first year gross anatomy class at the Penn State Hershey medical school needs spare body parts to study, they can visit the cloak room of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. That’s where most of the legislators left their spines. The House voted 124–69, Dec. 13, to send an animal welfare bill back to […]

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Toxic Lead to Cover Iowa Killing Fields

By at August 31, 2011 | 8:47 am | 43 Comments

Toxic Lead to Cover Iowa Killing Fields

Iowa, which gave us the carnival known as the Iowa Straw Poll and artery-clogging Deep Fried butter, will unleash another health problem, beginning Sept. 1. The Iowa legislature last year approved a dove hunting season, the first in more than nine decades. However, the state’s Department of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Commission (DNR) […]

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