Actor Morgan Freeman, Savior of Honey Bees

It’s not a secret that honey bees are facing extinction. The causes are varied, including pesticides, parasites and a condition called ‘colony collapse disorder,’ a dynamic that occurs when the worker bees die off exponentially. In my previous post titled “Obama Spelling Bees From Habitat Hunting,” Barack Obama set forth some significant initiatives before leaving…

Some Dog Foods Contribute To Heart Disease In Dogs: Ingredients To Avoid

What’s In This Dog Food? (image)   Recent studies show that if peas, legumes, potatoes, and lentils are among the main ingredients in dog food, they can contribute to serious heart disease in dogs, and the FDA has alerted pet food manufacturers of this issue. What do we do in the meantime? A bit of…

Hurricane Barry Unleashes Flood Of Armyworms

Hurricane Barry may have drenched America’s agricultural heartland with life-giving water but all that moisture is also fueling a destructive wave of ravenous Fall Armyworms. Armyworms aren’t actually worms – they’re the larvae (aka caterpillars) of the Fall Armyworm moth, one of several species of armyworm that emerge from eggs laid in late summer or…

The Pet Food Related DCM Links NOT Being Discussed – Truth about Pet Food

Pet owners are familiar with the link made to DCM of grain free pet foods. But what about the other links? Why are those being ignored? From the very beginning the news of increased cases of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs came to light, the ONLY link discussed was grain free pet foods. Numerous veterinarian…

Your Comments to FDA are Needed – Truth about Pet Food

If you want law to be enforced in pet food, your comments are needed. Background: In October of 2016, we (Association for Truth in Pet Food) filed an official request with FDA (Citizen Petition) asking the Agency to fully revoke their allowed use of pet food ingredients sourced from “diseased animals and animals that have…

Monkey Business in SC Grew From 1400 to 3500 Monkeys In 4 Decades

When I first heard about Morgan Island  – more descriptively known as ‘Monkey Island’ — I conjured up images of H.G. Wells’ 1896 science fiction novel: The Island of Doctor Moreau. Later adapted for the movies, both Burt Lancaster and Marlon Brando were brilliantly cast at different times in the demonic role of the mad…

PAWmicon 2019 Strut Its Super Hero Stuff For Charity

You might have heard of San Diego’s “Comiccon” and its focus on super heroes. But how about celebrating our super pets? Well, there’s a convention for them as well. Pawmicon is an annual event where dogs get to assume the role of superheroes, or genre characters and then parade their unique looks to raise funds…

Newborn Barbary Lion Cubs Give Boost To Rare Lion Subspecies

A pair of rare Barbary Lion cubs born at a Czech Republic zoo park offer hope for a threatened lion subspecies that’s already extinct in the wild. The yet-to-be-named cubs were born on May 10th at the Dvur Kralove park, located in the Hradec Kralove region of Czechia. Closely guarded by her mother, Khalila, the…