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    Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Author Rebecca Skloot to explore human-animal bond in new book for Crown

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    Contact: David Drake 212-782-9001; ddrake@randomhouse.com THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS AUTHOR REBECCA SKLOOT TO EXPLORE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND IN NEW BOOK FOR CROWN (New York, […]



    Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

    How to Prevent Obesity in Your Pet

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    Because of the flood of responses I got to yesterday’s post on The Insanity of the FDA Approved Obesity Drug for Dogs, I thought I’d start a series of follow up posts to answer the many questions I got by email and in the comments here.



    Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

    The Insanity of the FDA Approved Obesity Drug for Dogs

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    Slentrol, the FDA-approved obesity drug for dogs, really makes me cringe. Why? Because dogs don’t have eating disorders — their owners have feeding disorders.



    Sunday, October 25th, 2009

    Agoraphobia Service Monkey Lawsuit Rejected; Seizure Alert Ferret Kicked Out of Mall

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    Today was a big day for non-canine service animal news: Service ferret kicked out of mall; agoraphobia monkey suit rejected by courts. Follow on my New York Times Magazine article, Creature Comforts.



    Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

    “Seeing Eye Horse” – Good Morning America Segment on Non-Canine Service Animals Misses Key Issues

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    Good Morning America’s segment today on non-canine service animals was a classic oversimplification of a complex story that makes one of the most common media mistakes: it focuses on the quirk without getting into any of the serious issues involved.



    Sunday, March 8th, 2009

    Yet Another Disturbing Issue With Commercial Puppy Cloning — Surrogate Mother Abuse?

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    There are many well known ethical problems with companies selling clones of people’s pets, now here’s a new one: Surrogate mother abuse.



    Saturday, February 28th, 2009

    Producer Seeks Non-Canine Service Animal Users for Documentary Film

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    A documentary film is being planned based on my recent NYTimes Magazine story on the use of non-canine service animals. It’s producers are looking for subjects to interview.



    Thursday, February 12th, 2009

    The Amazing Bonny Skloot (April 1989 – Feb 7, 2009)

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    After a long amazing life that inspired millions and forced legal change on New York City, my dog Bonny passed away peacefully at home this weekend.



    Thursday, February 5th, 2009

    Massive Prehistoric Snake Ate Crocodiles; Today’s Snakes Eat Alligators Then Explode

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    In a fairly hilarious slip, yesterday a USA Today said researchers had found a 2500 foot snake fossil in Colombia. ¬†Uh, make that a 2500 […]



    Thursday, February 5th, 2009

    DOJ Withdraws ADA Changes That Would Ban Non-Canine Service Animals

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    The Department of Justice has withdrawn its proposed ADA regulations that would have banned the use of assistance monkeys, birds, miniature horses, etc.



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