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NEW DOG IN YOUR LIFE? YOUR PANDEMIC PUPPY HELPS FAMILIES RAISE
 A HAPPY POOCH IN THE AGE OF COVID
 
New Book is an Essential Guide to Dog Ownership in Exceptional Times
 
 
(Lomira, WI, JAN 11, 2021) – If there’s any upside to the pandemic of 2020, it’s that American families from coast to coast have been welcoming new canine companions into their lives at an unprecedented rate, making the most of their unexpected extra time at home.
There’s no denying the joy of adding a playful pup to the family. But are you prepared to train, raise, and care for a puppy? What will happen when the kids return to school and you go back to work?
“Becoming a dog owner in the midst of a global pandemic brings special challenges,” writes veterinarian Dr. Marty Greer, author of Your Pandemic Puppy: Finding and Raising a Well-Adjusted Dog During COVID-19 (Revodana Publishing, November 2020). “All of us are left wondering just what dog ownership will look like in the future.”
Your Pandemic Puppy is an indispensable guide to finding, rearing, and owning a well-adjusted dog at a time of restrictions on everything from veterinary appointments and dog-training classes to puppy play dates.
The 178-page paperback offers up-to-the-minute information on every aspect of a pup’s physical and mental well-being. Dr. Greer explores topics such as selecting a puppy, what items you will need, housebreaking and crate training, socialization, commands, traveling, feeding and grooming, veterinary care, and medical emergencies.
Your Pandemic Puppy makes an especially suitable gift for anyone considering adopting or fostering a dog during the holiday season. It is the latest release from Revodana Publishing LLC, a specialty house focusing on fine dog books.
Marty Greer, DVM, JD, is co-founder of Veterinary Village, a veterinary practice in Brownsville, Wisconsin, and director of veterinary services for Revival Animal Health. She specializes in canine pediatrics and reproduction and advocates for “Fear Free” practices.
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Saturday, 23 January 2021 17:29

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

January 23, 2021

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Gino Sassani - Lost World Reptiles - Tampa, FL

Producer - Lexi Adams

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Shannon Bex is the Chief Communications Officer of Vooks, nationally acclaimed performing artist as a singer, dancer, choreographer and a multi-platinum recording artist will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 1/23/21 at 5pm ET to discuss the benefits of Vooks 

Oregon Trail of Dreams is owned and operated by Rachael Scdoris. Rachael is a world-renowned athlete and had her first Iditarod finish in 2006. She will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 1/23/21 at 630pm ET to chat about sledding...

Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
 
Bend, OR – January 19, 2021 – Two local companies from Bend, OR are joining forces for the highly anticipated 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, which is set to kick off on January 29th in Jackson Hole Wyoming. Alpine Outfitters, makers of handcrafted and high-quality gear for working and active dogs, will be sponsoring Mount Bachelor’s Oregon Trail of Dreams sled dog team by providing them with gear for the upcoming race.
 
Beginning in Jackson, WY this premier “stage” format sled dog race is hosted by the area’s local communities. Teams race on public lands of the Bridger-Teton, Shoshone, & Caribou-Targhee National Forests, competing for $165,000 in prize money & the elusive title of “Stage Stop Champion.” The Pedigree® Stage Stop Race, now in its 26th year, intends to move forward following all federal, state, and local COVID-19 public health guidelines. Learn more at: https://www.wyomingstagestop.org
 
"Headquartered and manufactured in Bend, OR, Alpine Outfitters is a long-time supporter of Oregon Trail of Dreams," states Bruce Stegmaier, Owner of Alpine Outfitters, “Our gear and equipment is great for all dog-powered outdoor activities and adventures, including mushing with working sled dogs.  All of our products are tested locally and around the world with both a dog and person’s comfort and safety in mind, as well as to maximize performance and durability.”
 
Oregon Trail of Dreams is best known for giving their customers a wonderful experience providing sled dog tours at Mt. Bachelor. Founded by the well-known and admired American dog musher, Rachael Scdoris, and her dad, Jerry Scdoris; Oregon Trails of Dreams consists of a professional team of guides that have more than 100 years of combined experience to provide guests with an unforgettable, fun and safe experience. In 2006, Rachael became the first legally blind person to complete the 1,049+ mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across the U.S. state of Alaska. She is well known in the sled dog world and a local community of Bend celebrity.
 
“My father and I are unable to participate in this year’s Stage Stop Race due to a few unforeseen circumstances. However, we are thrilled to announce that Rafael Nelson, our dear friend and a trusted employee at Trail of Dreams, will be taking on the race with our dogs!” expresses Rachael Scdoris.
 
Rafael is a charismatic 29-year old man who lives in Bend Oregon. He’s a 2nd year musher and has a real passion and talent for driving sled dogs. Rafael guides rafting trips on the Rogue River in the summer and sledding trips at Mt. Bachelor in the winter. Four years ago, he learned how to run dogs at the Scdoris kennel in Oregon. The race team has been having great training runs with ATVs through the Oregon Badlands Wilderness Area this year. Jerry, Rachael’s father, will be accompanying Rafael to the start of the race and will be his support person throughout the seven-day event.
 
Rafael says, “I’m excited to get my team out on the beautiful Wyoming trails and see what they can do. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with some of the amazing dog people I met last year and seeing some new faces.”
 
“Bend, Oregon is such a beautiful destination and we are so proud to be part of this unique and supportive community,” says Bruce from Alpine Outfitters, “We look forward to sponsoring the incredible Oregon Trail of Dreams team for this very exciting event. The race is on!”  
 
Learn more and shop at Alpine Outfitters: https://www.alpineoutfitters.net/ and for Oregon Trail of Dreams, visit www.mtbachelor.com and select Resort Activities.
 
 
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Tuesday, 19 January 2021 17:12

Lawsuit Filed to Restore Bird Protections

Lawsuit Filed to Restore Bird Protections

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Kentucky Warblers are among the hundreds of bird species that benefit from a strong Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Photo by Frode Jacobsen

(Washington, D.C., January 19, 2021) A coalition of national environmental groups filed litigation (Case Number: 1:21-cv-00448) today challenging the current Administration's move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The litigants include American Bird Conservancy, Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The move challenges a new rule by the outgoing Administration that greatly weakens essential protections provided by the MBTA. This rule comes at a time when scientists have raised alarm over the loss of 3 billion North American birds during the past 50 years. It would end enforcement against “incidental take” of birds ― the predictable and preventable killing of birds by industrial practices. The Administration seeks to codify this in spite of the fact that last August, a federal judge struck down this opinion.

“We urge President-elect Biden to quickly eliminate this threat to migratory birds and act to establish a permitting system to reduce preventable mortality,” said Steve Holmer, Vice President of Government Relations for American Bird Conservancy (ABC). “Congress can support this effort by passing the Migratory Bird Protection Act.

“Last fall, a federal court overturned the Administration’s reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that ended decades of enforcement and let industry off the hook for killing birds,” said Holmer. “Today’s lawsuit challenges a federal rule based on the same bad reasoning.”

The outgoing Administration continues to argue that the law applies only to the intentional killing of birds and not “incidental” killing from industrial activities activities that kill millions of birds every year, such as oil spills and electrocutions on power lines. This reinterpretation was first put in place in December 2017 through a legal opinion from the Interior Department.

Citing To Kill a Mockingbird, U.S. District Court Judge Valerie Caproni wrote that “if the Department of the Interior has its way, many Mockingbirds and other migratory birds that delight people and support ecosystems throughout the country will be killed without legal consequence.” In rejecting the Administration’s opinion, the court noted that the MBTA makes it unlawful to kill birds “by any means whatever or in any manner” — thus the Administration's interpretation violates the plain language of the statute.

“Implementation of this rule will result in the needless killing of birds at a time when many bird species desperately need our help,” said ABC President Mike Parr. “It’s always our preference to solve problems without lawsuits, but the egregious nature of this rule requires nothing less.”

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American Bird Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. With an emphasis on achieving results and working in partnership, we take on the greatest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on rapid advancements in science to halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation. Find us on abcbirds.orgFacebookInstagram, and Twitter (@ABCbirds).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shannon Bex is the Chief Communications Officer of Vooks, which she co-founded with her brother, Marshall Bex IV, and Russell Hirtzel. Armed with extensive knowledge of the music industry, marketing, branding and contracts, Bex is a dedicated team player whose unique expertise is a perfect complement to Marshall’s keen sense for storytelling.

Before joining Vooks, Bex served as Label President of Double Platinum Inc., where she was responsible for overseeing the brand’s websites, social media platforms, imaging, and photo shoots; reviewing licensing deals and contracts for increased business opportunities; tracking budget and spending; planning national tours; creating performance sets; and managing team travel accommodations, among others. During this time, she also worked as Project Manager and Brand Developer for Mode Adjust, a creative agency founded by Marshall, managing projects, producing shoots, developing pitches, and collaborating with clients to bring their visions to life.

In addition to being a savvy executive with a wealth of experience and strong business acumen, Bex is a multi-platinum recording artist and former member of the Billboard chart-topping group Danity Kane, which she performed with after being handpicked for the group as a contestant on Season 3 of MTV’s “Making The Band.” Under the guidance of mogul and mentor Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bex gained hands-on experience in the business side of the music industry, reviewing licensing deals and contracts, completing PR training through Atlantic Records and managing brand development, while touring, performing, and recording with Danity Kane. Her other entertainment credentials include performing as one-half of the acclaimed indie duo Dumblonde, whose work was recognized by the legendary Rolling Stone Magazine; and finishing as the top female finalist on NBC’s music competition series “Fame.”

Since 2019, Bex has served as an official member on the Forbes Communications Council, lending the group her invaluable insight from more than two decades in the industry as a panel expert.

VOOKS

Vooks is a new streaming platform that is unlike any other streaming service available today by adding movement and sound to original storybook art. Vooks is a new way to experience stories, and the only streaming service that was designed to connect families, engage kids, and even boost reading skills.

Vooks was started in 2018 by Marshall Bex, Russell Hirtzel and Shannon Bex. This platform gives parents a piece of mind about what their children are watching by being a 100% kid friendly, ad-free, age appropriate streaming platform. Teachers are using Vooks to help teach kids to read and using the lesson plans provided to help kids digest the story. Vooks is only a few years old and already has over a million users in 175 different countries!



Benefits of Vooks

· Vooks Inspires a Love of Reading

· It boosts a child's development and literacy

· Vooks promotes attention and focus

· Encourages Meaningful Family Connection

· Each title provides creative, imaginative content

· Compelling Stories and Engaging Illustrations

· Thoughtful Pacing

More Importantly-

· Vooks guarantees kid-safe + ad free stories

· It is Affordable and Convenient

· (Parents Get Free 30-day Trial; Teachers get it one Year Free)

· Proven to be a helpful tool for parents and educators during pandemic -With the pandemic removing children from schools, 40% of children between ages three to five do not receive the social-emotional and cognitive stimulation at home that the classroom experience provides.

Shannon Bex, Co-Founder, CCO

After High School, Shannon followed her dreams of becoming a performer. She went on to become a nationally acclaimed performing artist as a singer, dancer, choreographer and a multi-platinum recording artist. Shannon left the entertainment industry to co-found Vooks with her brother, Marshall and friend Russell Hirtzel. Shannon took her experiences from the music industry and uses all that she has learned to help with the success of Vooks. As Chief Communications Officer, Shannon creates, develops, and maintains relationships with authors, illustrators and publishers. Shannon believes in bringing the love of reading to children at a young age!

HOW TO WATCH

Vooks flagship titles include "Allegro," "Courageous People who Changed the World," "Cinderella," and the Kate Winslet narrated pandemic book "And the People Stayed Home." And for the holidays, the platform is featuring "T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games," and "The Nutcracker," among others. But, fans of Curious George will also find some titles there too such as "Curious George Says Thank You" and "Curious George Plants a Tree."
Saturday, 16 January 2021 17:13

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

January 16, 2021

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Devin Leech

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Holly Sizemore, Chief Mission Officer for Best Friends will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 1/16/21 at 5pm ET to discuss their animal sanctuary 

Nicholas Arrivo Managing Attorney, Wildlife for The HSUS will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 1/16/21 at 620pm ET to discuss the Trump administration’s rule that removed Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETTY WHITE # 99

Holly Sizemore, Chief Mission Officer

Holly Sizemore entered the animal welfare world in 1991 when she discovered a colony of community cats eating near a restaurant dumpster. The experience inspired her to co-found the first trap-neuter-return (TNR) organization in Utah (Community Animal Welfare Society, located in Salt Lake City) and she co-led that organization as a volunteer for more than 10 years.

In 2000, Holly joined No More Homeless Pets in Utah and served the organization in a variety of roles, ending with Executive Director from 2007 to 2010. While at No More Homeless Pets in Utah, she created and implemented some of the first comprehensive, targeted community cat public-private partnerships with Utah shelters. During her tenure, more than 100,000 lives were saved across the state in Utah shelters, thanks to the efforts of No More Homeless Pets in Utah and its many partners.

In 2010, Holly took a national role at Best Friends and has provided leadership support and stewarded growth in these areas: animal care at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the Best Friends Network, community cat programs, and puppy mill, cat and pit bull initiatives. In her current role as Chief Mission Officer, Holly oversees the areas of national programs, national no-kill advancement, and legislative and advocacy efforts. A member of Best Friends’ senior leadership team, she feels very lucky to be able to work with the teams at Best Friends who are dedicated to scaling up and sustaining the programs that will help create a no-kill country by 2025.

Holly’s leadership has focused on growing and improving upon many of the early innovative no-kill programs and tactics implemented throughout Utah, including comprehensive shelter-focused community cat programs, large-scale adoption events, targeted spay/neuter, open adoption policies, community collaboration, data analysis efforts to steer lifesaving, legislative reform, widespread marketing and awareness efforts, effective change and conflict management strategies, and public-private partnerships that involve working side-by-side with shelter partners. The shelter-focused community cat programs have evolved into one of the most effective, efficient and transformational tools in a community’s journey toward no-kill, and Holly is most proud of seeing how use of this model is growing exponentially throughout the U.S.

Holly holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington. She and her husband share their home with a few former community cats and one adopted dog. Holly believes that we will achieve our common goal of achieving no-kill nationwide by 2025 through the right balance of warrior resolve, patient persistence and true collaboration.

Press Release

Groups challenge Trump administration over gray wolf delisting

Response to outgoing administration removing Endangered Species Act protections from the gray wolf  
 
 

Today six environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s rule that removed Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states except for a small population of Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made its decision despite the science that concludes wolves are still functionally extinct in the vast majority of their former range across the continental U.S.

Earthjustice filed the lawsuit on behalf of Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, National Parks Conservation Association, Oregon Wild and the Humane Society of the United States

“This is no ‘Mission Accomplished’ moment for wolf recovery,” said Kristen Boyles, Earthjustice attorney. “Wolves are only starting to get a toehold in places like Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, and wolves need federal protection to explore habitat in the Southern Rockies and the Northeast. This delisting decision is what happens when bad science drives bad policy.”

Nicholas Arrivo, managing attorney for the Humane Society of the United States, said, "The delisting we've challenged today represents the latest chapter in the sad saga of the Fish and Wildlife Service's failure to do its duty to protect and ensure the recovery of wolves under the Endangered Species Act. We're confident that the court will strike down this illegal decision and restore the federal protections needed to give America's wolves a genuine opportunity to recover."

“Stripping protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48—before they have fully recovered and in the middle of a wildlife extinction crisis—was based on politics, not science,” said Bonnie Rice, endangered species campaign representative at the Sierra Club. “Gray wolves are still missing from vast areas of the country. Without Endangered Species protections, wolves just starting to return to places like California and the Pacific Northwest will be extremely vulnerable. Wolves are critical to maintaining the balance of natural systems and we are committed to fighting for their full recovery.” 

“We hope this lawsuit finally sets the wolf on a path to true recovery,” said Collette Adkins, carnivore conservation director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Restoring federal protections would allow further recovery in places like California, which is home now to just a single pack of wolves. Without federal protections, the future of gray wolves rests in the hands of state governments, many of which, like Utah and South Dakota, are hostile to wolf recovery.”

“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s decision to remove Endangered Species Act protection from gray wolves in the lower-48 states threatens populations just beginning to make a comeback in national parks,” said Bart Melton, wildlife program director for the National Parks Conservation Association. “After decades of absence, gray wolves are starting to re-inhabit park landscapes in Oregon, Washington, California, and Colorado. However, these populations are far from recovered. Rather than working alongside communities to support the return of wolves, the administration unlawfully said, ‘good enough’ and removed ESA protections. We are hopeful the court will reinstate these protections.”  

“It is far too premature to declare wolves recovered and to strip protections from them in the Western two-thirds of Oregon,” said Danielle Moser, wildlife program coordinator for Oregon Wild. “Removing wolves from the endangered species list would turn their management entirely over to Oregon’s embattled Department of Fish and Wildlife, which continues to push for hunting and trapping of the state’s already fragile wolf population.” 

“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared a premature victory with its reckless decision to strip gray wolves of federal ESA protections,” said Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO with Defenders of Wildlife. “This decision, if it stands, will short circuit gray wolf recovery, limit the range available to wolf packs, and subject wolves to fragmented state laws, some with hostile anti-wolf policies. Defenders is challenging this decision in court and pushing the agency to reinstate needed legal protections.”

Background

Gray wolf recovery in the United States should be an American conservation success story. Once found nationwide, gray wolves were hunted, trapped, and poisoned for decades; by 1967 there were fewer than 1,000 wolves in one isolated part of the upper Midwest. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protected gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act in 1978. Today there are recovering wolf populations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho; wolves have begun to inhabit Washington, Oregon, and California; and unclaimed wolf habitat remains in states like Maine, Colorado and Utah.

Last year, 1.8 million Americans submitted comments opposing delisting. Additionally, 86 members of Congress (in both the House and Senate), 100 scientists, 230 businesses, Dr. Jane Goodall from the Jane Goodall Institute, and 367 veterinary professionals all submitted letters opposing the wolf delisting plan. Even the scientific peer reviews commissioned by the Fish and Wildlife Service itself found that the agency’s proposal ignored science and appeared to come to a predetermined conclusion, with inadequate scientific support.

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