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Latest Nestle Ad Campaign Is Going To The Dogs

On Friday, Nestle launched a new dog food commercial in Germany geared to canine sensibilities. The 23 second spot features "squeaky noises" and a high-pitch tone that only dogs can hear.
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Back-Porch Beekeepers Take Honey Hyperlocal

One of the spinoffs of the go-green movement has been do-it-yourself beekeeping, and it's beginning to swarm. Weekend Edition food commentator Bonny Wolf has the buzz.
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Chicago-Area Skunk Population Raises A Stink

Though the Illinois Department of Natural Resources can only guess at the number of skunks in the state by counting roadkill, officials and residents of Chicago say they see — and smell — a dramatic increase in the number of skunks.
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Cats Rule At New Cage-Free Shelter

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The Animal Welfare League has opened a newly renovated, cage-free shelter for cats in Olde Towne Gaithersburg, hoping to increase the rate of adoptions by creating a more relaxed environment for both the animals and potential adopters.

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Texas Authorities Find Massive Shark Kill

This past weekend, wildlife officials in Texas came across a huge illegal fishing operation. They found about 3,000 dead sharks, tangled in miles of nets off the coast. Michele Norris talks with Sgt. James Dunks with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department who found the sharks.
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Parvo Outbreak Shuts Down Dog Shelter

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An outbreak of Parvo amongst stray dogs in Washington County, Maryland has caused shelters to restrict the intake of new dogs.

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Farmers And Ranchers Reach Out To Talk To Consumers

After years of avoiding sticky topics like antibiotic use in livestock, an industry-initiated dialogue aimed at transparency, nobody things it will resolve all the controversial issues. But it's a start.
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Zebra And Cattle Make Good Lunch Partners, Researchers Say

In Africa, some ranchers shoot wildlife to keep them from eating the grass out from under their cattle. But it turns out some wildlife, like zebra, actually help cattle graze — by clearing fibrous grass stalks away and promoting the new shoot growth that cows crave.
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Toronto Restricts Sales Of Cats And Dogs

The City Council voted unanimously to ban pet shops from selling dogs and cats unless the animals come from shelters or rescue groups. The move comes after authorities seized more than 500 dogs from a Quebec puppy mill.

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