The Petside Digest: This Week's Must-ReadsPublished April 29, 2011
An End to the Dog Wars...for Now: Jezebel
Last week, we brought you the story of the certainly despicable-sounding dogfighting app that was available for purchase via the Android Marketplace. Perhaps thanks to an unlikely team of celebrity powerhouses Alicia Silverstone and reformed dogfighter himself Michael Vick, the app has been taken down...at least for now. While some cite pressure from the public (including the celebrity duo), the game's creators insist that the app has been taken down in order for it to implement updates that improve gameplay. For the time being, animal lovers can be thankful that this app is temporarily off the market. One would only hope that the game's creators and its marketers could see what seems to be like a true error in judgment.
Pup Prepares for the Royal Wedding: PeoplePETS
On this day which marks the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate, how could we not share a story about a pup that's been preparing for this festive day? The good folks over at PeoplePETS posted a story the other day about Camilla the dog, a posh pooch with a tent fit for a princess that has been waiting to get a glimpse of the royal couple as they proceed past the English people. We can only hope that Camilla got her wish!
"Fishy" Smuggler Busted: New York Daily News
Yesterday, the New York Daily News broke a story about a smuggler that was busted last year for trying to import what the paper deems "'fish-zilla' snakeheads" into New York. The fish, which are seen as hazardous to the NY ecosystem, have been banned from being imported into the city for their potential to wreak havoc on the aquatic food chain if they were to somehow escape. The fish are a considered a delicacy in some Asian nations, and can be sold for a good price due to their absence in the area. The smuggler, Yong Hao Wu, faces up to four years in prison if convicted.
Happy Hairball Awareness Day...Huh?: PeoplePETS
You read it right: today is National Hairball Awareness Day. Some bloggers are celebrating by crafting their pet's hairballs into various shapes and forms. Are you celebrating this holiday? If so, we want to know how in a comment!
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Joshua
Joshua (pictured) is a Domestic Shorthair hailing from the NY area. He is already neutered, is up to date on all his shots, and is great with kids. Now all Joshua needs is a home! Help him out!