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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
9:35 am
Puppy behaviour
Hi everyone,

I recently adopted 4 month old puppy and need to find a
really good behaviourist in my area. My puppy is
terribly shy and scared of everything. I tried to put
a collar on her so she gets used walks once the weather
Improves and she went nuts then followed by hiding and
sulking. She goes crazy and hides when I even try to
attach the leash to the collar. I have never had a puppy
like this so I need professional assistance.
Can anyone recommend a good trainer in the Markham, Stouffville,
Richmond hill area?
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
12:50 pm
So I recently purchased a guinea pig, and am looking to get a playpen for her. Ideally it'd be about 6 feet by 2 feet in a rectangular shape, but I like the idea of interlocking plates or bendable walls so the shape can change (I change my room around once or twice a year, to freshen things up). Pet stores are charging 40 plus dollars for their play pens :s I'm not handy enough to build one out of chicken wire, plus I'd want something free standing anyways. Any suggestions? Anyone got an extra play pen they can part with?
Saturday, June 14th, 2008
11:16 pm
It's time to make animals matter!
Hey everyone! I invite you all to please come to our benefit concert, to benefit the World Society for the Protection of Animals. If you have free time on Sunday, June 22nd, head to Brampton for an afternoon/evening of fun, games, music, and  common concern for the welfare of animals! We have plenty of exciting things in store.

The Human Zoo

Time and Place

Date: Sunday, June 22, 2008
Time: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: RAXX Entertainment Complex
Street: 370 Main St. N (Hwy #10 - Main and Vodden)
City/Town: Brampton, ON

For only $2, you can help protect animals and enjoy:

-a concert of 6 local indie bands including A Tool Tribute, DAME, Propp*aganda, Red Roses Black, Jessie Leigh, plus a surprise band!
-petitions available for signing
face painting will be offered for the children
-henna tattoos and card reading
-games on site
-several valuable prizes will be raffled off, with proceeds going to the charity. These include: private photography sessions, jewelry sets, CDs, and 4 incredible new-wave bicycles that fold-up to the size of a briefcase.

band merchandise will be available for purchase, and special animal-themed drinks and food items will be on the menu, with a portion of the proceeds going to the cause
WSPA materials will be on hand for reading, and petitions will be available for signing. As well, The Toronto Wildlife Center will make an appearance with some animal “touchables”, and will talk about their “Lights Out” campaign.

A suggestion box will be in place for anyone who would like to contribute ideas and suggestions to stop such abysmal problems as shark finning, bear baiting, the dolphin slaughter, whaling, the seal hunt, long line fishing, bear farming, the fur trade, poaching of exotics, and virtually any animal-related atrocity in existence.

Please come out and help support this worthwhile event. You won’t be disappointed!! A donation of $2 is appreciated in place of admission.

For those unable to attend, donations can be made on-line by going to: www.reallywildevents.ca/makeanimalsmatter

Please visit http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewevent.asp?AuthorID=4410&id=11416 for more information.


Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
5:22 pm
Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
9:28 pm
food recall.

Current Mood: awake
Monday, April 23rd, 2007
1:31 am
Your Mommy Kills Animals

The Bloor Cinema
Monday, April 23 9:15 PM
Wednesday, April 25 11:30 PM

More info
Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
9:25 am
stop animal testing
Animal testing, also known as vivisection, is continuing worldwide despite efforts to stop cruel experiments and replace them with humane alternatives that do not involve animals. Over 100 million animals are killed every year in experiments but that number is probably much higher due to incomplete records. In Canada, over 2 million animals were used in experiments in 2004. When humane alternatives exist, why does this madness continue?

Join W@H on April 14th for a public awareness demonstration about animal testing as we kick off our anti-vivisection campaign. Help us educate the public on buying cruelty-free products and on learning about why animal testing is just plain bad science.

WHEN: Saturday April 14, 2007
WHERE: Dundas Square, Yonge & Dundas, Toronto

TIME: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Posters and leaflets provided.

Be sure to check out W@H's appearance on last week's Animal Voices radio show on 89.5 FM! We spent the hour talking about the Canadian seal hunt and the activism surrounding it. You can listen to the archived show on http://www.animalvoices.ca

If you would like to volunteer with W@H, please get in touch with us for a volunteer application. We are currently seeking passionate, dedicated people who will be able to assist us with upcoming campaigns and events. This promises to be a very busy summer with lots of exciting stuff that will be announced soon!

We heart animals,
Sunday, March 18th, 2007
3:06 pm
dog sitter?
I'm looking to go away in April and I was wondering if any can recommend a good dog sitter / pet hotel in the Brampton / Mississauga area?
Personal experience would be best.

Thursday, February 8th, 2007
7:19 pm
fur demos this saturday
got this in the mail, for people in the toronto area:

This weekend, we join up with ARK II and bring you two anti-fur demonstrations
on Saturday in honor of National Anti-Fur Day! Details for both demos are
below. Join us for both demonstrations to show Canada that wearing, buying, or using fur in any way is unacceptable!

Demo 1:

WHEN: Saturday February 10, 2007
TIME: 12 PM - 1 PM
WHERE: Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor St. West

This year marks the 18th annual National Anti-Fur Day for ARK II. 22 cities in 6
provinces have planned events. We are please to be joined by local activists,
Wild @ Heart ( wildatheart-online) for this peaceful anti-fur
demonstration outside Holt Renfrew (50 Bloor St. W).

We welcome fellow activists, volunteers, members and local animals rights groups
to join in this demonstration in support of National Anti-Fur Day. There will be
signs, literature and campaign materials on hand for distribution.

ARK II Dramatists for Truth will perform a "Cruelty-Free Fashion Show" to
showcase non-animal based garments to the public. To join in the performance,
please contact us in advance.

Please contact Helen Prancic for more information: 416 536 2308

Demo 2:
'Fur Is Criminal!'

On National Anti-Fur Day, come out and help W@H educate consumers about what's wrong with the gruesome Canadian fur industry!

WHEN: Saturday February 10, 2007
WHERE: Fashion Crimes/Pam Chorley, 322 Queen St. West
TIME: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Posters and leaflets provided.

For the animals,

Current Mood: thirsty
Wednesday, December 27th, 2006
11:33 pm
wild at heart
Hello everybody!

We hope you are enjoying your holiday season!

Wild At Heart and ARK-ii have just learned that there is a large 3-day annual
fur sale going on at the Park Hyatt in Toronto. The last day of the sale is
tomorrow, December 28th, which gives us just enough time to do an anti-fur
demonstration and let anyone attending the sale that it is never okay to wear,
buy or use fur! At the heavily-advertised sale, they will be offering mink,
coyote, fox, and chincilla coats at discounted Boxing Day prices.

Demo Details:
When: Thursday December 28th
Time: Noon til DARK!
Where: The Park Hyatt Hotel, 4 Avenue Road (Bloor and Avenue), Toronto
Meet us in front of the Park Hyatt. We will be there all day! Posters and
leaflets are provided.

Action Alert:

Kleen Media is sponsoring the sale. Please send them a polite email letting them
know what is wrong with fur and why they should no longer sponsor this event.

We are continuing with our Fashion Crimes campaign and as usual, we will be out
on Saturday afternoon demonstrating in front of Pam Chorley's Fashion Crimes
over her use of fur in her Winter collection. We will be there every day
Saturday all winter long until Pam signs our Fur Free Pledge.
When: Saturday December 30th
Where: Fashion Crimes, 322 Queen St West
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Meet: 2:15 PM in front of Fashion Crimes

Posters and leaflets provided!

Stay warm,

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
11:35 pm
wild at heart
Hello activists!
This week W@H is having two anti-fur demonstrations for the busy holiday shopping season! Are you as disturbed as we are by the amount of fur and fur-trim products you have seen this winter? Raise your voice, take action, and join us for some anti-fur campaigning!

Candlelight Vigil For Fur Victims
Every year, 2 million animals in Canada lose their lives on fur farms and in leghold traps for the fur industry. Over 40 million animals around the world are murdered yearly for their fur. Please join Wild At Heart for a nighttime demonstration and candlelight vigil in memory of those who lose their lives for human vanity.
When: Friday December 15
Where: 322 Queen St West, in front of Fashion Crimes
When: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meet: 6:45 PM
Posters, leaflets, and candles provided.

Fur Is Criminal! Fashion Crimes Demo
Local designer Pam Chorley has persisted in using fur in her designs. Join us in telling her that wearing, using, and selling fur is never acceptable!
When: Saturday December 16
Where: 322 Queen St West, in front of Fashion Crimes
When: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Meet: 2:00 PM
Posters and leaflets provided.

Wild At Heart would like wish everyone a beautiful holiday season!

Thursday, November 30th, 2006
7:50 pm
Toronto clothing designer and owner of Fashion Crimes on Queen Street West, Pam Chorley, has bloodied her hands this season by including fur in almost all of her winter collection. Fur trim, fur capelets, and even fur gloves have
destroyed the beauty of Pam's clothing and have turned her store into a
graveyard of dead animals.

Wild At Heart is asking Pam to become a compassionate designer and to sign our fur-free pledge. We would like her to pull the fur products from her shelves and swear off using any fur in future collections. It doesn't take a creative genius to skin an animal alive for fashion!

Our Fashion Crimes campaign is kicking off this weekend with an anti-fur
demonstration in front of Pam's store. Take action with W@H and stand up for
animals who are dying right this moment for designers like Pam Chorley!

Where: Fashion Crimes, 322 Queen St West, Toronto
When: Saturday December 2
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Meet: 2:00 PM, in front of Fashion Crimes
Posters and leaflets provided.

Stay tuned in the next few days for action alerts about our new Fashion Crimes
campaign! It's time that all designers make the compassionate choice to create
cruelty-free clothing!

Head out and grab this week's issue of NOW Magazine (it's free!) which includes an article on Wild At Heart's marathon 36 hour 'Chained Dog' demonstration! You can also read the article, see a photo, and listen to audio clips from the interview here:

Are you on Myspace? If so, add us up at

See you on Saturday,

wild at heart.

Current Mood: anxious
Friday, November 17th, 2006
12:49 am
give animals a voice.
i've decided not to post with this livejournal anymore, i'll be deleting it soon, but i'm merging it with my regular lj, lifenaturelovex & joining again under that name. i've also made a new animal rights/veg*nism community, animal_voices, so i hope you come join! it's only starting out right now, but i hope you give it a chance :)

JOIN animal_voices

also, would this community like to be affliates?

Current Mood: anxious
Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
12:01 pm
looking for a bearded dragon
Firstly, I'm looking for a second bearded dragon to be a cage mate to my current beardy. The required dragon should be healthy, happy, friendly, definately female (I should be able to confirm) and as close to 12 and a quarter inches as possible. I can only afford a minimal fee, so I'm looking to adopt.
I have a 3 foot by 2 foot tank with all kinds of amenities (we jokingly refer to it as the lizard condo) and my girl gets fed crickets and buk choy everyday, plus butter worms and things like grapes for treats every now and then. So rest assured that the adopted dragon will be well loved and well taken care of.

Secondly, I'm sure you all know about the Everything Under The Sun pet shop seizure by now. The humane society has recieved the animals (they arent up for adoption yet though) so the shelter is practically overflowing. So if you're looking for a pet, please check out the THS first.
Saturday, July 22nd, 2006
4:47 am
HSUS Pet Overpopulation Estimates
Number of cats and dogs entering shelters each year:
6-8 million (HSUS estimate)

Number of cats and dogs euthanized by shelters each year:
3-4 million (HSUS estimate)

Number of cats and dogs adopted from shelters each year:
3-4 million (HSUS estimate)

Number of cats and dogs reclaimed by owners from shelters each year:
Between 600,000 and 750,000 -- 30% of dogs and 2-5% of cats entering shelters (HSUS estimate)

Number of animal shelters in the United States:
Between 4,000 and 6,000 (HSUS estimate)

Percentage of dogs in shelters who are purebred:
25% (HSUS estimate)

Average number of litters a fertile cat can produce in one year:

Average number of kittens in a feline litter:

In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats.

Average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year:

Average number of puppies in a canine litter:

In six years, one female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs.

Mississauga Spay/Neuter Clinic
5120 Dixie Road
Mississauga, ON
Phone: (905) 282-0002

Monday, June 26th, 2006
11:25 am
New doggy issue
I have a concern about my new dog and thought maybe you guys can help me out.
I adopted my new girl from a Toronto shelter on June 17th and she's a wonderful girl. I'm totally inlove with her. Everything is great with her just one thing I'm having trouble getting her to do.
She just won't poo or pee in the back yard.
She only goes when I walk her. After days of working with her she finally pees in the morning but still no poo. She holds it for hours and I still can't get her to poo. I even resorted to bringing back her poo after our walks and placing it in the yard and showing her and praising her. She sees it sniffs it looks at me and I praise her but she still won't go do it days later. What do I do?
I don't know how to get her to understand that it's ok to go in the yard. Any one have a similar problem or can give me some pionters?
Wednesday, May 31st, 2006
1:35 am
Sarah Kramer book signing!!!!!!!!!!
Who: Sarah Kramer. Author of: La dolce vegan, How it all vegan,
and The garden of vegan.

Where: The Cookbook Store
850 Yonge Street at Yorkville Avenue

When: Saturday June 3rd at 2pm

Bonus: Free treats from: The new moon kitchen and she'll be at the
Cadillac Lounge to watch The Jane Show(9:30) on the big screen.
Friday, May 26th, 2006
7:48 pm
Put your money where your (dog's) mouth is!
The Banned Aid Coalition has been fighting the Ontario government for the past year and a half on behalf of ALL dog owners and they have been successful.

Public awareness of the dangers of Bill 132 has increased dramatically, media organizations are starting to understand the greater ramifications of legislation that punishes law-abiding citizens, and the best lawyer in the country has just finished arguing the legislation's constitutionality in Ontario's Superior Court, a first for Canada!

What does this mean to the average dog owner?

If the legal challenge is successful, governments across Canada will be discouraged from creating arbitrary, discriminatory, and unfair laws against dog owners. Precedent will have been set, experts will have testified, and arguments will have been made (and won) to help protect all responsible dog owners in the country. All of this information and testimony will be available to ensure that communities will consider dog owners as a large block of voters with a unified voice who will NOT sit back and watch their freedoms and their right to enjoy their pets be stripped away.

Success means that you won't be the next person to be forced to muzzle or sterilize your dog because of the way it looks.

Success means that the authorities won't be able to enter your home and seize your dog simply because your neighbour doesn't like you.

Success means that you won't be forced to prove the breed of your dog in order to keep it alive.

Success means that you will have the choice to buy, adopt, or rescue any breed you wish, instead of having the government decide which breed is right for you!

Most members of Banned Aid do NOT own breeds targeted and banned by the Ontario government. They simply recognize the danger of allowing a government to start on this path.

This legal challenge has cost, and is still costing, a lot of money. In the case of an appeal, it will cost even more.

There are approximately six million dogs in this country, living in at least a million or two households. A combined effort by dog owners to support this legal challenge would require very little money from each individual, in reality not even a dollar!

The Banned Aid Coalition is fighting for you and your dog(s). Please reward these efforts by supporting them financially. All members are volunteers. Most materials and supplies are donated by supportive organizations or by the volunteers themselves. Every penny raised goes to fund the legal challenge.

One dollar, ten dollars, or a hundred. It doesn't matter. What matters is that every dog owner in this country needs to stand up and be counted, BEFORE they come for YOUR dog!

Please make your cheque payable to Ruby and Edwardh and mail it to:

Ruby & Edwardh
11 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, Ont.
M5R 1B2

IMPORTANT: Please indicate on the envelope and on the cheque memo line that the money is for the BANNED AID LEGAL FUND.

If you would prefer to donate online using PayPal, simply go to:

AFTU Donation Page at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr


DLCC Donation Page at http://www.doglegislationcouncilcanada.org/donate.html

For those of you who have already helped, the dogs of Ontario and the rest of Canada thank you!

Thursday, May 25th, 2006
3:03 am
Brigadier's Law

Dan Sandor is actively working on "Brigadier's Law", an amendment to the Criminal Code of Canada to include protection for Law Enforcement Animals in response to the deliberate killing of Toronto Police horse "Brigadier" on Feb 24, 2006 in the City of Toronto.  An online petition earlier this year was VERY succesful and the wording of the amendment to the Criminal Code has been drafted and the first reading of the bill is expected in the House of Commons in a few months.  For more information on "BRIGADIER'S LAW" visit brigadierslaw.ca

Police Mount "Brigadier

sign the petition: http://www.torontohumanesociety.com/petitions/brigadier.asp

Friday, May 5th, 2006
5:07 am
searching for LARGE rabbit cage or hutch
i'm looking for a large rabbit cage or hutch since my rabbit is outgrowing his cage. i've already checked the obvious places like petsmart, super pets etc and find them to be slightly overpriced. i'm basically looking for a cage or hutch that will cost me less tahn $200 and will be a safe and comfortable environment for my bunny.
it needs to be
- LARGE (at least 3.5feet in length,1.5feet in width, 2feet in height)
- no wiring bottom or VERY small wired bottoms so his feet can't get caught or cause him soreness from standing
- MUST have a slid out tray for the pine-shavings
- obviously must have a door where he can exit or be taken out and so on
- hutches must have a "hideaway" area with wood bottom

if anyone knows a place that sells cheaper/custom cages or hutches in toronto or the GTA i'd appreciate it if you let me know. or if you have one at home that you are willing to sell to me i'd love that too!

thanks in advance!
(from me and my rabbit cadbury!)

xposted to TORONTO LJ
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