Adventures in Dog Exploitation- First World Edition

Published September 17, 2014 by delia1979

Dogpaddling Through Life

Thanks to social media, we now can watch lots of videos of cute dogs and cats doing incredibly funny things.

But some of those videos make me cringe.

Spider dog, Warsaw (photo found everywhere on the internet) Spider dog, Warsaw (photo found everywhere on the internet)

Let’s review the latest craze- the videos of a dog in a spider costume scaring people. I am hoping those are staged, because I keep thinking it will only be a matter of time before somebody grabs a weapon (or pulls out a firearm) and causes irreparable harm to that dog.

I mean, really? Did NOBODY else think of that?

The guy that filmed this hails from Warsaw, and he told BBC News about, “his mission to change Polish culture, his obsession with taunting the Polish police and just how far he will go for an adrenaline rush.”

NOW do you see why I might be worried?

This phenomenon of cute animal social media videos has helped…

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Horsemeat included in Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU

Published October 28, 2013 by delia1979

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog

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Canada’s livestock and meat processing industries are cheering last week’s agreement-in-principle on a Canada-European Union trade agreement, but significant work remains before the sectors can cash in.

The industries saluted it as a chance to access a $1 billion market.

“Compared to an average value of only $54 million of meat exports to the EU during the past three years, the results of the (free trade) negotiations will offer export opportunities with a potential annual sales value of up to $1 billion for Canadian beef, pork, horsemeat, bison and prepared meats,” said the Canadian Meat Council (CMC), which represents packers.

Read more here.

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DeDe: It’s All in the Smile!

Published October 28, 2013 by delia1979

Dogpaddling Through Life

DeDe here with another beauty tip to make you look and feel your best.

This week’s tip: It’s all in the smile!

Each week I tell you it’s an essential beauty product. But why? Simply because people who smile are seen as being more confident and approachable.

And smiling has measurable benefits as well. A study conducted at the University of Kansas found that smiling reduces stress. That’s right.You can still have a great deal of stress in your life, but when you smile, you lessen the effects of that stress on your body.

Another study that was published in the journal Psychological Science found that people who smile after stressful tasks show a greater reduction in heart rate than people who maintain a neutral facial expression. 

And check this out! Dr. Eric Finzi of Maryland studied people with depression. He injected Botox into the frown muscles of half of the…

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