The DogChannel Newswire: Hot Topics Edition
In case you missed them, here are the stories dog lovers were buzzing about last week.
Posted: March 28, 2011, 3 a.m. EDT
Uneasy Agreement Reached over Gray Wolves' Status
Facing mounting pressure from lawmakers over gray wolves, wildlife advocates reached an agreement with the Obama administration Friday to lift protections for the species in Montana and Idaho and allow hunting. The settlement agreement, opposed by some environmentalists, is intended to resolve years of litigation that has kept wolves in the Northern Rockies shielded by the Endangered Species Act even as the population expanded dramatically, reports the Associated Press.
Dog Kisses: Is It Safe to Smooch With a Pet?
Some people will let a dog smother their face with kisses. Others say, "Yuck, stop." Where do you stand and do you watch out for your kids? Here's a mouthful from experts that might help you decide to pucker up or not, reports USA Today.
Great Dane Has Great Big Litter
Seventeen whimpering Great Dane puppies born by Cesarean section are keeping their mother, another dog and their breeder constantly busy trying to feed the unusually large litter, reports USA Today.
For Law Students With Everything, Dog Therapy for Stress
Black’s Law Dictionary? Check. An Introduction to Legal Reasoning? Check. Small, cute dog? Check. Yale Law School, renowned for competitiveness and its Supreme Court justices, is embarking on a pilot program next week in which students can check out a “therapy dog” named Monty along with the library’s collection of more than 1 million books, reports The New York Times.
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