The DogChannel Newswire (09-06-07)

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Posted: September 6, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

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Research: Secondhand Smoke May Cause Cancer in Household Pets
Secondhand smoke is not only harmful to humans, it may also cause cancer in household pets such as dogs, cats and birds, FOX News reports.
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Dog Racing Foes Release Report Detailing Injuries
Massachusetts racetracks reported 728 injuries to Greyhound dogs in the past five years, with nearly 80 percent involving broken bones, The Boston Globe reports.
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Do You Like Pets Better Than People?
Based on what we spend, one opinion writer thinks the answer is yes, CBS News reports.
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Whoopi Goldberg Denies Defending Michael Vick
Whoopi Goldberg spent her second day on "The View" denying she ever defended Michael Vick and saying the media misunderstood when she said she could see how Vick could get into dogfighting growing up in the South, FOX News reports.
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Lawsuit Over Barking Dog Ends
The State of California drops action on behalf of a condominium unit owner who said she was discriminated against because of the noisy pet she needed for comfort, the Daily Breeze reports.
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Marla   Tampa, FL

9/6/2007 9:12:09 PM

On "Do You Like Pets Better Than
People"?

The article mentioned that people now spend several billion dollars a year on dog and cat food - more that what is spent on baby foor. Also mentions that the reason could be a reaction from 9/11 or the fact that many people today are choosing NOT to have children. I think the 2nd reason has more validity. And, too, we are not taking into consideration that many people who have pets might one day have children. It's just that in the early years of a career some people want to work very hard to solidify their place in their chosen career. Children are in their plans, but at a later time in their lives. I really don't believe 9/11 has anything to do with the number of pets or the amount we spend on them.

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