There’s a new smart toy in town, it’s not like anything you’ve seen, and may signal the end of dog toys as we know them! Bold statement, but what would you say to smart toys for dogs that were part of an expandable gaming platform, like the Xbox? That’s PupPod. [click to continue…]
Beagle Freedom Project hit a home run this Summer:
- Nevada and Connecticut passed the Beagle Freedom Bill giving facilities a right to release for adoption those animals who qualify when testing ends;
- an 11-State research animal rescue of historic proportion;
- an innovative new program leveraging the Freedom of Information Act and crowd-sourcing to gain release of more laboratory animals;
- the recent win by popular vote of $500,000 from Microsoft in their 10th global Upgrade Your World contest.
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I noticed a tweet to the FDA the other day, asking them to make sure pet products are safe before they’re sold in stores. Someone’s puppy had died. I wondered if the petitioner discovered there are no regulations requiring pet products be tested for safety before going to market.
According to the Center for Pet Safety this includes toys, even safety equipment like life jackets (and it is reported that one was built so poorly, test results are said to indicate it assists [click to continue…]