Commentary: Time to give dogs – aka, family members

Should dogs be allowed to vote? In a society that is getting more and more complicated, this is an issue that state and national legislators may soon have to explore. You think I am kidding. I am not. The status of dogs has changed dramatically during the past several decades, and now dogs are much … Read more

Forum Editorial: Leadership of Rice essential to mental health board | Opinion

Last week, the Northwest Missouri Cooperative Mental Health Board met for the first time. There is a long way to go until the board starts making an impact on the future of our region, but getting to its historic first get-together is already an achievement in and of itself. Rural Missouri’s first such co-op, the … Read more

Animal hoarders live in deep denial, even as their lives come unraveled | Nation

HARTFORD, Conn. — Kittens were being born at a home in Winsted, Connecticut, even as the Winchester Police Department removed some 200 cats from the dwelling that was infested with fleas, the stench of urine so strong that it was overbearing, even in a Hazmat suit and mask. There were dead cats in the freezer, … Read more

Hayfield Grange news | Community

Hayfield Barn At the recent Hayfield Grange meeting, Lecturer Chester Tau introduced Heather Strauch, certified nutrition and health coach, who explained the services she offers as a personal health coach. During the first appointment a plan is built to meet the individual’s health and wellness goals. The plan is nutrition based as most health problems … Read more

RECIPE: A full, festive menu for the holidays | News

From the hors d’oeuvres to the main course and all the way through dessert, creating a full holiday menu doesn’t have to be hard. The key to a successful feast is focusing on dishes that can please loved ones of all ages and palates, such as a festive salad before the turkey or ham main … Read more

Q&A: IP rights in competition in United Kingdom

Competition Competition legislation What statutes set out competition law? UK competition law is contained in the following key statutes: the Competition Act 1998, the Enterprise Act 2002, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 and the Consumer Rights Act 2015. The provisions of Chapter I (prohibiting anticompetitive agreements) and Chapter II (prohibiting abuse of dominance) … Read more

Meet Bert: ‘A mystery that probably won’t be solved’ | Local News

BELLAIRE — When you drive out of Antrim County Animal Control’s parking lot, you are going to want to leave with Bert. This will not be feasible. It would be far too difficult to lift Bert into the back seat of your car and, even if you could, he would not fit. Bert is a … Read more

Food and Beverage News and Trends

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. Avian influenza. The global outbreak of the H5 strain of avian influenza is continuing, with no end in sight. The Canadian Food Inspection ‎Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the H5 strain at a farm … Read more

Rescue founder requests mandatory spay, neuter law in Webster | National News

MINDEN, La. — The founder of the LaMa Animal Rescue, Michelle Lewis, presented the idea of ​​passing a mandatory spay and neuter law to the Webster Parish Police Jury yesterday at their monthly meeting. This idea was met with contrasting opinions from a couple of the jury members. After Lewis informed the jury of the … Read more

ANTRIM COUNTY EXOTICS: Animal abuse case ends in guilty plea | Local News

BELLAIRE — A woman facing multiple felony animal cruelty charges in Antrim County pleaded guilty during a remote hearing in 13th Circuit Court as part of an agreement previously negotiated with the prosecutor’s office. Brooklynn Beck, 28, of Central Lake, was facing six felony charges after law enforcement in April executed a search warrant on … Read more