Quick Hits: Nightline Investigates Pedigree Dogs; Iraq's Dog Extermination Plan

These stories are worth a click.

These stories are worth a click:

* Nightline follows on the BBC’s Pedigree Dogs Exposed and investigates how breeding (and inbreeding) for looks causes health problems registries foster health problems. – Nightline

* Iraq is on a campaign to exterminate 20,000 stray dogs by the end of the month. They’ve already killed 10,000 by gunshot or poisoned meat. – New York Times

* Wildlife biologists say a once-dominant condor they captured because it looked weak was shot with lead pellets. – LA Times

* If you’ve got an illegal exotic (like a monkey or snake) in Florida, you can turn it in Saturday without penalty in their fifth annual amnesty day. – Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission

* Midwest Paws desperately needs volunteers to care for or transport 70 of the 200 German Short Haired Pointers recently seized from a breeder. – Dogster

* The dream life of cats. – Petside.com

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