May 9, 2021
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Demand remains high for pets at U.S. shelter


N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Another death in Grand Falls, 15 new cases

COVID-19 has claimed the life of another New Brunswicker, pushing the total number of COVID-related deaths in the province to 38, Public Health announced Monday, along with 15 new cases. A person in their 90s in the Edmundston region, Zone 4, has died “as a result of COVID-19,” according to a news release. The person resided at Pavillon Beau-Lieu, a special care home in Grand Falls, where there’s an outbreak involving the variant first reported in South Africa. Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said she is saddened by the

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How Pet Food Manufacturing Is Radically Evolving to Meet Demand for Sustainable Products | News

Eco-friendly. Sustainable. Organic. Once obscure, these terms have become mainstays as guideposts that influence where people shop and what they buy. But there’s another term that’s garnering the attention of both consumers and companies: regenerative agriculture.

“While the benefits of moving to regenerative agriculture practices are clear, awareness is just blossoming,” Karn Manhas, CEO and founder of global agtech company Terramera, said in an article published on Yahoo. “And this is precisely where advocates can borrow from the organic playbook. After all, even 25 years ago, ‘organic’ remained a niche distinction, understood and championed by a relative few. But

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Texas members of Congress demand lawsuit against Biden for border ‘crisis’

EXCLUSIVE: Texas GOP congressional members are calling on Attorney General Ken Paxton to file another lawsuit against the Biden Administration in an effort to block undocumented immigrants with coronavirus from entering the United States. 

The 20 Texas lawmakers wrote Paxton on Monday, in a letter obtained first by Fox News, urging him to end the “crisis” at the southern border by suing to ensure that people caught crossing the border illegally during the coronavirus pandemic are turned away. Those public health protections, known as Title 42, were put in place under the Trump Administration and the lawmakers accuse President

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Retailers Report High Demand for Premium Cat Food | Current Issue

Cat owners seek out variety in both formats and flavors as retailers and manufacturers work to meet demand and educate customers in the premium cat food category.

Raw cat foods, retailers noted, are increasingly popular.

“If trends continue as they are, raw will see an increase with canned food,” said Heather Bearz, co-owner of Cheshire Cat & Dog Too, a pet store in Cheshire, Conn. “Also, customers are looking for more exotic proteins, such as rabbit or venison. It seems people are starting to get away from chicken, beef and lamb.”

There are challenges to getting cats to accept raw

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