The Columbia Chronicle

Off the leash: Chicago’s unregistered dogs

By Assistant Metro Editor

January 27, 2014

Although the majority of Chicago pet owners have dogs, most do not register their canines, which is a growing problem city officials are working to address.Chicago Municipal Code requires all dogs four months and older to be registered, but the number of dog licenses issued accounts for only 6 percent of the city’s 600,00-plus dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.The majority of dog owners do not...

Bad medicine for meat

By Emily Fasold

January 30, 2012

Meat is a dietary staple for many Americans and often the centerpiece of barbeques, potlucks and family functions. However, new data confirmed by the Food and Drug Administration shows that 80 percent of antimicrobial drugs made in the U.S. end up in meat, meaning you might want to think twice before sinking your teeth into a burger.Earlier this month, the FDA banned the routine use of cephalosporin antibiotics in livestock feed, but r...

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