BY Elizabeth Ollero
on Jun 23, 2015
Each year, the city of Yulin, China, celebrates the Summer Solstice with a festival. And it’s not a festival until we’re slaughtering and eating dogs, right? (Wrong.) While this long-standing tradition of eating dogs is fading across China, it still remains a strong part of southern China’s culture. Not only have dogs become a treat, but the festival organizers have been accused for unnecessary cruelty and torture when cooking the dogs—and organizations like the Fight for Animal Cruelty Laws in China are fighting against the festival.
So is this woman, Yang Xiaoyun. Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Jun 13, 2014
I love dogs. I say this sentence almost once a day in order to explain to someone why I need to pet a stranger’s dog on the street. I am especially prone to cuddle up old dogs with grey faces and sweet demeanors. My family has two old and gray pugs at home so I love giving old dogs a good squeeze on the street.
Now you know why I’m tearing up at my desk in the BUST HQ looking at these pictures of old dogs that are also national heroes. Yeah, okay, that’s a lie. I’m full on crying at my desk and trying not to get tears on my laptop. Read More
Growing up is difficult for everyone, include puppies, but learning new things can also be deeply rewarding. Sometimes, life transitions seem daunting, whether you’re leaving college, switching jobs, or jumping from a very tall couch for the very first time. 9-week-old puppy Pierre (how French!) recently faced this challenge. He was frightened at first, but with the encouragement of his friends and family, he made the leap. As we face future transitions, the twists and turns of growing up, it’s always nice to have a sweet dog to identify with. Read More
BY Brittany Allen
on Apr 10, 2014
Anyone else out there having one of those days/weeks/millennia in which they consistently question the goodness of mankind? Most of the news cycle is designed to point to awful people doing awful things. It's hard – especially on Thursdays – to be an optimist. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 07, 2014
In case you needed further proof that dogs are human souls in adorable furry packages, look no further than Lynn Terry's photo series of dogs in a photo booth. Apparently humans aren't the only mammals capable of posing for an adorable series of quick shoots that make your heart melt. Look at that range of emotion!
Hopefully you are smiling a little wider after that beautiful display of genuine puppy love. Thanks to Twisted Sifter and HuffPost. Read More
Meet Duncan Lou: a beautiful and playful boxer whose gorgeous spirit will stay with you long after you finish reading this post. At 8 weeks old, the miraculous canine lost his two rear legs to amputations after it was discovered that surgery could not repair some damage he’d had since birth. As reported by the amazing Panda Paws Rescue shelter for special needs dogs, Duncan Lou insists on running without his wheelchair, bounding about faster than you can say “Jiminy Cricket. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Mar 27, 2014
This is the cutest thing I have seen today:
Major props to American Eagle Outfitters for making a fake line for animals (complete with a mockumentary) to help raise money for rescue organizations.
...their creative team deserves to be showered in sloppy, wonderful, St. Bernard kisses.
Also, the “American Beagle Outfitters Dogumentary” is a must-watch! Really high caliber parody. Sample soundbyte: “Do you know what it is like to go to the mall, and all they have for you is Halloween costumes? That’s what [my dog] is dealing with. Read More
Meet Douglas, a beautiful growing African hippopotamus. He was found abandoned at two weeks old by rescuers with Conservation Lower Zambezi, and he now lives at Chipembele Wildlife Rescue in hopes of growing up safely and learning how to be a wild hippo. Douglas’s hobbies include swimming, splashing, strolling waterside, and sipping from a baby bottle. Oh, and playing with his two best friends, little doggies Molly and Coco. The rambunctious pair of terriers assure that Douglas never has a dull moment, and the trio seems right at home. Read More
By now you might be acquainted with Theo and Beau, a dog and his boy. There’re kind of a big deal: Theo, a mixed breed puppy was adopted in early November by Jessica Shyba, and he quickly bonded with her human son Beau. The two began taking naps together every day; Theo just can’t wait for Beau to settle down for his afternoon nap and get the snuggle party started.
Now that we’re well into the new year, 22 Words decided to catch up with the Shyba family. Turns out that all’s still right with the world. Read More
It’s finally time for the 8th annual BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair! It’s all goin’ down this weekend, December 14th and 15th, from 10 AM to 7 PM. Head to the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street, one of the most in-demand event locations in Manhattan, with high-ceilings and easy train access right in the heart of Chelsea!
This year, we have some truly amazing vendors and organizations lined up to spread holiday cheer. Read More