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Afternoon Links: Introducing Your 2013 Puppy Bowl MVP

Puppy Bowl MVP MartaCongratulations to Marta, the MVP of the Puppy Bowl. Besides bolstering the efforts of animal rescue organizations, the Puppy Bowl serves as an adorable (I hate that word, but let’s call it like it is) example of the trend of celebritizing animals: “A famous animal can become an ambassador for its species, inspiring efforts to conserve the entire population.” Not that puppies are endangered. BUT WHAT IF THEY WERE?