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Exotic Animals in Ohio are Again in the News

Ohio has an exotic animal problem.  Yep, they still have problems, even after Zanesville and the so-called revamping of laws addressing exotic animal ownership. So what happened this time? Tiger Ridge Exotics owner Kenny Hetrick failed to file for a permit in a timely manner. State agriculture department inspectors also found safety problems, including inadequate fencing … Continue reading

Chris Christie: Elected by New Jersey to Serve….. Iowa?

Recently the New Jersey state legislature passed a law banning the use of gestation crates on the state’s 300 pig farms. The bill passed 53-13 in the state Assembly, and 32-1 in the state Senate. Polls suggested that 93% of the state’s population supported the bill. But the bill is not law, because Governor Chris … Continue reading

The Secret Monkey Breeding Facility Florida Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Unless you are a Luddite, you are aware of the recent Ebola scare in the United States. What you may not know is that Ebola is spread to humans by some animals, including monkeys. So riddle me this, Batman: Why is Hendry County, Florida’s local government allowing a company to open a macaque breeding facility there?  Well, … Continue reading

The “New Age” of Shock Collars: Are Static Correction Collars Safe?

Recently I received an email touting “research” proclaiming that most people that try static collars are happy with the results. The press release was sent by PetPR.com on behalf of Radio Systems® Corporation (RSC), the maker of PetSafe®,Invisible Fence® and SportDOG™ According to the press release from PetPR.com, “The survey of more than 1,000 pet owners reveals … Continue reading

Animal Cruelty Near My Own Hometown…..

Moulton is a small town of 3,000 people located in northern Alabama. It’s less than an hour from the town where I grew up. The people are friendly, church-going conservatives. And it’s the home to horrific animal cruelty. . Meet Carolyn Atchison. For a decade, she contracted with Lawrence County, Alabama, to operate the holding facility for … Continue reading

Who Do YOU Stand For? I Stand For the Animals.

You may not know this, but my paying gig is Child Protective Investigator. When someone calls in a report to the Child Abuse Hotline, I’m the one that goes out to check on the child(ren) to see if they’re safe. You may see me at your door any hour of the day or night, including … Continue reading

Dog Fighting in the News! #NDFAD

Today is National Dog Fighting Awareness Day! The ASPCA is asking us all to talk up the issue to make everyone aware of the cruelty of dog fighting and help find solutions that will end this barbaric practice. Yesterday I shared with you some facts about dog fighting. Today, here are three dogfighting-related stories in this … Continue reading

June Buggie Wants a Change in the Law!

MEOW! My name is June Buggie, and I have something to say! I’m tired of hearing the same story over and over again. Joseph the dog remained chained to a tree for four years. He was barely fed or given water. The dog’s owner, Jeremy Temple, reportedly told law enforcement that it’s “just a dog.” … Continue reading

There’s Always a Way to Get Your Message Heard!

  What do you think of PETA’s actions?

Helping End Greyhound Racing!

Oh Dog! I am so excited! Today I am talking with Carey M. Theil, Executive Director of GREY2K USA. He’s going to tell us about greyhound racing and why his organization is working to end the practice. Rumpy: Thanks for being my guest today! Carey: Our resident greyhound Zoe says “woof.” :) Rumpy: What is … Continue reading

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