animal welfare

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The Homeless in My Neighborhood

The homeless hang out in my neighborhood. Some are simply killing time out of the public eye until the Mission opens its doors at 4pm. Others find a quiet spot to hang out and drink. Still others camp out here. At one of the empty buildings on our walk route, some homeless have set up … Continue reading

The Importance of Using the Right Language

For those of us who want to help improve the plight of animals, we know that sometimes our language is used against us.  For example, when we write letters or sign petitions, we are poo-poo’ed off as “nutjobs” and violating the rights of others who are simply exercising their legal right to….. well, to abuse … Continue reading

Live in the US? Love Big Cats? Read This.

Unless you have your head buried in the sand, you know that right now it’s legal to own a lion, tiger, or other big cat as a pet with little or no regulation or oversight. Hell, there are more laws regarding dog and cat ownership than there are big cats! But hopefully that’s about to … Continue reading

Yet Another ASPCA Animal Rescue Effort Underway in FL

It’s happened again.  This time the ASPCA and Texas Humane Heroes worked with Hendry County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office, Clewiston Animal Control and the Humane Society of Broward County to rescue over 100 dogs from an unlicensed puppy mill in central Florida. Here’s a local media story about the rescue effort.   Beatriz Perez and Alexei Fernandez … Continue reading

Isaeli Politician Calls for Deportation of that Country’s Cats

Looks like cat lovers are the same, no matter what part of the world they live in. Recently, Israeli Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel proposed to rid Israel of its’ stray cats by kicking them out of the country. You see, Ariel feels TNR is not Biblical, because it prevents cats from following God’s laws to “be … Continue reading

It’s All About the Marketing

Yesterday I read a story in the Daily Mail UK about a dog named Lana that was so depressed over being returned to Mighty Mutts, a Toronto animal shelter, that she refused to go on walks. Of course, after you read the actual article, you see that behavior lasted for all of one day. Compare that to … Continue reading

It’s National #BlackCatDay in the UK!

Folks across the pond are celebrating National Black Cat Day. Cats Protection started the day to highlight black cats because they feel black cats remain in shelter longer than cats of other colors. RSPCA, on the other hand, say there are more black cats in care simply because black is the most common color for cats. … Continue reading

Killing Bears- For Humanity’s Sake #SparetheBear

Last Friday Stephanie Rivkin went hiking in the Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Connecticut, and had an encounter with two black bear cubs. She videoed the event and posted it to YouTube. . Now at least one of the bear cubs will be put to death by the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental. Well, … Continue reading

Giving is Giving, so What’s the Difference?

I just received notice that my employer’s annual charity campaign is about to gear up. Each employee is encouraged to help our fellow citizens by ponying up, and by doing so en masse at work, we help charities lessen the cost of soliciting funds. It’s a great idea in theory. But I don’t like it. For … Continue reading

Divide and Conquer: How Animal Advocates Always Manage to Lose

Divide and Conquer. It’s one of the oldest and most effective strategies for getting and holding power. Divide and Conquer works by creating in-fighting within a group of people. Take animal advocates, for example. Our numbers are staggering. If effectively harnessed, we are a force to be reckoned with. But the movement is divided between animal welfarists and animal rights … Continue reading

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