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After Extinction….

The week’s news included this depressing revelation, courtesy of the World Wildlife Fund’s 2014 Living Planet Report: Population sizes of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, have decreased by over half in the last 40 years. At the same time, humans’ demand for natural resources have increased to where we’d need 1 1/2 planets to meet our … Continue reading

The Silent War Against Animal Welfare

If you don’t think there’s big money to be made in the “pet industry,” you are clearly not paying attention. They’re forking out big bucks to change the playing field for breeders, while you are zoned out in front of a drug industry commercial, looking for the strategically placed pure-breed dog. Here are a few … Continue reading

Cats and Shelters: They’re Doing the Research. Here’s Some Findings.

I am not a fanatical member of the No-Kill Nation. While I, too, do not want animals to die needlessly, I think mindlessly spouting off at the mouth about not killing animals is too simplistic and naive. There are MANY changes that must take place in order to reach this Nirvana, and I don’t hear … Continue reading

Friday Cute!

After waiting for what seems like forever, DogTime will announce the winners of the 2014 Petties on September 26th. Can we all wait another week to find out who won? In the meantime, here’s some cute to get you through Friday and the weekend underway.    

Adventures in Dog Exploitation- First World Edition

Thanks to social media, we now can watch lots of videos of cute dogs and cats doing incredibly funny things. But some of those videos make me cringe. Let’s review the latest craze- the videos of a dog in a spider costume scaring people. I am hoping those are staged, because I keep thinking it will only … Continue reading

June Buggie Escapes; Jen Freaks

He did it again this morning. June Buggie ran outside. I confess that I haven’t been as diligent lately as perhaps I should. But this is the first time he’s tried to run outside in over a year. I’d dare to hope he was finally too old for his little escape attempt routine. But no, … Continue reading

A New Partner in the Humane Animal Practices Movement

Tail docking. It’s a common practice in the dairy industry whereby part of a dairy cow’s tail is amputated in order to help keep the udders clean. It causes pain to the cow, and it leaves her defenseless against fly attacks. But for some dairy farmers, tail docking will no longer be an accepted practice, thanks to … Continue reading

The Dog Food Wars- A Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Dog Owners

Ah, the dog food wars. Dog food is big business!According to the Pet Food Institute, here in the US we spent 11.3 BILLION dollars on dog food in 2013, and another 2.6 billion dollars on dog treats. Cat food is also big business; Americans spent 6.4 billion dollars on cat food and another half-billion on cat … Continue reading

Hissy Fit Jones Says…..

  Dear trolls, First of all, thank you for coming. While you can be annoying, you are a blessing in that you show me my words are being heard. So thank you for that gift. For all of us, Use your anger wisely. I channel my anger into writing, thus giving a voice to those … 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

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