Welcome to our new feature: Hisses and Purrs!
Here June Buggie and Hissy Fit Jones will feature the good….. and the not-so-good, in animal welfare.
First off, a big hiss to Michigan governor Rick Snyder for signing into law SB 288, which prevents residents from advancing a ballot initiative to protect endangered wildlife, such as wolves.
A big hiss to Pakistan for electing Nawar Sharif. I hope that doesn’t mean there will be tigers on permanent display now in that country.
And a big hiss to Stuart Timothy Radbourne and Benjamin George Pethers of the UK, who were recently found guilty of damaging a badger sett (den). They were found in the area of the sett and one of the men’s dog emerged from a tunnel wearing a location collar and with injuries consistent with those caused by badger attack.
Purrs to the people of Australia! A 2009 survey conducted by the RSPCA found that 59% of shoppers felt animal welfare was an important factor when choosing food products in the supermarket.
Purrs to Tennessee governor Bill Haslam for vetoing the state’s Ag-gag bill. I’m sure the bill will come back next year, because the bill was supported by the Walking Horse industry as well as animal agriculture.
What about you? Do you have any hisses or purrs to dole out? Post them in the comments and share with the rest of us!