I used to be a regular viewer of the Animal Precinct show but I had to quit watching it. I found myself thinking the words "DEATH PENALTY!" every time an animal abuser case came on. And I'm actually against the death penalty.Now they have more shows along similar lines on the same network. I tuned … Continue reading Mixed Review for Animal Planet TV Show
PETA's Agenda Regarding Companion Animals: The extermination of all pets and an end to pet ownership. When you combine their kill rate (PETA says they killed over 97% of the animals surrendered to them in 2006) with their stated goal of a "No Birth Nation" for pets, what other possible conclusion could there be?Killing almost … Continue reading PETA In Their Own Words
"PETA believes euthanasia is the kindest gift to a dog or cat unwanted and unloved." - PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, 2005 press conferenceIn fact, this statement is untrue. As proof, I offer the following:Top Ten List of Gifts for Unwanted Dogs and Cats10. Responsible, loving home9. Human to pal around with8. Bone/Catnip7. Food bowl, preferably … Continue reading Beware of Animal Rights Activists Bearing Gifts
I've voiced my feelings on PETA far and wide, including this previous blog post (Reader's Digest version: I no likey). Thank goodness we've still got that First Amendment thingy. PETA's lawyer may have slept through that lecture in law school though. He seems to think that bloggers who post their anti-PETA opinions (and back them … Continue reading PETA: Bite Me
I am not all that keen on processed pet food. Nor was I happy to find out that Pedigree may be discontinuing its food donations to shelters. I appreciate that shelters are not in a position to make, store and feed homemade fresh food. Many rely on donations of processed pet food in order to … Continue reading Are You Going to Use Those Coupons?
Kitten is born with message to mama Kitty "Dottie" on its fur: I Love You Mom!If you don't mind the commercial at the beginning, there is a video of the kitten here.
I have a thing for falcons. This one's laying eggs today - watch!
The CDC's Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2007 states that dogs, cats and ferrets "should be placed on a vaccination schedule according to the labeled duration of the vaccine used." Sounds simple right? Whoa Nellie.In my state of South Carolina, there is a state sponsored effort each year to get pets vaccinated for … Continue reading Rabies Revaccination and the Law: Simply Complex
From January 4, 2008:"FDA is announcing its intention to schedule and hold a public meeting early in 2008 to obtain input from stakeholder groups, including, but not limited to, the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), veterinary medical associations, animal health organizations, and pet food manufacturers for the development of ingredient, processing, and labeling … Continue reading FDA’s "Public" Meeting is MIA
It's been one year since the first round of massive pet food recalls in the US and some owners still feel concerned over pet food safety. What's a worried owner to do - make your own pet food? Well, you know what comes next - "Consult your Veterinarian". O the irony: Most Veterinarians I have … Continue reading Isn’t It Ironic?