I always take spiders outside because I believe in karma - and because of this.Not to be outdone, a sparrow may have seen a spider in his house too.Animal control in WA: We don't do emus.In a bush outside the press briefing room at the White House - a new family.Pig owner says, “I just … Continue reading Let’s Play Oddball
Nathan Winograd talks about one of the hurdles for No Kill: burned out rescuers who have witnessed so much animal abuse they come to feel that death is a kind and sensible option for the victims:What makes this point of view especially disturbing is the illogical leap it causes people to make from a false … Continue reading Shelter Killing: Cruel to be Kind?
Philadelphia Weekly investigates disease, death and misery for pets at the local shelterIf you've been trying to keep up with the dizzying back and forth of FDA's Nutro (non) investigation, good luck. My question: If the FDA is not investigating Nutro, why the heck not?A succinct take on why the word "owner" is important when … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
An editorial (with poll) in the Orlando Sentinel starts out like this:Spike is gone, mauled to death earlier this month by a pit bull on the loose.The little Dachshund was the latest casualty of an out-of-control breed whose irresponsible owners are letting their animals terrorize dogs and people alike.It's all downhill from there. The piece … Continue reading Op-Ed Calls for Reversal of FL Ban on BSL
On the menu: beef heart (sliced into big chunks), rice, celery, yellow squash and parsley. Add a splash of olive oil and some Calcium and serve.
I've been around the block. And I love intelligent, respectful discussion and debate. I also love humor, snark and lawling. But I hate rulez. So I'm not going to make any. Instead, we're going to have words:A. If you don't like this blog, please feel absolutely welcome to leave. There's the door.B. If someone is … Continue reading Don’t Worry About Hurting My Feelings
There has been all sorts of controversy surrounding the profiling of Pitbulls in Indianapolis under a proposed ordinance which targets the breed for mandatory neuter, among other things. The Indy Star breaks down the proposal as follows:» Require pit bull owners to spay or neuter their dogs.» Prohibit residents from owning more than two pit … Continue reading Indianapolis Proposal Punishes Pitbulls and Low Income Owners
How many dumbass ideas can you fit into one short article? A Texas TV news site goes for broke: To keep animal attacks down, Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society (APHS) is euthanizing all pit bulls at the shelter if their families do not claim them in 72 hours. ProNews 7 learned pit bulls are just "not … Continue reading APHS Pitbull Policy: No Evaluation, No Adoption, Just Kill
A 10 year old boy was bitten by a loose Pitbull in Sumter, SC. Two 3-year-old pit bulls a male and a female apparently got out of a fenced-in pen and came through a backyard path from a North Milton Street home.The female was seized by the Sumter Police Department's Animal Control Unit and is … Continue reading Lack of Responsible Dog Ownership Contributes to Bite
My supa-clever blogger friendy Heather posted recently about a li'l chicken she has on her farm named Dale. Please read the delightfully entertaining comments in her post to learn about raising chickens and also about the grassroots movement to keep Dale out the crockpot.Today Heather has thrown down the gauntlet and issued a challenge (or … Continue reading Save Dale – Don’t Balk!