Warning: Disturbing, graphic photo at first link: A photo of a bloody dog on the end of a chokepole at the Hesperia pound in CA has been causing outrage on social media. The photo may be from 2013. Readers may remember this video of a dog being casually dragged down a hall at Hesperia while two other workers chatted. The city investigated itself in the matter and now says two employees are no longer on the payroll but won’t discuss any details. (Thanks to everyone who sent me links on this story.)
Many shelters sell their dead cats to dealers who re-sell them to schools for dissection by students. OK high school students made a video of dead cats in their anatomy class “dancing” to the Meow Mix jingle. In a statement, the high school characterized the behavior as a “mistake”. (Thanks Susan.)
The director of the municipal shelter in Dona Ana Co, NM was charged with two misdemeanors after allegedly refusing to disclose a dog’s microchip information to a county ACO. The dog had been impounded in connection with a livestock killing incident. The director has filed a tort suit against the county in response.
This person is dangerous and I can not fathom why Petfinder would have any association with someone who has caused so much harm to shelter dogs.
A comprehensive and excellent primer on the truth about PETA, especially useful to send to people you come across who are all, “But PETA helps animals, right?”.
The demand for animals by the animal mummy industry in ancient Egypt was so great that some animal populations were devastated and many of the animal mummies were actually faked.
David Attenborough explains in an interview why he is still passionate about documenting nature at age 89.