Texas - An off duty Tyler ACO was reportedly walking his dog past his neighbor's yard where several children were playing. When the family dog Lulu attempted to greet the ACO, he shot her to death, claiming he feared for his life. Police are investigating. (Some readers may recall Tyler as one of the cities … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
Many animal lovers know that Petland buys puppies from puppy mills and sells them in its chain stores throughout the country. Petland has recently successfully lobbied state legislatures in Ohio and Arizona to pass legislation enabling the company to do business basically as it sees fit, exempting it from any and all local ordinances designed … Continue reading Petland Not Actually Magical Land O’ Pets
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A dog owner in Corpus Christi, Texas apparently tried to help his young dog via a home splinting/bandaging job on both front legs. He ended up causing additional harm to the dog and decided to leave him in a highly visible location, presumably in hopes that someone with the means to obtain proper vet care … Continue reading Desperately Seeking Shelter: Corpus Christi Edition
What we know about the Trump administration's regard for animals so far is troubling. In the early weeks of his presidency, Trump had many government websites scrubbed of information - a clear indication that transparency is not in the game plan. Among them was the USDA website which for many years had posted inspection reports … Continue reading Animal Welfare in the Age of Trump
I don't know exactly how this is going to go but I'm ready to give it a whirl. One thing I do know: while the main focus of the blog will remain, there will be a lot more politics. That's just part of life now, whether you were apolitical, a newshound, an activist, or anything … Continue reading Here Again