Henry Bergh and Audubon Society In Late 19th Century Trade Papers

I thought readers might enjoy looking back at the early days of organized animal advocacy in New York City. The controversial practice of using hounds to hunt deer was condemned by the dog fancy trade papers of ASPCA founder Henry Bergh's day but that didn't stop proponents from trying to advance their case: Forest and … Continue reading Henry Bergh and Audubon Society In Late 19th Century Trade Papers

Why Roaming Cats Should Not Be Taken to a Shelter

Stock photo via Pexels I sometimes see online advice encouraging people to take roaming cats to their local shelter because, whether owned or unowned, it's the best place for them. While well intentioned, this is misinformation and I'd like to explain why. 1. Cats get sick at shelters - very sick and very easily: Traditional … Continue reading Why Roaming Cats Should Not Be Taken to a Shelter

Manly Men Totally Not Compensating for Anything Hope to Kill Baby Bears in Alaska Thanks to GOP

You and I and all American taxpayers fund 16 wildlife refuges in Alaska representing 85% of our country's federal wildlife refuges.  So we all - not just Alaskans - have a vested interest in the management of these 76 million acres. For years, Alaskan state officials have been asking the feds for permission to extend … Continue reading Manly Men Totally Not Compensating for Anything Hope to Kill Baby Bears in Alaska Thanks to GOP

Workers at CA Shelter Allege Neglect Causing Animal Injury and Death

The non-profit Peninsula Humane Society is contracted by San Mateo Co in California for animal control.  Sixteen PHS employees held a press conference in the shelter's parking lot this week. The workers allege that sub-standard conditions, understaffing and neglect have led to the injury and death of several animals at the facility. ACO Dylin Skiles … Continue reading Workers at CA Shelter Allege Neglect Causing Animal Injury and Death