The full page featuring the article from the August 1916 issue of Popular Science Monthly, see enlargements below.
In reviewing issues of The Fanciers' Journal from 1890, I came across several blurbs speaking to the notion of a dog's value and right to life. In order to understand the no kill movement of today, it is essential to understand the history of the relevant subjects. Here, a brief mention of the gassing of … Continue reading A Dog’s Right to Live in 1890
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
The term “responsible pet ownership” has its roots in “racism, classism, and the White dominant culture.” That is according to researchers with the University of Denver’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection, who argued that some animal control policies perpetuate racial and income inequities in the United States. [...] Not only driven by “racism, classism, and the White … Continue reading Standards of Care
One of the more surprising things that happened while I was on hiatus is the insect based pet food trend. Developed in response to concerns about the deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and unsustainability associated with the use of protein obtained from livestock, insect based pet foods purport to offer a reduced carbon footprint. But Swedish … Continue reading Bugs in the Pet Food Bowl