From Forest and Stream, March 22, 1888 edition The following is snipped from Our Dumb Animals, the publication of The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, April 1888:
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
A CBS News investigation published earlier this month asked whether the money taken in by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) goes where donors expect. I think the answer, as many readers are already aware, is no. So where does the money go? Since 2008, the ASPCA has raised more … Continue reading CBS News Follows the ASPCA’s Money
A veterinarian in Hoke Co, NC filed a report with police after euthanizing a horse, reportedly for malnutrition. The sheriff's office obtained a warrant for the property, where a rescuer had been housing animals saved from pet killing facilities, and found approximately 120 animals, including horses, dogs, cats, goats and birds: Hoke County Sheriff Hubert … Continue reading 120 Animals Seized in Hoke Co, ASPCA Swoops In
On Tuesday, the police in Huntersville, NC, accompanied by Char-Meck AC and representatives from the ASPCA, raided a property allegedly used for dogfighting and seized 16 adult pitbulls and 7 puppies. The dogs have been taken to a secret location. No one has been charged at this point but the investigation is ongoing. Kathryn Destreza, … Continue reading ASPCA Knows All About Your Dog. And All the Dogs.
In January and February 2015, the ASPCA and NYPD seized 175 rabbits from a woman in Brooklyn. The rabbits were reportedly living outdoors, suffering from syphilis, conjunctivitis and other illnesses. Logo jackets were donned, sad rabbits were displayed, photographs were taken and presumably, donations were collected. Since the seizure, approximately 60 more bunnies have been born. And the bills … Continue reading ASPCA All Done with Bunny Publicity Now
The ASPCA and the Mayor's Alliance are teaching more people how to gut pregnant cats whose kittens are so close to being born that they would survive the gutting. Euphemistically referred to as "late term spay", this horrific practice inflicts violence on both the mother cat and her unborn babies. Once cut out of the mama … Continue reading ASPCA Will Teach You How to Kill Viable Kittens “Off the Books” to Keep Your Live Release Rate Shiny
Last Monday, Lake County commissioners "began investigating the deaths of several puppies which appear not to have received the proper vaccinations before they were cleared for adoption" at the pound. On Tuesday, one dog, followed by several more at the Lake Co pound, reportedly began exhibiting parvo-like symptoms. On Wednesday, the county veterinarian recommended shutting down the … Continue reading FL Pound Kills 16 Dogs in Response to Parvo Outbreak, Cites ASPCA Guidelines
Pulaski Co dog breeder Dennis Bradley told a local reporter with a hidden camera that he had 58 dogs on his property, at least a dozen of them under 8 weeks of age, in November 2013. The reporter from WAVE in Kentucky filmed dozens of dogs crammed into filthy, rusted wire cages from which they … Continue reading ASPCA’s KY Puppy Mill Rescue is Not What It Seems
A troubling situation developed in Delaware yesterday and more information is needed. I am asking for help from readers if they come across any additional media reports or press releases from relevant parties regarding this story today. The scattered facts, as I understand them: Delaware has a law called the Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA) … Continue reading What Happened to the Dogs at Safe Haven in Delaware?