Proposed Pet Limit Law Would Send Some Owners to Jail

Mike Hamp, the city manager in Waynesboro, Virginia has proposed a law limiting the number and types of pets residents can keep. Specifically: [The] proposal would limit the number of dogs per household at four, the number of cats at five, the number of chickens at 10, and would prohibit residents from owning roosters.https://augustafreepress.com/owning-too-many-pets-in-waynesboro-can-land-you-in-jail/ (Stock … Continue reading Proposed Pet Limit Law Would Send Some Owners to Jail

The Arctic National Wildlife… Refuse?

The Trump Administration seems to be having trouble comprehending the words "wildlife refuge": An internal Interior Department memo has proposed lifting restrictions on exploratory seismic studies in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a possible first step toward opening the pristine wilderness area to oil and gas drilling. [...] The Arctic refuge, which covers more than … Continue reading The Arctic National Wildlife… Refuse?

Discussion: Cost of Care Laws

So-called "cost of care" legislation, pushed by get-rich-quick-via-one-eyed-shivering-puppies-commercials groups such as the ASCPA and HSUS, are sometimes referred to as "civil forfeiture" or "bonding" laws.  They are on the books in some form in most states with Georgia currently considering such a bill.  These laws basically require someone accused of animal cruelty to pay whatever amount … Continue reading Discussion: Cost of Care Laws

Lost Pets in Michigan Lose State Protection

The distressingly bad and wealthy Michigan InHumane has been trying for years to get legislation changed to reduce and eliminate mandatory holding periods for lost pets in shelters.  (And when MHS hasn't gotten its way, it just blatantly ignores the law.)  Its current proposed bill is terrible. Unfortunately, the state department of agriculture recently caved on the … Continue reading Lost Pets in Michigan Lose State Protection

Florida Dog Bite Statute May Be Ruled Unconstitutional Today Due to Mandatory Killing Aspect

Florida veterinarian Paul Gartenberg performed surgery on a stray dog who had a rusty chain embedded in his neck.  Although his intention was to find a home for the dog, he ended up falling in love with him so made the dog part of his family.  He named him Padi, due to the padlock on the … Continue reading Florida Dog Bite Statute May Be Ruled Unconstitutional Today Due to Mandatory Killing Aspect