A panel discussion on transporting shelter pets and the impact it has on reform. https://youtu.be/JytP2laxUnc
As it happened, no one of the gentlemanly persuasion was able to attend our recent discussion so Aubrie and I talked on our own about shelter dogs being killed for behavior. https://youtu.be/F5NaSbY6EbE
https://youtu.be/EKpZ4x7RmVY A recent 10 minute discussion on Austin's no kill status.
This one minute clip, narrated by the talented Peter Coyote, is perfect for sharing. I love it. https://youtu.be/Rcx_YdUV9yE
In past I focused my no kill advocacy on shelter pets as long time readers well know. Currently I take a broader approach to include all animals combined with an understanding of our relationship with animals in history. To understand a thing, one must understand the history of a thing. And I am constantly refining … Continue reading Working through Some Thoughts on No Kill
(Image: Boston Daily Globe) On page five of the Boston Daily Globe's June 4, 1886 edition is an article entitled "A Canine Charity" which I happened upon recently. By the end of it, I'd found a new hero. The Ellen M. Gifford Sheltering Home for Animals was built in 1884 on one and one quarter … Continue reading Ellen M. Gifford, I Like Your Style
(Stock photo via Pexels) Unborn puppies and kittens have a right to live. This issue is entirely separate from the debate surrounding the reproductive healthcare of women, who are capable of engaging with their doctors and making informed decisions. I've written about pregnant dogs and cats in shelter care in the past so I won't … Continue reading Puppies Allowed to Be Born: Oh the Humanity!
I am going to make you uncomfortable. Got your hackles up? That's understandable. As a society, we spend considerable energy making sure everyone is comfortable. Items from clothing and shoes to toilet paper and bed sheets are marketed as comfortable. Cooking shows teach us how to make comfort foods. We ask people their pronouns, their … Continue reading The Comfort Zone of Death
The reasons I haven't been blogging these last few years... probably don't interest most people. Update #2: I'd like to change the look of the blog to make it more streamlined and with currently active links. This may take me awhile to go through and I have technology challenges (old computer, dodgy internet connection and … Continue reading (Clever Title Unavailable) A few updates
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