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Reading Series: Dogland – Dogs for Dollars [#readathon post]

As part of the 24 hour readathon (I don’t think I’ll make it 24 hours! I’m only halfway there…) I wanted to read, and hopefully finish, Dogland. The chapter I read tonight is about bad rescues and the harm they cause to the animal rescue movement. “I realized that rescue had become part of the … Continue reading

Quotes from Coetzee’s novel, “Disgrace” [readathon post]

As part of the 24 hour readathon this year, I decided to re-read – this time finishing! – J.M. Coetzee’s acclaimed masterpiece, “Disgrace.” It’s an important, complicated book on racism, sexism, and exploitation; I can’t recommend it enough! I collected some animal related quotes from the book, along with some images and links. What do … Continue reading

Dairy industry is shook! Outrageous legislation, shocking lobby spending, and more.

The dairy industry thinks consumers are confused about plant-based milk products. Could they be right? Readers, maybe it’s time we had the talk. In case you don’t know, products like “soy milk,” “almond milk,” and “cashew milk” do not come from cows. Cows only produce cow milk. No soya, almond, or cashew were forcibly impregnated … Continue reading

Reading Series: Dogland – Pet Deserts

“The shelter is at the back end of the equation. People need to realize these animals are not the shelter’s problem; they’re the community’s problem.” I love this quote, which comes from Chris Protzman, interviewed by Dogland author Jacki Skole, who helped found the Blount County Animal Center. The chapter I’m currently blogging, Pet Deserts, … Continue reading

Monday News Grab Bag! 4/10

This weekly grab bag of news is brought to you by a beautiful bird I found on Flickr. 10,000 dog adoptions, through HSUS pet stores conversion program via Humane Society of the United States After launching this campaign in 2013, we’ve worked with 20 pet stores across the country to stop selling puppy mill dogs … Continue reading

Number of the Day: 115 (wolves in Washington)

The WASHINGTON GRAY WOLF CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT 2016 ANNUAL REPORT, a cooperative effort by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Confederated Colville Tribes, Spokane Tribe of Indians, USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been published, and you can access the pdf here: http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01895/wdfw01895.pdf The report states that the total gray … Continue reading

Monday News Grab Bag! 3/27

These links are brought to you by shelter dogs… Court of Appeals rules airlines have right to ban hunting trophies  via Animal News 24-7 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on March 20,  2017 ruled that Delta Airlines is under no legal obligation to carry hunting trophies. The Fifth Circuit Court of … Continue reading

End of the Week Links

This post is brought to you by a deer who I photographed while out on a run/hike in Rockefeller State Park. Here are some links of articles I read this week and wanted to share. Enjoy your weekend, everyone! Nonhuman Rights Project Chimp Advocate Doggedly Pursues Animal Rights New York court asked to determine if … Continue reading

Kentucky Horses At Risk! Who’s behind this outrageous new bill, and how to stop it!

In its most recent report of animal protection law rankings, the Animal Legal Defense Fund ranked the state of Kentucky dead last – for the tenth year in a row. Here are some of the reasons why Kentucky was chosen – again – as the worst state: Felony provisions are available only for cruelty and fighting, both against only select animals; No felony provisions for neglect or abandonment; Inadequate definitions/standards of basic care; and Veterinarians are prohibited from reporting suspected cruelty or fighting. One would … Continue reading

Reading Series: Dogland – Death-Row Dogs

This is a continuation of my Reading Series for the non-fiction book, Dogland, where I blog my thoughts and reactions to each chapter as I read through the book. Please feel free to read along or comment on the topics below! I love this chapter’s discussion on animal shelters: their history, euthanasia and its tolls … Continue reading