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Book Review: A Place To Call Home: Toby’s Tale

As you may know, throughout this past year I blogged the nonfiction book, Dogland. Dogland, written by Jacki Skole, investigates the American shelter system and rescue efforts, looking for answers on how we can reduce euthanasia rates in shelters and help adoptable dogs find homes. Now, what you don’t know is that some time ago, … Continue reading

Reading Series: Dogland – Meeting Miss Daisy [#readathon post]

It’s the final chapter of the incredible non-fiction book, Dogland. After finishing the book (And no… I’m not crying… not at all!) I will be posting a review on my Goodreads and recommending it as a must-read to every animal advocate I come across. I’m actually a bit sad that the book has come to … Continue reading

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

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

Animal Law Tweets of the Week

Another week, another group of tweets! Read on for a roundup of links about the Dairy Pride Act, the Nonhuman Rights Project, dachshund racing (?!), and more… Help stop the Dairy Pride Act that will stifle #plant-based competition! https://t.co/PYZWfrjVKp #vegan #animallaw #unfaircompetition pic.twitter.com/PwY80RYtZU — Kelly Levenda (@KellyLevenda) March 9, 2017 The dairy industry claims this … 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 – South Paws in the North

South Paws in the North 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! This chapter, South Paws in the North, discusses the … Continue reading

Animals and the Law: NY Gov. Cuomo Vetoes TNR Bill

Happy National Cat Day? New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed the TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) bill, which would have improved the state’s Animal Population Control Program (APCP) by allowing eligible non-profit entities to receive funding for the trapping, neutering, vaccinating and returning of feral cats. A feral cat is defined in New York as “domesticated cats … Continue reading