Archive for April, 2009
Predictably, there are mighty strong feelings expressed about the selection by the Obama family of a puppy from a Portuguese water dog breeder. Today I give you the floor and feature your feedback to yesterday’s blog about the Obama family’s pick for “First Dog.” Here . . .
Best Friends Animal Society and The Humane Society of the United States announced that a summit meeting held this week in Las Vegas to discuss the disposition of dogs seized from dogfighting operations has led to a coalition of groups working together to help the canine victims of organized violence.
I’m in Las Vegas for our annual Animal Care Expo—four days of training and workshops and networking for more than 1,600 attendees. It’s the nation’s premier gathering for shelter professionals, animal rescuers, and others who work every day to help companion animals.
Despite common sense and overwhelming science showing that routinely force-feeding animals vastly more than they’d eat is detrimental to their welfare (not to mention potentially harmful to consumers of the product), a few journalists lately have defended the foie gras industry.