Archive for October, 2009
It’s always deeply disturbing to see the mistreatment of animals, but there’s something even worse when the victims are babies and seem so utterly vulnerable and frightened.
"It's only illegal now because of the puritan sense of a few people who don't find it an appropriate sport," said Bradford Parker, a spokesman for the West Virginia Association for Gamecock Sports in an interview with the Charleston Gazette. He was speaking of cockfighting and . . .
Many readers responded with excitement to a before and after story posted last week about a senior Chihuahua who was among more than 700 dogs rescued from a Kaufman County, Texas puppy mill in August. Here are some of your comments about Queen Tillie: Reading . . .
I see this blog as a give-and-take—I share my thoughts and then look forward to hearing yours. Here’s a sampler of your comments on some recent posts.
I just wish that every person thinking about buying a dog from a pet store, from an Internet site, or from a parking lot or other roadside setting would watch our video of our recent Arkansas puppy mill raid—and then, in acquiring a dog, go to a shelter or rescue group instead.
This summer a 2-year-old girl in Florida was strangled and killed by an 8-foot long Burmese python who escaped from an enclosure in a private home. This was just the latest tragedy in a series of lethal incidents involving large constricting snakes kept as pets. USGSAn . . .
In July, The HSUS assisted authorities and other animal protection groups in the largest one-day series of dogfighting raids in U.S. history, with busts in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas, Mississippi and Nebraska. The unprecedented intervention saved hundreds of dogs from the cruelties of . . .