Archive for November, 2011
Breeding for exterior characteristics rather than health and welfare has quietly emerged as one of the leading dog welfare issues in America. Take a look at the cover story in this past Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about the genetic and hereditary problems that afflict English bulldogs.
Yesterday, a task force created by Ohio Gov. John Kasich issued its recommendations for legislative action and recommended a ban on private ownership of these animals, except for accredited zoos and sanctuaries. It’s now time for the legislature to act to prevent more tragedies.
HSUS personnel who respond to crises involving animals are often charmed by these needy pets. Read a story from our own Michelle Cascio, manager of our Emergency Placement Partners program, about how she fell in love with a shy bulldog puppy named Pink.