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  • Discover Multiple Ways to Help HSUS Fly

    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation
    Wayne Pacelle
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    So many people support The HSUS because we are the top animal-care provider in our field and also the most influential and impactful advocacy organization, battling against dogfighting, puppy mills, the trade in ivory and rhino horn, commercial whaling, factory farming, and so many other problems. Skymiles donations have helped staff travel on critical animal rescue missions, including puppy mill rescues But in addition to making a gift to The HSUS, you can help bolster programs with our corporate supporters. Over the past year, donations of Delta Airlines Skymiles have helped our staff…
  • Rabbits, Chickens, Eggs, and Easter

    About.com Animal Rights
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Ready for a kinder, gentler Easter? If dying Easter eggs is a tradition in your family, try painting wooden eggs instead. It's a fun craft for all ages, and is egg-free and vegan! Eggs, even cage-free eggs, are the product of cruelty and exploitation....Read Full Post
  • To err

    Felis Catus
    Angela
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Any self-respecting feline will tell you: cats do not err. They do surprise you. They do make last-minute course corrections. But they do not make mistakes. N-O-N, no. Peachy: 100% lady, 0% error, 17 years and counting. Our species is a different story. We err in sloppy spectacular ways, so we’d best accept it and decide which ditch we prefer to careen into. I propose we err on the side of smiling too much, being an exclamation point instead of a colon, and making glorious fools of ourselves rather than grimacing with dignity. While we’re at it, let’s be too gentle with each…
  • Convicted! You Can't Just Beat an Opossum to Death Because She is an Opossum

    This Bitch Craves Attention: Animal Welfare in Los Angeles
    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Courtesy Google ImagesIt doesn't matter if you think an animal is a nuisance or a pet, gratuitously injuring or killing her is a crime in California.Jose Chavez, took a wooden stick to a fence outside his apartment where a mother opossum and her babies lay.   Chavez then struck the mom in the head, knocking her from the fence.  She attempted to escape, but Chavez took her, with babies attached to her, to and beat her until he killed her. Then, Chavez placed the dead mom and her live babies in a plastic bag and put them into a dumpster.Your spcaLA Humane Officers…
  • Animal Concerns Community - Farewell

    Animal Concerns News Service
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Animal Concerns Community (Animalconcerns.org) will cease operation at the end of August.
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    Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation

  • Discover Multiple Ways to Help HSUS Fly

    Wayne Pacelle
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    So many people support The HSUS because we are the top animal-care provider in our field and also the most influential and impactful advocacy organization, battling against dogfighting, puppy mills, the trade in ivory and rhino horn, commercial whaling, factory farming, and so many other problems. Skymiles donations have helped staff travel on critical animal rescue missions, including puppy mill rescues But in addition to making a gift to The HSUS, you can help bolster programs with our corporate supporters. Over the past year, donations of Delta Airlines Skymiles have helped our staff…
  • Full-Court Press in the Courts

    Wayne Pacelle
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Back in the late 1950s, The HSUS printed this mission statement on its membership cards: “Every Field of Humane Work—EVERYWHERE."  But even our founders could not have anticipated how today The HSUS and its affiliates bring so many tools to the fight.  The recent landmark legal victory in the International Court of Justice against Japan’s commercial whaling activities in the Southern Ocean has had me thinking about our work in the courts. In 2005, my colleague Mike Markarian and I reached out to Jonathan Lovvorn, then an attorney at a public interest law firm, about heading…
  • Seal Slaughter Resumes in Canada

    Wayne Pacelle
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Canada’s bloody commercial seal slaughter resumed yesterday, although with many fewer boats and participants than in past years. The offseason fishermen who seek to kill seals do so only because the federal government provides subsidies to help buy up the pelts. But their actions lead to an extraordinary loss of life in this seal nursery.  Today, I offer my latest video blog and commentary.   You can help stop Canada’s senseless seal slaughter by making a donation to The HSUS’ Protect Seals campaign, which is hard at work to shut down the commercial sealing industry.
  • Even More Winds of Change Blowing for Whales

    Wayne Pacelle
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    The latest pulse of good news for whales comes from an unlikely source – the tiny eastern Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the site of whaling since 1875, when the immigrant Scotsman William Wallace launched a whale hunt there.  But recently, a number of whalers led by Orson 'Balaam' Ollivierre have decided to lay down their harpoons and join the whale watching industry as an alternative. iStockphoto Whalers now realize there’s more money to be had from watching these Leviathans than killing them. This sort of personal transformation is driven by the forces of…
  • One More Big Whack Against Gestation Crates, With Progress Throughout Latin America

    Wayne Pacelle
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Today, Arcos Dorados--the largest operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee—demonstrated its commitment to improving animal welfare by introducing a new requirement for its pork suppliers to document plans to limit gestation crate use and promote group housing for sows within the next two years. The result applies to 20 Latin American countries, including Brazil and Mexico (two of the company’s largest markets). THE HSUS Pigs confined in gestation crates have no room to turn around or take a step forward or…
 
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    About.com Animal Rights

  • Rabbits, Chickens, Eggs, and Easter

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Ready for a kinder, gentler Easter? If dying Easter eggs is a tradition in your family, try painting wooden eggs instead. It's a fun craft for all ages, and is egg-free and vegan! Eggs, even cage-free eggs, are the product of cruelty and exploitation....Read Full Post
  • International Court Finds Japanese Whaling Illegal

    2 Apr 2014 | 9:05 pm
    A captured whale is butchered in Japan in 2001. On Monday, the United Nation's International Court of Justice confirmed what we all already knew: Japan's "scientific" whaling is a cover-up for their commercial whaling and violates the international ban on commercial whaling....Read Full Post
  • Activist Ryan Shapiro Sues NSA, FBI, DIA

    26 Mar 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Animal rights activist and MIT Ph.D. candidate Ryan Shapiro has filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Defense Intelligence Agency for their failure to respond to his Freedom of Information Act requests. Shapiro is working on his dissertation, titled, "Bodies at War: Animals, Science, and National Security in the United States," which examines how animal rights activists are marginalized under the guise of national security. As part of his dissertation research, Shapiro has filed approximately 700 FOIA requests with the FBI. The law gives…
  • Pigeon Shoot Canceled - 2,000 Birds Saved

    19 Mar 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Pigeon injured in a Pennsylvania pigeon shoot, 2010. Ducks Unlimited, a hunting organization, has canceled their March 20 pigeon shoot fundraiser that was scheduled to kill 2,000 birds, after pressure from animal advocates. Following an online campaign by SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) asking people to contact the organizers, Matt Coffey, senior communications specialist for Ducks Unlimited, wrote to SHARK in an email, "We have policies in place holding our staff and local volunteers to high ethical and moral standards, and do not condone wanton waste of wildlife or other…
  • Undercover Investigation of Animal Testing Lab

    12 Mar 2014 | 8:06 pm
    An undercover investigation at a British animal testing lab reveals how kittens and puppies are killed and cut up by workers; and breeding female dogs are killed after all of their puppies have been taken away and destroyed. Labs find it easier to kill them than to find homes for them. A disturbing and graphic video shows staff administering the lethal injections, cutting open small puppies, and disemboweling them so that their organs can be studied....Read Full Post
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    Felis Catus

  • To err

    Angela
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Any self-respecting feline will tell you: cats do not err. They do surprise you. They do make last-minute course corrections. But they do not make mistakes. N-O-N, no. Peachy: 100% lady, 0% error, 17 years and counting. Our species is a different story. We err in sloppy spectacular ways, so we’d best accept it and decide which ditch we prefer to careen into. I propose we err on the side of smiling too much, being an exclamation point instead of a colon, and making glorious fools of ourselves rather than grimacing with dignity. While we’re at it, let’s be too gentle with each…
  • Passed over

    Angela
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Some things do not make sense. For example: 1) That weird recurring dream in which you’re married to Dan Akroyd; 2) The way I find myself humming “Ode to Joy” when I clean litter boxes; 3) The fact that neither Angus nor Boris has yet been adopted. Angus, overcome with wonderment, per usual. On the surface, these lads have little in common. Abounding in decorum, Angus seems like he belongs on the London stage tackling Macbeth. Abounding in goofiness, Boris seems like he belongs on a couch next to a guy named Beavis. But these boys of spring share more than a concurrent…
  • Smudges of mystery

    Angela
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    It’s freeing to come clean about our smudges and strangeness. For instance: I wear more ruffles than is age-appropriate. I’m looking for a man who is equal parts Pope Francis and Jimmy Fallon. I habitually use more paper towels than required for the task at hand. I find some of the spam we get on Felis Catus awesomely hilarious.* And sometimes I struggle not to judge humans. It’s funny how we don’t do this with cats. We squish the fat ones. We wink at the one-eyed ones. We mosey with the slow ones and cheer for the weird ones. We lay like yin and yang with the…
  • Semper Edward

    Angela
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    There are certain things we speak before saying things better left unspoken. “Don’t take this the wrong way, but your cooking tastes like excrement.” “No offense, but I find you loathsome.” Or try this one on for size: “Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but Tabby’s Place only has really sick cats.” "Oh Lord, won't You buy me a Mercedes-Benz? No? How about a Marine? Actually that's way better..." There are a few unfit facets of this statement. It’s not true. Only about 30% of our cats are Special Needs…
  • Epilogues: March 2014

    Angela
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    We did it, kittens. We marched forth. We outlasted the year that seemed like always winter and never Christmas. And now, Aslan is on the move. Now, wild dingoes couldn’t keep us from blooming. Mystique enjoys dressing up as June Carter Cash and pretending Jonathan is Johnny. And those dang dingoes know better than to keep us from our monthly news roundup: Arrived: Sabina, Angus, Jerry, Harper (pictured in thumbnail), Psi, Evan, Vivica, Martha, Annie Adopted: Natasha, Storm, Alaric, Joon, KikiLola, Ursula, Sly, Camille, Benny, Jerry, Harper Returned: Gabriel Banished to Ringworm: Mario…
 
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    This Bitch Craves Attention: Animal Welfare in Los Angeles

  • Convicted! You Can't Just Beat an Opossum to Death Because She is an Opossum

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Courtesy Google ImagesIt doesn't matter if you think an animal is a nuisance or a pet, gratuitously injuring or killing her is a crime in California.Jose Chavez, took a wooden stick to a fence outside his apartment where a mother opossum and her babies lay.   Chavez then struck the mom in the head, knocking her from the fence.  She attempted to escape, but Chavez took her, with babies attached to her, to and beat her until he killed her. Then, Chavez placed the dead mom and her live babies in a plastic bag and put them into a dumpster.Your spcaLA Humane Officers…
  • Need Action: Help Ban Whales at SeaWorld

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    Assembly Bill 2140 entitled the "Orca Welfare and Safety Act",  introduced by Assemblymember Richard Bloom, would ban holding whales captive in California for entertainment purposes, would create an orca retirement program and ban captive breeding programs among other things. It is absolutely unacceptable that we, enlightened denizens of the 21st century should tolerate exploiting animals for entertainment purposes. Sticking a whale in a tank for his or her lifetime away from his or her social group, and sentenced to swim in circles and perform tricks is simply awful and certainly…
  • You Can Guess What I Have To Say About This

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    19 Mar 2014 | 2:26 pm
    A golden hair Tibetan Mastiff puppy, allegedly with some lion's blood is reported to have sold for 2 million dollars in China. According to NBC News - this is the most expensive dog in the world.Courtesy Google Images - not photo of dog in storyWhere did the lion blood come from? What is the procedure? Is it even true?  The dog is cute-but- frankly-  I am crying here.                                                            …
  • New Farm Bill Has Surprise For Dogfighters and Cockfighters!

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    25 Feb 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Google ImagesDeep within the new farm bill is an amendment to the federal animal fighting prohibition law (7 United States Code 2156) which is effective immediately. It is now a federal felony to bring a minor (under the age of 16) to a dogfight or cockfight. So often these fights are treated as family affairs which expose and desensitize young children to acts of bloody violence and animal cruelty.  Such exposure can impair a child from developing the ability to empathize with other living things - a characteristic typical of both adult and juvenile violent felony offenders. It is…
  • Healthy Giraffe Killed, Chopped and Fed to Big Cats in Front of Children

    Madeline Bernstein-spcaLA President
    10 Feb 2014 | 10:01 am
    Courtesy washingtonpost.com/google imagesZoos are no place for animals.Copenhagen Zoo killed, dissected and fed a giraffe, Marius, to their big cats while children watched. The zoo asserted that this giraffe, though healthy, possessed genes too common with the other giraffes in the zoo to be used in their breeding program. This was done despite both the posting of online petitions opposing this course of action and the offers of other facilities to take Marius.The zoo argued that such "culling" occurs in the wild and that they have similarly done this many times with goats, antelope and boar.
 
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    Animal welfare | The Guardian

  • Animal-rights activists picket Liam Neeson's NY home over horse carriages

    Guardian Staff
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Around 50 demonstrators fill Manhattan sidewalk Star is vocal supporter of carriage-horse industryAnimal-rights activists protesting outside the actor Liam Neeson's New York home on Saturday said they did not agree with him that the city's carriage horses should keep working.Neeson did not appear as about 50 demonstrators filled the sidewalk in front of his Manhattan apartment building. They held signs with such slogans as: "Liam Neeson: Stop Supporting Cruelty!" Continue reading...
  • Deaths, drugs, distress: why marine parks are losing their attraction

    Robin McKie
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:52 am
    Wildlife campaigners link fall in attendances with release of film that tells the story of how a killer whale turned on its trainerSomething disquieting happened at SeaWorld marine parks this year. Numbers attending the group's popular US centres between January and March dropped, from 3.5 million in 2013 to 3.05 million this year, a decline of 13%.Nor is it hard to guess the cause, say wildlife campaigners. They see a clear link between the attendance slide and the release last year of the documentary Blackfish which told the story of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau who was killed by…
  • Animal activism is great. Why can't we get as loud on (human) workers' rights? | Sadhbh Walshe

    Sadhbh Walshe
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    Save the horses? How about save the horse carriage drivers? It's time to focus on the everyday abuse endured by actual peopleThomas Quinn, an immigrant from Ireland, has been a horse carriage driver in New York City for 20 years. He will sometimes work seven days a week and by the time he's gotten his animals to and from their stable, fed and groomed for up to 10 hours a day.Quinn's two horses, Mickey and Murphy, have an easier schedule than their owner. They switch off days, never work for longer than nine hours at a time and get at least one 15-minute break after every two-hour working…
  • Animal rights activist jailed for six years for Huntington Life Sciences plot

    Press Association
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:18 am
    Debbie Vincent found guilty of involvement in European-wide campaign to terrorise animal testing firm and its suppliersA former soldier has been jailed for six years for her part in a conspiracy to blackmail an animal testing company through a campaign of terror involving improvised explosive devices and the desecration of graves.Debbie Vincent was found guilty last month at Winchester crown court of being part of a European-wide plot by the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (Shac) group against Cambridge-based Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS). Continue reading...
  • Undercover policeman poses as corporate security manager to convict activist | Guardian Undercover Blog

    Rob Evans
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:24 am
    Conviction of activist Debbie Vincent sheds light on undercover tacticsTomorrow, an animal rights activist is due to sentenced for her part in a conspiracy to blackmail the commercial testing firm, Huntingdon Life Sciences.The case has attracted some controversy as the activist, Debbie Vincent, has claimed that she is a "scapegoat" targeted because detectives could not catch the "real culprits" who have terrorised the company and its suppliers. Continue reading...
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    Advocacy for Animals

  • At Long Last, These Bears Are Saved

    Born Free USA
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:39 am
    For millennia, traditional Chinese medicine has employed bear bile and gallbladder in its medicinal remedies to treat a range of ailments, from headaches to hemorrhoids. Increasingly, as the value of bile went up, so, too, did the pressure on bear populations to supply the mounting demand. Hence, the development of bile farms in Asia in the 1980s and the widespread uncovering of bear carcasses across America, their abdomens sliced open and the gallbladders removed.
  • Action Alert from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

    National Anti-Vivisection Society
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    This week's Take Action Thursday reports on competing federal bills related to the protection of show horses; a bill that would suspend wolf hunting in Minnesota; and a call to support a Fish and Wildlife Service status review of gray wolf protection.
  • Building Bridges

    Animal Legal Defense Fund
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Animals, the Environment, and Fighting Climate Change by Stephen Wells, ALDF Executive Director — Our thanks to the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) for permission to republish this post, which originally appeared on the ALDF Blog on April 10, 2014. Animal agriculture is harming our planet. This point is highlighted in a recently released report […]
  • Who Am I?

    LMurray
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
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  • Animals in the News

    Gregory McNamee
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:17 am
    by Gregory McNamee The borderlands between Arizona and Sonora, a state in northwestern Mexico, are altogether too busy, territory claimed by mining trucks, border guards, migrant workers, criminals, tourists, ranchers, and environmentalists—to say nothing of jaguars. As we’ve written here, the big cat, extirpated from the region, seems bent on making a return to the […]
 
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    Animal Blog

  • Animal rights groups to fight Ontario’s spring bear hunt pilot

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:14 am
    Spec: Two animal rights groups are heading to court after the Ontario government announced a pilot project for a spring bear hunt this year. Animal Alliance of Canada and Zoocheck Canada will outline details of their legal action at a news conference this morning in Toronto…
  • Animal rights activist jailed for blackmail plot

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    BBC News: A woman convicted of being part of a blackmail plot against customers of an animal testing company has been jailed for six years. Debbie Vincent, of Croydon, conspired with members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) to target Cambridgeshire firm Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS). The Hampshire-based group published names of firms linked to HLS, knowing they would be targeted by activists…
  • ‘Whale Buffet’ In Japan As Whaling Supporters Vow To Defy World Court Ruling

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
    Huffington Post: Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members vowed Tuesday to continue whale hunts despite a world court ruling that ordered the country to halt its Antarctic whaling program. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told the meeting that Japan must protect its whale-eating culture and secure sources of whale meat. Japan as a maritime nation “has a policy of harvesting and sustainably using the protein source from the ocean, and that is unshakable,” Hayashi said…
  • Grey squirrel tops garden wildlife survey

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:56 am
    Guardian: Grey squirrels are the most spotted species of garden wildlife in the UK – but few people see the indigenous red squirrel, a survey has revealed. The second round of results from the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch(BGBW) show that nearly three-quarters (72%) of people see grey squirrels in their gardens at least once a month and 91% had spotted them at one time, but less than 3% reported monthly sightings of red squirrels and 93% of participants had never seen one in their garden…
  • Wildlife presenter Chris Packham to film the indiscriminate shooting of migrating birds on Malta

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    Wildlife Extra:  Heading a self-funded camera crew, wildlife presenter Chris Packham will be filing nightly reports on YouTube of the events in Malta, as thousands of illegal hunters kill all manner of migrating birds as they pass over the island on their way from Africa to their European breeding grounds. These films, which Packham says on his website (www.chrispackham.co.uk) will not make comfortable viewing, will be shown from Easter Monday until Saturday, 26 April. The annual spring slaughter on Malta, which last year involved at least 24 protected species, accounts for the deaths of…
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    Michael Markarian: Animals & Politics

  • Incredible Scam to Kill Inedible Wolves

    Michael Markarian
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    There is more fallout from the Michigan wolf hunt scandal, in which state legislators relied on and trafficked in exaggerated and even fabricated stories about wolf incidents as they went about authorizing a hunt on the state’s small population of wolves. Nearly two-thirds of all wolf incidents in the Upper Peninsula occurred on a single farm, where the individual farmer baited wolves with cattle and deer carcasses. As John Barnes of MLive.com reported yesterday, that farmer, John Koski, has agreed to plead guilty to charges of neglecting the guard donkeys provided to him by the state and…
  • Key Senators Step Up to Pass PAST Act

    Michael Markarian
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    A horse at the National Celebration in Shelbyville in 2013, one of many wearing chains and stacks. Contact your member of Congress today and ask them to pass the PAST act. The Senate Commerce Committee today approved, by a unanimous voice vote, S. 1406, the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Mark Warner, D-Va., has 51 cosponsors and is now ready for consideration by the full Senate. Its companion, H.R. 1518, by Reps. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., has 269 cosponsors in the House. We are grateful to all…
  • Foot-in-Mouth Disease Strikes Kentucky Senate candidate

    Michael Markarian
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    GOP Senate candidate Matt Bevin has offered a number of excuses, since news broke that he attended a rally organized to promote the legalization of cockfighting in Kentucky. He said he’s “never been to a cockfight, don’t condone cockfighting,” but stopped short of saying unequivocally that he opposes animal fighting or that he supports the enforcement of anti-cockfighting laws. Bevin also said he “doesn’t believe this is a federal issue, and the state government can handle it.” But the cockfighters at the event were advocating for the repeal of the state’s…
  • Kentucky’s Bevin Courts Cockfighting Vote

    Michael Markarian
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
    Politicians running for statewide office are known to show up at festivals, parades, county fairs, diners, a variety of commemorations, and even funerals. But it takes a very special kind of candidate to be a featured speaker at a  cockfighting rally, of all places. That’s what U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin did, when he attended an event Saturday organized to promote the legalization of cockfighting in Kentucky. Bevin, who is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky’s Republican primary, said he didn’t know it was a cockfighting event, and his campaign…
  • Buck Fever: Captive Hunting Industry Threatens Wildlife, Taxpayers

    Michael Markarian
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    An 18-month investigation by The Indianapolis Star, led by reporter and lifelong hunter Ryan Sabalow, has pulled back the curtain on the captive hunting industry in the United States. The remarkable four-part series, “Buck Fever,” exposes the breeding of “Frankenstein” deer with monstrous racks sold for tens of thousands of dollars and shot at fenced hunting preserves, the reckless practices that threaten native wildlife, livestock, and our food supply with deadly diseases, and the cost to taxpayers for multi-million dollar government eradication efforts. A deer at a captive hunting…
 
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    ASPCA Professional

  • Spotlight On: John Baird, Cleveland’s Chief ACO

    ASPCApro Blog
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    Friday, April 18 2014With 35 years of animal control service under his belt, John Baird, Chief Animal Control Officer for the City of Cleveland, has both experienced and contributed to significant changes in the profession over the last three decades. We can’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week than to share his industry insights in honor of his hard work and that of all the dedicated ACOs in the field. ASPCApro: How and when did you get started in animal control?John Baird: I moved from my parents’ home when I was 19 years old and…
  • ...AND He Loves To Cuddle!

    emilyw
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Thursday, April 17 2014Dr. Emily Weiss shares new research on remote adoptions saving lives.  Joan’s eyes sparkled, and she looked as if she could not quite stay still in her skin as she described her most recent adoption. She was able to send home a kitty who had been overlooked for way too long… Joan had spent a few hours visiting with this cat during his stay, and she knew some important things about him – how he loved to cuddle in her lap and have his belly scratched just so. Knowing the adopter was interested in a real cuddler, she simply suggested that the adopter spend a few…
  • Wordless Wednesday

    ASPCApro Blog
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Wednesday, April 16 2014Something is afoot here…  Come on in and tell us what’s going on.
  • Have You Thanked an ACO Today?

    ASPCApro Blog
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    Tuesday, April 15 2014It’s National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week—time to reflect on how thankful we are for these lifesaving hometown heroes. ACOs, we salute your compassion, your hard work and your tremendous dedication to protecting the communities and animals you serve. You can read more about this celebratory week here, and please share our special thank you graphic in honor of ACOs everywhere. Click to share this on Facebook P.S. In case you missed it the first time, this is a great week to catch the webinar recording of “Proactive Community Animal Control.” Todd…
  • Tip of the Week: Hand Over Your Badge, Please

    ASPCApro Blog
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:36 am
    Monday, April 14 2014Ready to kick off National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week? We’ve got some special blogs planned now through Friday—please be sure to check back! Todd Stosuy, Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter’s field services manager and current president of the National Animal Care and Control Association, knows how important it is for ACOs to be prepared when they’re out in the field. That’s why he’s always armed—with stickers! Stosuy says the junior animal control officer stickers, like the one shown here, put kids at ease. When responding to what turned out to…
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    Cat Care Society News Feed Blog

  • Thumbs up, Puma! Let's find this handsome brown tabby his forever home...soon!

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Today, Suellen Scott escorted Puma to Petline9 with Kirk Montgomery.Puma is a domestic short hair brown Tabby, 9 years old. He is micro chipped, neutered, & vaccinated. He is looking for an indoor home with a lap. He loves attention and being petted. He is very active and like to chase toys. Puma has been to schools and nursing homes on behalf of his feline friends at CCS. Puma is special needs; he has a prescription diet due to his early stages of renal disease. He is available for Cat Care Society's Perpet-U-Care program. The Cat Clinic at CCS will provide $250 of services per year…
  • It's Lavender Kitten Season at Cat Care Society; Don't Miss Out

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Lavender Kittens!The miniature version of Cat Care Society's popular Lavender Cats are back, but for a limited time only during Kitten Season 2014 at Meow Mart (located in the Cat Care Society shelter at 5787 W. 6th Avenue).Don’t miss out. Each little handmade cat contains dried lavender blossoms grown in the Pacific Northwest. They’d love to sit on your desk, dresser, or windowsill, softly scenting your world and making you smile!Lavender Kittens are $3 each Lavender Cats are $7 each or two for $12. Our special thanks to Linda Langsted, adoption assistant and volunteer, who spearheads…
  • Lakewood Pet Examiner: 'Elephant Bar supports Feasting for Felines'

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Quoting from Carrie Dow's Examiner.com column:"Both of the metro area’s Elephant Bar locations are supporting the cats at the Cat Care Society with a Feasting for Felines dine out event next Wednesday, April 16. Twenty percent of the day’s proceeds will go to the Cat Care Society.The dining is from 11 AM to 10 PM next Wednesday. Guests must present this special Elephant Bar flyer to their server before ordering. Tax, gratuity, alcohol, merchandise and gift card purchases are not included in this offer. Elephant Bar offers global cuisine mixing together the best of Asia and the Americas…
  • Thank you, Cat Care Society Volunteers, for 716 Years of Service!

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Did you know: Cat Care Society may be 33 years old, but collectively our volunteer team has logged 716 years of service to help make CCS what it is today.Thank you, Cat Care Society Volunteers. We appreciate you this week (Volunteer Appreciation Week in America) and every week for all you do!  http://youtu.be/8L_bgzoht24Learn more about the CCS Volunteer Program:http://www.catcaresociety.org/volunteers.html
  • Feasting For Felines Fundraiser at Denver Elephant Bars Wed April 16th

    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    Denver's two Elephant Bar locations in Belmar and Greenwood Village will raise funds for Cat Care Society 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014.Twenty percent of proceeds -- excluding tax, gratuity, alcohol, merchandise and/or gift cards -- go to Cat Care Society.Just bring in this flyer and present it to your server for lunch or dinner.Go to a http://www.elephantbar.com to view the menu.
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