Posts in category "animal cruelty"

Best Friends Shoots for No Kill L.A.

Best Friends Shoots for No Kill L.A.
Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles executive director Mark Peralta has done big things….chats with me HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on how LosAngeles is moving to zero kill of healthy, adoptable pets.Peralta explains the three steps are: Preventing animals to come into the shelter in the first place, primarily spay/neuter Encourage adoptions... Read more »

NO to Puppy Mills: YES to Ordinance Banning Pet Store Sales Dogs, Cats, Rabbits

NO to Puppy Mills: YES to Ordinance Banning Pet Store Sales Dogs, Cats, Rabbits
Dogs, cats or rabbits will not longer be sold at pet stores, as the Chicago City Council Committee on Licensing and Consumer Protection unanimously approved the The Companion Animal and Consumer Protection ordinance,March 4, introduced by Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza and forwarded by the non-profit Puppy Mill Project. Among those who testified FOR the proposed... Read more »

Banning Dog and Cat Sales at Pet Stores, Alderman James Cappleman on WGN Radio

Banning Dog and Cat Sales at Pet Stores, Alderman James Cappleman on WGN Radio
Alderman James Cappleman,(46th ward) on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio….Listen HERE…. talking about the proposed Chicago Ordinance, The Companion Animal and Consumer Protection ordinance, which would prevent pet stores from selling dogs or cats. After all, those animals are from puppy mills or commercial facilities. However, the bill will allow, even encourage, pet stores to instead adopt dogs... Read more »
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Puppy Mill Dogs to be Banned from Chicago Pet Stores

Puppy Mill Dogs to be Banned from Chicago Pet Stores
Keep puppy mill puppies out of pet stores – that’s the essence of  the proposed ordinance called The Companion Animal and Consumer Protection ordinance, which will limit the retail sale of dogs and cats from pet stores to only animals sourced from government-run shelters (such as Chicago Animal Care and Control), nonprofit rescue organizations or... Read more »

Boycott Watching Olympics: From Killing Dogs to Human Rights

Boycott Watching Olympics: From Killing Dogs to Human Rights
It was the rounding up of stray dogs, an attempted extermination, which led me say in a blog post what has apparently been quoted around the world. “If you do watch the Olympics cuddled up on the sofa with your four-legged best friend, think of the dogs (or cats) outside that Olympic venue or down... Read more »

Chicago Dog Show is the Greatest Show, Not So Great for Dogs in Sochi

Chicago Dog Show is the Greatest Show, Not So Great for Dogs in Sochi
International Kennel Club of Chicago Show’s Susan Olsen pops into the studio on Steve Dale’s Pet World, Sunday February 9, 6:35 AM CDT; listen at 720 AM or here.  I’ve always maintained with the pomp and circumstance that goes along with the Westminster Dog Show, the IKC Chicago dog show actually has a lot more... Read more »
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Taliban Holding Dog Hostage

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A British military working dog has been captured by the Taliban, and appears in a newly released hostage video. The dog, named Colonel, was apparently taken during a raid in Afghanistan’s eastern Laghman province on Dec. 23, the Daily Telegraph reports. However, the video was just released now – at least, apparently so. In the video,... Read more »

Killing Stray Dogs in Sochi, Commentary

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Dogs exterminated in Sochi….Keith Olbermann offers the most eloquent commentary on the matter. He’s right of course, and he made me cry. This isn’t about Russian politics, but it is about what the spirit of the Olympics is ‘supposed’ to be. All that wonderful pageantry of the opening ceremonies, a complete facade. With all that’s... Read more »

Stray Dogs in Sochi: Take Home a Puppy with Your Gold

Stray Dogs in Sochi: Take Home a Puppy with Your Gold
Stray dogs are an issue is Sochi – and the long time policy is to attempt to exterminate as many as possible. Perhaps, along with bringing home the Gold – our athletes (and others) can bring home a puppy. A makeshift shelter, found near the Olympic Village, has about 80 dogs, all available for adoption.... Read more »
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Ban on Selling Puppies in Pet Stores

Ban on Selling Puppies in Pet Stores
Buying a puppy from a pet store means the dog was likely raised in a commercial facility, and most likely a puppy mill. Publicity in recent years has revealed just how awful the puppy mills are; commercial breeding facilities are better – but still ultimately they are also puppy factories. Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza... Read more »