Posts tagged "dogfighting"

Breed Specific Legislation Position Statement: BSL is Ineffective

Breed Specific Legislation Position Statement: BSL is Ineffective
At the Animal Behavior Symposium on July 25, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) announced a new position statement on breed-specific legislation (BSL). This is when communities, ironically including Denver, where the Symposium was held, ban specific dog breeds. Pit bull-type dogs are always at the top of the list – sometimes the... Read more »

Gov, Quinn Supports Dogs & Police; Illinois is Most Humane State in America

Gov, Quinn Supports Dogs & Police; Illinois is Most Humane State in America
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn   signed into law a bill l to mandate training so law enforcement can better understand canine signaling or what the intent of a dog may be; Listen HERE – as the Governor signed the bill LIVE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. In part, what motivated the bill was... Read more »

Broadcasting from WGN; Gov. Quinn Signs Dog Education Bill

Wrigley Field truly made into a field of dreams, playing whiffle ball to raise money for underprivileged kids. Here's the view from where we broadcast
This is a behind-the-scenes look of my part of this particular WGN Radio broadcast of Steve Dale’s Pet World, on August 24. For starters, the show was broadcast live from Wrigley Field as a part of a day-long event, the Wood Family Foundation Celebrity Wiffle for a Diffle (wiffle baseball at Wrigley Field to support kids in need).... Read more »
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Gov. Quinn Signs Bill to Mandate Police Training: Steve Dale's Pet World

Gov. Quinn Signs Bill to Mandate Police Training: Steve Dale's Pet World
Steve Dale’s Pet World, August 24 radio show will be broadcast from Wrigley Field, starting at 1 p.m. CDT,  as a part of several WGN Radio broadcasts of the Wood Family Foundation celebrity Wiffle for a Diffle (wiffle baseball at Wrigley for charity). Listen at 720 AM or here. At 1:45 Illinois Governor Pat Quinn... Read more »

Michael Vick Takes Dog Training Classes

Michael Vick Takes Dog Training Classes
Michael Vick taking dog training classes? What do I make of that? I’m honestly not sure. But, according to a report in USA Today, it’s true.  Vick admitted in October that his family owned a dog, something that he was legally allowed to do after his probation expired last summer. “I understand the strong emotions by... Read more »

Pit Bull Type Dogs, Their Images Slowly Being Resurrected

Pit Bull Type Dogs, Their Images Slowly Being Resurrected
If there’s a dog breed that represents Chicago – it’s actually not a breed but a mix of breeds which offers certain common features – we call these dogs pit bulls. Pit bull-looking dogs may be the most common dog in the city, and is arguably at the moment among the most common All American... Read more »
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Rockin' for Rescue Benefits the Trio Animal Foundation

Rockin' for Rescue Benefits the Trio Animal Foundation
the Trio Animal Foundation presents Rockin’ for Rescue, May 19. Trio helps many Chicago shelters – they remove dogs with special needs, provide medical care and eventually forever homes. They’ve saved countless animals, from the Animal Welfare League of Chicago and others. Of course, their good work requires dollars – Rockin’ for Rescue is a... Read more »

Dogfighting App Is No Game

Dogfighting App Is No Game
By Steve Dale I’m a journalist and, of course, I believe in free speech. However, certain lines are drawn all the time. For example, I don’t know of a video game or telephone app that teaches players how to abuse children. However, there’s now what I believe to be a comparable app through which participants... Read more »

This Blog Post: Number 1,000

This Blog Post: Number 1,000
For about 18 months I’ve been the author of this blog – and I hope you join in celebrating my 1,000th post! Perhaps, I have set a pet blogger record. If so, I hope for the Tribune Company to present me with a silver scooper. When the Tribune launched ChicagoNow, I noted there was a... Read more »
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Pit Bull Fact and Fiction

In many places the over-population problem among dogs, and their numbers in shelters has diminished a lot! However, it seems most shelters in most places do have an abundance of Pit Bull-type dogs.
Pit Bulls today really do get a bad rap. A recent Yahoo.com story told the truth. Historically, Pit Bulls have always been terrific family dogs. It’s true, from Poodles to Pomeranians – all dogs are loyal, and love their families…Somehow, some way that devotion ranks even higher among Pit Bulls. In fact, they were chosen... Read more »
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