Posts tagged "rabbits"

Veterinary Professionals Stand Together Against Puppy Mills

Veterinary Professionals Stand Together Against Puppy Mills
“I don’t understand how in a country of animal lovers, puppy mills can be tolerated,” says Chicago veterinarian Dr. Scott Rovner. “Now, we’ve finally begun to speak up and do something about it; we need to.” Rovner and a Chicago colleague, Dr. Jane Lohmar (with this reporter) recently founded a loosely-knit organization called Veterinary Professionals... Read more »

New Ordinance to Ban Dogs, Cats, Rabbits to be Sold at Pet Stores is Challenged

New Ordinance to Ban Dogs, Cats, Rabbits to be Sold at Pet Stores is Challenged
I talk about the new challenge to Chicago’s ban on dogs, cats and rabbits sold at pet stores. And, I address some of the issues brought up by those wanting to fight the city’s ban on pet sales.                   I explain HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World,... Read more »

Puppy Mill Bill Drama Continues in Cook County

Puppy Mill Bill Drama Continues in Cook County
Banning sales of dogs, cats and rabbits was unanimously passed by Cook County Commissioners in April.  However, a month later, Commissioners Joan Patricia Murphy and Liz Gorman said they were unhappy with that ordinance (which they both voted for) and suggested an amendment. As reported by my ChicagoNow colleague Kathy Mordini, the Murphy/Gorman amendment, and... Read more »
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Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance Unanimously Endorses Fritchey's Plan

Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance Unanimously Endorses Fritchey's Plan
Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance  in Cook County Should Move Ahead as Planned Chicago, IL—On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the Cook County Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance, a proposal from Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey and supported by The Puppy Mill Project, joining the City of Chicago... Read more »

When Puppy Mills Go Away I Will Change My Mind

When Puppy Mills Go Away I Will Change My Mind
This is blog post  2,500.   I’ve written about many topics in nearly six years as a ChicagoNow blogger.  I’ve averaged writing over a blog post a day.  My first few blogs were about breed specific bans, a common topic for me – for which I will offer a special announcement this summer. My blog helped to... Read more »

Rabbit Island, a Stampede of Rabbits

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Rabbits are now a world’s top tourist destination.  Just a couple miles off the coast of Takehara, Japan, lies a small island with a dark history, wild parks and a large population of rabbits all eager for tourist attention. Okunoshima, which is nicknamed Rabbit Island, has a circumference of just 2.5 miles and attracts thousands... Read more »
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Rabbits and Easter - the Truth Doesn't Favor Rabbits

Rabbits and Easter - the Truth Doesn't Favor Rabbits
Rabbits have nothing to do with Easter – at least not the real religious sense; it’s a cultural screw up. Let’s start with Easter eggs. Show me a rabbit, just one, that lays eggs, and I’ll show you a a pig that can fly. Of course, rabbits are mammals and don’t lay eggs.  According to... Read more »

Chicago Won't Support Puppy Mills, Politics Tonight

Chicago Won't Support Puppy Mills, Politics Tonight
Puppy Mill Project is where the movement began with Cari Meyers, and submitted to City Council by Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, Chicago no longer will allow dogs, cats or rabbits to be sold at pet stores. Meyers, Mendoza and myself spoke on CLTV with “Politics Tonight” host Paul Lisnek. My interview on Steve Dale’s... Read more »

Tularemia: It Doesn't Sound Good

Tularemia: It Doesn't Sound Good
Tularemia is a disease of animals and humans (and also it’s zoonotic – so it may go back and forth between animals and people). Its  caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. Rabbits, hares, and also rodents are especially susceptible and often die in large numbers during outbreaks. In fact, tularemia is sometimes referred to as rabbit fever. What... Read more »
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Dog Training 101; Old Shelter, New Look; Pet Rabbits: Steve Dale's Pet World

Dog Training 101; Old Shelter, New Look; Pet Rabbits: Steve Dale's Pet World
Dog training is the topic when we start the show, on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio, starting 1 p.m. CDT on March 30, www.wgnradio.com or 720 AM.  Renown dog trainers Wendy DeCarlo-Young and Dennis Damon of the Dog Obedience Group will show me how to “sit.” Perhaps, I will also roll over. Most important,... Read more »
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