What to do when Animal Control comes knocking

June 25, 2011

by George J. Eigenhauser Jr. (an attorney at law licensed in the State of California since 1979 and practices in the areas of civil litigation and estate planning) ANTI-PET ENFORCEMENT What Every Pet Owner Needs to Know Pet owners and ethical breeders are increasingly being targeted. Disgruntled neighbors may retaliate against pet owners and many […]

Will you vigil for the sled dogs on April 23rd?

April 15, 2011

As we finally start to really embrace a more humane lifestyle for our animals — pets, farm animals and wildlife, we must make ourselves available to the situations we encounter and respond appropriately. Both the situations that we know of and those that will arise.

Texas HB 3450 Saves Lives!

March 25, 2011

Houston shelters kill roughly 80,000 animals a year. San Antonio, Dallas, and other shelters kill tens of thousands as well. But that number will soon plummet if legislation introduced into the Texas Legislature becomes law. The Texas Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA), H.B. 3450 introduced by Representative Jessica Farrar, would require shelters to follow practices that allowed communities like Austin, Texas to save 92% of all dogs and cats last month.

Answer: Because Canada bludgeons seals to death?

March 22, 2011

Harp seals from Canada are showing up in U.S. waters in greater numbers and farther south than usual, and biologists want to know why. Seems obvious, doesn’t it? They don’t want to be bashed in the head anymore.

IFAW/EU Seal Ban: Canada Challenges EU’s Right to Say “No”

February 20, 2011

So the World Trade Organization says “no” to Canada’s seal products derived from extreme cruelty, but Canada’s Federal Fisheries Minister, Gail Shea, wants to force the region to accept their bloodstained products anyway.

Where Animal Abusers Get Off Easy in US

December 22, 2010

Kentucky, North Dakota, Idaho, Mississippi and Iowa are the five best states in the country to be an animal abuser, according to a new report released today by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF).

Can you love some more?

August 24, 2010

Think what the impact would be if all the animal lovers adopted a cat or dog from a rescue or a shelter. It would be a revolution. It would be a blessing. And it is a possibility.

The species we made dependent…

July 30, 2010

Dogs have been bred for millenia to serve humans: as companions, workers and protectors. They are utterly subservient to our treatment and rely entirely on us for food, shelter, affection, amusement and good health. All they really require is the most minimal of care and compassion and we continue to fail them. We show more reverence and good will to the very least and most despicable of our own species while constantly using and abusing the faithful creatures that have been at our side for centuries.

Brindi is home!

July 9, 2010

  FREE AT LAST! Word is slowly making its way across the universe…. Brindi has been released and is finally home again! After 715 days. Specifically, the message on Facebook reads like this: I am THRILLED to report to you that in an unexpected development, I learned this morning that the judge’s assistant told HRM’s […]

With regards to Judge Alanna Murphy

May 1, 2010

  I wonder if Judge Murphy knows the extended joy felt in waves around the world yesterday as news of her ruling circumnavigated the world faster than the speed of sound or light. I wonder if she has any idea how much happiness she created within the hearts of more people than she can perhaps […]

Times, they have to change.

April 24, 2010

Pet overpopulation is a myth. A word that justifies killing. Demographics show that more people will be looking for pets this year than shelters kill. Please adopt a rescue or shelter pet. If you aren’t ready to adopt, consider fostering a cat or dog.

We can’t save ’em all

April 14, 2010

I am not at all comfortable with that statement. I feel it gives us permission to not try as hard as we might. It gives our heart an “excuse” when things don’t work out. And for some, it gives reason to not even get involved in the first place because “we can’t save ’em all.”

Why does a dog lick his…

April 10, 2010

  Well, you probably know where the rest of that question is heading without me telling you. I heard that question posed as an analogy, a philosophy of sorts, many years ago. The answer is, “Because he can.” I think that despite its rather crude exterior, the question makes a valid point: we CAN. Beyond […]

Lighting candles

April 9, 2010

  “Yes dear, someone’s turned the light out, put the pieces out of touch. Do we now try lighting candles? Does it really matter quite that much?” – author unknown These are the words from a poem I read in high school. I can still remember them clearly thirty-some years later because I added music […]

Give peace a chance

April 8, 2010

  This morning, I spent a little extra time in bed snuggling. This time it was with a cat named Sebastian, and two dogs, Bosco and BooGee. This time, it was because I did not feel like starting the day. I thought of Paketo. She had the funniest little quirk to her meow. She would […]

The round pegs in the square holes.

April 5, 2010

  As we head into a new week and as we head into the two weeks leading up to Francesca’s next court date — April 16, 2010, I am reminded of the words Apple‘s Steve Jobs authored. It speaks to those people who inspire us and motivate us. Those who go out on a limb […]