Dogs in cars in summer: bad idea!

How long does it take for a car to get HOT?

July 12, 2016

Yep, it’s that time of the year in the northern hemisphere: summer. And without fail, there are people who somehow feel that their dog will be just fine in the car with the window cracked because they won’t be gone long. Well… that just ain’t so! Tests have shown that cracking windows open does not decrease […]

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).

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.”

Day 10. City of Halifax red-faced on tape

March 6, 2010

Here you will hear the conversation between one of the members of Let’s Adopt! (South Africa), calling from Johannesburg and Miss Mary Ellen Donovan, Legal Advisor to Mayor Peter Kelly of the city of Halifax. This will help you understand the problems Brindi and Francesca Rogier have been suffering during the last 19 months.

Day 7. Brindi: A wrong proposition

March 3, 2010

You make a mistake, it is you who should pay. It is never the animal, it is the human, who makes things go wrong. The payment should be in proportion to the crime.

What can the Nova Scotia SPCA learn from Tiger Woods?

February 19, 2010

What can the Nova Scotia SPCA learn from Tiger Woods?

Vick Reality: Bally Total Fitness drops out

February 16, 2010

Kudos to Bally Total Fitness! I received an email from them today regarding my request that they refrain from supporting the Michael Vick reality show slated to appear on BET. They stated that they have “blocked all future advertising during this program.”

Email sponsors of Michael Vick’s reality show!

February 12, 2010

Please e-mail the sponsors of the Michael Vick Reality Show and express your opposition to their financial support of the program. As a result of their advertising, Vick is profiting from a lucrative reality television contract.

Petition Against Awarding Michael Vick the Ed Block Courage Award

December 29, 2009

In my wildest dreams, I cannot imagine Michael Vick as an inspiration — unless I misunderstand the definition of “inspiration.” If you feel something similar, please add your name to the petition and pass it along to your friends.

Another Vick-diculous Moment

December 26, 2009

I feel I am being played by one of the greatest marketing campaigns to date: making Michael Vick look like an underdog in the Michael Vick dog fighting scandal. And while I hate giving him any mention at all, I also feel I do a disservice to the dogs he killed and the dogs he abused in HIS dog fighting participation to not make mention of this ridiculous ploy.

Moving on from Michael Vick? Not yet.

December 15, 2009

Sometimes I worry that I can’t seem to let go of the Michael Vick issue. I wonder if maybe I’ve written too much about it, and that at some point those of us who own and love dogs need to move forward – forgive and forget and get on with our lives.

Humane Society launches puppy mill hotline

December 11, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States has launched a national telephone tip line to report suspected cruelty or unlawful activities involving pet breeding facilities. The hotline, 1-877-MILL-TIP, is available to anyone with information of a possible crime involving puppy mills.

Wild horse and burro program: MUST NOT KILL THEM!!!

December 2, 2009

Assault Planned on Last Stronghold of Wild Horse Herds –
2,500 Wild Horses to be Rounded Up in Dead of Winter

Daisy Foundation of Calgary

October 19, 2009

Daisy Foundation – Our mission is to promote stiffer penalties against animal abusers which in turn assists in the rescue of abused animals. We also want to bring to the government’s attention that there is a proven statistical link between animal abusers and serial killers.