ASPCA Responds to Michael Vick Interview on ’60 Minutes’

September 5, 2009

Ed Sayres, President and CEO of The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) issued the following statement regarding Michael Vick’s interview with “60 Minutes.”

What is the Definition of “Cruel?”

August 31, 2009

The word ‘cruel’ as used in this article shall mean: every act, omission, or neglect, including abandonment, where unnecessary or unjustifiable pain or suffering, including abandonment, is caused or where unnecessary pain or suffering is allowed to continue.

Six Hours in the Day of a Chained Dog

August 7, 2009

In eight minutes, this video will show you six hours in the life of a dog chained in the backyard without food or water on a day when the temperatures are expected to be 92 degrees.

364 Days: And Still Brindi Remains Impounded in Halifax

July 22, 2009

Here’s the latest news regarding the ongoing injustice that seems to remain heaped upon an outspoken dog owner, Francesca Rogier, and her impounded dog, Brindi. Let’s Free Brindi!

Help Stop Alaska’s Wolf Slaughter

July 22, 2009

So far, more than 1,000 wolves have been chased down by gunmen in low-flying aircraft and killed with high-powered rifles. This year alone, more than 250 wolves have been killed — putting the 2008/2009 aerial wolf killing season on pace to become the deadliest in years.

Hot Dogs in Hot Cars

July 17, 2009

Dog owners: If it’s past 70 degrees outside, leave your pet at home. If you have to take your dog, take precautions! Park in a shaded area where the entire car is in the shade; leave all windows down at least 8 inches; leave several bowls of cold, iced water on the floor in the shade; and keep your visit inside the store to a few minutes.

Help Us FREE Brindi!

July 7, 2009

They say you have to walk in someone’s shoes to understand what they feel. But sometimes, all you have to do is look down the path they have walked to understand enough to stand with them. These days, we seem to be given few options BUT to stand with Francesca Rogier as she continues her walk down the path to her dog’s freedom.

Can you help FREE Brindi?

June 29, 2009

Do you have any items you would donate to help raise funds to defray the legal costs of getting Brindi released from the SPCA in Nova Scotia? She was seized by authorities and impounded in July 2008.

Must a Cat Live with an Abuser? Nope.

June 26, 2009

As often sadly happens in cases of domestic violence, the man and woman reconcile and continue to live together. But what about the pets from that relationship; the quietly suffering. Do they get any justice? Any choice?

Stu: Innocent LA Dog Could be Euthanized

June 24, 2009

The California Court of Appeals today ruled that the City’s sentence of death against Stu, a ten year-old dog with a record of one biting incident four years ago, when Stu had himself just been injured, could stand.

Animal Cruelty Through the Eyes of a Child

June 23, 2009

My name is Maria Ewan and I am 11 years old. I live in Marlton, New Jersey. I am writing this letter to you because I want to give you a song I dedicated to animals being abused.

LA Dog Jailed in Shelter for Almost 4 Years

June 18, 2009

Another story has surfaced today about a dog being held in by Animal Services for a ridiculous amount of time for less than logical reasons. I swear dogs do better in the wild than in the company of domesticated humans. In a nutshell, a dog, Stu, gets rescued from the streets in 2000 and lives happily and comfortable with his owner, Jeff de la Rosa, and two other dogs. Life is good.

US Supreme Court to Directly Address Animal Cruelty

June 18, 2009

For the first time in more than fifteen years, the United States Supreme Court will directly address the issue of animal cruelty, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a brief in defense of the animals’ interests.

“Best Places to be an Animal Abuser” in Canada

June 13, 2009

Based on a detailed comparative analysis of the animal protection laws of each jurisdiction, researching twelve distinct categories of provisions throughout hundreds of pages of statutes, the report recognizes the provinces and territories where laws protecting animals have real teeth, and calls out those tied for worst in Canada this year for animal protection laws — where animal abusers get off easy.

Texas Legislature Adjourns Without Passing Major Animal Protection Bills

June 12, 2009

The Texas legislature adjourned at midnight on June 1, after a session full of tough fights on several animal protection issues. Progress was made on important measures, although several bills died in the waning hours of the session.

Pet Lemon Law Ignores the Pet

June 3, 2009

Consumers would have 20 days to return a dog or cat that is sick at the time of the sale. The bill also gives consumers 6 months to recognize that a dog or cat has a congenital defect that adversely affects or will adversely affect the health of such dog or cat and return that animal under the same “pet lemon law.”