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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”