Animal cruelty and the problem of cockfighting (video)

This week has seen a lively discussion about wholesale commercial dog breeding facility planned for Gorham, NY. It's been interesting to hear from both sides and to see the passion that people have for the humane treatment of dogs. Here's a story from the Humane Society of the United States that should make you think beyond puppies: cockfighting. When animal lovers think of blood sport in the animal world, they usually think of pit bulls and Michael Vick. But Dr. Oran Smith, the executive … [Read more...]

Donate your Halloween pumpkins to feed wildlife

Now that Halloween is over, don't just throw your Jack O'Lanterns in the trash. Use them to benefit wildlife! The folks at Animal Advocates in Los Angeles, CA posted a reminder on their Facebook page this week reminding people to donate their pumpkins to animal wildlife centers. I've heard of rescue centers needing pet supplies. But how can old vegetables help with the rehabilitation of sick and injured wildlife animals? Mary Cummings from Animal Advocates told me that centers like theirs … [Read more...]


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