Sgt. Rex to be reuinited with Iraq War veteran Corporal Megan Leavey (Updated)

Iraq War veteran Corporal Megan Leavey and Sgt. Rex (photo http://schumer.senate.gov)

  Iraq War veteran Corporal Megan Leavey and Sgt. Rex (photo http://schumer.senate.gov)  ** See end of post for updates!** U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer launched an online petition last week, urging the United States Air Force to reunite Sergeant Rex*, a military working dog, with his former partner, Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient Corporal Megan Leavey. The two had served together helping to identify and disable roadside bombs in Iraq. Leavey and Sgt. Rex were severely injured … [Read more...]

Story of Romney’s dog tied to roof angers dog lovers (and voters)

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With the Republican primaries well underway and the 2012 election looming on the horizon, it's not the economy or immigration or war that's captured the attention of some voters. It's dogs.Specifically, Mitt Romney's dog and his questionable treatement of the family pet on a 12-hour trip to Canada in the 80s. A story at BusinessInsider.com sums up the story this way:"Back in 1983, Mitt Romney traveled 12 hours to Canada with his Irish Setter, Seamus, strapped to the roof of the car in a … [Read more...]

Bob Barker, Jorja Fox appear before Congress in defense of Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act

This week, former "Price is Right" host Bob Barker, "CSI" actress Jorja Fox and others from animal rights groups appeared on Capital Hill in support of the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA), which was introduced in Congress on Wednesday by Northern Virginia Democrat, Representative Jim Moran."Based upon publically available research, including video and photographic evidence, it is clear that traveling circuses cannot provide the proper living conditions for exotic animals. This … [Read more...]


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