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November 2012

Dog-fighting ring busted in Florida

A major dog-fighting ring has been busted in Florida.

On the Environment: BP suspended and Amazon deforestation rate is down

On the environmental front, there are two areas of good news this week: The Environmental Protection Agency as announced BP has received a suspension from being issued new contracts with the US government. The Associated Press reports the EPA suspension has arrised due to BP’s “lack of business integrity as demonstrated by the company’s conduct […]

Ohio puppy mill bill on the way to governor’s desk

After the Ohio Senate put a 32-1 final vote stamp on the state’s anti-puppy mill bill, the measure will go to governor’s pen to be signed into law. 10TV.com reports Kellie DiFrishchia, director of the animal rescue group Columbus Dog Connection, called the Senate vote a great day for dogs. If the governor does sign […]

Sled dog killer given light sentence – and Oklahoma forms animal-welfare roundtable

The man who killed 100 sled dogs in Whistler, B.C. Canada back in 2010 was handed a very light punishment in court – “three years probation, 200 hours of community service, a $1,725 fine, a three-year ban on commercial involvement with animals and a 10-year firearms ownership prohibition” – according to a story posted Friday […]

Greyhound racing industry again tries to justify deaths with displaced math

I am continually amazed by the greyhound racing industry’s excuses for abusing and killing dogs. GREY 2K USA has reported 24 greyhounds died and 175 were injured between January 2011 and July 2012 at Iowa’s two tracks – Council Bluffs and Dubuque Iowa. The industry’s justification for the horrible numbers? – They conduct a lot […]

Sound blasting in the Earth’s oceans is harming whales and dolphins

Are we harming and killing whales and dolphins through various blast of sound in the oceans?

Amazing advancement in treating paralysis in dogs

Multiple news sources are reporting this week on an amazing advancement in treating paralysis in dog, where olfactory ensheathing cells (OEC), which the body uses for the repair of nerve fibres in the nose, are being used on spinal injuries. Smithsonian.com notes the nose is the only part of the body where nerve fibers continue to […]

Happy Thanksgiving to all animals lovers

Our band of rescues has already been sniffing around the kitchen and attempting to check out the source of the smells on the counters. From our family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful day of Thanksgiving and that you are able spend important time with family and friends – including the more furry […]

Man gets VERY light sentence for dog fighting

I just can’t believe how soft our criminal justice system still is on violent criminals. Innocent people are not safe in so many areas of the nation. Yet, the court system refuses to get tough. A Kalamazoo, Mich. man was sentenced to 45 days in jail recently on dog-fighting charges. He will also serve three […]

We need to read about more puppy-mill raids

It has happened again and again the news comes out of Ohio. On Saturday, 241 dogs were rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Sidney, Ohio. WLWT reports the dogs were found to be in very poor health and were living in unfit housing. One was found dead. And the name of the operation? – […]