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Animal Welfare

Can’t we pull back the curtain on the real anti-animal welfare agenda?

Here we go again – to a ramped-up degree. Those who want to protect puppy mill operations and factory farming are out to pass a Constitutional amendment in Missouri to shut down new measures to protect animals from abuse and neglect. But the folks backing the amendment are couching it as a movement to defending […]

AKC continues to fight against improved protections for puppy mill dogs

The American Kennel Club continues to make statements that have no basis in logical thought or in facts – where breeding regulations are concerned. One of the AKC’s primary arguments centers on the false premise that minimum standards of care and/or inspections will hurt  breeders. But here’s the clinching argument: Good, quality breeders already meet […]

The attacks on the Humane Society, ASPCA and PETA are really attempts to block anti-cruelty efforts

It happens constantly. An article or column or blog post reports on an undercover video showing abusive acts inflicted on animals or reports on legislative efforts supported by animal-welfare groups – and the attacks follow in the comment section. People crawl out to slam PETA, the Humane Society of the US, the ASPCA or whatever […]

I found another editorial featuring wacky mentality, on the topic of animal welfare

This one is off-the-charts wacky – out of Australia. An editorial posted on the 9News website explains a so-called industry think tank claims fighting for measures to protect animals from cruelty is making life worse for animals. The Australian Farm Institute, obviously a pro-factory farming group, spins the heck out of this one and so […]

Clueless commentary misrepresents the animal-welfare movement

Once again, we find someone trying to justify the abuse of animals – as somehow something that should be protected as freedom. An individual named Michael Rubin produced an editorial for Commentary Magazine, which was posted on March 19 under the headline – “Are Animal-Rights Activists Really Concerned About Animals?” The writer jumps into two […]

Columnist asks if Christians should care about animal welfare

Christianity Today blogger Ed Stetzer put this question out to his readers on Thursday: Should Christians Care about Animal Welfare? My answer? – Of course; absolutely; with a doubt. After all, compassion was a primary focus for Jesus. From the Bible to Saint Francis of Assisi to most recently, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, we’ve seen a […]

ALDF releases 2013 state rankings for animal protection laws

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has released its 2013 state rankings for animal protection laws. The five best states are Illinois, Oregon, Michigan, Maine and California. The worst of the worst are Kentucky, Iowa, South Dakota, New Mexico and Wyoming – with Kentucky coming in as the state with where animal abusers are must welcome […]

Pack of Compassion Award: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrapped up 2013 by moving into the animal-welfare debate and showing his support for the humane treatment of animals. He very much deserves a Pack of Compassion Award, going into 2014. In the forward to the new book, Global Guide to Animal Protection, Tutu states: The matter of the abuse and cruelty […]

HSUS board member reviews 2013

A view of the year 2013 for the Humane Society of the US, written by board member Cathy Kangas, was publish Tuesday on the Huffington Post website. While the list Kangas features contains a number of important facts, some of the information really deserves highlights. The public also became aware of the American Kennel Club’s […]

Wacky Mentality for Nov. 4: Odd statements on breeding and animal welfare

Some people just continue to pull in their thoughts from regions beyond our solar system. This, of course, is assuming intelligent life does not exist beyond the Earth. But then again, intelligent life is limited here too. The Pack News Wire included an editorial posted on HoosierAGToday.com – under the headline: “The Hidden Agenda Behind […]