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Dad makes stunningly-inaccurate statement, in defending his trophy-hunting daughter

The Texas Tech cheerleader who drew a lot of attention recently after posing with animals she had killed on big-game trophy hunts, appeared recently at an outdoors show. Recall that supporters of the woman used the excuses that killing endangered animals somehow helps to protect them. I guess if there isn’t a reasonable excuse for […]

Born Free USA statement on auction to kill black rhino

Born Free USA released a statement this afternoon concerning the auction for a permit to kill an endangered black rhino. “” “” Wildlife conservation leader is saddened by Namibia’s decision and calls for action to oppose any permit application to bring the “trophy” to the U.S. Washington D.C., January 17, 2014 — Today, Adam Roberts, […]

Positive legilative steps forward for animal welfare in California this year

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that bans the use of dogs for hunting bears and bobcats. California is now the 15th state to have such a ban, as reported by the Daily Democrat. Brown has also signed a host of other animal-welfare measures, such as a doubling of the […]

Pack Topics: Gas chambers; hunting wolves with dogs; puppy millers want to keep dogs

The Pack Topics series continues today with a focus on the odd mentality of those from the other side. Gas Chambers: Despite reports that dogs were surviving a gas chamber in Fairfield County, Ohio, three county commissioners there want more time to consider a ban on the horrible practice. And they requested more time to […]

Pack Topics: Puppy mills; hunting with dogs; animal testing; animal cruelty

Proposed USDA breeder rules: I ran across another opinion piece about the proposed new USDA rules that would close a huge loophole in breeding regulations. Carole Raphaelle Davis of the LA Animal Rights Examiner discusses the fact that since selling over the Internet, the phone and through the mail are not covered properly by the […]

Donald Trump’s sons should be fired from hunting trips

Pictures are sailing around the Web of Donald Trump’s sons posing with the bodies of dead animals they killed in Africa. The most troubling photo shows one of them with the tail of a dead elephant. Elephants are in real trouble, as poachers are trying to wipe them off the face of the Earth for […]

AM News Pack: dog fighting, two cruelty cases, Russian bear hunting

Headline – “Bust shows dog fighting can be anywhere.” The Toledo Blade reports seven dogs were rescued March 6 from a dog-fighting operation in Raisinville Township, Mich. Janette Reever, the deputy manager of animal-fighting investigations with the Humane Society of the United States was quoted in the article – “It’s everywhere. People think they don’t […]