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Pack Topics: Dog fighting, puppy mills and animal cruelty

More news off the Pack News Wire: Dog Fighting: Two New York State men have been charged with animal cruelty for staging dog fights in their homes. With this news, New City Patch is reporting state Sen. David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) has “renewed his call to strengthen New York State’s laws” to protect animals. “Animal cruelty […]

City councilman vs. dog racing CEO

Tucson, Ariz. city councilman Steve Kozachik is not backing down from his efforts to protect greyhounds at Tucson Greyhound Park. For his efforts, he earns a Pack of Justice Award. Kozachik is supporting efforts to ban the use of steroids by the track in racing dogs in Tucson. For his efforts, he has come under […]

Sarah McLachlan asks Canadian PM to halt seal clubbing cruelty

One of my favorite all-time musical artist, Sarah McLachlan, has written a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, calling for an end to the country’s annual seal hunt. The the so-called ‘hunt’ is actually the clubbing of baby seals – the brutal beating of defenseless baby seals. The Globe and Mail notes Russia banned […]

Dog intervenes to save woman being beaten by her boyfriend

Last year, when a woman in Kansas City, Mo. was being beaten with a hammer by her boyfriend, her Great Dane came to her defense. The dog absorbed several blows after laying across her body. Reports state the boyfriend then threw them both out of a second-story window. KCTV5.com reports the dog’s injuries included a […]

This story proves pets are family members and “worth” more than mere possessions

Earlier today, I blogged about a Texas appeals-court ruling, giving pets greater legal standing than physical possessions. The story below, about a dog saving his guardian’s life, offers a good bit of proof that the Texas court’s ruling is proper, moral, compassionate and legal. Our pets are part of the family. And the great part […]

Off Topic (kinda): Montana Supreme Court earns a Pack of Justice Award

The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a long-time ban on corporate spending in state and local political campaigns – putting this court directly across the legal boxing ring from the US Supreme Court and its horrible Citizens United ruling. I don’t know anything about this state Supreme Court, other than this news. But for this […]

AM News Pack: Topics – Ferret mills, elephants, tethering

ONE – Every time I go into a pet-supply store and see guinea pigs, rabbits or ferrets, I wonder about the supplier of those animals. Do any of these facilities compare to puppy mills? Well … predictably, I don’t have good news in this area. The Associated Press is reporting on a ferret breeding facility […]

Legislative update – abuse, gas chambers and dog fighting

Beckham’s Act is one of a trio of bills introduced recently in the Alabama legislature – and no, it has nothing to do with soccer. Beckham’s Act would ban the use of gas chambers to euthanize shelter animals in the state. Beckham is a dog that survived a gas chamber in Cullman County. He was […]