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PETA’s video report on the abuses in horse racing

PETA released the following report this week, with undercover video concerning the horrors of horse racing. The New York Times focused on the news as well. When profit motives are mixed with animals – most notably here with animal racing – the outcome is routinely horrible for the animals. Now is the time to ban […]

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 […]

No-Kill advocate Winograd vs. PETA

There is a back-and-forth building between no-kill advocate Nathan Winograd and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Winegrad and others have slammed PETA for the number of animals euthanized at its shelter in Virginia. PETA has responded by stating the dogs there are too unhealthy or too dangerous to adopt out. Officials there […]

Undercover investigation uncovers abuse at pet-breeding facility

There can a dark underbelly to the pet-breeding trade. Consumers are taking an awful risks when they purchase any animal from a store. They are not aware of where that animal came from, and like dogs, they very well might have parents who are suffering every day back at the mill. PETA reports it captured […]

Pack Topic: Ferret mills

There are puppy mills and kitten mills; unfortunate but true. And there are mills of all sorts for other pets in the pet trade, including ferrets. The mass “production” of pets is a real problem, but too many people walk into pet stores without considering where the animals come from. Triple F Farms in Sayre, […]

Pack Line Headlines: The good, the bad and the ugly

The Good – Letter to the Editor educates on puppy mills: A writer of a letter to the editor of the Gaston Gazette (NC) seeks to educate readers about the poor choice of buying puppies without visiting the breeder. I really like this sentence – “Unless we can work together to create a Pet Welfare […]

Pack Line Headlines: Record rhino poaching, “Possum Drop,” Camp Bow Wow adoptions

A terrible year for Rhinos: National Geographic is reporting a record of 443 rhinos were killed in South Africa this year for their horns. The article explains the poaching and smuggling is “operated at several levels, and each requires different types of expertise. It is a complex network which, tragically, even extends into wildlife-protection organizations […]

AM Pack-Line Headlines: Topics – greyhound racing, tar sands, PETA lawsuit

ONE – Cain campaigns at Texas greyhound racetrack I’m not shy about calling out politicians and elected officials on all sides for making bone-headed blunders where animal welfare is concerned. Herman Cain is newest member of the list. Reuters is reporting Cain took his tour to a Texas greyhound racetrack. Why would he want to […]

PETA’s petition on White House website calls for mandatory spay-and-neuter law

The White House has a new “We the People” website, where people or groups can create petitions. PETA has joined forces with renowned animal advocate Bob Barker on the “Stop Animal Homelessness at Its Roots” petition. It was one of the first to reach the 5,000-signature threshold, meaning it is in line to be reviewed […]

PM News Pack: Topics – Adoption, greyhound racing, puppy mills, abandoned pets

ONE – Petfinder.com has announced September 17–25 will be Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week -  “a campaign to reduce discrimination against certain pets during the adoption process.” From the press release – “” “” Petfinder.com launched its first Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet campaign in 2009 after recognizing that approximately 95 percent of shelters and rescue groups have a harder time finding homes […]