Two Boston businessmen are offering a donation-matching program to assist in the Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project.
The press release -
BOSTON, M.A. – October 31, 2011 – This Thanksgiving, two Boston businessmen are putting their money where their mouths aren’t. Not only will John Talbot, founder of Boston Baked Bonz, a company that makes healthy, artisanal baked treats and gifts for dogs and the people who love them, and Dorr Begnal, Managing Director of Park Street Capital, an employee-owned investment management firm, not be eating a turkey this holiday, they have pledged to save as many birds as they can by matching every contribution to Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project up to $50K.
Two Canadian universities recently agreed to stop using live animals in trauma-medicine training courses. Global Animal reports this means no universities in the country are engaged in this practice now.
Since I’m typically stomping on the Canadian government for its approval of the practice of beating seal pups to death, it’s great to report on some really positive news from our nation neighbor to the north.
So often I see where those who are fighting against better animal-welfare laws make statements that not only defy logic but in so many cases completely ignore it. A statement I read recently from someone supporting the sale of puppies in stores is a perfect example.
From the post – “The results showed a broad range of abnormal findings in the former breeding dogs, including: significantly elevated levels of fears and phobias, pronounced compulsive and repetitive behaviors such as spinning in tight circles and pacing, house soiling, and a heightened sensitivity to being touched and picked up.”
But Philly Dawg also quoted a representative of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), described as “the trade group for pet stores, pet breeders and pet products manufacturers.”
Don’t take the word of Big Oil on the safety of tar sands and don’t trust the propaganda out of Big Oil on any subject. This dirty tar sands project will and is currently negatively impacting people and wildlife.
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 pal around with people betting on dog races? Does he realize what kind of life the dogs are leading? If he wanted to go where a group of people were gambling, why not go to a typical casino.
A family pit bull in Georgia has been credited with saving the life of one of his guardians. Titan prevented John Benton from leaving to go to work and drew his attention to where his wife was bleeding, from a fractured skull.
She had fallen due to a brain aneurysm. Titan knew she was in trouble. The CBS Atlanta story indicates she might not have survived without immediate medical care.
The dog has also been honored as “Neighbor of the Year” by the Vintage Pointe Neighborhood Association.
It’s a dirty proposition, in more ways than one. But the idea that a private company can use eminent domain to take property is incredibly dirty. Of course, recent federal court rulings support this twisted use of the power. But companies like TransCanada or US companies should never be allowed to use eminent domain to take land – for a for-profit venture.