HSUS offers reward for exposing puppy mills – As the Humane Society of the United States focuses on Puppy Mill Action Week, the organization is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone operating a puppy mill.
The number to report an anonymous tip is 877-MILL-TIP.
The Philly Dawg blog on Philly.com recently posted on this news and also discovered Humane Society University and notes the site has added an online course for those focused on shutting down puppy mills.
New York State could strengthen anti-cruelty laws – The New York State Senate Agricultural Committee conducted a public hearing Wednesday concerning the states existing animal-cruelty laws.
On her Examiner.com blog, Amy Rossi violations of animal cruelty are merely considered violations of the “agriculture and markets” law.
Let’s hope these hearings will soon lead to much more severe penalties for those who torture animals.
Very odd suggestion for horse racing on Wall Street Journal Sports page – An article posted on the Wall Street Journal website on May 3 offers the odd suggestion that horse racing might be better without the jockeys.
One jockey is quoted as saying the races are “probably 95% horse, 5% rider.” But then a few paragraphs down we see this quote from a trainer – “Jockeys are pound for pound the best athletes in the world.”
Nothing against jockeys personally, but I don’t think that statement carries a lot of accuracy at all. And the article focuses a bit on jockey injuries but not injuries and deaths for the horses.
If horse racing is struggle as an industry and needs a change, I’d suggest shutting it down, as opposed to turning it into greyhound racing. We’ve got enough animal exploitation. Let people gamble on pro sports, dice, cards and other games. Let the horses and greyhound live a much happier life.