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DOG FIGHTING INFORMATION

By Gary Bogue
Friday, July 27th, 2007 at 7:02 am in Uncategorized.

******Gary’s on vacation. This blog will resume Aug. 14 when he returns******

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York has put together a dog fighting FAQ and Glossary for people who want to know who’s involved in dog fights, what happens at the fights, how the dogs are treated and trained, and what YOU can do about it.

I received a press release this morning from the ASPCA explaining that their experts have prepared an illustrated FAQ and glossary for anyone who wants to learn more about this diabolical activity. Just visit the ASPCA’s Anti-cruelty Resource Center at:
http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=cruelty_home

FIVE MORE PINNACLES CONDORS POISONED BY LEAD AMMUNITION

Lead bullets in carcass poison released condors
Another press release this morning from Jeff Miller, conservation advocate from the Center for Biological Diversity in San Francisco refers us to a story in the Monterey Herald:
http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_6436470?nclick_check=1

As I said here on Thursday (Aug. 26), Assemblyman Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced AB 821, which would ban the use of lead shot for hunting big game and coyotes in condor habitat. The bill has passed the Assembly, and is now on the Senate floor. It deserves broad public support. All legislators may be written c/o The State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814. PLEASE WRITE YOUR LEGISLATORS AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT AB 821.

MUST WE KILL COYOTES?
Listening to KCBS radio while driving home from work yesterday afternoon (July 26), I heard a report that a 5-month-old coyote cub was found dead in the street in San Francisco near the spot where two other adult coyotes, a male and a female, were shot on Sunday, Aug. 15, by Fish and Game. The coyotes had reportedly attacked two leashed, large Rhodesian ridgeback dogs in Golden Gate Park on Saturday.

The body of the young coyote was bleeding from the mouth and appeared to have been hit by a car.

Maybe those coyotes DID have a reason for chasing those dogs.

Maybe they were protecting their family.

AND ON THAT SAD NOTE …
I’m off on vacation for two weeks with my wife Lois to play hide and seek with the grizzly bears and other fascinating wild creatures in Alaska.

*** I’ll be back with further additions to this blog when I return on August 14. See you then! /Gary

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