RSPCA quits Crufts over controversy surrounding “deformed” pedigree dogs
FROM THE TIMES (LONDON), Sept. 16:
“The RSPCA cut its links with Crufts yesterday as a leading charity warned the organizers of the dog show that they must act to prevent the breeding of ‘deformed and disabled’ animals.
“The BBC, which has broadcast the show for 40 years, is also thought to be on the verge of deciding whether to continue its coverage. Read the rest of this entry »
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF), a non-profit, non-governmental organization that trains the most highly certified canine-firefighter disaster search teams in the nation, is in immediate need of volunteers to comb the local shelters or surf the Internet to find high-energy Labs and golden retrievers with the drive and focus required in a disaster search dog. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m writing because I’m sure you’ve heard about the new movie coming out soon entitled “Beverly Hills Chihuahua.” My concern and the concern of other rescue groups is that everyone will want to rush out and adopt a Chihuahua for their family only to realize a few weeks later that the dog doesn’t have the right temperament for their lifestyle. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s that time again — time for the 31st Annual John Muir Conservation Award from the John Muir Association in Martinez.
I just received the following press release asking for nominations from the public. Check it out and then please get back to the John Muir Association and nominate anyone you think might fit the qualifications. Read the rest of this entry »
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president, promotes this barbaric practice, exploiting a loophole in the Federal Airborne Hunting Act to allow private wolf killers to shoot down wolves using aircraft.
Please watch this powerful one minute video by Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund.
WARNING: This video is extremely disturbing. It contains graphic images of aerial hunting of wolves.