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Lawsuit: University of Wisconsin is censoring “cruelty against monkeys”

A former student is suing the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW) for violation of her First Amendment rights. The plaintiff worked at a lab that uses primates for “behavioral research.” She “claims that during her time as a caregiver, she witnessed cruelty against the monkeys she cared for.” According to the Complaint, UW has been hiding her comments on its Facebook and Instagram pages so no one could see them, preventing others from learning…

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The Deadly Predictability of PETA

Every February — as surely as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west — you can be certain that the following events will occur: The Virginia Department of Agriculture will release PETA’s statistics for the prior year and, while communities across Virginia and the country will have reported placement rates as high as 99%, PETA will once again have needlessly killed the majority of animals it took in. PETA will attempt…

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Lawsuit: Poisonous Sportmix Food Killed Dogs

A nationwide class action lawsuit has been filed against Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., makers of Sportmix, for selling poisonous food that killed hundreds of dogs and sickened hundreds of others. The dogs were poisoned by “aflatoxin, a mold, that can cause sickness and death to pets” and suffered “sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or jaundice (yellowish tint to the eyes, gums or skin due to liver damage)” before dying. This includes Olive, whose family…

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PETA continues to kill thousands yearly

The Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, which oversees animal “shelters” in the state, released PETA statistics for 2020. While communities across Virginia and the country are reporting placement rates that are higher than ever —-Š in some cases, the highest in their history (as high as 99% in municipal shelters) and, given the demand for animals as a result of the pandemic, many are even finding themselves empty for the first time in…

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Lawsuit: Williston, ND, Police Department Illegally Kills Dogs/Threatens Families

Over a dozen residents and former residents of North Dakota have filed a Federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Williston for violating their constitutional rights by arbitrarily banning dogs the City claims are “pit bulls.” Some of the plaintiff’s dogs were killed, others were forced to relocate their dogs in order to avoid their killing, and still others are being threatened with fines and imprisonment and having their dogs killed. The Williston Police…

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Sportmix pet food kills 70 dogs

At least 70 dogs have been killed by tainted Sportmix pet food, with another 80+ dogs sickened by it. These represent the minimum. According to the Food & Drug Administration, “Reports submitted only to the pet food manufacturer are not shared with FDA and are not a part of this count.” We should not expect that Midwestern Pet Foods (the parent company of Sportmix) will voluntarily report any of those deaths. According to The Canine…

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20 million pets at heightened risk

Almost 20 million dogs and cats live in a home that is not current on their rent or mortgage payments according to a recent survey and with a moratorium on eviction set to expire at the end of this month if Congress and the incoming Administration do not act, we may be on the verge of a crisis. What can shelters do to prepare? At a minimum, expand pet retention programs, foster care networks, and…

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A historic turning point

This weekend marked a turning point toward ending the single greatest source of suffering on the planet. On December 19, four school kids walked into a restaurant in Singapore and for the first time in history, ordered lab-grown meat. It looked the same as chicken, tasted the same as chicken, and was molecularly identical to chicken, because it was chicken. But no chickens were killed. It was instead grown in a bioreactor from chicken stem…

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A First Amendment victory may expand veterinary tele-care and save millions of animals

A Federal Appeals Court ruled this week that a Texas law prohibiting veterinarians from giving online advice without a physical examination of the animal may violate a veterinarian’s First Amendment rights.  The ruling could potentially lead to a massive growth in veterinary telehealth appointments: Expanding access to care for animals across the country and globe; Expanding access to care for pets living with people of limited financial means by reducing costs for such care; Allowing…

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Report: Elected official reverses course on puppy mills after campaign contributions by pet store

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that, A Chicago alderman who long championed the city’s anti-puppy mill ordinance has reversed his position and wants to lift a key restriction on pet shops, a move that comes after he received donations from a Lincoln Park store owner whose business sells primarily purebred and designer dogs… “Chicago was among the first major cities in the country to pass a law that permitted pet shops to sell dogs only…

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