Pennsylvania’s bill to ban the retail sale of commercially-bred puppies, kittens, and rabbits “is called ‘Victoria’s Law,’ named for a German shepherd [who…] gave birth to more than 150 puppies during her time at a mill… Victoria had a genetic disease, which eventually left her paralyzed and in need of being humanely euthanized, and — unbeknownst to unsuspecting consumers — would have passed that disease to her offspring.”

Legislation pending in Nevada would make it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against dogs based on alleged “breed.” After 311 days in the shelter, Kane has a loving home of his own. Legislation introduced in Pennsylvania would make it illegal for pet stores to sell commercially-bred puppies, kittens, and rabbits. A lawsuit alleges that the director of the Franklin County, OH, pound retaliated against rescuers, putting dogs at risk. Local “shelters” and national groups are attempting to pass laws allowing pounds to kill animals for “mental suffering.” Some “shelters” are falsely claiming they can still kill 10% of animals and be No Kill. The number of communities placing over 95% and as high as 99% of the animals is increasing. And more academics are seeking to purchase professional notoriety by peddling a faddish but harmful “critical race theory” at the cost of animal rights, claiming that skin color is a reason to condone differential levels of care.

In case you missed it:

– Legislation pending in Nevada would make it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against dogs based on alleged “breed.”

– After 311 days in the shelter, Kane has a loving home of his own. What do we owe the animals who arrive in our shelters looking for a second chance? We owe them safe harbor: no matter how many there are and no matter how long it takes to find them a home.

– Legislation introduced in Pennsylvania would make it illegal for pet stores to sell commercially-bred puppies, kittens, and rabbits.

– A lawsuit alleges that the director of the Franklin County, OH, pound retaliated against rescuers, putting dogs at risk. The Complaint pending in federal court alleges infringement of First Amendment, retaliation, fraud, tortious interference with contract, destruction of public records, and other claims.

– Local “shelters” and national groups are attempting to pass laws allowing pounds to kill animals for “mental suffering.” 

– Some “shelters” are falsely claiming they can still kill 10% of animals and be No Kill. A commitment to the well-being of animals demands that today’s performance no longer be measured by yesterday’s standards.

Indeed, the number of communities placing over 95% and as high as 99% of the animals is increasing:

– Fluvanna County, VA, reported a 95% placement rate for dogs and 95% for cats.

These shelters and the data nationally prove that animals are NOT dying in pounds because there are too many or too few homes or people don’t want the animals. They are dying because people in those pounds are killing them. Replace those people, implement the No Kill Equation, and we can be a No Kill nation today.

And finally, more academics are seeking to purchase professional notoriety by peddling a faddish but harmful “critical race theory” at the cost of animal rights, claiming that skin color is a reason to condone differential levels of care. Stripping away the racist distractions, the evidence presented not surprisingly found that people of color have the same views about animals as everyone else.

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