Lita is available for adoption at the Chippewa County, MI, shelter. In 2018, it reported a placement rate of 100% for rabbits, 100% for birds and other animals, 99% for cats, and 99% for dogs.
Japan resumes commercial whaling. Louisiana moves to curb the number of animals from pounds who end up in research labs. A New York Court rules that pets are not mere “property.” St. Louis County pays out $750,000 to a family whose dog was killed by police. The Impossible Burger is now the most popular late-night food in America. And Michigan statistics show 30 communities in the 90% Club, the most of any state in the country.
In case you missed it:
- After over 30 years, Japan has started commercial whaling again.
- A new Louisiana law curtails the ability of pounds across the state to continue betraying the animals in their care by selling them for purposes of animal research.
- A New York court ruled that “a pet should no longer be considered ‘personal property’ like a table or car.”
- A SWAT team “checking on a house where the gas bill has gone unpaid” kicked open the door “wearing body armor and carrying M4 carbine rifles” and immediately shot and killed Kiya, the family’s four year old dog, who the family raised from a puppy. The County settled the case for $750,000.
- The single, most popular late-night snack in America right now is the Impossible Burger and the Midwest is leading the way. Nationally, the number and popularity of vegan options are skyrocketing across the country. In the next 20 years, 60% of all food consumed will not cost animals their lives.
And finally, Michigan statistics were just released, with 30 communities reporting placement rates above 90%, the most of any state in the country. In addition to widespread success, there were some standouts including:
- Marquette, which reported a placement rate of 100% for guinea pigs and other small animals, 99% for cats, 99% for rabbits, and 98% for dogs.
- Flat Rock, which reported a 99% placement rate for dogs and 99% for cats.
- Chippewa County, which reported a placement rate of 100% for rabbits, 100% for birds and other animals, 99% for cats, and 99% for dogs.
- Delta County, which reported a 100% placement rate for dogs, 100% for rabbits, 100% for birds and other animals, and 99% for cats.
And the two newest members of the 90% Club: Kalkaska County and Charlevoix County. Kalkaska reported a placement rate of 97% for dogs and 94% for cats. Charlevoix reported a placement rate of 97% for dogs and 90% for cats. There are more…
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