The number of animals hit by cars has plummeted during the pandemic. The first community in Cambodia bans dog eating. Austin and Los Angeles turn their back on animals. West Virginia police pay $150,000 to a woman who was arrested after she stopped a police officer from killing her dog. A number of New Jersey communities place over 95% of the animals. And finally, regressive pounds and their national allies are trying to gain the power to immediately kill animals they claim are “mentally suffering.”

In case you missed it:

Additional communities are reporting annual statistics, increasing the number of cities and counties in the 90% Club, an important milestone on the road to No Kill:

And finally, the No Kill Advocacy Center is fighting against efforts by regressive pounds and their national allies to gain the power to immediately kill animals they claim are “mentally suffering.” There is no definition of what constitutes mental suffering and no standards to how it will be applied. For the first time anywhere in the U.S., shelters will be allowed to kill animals with no holding period of any kind based on the animals’ perceived state of mind, giving regressive shelter bureaucrats (people unqualified to make such a determination) unlimited discretion to immediately kill animals based on unenforceable, unknowable, and completely subjective criteria. Not only is this a real and immediate threat to shy and scared animals, as well as feral cats, but it is a very dangerous precedent to introduce in the animal control laws of our nation.

————-

Have a comment? Join the discussion by clicking here.