Observing the tragic anniversary of PETA’s illegal taking and killing of Maya from her home, PETA’s failed lawsuit to silence critics, and its many lessons. The law regarding custody of pets in divorce proceedings is changing despite opposition. What we owe traumatized animals who arrive in our shelters looking for a second chance. With “kill lists,” regressive shelters weaponize time. The number of communities placing more than 98% and even 99% of the animals is increasing. And how dogs have turned humanity into (willing) slaves.
In case you missed it:
- After PETA representatives were arrested for taking and killing a family’s dog, PETA tried to silence its critics by filing a lawsuit. They lost big.
- Despite claims by some legal scholars that, ‘Companion animals are not capable of returning the affection that they receive from their caregivers, thus there is no need to be concerned with what they want or what would be in their best interest in considering custody during a divorce proceeding,’ the laws are changing for the better.
- We owe the neediest animals who arrive in our shelters looking for a second chance time to abandon fear, medicine they need to heal, socialization to learn to trust. With that and more, all wounded animals can find a home.
- With “kill lists,” “emergency placement lists,” and “due out” days, regressive pounds weaponize time. Here’s how to de-weaponize it, protect the animals, and remove the proverbial “gun” pound staff have pointed against the heads of rescuers.
The number of communities placing over 95% of the animals is increasing, including:
- Missaukee County, MI, reported a 99% placement rate for dogs and 99% for cats. For both dogs and cats, it is part of the most exclusive club in the movement — those placing 99%+.
- Shiawassee County, MI, reported a 95% placement rate for dogs, 97% for cats, and 100% for rabbits and other small animals. For rabbits and others, it’s also part of the most exclusive club in the movement.
- Montmorency County, MI, reported a 97% placement rate for dogs and 96% for cats.
And, finally, dogs have turned humanity into (willing) slaves. In doing so, they have become the most successful mammals in the world (aside from humans), extending their lifespans, quality of life, food availability, numbers, and home-ranges well beyond almost all other creatures, including the wolf. They have blanketed the world.
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