Dogs identified as “pit bulls” are welcome again in Cudahy, WI. California becomes the first state in the U.S. to ban fur trapping. “Why More Dogs and Cats Are Making It Out of Shelters Alive.” Seven Colorado cities are members of the 95%+ Club. Important lessons learned from a first rescue. How to relocate bees without harming a single one. And a cognitive scientist questions the now routine sterilization of dogs and suggests we no longer do so (and why she is wrong).

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And finally, an op-ed in The New York Times questions the now routine sterilization of dogs and suggests we no longer do so. It is going to infuriate those who have internalized the movement orthodoxy that surgical sterilization is a core component of responsible stewardship and beyond question. But such a reaction would be a mistake. And while many of us, myself included, do not agree with her conclusion and believe the arguments in favor of sterilization are more compelling, we should welcome the discussion. Only by forthrightly acknowledging and addressing this and other establishment dogma, can we come closer to ensuring that the choices we make on behalf of animals and without their consent are the right ones, or, at least, the very best choices given the available evidence.

Thank you for being a part of the discussion.

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