Delta Air Lines will not allow dogs deemed “pit bulls” as service animals, defying the U.S. Dept of Transportation. Best Friends, Michigan Pet Fund Alliance, and others are putting animals at risk when they declare No Kill before it has actually been achieved. After over 400 days at a shelter, a dog named Queen has been adopted, so why does PETA think she would have been better off dead? Disneyland announces that they are adding a plant-based menu to every single one of their restaurants. Pitkin, Routt, Eagle, San Miguel, and Ouray County, CO, place over 93% and as high as 100% of the animals. And technology promises to end the era of dogs (and children) dying in cars due to excessive temperatures.
In case you missed it:
- Delta Air Lines says it will defy the U.S. Dept of Transportation which announced that airlines must allow any breed of dog as a service/support animal. Delta says it will not allow dogs deemed “pit bulls” even when they act as service animals, violating U.S. law and policy.
- Best Friends, Michigan Pet Fund Alliance, and various “shelters” across the country want to claim No Kill before it has been achieved and it is causing, or will cause, animals to lose their lives.
- After over 400 days at a shelter, a dog named Queen has been adopted. Tragically, some like PETA argue that, in addition to supporting a ban on “pit bull” adoptions, this is warehousing and dogs like Queen are better of dead. Such a view is obscene.
- Disneyland just announced that they are adding a plant-based menu to every single one of their restaurants: over 400 vegan dishes in all. If people will not change what they are eating and where they are eating it, what the food is made of has to change.
- Pitkin County, CO, reported a placement rate of 99% for dogs, 100% for cats, and 100% for birds and other small animals.
- Routt County, CO, reported a placement rate of 99% for dogs, 93% for cats, and 94% for rabbits, birds, and other small animals.
- Eagle County, CO, reported a placement rate of 96% for dogs, 95% for cats, and 100% for birds, rabbits, and other small animals.
- San Miguel and Ouray County, CO, reported a placement rate of 98% for dogs and 96% for cats.
And finally, Tesla’s Dog Mode allows you to control the internal temperature of your car to keep your dog comfortable and safe. Eventually all automakers will embrace Dog Mode, first as an option, and then with generational change at government agencies like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as a mandatory standard. But there is more that can be done. The Hot Cars Act of 2019 would require all automakers to install technology that can detect when a dog (or child) has been left in the backseat and sound an alarm both inside and outside the car. Combined, Dog Mode and Hot Car alerts would end the era of dogs (and children) dying in cars due to excessive temperatures.
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