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Two bills came through my email this week that have left me just this side of speechless.  These would be Arizona HB2375 (Possessing Dangerous Wildlife Prohibited) and Maryland SB505 (Pet Stores – Sale of Dogs Less than 9 Months of Age Prohibited).  Let’s review the fun points. Arizona HB2375, Possessing Dangerous Wildlife Prohibited The title […]

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Temperature controlled animal bays

  Waiting for her forever home What would you say to a Metropolitan  Animal Control department who’s:  Day-to-day operations are not funded by taxpayer dollars? Canine licensing compliance rate is in excess of 90% and a feline licensing compliance rate at nearly 60% and rising? Maintains NO pet ownership limit laws? Has no Breed-Specific legislation, […]

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The Upcoming Animal Legislation Battles, A Virtual Reality

As the legislative season approaches again, I’ve been spending time trying to define what fundamentally divides the two sides of the animal legislation debate.   As I have been rolling these ideas around, I keep coming back to a single word.  Reality Reality is fundamentally what divides us,  actual reality as opposed to virtual reality.  There […]

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Warrior’s Cross

We have lost a Warrior. We lost John Yates, founder of the American Sporting Dog Alliance, on September 15. Though he fought his battles for pet owners with pen & paper, with script & screen, John was no less a warrior than a man on the battlefield. With his research and writings on legislative issues, […]

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Feel the Pulse!

Join us this week for discussion related to meal choice, junk science and media.  Please comment and let us know your thoughts! Transcript to follow for those on slower internet connections.       Listen to Ar-hr on Blog Talk Radio

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World Under Thumb

This morning I was forwarded a link to a news article that referenced a number of upcoming HSUS award winners.  Although the article focused most closely on Monmouth County SPCA chief Victor Amato, I was most interested in the contents of the last paragraph in the article. “The society also will honor New Mexico’s attorney general […]

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Skull of an Obligate Carnivore (Feline)

I recently received a pair of comments on this site recently from David Cantor, founder and director of Responsible Policies for Animals.  Mr. Cantor’s organization is one dedicated to the concept of abolitionist animal-rights, work to “establish basic constitutional & legal rights of all nonhuman animals not to be used or have their ecosystems disrupted […]

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