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Although I haven’t been writing much for a while due to launching a business (no, not in the animal industry) I’m still out here.  I wanted to offer this true and very personal story, prompted by my own experiences and commentary generated by “The Tipping Point”, written by Susi Szeremy   Tears fall as I […]

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I wanted to take this opportunity to say farewell to Sheila Leonard of Indiana; dedicated AKC Australian Shepherd breeder, animal ownership rights activist and friend.  Sheila passed away last week from pancreatic cancer. Sheila was a rare member of the AKC breeding community.  She truly recognized the scope of animal ownership related legislation sweeping through […]

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A short update tonight … I’ve noticed a pattern over time with the HSUS press releases and CEO Wayne Pacelle’s blog, “Humane Nation”.  The pattern?  With noticeable frequency, issues used to attack their opponents are issues which are reflected within the HSUS itself.  Some examples? In “Humane Nation”, HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle attacks CCF founder […]

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It appears that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is not above learning from those it has targeted. On April 27, 2010 the HSUS filed a ‘color of Law’ suit against Ohio Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner, in conjunction with Michigan lawyer Beatrice M Friedlander.  The basis for the  alleging Ms. Friedlander’s rights […]

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With the myriad directions of attack on commercial animal use, I thought I’d dust off the 2006 Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA)and take a closer look at it. After looking at the AETA, I’m going to break this down into a series of 3 articles: The 2006 AETA: What is it?  How and where does […]

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Save the Dogs, Screw the Children!  That appears to be the theme of Indiana House Bill 1258, introduced by Indiana Reps. Lawson  and Barnes on January 12, 2010.  Just examine this section of HB1258, tacked into the bottom of the synopsis. “Makes promoting an animal fighting contest a predicate offense under the racketeering statute. Makes […]

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AR-HR has been quiet for a few months now but not for the reasons you might think. Have the poorly constructed animal ownership legislation campaigns ceased or even slowed?  Not a bit. Has the Humane Society of the United States been more open in the truth of its fundraising campaigns or use of funds?  Nope, not […]

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Regardless of whether we agree on animal care and legislation perspectives, I think we can all agree to say goodbye and good riddance to 2009.  I have been taking some time for reflection & to look at what I would write about to end 2009 and launch 2010.  I would like to use this space to say […]

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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 following is an outside perspective on the realities of dairy farming in response to the recent PETA ‘undercover’ video on one of the Land ‘o Lakes supplying dairies.  Cathy Mills of Catren’s Shar-pei  is the original author and retains all rights on this commentary.  Re-printed with permission She outlines the challenges much better than […]

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HSUS in Hawaii:  Your Donations at Work

The end of last week I was forwarded copies of documentation related to a lawsuit filed in Hawaii in response to another Humane Society of the United States ‘raid’.  The details in this suit are not only horrifying but heart-breaking.  On September 11, 2009, Norman Pang of Hawaii filed suit against the following individuals: Pamela […]

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On August 2nd, the AR-HR.com article “Is Indiana House Rep. Linda Lawson Volunteering for HSUS on Constituents’ time” was released raising a number of ethical questions into her behaviour during this joint action by the Indiana Attorney General’s Office and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). On August 4th, the following article was released on […]

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In light of recent documentation obtained regarding the seizing and sale of dogs in Southern Indiana, the question must be raised, “What is Indiana State Rep. Linda Lawson’s involvement in this situation?” Reported in a previous article by AR-HR.com, Rep. Linda Lawson was seen participating in the June 2, 2009 seizure of dogs from the […]

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HSUS Buys Dogs Under ‘Do Not Disperse’ Order from Indiana AG’s Office

  It has come to light how the Humane Society of the United States gained possession of the dogs from the Indiana jeopardy tax assessment raid.  On June 3, 2009, the HSUS purchased all 241 of dogs seized from the Garwood’s farm in Indiana for the grand total of $300 as shown in page 1 […]

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