Time To Stop Competitive Dog-Sled Races – The Animal Doctor

DEAR DR. FOX: Our family recently lost our 16-year-old cat, Blinky. This is hard enough on its own, but made harder because one of our other cats, Ford, saw Blinky as a surrogate parent. When Ford was just a kitten, he was “adopted” by my old tabby, Shakespeare. Ford worshipped Shakes — following him throughout […]

Annual ‘celebration’ highlights the need to stop cruelty to horses

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Last week, members of the Humane Society of the United States’ Equine Protection team traveled to Tennessee to evaluate the condition of the horses at the 85th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. In the weeks leading up to the show, we posted billboards in town to expose the […]

Let’s stop USDA from moving backward on cruelty to horses

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Amidst continuing dissatisfaction over its approach to ending the problem of horse soring, a cruel practice that produces an artificial high-stepping gait in show horses, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken a backward step. The agency plans to withdraw a 2017 rule to come down hard on soring, […]

Breaking: U.S. Congress has new chance to stop horse soring

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In 1970, the U.S. Congress passed the Horse Protection Act to end the cruel practice of horse soring, which is the use of caustic chemicals, chains, weighted shoes, hard objects, cutting and other painful techniques to force horses to perform the artificial, high-stepping gait known as the “Big Lick” […]

Grand National: Animal Rising protesters say they’ll try to stop race from going ahead | UK News

Merseyside Police said they have a “robust policing plan in place” and are working with Aintree’s owners The Jockey Club in preparation for any incidents. By Connor Sephton, News reporter @ConnorSephton Saturday 15 April 2023 10:36, UK A woman has been arrested after an animal rights group said it would try to prevent the Grand […]

Animal rights org. calls on Friesland to stop shooting stray cats

Friesland is the only Dutch province that still allows hunters to shoot and kill stray cats. Animal rights organization Dier&Recht is calling on the province to stop this practice immediately, calling it cruel and outdated, AD reports. Shooting stray cats is allowed under Dutch law, based on Article 67 of the Flora and Fauna Act. […]

2022 was a winning year in our fight to stop puppy mills

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block If you’ve been following our advocacy for dogs and cats in puppy and kitten mills, you already know that these mega-breeding facilities treat dog and cat mothers and fathers like moneymaking machines with little to no regard for their health or well-being. Thankfully, each year, more and more people […]

As the House votes to stop soring of horses, it’s PAST time

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block On the House floor Monday night, the House of Representatives voted 304 to 111 to pass the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act into law. With just a few weeks remaining in the 117th Congress, getting a vote in the Senate will take some effort. But with this resounding […]

What were the intentions of the Bellaire, Ohio animal hoarders and how can other hoarders stop?

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) — After cats, dogs, chickens and a donkey were discovered in a Bellaire, Ohio hoarding situation last week, hoarding is again in the spotlight. Dozens of animals rescued from horrific conditions at Bellaire, Ohio home Hoarders’ intentions are not cruel. Belmont County animal rescue professionals say that while the animals are […]

USDA: Stop Animal Exhibits at Anderson & Girls Orchards!

PETA just got the September 2022 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report on Anderson & Girls Orchards—a notorious roadside zoo in Stanton, Michigan—and its contents are shocking. Now we’re asking the USDA to revoke owner Terry Anderson’s wildlife exhibitor license. The Damning Details The report from the September inspection cited Anderson & Girls for endangering […]

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