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  • The Iditarod Dog Race And The Bigger Conversation It Leads To

    The Iditarod Dog Race And The Bigger Conversation It Leads To

    Each year, the event stirs up controversy among those most passionate about man and woman's best friend.

  • Moby Donates All Restaurant Profits To Animal Welfare Groups

    Moby Donates All Restaurant Profits To Animal Welfare Groups

    Music artist Moby started a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles called Little Pine, and all the profits go directly to animal welfare groups.

  • New owner of former Vick compound faces cruelty charges

    New owner of former Vick compound faces cruelty charges

    Dogs Deserve Better founder and owner Tamira Thayne purchased the former site of Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation in July 2011, opening the Good Newz Rehab Center for Chained and Penned Dogs in its place. The facility provides housing, care and training for rescued dogs in need. But according to Surry County, Virginia officials, it is […]

  • Woman sentenced to 10 years for animal cruelty, theft

    Woman sentenced to 10 years for animal cruelty, theft

    A Florida woman charged with abusing and neglecting 158 animals will do time for running what St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara called a “death camp for dogs and cats.” Palena Rae Dorsey, 60, was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison for animal cruelty and first-degree grand theft. Dorsey will also have to […]

  • Letter to Congressman King re: his dog fighting remarks

    Letter to Congressman King re: his dog fighting remarks

    Dear Representative King: I’m baffled by the remarks you made last week during your “tele-townhall” meeting. I’m also stunned by your follow-up “clarifying” comments. Your original statement: “…It’s a federal crime to watch animals fight or to induce someone else to watch an animal fight, but it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to […]

  • Outcome for Santa Fe vet who bragged of poisoning animal

    Outcome for Santa Fe vet who bragged of poisoning animal

    Maybe you remember the post from last June: A veterinarian who practices a few blocks from my home here in Santa Fe, New Mexico, made headline news when she bragged of her intention to poison an animal to death. Dr. Joan Moreau suspected a coyote had killed her beloved barn cat, and on her Facebook […]

  • Animal Welfare Grades: The Primary’s Presidential Candidates

    Animal Welfare Grades: The Primary’s Presidential Candidates

    With the political season in full swing, you may be wondering where the presidential hopefuls stack up on issues of animal welfare, which is something yet to come up during the Republican debates. At first glance, the choice seems simple: There are the Obamas: their doting daughters, a First Lady who says she wants to […]

  • Hope: from abused fighter to Canine Good Citizen

    Hope: from abused fighter to Canine Good Citizen

    By Kerry, for StubbyDog.org This story is all about a very special little girl – a 4.5-year-old Pit Bull named Hope. Her life did not start out full of hope. In fact, the first 2.5 years of her life were violently tragic. A man in Graham, Wash., who ran an illegal dog-fighting ring, had her. […]

  • Animals on loose in Ohio; woman on rampage at gym

    Animals on loose in Ohio; woman on rampage at gym

    I was that lady on the stair-master at the gym this morning. As in, Whoa — what’s up with that lady on the stair-master? I understand why I was getting the sidelong glances. Every so often I’d yell at the TV, “Are you kidding?” and throw up my hands. Eventually I stopped stepping altogether, saving […]

  • Don’t cry for me, Espanola (and I’ll try to do the same)

    Don’t cry for me, Espanola (and I’ll try to do the same)

    A few years ago, at the shelter in San Francisco, I spotted a fellow volunteer slumped awkwardly against a wall. He looked pale and dazed and I could just make out the beads of sweat forming at his temples. “Are you okay?” I asked. “Yeah,” he said and held up a bulging poop bag. “Some […]

  • Dog Eating Carnival Banned in China

    Dog Eating Carnival Banned in China

    Article courtesy of PetMD.com. A dog eating carnival in China dating back more than 600 years has been banned after public outrage at the cruel way the animals are slaughtered, state media said Wednesday. The dogs are killed and skinned in the streets of Qianxi township in the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang during the […]

  • Top Chef under fire, Farm Sanctuary on a roll

    Top Chef under fire, Farm Sanctuary on a roll

    It seems Canada’s popular Food Network channel came under criticism this weekend when word got out about top-rate television show Top Chef. Tonight’s episode challenges competitors to use horse meat as a main ingredient in their prepared dishes. I don’t love that. (Why are we adding species to our menu rather than seeking out more […]

  • What it means when we kill swans, the symbol of love

    What it means when we kill swans, the symbol of love

    by Michael MountainFounder, Best Friends Animal Society and The Stubby Dog Project In one of the legends of King Arthur and the Holy Grail, an orphan teenage boy, Percival, stumbles into the woods surrounding the castle at Camelot, sees a swan flying over the trees, and shoots her down with his bow and arrow. Brought […]

  • Update: Missouri’s Prop B rewritten in favor of breeders

    Update: Missouri’s Prop B rewritten in favor of breeders

    Confession: I’m confused by the revisions to Prop B that came out of yesterday’s congressional assembly in Missouri. On Wednesday, the House voted 85 to 71 to alter the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, which Missouri citizens passed last November. The revised bill now heads to Governor Jay Nixon’s desk. A couple of the […]

  • Internet Puppy Mill Regulation Bill Introduced to the Senate

    Internet Puppy Mill Regulation Bill Introduced to the Senate

    By Vladimir Negron, PetMD.com. Got a thing against puppy mills? (And well, of course you do.) Then you’ll love the bill Senators Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and David Vitter (R-La.) recently reintroduced to the U.S. Senate floor. S. 707 — known as the PUPS Act, for “Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act” — will close a […]

  • Prevention of animal cruelty is more than a month-long endeavor

    Prevention of animal cruelty is more than a month-long endeavor

    April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month. No doubt we have our work cut out for us. Cruelty is so rampant that I could fill my blog with accounts of horrific acts every single day of the year. And those are only the stories that I see or get sent to me – imagine […]

  • Dr. Patrick Mahaney and Cardiff Eat Dog Food for Nitro’s Law

    Dr. Patrick Mahaney and Cardiff Eat Dog Food for Nitro’s Law

    by Dr. Patrick Mahaney While in New York for the 2011 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, I had the fortunate opportunity to meet dog trainer, Nikki Moustaki, through our mutual pal Martha Smith, general manager of i Love Dogs supplements (for which Cardiff is a canine ambassador). Nikki introduced me to and involved me in […]

  • Tell GoDaddy CEO: stop shooting elephants

    Tell GoDaddy CEO: stop shooting elephants

    Last week, I couldn’t go to cnn.com without seeing the link to the awful story about Bob Parsons, CEO of GoDaddy. Parsons hunts wild elephants for sport and decided to capture his latest exploit on video. If his intent was to shock, horrify, or otherwise “impress” viewers, Parsons succeeded. The footage he sent around […]

  • Ring Dog Rescue

    Ring Dog Rescue

    DogTime salutes Opie Taylor (interviewed) and Ring Dog Rescue of Richmond, Virginia. How did your organization get started?I began fostering in 1999 for another local rescue. I was one of maybe three people willing to take Pit Bull type dogs into my home. I visited the shelters weekly and decided I had to do something […]

  • Why experimenting on animals will never be a prescription for true wellness

    Why experimenting on animals will never be a prescription for true wellness

    by Michael MountainFounder, Best Friends Animal Society, Zoe, and The Stubby Dog Project I first saw the inside of a vivisection laboratory in 1971. It was outside of Washington D.C., and I went there with a friend on a summer Sunday evening. We climbed over the fence and found an open window. We didn’t touch […]

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