michael mountain

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

by Michael MountainFounder, Best Friends Animal Society and The Stubby Dog ProjectIn 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 before the […]

by dogtime
April 18th, 2011

At a Crossroads with Nature

by Michael MountainFounder, Best Friends Animal Society, Zoe, and The Stubby Dog Project“It was like, uhh, he’s like me.”I was sitting at a table with a group of teenagers in a rehab program – most of them from dysfunctional families. I was president at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary at the time, and we used to […]

by dogtime
March 31st, 2011

Do Animals Have a Sixth Sense?

by Michael MountainFounder, Best Friends Animal Society and The Stubby Dog Project Pudgie hated thunderstorms. Well before the first clap of thunder was to be heard, my Sheltie was getting agitated and looking for his safe place in the closet. What was he sensing? Had he made a connection between the winds, the growing humidity, […]

by dogtime
March 31st, 2011

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

by Michael MountainFounder, Best Friends Animal Society, Zoe, and The Stubby Dog ProjectI 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 anything or […]

by dogtime
March 31st, 2011

Earthquake and tsunami affected dogs in Japan await rescue

by Michael MountainFounder, Best Friends Animal Society, Zoe, and The Stubby Dog ProjectWhen Isabella Gallaon-Aoki and her two colleagues loaded up her Toyota wagon with dog carriers, cat carriers and as much pet food and supplies as they could fit in the car, they became the first animal rescue team to head into the devastation […]

by dogtime
March 22nd, 2011

Michael Vick’s 2nd Chance

by Michael MountainFounder, Best Friends Animal Society and The Stubby Dog Project A few weeks ago, the whole country got caught up in President Obama’s shout-out to Michael Vick, saying that he was happy that the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles had done something to give the footballer “a second chance.” Why on earth would […]

by dogtime
February 1st, 2011

Sarge, shot 6 times, is finally a lucky dog

Today the planets aligned for me in a way I’m not used to. I had the intense pleasure and honor of having dinner with Michael Mountain, the founder and past president of Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends is home to 22 of the Pit Bulls confiscated from Michael Vick’s property – and has by […]

by dogtime
August 22nd, 2010
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