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USDA AMENDS REGS TO CLOSE LOOPHOLES

By Patti Strand | Published: 09/1/2004

The US Department of Agriculture closed several loopholes in animal welfare regulations by applying the “three breeding females regulation” to entire households in amendments that took effect on August 13, 2004.



DENVER SAYS A RESOUNDING “NO!” TO CIRCUS ANIMAL BAN

By Patti Strand | Published: 08/29/2004

On August 10, 2004, citizens of Denver, Colorado, voted nearly 3-1 to keep the circus in town.

The ban was placed on the ballot through an initiative drive spearheaded by a high school student and backed by the Humane Society…



SOME VETERINARIANS AND ACTIVISTS WANT TO LIMIT DOG TRAINING COLLARS AND TECHNIQUES

By Patti Strand | Published: 05/7/2004

Twenty-three veterinarians met in Florida in May 2004 and proclaimed to the world that dog training techniques and equipment used by thousands of trainers for decades are both cruel and outmoded. Instead they recommended that pet…



Humane or Insane?

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/30/2003

If you don’t know what’s happening at your local animal shelter, or what local pet rescue groups are doing, it’s time to find out! Destructive practices are emerging that threaten public health, sustain ‘pet…



NAIA WEIGHS IN ON FAA PROPOSAL FOR ANIMAL TRAVEL

By Patti Strand | Published: 12/8/2002

More than two years ago, Congress passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2000 that directed the Federal Aviation Administration to write rules for a reporting system to be used by airlines when animals escaped, were injured, or died…



Is Russia the New Czar of Kitten and Puppy Mills??

By Marva Marrow | Published: 01/8/2001

Val, a friend of mine, is a photographer’s representative for a celebrity photographer. She was recently on a photo shoot, and while chatting to the actor who was being photographed, he mentioned that he had an Oriental Shorthair…



Redefining Pet Overpopulation: The No-Kill Movement and the New Jet Setters

By Patti Strand | Published: 12/17/2000

Fewer and fewer dogs are entering shelters every year, and shelter deaths are down and continuing to fall. This steady decline in intakes and deaths pays tribute to the tireless efforts of shelter employees, responsible dog breeders…



DOG LOVERS DON RED AND BLACK RIBBON FOR BREED BAN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

By Patti Strand | Published: 08/28/2000

Portland, Oregon: The National Animal Interest Alliance urges dog lovers everywhere to wear red and black ribbons to show support for responsible dog ownership and opposition to Germany’s breed bans and restrictions.



A PHOTO IS STILL WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS REUSE, RECYCLE, RESCUE

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/7/2000

The internet is the most powerful advertising tool that rescue’s ever had! It’s cheap and reaches millions of people in just a few clicks. Thousands of rescues and shelters have websites now. Pets and adopters are coming…



THE AMERICAN ANIMAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION ADOPTS THE CAUSE OF ANIMAL RIGHTS VETRERINARY GROUP

By Patti Strand | Published: 06/20/1999

For several years the radical veterinarian group Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR) has been pressing the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to adopt a statement opposing ear cropping and tail docking.…



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