The 600 plus people now using citydogshare.org now can swap dogs with others for a small amount of time. Another interesting thing this growing new website has is the chance to try out a dog type for a while before you go and get a new one. With over 70 million stray cats and dogs living in the U.S. we are happy to see anything that might detour people from not taking a life long commitment to their pets. ‘No-Kill December’ marked a milestone for L.A. animal shelters. Cynics call it a hollow victory; others see a path to rescuing all would-be pets from euthanasia. We are all moving forward but there still millions of people a day letting their pet go and it’s costing the US hundreds of millions and worse it’s the lives of innocent animals. December capped a year in which fewer dogs and cats were impounded and more were adopted out, she said. That gave shelters space to keep animals longer — and saved the lives of almost 4,000 that might have been euthanized last year. A coalition of animal welfare and rescue groups helped make that happen. Led by Best Friends Animal Society, […]
- Animal Rights
Not many people knew Sylvester Czopek during his life. But now many animal lovers will come to know his name after his death. Czopek bequeathed over $1.5 million to local animal shelters, but only the kind that follow a no-kill policy. The 84-year-old died in a Joliet hospice in October 2011, but not before setting up a trust that would direct his estate’s assets solely to animal shelters that strive to nurse and adopt out their clients. Czopek was the last of five brothers from Lemont, all of whom never married. Czopek’s lawyer says he did not know how much money came to him — mainly through family real estate — but was delighted when he realized he could make a difference to the beings that meant the most to him. The $1.5 million will be split between five no-kill shelters: Will County Humane Society in Shorewood West Suburban Humane Society in Downers Grove Naperville Area Humane Society Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge PAWS Chicago Adoption Center PAWS Chicago has grown into the country’s largest no-kill shelter. In 15 years the number of animals brought in has dropped by more than a third, and the number killed is down […]
As sales of dairy products in the U.S. continue to plummet, PETA is hoping to keep the nasty white stuff off consumers’ shopping lists by re-releasing its ads that parody the “Got Milk?” campaign, with phrases such as “Got Prostate Cancer?,” “Got Veal?,” “Got Zits?,” and “Got Sick Kids?” that highlight the health risks and cruelty to animals associated with the dairy industry. All the ads are available here on PETA’s blog. “It’s no surprise that sales of dairy products are at an all-time low, given the adverse health effects of a product full of calories and cholesterol that is meant to grow hefty baby cows,” says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “If PETA’s ads get people thinking about how cows live in mud and muck-filled pens and have their calves taken away from them, that’s terrific.” Is this something that you might be interested in? Please let me know if there’s anything else that you need.
The survival of every species is affected by many environmental factors. The human population on Earth uses and destroys more than their fair share of the planet’s resources. People must recognize their role as caretakers of the Earth. We must become preservers rather than merely users. We need to no longer should think that animals are here for us All animals need their own rights just like we do so they can live their own happy natural lives.
First of all we believe hunting is simply not needed anymore. The food chain for humans has evolved past that now. We can get more healthy and better tasting food without it being from killing an animal. In fact more people die, get fat, and sick, from bad animal meat then any protein based vegetarian and synthetic mix. Both protein based meals synthetic or veggie based have better protein, less fat, less cholesterol, more iron, more minerals, and more vitamins. In fact eating meat (mostly red) is in the top ten things responsible for diseases and obesity( something the US claims #1 in the world for). So if you want to be weak, fat, and die soon have a field day and munch down. We just ask that you have a little respect for your hunt.