Archive for March 8th, 2011

PM News Pack: dog fighting bust, the AKC and letters on Prop B

Links galore tonight as we look at articles and editorials from an arrest of 24 suspects in a dog-fighting ring to thoughts on the American Kennel Club to two letters supporting Missouri’s Proposition B anti-puppy mill measure.

First, let’s go to the two letters to the editor that appeared on the Kansas City Star website. These letters relate to an effort in the Missouri legislature to overturn Prop B, which passed by a vote of the people.

The first letter-writer wonders if some those wishing to overturn the measure might “operate their own puppy mills.” And she adds – “Why were we even given the opportunity to vote if our opinion means nothing?

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Blogger out of Ohio post interview with leader of Ban Ohio Dog Auctions

On the Bocci’s Beef blog out of Columbus, Ohio, there is an interview posted with Mary O’Connor-Shaver of Ban Ohio Dog Auctions. O’Connor-Shaver and the fellow members of her organization have been working for some time now to pass legislation to ban dog auctions.

Dog auctions, as I’ve mentioned before, are the dirty cousins to puppy mills.

Hopefully, the Ban Ohio Dog Auctions will eventually get enough signatures on a petition to have a ballot measure in place for the November 2012 election.


Article reports on homeless pet transporting from south to north

I live in the South and here the overpopulation of homeless pets is severe and troubling. I’ve read of late that in other regions of the country, mainly around the Northeast, the level of homelessness is not nearly as severe.

So now we’re seeing this growing trend of transporting from Southern shelters to other regions where openings exist in shelters or with other rescue groups. It is a great thing that is happening, but there have been pitfalls. out of Raleigh, NC ran an article this morning reporting on the good side and the dangers. The dangers – people with bad intentions for the animals are posing as legitimate rescuers.

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