animal shelter, animal welfare, cat adoption, dog, dog adoption, humane education, Tierschutz

At the Mall: Shopping, Restaurants and …. Animal Adoptions?

There seems to be a new trend developing in the animal shelter world. Shelters are expanding their shelter adoption places to the mall. At first it might seem scary to hear that people can stop by between buying a new pair of jeans and getting a cup of coffee to check out the kittens and puppies at the shelter’s space directly in the mall.

The Humane Society of Naples, Florida set up their first animal adoption space in a mall several years ago. Several other organizations have followed and so far, it seems to be a win-win situation. People who might otherwise have bought a puppy from a puppy mill supported pet shop see what the local animal shelter has to offer. They are then provided with information on adoptions, learn more about where the animals come from and some even decide against the baby dog in favor of a more mature dog waiting for a forever home at the shelter.

You can read more here:

https://hsnaples.org/mall-adoption-center

http://www.animall.org

https://www.cabq.gov/pets/shelters-rescue-groups/lucky-paws

http://www.retailsindy.org/adoption-center/blog

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Running for Fun, Not for Entertainment

photo: GREY2K USA

photo: GREY2K USA

photo: GREY2K USA

photo: GREY2K USA

Over the centuries, it has been a tradition in many countries to have beings race against each other for the amusement of the onlookers. The human being probably is the only being where running in a race is a choice, not a must.

As with other traditions there should come a time to think it over, to decide whether or not the tradition still is in any way useful, amusing or necessary.

Dog racing is a tradition that might have been amusing and even necessary to bring some entertainment into the lives of hard working people, where hardly any other forms of entertainment were available. But in the 21st century in developed countries there are millions of ways to be entertained. Hurting other beings for amusement should no longer be called a tradition.

Thanks to the consistent efforts of several humane organizations, dog racing will end in Texas. As of January 1st, 2016, there will no longer be any dog track in the whole state. It would be wonderful if more states would follow and dog racing would become one of the obsolete traditions.

You can read more here:

https://www.thedodo.com/dog-racing-to-end-in-texas-1316625572.html

https://www.aspca.org/fight-cruelty/greyhound-racing-faq

http://www.grey2kusa.org/eNEWS/G2K-082715.html

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Festive Food: A Wiener from a Wiener

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Different counties, different traditions. In the southern part of China each year the Yulin Festival is being celebrated and its main food is dog meat. Does this make the Chinese people savoring this food any worse than for example the visitors of the Virginia Pork Festival? Or the Main Lobster Festival? The Harrod Beef Festival or the Tunarama Festival in Australia?

The world would be a better place if all these festivals could be changed into something more humane.

“Tens of thousands of dogs—many of them stolen pets—are rounded up, crammed on top of each other in cages, and transported long distances under horrific conditions. Once they arrive at the Yulin Festival—a dog meat event in southern China—they’ll be slaughtered and eaten.”

You can read more here and sign the petition:

https://action.hsi.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=104&ea.campaign.id=38221&ea.tracking.id=email&ea.url.id=408042&forwarded=true

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Dogs Helping Elephants = Win/Win

2015-05-15

There are some dogs who love to play. And then there are some people who know how to give these dogs something to do. Together, they have the chance to help fight crimes against wildlife, especially against the ivory trafficking villains.

“We’re sniffing out wildlife crime.

Our Canine Detection Unit trains dogs to sniff out illegal wildlife contraband like ivory and rhino horn – and they’re really good at it.”

The African Wildlife Foundation gives more information here:

http://my.awf.org/page.redir?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.awf.org%2fcampaigns%2fdogs-saving-elephants%2f%3futm_source%3d1505spring1rsad%26utm_medium%3demail%26utm_campaign%3dfy15spring&srcid=28444&srctid=1&erid=17919807&trid=3385c82c-5ee5-4e22-8d59-9a6c7a143c17

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Saving Lives With a Click

photo: Korie Marshall

photo: Korie Marshall

Signing petitions can save lives:

“The “Valemount dogs” Max, Zeus, Rango, and Timber were all spared from euthanization and adopted into loving homes.”

You can read more here:

http://www.therockymountaingoat.com/2015/01/new-lease-on-life-shoot-out-dogs-valemount-beuhler/

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Greyhounds: Running for Their Life

photo: GREY2K USA

photo: GREY2K USA

Dog racing seems so old fashioned for those of us who think of it as torturous. But sadly, there still are people out there who have no idea that this is not entertainment and certainly no fun for the animals.

“There is a bill that will help greyhounds now moving through the House and we need Florida residents to send a strong message for all members to Vote Yes on House Bill 1233. Click here for instructions:” http://www.grey2kusa.org/eNEWS/G2K-040915.html

If you live in Florida or know someone who lives there please help, share and spread the word.

https://www.change.org/p/let-s-end-greyhound-racing-nationwide

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Strength in Numbers: British Parliament Votes on Dog Meat Trade

photo: soidog.org

photo: soidog.org

The more people make their voices heard, the higher chances are that there will be a change. If signing a petition against something you want to change seems like a drop in the bucket, think again. It might be the drop that brings the water to the boil.

“Want to see something powerful? Just look at your own signature.

It’s helped take the fight against dog meat traders all the way to the UK House of Commons. Which means international pressure is growing to end this despicable trade.”

Please sign the petition even if you do not live in the UK:

http://www.soidog.org/uk_petition.htm?utm_campaign=FEEDCASH&utm_medium=email&utm_source=UKparl&utm_content=button

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One More Step Closer to Cracking Down on Puppy Mills

photo_HSUS

photo_HSUS

This definitely is a step in the right direction: as long as there still are pet stores selling live animals there needs to be some strong regulations where these animals come from.

“Great news! Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation that will prohibit Virginia pet stores from acquiring dogs from some of the worst puppy mills in the nation. The new law will also crack down on unregulated sales of dogs and cats at flea markets, parking lots and rest stops.

HSUS Virginia State Director Matthew Gray said, ´We applaud Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia General Assembly for enacting real, tangible protections, not just for puppies, but also for all Virginians who are seeking to add a dog or cat to their family.´”

Thank you to all who supported this new law.

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Pit Bulls in the Pits

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When most people meet a saint bernard on the street they will run up to her and pet her. Not so with pit bulls. People will try to cross the street and go as far away as possible. As with most animals, one should take a look at the other end of the leash. Yes, dogs have been bread to enhance certain characteristics. But no,  this does not make most pit bulls killer machines. Most of the time you need a human to turn the dog into a vicious being.

“Up to 99%  of pit bulls that enter a shelter are killed. Part of the problem is homeowners are finding it more and more difficult to obtain homeowners’ insurance that accept their breed of dogs.  In recent years, several insurance companies have blacklisted dog breeds they consider dangerous, making it all but impossible for dog owners to get the insurance they need to protect their home. Now Pit Bulls and similar dogs are filling up California shelters, breaking up families and costing the state millions of dollars.

It is time that California joined Pennsylvania and Michigan and prohibit breed specific insurance exclusions so we can stop the needless separation of families and the eventual euthanasia of innocent dogs.”

Please sign the petition and share it:

https://www.change.org/p/california-stop-insurance-breed-discrimination-to-keep-pets-out-of-shelters-and-in-homes

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Good News: The Race Might Soon Be Over

Photo: GREY2K USA

Photo: GREY2K USA

Many people like to gamble, that´s why there are so many casinos spread over the world. Along with gambling comes betting. And betting is often tied to live beings. Boxing, car races … and animal races. The two most favorite races are horse races and greyhound races. Most of those betting on these animals have no idea what a miserable life these animals lead until they either die on the tracks, are killed due to injuries obtained during a race, or are killed once they no longer can perform adequately.

“A Travis County, Texas, judge ruled that racetracks in Texas could not use slot machines to make up for their losses on live racing. This means that the cruelty of dog racing at Gulf Greyhound Park will not be subsidized and two former dog tracks will not re-open as “racinos!” The state’s last operational track will now stand or fall on its own.”

You can read more about greyhound racing here

http://www.grey2kusa.org/about/injuries.html

and more about the story here

Click to access 11-10-14Galv.pdf

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