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Just What the Hell is a Puppy Mill, Anyway?


Everything you need to know about puppy mills is  offered in the standard English dictionary under “Mill”. Mill   <noun> 1.a factory for certain kinds of manufacture, as paper, steel, or textiles. OR PUPPIES 2.a machine or building for grinding, crushing, or pulverizing … Continue reading

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Why the Tragedy at Franklin County Dog Shelter Has Set My Hair on Fire.


My hair is on fire. There’s no other way to describe how I feel after hearing about the mass kill at Ohio’s Franklin County Dog Shelter this past weekend. Before I launch into a discussion about why it should not … Continue reading

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New Lab Results Bolster Claims of Pet Poisonings


[ History: This article first appeared on the AnimalsVote.org News website March 2, 2014. This is the Thirteenth installment in an ongoing report – you can catch up on the story with the earlier posts linked below ] Part one: … Continue reading

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The Bumpy Road to a No-Kill Nation


I’ve been writing for the AnimalsVote.org website for almost a year now. Recently, I was asked to be part of a team to help the organization launch No Kill Mondays. (#NoKillMondays).  Essentially, it’s an initiative wherein AnimalsVote.org contacted 2,500 animal … Continue reading

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Animal Activism: Weighing in about the Way in.


I grew up in an apartment building. It wasn’t an environment exactly conducive for being exposed to animals, but my Dad wasn’t your typical apartment dweller. He was a country boy, and he was a total nut for animals. Because … Continue reading

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Shelter Reform: You Say Tornado, I Say Tornahdo


In the terrifying final scene of the 1978 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers, one of the characters meets up with Donald Sutherland’s character on the street. She calls out to him and walks toward him smiling, apparently relieved to … Continue reading

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Just a Dog


Genocide, Holocaust, Ethnic Cleansing. These are ugly words, with ugly thoughts behind them, which describe ugly acts. Here’s another: BSL. Some people reading this will be angry. They will ask “How can you compare the extermination of dogs with the … Continue reading

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