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Refuting Story: Michael Vick Deserves Our Forgiveness

December 12, 2019

Michael VickSeveral Facebook friends and “fans” have suggested that I reply to Chicago Tribune writer Steve Chapman’s story, Michael Vick deserves our forgiveness.He begins the piece noting Vick’s personal involvement in the strangling and beating of dogs, and drowning them.Chapman (and others in social

Questioning Ethics of Declaw, Not to Mention Deleterious Impact on Behavior

December 12, 2019

Dr. Robin Downing is Boarded animal rehabilitation, and is a renown expert on pain/pain management of companion animals. She and I are speaking together about declaw in cats at the FETCH veterinary conference on Friday December 13 in San Diego, CA. Dr. Robin DowningDowning can look at videos of cats

Suggesting Michael Vick Deserves Pro Bowl Status

December 11, 2019

Following a viral post I authored supporting the notion at former NFL quarterback and convicted felon Michael Vick doesn’t merit being the ceremonial National Football League Pro Bowl Captain, I did receive some push back. Being that my social media is followed and liked greatly by animal lovers, it’s

Steve Dale’s Pet World Moves on Sunday AM and Crazy Coyote Confiscation

December 5, 2019

I've been on WGN Radio for 22 years. After being on the radio for two hours on Saturday and then Sunday nights, and then Saturday and then Sunday afternoons, for the past four years or so I've hosted a 30 minute show from 6:30 to 7 am on Sundays. I announce on this show at I now move to 5:30am Sundays.

Michael Vick as Pro Bowl Captain?

December 2, 2019

Should Michael Vick be named as a National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl captain? There are two relevant questions. First, on the field, football pundits suggest his career hasn't been consistently stellar for a length of time. Which brings me to the second and far more important question, his career

A Lot of Pet Stories to be Thankful For

November 30, 2019

I am thankful to all of you who read my blogs, hear me on the radio and/or see me on TV and in videos....And thankful if my work has made a difference, both legislatively and to individual pet owners. It really is the reason I do what I do….Here’s a snapshot of how I have used my platforms in 2019, or

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Michael Vick Doesn’t Deserve to be on an NFL Pedestal

Michael Vick is no hero. Social media can illustrate how American’s feel about any topic, at least where our emotional temperature is at. In November, the National Football League announced that Michael Vick would represent the NFL as a Pro Bowl team as captain at the January game. A change.org petition was instantly created, and…

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Castaway Cows

Three cows who were swept off the coast during Hurricane Dorian managed to miraculously survive. The cows in question were part of a wild herd of 20 cows that roamed private land on Cedar Island, North Carolina. When Dorian hit the area on September. 6, a lot of the wildlife was swept off Cedar Island….

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Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner Pate Recall

The J. M. Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of Special Kitty® wet, canned cat food due to health concerns potentially associated with ingredients believed to not meet the Company’s quality and safety standards, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The specific product is Special Kitty® Mixed Grill Dinner Pate. In addition to…

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Lincoln Park Zoo Lights

Since I filled in on WGN Radio just before Thanksgiving, we talked turkeys first, and from WKRP in Cincinnati “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.” So, I asked Lincoln Park Zoo General Curator Dave Bernier first about turkeys and their ability to fly or not. Listen HERE to our with ranging…

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Deranged Man Breaks into Cars Using Ferrets

In an incident police in North Yorkshire, England called “disturbing,” a 25-year old man allegedly used a box he kept live ferrets in to dent cars, and even break some windows. He damaged a dozen vehicles. The man was arrested for both the damage he did as well as for animal cruelty. An RSPCA spokesperson…

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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes: A Pioneer in Many Ways

Her story is incredible – researcher Dr. Anne Dagg, who was out in the field studying giraffes even before Dr. Jane Goodall was watching chimpanzees.  Her story is being told in the film, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes. She paid a price for being one of the very first women to do field research, maybe…

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Dr. Mary Gardner Helps Out Animals in the Bahamas

Dr. Mary Gardner is doing something to help following the devastation in the Bahamas as a result of Hurricane Dorian this past September. Lots of pets remain missing (and presumed dead), and many street dogs and cats no doubt didn’t survive. Gardner says the shelter she knows best, Humane Society of Grand Bahama Island lost…

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