Articles: animal cruelty

June 9 2020

How the SARS CoV-2 Virus Likely Began in a Wet Market

What’s the latest on where the novel corona virus, SARS CoV-2 first originated? On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, I talk with Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. She explains first what a wet market or animal market is. “These crowded markets with stressed, scared wild…

June 8 2020

Amy Cooper Gets Dog Back: Despite Animal Abuse

When bird watcher Christian Cooper asked Amy Cooper (no relation) to leash her dog, she launched into an adrenaline-filled rant which was witnessed coast to coast. From Central Park in New York City, she phoned police and you can see and hear her say, “An African American  man, who is recording me, threatening myself and…

June 7 2020

Pet Stores to Finally Stop Selling Puppies in Chicago; How to Feed Cats on WGN Radio

With leadership from the Puppy Mill Project, Chicago banned the sales of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet store in 2014 but that hasn’t stopped a pawful of pet stores from doing it anyway, finding a way to sneak around the law. I talk HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio with Chicago Alderman…

May 26 2020

‘There’s An African-American Man Threatening My Life;’ She Threatens Her Own Dog

The story the media is covering is about this white woman in Central Park targeting an African American, who simply wanted to bird-watch (a common practice is this specific place in Central Park). He politely asked her to leash her dog and according to New York City law, he is absolutely correct. And that is…

May 12 2020

Pandemic Not Slowing Puppy Mills

It’s great that people are getting puppies….that’s fine that they’re purchasing from RESPONSIBLE breeders. From shelters, adoptions in many places are way up and so are fosters. However, “saving’ pet store puppies only encourages for the continuation of conveyer belt puppy mill puppies to continue to flood pet stores. And the cycle continues, people –…

May 12 2020

Treatment for COVID-19: Investigating Llamas and Pangolin

Desperate to seek a treatment for COVID-19, researchers are now studying a llamas and a species which few have even heard of, called pangolin. The pangolin is an anteater like mammal that’s covered with scales, which all species are highly endangered because they are so often illegally trafficked to wet markets where their scales are…

April 24 2020

Chicago City Council Says Whoa to Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Horses have just had their day in Chicago. After years of wrangling, even without debate, City Council is pulling the reins on Chicago’s horse-drawn carriage industry, effectively banning them from operating in the city starting next year. This is a huge victory for the welfare of horses, led by Jodie Wiederkehr, executive director of  Chicago…

April 19 2020

AVMA on COVID-19 and Pets; Keeping Your Dog Busy When You’re Busy ; A Chicago Relief Net

When it comes to pets and COVID-19, the most up to date and real information is found through the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Once again, on my WGN Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, listen here to Dr. John Howe, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Howe begins answering whether or not dogs,…

March 21 2020

Anti Cruelty Society Provides Pet Food and More to COVID-19 Patients

The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago will provide pet food and provisions to pet owners affected by COVID-19 thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities. With the additional funds, the Society is expanding its Friends Who Care program to Chicago area pet owners who are experiencing difficulty providing for their cat or dog due to medical…

February 14 2020

Illinois Could Ban Sales of Dogs/Cats at Pet Stores

Maryland, California and Maine do not allow pet stores to sell dogs/cat, and Illinois wants to be next. NO responsible breeder EVER sells to a pet store.  SB 3078, better known as the “The Illinois Humane Pet Store Bill,” prohibits the retail sales of puppies and kittens from commercial breeding facilities or “animal mills.” If…

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