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Michael Vick as Pro Bowl Captain?

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 was interrupted by a jail…

Wayne Pacelle Resigns Under Pressure from HSUS

It was 2004 or 2005, and I walked into the room where a towering figure was speaking with passion and compassion for animals. I was invited to a private donor’s home to hear the new CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Wayne Pacelle. He was a cross between animal advocate broadcaster…

Michael Vick on Fox Sports

Dogfighting is a felony, and most Americans agree that’s the way it should be. Michael Vick, however, did not feel that way, and repeatedly denied his involvement in his own dog fighting ring, until he had no choice. The former National Football League star, who served 18 months in prison, was recently hired by Fox…

Pit Bull: Battle Over An American Icon

Bronwen Dickey talks on my national radio show Steve Dale Dale’s Pet World about her book Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon.  First of all, what is a “pit bull”? Listen HERE as Dickey says that today we know that most dogs identified at “pits” only have a certain look to them. Genetically they…

Are Pit Bulls Deadly Weapons?

“Are Pit Bulls Man’s Best Friend Or Deadly Weapons?” is the name of an opinion piece in the Chicago Sun Times. My quandary: Do I write about this story, and give it more attention, or counter? In this case, I choose to counter. The author, Gene Lyons, writes about his two dogs: a Great Pyrenees…

Humane Mexico Bans Dogfighting, Supports Animal Welfare

They may be right south of border about more than the infamous wall.  And the Mexican people want to do the right thing. The Mexican Senate has passed a dog-fighting bill that will prohibit the organization and staging of dog fighting events at the national level, and  now legislatively assure all dogs are treated with…

BSL Now Considered Outside Chicago

One community enacts a breed ban, and one by one other communities follow, that’s what happened back in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Sometimes expert testimony, and public pressure helped public officials to understand that breed bans weren’t the answer to enhance public safety, and sometimes that effort would fail and breed bans were enacted. Typically,…

Tips for Dog Beach Safety & Etiquette

Tips for etiquette and safety for the dog beach near wherever you live…

HSUS and Feds Break Up Dogfighting Ring

The Humane Society of the United States  (HSUS) led the charge as nine people have been charged with participating in an interstate dogfighting conspiracy June 1. The case was called “Operation Grand Champion,” and was led by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Inspector General, the Department of Homeland…

The Champions Demonstrates the Goodness of Dogs

What would for NFL quarterback Michael Vick say about this movie? “They are more forgiving of our species than we could ever be of there’s.” The Champions is an award-winning documentary that follows the story of the dogs confiscated from Bad Newz Kennels owned by Michael Vick. Face the Facts: The is no mistaking that Vick not…

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