The numbers & how ANIMALS 24-7 derives them A decade ago, in January 2013, ANIMALS 24-7 embarked on what is now a 10-year voyage to boldly go where no statistician had gone before, to find not only how many other pets and livestock animals are killed by dogs each year, but also to establish which […]
Animal advocacy “Robin Hood” Gil Michaels dies at 80
Michaels put $40 million into animal causes, but was convicted of toner cartridge scam that netted more than $126 million, according to the federal Department of Justice. VAN NUYS, California––Gilbert N. Michaels, 80, founder of the Compassion for Animals Foundation and Animal Guardians, died on August 19, 2022, while on compassionate release from a four-year […]
Which dogs commit serial & rampage maulings?
Why do some dogs attack again & again? “One dog bites, then lets go, or walks away or pulls back on his own,” an ANIMALS 24-7 reader recently asked. “Another dog bites, continues to bite, refuses to let go, and cannot be dragged away. Do you have any stats on that?” Indeed we do, through the efforts […]
Unleashed: The Phenomena of Status Dogs and Weapon Dogs, by Simon Harding
Reviewed by Alexandra Semyonova The Policy Press, U. of Bristol (c/o U. of Chicago Press, 427 East 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637), 2012. 286 pages, hardcover. $100.60; Kindle $23.72. Part I of a three-part series also including: How the League Against Cruel Sports is defending dogfighting and Unleashed: The Phenomena of Status Dogs and Weapon Dogs, […]
Pit bulls, Trooper & “The personal is political”
News analysis by Barbara Kay When I began writing regularly for Canada’s National Post, my editor told me that two kinds of news stories can be counted on to attract heated response from readers, and plenty of it: sports and animals. Even thus forewarned, I was taken aback by the virulence of the feedback my […]
Parallels between the messages sent by advocates for aggressive dogs, and the messages internalized by victims of domestic violence
by Branwyn Finch As the mother of a teenage daughter, I am very aware of the cultural messages young women receive regarding interpersonal relationships, especially those surrounding the issue of domestic violence. The 2014 media firestorm over NFL player Ray Rice’s assault of his fiancé in an elevator brought renewed focus on how we, as a […]
Will new Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau be “Justin other bad guy” for animals?
Stephen Harper government, notorious for defense of Atlantic Canada seal hunt, ousted after 10 years OTTAWA, VANCOUVER––“The reign of the Stephen Harper government has collapsed,” exulted Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals executive director Lesley Fox on October 20, 2015, the morning after Harper’s 10-year Conservative Party of Canada regime collapsed in the 2015 […]
Pound dog inventory down, no-kill inventory up, in 2015 shelter survey
Big change from 2014 About half of the dogs in U.S. shelters as of June 2015 were housed by tax-funded animal care and control facilities, 25% were housed by open-admission humane societies, and 25% were housed by selective admission no-kill shelters and rescues, according to the annual ANIMALS 24-7 summer survey of shelter dog inventory. The […]
“Out of the Blue” demo for dog attack victims comes to Columbus
by Joanie Caldwell-Kenoshmeg Advocates, volunteers and victims of dog attacks volunteered time and energy to bring the “Out of the Blue” sidewalk art exhibit to Columbus, Ohio on May 30, 2015 to educate the public on the growing problems of serious life-changing and life ending attacks on humans and pets by dangerous dogs––primarily pit bulls. The exhibit […]
Misunderstood Nanny Dogs?
A Critical and Objective Analysis of the Facts and Myths Concerning Pit Bulls by J. Thomas Beasley $3.99, Kindle; $6.99 paperback. 140 pages. Order c/o http://www.amazon.com/Misunderstood-Nanny-Dogs-Objective-Concerning/dp/150872671X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427737549&sr=8-1&keywords=nanny+dogs Reviewed by Merritt Clifton Says the biographical statement on the PRWEB announcement of publication of Misunderstood Nanny Dogs?, “Jesse Thomas Beasley was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia but […]