Animal Welfare Dog Articles Industries

Sled Dogs

Most dogs have been bred to assist man at work, hunting, guarding, herding, transporting humans and their goods, as service dogs, companions – the list goes on. The nature of dogs is to please their humans and they respond to the tasks given to them eagerly. Sled dog breeds include Alaskan Malamutes, American and Siberian […]

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Illegal Animal Fighting

One form of animal abuse is illegal animal fighting. Animals are trained to fight in a ring and people make bets on the winner. These fights are extremely violent and also usually involve other criminal activities such as gambling, drugs, prostitution and illegal firearms. Children are often exposed to this violence and put to work […]

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Hunting Dogs

Contents 1 History of hunting dogs 2 Types of hunting dogs 3 Controversy surrounding the morality of hunting with dogs 4 Household pets History of hunting dogs Prehistoric man discovered the usefulness of dogs in hunting for food. Ancient cave paintings have been found which depict humans and dogs hunting together. At first, dogs were […]

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Olympic Equestrian Sports

Equestrian sports in the modern Olympics was originally limited to commissioned officers who competed in chariot and riding races. Today, the Olympic Equestrian sports are dressage, three-day eventing and show jumping. Women and men compete in the same events. Sailing is the only other Olympic event where women compete with men. The Olympic Equestrian Sports […]

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Captive-bred vs.Wild Caught Pets

The pet industry consists of the sale of captive-bred animals as well as wild-caught ones. Many pets are bred by breeders but birds, fish and reptiles are often captured from the wild. There are a number of reasons to prefer captive-bred pets to wild-caught: In some cases, collection of animals from the wild is detrimental […]

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What is a Puppy Mill?

The ASPCA defines a puppy mill as a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given the priority over the well-being of the dogs. Dogs and puppies in this environment most times live in small wire cages stacked on top of each other. The cages are unsanitary as they are not cleaned often and […]

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The Fishing Industry

The fishing industry is harmful to the fish, other marine animals, human health and the environment. Fish feel pain and stress. Fishing methods are not regulated and include much pain for the fish. Some fish are even gutted before being killed. Farmed fish are also mistreated; they swim in cramped spaces in unclean water and […]

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Greyhounds and Dog Racing

Untold amounts of money were spent at dog tracks, but we’re happy to report dog racing is declining. As of 2010, eleven States have banned dog racing and there are less than ten States with operational dog tracks. While this is true, breeding and shipping dogs across State lines is still legal. Emphasis on dog […]

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Truth in Fur Labeling Act

December 20, 2010 Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the HSUS (the Humane Society of the United States) tells us the President has signed the Truth in Fur Labeling Act this week. After investigation by the HSUS, it was revealed that major retailers and manufacturers were selling fur-trimmed garments that were unlabeled, incorrectly described as […]

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To Buy or Not – Free Range

The term, free range, refers to animals that are allowed to roam freely without being restrained. Chickens are sometimes referred to as cage-free. Eggs from free range chickens are included. Free range does not necessarily mean organic. The Organic Food Production Act of 1990 requires that an animal be fed pesticide-free and chemical-free organic food […]