According to the ASPCA blog…Hard work by legislators, the animal welfare community and animal advocates helped bring many wonderful state-level bills over the finish line in 2009. Many states continued to pass anti-animal fighting laws, multiple states passed laws to restrict tethering, increase penalties for intentional acts of animal cruelty and allow pets to be included in court-issued orders of protection. The organization has listed all the laws that were passed to help in the mission to protect our nation’s animals from cruelty and neglect. Check out details on all the passed laws and see what kind of progress your state made. The full list is on the ASPCA website HERE.
No one really knows for sure, but it is believed that some pets can recognize their littermates after being separated for a time, particularly if separation occurs after 8-10 weeks old. We know from studies that wolves bond with littermates and form packs. They do not usually accept a stranger into their pack. Researchers have […]
On March 7, 2013, the United Nations conference on wildlife trade in Bangkok defeated the proposal by the United States and Russia to crack down on international trade in hides and body parts of polar bears. The count was 42 nations against, 38 nations voted in favor while 46 countries including 27 member EU and […]
I’ve never had the experience of being sprayed by a skunk. But I’ve been around others who have and trust me, it’s not an odor you forget. Skunk spray is made of sulfurous, oily chemicals in the anal glands of the skunk. Skunks can accurately spray up to 15 feet away but usually use this […]