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Hisses and Purrs

Hisses and Purrs!

Oh Dog! It’s time for another rundown of the week’s news in animal welfare. 

First off, Hissy Fit Jones shares who earned one of his menacing hisses.

Oh yeah, he's ready!

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Hisses to New Zealand’s Psychoactive Substances Bill, which would regulate the sale of party pills and synthetic cannabis. The law allows for the drugs to be tested on animals only if no “suitable alternatives” were available. Sadly, the amendment is so vague, it almost guarantees there WILL be animal testing on the drugs. Nothing like harming innocent animals so spoiled kids can get high.

Hisses to the international banks and credit agencies that are using money from EU states to invest in agricultural companies that fail to meet the EU’s standards for the humane treatment of farm animals. I guess rich people can’t be trusted anywhere in the world.

Hisses to Thomas Tony Price, a horse trader from South Wales, who was convicted of 57 animal welfare offenses. Among other things, he left 12 ponies in a barn with no food or water, most likely to die.


Oh Hissy! I hike my leg in solidarity!  OK June Buggie, who earns one of your illustrious purrs this week?

Way to go, you guys!

Only the best earn a coveted June Buggie purr.

Purrs to WildEarth Guardians and the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance for suing the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) because they are not prosecuting people who have killed animals listed under The Endangered Species Act. Funny, Justice has all the time in the world to investigate reporters. Why not investigate crimes against animals?

Purrs to Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, Member of the British Parliament, who debated in Parliament about the welfare of dogs. He touched on the consequences of improper breeding, the need for a uniform microchipping process, and about puppy mills and puppy contracts. You can read his comments in The Cotswold News.

Purrs to the children of the Keystone to Discovery Enrichment program of Hamilton Montana, who visit the Bitter Root Humane Association weekly to read to animals that are waiting for adoption.  Keystone to Discovery is a nonprofit summer and after-school project for behaviorally or academically at-risk youth. You guys ROCK!


Your turn! Who do YOU know that’s earned a hiss or a purr this week? 

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


29 thoughts on “Hisses and Purrs!

  1. That is one frightening cat face!

    Posted by Margaret Haynes Meritt | June 18, 2013, 5:06 AM
  2. Yay for the purrs and total BOOOO! to the hisses!

    Hisses to those who pushed for the Badger Cull and purrs purrs purrs to those fighting this evil bill! It must be stopped!

    Take care

    Posted by Old Kitty | June 18, 2013, 5:07 AM
  3. Whee want to add hisses to Barry Accorti and North Ridgeville Police Department –

    “Killing feral kittens in front of children: North Ridgeville Humane Officer Barry Accorti http://tinyurl.com/nyddp6f

    Honestly, this story shocked us when whee heard about it via twitter. One that page you can see that more is coming out about it and its just disgusting

    Absolutely horrific and very hiss deserving.

    Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | June 18, 2013, 5:59 AM
    • WHAT????? That earns more than a hiss! That deserves the claw treatment! -Hissy Fit Jones

      Posted by rumpydog | June 18, 2013, 6:01 AM
      • It is awful, whee wondered if you had heard about it. Such a horrendous story. Whee have shared it on twitter but maybe you could share it too so whee can get it the coverage it needs. Whee will join you clawing that evil man.

        The worst part is the police saying it was humane! How on earth is that humane?!!

        Posted by hutchagoodlife | June 18, 2013, 6:09 AM
      • Depends on who you ask Hutch. Some humans think it is humane.

        Posted by rumpydog | June 18, 2013, 6:55 AM
      • Whee really don’t think gun can ever be considered humane. They don’t carry out a death sentence on hoomans with gun, they use a lethal injection. At the very least those poor little kittens deserved that.


        Posted by hutchagoodlife | June 18, 2013, 7:04 AM
  4. I love your hisses and purrs! So much valuable information. Hope you are well. Russell

    Posted by Russell Smith | June 18, 2013, 6:33 AM
  5. If I could I would hiss on them too – how cruelty. Fortunately there are good people on this world too .

    Posted by easyweimaraner | June 18, 2013, 6:53 AM
  6. Those hisses and purrrrs are grrreat.

    Posted by Frankie and Ernie | June 18, 2013, 8:31 AM
  7. Thanks for sharing.. I love June Buggie’s little face.

    Posted by peacelovenwhiskers | June 18, 2013, 8:34 AM
  8. I agree that all those hisses are unforgivable! Grrrrr……Oops! Hisssses!
    purrrrs for your Jen to have decided to continue blogging for animal welfare, June Buggie!

    Posted by eripanwkevin | June 18, 2013, 9:32 AM
  9. sure wouldn’t want hissy fit jones to get mad at me…! 🙂

    Posted by Soda Mountain | June 18, 2013, 9:40 AM
  10. Ummmm…Hissy and June B….how do you manage to learn about allof this? Mom Linda and I would like to learn how to keep better informed on global basis about animal welfare. We want to do more but need a place to start Paw pats and thanks of you can share how you learn this, Savvy

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | June 18, 2013, 10:04 AM
  11. Grrr. The laws are weak enough for animals – but even when available the DOJ chooses not to use them.
    (screamingggggg…..now going quietly over here…not to sit, but to contact Congressmen)

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | June 18, 2013, 10:20 AM
  12. You have a gift. Thank you to follow the link : http://lgyslaine.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/a-bouquet-of-awards-2/ 🙂

    Posted by lgyslaine | June 18, 2013, 10:30 AM
  13. How frustrating. So now not only are animals being tested with things like cosmetics, but we’re testing PARTY drugs on them? Why? And why SYNTHETIC cannabis, that stuff isn’t even good for humans to smoke/consume. Gah!

    Posted by bridawn | June 18, 2013, 11:23 AM
  14. Great job, Hissy Fit Jones. We actually think you show great restarint, because those hiss-worthy folks deserve something a lot worse than hisses. Don’t get us wrong, though … your hisses are FIERCE!

    Posted by meowmeowmans | June 18, 2013, 1:36 PM
  15. That first ‘cat-face’ , scary as it is (although still quite cute) is completely justified, as the hisses need to be very loud ! I can’t believe the New Zealand bill; shocking.

    Posted by humanrescuesdog | June 19, 2013, 4:48 AM
  16. Reblogged this on The Crumbled Cookie and commented:
    sometimes i just feel like this cat.. ready to claw anyone that gets in my way.. but im not a cat.. and i dont have claws.. sigh.. being human is more complicated than i ever thought… 😦

    Posted by thydailyramblings | June 19, 2013, 11:18 AM
  17. June Buggie ……would You autograph a pic for me ? i sure do love you xo

    Posted by Cat Forsley | June 19, 2013, 12:58 PM
  18. So many stupid people, thank you for bringing attention to them.

    Posted by Valentine Logar | June 20, 2013, 4:33 AM
  19. Hissy Fit Jones looks to dangerous…I’m out of here. See ya….

    Posted by angelswhisper2011 | June 21, 2013, 1:59 AM


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