Fireworks, Idiots and Sociopaths

Last night at 12:30 am, some idiot set off powerful fireworks here in the neighborhood. Approximately 5 minutes later they set off a second time. I know what time it was because the explosion woke me from a sound sleep. It also startled the neighbor’s dog who lives his life at the end of a […]

They Do WHAT to Dogs?

Every day we hear voices from around the world protesting the abuse and/or death of innocent dogs and cats.   But when it comes to dogs and cats being used in laboratory experiments around the world, those voices are eerily silent. Why is that? Some studies indicate we tolerate the cruelty of animal testing because we think it […]

What We Call Family?

Last Tuesday I wrote about why I consider my pets as members of my family. The next day I received my weekly email from Faunalytics (formerly Humane Research Council) where they spotlight a variety of papers and studies relating to animals and animal welfare. By the way, anyone can sign up for access to Faunalytics […]