Video: RSPCA’s “Dogs Die in Hot Cars” Awareness Campaign

Here is a simple but powerful reminder to never leave your dog unattended in a car during the warm summer months, courtesy of the RSPCA. For more information on the dangers of leaving your dog in a hot car, check out the RSPCA’s “Dogs Die in Hot Cars” webpage, and the ASPCA’s webpage on dogs … Continue reading Video: RSPCA’s “Dogs Die in Hot Cars” Awareness Campaign

HSUS Releases 2020 Puppy Mill Report

The Humane Society of the United States recently published the 2020 edition of its annual “Horrible Hundred” puppy mill report.  This report documents problematic puppy breeding and/or puppy brokerage operations in the US. You can download and read a pdf copy of the full report HERE.  The report highlights problem puppy facilities, in an alphabetical … Continue reading HSUS Releases 2020 Puppy Mill Report

Animal Legal Defense Fund Ranks U.S. State Animal Protection Laws

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) recently released its 14th annual U.S. State Animal Protection Laws Ranking Report for the year 2019. The ALDF assesses each state’s animal protection legislation and ranks them from strongest to weakest.  For 2019, Illinois ranked first, followed by Oregon, Colorado, Maine, and Rhode Island. At the bottom of the … Continue reading Animal Legal Defense Fund Ranks U.S. State Animal Protection Laws

Video: NFL Star Raises Awareness About Dogs Left Outside in the Cold

Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu has teamed up with PETA to create a public awareness video on the dangers of dogs being kept outside in freezing cold weather. Tyrann stepped into a walk-in freezer to experience what it must be like for dogs left out in the cold.  He pointed out that their food … Continue reading Video: NFL Star Raises Awareness About Dogs Left Outside in the Cold

House Passes PACT Act to Make Animal Cruelty a Federal Crime

The PACT (Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture) Act was passed unanimously in the US House of Representatives this week. This act would expand on a prior law that criminalizes the production and distribution of animal torture videos.  Passage of the PACT Act would criminalize acts of animal torture at the federal level as well. Representatives … Continue reading House Passes PACT Act to Make Animal Cruelty a Federal Crime