Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wisconsin Supreme Court hears factory farm case

In a lawsuit that could set a precedent across the Midwest... John Adams, seen above, along with a group of his neighbors and the town they live in are suing the state over a nearby factory farm that they say is polluting the water, the ground and the air they breathe.

Read more in the Wisconsin Law Journal...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Quebec kennel seizure could largest Canada

Animal welfare authorities who raided a massive dog-breeding kennel near Shawville say it could be the largest operation of its kind in Canada.

More than 500 dogs were removed from the Paws “R” Us kennel in Clarendon Township, about 90 minutes northwest of Ottawa, during the weekend seizure...

...the Ottawa Citizen has the story...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

BSL and Belfast, Ireland

An American Bulldog/Lab mix by the name of Lennox has been locked up for more than a year now.... while his family and other supporters battle the local government over some rather vague language in the local breed specific legislation banning "pit bull types". You can learn more about his story and the struggle over BSL - which appears not to work any better in Ireland than it's been shown not to work in the U.S. - at There was also a fairly recent blog post on

Thanks to Jason, an attorney in DC, for the heads-up...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Infamous Illinois animal abuser waiting to learn her fate...

The Chicago Tribune reports that Diane Eldrup is facing the possibility of not only prison - but deportation - after she was (finally) found guilty last week of allowing dozens of animals supposedly in her care to die instead at her Muddy Paws pet rescue.

According to the Tribune, she failed to turn in her passport and now her estranged husband is fighting her efforts to get expanded visitation with her 9-year-old son...

Saturday, September 10, 2011

California bans foie gras

Chicago tried this briefly a few years back; I hope California has more success. Bloomberg Businessweek reports...

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Lab chimps see daylight for the first time

Some very bittersweet (assuming it doesn't turn out to be faked) video circulating the internet of rescued research chimpanzees in Germany.

Thanks to blog reader Bruce for this link from the Huffington Post. All the media has been talking about the chimpanzees' reaction to daylight. Did anyone else notice the condition of these poor animals' fur?