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Animal Rights or Animal Welfare: which is it?

Throughout the first half of the 20th Century, animal owners improved standards of care for their livestock, lab animals, and pets, tossing out harsh, ineffective, and inefficient methods and embracing a kinder, gentler stewardship of animals. Some people talked about the "rights" of animals to food, water, shelter, and care, but the emphasis was on improving the lives of animals utilized by people, not on eliminating human use altogether.

However, by the late 1960s, the term animal rights had taken on new meaning. Giving rights to animals had become a social and political cause, a moral imperative, which demanded that society adopt a new ethic for human/animal relationships. This new philosophy opposed all use of animals, no matter how humane, no matter how responsible, no matter how much benefit was lost to humanity and other animals from such avoidance.

Ellen DeGeneres Comic Book to Raise Money for Animal Rights Lobby

The nation’s leading anti-hunting organization, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), continues to find creative ways to raise money. The latest is from the sales of a new comic book that outlines the life of stand up comic and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.


In December 2009, the US Border Patrol,Tucson Sector, Border Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) participated in the National Search Dog Alliance‟s Back-Tracking Certification.

Teach Your Dog to Track ~ Tracking Tips

Teaching your dog to track takes more time and physical space than any of the basic obedience exercises. Also, some breeds of dogs are better at tracking and have better "noses" than others. Among the better tracking breeds are bloodhounds, beagles, most of the hound breeds, German shepherds and collies. For these exercises you will need some equipment. A harness is necessary for this kind of training, since your dog will be pulling you at times. A slip chain collar won't do, since it will be tightening on his neck. The leash must be at least 30 feet long and be made of a flat fabric or leather if possible.

Puppy Game For Future Tracking

This is also a great game to play in colder weather when you don't want to go outdoors. It is also suitable for all breeds and older dogs as a fun way to spend time with your dog and get them to use their noses at the same time.

NSDA Podcasts

The popular NSDA PODCASTs will start up again with the first episode of the New Year scheduled for 8:00 PM EST, January 24, 2010.

PETA ~ Here’s one for ya!

PETA made a serious effort to by billboard space promoting spaying and neutering using an image of Tiger Woods and making a reference to his recent marital challenges. The proposed billboard was to have Woods’ picture and large text saying “Too much sex can be a bad thing.” Below that, the billboard issued its standard call for spaying and neutering pets.

Administration Document Could Spell Trouble for Sportsmen

A leaked memo from the U.S. Department of the Interior reveals plans to set aside millions of acres of federal lands, currently open to a multitude of users, as new “National Monuments.” Basically, these designations could be established by a stroke of President Obama’s pen with no oversight.


MIXED BREEDS ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE AT THE CLUB’S OPTION AT ALL BREED TRIALS We are pleased to inform you of a decision made by the AKC Board at the January 11, 2010 meeting, which will enhance the AKC Canine Partners program. This exciting new program allows mixed breed dog owners to list their dogs and participate in all breed AKC Agility, Obedience and Rally events starting April 1, 2010.

HSUS “Sugar Daddy” Bob Barker

The ALDF was founded in 1979 and has dedicated itself to eradicating hunting and trapping. It supports trapping bans and has done work to have anti-hunters named to state fish and wildlife commissions.


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