Potential Trump VP Kristi Noem defends shooting her dog

Kristi Noem

An internet story dating back 20 years details an incident involving potential Trump VP Kristi Noem, who reportedly shot her dog named Cricket on her South Dakota farm. She deemed the dog untrainable and dangerous, leading to its death in a gravel pit. Kristi Noem, the Governor of South Dakota, expressed dislike for the …

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Scandalous abuse of cats and dogs at The Veterinarians’ Blood Bank (TVBB)


I don’t know where to start this story as it is so big and distressing. It is yet another story of how humankind finds another way of abusing animals this time under the guise of doing something good namely providing blood to veterinary clinics. The blood comes from The Veterinarians’ Blood Bank (TVBB). A …

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Garages can collect pet food donations from the public to supply animal rescues

Pet food donations delivered to Stewart's Donnybrook automotive repair shop

This is an idea from Gary Stewart in Tyler, Texas who I believe owns and certainly manages Stewart’s Donnybrook Automotive. He is in the news because he’s been insightful enough and generous enough to start and run a pet food collection program on behalf of a couple of local animal rescues in Henderson and …

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Insights into how Messi, canine star of Anatomy of a Fall, acted in the film

Contini and Messi in a studio photo by Laura Martin Contini

Messi has become a canine film star thanks to his prominent role in the 2023 French legal drama/thriller film, directed by Justine Triet from a screenplay she co-wrote with Arthur Harari. The film has secured five Oscar nominations. Unsurprisingly, Messi is an 8-year-old, black-and-white border collie, a breed known for their intelligence. He lives …

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Not In The Dog House pet product online retailer is positively in the doghouse

Not In The Dog House Trust Pilot reviews

The Times has picked up on an issue which has been bugging and annoying (and worse) many consumers in the UK recently. They’ve been dealing with an online pet product trader called Not In The Dog House and they’ve received abysmal service to the point where the Trust Pilot rating is 1.3 out of …

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Abu Dhabi’s animal welfare laws should be used to punish those who abandoned 140 cats in the desert

Abu Dhabi animal shelter at al Falah

NEWS AND OPINION: There is a story circulating in the news media recently about 140 cats being dumped in a desert lot in the capital Abu Dhabi which is part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). An interesting and worrying aspect of the story is that the cats were abandoned across the highway from …

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Volunteer animal shelter worker banned for criticising the shelter on Facebook

Girard a volunteer at an animal shelter was dismissed for speaking out on Facebook

NEWS AND OPINION: This is a story about an animal shelter volunteer whistleblower who was banned from the shelter. It is about ‘gagging’. And it has happened before, quite a lot in the US. Rhonda Girard was a volunteer at the Beaumont Animal Care shelter. She criticised the shelter management on her Facebook page …

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