Letters from the Front Line:Kathy: I realize this is a grim topic for us dog lovers but are the readers taking the position this won’t happen here in the United States? We are not being liberal activists ..dog meat is not in our American culture or is it? It...Kathy: Chris: I was surprised going through your Archives to see this which no one has responded. Are your readers not aware that through new cultures of immigrants level and illegal history is repeating itself here in the United States?Kathy: Hi Chris: I just read a very lay language article wish to share. Can Dogs get Ebola virus? Decided to share http://www.petplace.com/dogs/e bola-virus-can-your-dog-get-it /page1.aspx?utm_source=Newslet ters&utm_medium=email&...Kathy: Hi Jana: The Chihuahua how much many of us do not realize how further dogs have become in the changing complex American Society? . Have you ever seen the Taco Bell dog so nasty that it has to be picked up by a rear leg because it...AJ: Originally my main reason for being cautious of pit bulls were the attacks they have been responsible for (including an especially vicious one I witnessed against a 4 year old child in the mid 1980s). However, since becoming active...Gene: Why does the American sheep industry NOT change it’s grading system? It’s hard to make money on 110lbs live weight lamb. And…….Who wants to pay a high price for a lamb chop, that is tiny? 1/2 the size of a...Kathy: Hi Jen: I read this counter argument link with interest. It starts out with something I totally agree…”Fear is a set of evolutionarily important behaviors for animals. Fear often keeps animals alive in a dangerous...Jen Robinson: Here’s a counter argument from the perspective of evidence-based veterinary medicine. http://skeptvet.com/Blog/2011/ 07/pressure-wraps-for-anxiety- in-dogs/Kathy: Hi Chris : I think this article written a year ago addressed an important issue that should have generated more suggestions of pro active methods by ethical Breeders. One all-too-common manifestation of this problem is blaming...Kathy: A breeder is not a breeder when they are a hoarder, and neglected animals of Backyard breeding for Profit. Animal hoarding occurs when a person houses, and often breeds, more pets, and animals that by sensible standards of...Kathy: Hi Christopher: There was a huge seizure of Dogs in Texas recently that a Federal Bankruptcy Judge issued Search and Seizure to a Rescue Organization. It is unfortunate that this article got so off track in my opinion because...
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