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Federal Crackdown On 'Puppy Mills' Will Likely Save Thousands Of Dogs Across The Country

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.10.2013 | Good News

WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet, issuing new regulations that will f...

Senators Look To Fight Mistreatment Of Puppies

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

There's nothing like a little puppy love to muster some bipartisan will in the Senate. On Wednesday, Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and David Vitter (R...

These Dogs Will Break Your Heart

Posted 02.22.2013 | DC

This smiling cocker spaniel wasn't always so happy. In early February, Oldies But Goodies -- an animal welfare group focused on adult cocker spanie...

What the AKC Won't Tell You About Its Top 10 Breeds

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

As with so many slick marketing campaigns, the American Kennel Club has glossed over the downside of purebred dogs, including the fact that they often suffer miserably from congenital defects and inherited diseases. Here is the info that you won't hear from the AKC about those top 10 breeds.

How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?

Natasha Ashton | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Did you know that pets under one year old are 2.5 times more likely to need unexpected veterinary treatment than their older counterparts; are you prepared to pay for his health care?

An Open Letter to the Missouri Farm Bureau

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Last week, Missouri voters approved Proposition B, requiring that large-scale commercial breeders provide in a year's time sufficient space for dogs, ...

Treating Dogs Like Garbage: Illegal Disposal Revealed at Missouri Puppy Mills

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

With the battle over Prop B in Missouri in its final week, Missourians for the Protection of Dogs yesterday released a follow-up report to its Oct. 5 ...

A Veterinarian's Prognosis for Stopping Puppy Mill Cruelty

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Yesterday, the councils for St. Louis and Jackson counties--the two largest political jurisdictions in Missouri--endorsed Prop B, becoming the latest ...

A Dozen More Reasons for Supporting Missouri's Prop B

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

I stepped down from a platform a couple of hours ago at the Humane Society of Missouri headquarters in St. Louis to announce the results of The Humane...

Colorado Dog Breeder Task Force Aims To Crack Down On Puppy Mills Without Enacting New Laws

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Animal Rights advocates are looking for ways to regulate puppy mills in Colorado without seeking new laws. KDVR reports that a task force is meeting...

Whom do you Have to Know to get an Editorial Obit in the New York Times?

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sybil Adelman Sage

Would Merce Cunningham have felt diminished if he'd known he'd be linked in death with Martha Watson Stern, "Dog Breeder, 72," also recognized with an editorial obit in the New York Times?

Biden in the Doghouse

Cheri Shankar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheri Shankar

While the news of Biden and his new cute-as-all-get-out purebred German Shepherd puppy is generating lots of positive reports, many of us in the animal community are concerned.