A relatively happy ending to the story of the baboon living in Madison man’s laundry room. Thumbs up to Dane County Humane Society for finding him a good home!
With all of the bad press Canada geese have been given recently in our state, it’s refreshing to find a website that actually sees Canada geese as the magnificent birds they are instead of a “problem” to be solve.
Cafepress store here: Love Canada Geese Cafepress Store : Love Canada Geese Cafepress Store.
Alliance for Animals’ Simply Vegan campaign has the tagline “for your health, for the planet and for the animals.”
This recent article discusses the “for your health” part of Simply Vegan’s focus. Thumbs up to President Clinton for seeing the benefits of a vegan diet.
Clinton is trying to spread his newfound zeal for healthy eating to children. The Clinton Foundation has teamed up with the American Heart Association and is helping 12,000 schools promote exercise and offer better lunches so decades from now, today’s children will not face the same heart troubles he has.
“It’s turning a ship around before it hits the iceberg, but I think we’re beginning to turn it around,” Clinton said.
One of the most notorious breeders of baby lions and tigers will be appearing at a mall in Marshfield, Wisconsin August 30 through September 4. He brings in very young babies and charges unsuspecting visitors to have their photos taken with them.
Alliance for Animals has spoken with the manager of Marshfield Mall to voice our opposition to their contract with “Big Cat Rescue Entertainment.” They have already been contacted by legitimate big cat rescue organizations that have concerns with this business.
Please call the mall at 715-387-4311 and tell them that you are opposed to these types of events and why. It is too late to cancel this event, but your concerns may help us convince the mall not to work with this type of business in the future.
If you live in the Marshfield area please do not support this phony “rescue group.” Read more about this type of business here:
Read Rick Marolt’s recent piece which focuses on the discussion of allowing trapping in Dane County parks.
A debate about trapping in Dane County parks is active. Few people trap, and many people oppose trapping in county parks for various reasons, including the safety of children and pets and the suffering of non-human animals. But the state requires that trapping be permitted on land bought by the county with money from the state’s Stewardship Fund.
Madison’s own Mad City Vegan Fest is featured in VegNews’ new video, VegFests 2011. Great to see what other cities are doing to promote veganism! Thank you to Our Hen House for coming to Madison and making this great video.
Watch the video here: VegNews TV: VegFests 2011 – YouTube.
According to a criminal complaint, on Oct. 29, Michael Aasen was upset that his wife’s dog had chewed on one of his hats and beat the dog, causing the dog to defecate. After sending his wife out to get cleaning supplies, he killed the dog by slitting its throat.
Dane County Circuit Judge Sarah O’Brien O’Brien sentenced Aasen to a year in prison for animal mistreatment, followed by 2½ years of extended supervision, the longest period of supervision she could give him under the law, she noted.
Letter of support to Judge O’Brien, for taking animal abuse seriously, should be addressed to: Honorable Sarah O’Brien, Dane County Circuit Court Branch 16, Room 6109, Dane County Courthouse, 215 S. Hamilton St, Madison WI 53703