For Love of a Dog

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

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National Dog Fighting Awareness Day Blog Hop April 8

There will be a very special Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop this next week.  

Tuesday’s Tails will be devoted to calling attention to  National Dog Fighting Awareness Day on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Tuesday’s Tails co-sponsors Lisa at Dogs N Pawz and I will be joined by Melissa at Barking from the Bayou, Sarah from Lola the Pitty, and Jenna from Love is being owned by a Husky in hosting this very special blog hop.

We encourage you to join
us by featuring adoptable Pit Bull dogs, as well as writing about dog
fighting on your blog.  Please join us in increasing awareness and
making a statement against dog fighting.

For further information please check our Tuesday’s Tails Facebook page.  If you are a member of Blog Paws, please follow the discussion here.

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Monday Mischief: the USDA and Horse Slaughter Facilities

There’s been more mischief at the USDA than at our house this past week. 

The USDA approved a horse slaughter plant in Sigourney, Iowa and plans to allow horse slaughter plants in Missouri and in New Mexico. 

They have approved an application for the facility in New Mexico and have indicated they will also approve plants in Gallatin and Rockville, Missouri. Other applications are pending for plants in Woodbury, Tennessee, and Washington, Oklahoma.

Considered mischief (very serious mischief, in my opinion) because this comes on the heels of the statement recently issued by Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, opposing horse slaughter.  In addition, the US Senate Appropriations Committee passed a ban on demestic horse slaughter as part of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget.  That ban prohibits the USDA from using funds to inspect horsemeat intended for human consumption, which effectively bans domestic horse slaughter in our country.


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