ANIMAL WATCH - A family pet Pit Bull brutally killed an 82-year-old retired schoolteacher who was the mother of its owner on July 12.
ANIMAL WATCH - On August 30, Judie Mancuso, CEO of Social Compassion for Animals, and sponsor of AB 1881, introduced by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, sent a news release to Cal-Animals (California Animal Welfare Association), announcing “AB 1881, the Dog and Cat Bill of Rights, Fails to Pass the Senate.”
ANIMAL WATCH - Best Friends Animal Society appears to be in the midst of a political campaign to revoke the rights of cities, villages, towns and states nationwide to pass or enforce Breed Specific Laws (BSL) for public safety, including prohibiting Pit Bulls or other dangerous dog breeds.
ANIMAL WATCH - For years, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspectors dutifully documented extensive animal suffering at Moulton Chinchilla Ranch (MCR), a chinchilla breeding facility in Minnesota.
ANIMAL WATCH - The last extension of the Best Friends Animal Society’s $1-per-year lease of the Los Angeles Animal Services Mission shelter has ended with no fanfare, barely noticed by the media, and its final announcement lacked any celebration of L.A. being a “No Kill” city.
ANIMAL WATCH - There have been months of ignored complaints at L.A. Animal Services Commission meetings by volunteers, staff and the public about the cruel overcrowding, lack of care for the animals—