cages were approx 1.5 feet high and 2 feet deep and 2 feet wide. The cage
floors were of approx. 1.5" x 1.5" coated wire. No solid surface for
support -- just look at this poor Mama's splayed paws, and long, untrimmed
nails curling around the wire. And can you imagine how uncomfortable it must be
for her to lie down? The piles in the foreground are feces.
buildup of feces and urine were beyond comprehension.... the urine puddle
beneath the Mama Doxie was cheese-like in consistency. The collection tray was
full of mold...The foul odor and flies were beyond comprehension. I could not
fathom this as being an acceptable, much less humane, way to raise man's best
friend. It made me sick to hear her whimpering as she looked at me... like what
did I do to deserve this?" (F. Menish,
A Silver Lining Awakening)
OK, the "kennel" owner tells us. Her place is licensed by the
USDA, and she complies with all of their miniimum standards..
IS THAT OK
NOT OK WITH US!
voice make a difference?
YES! Especially when combined with many other "one voices." A
Wisconsin legislator once told us, "When one person writes me about a
particular topic, I read it. When ten people all write me about the same topic,
I figure I need to listen to them and look into it!"
From time to time,
we ask our supporters to take immediate action on something -- from attending a
Round Table Discussion or helping us protest to sending an email to their state
are several "Action" items occurring at once, and sometimes, there
are none at all. The links at left will keep you up on what's going on, what we
need you to do, and in many cases, what happened after the "Action"
"Never doubt that a small group of
thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only
thing that ever has."
"The only way to
defeat a strong united front is to become one yourself!"
Barbara J. Davis
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