Richmond City Council to discuss sale of dogs in pet stores

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Richmond City Council to discuss sale of dogs in pet stores

This is big news for people involved in animal rescue. Received from the Animal Welfare Advocacy Coalition: After three long years advocating for a ban on the sale of animals in Richmond’s pet stores, local rescue groups and animal welfare supporters will be attending and speaking at Richmond City Council’s General Purposes Committee (GPC) meeting


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Dear Vancouver, backyard chickens are a bad idea

We already have issues with unwanted dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, llamas, chinchillas, tropical birds, and the list just goes on and on. Introducing another kind of animal that will be part pet, part food source will likely mean bad things for the chickens themselves. Why, in this whole question of whether we


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Banning sales of pets in pet stores

The Richmond Animal Protection Society, who I don’t hear about very often, has announced that they are attempting to stop the sale of pets in pet stores. The society is pushing for a ban on the sale of all dogs, cats and rabbits by pet stores in Richmond. Meanwhile Richmond City Hall is examining tighter


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Puppy Mill Seizure

Dogs being unloaded and taken to the temporary shelter right after the raid Last week I was deployed to Washington state on a puppy mill seizure assignment with United Animal Nations (UAN).  The seizure was lead by Humane Society of United States (HSUS). It was the first time I’d ever done anything like this. I


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Oh right, it’s Easter!

I was sitting here wondering what to write about, and I realized that it’s Easter this Sunday. I was raised Christian and Easter was a big deal in our house. We would get up really early to go to the sunrise service (actually at sunrise). We also had easter baskets and painted easter eggs and


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