Publication name: Chicago Tribune
URL for more info: http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-78090393/
After months of deliberation and fact finding, Highland Park City Council has approved a text amendment to the city’s zoning code. The omnibus vote came on October 28th with the Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 150, Article II of the “City of Highland Park Zoning Ordinance of 1997,” as Amended, Regarding the Definition of “Kennel”. “This is a huge win for my great little city”, said Dawn LoCascio. “I am told that in addition to the text amendment change that limits kennels from large-scale breeding, pet stores are prohibited from selling dogs and cats by Special Use Permit in the City of HP.”
Publication name: Lisle Patch
URL for more info: http://lisle.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/real-horror-here-folks
Little Shop Of Horrors, Puppy Mill Parlor in Lisle. The back room is filled with dogs in cages that never go outside. Ever. The screaming alone in this place would make any person’s skin crawl. I heard it just last week when a kid, oh around 15 years old, had the back door open. Imagine how scared the dogs are. How much blood has been wiped up in that back room? How many dead dogs have been in that back room? They have scary days everyday. Everyday is a nightmare. Everyday is worse than yesterday. Everyday is Halloween for them.
Thanks to A.740-A/S.3753-A, municipalities like New York City will be able to enact ordinances banning the retail sale of pet shop puppies, kittens, and rabbits and requiring stores to offer only shelter or rescue animals for adoption. CAPS' New York director is already working with legislators in Suffolk, Nassau, and Westchester counties to draft ordinances.
CAPS, along with other animal advocate groups, worked hard to get this bill through the NYS legislature. Local communities demanded the ability to regulate pet dealers in their backyards and A.740-A/S.3753-A is the answer. Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and Senator Mark Grisanti demonstrated their commitment to animal welfare by making this landmark bill possible.
Publication name: Anna Galore Le blog
URL for more info: http://annagaloreleblog.blogs-de-voyage.fr/2013/10/30/le-cri-dindignation-de-carole-raphaelle-davis/
I feel like we have been through a war together.
I have to say, I do not recognize France. Rodilhan looked like a town under siege during a war. I remember women, my mother’s age, running towards us, away from the barricades, screaming, attempting to breathe after being gassed at point blank range. Others rushed passed us towards the barricades, bravely towards the real criminals, the police–the state.
Publication name: French News Online
URL for more info: http://www.french-news-online.com/wordpress/?p=31388#axzz2icKmF4Z7
Efforts by joint American and European animal rights groups to disrupt the traditional annual bullfight in the village of Rodilhan (pop: 2 528) near Nimes in southern France were thwarted Sunday by a heavy riot police presence.
Publication name: Examiner.com
URL for more info: http://www.examiner.com/article/thugs-and-bullfighting-pass-for-culture-southern-france
American Tourists who are visiting the village of Rodilhan on October 27 will see a side of France that the French government would rather not have them see. There, they can view the dirty little secret that passes as culture. That secret is bullfighting. Those who think bullfighting is illegal in France will be almost right. However, there is an exception. French anti bullfighting laws are lifted because slaughtering bulls in the bull ring is considered part of the area’s culture.
Publication name: French News Online
URL for more info: http://www.french-news-online.com/wordpress/?p=31345#axzz2ikCxvj89
American animal protection organisations are heading to France to join their French and European counterparts in what could turn out to be a angry confrontation around traditional Rodilhan bullfights over the weekend October 26 and 27
Friends of Animals (FoA) and Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) will join forces with over 1,000 animal rights activists at a bullfighting arena in Rodilhan, a small village in the south of France. A US delegation is flying to France to support Comité Radicalement Anticorrida (CRAC Europe), the French anti-bullfighting organization.
Publication name: Riverhead Patch
URL for more info: http://riverhead.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/new-suffolk-county-pet-store-rating-program-unveiled
Animal advocates are inviting owners of Suffolk County pet shops to rate their own businesses.
This week, the Suffolk County pet store rating board invited pet shops to voluntarily join the program.