The Horrors of Puppy Mills; Please Adopt and Do Not Shop!

by J. Lee Puppy mills are a timely concern since many people are considering puppies as Christmas presents. Puppy mills are a year round concern, but more so now considering the holidays are upon us. Many people may have already visited pet stores unaware of where puppies might have come from. November 16, 2017, I wrote about pets who are abandoned after the holidays. For an incite to my thoughts about pets as presents you can read my story ‘Christmas, A Time for Joy? Yes – Except For Many Pets Given…

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Isolation – The Lonely Life Of Dogs

by J. Lee THE LONELY LIFE OF DOGS I will never understand those who get a dog or dogs just to abandon them in backyards, basements or garages. Why? So they can tells others they have a dog? The reality is the dog has no human. It is sentenced to a life of loneliness. Dogs are pack animals. They are highly social. They are socially-cognitive. Loneliness is torture for them. They thrive on interaction with other dogs and their human companions. A dog needs stimulation. They can become stressed when bored. They…

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Abandonment – Animals Left Behind During Disasters Like Harvey or From Lack of Compassion

photo of cat struggling to swim to dry ground during flooding event Harvey

J. Lee Abandonment – Animals Left Behind During Disasters Sadly many people leave their animals behind. When a disaster occurs many pet owners probably have no idea how bad a flood, natural disaster or wildfire could get or how long they will be kept away. Evacuations become frantic. Many compassionate owners leave them behind until a rescue can be safely organized. Some are not allowed to bring them so they do their best to leave them in the safest locations possible until they could be rescued. Some just callously chain…

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Animal Farming – The Bear Bile Industry; We Must Be Their Voice

J. Lee The Bear Bile Farming Industry This story exposes the horror of bear bile farms. My intent is to open your eyes to brutality and suffering of bears. My story is not to convince anyone to go vegan or vegetarian. My goal is to help spur a movement to encourage an alternative to bile by using herbs. Asiatic black bears, sun bears, moon bears and brown bears are commonly found on bear farms. Bile farms can be found in China, South Korea, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar. China has some breeding programs, but they also rely on poaching. Video (Nov 4, 2011):…

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Animal Farming, Abuse of Pigs, Sows and Piglets – We Must Be Their Voice

J. Lee Horrors of Animal Farming – The Pork Industry This story exposes the horrors on pig farms. Pigs experience suffering. Writing this story was as heartbreaking as my poultry and cattle stories. Images of abuse I saw doing research for this story will remain a nightmare in my mind. My story is not to convince anyone to go vegan or vegetarian. Its purpose is to open your eyes to brutality and suffering of pigs. Future stories will disclose abuses in other animal farming industries. Wikipedia: Pork is the culinary name for meat from a domestic pig (Sus scrofa…

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