All posts for the month October, 2012

Published October 31, 2012 by delia1979

Our Compass


This Wednesday, October 31, the Enterprise Town Advisory Board in Clark County, Nevada, will be considering an application for a permit that would allow notorious animal exhibitor and breeder James “Mike” Casey to keep exotic animals at a private residence in Clark County owned by Stacey Jones, who has submitted the application on Casey’s behalf.

Casey, who has a lengthy history of abusing and neglecting animals and endangering the public, is currently keeping at least three chimpanzees and a capuchin monkey at this residence. It is imperative that we convince the county to deny this permit application and to give these animals another chance.

According to U.S. Department of Agriculture records, Casey has hit a chimpanzee with his fist and thrown hot water on a chimpanzee. In addition, a whistleblower who previously resided with Casey has made a sworn statement that Casey regularly punched the chimpanzees…

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Help FOUR PAWS end cruel cosmetic testing and ensure the EU keep its promise to laboratory animals

Published October 29, 2012 by delia1979

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Cosmetic testing on animals was banned within the EU on 11 March 2009. However, the promised final sales ban must be implemented in 2013 otherwise the 2009 ban will be meaningless as cosmetic companies will simply continue to test their ingredients outside the EU and import them for sale. As the proposed ban forbids the sale of all cosmetic ingredients tested outside the EU, this will also have a positive impact towards ending cosmetic testing on animals worldwide.

A decision will be made very soon on whether the ban will be enforced on time and so swift action is required. A delay will be proposed if it is concluded that alternatives to certain tests have not been developed or validated in time. There is no justification to continue animal testing for cosmetics, thousands of ingredients are also already safely used in humans and available for…

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DeDe’s Counting Down to Christmas!

Published October 29, 2012 by delia1979

Dogpaddling Through Life

Oh Dog! Sunday’s here, so it’s time for another visit with your Dear DeDe! That’s me!


OK, I know what you’re thinking. DeDe, it isn’t even Halloween yet. Why are you talking about Christmas?

I thought you’d ask that.

Last year we ran a weekly segment of “Letters to Santa.” Dogs and cats sent us their letters to Santa Paws, and we published them right here for Santa to read. Kind of a one-stop shopping thing for the Old Red Human.

We’ve decided to try it again this year. So this is what I need you to do.

Start working on your letter to Santa. Then email it to me at rumpysanta at gmail dot com (I have to spell it out like that so keep the spam down).

There are ground rules. I understand we all want world peace and all dogs and cats to be saved. But…

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Gotcha Day Pics!

Published October 29, 2012 by delia1979

Dogpaddling Through Life

Oh Dog! Thanks so much for coming to my surprise party! Here’s a few pics of the party we had here at home.


You still have until noon Central Time to add a comment to yesterday’s post and be included in the drawing for the Frosty Paws prize packs. There’s 10 of ’em, so be sure to enter! NOTE: Offer good only to folks residing in the US. Sorry, but the coupons are only good here.

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Please Urge Vigorous Prosecution of Alleged Bird Killers

Published October 29, 2012 by delia1979

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Eric Cuellar and Justin Teixeira, both reportedly law students at the University of California–Berkeley, face felony charges of conspiracy and willful malicious torture and killing of wildlife stemming from an October 10 incident in which they were allegedly seen on camera chasing a 14-year-old exotic bird into a patch of trees at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and then emerging with the bird’s severed head as they laughed. More information on this disturbing story can be found here.

People who abuse animals rarely do so only once and almost never stop there. The community’s safety depends on the strong prosecution of animal abusers. Please urge the Clark County district attorney to treat this crime with the seriousness that it deserves—for everyone’s sake.


Steven Wolfson, District Attorney
Clark County District Attorney’s Office ;


Dear District Attorney Wolfson,

I have learned…

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