Last week, Sarah Palin posted a picture of her darling son Trig standing on Jill Hadassah, the family dog, for the purpose of doing dishes. This was quite a moment for the Mama Grizzly, who could not have been more proud of her son for stepping on a living creature in order to get what he wants.
Normal humans, however, were pretty sketched out. Because you know, most people, upon seeing a child step on a dog would say, “Hey, kid! Get off of the dog! You could hurt her!” instead of taking a picture of the “triumphant” moment. I mean, let’s face it, it’s not that far from seeing your kid setting ants on fire with a magnifying glass and gushing about how curious he is about the world.
Palin responded to criticism by posting a letter on her Facebook and addressing it to PETA. Keep reading »
There are no words. Ryan Havens Tannenholz, of Boise, Idaho, likes dressing up as a dog, and has a furry alter ego named Bubblegum Husky, which is, as you might expect, a Husky dog. But Tannenholz may have gone beyond the normal bounds of furrydom: he’s been accused of having sex with his cat. The incidences took place over the course of a year, and the 28-year-old was arrested on July 31 and charged with six felony counts of crimes against nature, and one misdemeanor count of cruelty to an animal.
He’s currently being held on $250,000 bail. Keep reading »
So, dilemma, you guys! My friends and I are planning a trip this summer to Montana. Big sky country, blah blah blah. Everybody — even my fellow vegan boyfriend — wants to go to a rodeo. Rodeos really make me uncomfortable, and before you assume I’m just assuming they’re terrible, I’ve been to rodeos in both Texas and New Jersey. Yes, I know they’re not as bad as bullfights, but I still don’t like the idea of animals being used for “entertainment” purposes. And while perhaps not as many animals die in rodeos, they’re certainly hurt and maimed for the sake of “sport.” Keep reading »
I’m trying to figure out why someone would do this to their dog and what PETA/the ghost of Jim Henson would say. The doggie has Miss Piggy on one side and Kermit on the other. I almost feel embarrassed for this poor pup! Please someone tell me this is a Photoshop job? [I Am Bored]
Whoa boy, DogCarGate just won’t end, and now it’s Mitt Romney’s wife Ann who’s speaking out and defending the family’s practice of traveling with their dog Seamus on top of the car. The Romneys had previously gotten flack for admitting to a strapping Seamus (in a crate) to the roof of the car during a 1983 family trip from Boston to Ontario. And in an interview with Diane Sawyer earlier this week, Ann Romney claimed the dog loved traveling that way.
“The dog loved it,” Ann Romney said. “He would see that crate and, you know, he would, like, go crazy because he was going with us on vacation. It was to me a kinder thing to bring him along than to leave him in the kennel for two weeks.” Keep reading »