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Wisconsin Greyhounds Need Help

  • November 24, 2009 12:23 pm

Being a proud companion to an incredible greyhound/lab mix rescue dog ( she’s the dog in my Anouk’s Ark logo! )…this story is very distressing to me. There is a greyhound racetrack in Wisconsin that is closing down. It has 900 dogs! A large number of them are being dispersed among other race tracks – which is horrible!!! There shouldn’t BE any race tracks! These dogs are just a commodity, an entertainment, a source of money- all for our pleasure and their abuse?!?! It’s ridiculous and backward. Aside from that though, there are several hundred dogs that are in need of homes and if they don’t find them they will be killed. Unfortunately the well meaning person who wrote the article can’t spell euthanize (!)…but at least the word is spreading about these poor creatures. They deserve the one on one care and love of a human companion to live out their final days…not to be run ragged until they are no longer “useful” and killed and in this case just killed because a racetrack is closing its doors.
If you want to learn more click here to read the article.

A step in the right direction for circus elephants in India….

  • November 13, 2009 9:37 am

The thought of any animal being used for our entertainment, to sell products, to perform tricks for money is extremely depressing to me. I love shows like Cirque du Soleil teeming with willing humans who’ve honed their incredible acrobatic, comedic, dance and music skills to amaze us. In my opinion, with such mind boggling feats available there is no call for animals in entertainment-ever. This latest piece of news that came to me offers a glimmer of hope…a small shift in our thinking about animals as objects for our amusement or monetary gain?
Click here for a little more on the story.
©anouk bikkers 2009