Opponents of proposed Deadwood petting zoo claim it is front for fur farm


Many nights we waken to the haunting sound of from thirty-five to fifty wolves howling for hours on end, and at all hours of the night, right next door. Sometimes we hear them howling unceasingly during daytime hours. We’ve figured out that much of the time (like dogs) they must be desperately crying out for food when they’re very hungry. How did we draw this conclusion? Because they stop very suddenly and then don’t howl again for a day or more . . .as if someone has finally gotten around to feeding them.

Oftentimes we’ve had to go for days on end with the house closed up in spring, summer and fall, because the stench of the rotting road kill they feed the wolves so totally permeates the neighborhood air that to remain outdoors, or to open any windows, meant to quickly become nauseated.

Then there has been the intermittent screaming of pigs. (My husband and I both grew-up on farms and easily recognize the scream of a hog in distress.) Last year another of our neighbors took a photograph of a dead pig lying among the rest of the pigs, frozen to death. We’re told that these are feeder pigs . . . but often wonder aghast, “Oh my gosh, aren’t they killing the pigs before feeding them to the wolves?” It’s a torturous sound for my husband and I because we are both animal lovers. My husband has looked at me with a pleading expression in his eyes, and it breaks my heart to see him hurting for these helpless animals next door to us. We’ve had to go indoors because the sound has been so emotionally traumatizing.

Then there are the cougars and other wildcats, which as most folks realize are dangerous animals. They’ve erected an eight foot tall wire fence but don’t seem to know that cats will climb and/or crawl under just about anything in their way.

The owner of this so-called petting zoo is in the process of opening a twin set-up in Deadwood, South Dakota. Here is the latest news on this matter. We hope and pray that maybe, finally, Minnesota will follow suit. (Go to link below)


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If Only Humans Would Open Their Hearts (Post has been moved to my PittyCityDogBlog!)

If Only Humans Would Open Their Hearts.

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I have created a site and blog to educate the public about the true, accurate, innate personality of the Pit Bull. This breed is an incredibly loving, affectionate, family-oriented canine. In fact, historically, the Pit Bull was considered one of the top family dog breeds! ANY dog (yes, Pit Bulls, too) can be trained to attack. Interestingly, humans seldom require any training, in order to attack! When a Pit Bull attacks and harms anyone, it is the violent nature of the dog’s owner/trainer that should be intervened upon and prosecuted! NOT the dog. When a human is shot with a gun, or stabbed with a knife, it is NOT the gun or the knife that is prosecuted . . . so PLEASE, stop prosecuting the dog that is merely a weapon that is being controlled, operated and maneuvered by it’s owner! If you doubt these facts, please read the book “Lost Dogs” about Michael Vick’s Dogs! (The Pit Bulls who refused to fight, were referred to by the intervening officers as “Pancake Dogs”. Why? Because they’d been so badly beaten for refusing to fight, that they were actually sprawled flat on the floor – that is how terrified and traumatized the dogs were.) PLEASE PEOPLE . . . educate your family and friends regarding THE TRUTH ABOUT PIT BULLS!!

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I learned the distressing news yesterday that unlike beauticians/barbers who care for peoples’ grooming needs, pet groomers are not regulated by any parent agency. Consequently, just one instance of abuse resulting in the death of a beautiful dog was brought to my attention. It seems that a wonderful family pet canine recently died while being left to “dry by a drier that was set on too hot a temperature by her professional dog groomer!”

I used to take my dog to a “professional” groomer but had no idea that they are unregulated. What does this mean to us, the public? This means that dog groomers themselves, (yes, each individual groomer) make their own rules and standards (or lack thereof) for their treatment of your beloved pet! Had I been aware of this sad reality back then, I would’ve performed some very thorough research into the groomer into whose hands I was regularly entrusting my furry best friend!

It seems very sad to me that although our society has passed and is now enforcing laws to protect man’s best friend from the hands of uncaring people who bring them harm, there are still many causes to be fought on their behalf.

Our precious fur-people are not able to speak for themselves. They are unable to tell us who would and/or has hurt them, perhaps repeatedly. There are many ways to hurt an animal. Not unlike humans, a pet’s spirit can be broken by a ruthless handler. The many traumatized pets from Hurricane Katrina and other natural catastrophes bear witness to this fact as do the thousands of pets rescued everyday from calloused, heartless puppy mill owners.

At the very least, it is absolutely crucial that every pet owner either know your groomer personally and very well, or stay and observe the entire grooming process. If the groomer does not want you to stay and observe, you do not want that groomer! Do not make the mistake of believing that you will know how your pet is being treated by the manner in which your pet behaves upon your arrival to take him home. He’s far too overcome with excitement at seeing you to be able to give any indication of what may have been going on while you were away.

Treat the process of selecting a pet groomer with the same care and discretion you would use to select a caregiver for your child. Don’t risk having to find out too late the way the owner of the tragically, dried-to-death dog had to!

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