President-elect Barack Obama has made his most animal-relevant Cabinet appointments: Secretary of Agriculture and Secretary of the Interior. Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack has received the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)’s resounding endorsement as the next Secretary of Agriculture. Approximately 90,000 animal advocates petitioned Obama through the HSUS website to appoint Vilsack for this post based on his solid record of animal protection.
U.S. Senator Ken Salazar of Colorado will serve as Secretary of Interior. His appointment marked a disappointment for animal advocates, given Salazar’s mixed record in support of animal legislation. As Secretary of the Interior, Salazar will oversee the enforcement of wildlife laws, including the Endangered Species Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act. For his part, Vilsack will assume responsibility for enforcing laws relating to puppy mills and animal fighting, as well as oversee the Animal Welfare Act and Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.
For dogs with a fear of thunderstorms, spring and summer and the infamous 4th of July fireworks can be super scary events. Fear can range from a bit of nervousness and unease to sheer “tearing at the walls, yelping and peeing everywhere” panic.
THE BLISSFUL DOG WEBSITE UPDATE & OVERHAUL I know, I know, nobody really cares about all the nuts and bolts parts but me and my team. Alycia and Ashley act like they care, but I suppose they have to since I pay them. Hahaha. Anyhow, if you’ve shopped with us before you may have noticed […]
BOSTON TERRIER NOSE BUTTER REVIEW Never even heard of NOSE BUTTER until about two weeks ago. Once we started searching for something to help my Boston terrier we luckily stumbled upon it. The pictures below are over a four day time frame. Never in a million year would I have thought that the nose butter […]