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  • Pit bulls not 'inherently dangerous' just yet

    A controversial court ruling in April that pit bulls are "inherently dangerous" is not yet in effect and must survive an appeal before it can be applied as Maryland law, according to an opinion released this week by the state attorney general's office....
  • Court partly backs off pit bull ruling

    Court partly backs off pit bull ruling
    Maryland's highest court on Tuesday partly backed off its April decision that pit bulls are inherently dangerous, admitting that it went too far when it applied its standard to cross-bred dogs. But the new ruling, which affects only purebred animals, does...
  • Letter: Thanks for supporting Humane Society

    Editor: I want to congratulate the Harford County Public Library employees for their impressive fundraising effort for the Humane Society of Harford County. Their contribution to this worthy organization shows the importance of giving local when it comes...
  • Maryland pit bull ruling is challenged in federal court

    Maryland pit bull ruling is challenged in federal court
    A resident at the low-income Armistead Gardens housing development is suing the state in federal court, asking judges to strike down a recent court ruling that pit bulls are inherently dangerous. In a complaint filed Wednesday, lawyers for Joseph...
  • Crowded Anne Arundel animal shelter pleads for reprieve

    Crowded Anne Arundel animal shelter pleads for reprieve
    It would be easier for Robin Small if she could simply give away cats from time to time. Or birds. Or dogs. Or ferrets. Or anything else adoptable that finds its way into Anne Arundel County Animal Control. "We, unfortunately, sometimes have to...
  • Pregnant pigs treated humanely

    The vegan proselytizers at Mercy for Animals, PETA, and the Humane Society of the United States have propaganda campaigns claiming that housing pregnant pigs in individual maternity pens is inhumane, but their shrill screeds aren't backed up by...
  • On pit bulls, the legislature can set matters right

    On pit bulls, the legislature can set matters right
    As Maryland lawmakers reconvene in a special session in Annapolis on Thursday to grapple with whether to expand gambling, they have an opportunity to address another burning issue: a recent Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that puts dogs and families at...
  • Senate president declares impasse on pit bull bill

    The General Assembly deadlocked Tuesday night over legislation that would have overruled a widely criticized court decision labeling pit bulls as inherently dangerous, apparently killing the bill in this summer's special session. Senate PresidentThomas...
  • Meatless Mondays about education, not propaganda

    The following editorial appeared in the Austin American-Statesman on Friday, Sept. 12: Beware the bean burrito. More than legume-filled deliciousness, it could represent the work of an "activist movement" that seeks to starve your children of meat...
  • Why two pet stores made the change to rescue dogs

    On Christmas, while his 3-year-old daughter opened her presents, pet-shop owner Michael Gill was in his bathroom cradling an English bulldog mix puppy suffering from a lethal canine virus. The dog had contracted parvo, a deadly and highly contagious...
  • New rules aimed at halting imports of sick, abused 'puppy mill' dogs

    New rules aimed at halting imports of sick, abused 'puppy mill' dogs
    When New York resident Jillian Civitano saw a picture of Tink on a Texas dog dealer’s website, she fell in love and purchased the 2-pound Maltese puppy. She was told the dog was born in South Korea and brought to Texas. But soon after Civitano...
  • Killing wolves and democracy in Michigan

    Killing wolves and democracy in Michigan
    The Michigan state Senate voted the other day to allow hunting of wolves. The vote is a direct threat to these wild creatures, of course. But also in the crosshairs are the voters of Michigan. The bill is a response to a pair of ballot initiatives...