I hope everyone had a PAWsome weekend!
I know for us the weekend was a little strange. Time sprang ahead an hour, and I don't know about anyone else but it messes with me a tiny bit.
How about you? Does the sudden time change mess with you? Or your pets?
For our OMD story today, I received some wonderful news in my email a few days back. I knew I had to share it with you!
This next piece has been copied straight from the care2 causes email :
Thanks to 37,000 Care2 members taking action, the more then one million pregnant pigs on Canadian farms will not have to spend their lives confined in a space so small they can't even turn around. A Care2 petition demanded an urgent response to help mother pigs- and Canada's National Farm Animal Care Council and the Canadian pork Council have created new regulations that ban the continuous confinement of sows.
Success! I always love getting good news in my email!
So now, facilities that are either built or renovated after July 1st will have to have proper housing for their pregnant sows, instead of keeping them in these tiny crates that are just barely bigger then their own bodies.
In addition to banning gestation crates, the new code of practice also requires mandatory pain relief for pigs during tail docking and castration.
Hard to believe that wasn't mandatory already, but sadly it was not.
Did you know that only 84% of Canadians agree that these small gestation crates are NOT necessary? ONLY 84% ? ? Um. . . . could you please inform me why these other 16% do not agree? I mean, really.
On the up side though, there are even 9 U.S states who have banned them already!
We are headed in the right direction as long as we keep speaking up.
Pigs are surprisingly intelligent animals, not many people know this.
They do not deserve to be kept in these torturous conditions, nor does any animal, mammal, human, etc. . .
This success is explained as a monumental first step in the welfare of pregnant sows, however there is still so much more that needs to be done with Canadian farms in this matter.
But to know that with our petition and speaking out truly does make a difference in the lives of animals, well . . . it just makes ya feel good!
Ok so I know that had NOTHING to do with huskies or even dogs or cats for that matter, but it was important news, and I thank you for coming to share it with me!
More big news for us! We are doing our very first product review!
Thanks to the good people at Kurgo dog supplies and dog travel accessories, we recieved a wonderful product, and I should have the review up tomorrow for Tuesdays post.
So I hope you will come on by tomorrow to check it out!
Kurgo is also our new affiliate partners! So feel free to check them out via the add on my side bar or underneath this post, and see all the great things they have to offer!!
Also a big thank you to everyone who joined our thoughtless Thursday blog hop!
We had some great new hoppers who linked up last week and we really enjoyed visiting all of your blogs! We look forward to seeing what you have in store for us this week!
Thoughtless Thursday is hosted by Ruckus the Eskie and myself!
So if you didn't join in last week, we hope to see you there this Thursday!
Thanks for coming!!