Animal News

Oregon Senate Passes Bill to Ban Gestation Crates
You can thank Senator Ginny Burdick for introducing this legislation:

(SALEM) - The Oregon State Senate approved a measure today prohibiting what has been called one of the most abusive practices in factory farming: confining breeding pigs in metal gestation crates so small the animals can’t turn around for months on end.
Salem News

California Assembly Committee Passes Spay and Neuter Bill
Most dogs and cats would have to be spayed or neutered under legislation approved Tuesday by an Assembly committee.
The measure by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Sherman Oaks, cleared the Business and Professions Committee on a 7-2 vote, sending it to the Appropriations Committee, the last stop before the full Assembly.

SF Chronicle

Thousands of Pigs Fed Tainted Pet Food
Up to 6,000 hogs in California , Kansas , New York , North Carolina , Oklahoma , South Carolina, and Utah that ate pet food tainted with industrial chemicals cannot be safely sold to humans, federal authorities said yesterday, and should be euthanized at the farms where they have been held from the market. Several hundred of the swine have already entered the human food supply.
Boston Globe

Lots of tour fun

On Saturday, fifteen kids joined their parents for an Easter "egg-hunt" involving plastic eggs and a lot of fun. Children and company met our rabbits, learned why they don't alway make good companions for children, and fed the bunnies lots of good food. Kids also met Susie, Patty and Owen, the pigs, and Flo, the goat. It was a lot of fun!

After the kid's tour, the Bay Area Vegetarians arrived with around 24 participants. Visitors rubbed pig bellies, fed the chickens, played with the baby lambs and goat, and had a wonderful time!

We want to thank the Bay Area Veg group for a great turnout, some great vegan food, and kind donations made by the members.

You can see some pictures at the Bay Area Veg website

We do offer tours and cooking classes. If you are in the area, check out our tour/class schedule and visit if you can! Here's our schedule

Scrappy terriers settle in at sanctuary

Two adorable terrier mixes are spending a week at our Animal Place Doggie Spa. They will then return to the Marin Humane Society for adoption.

We warn you. These are cute dogs. With not-so-cute names. Not bad names, mind you...just odd (well, one more than the other). One is Scrappy (he is black with a lion mane) and the other is Staple. Yes. Staple. We didn't name him.

On to the pictures!

Here's Staple grinning. He's a great smiler - a skill that is super important in the doggie world.

And here's Scrappy. He has sitting like a royal canid down to an art.