Welfare Weekend: Puppy Mill Puppies Hit the Black Market ©

The UK Kennel Club is the latest organization to report an alarming increase in black market puppies from puppy mills.  These puppies are being sold in classifieds and online, and they’re fooling millions of potential pet parents with clever schemes.  In their study, 35 percent of puppy buyers had home delivery without previewing, and 12 […]

Welfare Weekend: 3 Groups Of Fish That Are Cruel to Keep in Your Aquarium ©

When we walk into a fish store we expect to find a selection of beautiful, healthy fish for our aquarium.  Unfortunately, some of those fish endure cruel processes or practices that we aren’t informed of.  Not only do they cause the fish to suffer, they also shorten its lifespan and leave it more vulnerable to […]

New Canadian Rules for Importing Aquarium Fish, Crustaceans and Snails (Updated) ©

Update – August 27th, 2012:  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) continues to update the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) in anticipation of new aquatic animal import requirements.  The Agency has now published more than 2,300 HS-OGD codes for ornamental finfish species in AIRS.  Importers are encouraged to use these new codes, rather than the […]

68% of Dog Owners Report That Economic Conditions Do Not Affect Their Dog Care Spending

WHITING, Ind., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Dog care expenses may take a bite out of many consumers’ wallets, but even in challenging financial times, Fido comes out on top. According to a new survey from CouponCabin.com, conducted in honor of National Dog Week (September 19-25), nearly seven-in-ten (68 percent) American adult dog owners said […]