Sunday, November 28, 2010

The PAWse that reFUReshes...

Aurora Katrina likes her beverages on tap!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

♥HappyThanksgiving to youz FURom the Fambly Kittens♥

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Our momma cried in happiness - H.R. 5566 HAS PASSED THE HOUSE!

Mimi's note: No cute photos. No funny words. An issue as important as this one stands on its own.

WASHINGTON — The House on Monday voted to ban so-called crush videos that depict the abuse and killing of animals.

The measure would revive, with some modifications, a 1999 law that was struck down by the Supreme Court last April on the grounds it was too broadly written and violated First Amendment free speech protections.

Congress has been trying since then to come up with a more narrowly crafted law, and the measure the House passed still differs slightly from a version approved by the Senate in September. It now goes back to the Senate.

"We need a law that stays on the books," House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., said in explaining the decision to tinker with the Senate language.

The bill was the first to be taken up in the lame-duck session of Congress that opened Monday.

The legislation, which the House originally passed in July, would make it a crime to sell or distribute videos that violate bans on animal cruelty by showing animals being burned, drowned, suffocated or impaled.

Such videos appeal to a sexual fetish by showing women, often barefoot or wearing high heels, stomping small animals to death.

Every state bans animal cruelty, but it has been difficult to apply those laws to crush videos because they often do not show faces, dates or locations. The legislation makes interstate sale of such videos a crime subject to fines and imprisonment.

Conyers said the House took out a Senate provision that made punishments for attempting or conspiring to make the videos equal to punishments for a completed product. He said that could cause constitutional issues.

Betsy Dribben, vice president for government relations at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, expressed frustration at the delay. "We're concerned about the animals being killed and we're also concerned about the social ramifications," she said, citing opinions that cruelty to animals can be a catalyst to violence against humans.

Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Calif., a sponsor of the original bill in 1999, said in a previous statement that famed killers such as Ted Bundy and Ted Kaczynski tortured or killed animals before killing people.

The legislation makes exceptions for films depicting hunting, trapping and fishing.

The bill is H.R. 5566

National Canine Cancer Foundation

Monday, November 8, 2010

Be there or be square - the Second Annual Worldwide Moment

Two Special Wires, Fergi and Jake, are PURR-moting the Second Annual Worldwide Moment. We could tell you all about it but we ask you to go over to their bloggy to get the scoop. What we will tell you is that this event is especially imPAWtant this year because so furry many wonderful FURends have moved to Heaven and many more FURends are PURRparing to leave us to join those already departed.

So, please, mark this special day on your calendar and PURRmote it on your bloggy. We can't imagine a more special event for PURRticipation.
National Canine Cancer Foundation

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Miss Camille Suzanne: Paper Tiger

Monday, November 1, 2010

We has only ONE WORD fur youz guys...