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Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses: Displaced Priorities by the BLM?

By Amy Hefestay | CAP Board Member Photo A: Two young stallions in the Sand Wash Basin herd, July 2021 I have been fascinated with horses for most of my life and I know I am not alone. If you ask people to describe something about Colorado or the “wild west,” many will mention Wild…
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The Captive Wildlife Crisis – Part 1

By Pat Craig Guest Blogger Founder and Executive Director of The Wild Animal Sanctuary Keensburg, Colorado Note from CVA: We present this guest blog to assist in the education of the public regarding this lesser-known animal welfare crisis. The wider the educational efforts of all animal welfare enthusiasts spread, the more public involvement and advocacy…
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The Captive Wildlife Crisis – Part 2

By Pat Craig Guest Blogger Founder and Executive Director of The Wild Animal Sanctuary Keensburg, Colorado Note from CAP: We present this guest blog to assist in the education of the public regarding this lesser-known animal welfare crisis. The wider the educational efforts of all animal welfare enthusiasts spread, the more public involvement and advocacy…
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Puppy Mills: Part One – Good-bye, Rosie the Riveter & Hello, Farmer John

The late 1940s turned the financial difficulties of the Great Depression and WWII around. The economic boom years of the 1950s brought the United States interstate highway system, widespread corporate wealth, and the construction of the American suburban sprawl. A new phenomenon, suburbia provided affordable houses to thousands of returning soldiers and their new families.…
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Puppy Mills: Part Two – Taken From Mom: Now What?

There are four usual ways puppy mill proprietors divest themselves of puppies they have bred. They are: selling directly to pet stores, advertising on the internet, selling to a broker, and selling at auctions. Pet Stores The first way a mill breeder can unload puppies is to sell directly to their regular clients of pet…
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Puppy Mills: Part Three – Will Economics Always Overcome Ideals?

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi   Why is it so difficult to ban puppy mills in Colorado? House Bill 1084 died February 22, 2020 in a 6-5 vote in the Colorado Legislature. Originally blocking pet stores from selling…
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