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Happy National Black Cat Day

SIGN: Justice for Dogs Found Stolen, Injured, and Decomposing in Alleged ‘Pet Transport’ Scam

Scooby prior to transport. (Submitted photo)

PETITION TARGET: Texas State Prosecuting Attorney

Scooby, a gorgeous white dog with warm blue eyes, entered the care of a pet transport carrier healthy, but later reportedly arrived at his destination dead and already decomposing in his crate. 

He’s tragically just one of the canine victims now tied to the carrier, whom officers recently pulled over in a U-haul at a traffic stop in Montgomery, Texas, where they discovered a cargo hold full of stolen and injured dogs left without food or water and wallowing in their own urine and feces, according to news reports.

Four dogs languished in the cargo hold, including one who appeared malnourished and another who had exposed flesh on his back consistent with a chemical burn, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy who arrived on scene.

Authorities arrested Tiara Alsaid, 26, on charges of animal cruelty, theft, and drug warrants from various counties, and Richard Anthony, 57, on unrelated marijuana charges after they also found drugs in the U-haul. Victims reportedly scammed by Alsaid’s “transport” company have since been identified in Texas, Florida, Tennessee and California, Sgt. Jason Smith told news.

One of those reported victims is Dyaisha Jordan, who told the Houston Press she’s still waiting to find out what happened to her shepherd Blackie.

“It is just a question that we have no closure for,” she said. “We still don’t have a clue as to whether he is even dead or alive.”

Defenseless animals don’t deserve to suffer and die at the hands of a scammer — especially one reportedly followed by a trail of official complaints with numerous law enforcement and federal agencies.

The individual(s) responsible for the death and suffering of these stolen dogs must be held fully accountable, with protections immediately and permanently enacted so they can never harm animals again.

Sign our petition urging Texas state prosecutors to treat this case with the severity it deserves, including ensuring the animal cruelty charges remain on the record, ordering significant restitution paid to an animal welfare related cause as well as the mourning guardians, and issuing a maximum ban on owning or possessing animals for the individual(s) involved.

Authorities have identified the guardians for three of the four dogs. Anyone who thinks the fourth dog could be their missing companion animal is encouraged to call Sgt. Smith at 936-538-3545.

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SIGN: Save Tigers and Lions from Miserable Captivity As ‘Pets’

Image Credit: Kristian Bodker/Flickr


UPDATE (8/9/2022): Great News! On July 29th, International Tiger Day, the House of Representatives passed the Big Cat Public Safety Act. Now, the bill is headed to the Senate. Add your signature now to urge them to pass this lifesaving legislation! — Lady Freethinker Staff


Thousands of big cats are wasting away as “pets” in the United States. These majestic animals are torn from their mothers while only babies and may spend their lives pacing miserably in tiny, cramped cages with no hope of a natural life.

Not only do these animals suffer mentally and physically, but they are also a threat to people, with hundreds of dangerous incidents involving big cats and humans occurring over the last 30 years.

The Big Cat Public Safety Act (BCPSA) — introduced in the House as HR 263 and in the Senate as S1210 — seeks to ban private individuals from owning any big cat species and restrict direct contact between these animals and the general public.

Only licensed facilities would be allowed to house big cats, effectively removing these animals from roadside zoos.

The BCPSA needs your support!

Sign this petition urging Congress to pass this important bill for big cat protections and to save  thousands of big cats from suffering.

Cats Recognize when Owners are Speaking to Them: Study


You talkin’ to meCats can recognize when their owners are speaking directly to them, and they give off definitive behavioral signs when that happens.  This, according to a new study testing cats’ reactions to (1) owners speaking to other humans, (2) strangers speaking, and (3) owners speaking directly to their cats. 


Study overview

Researchers studied how 16 cats reacted to pre-recorded voices from both their owner and that of a stranger when saying phrases in cat-directed and human adult-directed tones.  The researchers investigated three conditions, with the first condition changing the voice of the speaker from a stranger’s voice to the cat’s owner. The second and third conditions changed the tone used (cat-directed or human-directed) for the cat’s owner or a stranger’s voice, respectively. The researchers recorded and rated the behavior intensity of cats reacting to the audio, checking for behaviors such as resting, ear moving…

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RECALL: Carcinogen Present in Dry Shampoos

Chemical Free Life

There is a new U.S. recall of several popular brands of dry shampoo due to the presence of benzene*–a known carcinogen.  Like similar recent recalls of personal care products containing benzene, the issue is with the aerosol sprays rather than the products themselves.  Unilever announced the recall for 19 dry shampoo aerosol products from the brands Dove, Suave, and TRESemmé. Go here for a full listing of the recalled products.

dry shapoos recalled

* Benzene is a popular industrial chemical in the U.S. and is often used in the manufacturing of plastics, lubricants, dyes and detergents. Benzene is a known carcinogen according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

From our bookThe Food Hackers Handbook:

Sensitive individuals may react to benzene (and its chemical cousin, popular food and product preservative benzoate) with allergic reactions, skin reactions including urticaria, pruritus and atopic dermatitis, and intestinal…

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10 Things You Can Do To Make Sure Our Elections Are Secure

It can be hard to bother voting, especially when every election that hasn’t gone your way has been rigged. But don’t give up; you can do plenty to keep our elections safe and fair.

Check out these sweet life hacks to a secure election:

  1. Hire Kyle Rittenhouse to stand outside your polling place: He’ll protect your polling location from Antifa thugs.
  2. Set up life-sized cardboard cutouts of Dinesh D’Souza to scare away mules: His face haunts the dreams of many a ballot mule.
  3. Outlaw mail-in ballots and only accept votes cast through TRUTH Social comments: TRUTH Social is where the TRUE patriots hang out.
  4. Vote multiple times to make sure they’re paying attention: If you can cheat the election, so can anyone! You better vote 30,000 times just to be on the safe side.
  5. Put ballots under Mjölnir so only the worthy can vote: Why were the unworthy allowed to vote in the first place?
  6. Upload your consciousness to a computer system so you can oversee every vote made by every human: Unfortunately, as a transhuman entity, you will lose all voting rights. And your machine heart will no longer understand the meaning of love.
  7. Monitor all cemeteries to make sure the dead don’t vote: Keep an eye on pet cemeteries, too. Hamsters have been known to change election outcomes.
  8. Invite lots of plumbers to the polls to look out for burst pipes: Every burst pipe is good for about 380,000 fraudulent votes.
  9. Hang a sign in each poll booth that says ‘God is watching’: Works every time.
  10. Live in a red state: Apparently, they have it figured out there.

Enjoy a safe election season, everyone! Don’t forget to bring a crossbow in case you run into undead voters!