Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mississippi House Bill No. 1261 Criminalises dogs.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier -- Dave
A bill being introduced in Mississippi would allow a warrantless search of any household containing "American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American bulldog, and any other pure bred or mixed breed dog that  is a combination of these dog breeds" specifically "a law enforcement officer, at any time, may enter the premises where a dangerous dog is kept, or is believed to be kept, for an on - site inspection of the premises"

For reference pictures of these dogs are included in this post. If that looks a bit like your dog and you live in Mississippi, you would be giving up the right to object to a unwarranted search of your home.  You would also be subject to a myriad of specific rules about how long your leash is (maximum three feet) an require posting a warning sign stating that your dog is dangerous and living with the fact that if it every escapes your property police are fully within their right to shoot it.


American Pit Bull Terrier -- Marthy

American Staffordshire Terrier -- Demon975

American Bulldog -- Jamie Lantzy

Monday, January 26, 2015

Are you a New York Animal?

Animal is seeking NY based freelancers. Looks like a cool opportunity for people who understand science and/or culture and know how to discuss it in normal (plain spoken, popular) terms. Which is a skill more animal scientists need to develop if you ask me.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Pet Art: Vera

My first attempt, combining acrylic paint, decoupage, and stenciling.

Pet Art

On of my New years not-really-a-Resolutions is to get back into art.  I thought I might start with portraits of my critters and with that in mind joined Creative JumpStart 2015. Stay tuned to see the dubious results of my attempts at animal art!