Love at First Sight—Old Man Adopts Dog by Shepherd Bliss

Shepherd Bliss and Daisie

Shepherd Bliss and Daisie
Copyright by Taylor Lampson, used with permission

by Shepherd Bliss
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Sebastopol, California
August 25, 2018

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” — French Nobel Prize winner Anatole France

Searching for a dog, I recently visited three animal shelters. At the final one, I saw a dog that I instantly connected to.

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Kucinich Asks Inspector General to Review FDA’s Bungling of “Death Treats” + Action Alert

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by Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Aug. 24 2012

Dan E.'s new haircut

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Five Year Investigation, Thousands of Sick and Dead Dogs, Tainted Jerky Still on the Shelves – FDA Refuses to Exercise Authority

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today asked the Inspector General to review the Food and Drug Administration’s handling of an investigation of tainted jerky treats for dogs made in China. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been investigating consumer complaints for five years while the death toll rises. The FDA has issued three low profile warnings, unbeknownst to the vast majority of dog owners. Dangerous products are still on the shelves and sold in markets across the country.

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FDA Allows Pet Deaths to Mount While Awaiting Scientific Certainty, Certainty That has Eluded Them Since 2008

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by Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Jul 23, 2012

Penny, the pug

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following statement criticizing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for failing to adequately protect domestic pets.

“After a weeks-long investigative trip to China and thousands of reports of sick and dying dogs, the FDA still has no answers and offers pet owners no protection,” said Kucinich.

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Eat Your Cats and Dogs by Joel S. Hirschhorn

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
featured writer
Dandelion Salad
www.foavc.org
September 29, 2008

Nations come and go, rise and fall as elites and the wealthy make victims of most citizens and plutocracies prevail.  Current dogma is that we live in the greatest nation on Earth.  Perhaps in terms of ideals there is some truth to that.  But with another trillion dollars that we now must borrow at higher costs because of the meltdown of the financial sector, solidifying our position as the greatest debtor nation, Americans have little to be proud of.  Our government and politicians as well as the corporate state have failed us.  What do our young people and future generations have to look forward to?  Be prepared to eat your cats and dogs.

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Fox News: Obama’s dog hates America (satire)

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by R J Shulman
Dandelion Salad
featured writer
Robert’s blog post
June 16, 2008

CHICAGO – Fox News reported that Senator Barack Obama’s dog, Bark, a German Shepard hates America. “That dog took a dump right in front of my American flag,” said William Boykin, Obama’s neighbor. “There is no question Obama’s dog peed on a tire of an SUV with a ‘support our troops sticker,” said Fox’s Bill O’Reilly.

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