Last week I told you about dog flippers – people who misrepresent themselves and their motives in the process of obtaining a dog from an individual or a family – only to turn around and sell the dog for a profit. Jim Dey’s column in Saturday’s edition of The News-Gazette told the story as well.
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Today's post was penned by Quarry Cat, a two-year-old neutered male cat, available for adoption at the Champaign County Humane Society.
Last Friday the USPS issued its new “Adopt a Shelter Pet” commemorative first class stamps (pictured below). The stamps are based on photographs of cats and dogs from shelters and rescue groups taken by veteran stamp photographer, Sally Andersen-Bruce. In case you’re wondering, all of the animals pictured on the stamps have been adopted.
Unfortunately I’m not referring to dogs doing gymnastics. “Flipping dogs” refers to a money-making practice similar to flipping houses. The flipper obtains dogs for free or at a low cost by responding to ads in newspapers or on Craig’s List. The flipper then advertises those same dogs for sale on Craig’s List for a higher price.
Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in United States v. Stevens. The court’s ruling struck down a 1999 law aimed at stopping the creation and distribution of “crush videos,” which typically depict women crushing small animals with high-heeled shoes or their bare feet.