St. Johns County Animal Control: You Are Not Above the Law

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Emma is adoptable through Pit Sisters, Photo by Margaret Stahl, Maggie’s Equine Photos

On the surface, I may seem like a dog-crazy-animal-loving-fanatic, especially when it comes to pit bull terriers. I wear t-shirts that say, “I may seem nice, but if you mess with my dog I will break out a level of crazy that will make your nightmares seem like a happy place” and “I Kissed a Pit Bull and I Liked It.” I often post unsavory images of abused, neglected, and abandoned animals on my Facebook page. I may notice subtle looks of judgment or the occasional moment of frozen quiet when someone realizes that my wife and I are strict vegetarians, and we spend at least 50% of our daily lives fostering, rescuing, or supporting animal rescue groups, such as Pit Sisters, but that type of social marginalization doesn’t scare me.

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Animals, Activism & Writing

pig-546307_1280Recently, I hosted a literary reading that focused on animal life. Poetry, essays, and stories that presented nonhuman animals as the subjects of their own lives, and revealed the complications of human-nonhuman relationships and interactions, were read aloud at the event.

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