Tag: animals

My View: Annie, the dog, dies at 16

Annie Dunbar, a mixed breed dog with a musical bent, died Aug. 2 at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital. She was 16. Annie was a special...

Your Views: More on the chicken slaughterhouse

To the editor: It has come to my attention that the Alexandria City Council – specifically Mayor Justin Wilson and councilors John Chapman, Canek Aguirre,...

Your Views: Slaughterhouse would harm city’s image

To the editor: I wholeheartedly object to having a business that allows customers to pick a chicken and have it weighed and then slaughtered within...

Your Views: Proposed slaughterhouse is horrific

To the editor: I was horrified to recently learn that a permit has been submitted for a slaughterhouse in Old Town. Having lived in Old Town...

Our View: Are we a slaughterhouse city?

We offer no opinion on the advisability or morality of meat consumption. Happily, we live in a free society where people make decisions about diet...

Proposed halal poultry butchery goes to public hearing amid controversy

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City council will vote on a proposed special use permit for a halal poultry market and live butcher shop at...

Pets: New Year’s resolutions for dog people

By Kim Gilliam Heading into 2019, you will inevitably think about things you wish to accomplish in the New Year – but these don’t have...

Pets: Are dogs or cats smarter? Science has an answer

By Kim Gilliam Dog owners say their pets are smartest because they are loyal, joyful and trainable. Cat owners say their pets are smarter for...

Pet Matters: Ignoring aggression sets your dog up for failure

In January, the Alexandria Times reported on an incident in which a woman was forced to shoot her dog to save her boyfriend from...

Pet Matters: Titan and Sox: proof that love exists

My dogs, Titan and Sox have an amazing relationship. Their love story began just under four years ago and watching them interact makes even...