Author: Elise Phillips Margulis

About The Author

Elise Phillips Margulis

Elise Phillips Margulis is a contributing writer for FIDO Friendly magazine and has been published in The Mighty. She’s obsessed with animal welfare, environment protection, and human rights. Elise lives with her adorable & precocious 10-year-old son, her husband, their gorgeous canine, and their elegant feline. She's also a card-carrying member of Chocoholics Anonymous.

Bernie has More Supporters than Trump, but Gets Just 4% of Election Press

The 2016 Presidential Election Campaign has etched itself in history as oddly entertaining and outlandish, from Donald Trump’s nasty Tweets and xenophobic rhetoric to Hillary Clinton’s 13-hour Benghazi Congressional Hearings and the endless email scandal. Through it all, It seems that Trump has created his own personal reality show promoted by the media circus. Real Clear Politics reports that Sanders is favored by 33% of Democrats and that 32% of United States voters identify themselves as Democrats. Pew Research found that 23% of Americans are Republicans. In polls, Trump has won 34% of the Republican vote. So the math says Sanders has more...

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The Dog Crate Controversy: Humane Training or Puppy Prison?

Crate training your dog: cozy or cramped? The debate rages on as to whether crating fulfills a dog’s innate need to nestle in a small space or if they despise us for locking them behind bars in solitary confinement. Some people find the idea of restricting their beloved pet to a cage to be cruel and unfathomable. Others maintain that Rover loves his dog cave and happily snuggles up in it without even being directed to do so. Some experts, like the Humane Society, believe that “Crate training uses a dog’s natural instincts as a den animal. A wild...

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Las Vegas Bans Sale of Animals From Puppy Mills

Las Vegas has joined the growing number of United States towns banning the sale of animals from “puppy mills.” Existing pet stores have two years to phase out puppy mill puppies and to begin selling animals from shelters, rescue organizations, or humane societies instead. Puppy mills are large, inhumane, commercial breeding operations where animals are kept in small, stacked cages and often live in filth and excrement. They are denied medical care and sometimes have no water or food. These poor animals never experience affection or a romp outside (or inside). Puppy mill animals aren’t able to play or socialize with...

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