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The Canine Review is recruiting a small, but exceptionally talented, persistent, mission-driven team of reporters who can commit 10-15 hours per week on a weekday at a rate of $25/hour for 3 months, with the goal being to file a great story at least once every ten days.
Why us? The kind of reporting we do is unique. We are the only journalism focused on the pet industry that provides honest, careful reporting that doesn’t cater to advertisers in an industry that’s full of abuse and devoid of meaningful regulation. That takes careful, time-consuming reporting (including incessant calls for comment – in order to be fair). And fact-checking.
The list of stories is endless. How do animal nonprofits like the ASPCA spend donor money? Who are the highest paid animal nonprofit CEO’s? How does pet insurance work? Is it better or worse than people health insurance? How is it regulated? Why is it that 70% of American households own pets but less than 3% of pets in America are insured, especially considering more than 20% of pets in the UK are insured and nearly all pets in Sweden are insured? Is it because Americans love their pets less?
Should veterinarians be held to the same conflicts and disclosure requirements as medical doctors? Which vet schools are best and worst with regard to student debt and financial aid? How is pet food regulated and who are the people who regulate pet food? What are the various pet industry lobbying fronts with the most financial backing and what are the policy positions those groups are pushing behind closed doors? The pet supplement industry, which includes CBD products, is growing exponentially: How is that regulated, who regulates it, and what do vets say?
If you’re game for fair, meticulous, mission-not-agenda-driven journalism, please consider joining us.
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