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A Whale of a Reaction to Blackfish and SeaWorld

The HSUS has been making the case against marine mammal captivity for a quarter century, long before the remarkable sequence of developments we have all seen unfold since February 2010, when the captive orca Tilikum killed trainer Dawn...Show More Summary

More Tricks From Horse Soring Crowd as the Spotlight Shines on the Celebration

As the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration culminates this weekend, there is controversy and cover-up again marring the biggest event in the walking horse show world. For decades the walking horse show industry has tried toShow More Summary

Slugfest Over Michigan Wolves Continues – So Much at Stake With November Votes

Progress for animals isn’t easy – it never has been. There’s no glide path when you confront entrenched interests and the politicians often so ready to do their bidding. There are still so many people in society who think that...       ...Show More Summary

Dog Days of Summer – Fall, Winter and Spring

It’s National Dog Day, and there are countless reasons to celebrate the remarkable relationship so many of us have with our canine friends. My beagle rescue Lily joined me for today’s video blog, but, as you’ll see, she was drowsy...       ...Show More Summary

False Claims About Wolves, Frightful Cruelty to Wildlife in Michigan

An Upper Peninsula farmer, John Koski – operating in the far western portion of Michigan – has played an outsize role in the debate over whether the state’s small population of wolves should be hunted. Koski’s farm was the site...       ...Show More Summary

The Movement for Hens to Move

California's Prop 2, approved with 63.5 percent of the statewide vote, has already had a big impact even though its does not go into legal effect until January 2015.       Related Stories Missouri’s Right-to-Harm Amendment Super PAC Forms to Promote Animal Abuse Poultry Slaughter Rule Still in (Fowl) Play  

Bacon Billboard Speaks Volumes

Long live bacon. An impossible command, one that speaks volumes about how we continue to view animals. In other words, we don't. The post Bacon Billboard Speaks Volumes appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.

Video of Rutgers Conference: “Animal Ethics: Abolition, Regulation, or Citizenship?”

On April 11, 2014, Rutgers University School of Law had a Conference, Animal Ethics: Abolition, Regulation, or Citizenship? that featured: Anna E. Charlton, Adjunct Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, and former Director, Rutgers Animal Rights Law Clinic Luis E. Show More Summary

Show Me the Impact: Missouri's Puppy Mill Law, 4 Years Later

Though it was weakened, Missouri’s Prop B is still one of the strongest anti-puppy mill statutes in the nation. Here’s a closer look.       Related Stories Missouri’s Right-to-Harm Amendment Domestic Violence Hurts the Whole Family Flying the Friendlier Skies  

The Price of Progress – How Our Victories Breed Enemies

Precisely because The HSUS is so effective, we are the target of disinformation campaigns from our political adversaries. The king of disinformation is Rick Berman, the guy “60 Minutes” dubbed “Dr. Evil” for his work attacking public...Show More Summary

On Being Vegan: The Difficulties Lie Elsewhere

When it comes to being vegan, here are some things I know for sure. The post On Being Vegan: The Difficulties Lie Elsewhere appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.

Nestlé to Overhaul Farm Animal Treatment Across the Globe

The world’s largest food company has spoken: cruelty on factory farms has got to go. Nestlé is the single-biggest maker of food across the globe, with dozens of widely known brands such as Dreyer's, Lean Cuisine and Butterfinger. Today,...Show More Summary

Fighting Factory Farming – With Every Tool We Have

We are in a pitched battle against factory farming – a battle to transform agriculture and the way consumers think about and consume food. Animal agriculture has become thoroughly industrialized, with animals forced to live in windowless,...Show More Summary

Amendment 1 Decided by Less Than 1 Percent

This version includes a correction to the last paragraph. We and our allies nearly defeated Amendment 1 yesterday in Missouri, with the Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Pork Association, and others in Big Agriculture apparently getting...Show More Summary

Update on Missouri's Amendment 1

12.10 a.m.: With all precincts reporting, it is 50.1 percent for and 49.9 percent against Amendment 1, with a 2,528-vote margin. I will provide more details tomorrow. 11.45 p.m.: Amendment 1 is ahead by the narrowest of margins – about...       ...Show More Summary

Trumped Up Charges Against Wolves, Dirty Dealings with Voters

When lawmakers take an oath to “faithfully discharge the duties” of their office, they shouldn’t play games with the voters who put them there in the first place. Michigan lawmakers are trying to keep voters from weighing in on the...        Related Stories Tip of the Hat for Big Cat Habitat United States Moves to End Puppy Mill Imports Turtle Diaries, Tortoise Travails  

Tip of the Hat for Big Cat Habitat

As I’ve mentioned before, The HSUS and its affiliates are collectively the largest provider of hands-on care for animals. Last week I was on the ground at one our facilities – in Texas – for the opening of the Big...        Related Stories United States Moves to End Puppy Mill Imports Turtle Diaries, Tortoise Travails Acting Like Hammer Heads When It Comes to Sharks  

Domestic Violence Hurts the Whole Family

Domestic violence is more complicated, in terms of the social relationships, than previously understood. Many abusers will harm or threaten the beloved dog or cat of a spouse or partner as a way of exerting control over that person. As...       Related Stories Flying the Friendlier Skies PAST Act is Past Due Unsporting Bill Shot Down  

University experts stumble over facts

Cue the spin doctors. True to form, UW-Madison's experts responded with a cacophony of either ignorant or calculated false claims in response to the recent article in Madison's somewhat progressive weekly, the Isthmus. Where to start? Well, let's see... Show More Summary

Turtle Diaries, Tortoise Travails

In true Hollywood style, the success of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie has produced plenty of hype about turtles and tortoises. But unlike the reptilian heroes Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello, real-life turtlesShow More Summary

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