Even if the horses in Central Park are treated and cared for as well as Neeson and carriage industry supporters say (a big if, in my opinion), they miss the point.
President Obama has now released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015, to fund the government’s $3.5 trillion-plus operations, and the budget recommendations include several important provisions for animals. If ratified by Congress,...Show More Summary
Some animals are born as ones we advocate on behalf of: dogs and cats for example. Others are born as ones we view as mere objects, as food- like cows.
Treating animals well in life doesn't make it acceptable to eat them at some later point.
Dog lovers everywhere should be pleased to learn that greyhound racing – once referred to as the “Sport of Kings” -- could be on its way out as a form of gambling and entertainment. One of its last redoubts is... Related Stories...Show More Summary
Amidst all the food and vendors at the NYC Vegetarian Food Fest, there stood Lucy, a rescue beagle who reminded me in a flash why I am vegan.
Every day, tens of thousands of workers stand shoulder-to-shoulder, often in frigid or scorching temperatures, at the nation’s poultry slaughtering plants as chickens race by at punishing speed, hanging upside down on metal hooks on the processing lines. Show More Summary
Living a vegan lifestyle is a direct opportunity to reject a system that exploits the reproductive systems of females, while at the same time making a better world for all women everywhere.
Fidel Antonio gets the essence of it, a truth that transcends status, nationality, race or species – animals have the right to life, just like us. And we do not need to eat them to live and thrive.
There’s so much positive change afoot for animals, but it’s also true that we are more or less always in the throes of battle as a movement, with tough fights being waged right now and many more looming in the... Related Stories The Tweet Heard Round the World Sorting Out Sordid Details on Soring Cannibalism and the (Non-)Walking Dead
Life can be complicated and veganism is no exception. So, we decided to have an open forum to talk about these complications and you're invited.
Standing up for what I believe outside of my personal life, even in relatively benign circumstances, was easier to do than I once would have thought.
Nearly every week there are media reports of police officers shooting dogs while responding to calls, and some of these incidents go viral once captured by a mobile device or an officer’s dashboard camera. These events are polarizing...Show More Summary
In 1821, Maine was the first state to adopt an anti-cruelty statute. In 2014, however, it’s lagging badly by allowing unacceptable cruelty to wildlife. We hope to do something about that in the months ahead, and to establish greater moral...
Kids get bombarded with messages about the place of animals in our culture, and we need to consider what they see and how they see it, on and off the screen.
Ellen DeGeneres never ceases to amaze me, with her unparalleled wit and talent, generosity of spirit and passion for animal protection. But she really reached a new high in my book, by directing $1.5 million to The HSUS after Samsung... ...Show More Summary
Why must other eating styles espouse so many falsities related to a vegan diet? It is simply untrue that you can't be healthy on a vegan diet.
This Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee is expected to take up S. 1406, the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act, introduced by Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Mark Warner, D-Va. If approved by the committee, it will be poised for consideration... Related Stories Cannibalism and the (Non-)Walking Dead Give a Hoot About Wildlife Unfinished Business for Laying Hens
Here's the thing: you don't have to do any of those things to change the world. You just have to live truthfully - authentically - and with the best intentions. It's those moments when you least expect it when you effect change.
Despite 200 years of animal welfare laws, which require “humane” treatment and prohibit the imposition of “unnecessary” suffering, animal exploitation is occurring in more horrific ways than at any time in human history. On Friday, April...Show More Summary