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Ethical Responsibility

In our lifetimes, we have seen the once deadly scourge of another terrifying virus, polio, eliminated. We have made remarkable progress in the prevention, early detection and treatment of many forms of cancer and heart disease. All of this progress was possible because of wise investment of federal support for research." Robert N. Show More Summary

The Secret Life of Class B Dealers

In honor of The HSUS’s 60th anniversary, LIFE Magazine has revisited the classic Stan Wayman photo-essay, “Concentration Camps for Dogs.” The article and series of shocking photos, originally published in 1966, built on a five-year HSUS...Show More Summary

The HSUS Celebrates a 60-Year Quest to Stop Cruelty to All Animals

It was 60 years ago, on November 22, that four individuals founded The HSUS, with grand ambitions but only a few nickels in their pockets. At the time, there were just 500 or so local humane organizations scattered across 3,100...       ...Show More Summary

“Philosophy Bites” Audio Interview on Abolition Published

The 2012 audio interview I did on Philosophy Bites at the University of London has been published by Oxford University Press in Philosophy Bites Again. If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. Show More Summary

The Intersection of Gestation Crates and Presidential Politics

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faces a threat to his brand of “straight talk” and “no nonsense” with the full-blown national controversy over his veto last year of a bill to ban gestation crates, and his apparent recent pledge to...       ...Show More Summary

Japan May Defy International Court Ruling on Whaling

I guess it’s no big surprise that Japan has advanced a new proposal to kill whales for commercial purposes in Antarctic waters, again under the guise of “science” and “research.” In late March 2014, the highest court in the world...       ...Show More Summary

Adopt a Turkey and Choose Compassion

Adopting a turkey each year offers us the opportunity to honor animal friends - those who made it to sanctuaries and those who did not. The post Adopt a Turkey and Choose Compassion appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.

Veganism: It’s Not Just a Animal Rights Issue

According to Cornell University Professors David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel, it takes 13 kilograms (a kilogram is 2.2 pounds) of grain and 30 kilograms of forage to produce one kilogram of beef; 21 kilograms of grain and 30 kilograms...Show More Summary

Go Vegan. See the Connections.

For decades, I have been writing that the anti-fur campaign (among others) is sexist. For example, various groups have been using this sort of imagery for years now: (click to enlarge) But fur is no different from wool, leather, or silk. Show More Summary

Poachers and Trophy Hunters Conspiring to Hurt Endangered Rhinos

Shooting a rhino for sport seems about as challenging as shooting a parked bus. The prehistoric-looking beasts are big and not fleet of foot. They confront a threat by charging it, not running away. That doesn’t serve them well as...        Related Stories For Christie’s Sake, Ban the Crates Lead Ammo Policy Tests the Rhetoric of Hunting Lobby Dogfighting Smackdown  

For Christie’s Sake, Ban the Crates

I can understand Chris Christie’s dilemma – either signing an enormously popular bill to ban gestation crates in New Jersey or caving in to the veto demands of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, whose support is coveted by every aspiringShow More Summary

Lead Ammo Policy Tests the Rhetoric of Hunting Lobby

The trophy hunting lobby in the United States conveniently and selectively invokes “science” in defense of reckless practices. In Maine, in arguing against Question 1 (to ban bear baiting, hounding and trapping), the National Rifle Association, U.S. Show More Summary

Pentagon is on Active Duty for Animals

The Department of Defense recently announced that it will halt the use of live animals in a variety of medical training programs, beginning January 1. As the Boston Globe reported yesterday, “The military has been instructed to instead...Show More Summary

Dogfighting Smackdown

Yesterday, we closed an important chapter in a long-running anti-cruelty case when a federal judge in Alabama handed down tough sentences for a number of active participants in a dogfighting network that spanned four states. One defendant,...Show More Summary

Focus on Enforcement of Dog and Cat Fur Law

Americans are horrified by the idea of dogs and cats being killed for fur trim and trinkets. Strong enforcement of the federal law reflects these values—whether it’s put into a report or not.       Related Stories 2014 Election Wrap-Up: Mixed Results and Hope on the Horizon for Animals Today's the Day: Elect for Animals Feeding Garbage to Bears and Voters in Maine  

Virginia Pet Stores: Selling Puppies and a Pack of Lies

Our undercover investigations have proven time and time again that most pet stores purchase puppies from puppy mills. But that hasn’t stopped so many pet stores we’ve investigated from trying to deceive customers about the origin ofShow More Summary

The 46millionturkeys Project: A Compassionate & Artful Thanksgiving Tradition

Everyone is invited to sit down at the 46millionturkeys Thanksgiving table and spread compassion. You do not have to be an artist to participate. Go to to learn more and be counted! The post The 46millionturkeys Project: A Compassionate & Artful Thanksgiving Tradition appeared first on Your Daily Vegan.

The Agro-Industrial Complex in the U.S. and Its Drug Dependency

Pigs in a research barn squealed with every step they took, their movements accompanied by intense pain and discomfort. A pork producer opened his transport truck to find 10 to 12 pigs dead after each journey. And in one slaughterhouse,...       ...Show More Summary

Federal Court Leaves Puppy Millers Out in the Cold

On Friday, a federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by 42 plaintiffs, including dozens of dog-breeding clubs, that aimed to neuter a U. S. Department of Agriculture rule to crack down on Internet sellers of puppy mill dogs who...       ...Show More Summary

More on Michael Vick, Andre Robinson, and “Animal Abusers”

I often hear people say that the difference between “animal abusers” like Michael Vick and Andre Robinson, and non-vegans, is that Vick and Robinson inflicted suffering on animals because they enjoyed the process of inflicting harm on animals whereas non-vegans just enjoy the taste of animal products but don’t want to harm animals. Show More Summary

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