You may have read this by now: Motherless monkeys: UW-Madison to revive controversial primate experimentsResearchers will deprive infants of maternal contact to study anxiety and depressionNoah Phillips. Isthmus 07/31/2014. I've debunked Kalin's claims here: A Response to Ned Kalin. Show More Summary
Today, the Missouri Farmers Union sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture calling for a formal investigation into the potentially illegal use of federal pork check-off funds for a last-minute lobbying blitz in favor of Missouri’s...Show More Summary
Today, some updates on important issues in our orbit. Ag-gag legislation HSUS undercover investigations like this one at a California slaughter plant have unearthed shocking animal abuse. Photo: The HSUS Last night, former HSUS undercover...Show More Summary
I have a fantastic update to share with you today. All of the federally owned chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center – more than 100 individuals – have officially moved to Chimp Haven, the National Chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville,...Show More Summary
I was a Jon Bernthal fan before he burst onto the screen in the fabulously successfully, award-winning first two seasons of AMC’s The Walking Dead. He played the tightly wound and fiercely protective former law enforcement officer who...Show More Summary
On a frigid winter day in Michigan, a hunter shoots a coyote three or four times, gravely wounding the animal. Gasping for life, the poor creature lays prone, bleeding in the snow. The hunting ethic calls for an additional shot... Related Stories URGENT ACTION: Need Your Help to Prevent Horse Slaughter in the U.S. Show More Summary
Tonight, WAVE 3 News in Louisville is airing an exclusive story, for which reporter John Boel went undercover with a hidden camera at a recent pro-cockfighting rally. The investigative report asks the question, “What did Kentucky politicians...Show More Summary
As much as I'd like to promote every vegan thing I can, it simply is not practical or fair as I'd never really be able to promote them all. Enter Keeping Up with the Vegans, a weekly post about all the vegan tidbits that are shared with me.
In 2013, there were three horse slaughter plants set to open in the United States, and it took determined efforts in the federal courts and in the Congress to prevent them from opening. They’re shuttered at least through the fall,... Related Stories Spring Forward -- for Wildlife Right to Farm or Right to Harm Sounding the Alarm on Horse Soring
There are so many ways to help animals, such as volunteering for an animal protection group, contacting lawmakers about pending legislation, or making choices in the marketplace that reflect an awareness of animal testing, the tradeShow More Summary
The HSUS’ latest undercover investigation, announced last night on nytimes.com by columnist Nicholas Kristof, revealed more than breeding sows in small crates, their bodies pock-marked by pressure sores and abrasions. This is our latest...Show More Summary
Whenever I go to our family of animal care centers, I am not only reminded of our life-saving work occurring every day, but also of the value of our work preventing animals from getting into situations of distress in the...
With tens of millions of people living at or below the poverty level in the United States, it’s no surprise that the pets in these households go without as well. Through The HSUS’ Pets for Life program, which we directly... Related Stories HSI Teams Provide Relief in the Philippines HSUS Undercover: Georgia Dog Lab Supplied by Random Source Dealer A Royal Pain
Regular readers of this blog will recall that nearly five years ago, PETA made a public records request from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for copies of records involving invasive brain experiments on animals. One of the documents they received in response was a description of Tom Yin's sound localization experiments with cats. Show More Summary
Generally speaking, I don't think it's very productive for animal activists to spend their time criticizing the work other activists are doing, and I generally don't. Generally. By now you may have read that people vandalized a sculpture of a cow made out of butter at the Iowa State Fair. Show More Summary
Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., in his weekly “Correspondence Corner” video series, took a question from a constituent who emailed him in support of H.R. 847, the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act, to crack down on abusive puppy mills....
Yesterday’s news that a massive Chinese meat producer, Shuanghai, has agreed to pay $4.7 billion to acquire American pork giant Smithfield Foods was a jarring reminder of the trend toward an increasingly centralized global trade in farm animals. While demand...
Jamie Kilstein, headliner of the Cleveland VegFest After Party, discusses the role that comedy plays in activism.
As part of “Puppy Mill Action Week,” The HSUS today released “A Horrible Hundred,” a report that documents a litany of deficiencies and appalling details concerning the mistreatment of dogs at commercial dog breeding facilities. Don’t read the report if...
Recently I wrote about two outrageous campaigns against animal protection. In the Michigan legislature, there’s a bill designed to derail our wolf protection referendum, to repeal a 2006 referendum that banned the target shooting of mourning doves, and to cede...