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Animal Cruelty

The Disgusting Truth Behind Those $40,000 Hermès Bags

The Dodo | Posted 06.28.2015 | Green

You wanted the Birkin bag, that exclusive handbag by Hermès that costs thousands and thousands of dollars. And now you have it....

The Pope, the Animals and the Earth: The Vatican Says, Stop Exploiting; Do Something!

Julia Orr | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Julia Orr

The recently published encyclical has some astonishing statements. While I differ with the Vatican on a number of issues, I cannot diminish the incredible stand the new Pope has taken on issues of global injustice, the environment, animal welfare and poverty.

The Upsetting Truth Behind 'Cute' Slow Loris Videos

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green

A new short film explores the disturbing reality behind the “cute” slow loris videos that have proliferated online over the past few years. The...

Is Sexism In Science Actually Paternalism?

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Because of improvements in medical ethics over the past thirty years, we tend to think that this paternalistic attitude no longer or minimally exists. However paternalism in science is all too alive and healthy.

Man Accused Of Driving Truck Over Bald Eagles

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.16.2015 | Crime

Police in Alaska have accused a man of running a truck over several bald eagles, killing two birds. A jogger in Dutch Harbor contacted authorities ...

Shine a Light

Stephen Wells | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green
Stephen Wells

Indeed, we could view our era's progress as proof of our improving, better nature. But if we're paying attention with both eyes open, we can also see how the industries that profit from animal exploitation continue to fight advances in animal welfare and law every step of the way.

Prospects Improve For Pit Bull Whose Mouth Was Taped Shut

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.02.2015 | Crime

Caitlyn is a 15-month-old pit bull found in North Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday morning with her mouth taped shut. The tape, which may ha...

Cat Cruelty Goes Viral Online and Nowhere in the Courts

Becky Robinson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Becky Robinson

As a nation, we take animal cruelty seriously. It disturbs us--we condemn it and our laws forbid it. But the laws must also be enforced. In our efforts to create a safe and peaceful society, allowing animal cruelty to go unprosecuted is detrimental.

Watch A Self-Described 'Despicable' Pet-Care Company Owner Kick Dog In Elevator

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 05.28.2015 | Crime

A Chicago man has shut down his pet-care company after a video of him kicking an animal surfaced this week. Jon Steinholt was the owner of Alone At...

Mohan: The Unluckiest Elephant in the World

Wildlife SOS | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
Wildlife SOS

Since humans captured him, his days have been filled with hard work, insufficient sustenance, and vicious beatings to force him to comply with his mahout's (caretaker/trainer) wishes. His nights have been spent in chains.

Nonprofit Is Fighting To Stop The 'Industrialized Cruelty' In Greyhound Racing

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.21.2015 | Good News

Despite causing broken bones, heart problems and even paralysis -- as well as using questionable practices -- dog racing is still legal in a handful o...

Lilly Workneh

This Striking Image Shows A Different Side Of America's Racist History

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.19.2015 | Black Voices

When photographer Tyler Shields captured the provocative photo of a naked black man hanging a white Klansman from a tree branch, he considered his wor...

Jane Goodall, Rusty and Me

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 05.14.2015 | Green
Elizabeth Abbott

Jane Goodall had no experience with chimpanzees before she set out on her lifetime's mission of studying them and advocating for them, but she was wel...

Breaking News: Key Lawmakers Propose Federal Anti-Cruelty Measure

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.14.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture Act would empower the FBI and U.S. Attorneys to prosecute animal abuse cases that cross state lines. For example, it would empower federal prosecutors to pursue the intentional abuse of an animal in a car traveling on an interstate highway, in a federal facility, or in a business selling pets across state lines.

If You Go Meatless, I Will Support You: Open Letter to Hank Green

Samita Sarkar | Posted 05.13.2015 | Green
Samita Sarkar

Hank, as you have said yourself, meat is bad. You and I both know this, so I do not have to convince you. You have obviously researched this topic extensively and used critical, rather than mainstream sources.

Man 'Just Stabbed A Dog With A Sword' In Cemetery (911 AUDIO)

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 05.13.2015 | Crime

A North Carolina man is accused of stabbing his pet Husky to death with a sword. In a 911 audio recording first obtained by ABC 11, an unidentified...

Gruesome Yulin Dog Festival Must End! You Have a Voice

Janet Kinosian | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Janet Kinosian

NOTE: Graphic images. The world is full of cruel, barbaric acts and images -- what with ISIS beheading people on video and human traffickers said to ...

Moose Stabbed To Death In Alaska, 3 Arrested

AP | RACHEL D'ORO and DAN JOLING | Posted 06.29.2015 | Crime

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three men have been accused of stabbing a young moose to death at a park in Alaska's largest city, and police said witnesse...

David Lohr

Angelique Miles, Owner Of Horrifically Emaciated Pit Bull Puppy, Charged With Animal Cruelty (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.27.2015 | Crime

Authorities in Pennsylvania have made an arrest in the case of Rocky, the emaciated pit bull puppy recently seized from an Erie residence. Rocky's ...

David Lohr

'MIRACLE' DOG: Horrifically Emaciated Puppy Survives Against All Odds (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime

An emaciated pit bull puppy, caged and left for dead in a damp Pennsylvania basement, is alive against all odds after a non-profit animal welfare orga...

French Tourists Who Set Quokka Aflame Get Just A Week In Jail

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.21.2015 | Crime

A pair of tourists who filmed themselves setting a quokka on fire have been jailed for a week, according to Western Australia Today. French nation...

Heartwrenching Photos Show Dozens Of Dogs Rescued From Rusty Cages, Windowless Rooms

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 04.17.2015 | Crime

Nearly 100 dogs were rescued Sunday from a property in Coffee County, Tennessee, where officials say they were living in total darkness inside rusted-...

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2015

Michael Carosone | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

For National Poetry Month 2015, here is one of my poems: "My Laundromat"//I will buy a Laundromat//so that//I can take the perfectly blue and green//rounded sphere which we call planet Earth// and give it a very needed cleaning.

An Ex-Pat's Adventures Helping Dogs on a Remote South Pacific Island

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Danielle Wolffe

What do you do when you are an animal-loving American expat living on an island where people eat dogs? If you're Lora Lee Mason, you get to work.

Ricky Gervais Takes A Shot At Giraffe Hunters

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green

British comedian and animal welfare crusader Ricky Gervais is standing up for giraffes on Twitter by publicly shaming people who hunt them. Gervai...