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Animal Cruelty

Evangelicals Going to the Dogs -- and Cats -- With Major Statement on Animal Welfare

David Briggs | Posted 09.30.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

This is good news for Fido and Kitty and the remaining lions in Hwange Game Reserve in Zimbabwe. And maybe for the rest of us, say spiritual advocates of animal welfare.

Man Pulls Up Bricks To Rescue A Pregnant Dog That Was Buried Alive

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.27.2015 | Green

A pregnant dog who had been buried and left to die beneath the ground was able to make it out alive — all thanks to a kindhearted man who refuse...

Why Does Ebay Allow the Sale of Fur?

Bernie Shine | Posted 09.27.2015 | Green
Bernie Shine

I often sign animal rights petitions on, and they recently emailed me a notice of a petition asking Ebay to ban the sale of furs. Click...

The Narcissism Behind Our Use of Animals

Noah Manne | Posted 09.21.2015 | Green
Noah Manne

Narcissism has become a defining feature of the human species. While it is a "sick" way of being in the world, it is maladaptive, not absolute. We each can continue to adapt. By choosing to change the way we think and behave, we each can heal what ails the larger organism of which we are a part so we all can be healthier in all ways.

Woman Asks Facebook Friends If Someone Would Shoot Her Dog

Newser | David Moye | Posted 09.21.2015 | Crime

A three-year-old dog is safe in a Texas foster home after her owner attempted to take out a hit on her. A woman in Troupe was so fed up with the Saint...

I Am A Liberal, And I am Not Opposed To India's Beef Ban

Ash Murthy | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Ash Murthy

So-called progressives have been quick to criticize the beef ban as an affront to religious freedom, tolerance and personal choice. But it is paradoxical to talk of tolerance while turning a blind eye to the trauma and cruelty that the bovines face in the mostly unlicensed and ill equipped slaughterhouses in India.

Skeletal Dog Found Tied Up Outside A Church

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.08.2015 | Green

Odysseus was so severely malnourished when he was found that his story made even the most seasoned rescuers tear up....

Why This Dude Rescues Dogs and Wears High Heels

Steffen Baldwin | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Steffen Baldwin

My team, and my life, does revolve around animals today. We've rescued hundreds and hundreds of animals from horrific situations with little more than a rusty pick-up truck and a load of determination in the beginning.

Why You Should Care When Pit Bulls Are Abused, Even if You Hate Them

Imelda Suriato | Posted 09.01.2015 | Green
Imelda Suriato

All the cases above are just a small percentage that are getting nationwide attention because there are advocates and animal lovers who rallied behind these victims. Countless other victims aren't so lucky because they were abused behind walls, in remote locations, or because those who knew did not speak up.

The New Favorite Charities of Animal Lovers

Jacy Anthis | Posted 08.31.2015 | Green
Jacy Anthis

Today, animal protection is transforming into a movement that accounts for all species of animals. Just as our dogs and cats at home deserve happiness and protection, so too do the cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals we currently raise and slaughter for food.

Inside Mercy for Animals' Farmed Animal Advocacy

Melody Y. Guan | Posted 08.29.2015 | Impact
Melody Y. Guan

Mercy for Animals (MFA) is a national non-profit animal protection organization that exposes farmed animal cruelty, works to eliminate the cruelest factory farming practices and promotes compassionate food choices and policies.

Authorities Struggle To Save Dogs Living In Cruel Conditions

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green

The dog's name was Pike. He was 5 years old, tan and weighed only 50 pounds. When an officer from Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) discovere...

Why I Rescue Blocky-Headed Wigglebutts

Steffen Baldwin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Good News
Steffen Baldwin

I never intended to be a voice for pit bull-type dogs. Never in a million years. My life has quite literally gone to the dogs over the years. And while I never intended to be any type of voice for pit bull-type dogs, this is why I care so much and will never stop being a voice for them, either.

Giving a Voice to the Silencing of the Lambs

Bernie Shine | Posted 08.23.2015 | Green
Bernie Shine

Where is their outrage at these atrocities and crimes against nature? Instead of "unacceptable," they should say it's "revolting," "vile," "disgusting," "shocking," "ghastly," "sickening," "evil," "depraved," "repulsive," and/or "immoral."

Abused Pit Bull Who Was Doused With Acid Is Now On Her Way To A Happier Life

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.20.2015 | Good News

This pup has been through a lot, but luckily she's on a path to new beginnings.  An anonymous call came in to the San Antonio Animal Care Se...

Jail Time For Woman Who Left 'Bone Weight' Pit Bull For Dead

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.17.2015 | Crime

Angelique Miles, the former owner of Rocky, an emaciated pit bull puppy who was caged and left for dead in a damp Pennsylvania basement, pleaded guil...

The Cecil Paradox: A Conversation With Hal Herzog

Todd R. Miller | Posted 08.12.2015 | Science
Todd R. Miller

In addition to our concern for animals, and this animal in particular, there's also something that might not have anything to do with animals, which is our sense of fair play.

Dog Rescued After Being Buried Alive

The Dodo | Adam Goldberg | Posted 08.05.2015 | Green

In an unconscionable act of animal cruelty, someone had left this old dog to die a slow death all alone beneath a mound of dirt and stones. But in spi...

A Bug's Life: Food in the 21st Century

Julie Gray | Posted 08.04.2015 | Taste
Julie Gray

If I were on a desert island, and there was nothing else to eat, would I rather eat a grasshopper, than say, my companion? Yes. Under those circumstan...

Shot Labrador Goes From Celebrity to Pound

Caurie Putnam | Posted 08.03.2015 | Media
Caurie Putnam

Longshot was once a celebrity. The four-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever riddled with gunshot wounds and left for dead in Virginia in December 2014 made national news. But now things have changed.

Open Letter to the Wimpy Dentist Who Killed Cecil, the Beloved Lion, for His Own Amusement

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Janet Eve Josselyn

Does luring a beloved lion out of a sanctuary so you can kill him for your own amusement make you a man? Does killing any lion anywhere make you a man? Lions aren't exactly encroaching on suburban neighborhoods like yours or mine and threatening to eat our children or pets, now are they?

The Partner Animal Rescue Can't Do Without

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

There are compassionate people like this across the country, and it's critical to connect their compassion to causes that save and protect animal lives. Some people are already inspired and active; others are just waiting for a local event like this to capture their concern.

The Myth of India's Vegetarian Elites: A Response to NPR and New York Times

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 07.24.2015 | Green
Vamsee Juluri

All of India may not have been vegetarian all the time. But the importance given to vegetarianism in Indian life for the simple reason we could live without taking an animal life, is an enormous leap in human civilization that the modern West has had a very tough time coming around to accept.

NYC's New Crime-Stopping Approach to Animal Cruelty

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 07.23.2015 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

In our efforts to stop animal cruelty, we're making great advances toward all of these goals. This week, we're adding another milestone to that list.

Fashion's Fur Problem: Fur Is More Fashionable Then Ever. But Why?

David Dietz | Posted 07.22.2015 | Style
David Dietz

The arc of history bends towards progress, but for the fashion industry, change isn't progressing fast enough.