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Animal Cruelty

This Shelter Is Shooting Dogs — And It's Completely Legal

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.05.2016 | Green

An animal shelter in Bristow, Oklahoma, is reportedly putting down dogs in the worst way possible: by taking them behind the building and shooting the...

Is This The Worst Zoo In The World?

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Green

This might be one of the saddest zoos in the world.  ...

The Victims of Gun Violence Politicians Won't Talk About

Jay Shooster | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Jay Shooster

A shooting is happening right now at Vassar College. It is the fourth the campus has seen in the past six years. Over 115 have already been killed, their blood spilled on the college fields.

Why Are We Seeing an Explosion of New Viruses Like Zika?

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 02.01.2016 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

I think we need to change the phrase "breed like rabbits" to "breed like humans," as no other species on this planet even comes close to the human reproduction rate. As our population grows, available land shrinks and more and more people are forced to live in crowded, urbanized environments, a situation ripe for the easy spread and emergence of infectious agents.

Illinois Among Top 5 Best States for Animal Protection Laws

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.27.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois is the very top of the nation when it comes to animal protection laws. Surprised? Maybe you shouldn't be -- the state's ranked No. 1 for th...

Dog Who Was Missing Most Of His Face Makes A Complete Recovery

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.26.2016 | Green

Animal Aid Unlimited, a rescue organization in India, received word of a severely injured dog who had given up hope — and had found a hole where...

Looking for a Trip That Gives Back?

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.18.2016 | Travel
Barbara Ernst Prey

Tourists from around the world visit northern Thailand to experience the majesty of elephants in their natural environment.

Moby Donates 100% of Restaurant Profit to Animal Welfare Organizations

xxxx | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact

Vegan restaurants in Los Angeles are fairly easy to come by. From swanky to casual, raw food to junk food, plant-based eaters can find a variety of options throughout the city.

Moby Donates 100% of Restaurant Profit to Animal Welfare Organizations

Nzinga Young | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact
Nzinga Young

Vegan restaurants in Los Angeles are fairly easy to come by. From swanky to casual, raw food to junk food, plant-based eaters can find a variety of o...

FBI Now Tracks Animal Abuse Just Like Homicides, Arson and Assault

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics

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Whales in Captivity

Peter Neill | Posted 01.07.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

This controversy will continue, pitting commercial entertainment interests claiming educational and scientific purpose against animal rights organizations claiming commercialism and cruelty to animals.

A Closer Look At The Cruelty Of Extreme Dog Breeding

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 01.07.2016 | Green

Every once in awhile you come across something so special, you can't even wrap your head around it....

A Tragic Story Emerges From the Frozen North

Julia Orr | Posted 01.04.2016 | Green
Julia Orr

Mysterious, powerful, dangerous and stunningly beautiful, the polar bear, currently in danger of extinction due to climate change, evokes fascination and awe. They are one of the most iconic and legendary animals to grace this planet.

How can you help animals in 2016? Take the "Giving What We Can" Pledge.

Jacy Reese | Posted 01.07.2016 | Green
Jacy Reese

As a child, I helped others by volunteering with an animal shelter, giving away my old clothes and being kind to my schoolmates. As I grew, my circle of compassion expanded to include more and more individuals in need. Among all the issues in the world, I found the plight of nonhuman animals particularly compelling.

Compassion Fatigue: Do as I Say, Not as I've Done

Caitlyn McIntosh | Posted 12.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caitlyn McIntosh

Compassion fatigue. You may or may not have heard the term and definition, but it is pretty straightforward. And real. If you let it get far enough, i...

Stop the Massacre of Stray Animals in Egypt

Domenick Scudera | Posted 12.29.2015 | World
Domenick Scudera

The new governor of Alexandria in Egypt, on his first day in office, ordered that the streets be culled of stray dogs. Ruthlessly, these innocent animals were gunned down one by one in a horrible massacre.

Telling the Full Story of America's Animal Shelters

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

While some reasonable estimates exist, the true number of U.S. animals sheltered at a national level has never actually been counted, much less shared. This lack of clarity severely impedes our ability to best serve our country's homeless animals.

Why It Matters That Shake Shack Is Switching To Cage-Free Eggs

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business

Score another win for the nation’s hens. Fast-casual food chain Shake Shack on Monday joined the ever-growing list of major businesses that hav...

The Vicious Reality of Steel-Jaw Leghold Traps

Julia Orr | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Julia Orr

Steel-jaw leghold traps--even the name sounds vicious for these contraptions used on fur-bearing animals in the U.S Banned in approximately eighty-five countries including the European Union these ghastly apparatus are still being used today in the U.S including on the Navajo Nation.

Animals Get More Support Than Kids. Even Animals Agree That's Wrong.

Teresa Huizar | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

Americans now donate more than $2 billion every year to charities that protect animal welfare. Yet we donate less than a quarter as much to charities that prevent child abuse and help abused children reclaim their lives.

Starving Dog Rescued And Nursed Back To Health

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 12.13.2015 | Green

Behold, the 30-day (or so) miracle....

New Study Spotlights Need To Help People Keep Their Pets

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

One of the most telling discoveries from the study was that people with incomes below $50,000 were significantly more likely than their wealthier counterparts to re-home animals due to cost and housing issues. They were also more likely to re-home all pets in the household at once.

Violent Acts Teach Violence

Marco Antonio Regil | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Marco Antonio Regil

When drug lords want to train kids to become part of their workforce, they introduce them to unthinkably cruel acts. Children aged 11 to 14 are taught to amputate body parts from conscious dogs and cats without causing the animal to die.

The Ugly Truth About Breeding 'White Tigers'

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 12.06.2015 | Green

One look at Kenny and it's clear why white tigers shouldn't be bred....

Man Guilty Of Cooking 2-Month-Old Puppy Alive On Stove

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.06.2015 | Crime

A 61-year-old man who was found guilty of cooking his puppy alive on a stove to punish him for biting was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Friday. ...