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Animal Cruelty

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.

Is "Sleep Swimming" Endangering the Lives of Whales?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Van Winkle's

Is the way whales "sleep" putting their lives at risk? It's possible, according to the Daily Mail. Apparently, there's a growing trend of tired whale...

Summer Fun, But Not for Pigs: The Horror of Gestation Crates and Life in a Factory Farm

Roberta Lee | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green
Roberta Lee

Most summer weekends, I put food on the grill and have feasts. But there is a dark side to those summer cook outs, especially those featuring pork ribs. One of the darkest stories is the story of a pig's life in a factory farm.

Toxic Substances, Nontoxic Policy

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Each year, tens of thousands of animals are killed to test industrial chemicals. These animals suffer terribly, as harsh chemicals are rubbed into their skin, forced down their throats, and even dropped in their eyes.

Thanks But No Thanks, Arby's: Vegetarians Don't Want Your Meat

Nathan Runkle | Posted 07.15.2015 | Taste
Nathan Runkle

Image credit: Mike Mozart I'm a vegetarian, and I have a message for Arby's: Your bacon is disgusting, and I want nothing to do with it. In your op...

3 Ways Jewish Law Relates to Laudato Si

Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D. | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion
Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D.

Pope Francis's recent encyclical made headlines because of climate change, but his teachings are much broader concerning human responsibility to care for life on the planet. Good for him! It is time to bring the moral resources of all our traditions to this issue.

Dog Found Missing Part Of His Nose, Covered In Matted Hair Gets Fresh Start

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.10.2015 | Good News

This deserving pooch looks like a whole new pup thanks to a committed rescue group. Kansas City Animal Control found Harry, a neglected chow chow,...

I'll Never Take My Future Children to the Zoo or Circus

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Deborah Stachelski

The reality of zoos and animal theme parks is not one of a fun, family day. Parks and zoos do a beautiful job at selling the message that they are "animal friendly", but at the end of the day, no matter their efforts, those animals should never be in captivity.

One Year Ago, This Elephant Was Weeping In Chains

The Dodo | Posted 07.05.2015 | Green

Raju was born more than 50 years ago, but this week he's celebrating a first birthday of sorts — marking the one-year anniversary of when he was fre...