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National Climate Assessment: Uniting Animal and Environmental Concerns

Stephen Wells | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Stephen Wells

The consequences of climate change -- like rising sea levels and extreme weather events -- are already worse than projected. As a result, the report predicts that we will all feel the impact of climate change within our lifetimes.

The Farallon Islands, USFWS, and Island Conservation's Tax-free Government Contracts

Maggie Sergio | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Maggie Sergio

By the time you read this article, a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) signed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, retired USFWS Biologist Sonce ...

Are Bull Runs Fun -- or Cruel Exploitation?

Stephen Wells | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Stephen Wells

Provoking innocent animals just to get a buzz from their distress isn't a sport. As an avid lover of the outdoors, I'm all about taking risks and grabbing life "by the horns," so to speak. People are welcome to participate in "extreme" sports as long as they leave the animals out of it.

How You Can Help Animals During National Justice for Animals Week

Stephen Wells | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Stephen Wells

On March 12, 2011, Logan Falk, an eleven year-old Husky, was violently attacked by an unknown assailant. Logan was in his kennel in Michigan that...

Should Animal Abusers Register Like Sex Offenders?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

An animal rights group is creating a nationwide database of animal abusers after a decade of asking states governments to do so. But not all animal we...

GRAPHIC VIDEO: $620,000 Judgment For Family Dog Shot By Cop?

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Danielle E. Gaines | Posted 11.25.2013 | Crime

The Animal Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit law organization based in California, has filed a legal brief supporting a local family whose dog was shot ...

Barking up the Wrong Tree: Vet & Pet Industry Groups Betray Animals

Stephen Wells | Posted 11.23.2013 | Crime
Stephen Wells

When those who harm animals are held accountable for the full extent of the injuries they cause, it sends a clear message that our society and our legal system is starting to take the lives of animals seriously.

"Superbug" Health Crisis Demonstrates Need for Food Labeling

Stephen Wells | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
Stephen Wells

"Superbugs" have the capacity to turn simple ailments into life-threatening conditions and may pose the largest potential health crisis in America.

Landmark 'Ag Gag' Lawsuit Fights Threat to Freedom of Speech

Stephen Wells | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
Stephen Wells

The American public relies on journalists and activists to expose inhumane and unsafe food production practices in industrial facilities. We cannot allow politicians to violate our rights so they can protect the financial interests of their corporate agriculture backers.

The 10 Best States To Abuse Animals

Posted 12.27.2012 | Green

Many U.S. states are failing to protect animals from cruelty, sexual assault, neglect and other forms of abuse, an Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) re...

Joanna Zelman

Animal Cruelty Lawsuit Reaches Settlement After Abuse Video Released

HuffingtonPost.com | Joanna Zelman | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green

An animal cruelty lawsuit has been settled against a California hatchery after disturbing undercover video footage emerged earlier this year. Nonpr...

Top 10 Nonprofits To Work For (STUDY)

Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact

According to a new study, employees of nonprofits are happy to be there. But who's the happiest? The Nonprofit Times 2012 Best Nonprofits to Wo...

Colo. Animal Abuse Registry Bill Rejected By Lawmakers

Posted 01.31.2012 | Denver

On Monday, Colorado lawmakers rejected a bill that would have required animal abusers over the age of 18 to register to their address, name and photo ...

Does Colo. Need An Animal Abuse Registry?

Posted 01.30.2012 | Denver

Animal abusers over the age of 18 in Colorado may soon find themselves treated like sex offenders if a bill seeking to create an animal registry passe...

Joanna Zelman

Whole Foods Market Ending Ties With Hatchery In Chick Abuse Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Joanna Zelman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Green

Whole Foods Market, one of the largest U.S. natural foods grocers, is ensuring it has no ties with the California chicken hatchery accused in a lawsui...

Joanna Zelman

GRUESOME FOOTAGE: Newborn Chicks Abused, Drowned, Says Lawsuit Against Hatchery

HuffingtonPost.com | Joanna Zelman | Posted 01.12.2012 | Green

A California chicken hatchery has been sued for alleged animal abuse after gruesome undercover video footage revealed hatchlings with ripped skin and ...