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Animal Rights Activists

Have Yourself a Cruelty-free Christmas

Tim Ward | Posted 02.20.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

I interviewed author Mark Hawthorne, a passionate advocate for the compassionate treatment of animals as living beings. Hawthorne believes that most people would choose to avoid being needlessly cruel to animals, and he has written a book so that the average person can be well informed about these issues.

How a Man Named Jingles Changed My Life

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Good News
Ari Nessel

That was the beginning of how I started thinking how every choice I made had an impact, so with those choices, I had the power to create harm or good.

From Killer Looks to No-Kill to Nabbing a Kitten Killer: The Barbi Twins Connect the Dots to Save Animals

Joan K. Smith | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

What do stray cats and the ocean have to do with each other? Quite a bit in the current work of Shane and Sia Barbi, better known as the Barbi Twin...

How This Law Violates Animal Activists' Freedom Of Speech

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green

According to the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, videotaping any livestock operation without consent can be considered an act of terrorism. U...

Ringling Brothers vs Animal Activists (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

Elephants perform at the Ringling Bros circus, July 15, 2014 "Ladies and gentlemen... boys and girls... children of all ages...." There is no phrase...

A Dad, an Animal Rights Protest and the Exploitation of Children

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

On Friday, April 25th, 2014, I witnessed the inappropriate political use of several elementary school age children.

Animal Rights Activists Shift Tactics

| David Grimm | Posted 03.16.2014 | Science

Animal rights activists have dramatically shifted their tactics over the last decade, targeting individual researchers and the businesses that support...

Farmer, Animal Activist Continue The Debate Over 'Ag-Gag' Laws

Posted 03.13.2014 | Green

Following Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter's signing of a bill that imposes jail time and fines for animal rights activists who take undercover foota...

FBI Hunting Hawaii For Country's Top Domestic Terror Suspect

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.12.2014 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday agents are hunting in Hawaii for the nation's most wanted domestic terrorism suspect. The FBI office in...

FBI Hunting Hawaii For Top Domestic Terror Suspect

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI says agents are hunting in Hawaii for the nation's most wanted domestic terrorism suspect. The FBI office in San Franc...

Mourning a Friend I Never Met

Sherman Yellen | Posted 02.26.2014 | Good News
Sherman Yellen

She didn't email or have a computer, but she had something better than that for communicating: a generous heart.

Compassion, Integrity and our 'AHA!' Moments

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Chloe created a vegetarian club at her school and continues to improve it. She explains, 'you can't be a good activist if you can't learn from your mistakes.' Chloe's passion is helping other youth show their compassion for animals and for the planet.

Bob Barker Shells Out $1 Million For Elephants, Is Moved To Tears

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green

When it comes to shelling out for animal welfare, the price is always right for Bob Barker. On Monday, former "The Price Is Right" host and animal ...

The Ethical Meat Fallacy

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Video footage released last week which shows sickening scenes of cruelty to pigs reportedly taken at a Freedom Food-certified farm in Cheshire is deeply jarring and makes it clear, yet again, that the notion of ethical meat is a myth.

Dog Meat Festival Goes On As Planned Despite Widespread Protest

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green

Despite widespread outrage, a dog meat festival in China will be going ahead as planned this week. The festival, which kicks off on Friday, is an ...

11 Celebrities Who Love Animals

Posted 04.28.2013 | Green

From Vetstreet's Margaret Bristol: With all the glitz and glamour that comes out of Tinseltown (not to mention the endless tabloid fodder), it's no...

In 100 Days: 100 Grants to 100 Inspiring People

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

With all the problems facing us as a society, and all the challenges in our world, it is easy to lose sight of the possibility of making a difference with our lives.

Animal Abuse, Oil Leaks, and the Freedom of the Press

Lisa Wade | Posted 06.09.2013 | Media
Lisa Wade

Corporations, and governments too, have an incentive to limit the freedom of the press. These are powerful entities, often in cahoots, that can and will ignore the First Amendment when they can get away with it.

WATCH: Puppies Are Mike Ruiz's Passion

Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices

When Mike Ruiz isn't busy with his professional career, snapping photos of stars like Nicki Minaj, Betty White, and Khloe Kardashian, among many other...

15 Artists Who Enrage Animal Rights Activists

Posted 11.26.2012 | Arts

This fall has been a rough month for animals in the art world. First, we found out that British bad boy Damien Hirst killed 9,000 butterflies for a qu...

What Is it About Animal Rights That Brings Out the Worst in People?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Animal rights activists, opposed to the No Kill movement, recently threatened to kill Nathan Winograd's beloved pet dog. By comparison, the assault on me and my books is nothing and would not bother me except for its evidence that I am being targeted, obsessively, by a truly vicious group of people.

Casey Affleck: Most Cows Are Dehorned And That's Shockingly Inhumane

Posted 09.18.2012 | Green

Oscar nominee Casey Affleck is helping PETA spread the word about the dehorning of cows on dairy farms -- a widespread practice that Affleck calls "in...

Celebs Show Their Soft Side In Anti-Animal Abuse Campaigns

Posted 06.19.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: What do rocker Tommy Lee, linebacker Jarret Johnson and martial arts fighter John Rallo have in common? ...

Does This Animal Deserve Rights?

Posted 02.23.2012 | Green

By Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer: VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Orcas mourn their dead, right whales have accents and dolphins like to ...

Famous Faces Help Boost Animal Rights In China

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

BEIJING (AP) — Celebrities like basketball star Yao Ming have helped energize China's animal rights movement by speaking out against shark fin soup ...