The holidays can be rough for those of us who care about animals that are not traditionally thought of as pets. Thanks to my little turkey rescue tradition, Thanksgiving is a time when I get to share with the world how delightful turkeys can be if they are given a chance.
America has 8 million animals in their shelters, and only half of those make it out alive. Troubling statistics like these, which only seem to multiply each year, were enough to keep Emmy nominated producer, and avid dog-loving activist, Michael Levitt awake at night.
Lately, we have been inundated with news of all that is wrong with our world. Sometimes it is hard to maintain a sense of hope and possibility. That i...
These poor creatures are entangled in a system where their fate is determined by financial viability rather than an undeniable right to exist. For many animals, the sand is flowing quickly and unimpeded. However, there is hope.
The liberation of animals may well be the great liberation movement of this century. Whatever happens to the animals will eventually happen to the human animal.
This piece was co-authored by Jay Shooster from NYU School of Law. In a recent report by the World Health Organization, processed meat comes across ...
Federal law allows pigs to be transported for up to 36 hours without food, water or rest. That probably explains why the pigs were desperate for water--imagine being in a crowded, metal truck on a hot day for many hours?
An original sin of sorts plagues this bountiful island, riddled, infected and rotting as it is with the suffering of animals.
In continuing to act the way the group has, PETA has essentially declared not only a war on pit bulls, but on dogs.
The hunting guides have refused to identify the elephant slayer, and he has not come forward to further rejoice his victory. Surely such a big brave game hunter full of bravado can't be afraid of a bunch of animal advocates, can he?
Something was taken from you, me, and all humanity last week. Africa's largest known elephant was shot in Zimbabwe by a trophy hunter, allegedly a German national.
They wanted to show the kiddies the anatomy of a lion. I assume most of us have never seen the internal organs of a lion, and I don't imagine it was high on the list of things kids need to know. The ugly truth is this desensitizes children to the sanctity of all life, and creates grotesque memories for them.
There I was in the rural south (having an anxiety attack and feeling far from home) at my latest shelter renovation project. I'd brought my Project Pawsitive team down to assist with building a cat shelter next the organization's existing facility.
While Anita refused to stop, he told her, "No, you know what, these are not humans, you dumb frickin' broad."
As far as Juno knows, she's a little person, not a dog. During a visit to grandma in the hospital, I quickly realized that Juno had a way with patients, so the Chihuahua with a big heart began visiting senior centers and hospitals, spreading good will and smiles.
Sadly, the lesson here is simple and cruel-- in these zoos the animals are throw-aways, there to entertain, amuse and generate revenue.