With the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service moving toward dropping Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears that live in and around Yellowstone National Park, few Americans likely realize the bears occupy a mere 4 percent of their historic range in the lower 48 states.
We wondered what was up, and the answer was a bit surprising, most of the ropes can be traced back to a couple of 9-year-old girls. What? That's right, two kids with a big idea had a huge impact on the ecosystem of the region.
This was field work in the raw, where six bears were going to be anesthetized and examined -- undergoing procedures to remove pain they had been suffering for years.
Think about what that means: Nearly 5,500 animals a day, 228 every hour, 5 every minute.
There can be no question now that wolves will repopulate California, as well as western Oregon, where they have been absent for decades. And the Commission's vote to protect wolves represents a tremendous victory for wolf recovery.
Breeding pigs spend most of their lives in crates only inches larger than their bodies. Crushing boredom and depression cause compulsive behaviors like head-banging. Do you really want your choices to support such a system?
Species are going extinct at a pace not seen in tens of millions of years, and unlike past extinction events, the cause is us.
Most people understand there's a difference between selling a puppy and selling a toaster oven, but do our laws? It depends where you look.
In the 27 years since the inception of her organization, Cynthia Branigan has successfully placed over 5,000 retired racing Grayhounds in good homes with caring owners.
Back in the day, slaughtering, butchering/fabricating and packaging was done at the same place... but not anymore. Today, this process can be a logistical nightmare of additional issues for the farmer.
How would your life change if you gave something away every day? In 2012, I made a commitment to give away $1000 grants, every single day, to individ...
Our treatment of animals may in the future help shape relationships between peoples as much as with such creatures. Religion and culture may play role...
Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, I began giving away money, every day of the year, to startup social change projects. Since then, thirty...
When a shopper spends their hard-earned money on meat that is labeled "humanely raised" or "sustainably farmed," it's not unreasonable for them to assume that someone has validated the truthfulness of the claim. In fact, USDA is supposed to be doing it.
In virtually every way in which we interact with animals as individuals or as a society, when animals are treated with basic kindness and respect, we also benefit.
Mama Sherman (center) with her children Caleb and Buttercup As I sit on my deck on a warm May evening, I hear Sherman out in her pasture. I know wh...