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.
Anyone who has an opinion should state it openly and discuss the issues with civility. Indeed, discussions about the ways in which animals are treated that include the very people who study them will likely be richer and inform non-scientists about how and why certain projects conducted.
Naturally, retiring this industry will have financial repercussions, but the mayor's bill reflects a strong intent to offset those consequences with workforce training programs and resources available not only to drivers, but to owners, license holders, and horse stable employees.
I'm sure a moratorium on killing would result in the development and implementation of a host of non-lethal and humane ways to learn about and to peacefully coexist with the fascinating animals with whom we share our magnificent planet.
When I told some colleagues and friends about this study they were incredulous and aghast. Cloaked in a lab coat and under the guise of conservation biology, this egregious study raises serious questions about oversight and approval of lethal research involving wild animals.
Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy ...
Just because the lamb looks more like your French bulldog doesn't make it a bulldog or more important than that plant. Nature doesn't believe in animal rights. It believes in balance.
I wonder if the wearing and promotion of the "faux," normalized the style, causing the explosive resurgence of real fur back to the center of our culture. I believe that wearing anything that looks like fur advertises the trend and encourages others to dress that way.
One of the fun things about being a pet writer is that people send me interesting story ideas out of the blue. So when I got on email on Sunday, November 23 about the rescue of almost 100 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels the day before, I started making calls to learn more.
Tourists' "To Do" lists may be about to change, as Mayor Bill De Blasio has introduced a bill to ban horse-drawn carriages by May of 2016, making good on a key campaign promise.
Macy's hosted a SeaWorld float again this year, perhaps thinking it would get a different result. It didn't. PETA supporters, including young Rose, again scaled the barriers at Thursday's parade and displayed posters proclaiming, "SeaWorld Hurts Orcas."
Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to an up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy to share the extraordinary people and projects that we are honored to support this week.
The other day I heard some news that made my heart do a happy dance: the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) recently donated picture books about pets to children in over 600 domestic violence shelters across the U.S.
The Grand Canyon wolf sent a shiver of excitement through wildlife advocates, especially those of us fighting to bring wolves back to the American landscape. We know that with protection and a little bit of tolerance, wolves can regain their footing in many of the places they were driven out of a century ago.
When Los Angeles-based TV producer Michael Levitt isn't creating hit shows, he's driving all over greater L.A. rescuing dogs from kill shelters and placing them in loving "forever" homes. Now taking his passion one giant leap further, Levitt has created a groundbreaking TV event.
It's turkey rescue season again! This year I am introducing you to the Baywatch turkeys, Pamela and Alexandra, named for the two Baywatch babes who grew into incredible vegan activist women. Bred for Thanksgiving dinner, they will be at ours -- as the guests of honor.