So-called progressives have been quick to criticize the beef ban as an affront to religious freedom, tolerance and personal choice. But it is paradoxical to talk of tolerance while turning a blind eye to the trauma and cruelty that the bovines face in the mostly unlicensed and ill equipped slaughterhouses in India.
If an organization like Friendicoes is forced to shutter under these circumstances, what does that say for our hopes for applying its wisdom and compassion to our country where 4 million homeless animals are disposed of annually?
Right now, I have six applications on my desk from animal rescue organizations in desperate need of help. Each one of them is unique -- yet, the urgency is the same. Their facilities are on the verge of collapse or closure. And, without the buildings -- what happens to the animals they rescue and save?
There are a lot of uphill battles that pit bull parents face on a daily basis. In an effort to help educate, I've put together this little list of the most commonly asked questions, and my answers to them.
Last Monday's San Francisco Chronicle front page reported a now oft-asserted but completely Bizarro world assertion that California's Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act (2008's Proposition 2 which was passed by the voters and is now law) has made the world a nice place for farmed chickens. Come on.
Today, animal protection is transforming into a movement that accounts for all species of animals. Just as our dogs and cats at home deserve happiness and protection, so too do the cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals we currently raise and slaughter for food.
Mercy for Animals (MFA) is a national non-profit animal protection organization that exposes farmed animal cruelty, works to eliminate the cruelest factory farming practices and promotes compassionate food choices and policies.
We are the only species known to deny overwhelming evidence -- about the dangers of smoking -- in ways that actually put us in greater danger. The emotional nature of human risk perception can sometimes produce a literally self-destructive irrationality. Non-human animals don't make such mistakes.
Though there are many great vegan beauty alternatives to common products, these are my top six choices, which may help you make the transition away from products made with animal products or tested on animals.
I am a vegan. I am a vegan because I don't want to eat an animal. I don't believe in killing anyone or anything unnecessarily. People tell me that the...
Where is their outrage at these atrocities and crimes against nature? Instead of "unacceptable," they should say it's "revolting," "vile," "disgusting," "shocking," "ghastly," "sickening," "evil," "depraved," "repulsive," and/or "immoral."
I belong to that rare and happy group of people who don't have indoor pets. Every day my friends on social media post photos and videos of cats and dogs, and I quickly scroll past these visions because I know that the dog licked its genitals before it licked that sweet baby's face.
It's no wonder that for many people cats are the "purr-fect" pet. Why not treat your favorite feline to a visit at one of New York City's chic cat-centric centers?
I recently wrote an article entitled "Urgent: Spare the Bear Who Killed the Hiker." The hiker was reportedly off trail, alone and didn't carry bear spray, all in violation of Park recommendations. The authorities at Yellowstone National Park thought it urgent to kill the captive bear named Blaze.
Last week an individual in Yellowstone National Park was reportedly hiking alone, off trail, and without bear spray (all against park recommendations)...
My heart goes out to the man who was killed and to his family and friends. And, I know others would agree that this is an incredibly sad event -- but that the bears shouldn't be killed. Killing the bears is not euthanasia, but rather premeditated slaughter or murder.