Should non-violent animal rights activists really be charged as "terrorists"? The fur lobby says yes. Common sense and the Constitution say otherwise.
As I methodically and meticulously filled out the multi-page adoption form, diligently answering questions ranging from where my dog would sleep and what food I would feed her, it never for a moment crossed my mind that my application would be denied. Why would it?
If you've been a vegan long enough, chances are that you've found that the social implications of veganism can be just as complicated and frustrating as figuring out what you can eat on a day-to-day basis. As popular as veganism has become, there still lies an inherent mystique about it.
We surely can do better in protecting all of these sentient beings, and the time is now to amend, write, and stringently enforce legislation for better protecting them and the millions of other animals from being brutalized in "the name of science, food, entertainment, and fashion."
Famous people make easy and sometimes effective targets for our message. But what was the message here? That canned hunting is worse than other hunting?
Virginia's Attorney General has announced a new animal law unit in response to the refusal to prosecute PETA for some of its workers allegedly stealing and killing a little girl's dog.
Finally an ad that shows the truth about breeding. Animal advocates are protesting this? They should have produced it.
Is it possible to consume animal protein and still lay claim to a modicum of concern for animal welfare? I don't propose to answer that question, merely to explore the opportunities in our current social construct to make the attempt.
This week, The New York Times published a comprehensive investigation into deplorable animal treatment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC). It's appalling that such activities -- conducted with the goal of helping a private-sector industry turn a higher profit -- are subsidized by U.S. taxpayers.
In 2014, the U.S. made a bold move by suspending imports of elephant trophies taken from Tanzania and Zimbabwe, based on concerns about these countries' wildlife management practices. But an even bolder move is called for given the global elephant crisis.
I read a lot about animal abuse, but a recent essay made me ill, and I just want to highlight some of its contents and let you decide how much you want to read and can tolerate. A number of people told me they couldn't make it to the end of the essay absent tears.
Paté doesn't have to come from force-fed ducks or geese. There's nothing wrong with liver itself: eating organ meats is part of many cultures, including my Italian family's, and part of a sustainable meat industry.
Heaven, as Belinda Carlisle knows, is not always a place on earth, but the girl group goddess is determined to bring its halo down a notch.
We know that rats and numerous other animals experience positive emotions and also that they experience deep and enduring pain. So, why are rodents and other sentient animals -- including birds, fish, reptiles, and invertebrates -- not protected?
Instead of sizing up cats against dogs, let's focus on appreciating and celebrating their differences just as we appreciate the differences among our friends.
Dental hygiene for an alligator seems questionable. He can't floss. He can't even brush his teeth. Where would he get toothpaste? If he crawls into your neighborhood Walgreen's to buy some, it would cause a panic, regardless of his good intentions.