Eating animals is a practice that shapes and is shaped by the same mentality that enables other oppressions that we accuse governments and big corporations of.
This isn't just an animal-rights issue -- it's about making sure our courts are not bending the Constitution to suit the desires of corporate America. It's time to Occupy the Barnyard.
The biggest problem today in animal welfare is too many animals where no one wants them and too few where they do.
November 6-12 is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. It's a great time to get to know your local animal shelter and show them that you're ready to become part of the solution.
Do Christians have moral obligations to animate creation? Many say no, citing the mandate to "have dominion" over all living things. But is the language of Genesis so devoid of ambiguity?
One More Chance, a self-proclaimed animal "rescue," was operated out of a former hog farm. The dogs fought for what little food there was, and the injured lived with their untreated wounds or died alone in the corner of their pens.
Using social-media, our design research team reached out to animal lovers for creative ideas in dealing with the growing issue of animals being abandoned to shelters. Here are the top five ideas we gleaned.
Established in the 1990s, Thailand's Elephant Nature Park in Chang Mai sets out to help Asian elephants -- and visitors are welcome.
Few people really know about the horrific treatment of the food they casually put in their mouth. I'm sure if you asked a youngster if they'd like a Babe, lettuce, and tomato sandwich it would stimulate a lot of discussion.
If we don't make sure that today's young people enter adulthood with their eyes wide open to the importance of protecting our living planet, then we are all -- elephants, animals, ecosystems, people -- in deep trouble.
Every year in the U.S., the pork industry estimates that hundreds of thousands of pigs arrive at slaughterhouses crippled and in so much pain that they are unable to stand. It is unconscionable that federal law does not require that we end their agony.
We often hear that "it takes a village to raise a child." I think you could say that it takes a village to raise a dog or cat, or any animal, too. We all have to be on the lookout for animals who are not being treated well.
Last November, I wrote about a new law in Baltimore that created the first anti-animal abuse commission of its kind. This law and the commission it created are the legacy of a dog who became known as Phoenix.
Instead of charging a single pig factory farmer with cruelty to animals, Finnish authorities are prosecuting the two activists who made the undercover videos, which were exposed to the public.
Eating meat grown in labs rather than from the carcass of a once living cow, pig or chicken is inching closer to reality every day as scientists have agreed to some key positions concerning issues surrounding cultured meat production.
One of the major obstacles to our efforts to save the city's homeless animals is that the city cuts the budget of the city's shelter system virtually every year.