A key measure of any city's humanity is how it treats its animals, and unfortunately New York falls short compared to the rest of the country. It is time for this to change.
No other animal quite commands the attention of the jungle like the lion. But imagine if lions went extinct -- what symbol could take its place?
Nonhuman animals (animals) are magnificent and amazing beings. Surely we have no right to intrude wantonly into the lives of other animals or to judge them or blame them for our evil ways.
As you admire the adorable puppies in the window of your local pet store, do you ever wonder where they come from? If you have no idea, you are not alone.
Fur farms are among the worst places on earth for an animal. Reading articles about these places and what happens to the animals is so horrifying and emotionally disturbing that I could no longer go on reading.
We may argue 'til the cows come home about the moral, health and environmental reasons why we should or should not consume animals, but we can't ignore one undeniable truth: eating animals is a choice... a choice we can learn to live without.
If you are going to wear or sell feathers that were plucked from skinned, murdered roosters then while you are at it, go crazy and wear leather, eat veal, hurt a few flies, and harpoon a whale in the face.
"Where does your meat come from?" It's a question that grocers, restaurateurs, deli counters, and cafeterias should know the answer to, and it's a question you should ask freely... yet few of us do.
This summer, agriculture is again center stage in the policy debate. There's plenty of fat and waste in the farm programs, but there's also an urgent need for a new vision of American farming in the 21st century.
The goal of the Humane Society is not endless campaigning or conflict with political adversaries, but to forge solutions that produce tangible and meaningful outcomes for animals and show a new way forward in society.
Though I believed that by making the change to become vegan I was saving the lives of many animals, I remained in the dark about how this new diet might impact my health.
As we place our BBQ on the grill, we should approach our task with the reverence of a priest offering a sacrifice, knowing that we must be true to God, our community, and our families.
Not spared from the Joplin disaster were the animals of the community, many of whom were left homeless by the tornado and in need of shelter.
On the subject of animal rights, most observant Muslims are familiar with three popular hadith, or narrations involving the Prophet Muhammad whom Muslims consider as the seal to God's long line of spiritual Messengers.
Recent films point to a the chance for a brighter future where human and animal interaction is healthy and positive; a good sign that we may yet find balance between human activities and the natural world.
Once we open our eyes to see them, animals are everywhere in the history of Christianity. But In the U.S., the lives of many animals are miserable and short.