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When Travel Isn't Beautiful: Explaining Tough Stuff to Kids

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Carrie Visintainer

I was holding my six-year-old son's hand when we encountered an act of animal cruelty. It happened on a steep cement path in a tiny Mexican village, on our way to the market to buy oranges. A few steps ahead, I glimpsed the scene first.

Weak Laws Bring Cockfighters, Mafia Flocking Into Kentucky

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Cockfighters are on the run, or better yet, in handcuffs, like never before. In recent days, there have been rescues in several states, and there seems to be a new resolve among so many different law enforcement agencies nationwide not to tolerate this form of staged cruelty and the wide range of criminal activity so often associated with it.

A Bundle of Nonsense From Bundy and Others

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

What kind of person calls himself a "patriot" while knowingly flouting the laws of the United States? We see this with a lot with people who want to harm animals. They wrap themselves in the flag, but ignore the principles that the flag symbolizes.

Cesar Chavez and Animal Welfare

Ken White | Posted 06.22.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

I've not yet had the chance to see the new movie, Cesar Chavez: History is Made One Step at a Time, but I did manage to find in my files a letter written by Cesar Chavez back in December 1990.

State Euthanizes 300 Birds After Raid

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Washington state authorities have euthanized scores of steroid-filled roosters aft...

The Slaughter of the Dolphins

Ken White | Posted 04.28.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

Dolphins are the cognitive cousins of elephants and gorillas. We know them to be smart, to be self-aware; to know fear and to feel threat, and to also understand family, in ways with which we can -- and should -- empathize.

Arin Greenwood

Most Americans Agree Attending An Animal Fight Should Be Illegal, Poll Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green

The farm bill that President Barack Obama signed this month contains a provision -- called "Cock-A-Doodle-Don't" by the magazine Modern Farmer and the...

At the Scene of a History-Making Cockfight Raid

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

These arrests and the enormous number of animal seized should open some eyes to the modern face of this abhorrent crime -- it's both more prevalent and more savage than most dare to think.

Major Cockfighting Ring Busted In New York

Posted 02.10.2014 | Crime

More than 3,000 fighting roosters were rescued as part of a major cockfighting bust in New York, the state attorney general's office and the ASPCA ann...

4 Shot, 2 Dead At Cockfight Near Miami

Posted 12.21.2013 | Miami

Two bodies have been removed from a remote property near Miami where gunshots rang out Sunday night at a cockfight. Miami-Dade Police said a crowd...

Steve King's Farm Bill Amendment Hurts Animals -- and California Farmers

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

The King Amendment is all about profits for Iowa Big Ag, at the tragic expense of hens, veal calves, sows, and California farmers.

Bali: Getting Culture and a Tan by the Pool

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 10.05.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Granted, the pool is an undoubtedly important element for most people vacationing on a tropical island. But if the culture was right there on the premises it would be much easier to combine the two...

The Real Bali

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 09.10.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

In day-to-day tourism-free Bali, life is a relatively relaxed mosaic of extended family, food and placating the island's many deities with ceremonies and the endless small offerings or banten that Hinduism Balinese-style demands.

Horrifying Cockfights, Illegal Rodeo Discovered In Northern California

The Record, Stockton, Calif. | | Posted 06.09.2013 | San Francisco

San Joaquin County sheriff's deputies were kept busy Sunday afternoon rounding up roosters and other farm animals at illegal events that drew hundreds...

WATCH: 1,000 Gamecocks Discovered In Massive Bust

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.14.2012 | Los Angeles

Investigators discovered an estimated 1,000 gamecocks in Ontario, Calif. during a massive cockfighting bust Sunday. Inland Valley Humane Society offic...

300 Malnourished Cockfighting Roosters Euthanized

Posted 08.08.2012 | Latino Voices

Close to 300 malnourished cockfighting roosters were euthanized on Tuesday following their discovery as part of an ongoing investigation into a fatal ...

MASSIVE Cockfighting Ring Busted In Keys

Posted 05.25.2012 | Miami

During a drug bust at Rockland Key apartments on Thursday, Monroe County Sheriff investigators stumbled upon what appeared to be a massive cockfightin...

Police Find Pot, 22 'Fighting Roosters' At Man's Home

Posted 05.25.2012 | Chicago

A 54-year-old Woodstock, Ill. man was arrested after a police raid on his property turned up drugs, weapons and 22 fighting roosters. Anthony Jayne...

750 Roosters Found During Cockfighting Training Bust

Posted 03.15.2012 | Chicago

Two suburban Chicago men were arrested Tuesday after police discovered a cockfighting training center that involved about 750 roosters. Geraldo Ort...

Ecuadorian Bullfighters Have A Cow Over Proposed Bull-Killing Ban

AOL Weird News | David Moye | Posted 07.26.2011 | Weird News

Bullfighters in Ecuador are seeing red over a ballot referendum that, if passed, will ban the traditional killing of bulls at the end of bullfights. ...

Justice for Mistreated Animals in Florida and Arizona

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.08.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

We were happy to hear about meaningful criminal charges brought in two cases this week, after HSUS staff helped uncover a large animal fighting operation in Florida and rescue more than 200 animals in a hoarding case in Arizona.

Jason Linkins

Joe Arpaio And Steven Seagal Will Crush Your Cockfighting Ring With Tanks And Robots

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What is America to do about the epidemic of cockfighting that might be undermining our liberties at home, maybe? Well, if you're wondering, Arizo...

New Investigation Finds Cockfighters Flocking to Texas

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Roosters were forced to fight to the death even when they were hobbled with broken legs. One rooster that lost his fight was hung upside down by his leg and clubbed with a tree branch.

Advances Against Gruesome Shark Finning, Animal Fighting

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In what is the third great outcome of the lame-duck session, Congress today gave final approval to legislation to stop the gruesome practice of shark finning in American waters.

Blood Sports More Prevalent Than People Think

Ed Sayres | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Sayres

Animal fighting is one of the most horrific forms of animal cruelty, and perhaps the ultimate betrayal of the human-animal bond.