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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.

Princess Sentenced For Cockfighting

AP | STEVEN DUBOIS | Posted 10.23.2014 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Romanian princess was sentenced Wednesday to probation after apologizing for her role in an Oregon cockfighting enterprise t...

Romanian Princess To Plead Guilty In Oregon Cockfighting Case

AP | STEVEN DUBOIS | Posted 06.13.2014 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Romanian princess accused of participating in a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon is scheduled to plead guilty next month, c...

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.

McConnell Challenger Criticized For Cockfighting Comments

AP | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it was "a bad idea" to outlaw cockfighting and that he "will not support it."...

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...

Politician Tries Saving Bloodsport Eerily Similar To Cockfighting

AP | MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 04.01.2014 | Weird News

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana senator is opposing a bill that would close loopholes in a state cockfighting ban, saying it threatens the legit...

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 | 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 ...

Puerto Rico Moves To Save Legal Cockfights

AP | Posted 07.25.2012 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- In a story July 22 about cockfighting in Puerto Rico, The Associated Press reported erroneously that cockfights are not allow...

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...

Sheriff: 3 Shot To Death At Texas Cockfight

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 06.19.2012 | Crime

EDCOUCH, Texas — Masked gunmen opened fire during an illegal cockfight at a Texas ranch near Mexico early Thursday, killing three people and wou...

Vick Tackles Cockfighting

AP | Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has made another effort to say animal cruelty is wrong, urging Alabama lawmakers to i...