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Cruelty to Animals

Cruelty Knows No Bounds

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 11.17.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

Image Credit: Huffington Post Images Yesterday a very small pod of Rissos dolphins, maybe five, seven, no more than 10, were brutalized in a 5-Hour...

Taking Children To An Aquarium Is A Lesson In Cruelty

Skye Cleary | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Skye Cleary

Aquariums can, of course, be centers for conservation and research. But there is a special issue when we take children to visit them. We are setting an example of how we think we should live, and this might be done only by ignoring what's in front of us, lying just beneath the surface.

Let's Teach Our Children Compassion

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 12.11.2016 | Education
Ingrid Newkirk

I know we're supposed to be singing Christmas carols at this time of year, but there's something else worth raising our voices about -- the absurd exercise called classroom dissection.

Pit Bulls Deserve Breed-Specific Protection

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Ingrid Newkirk

Pit bulls are the breed most often found chained in dismal backyards 24/7, thrown into fighting rings to rip each other to shreds and electrocuted, drowned or hanged for losing fights. They are also the number one breed admitted to many shelters.

How Whole Foods Customers Are Being Told Porkies About Pork

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 09.22.2016 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

As disturbing as this is, it's not a surprise to those of us who have to sit through sickening videos and then listen to the profiteers defend the practices, cover them up and kill the messenger along with the pigs, chickens, turkeys, rabbits and others.

The Pastime of Psychopaths

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 09.03.2016 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Serial killing and trophy hunting are terrifyingly similar. As wildlife researcher and author Gareth Patterson points out, both types of killers often immerse themselves in violent imagery.

Cat Cruelty Goes Viral Online and Nowhere in the Courts

Becky Robinson | Posted 05.29.2016 | Green
Becky Robinson

As a nation, we take animal cruelty seriously. It disturbs us--we condemn it and our laws forbid it. But the laws must also be enforced. In our efforts to create a safe and peaceful society, allowing animal cruelty to go unprosecuted is detrimental.

5 Big Fat Lies About Fatty Liver (Foie Gras)

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Foie gras fanciers, not content just to bathe their arteries in bird fat, are adding insult to injury by trotting out a laundry list of misconceptions, inaccuracies and outright lies about the foie gras industry.

The Fake Stuff Makes Us Want the Real Stuff

Evey Rosenbloom | Posted 02.02.2015 | Style
Evey Rosenbloom

I wonder if the wearing and promotion of the "faux," normalized the style, causing the explosive resurgence of real fur back to the center of our culture. I believe that wearing anything that looks like fur advertises the trend and encourages others to dress that way.

Animal Welfare: Seeing the Forest for the Denizens

Brian Czech | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Brian Czech

If we are serious about animal welfare, we have to get beyond the mere adoration of hedgehogs and hippos. We have to face up to the big-picture, systematic erosion of wild animal welfare. It's all around us and getting worse by the day, and our public policies precipitate it.

Lobsters Deserve Our Consideration, Too

Tracy Reiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tracy Reiman

As a vegan and animal rights advocate for more than 20 years, I'm astonished by how mainstream vegan eating has become these days. But even with so much awareness about where our food comes from and how it is produced, there are still many misconceptions about sea animals.

Animals Need 'Nosy Neighbors'

Daphna Nachminovitch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Daphna Nachminovitch

Last February, while PETA's volunteers were delivering straw to chained and penned dogs in Portsmouth, Va., a neighbor pointed them to some dogs acros...

Pigeon Racing: Finishing Dead Last in the Bronx and Beyond

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Hundreds of thousands of pigeons are tossed into the air even when storms are predicted along their flight paths and racers know full well that they are sending lots of them to their deaths.

Is Dairy 'Natural'?

Anjali Sareen | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Anjali Sareen

It's worth noting that many people would shudder at the idea of squirting bodily fluid from an animal directly into their mouths, but those same people drink milk freely and happily because it's packaged to look pretty and marketed to us as a health food.

Cat Killed After Firework Strapped To Its Back Explodes

Posted 11.12.2012 | Crime

A pet cat was killed over the weekend when a firework strapped to its back exploded. According to the BBC, police officers were called to a neighbo...

The Picture of Cruelty

Ken White | Posted 09.30.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

The work we do to fight violence against animals may help more than the dog or the cat we are working to save. What is done to protect the animals has vital equivalents in the lives of children.

Animal Cruelty: Taking a Stand Is Easier Than We Think

Kathy Freston | Posted 12.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

We are a nation of animal lovers: Fully 97 percent of us tell pollsters that we believe animals should be protected from abuse. But, are we willing to do anything about it?

How Not to Save Lives

Kathy Guillermo | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Kathy Guillermo

Aberdeen Proving Ground appears to be the only Army facility where watching a monkey twitch and vomit passes for medical training. Other military bases use sophisticated human patient simulators.

High On Meth, Man Tries To Have Sex With Cat: Cops

Posted 10.08.2011 | Crime

Police arrested a naked man accused of throwing a cat from a seventh-floor window in front of horrified neighbors. The suspect Gerardo Martinez, 30...

Dog Survives 40 Shots And Being Buried Alive

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 07.29.2011 | Green

It seems some animals can overcome even the most gruesome of fates. These stories of survival are simply incredible, like this dog, who survived ov...

Lyle and Max: Pets Remembered

Stuart Dow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stuart Dow

Last week I called my brother Leon, who lives in Jerusalem, to wish him a happy birthday. As soon as he answered the phone, I knew something was wrong...

If You Care About Farm Animals: Eat Them.

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

I was a vegetarian for nearly a decade, something I decided to do in college when I became aware of the mistreatment and cruelty in industrial agricul...

My Look at the Sick, Sad World of Puppy Mills (Video)

Lu Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lu Parker


Abraham Lincoln's Vegetarian Address

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

"Four score and seven meals ago my conscience brought forth to the anti-rebel north a new diet conceived in kindness and dedicated to the proposition that all animals are created equal.

Michael Vick's Second Crime Almost as Bad as his First

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Russ Wellen

Professional athletes are notorious for their selfish and temperamental behavior. And, those who behave like prima donnas seem to understand or care h...