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PETA Will Be Fined All of $500 For Killing a Little Girl's Dog

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

It seems PETA is going to be punished for taking and killing Maya, a little girl's pet chihuahua. The putative "animal rights" organization -- which hauled in $50,000,000 in donations last year -- will be forced to pay a $500 fine.

PETA's Killing Machine Loses in Landslide 95-2 Vote in Virginia

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

The bill to rein in PETA's killing at their headquarters in Virginia passed the House of Delegates in a landslide 95-2 vote. Shelters will now be required by definition to make efforts to adopt out animals, instead of summarily killing them.

Tomorrow Virginia Decides Whether PETA Gets to Continue Killing Pets

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

PETA would like you to believe that tomorrow's crucial vote in Virginia isn't about them. It's about all those shelters that open their doors to dogs and cats, and then kill almost every single one. Never mind that PETA is the sole "shelter" that fits this description.

PETA Smears Whistleblower

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

I wish I could claim psychic powers. But predictable smear campaigns are, by their nature, predictable.

WHISTLEBLOWER: PETA Ex-Employee Alleges She Was Encouraged to Steal and Kill Pets, and to Falsify Records

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

A woman employed by PETA fifteen years ago is now alleging that she was encouraged by its president to steal and kill pets, and to falsify records. Heather Harper-Troje is the wife of a US diplomat serving at the American embassy in Honduras, and her eyewitness account is unprecedented.

Bill to Prevent PETA From Killing Dogs and Cats Passes in the Virginia Senate, 33-5

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

The Virginia Senate has passed a bill aimed at preventing PETA from killing dogs and cats at their headquarters in Norfolk.

While PETA's Kill Rate Rises, VA Senate Bill Aims to Stop It From Slaughtering More Pets

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

PETA's kill statistics for 2014 are now available. They're even uglier than last year's. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is once again poisoning over 88% of the dogs and cats entrusted to their care.

North Carolina to End Use of Gas Chambers for Euthanasia

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Not long ago, shelters in dozens of North Carolina's counties killed homeless animals in carbon monoxide gas chambers. Starting February 2015, that will end. Last week the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued a new policy.

Brittany Maynard's Mom Blasts Vatican For Anti-Euthanasia Remarks

AP | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to criticism from the Vatican of Maynard's decision to end her life early unde...

PETA Reportedly Steals and Kills a Family Dog

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Douglas Anthony Cooper

PETA reportedly stole a family's pet chihuahua from their porch, and killed it. You heard that right. Yes, we're talking about that PETA: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The theft was caught on video, and has been reported by WAVY.com, local media in Accomack County, Virginia.

Will God Condemn Brittany Maynard for Ending Her Life?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Jewish tradition has a nuanced approach to this challenge. Thoughtful rabbis and scholars disagree. What is clear, however, is the various factors that matter in making the decision.

About a Dog

Jim Moret | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

Why all the fuss over a dog? Ask Nina Pham or Teresa Romero or my daughter, Amanda. They'll all tell you these are not just dogs. They are much more precious. They are members of our family.

Death With Dignity Is a Matter of Personal Freedom

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

If you have visited a news oriented website recently, you have likely heard the story of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, who has an inoperable brain tumor. Rather than let the tumor dictate the terms of her death, she proactively sought an option that would allow her to end her life in a dignified and humane fashion.

Why I Don't Want To Die At 75

Joan Gage | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Ezekiel Emanuel is a very distinguished scientist... Needless to say, his 5,000-word piece evoked a lot of debate, although everyone agreed he makes some important and startling points. They are his reasons for saying that he hopes to die at 75 and that, after he turns 65, he plans to discontinue all his health care -- no flu shots, colonoscopies, surgery, pacemakers.

The Right To Live -- And Die -- On Your Own Terms

Melanie Young | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

It's a shame you have to relocate to die on your terms. But for those who are terminally ill who want to focus on the quality of their rest of their lives rather than worry about the prolonged pain of dying, it is a choice they make to put themselves and their loved ones at ease.

Belgian Prisoner Wins 'Right to Die'

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
Christopher Zoukis

In a case that may have implications for the treatment of prisoners worldwide, a Belgian sex offender was granted a "right to die" via assisted suicide.

Controlling Language Controls the Euthanasia Debate

James Peron | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
James Peron

What happens when conservatives discover "political correctness?" Recently the Discovery Institute, a front for creationist conservatives, posted a column complaining about the phrase "vegetable" being used to describe those who have lost cognitive functions.

Dealing With Pet Loss

Cristina Miliaresis | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Cristina Miliaresis

There is a deep infinite emptiness that accompanies the loss of a pet and member of the family. Many pets are viewed as 'furry children' and losing them at 10,12, even 14 years is a tragedy.

No Kill No Problem: The Story of Austin Pets Alive! Part 4

Dawn Erin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Dawn Erin

As Executive Director of APA!, Jefferson lives and breathes No-Kill's "save them all" philosophy. She felt horrible that she had gotten it wrong this time. The foster volunteer was, understandably very upset as well. But she was also angry and filed a complaint against Jefferson with the Texas Veterinary Board.

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

How Religion Affects Americans' Support For Euthanasia

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.19.2014 | Religion

A strong majority of Americans support euthanasia and have done so for the past 20 years. Nearly 70% are in favor of giving physicians the ability to ...

New Mexico Must Stand Strong and Allow Physician-Assisted Suicide

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

It's one of those topics that can stir a national debate in no time: Should a person have the right to end his life when he's ready to die? In January...

The Disturbing Way We 'Dispose' Of Infected Lab Animals

Posted 03.05.2014 | Green

Plenty of attention is given to the treatment of live laboratory animals, but how about dead ones? The University of Hawaii is raising a few eyebr...

A Different Philosophy, a Different Culture: And That's Why Marius the Danish Giraffe Had to Die

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Nancy Graham Holm

Zookeepers and animal park professionals throughout the world face the same critical issues: capacity and health. There are the only two methods available: contraception and euthanasia. Which one they choose depends on their culture.

The Jain Art of Spiritual Dying

JAINA | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
JAINA

As humans, we will all face death one day. As a Jain, I know how I will take that journey when the time comes. Each tradition has its own way of preparing for death, and it's important to considering it during your life.