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The Kind Flexitarian

Sophie Uliano | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Sophie Uliano

The term "flexitarian" has been coined to describe someone who eats a primarily whole food, plant-based diet, but also sneaks in a big of meat every n...

A Tale of Two Nations: Climate Courage & Cowardice

Paul Shapiro | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Paul Shapiro

The climate contrast this week could hardly be starker: China announced an ambitious goal--hailed by climate campaigners--of slashing meat consumption in half. Meanwhile, here in the U.S., a major company apologized for merely tweeting about meat reduction's positive eco-impacts.

Meatless Monday: The Rock Stars of Food Forward

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.09.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

"Chef Wanda is a rock star," Ken Botts told me. So when I met Chef Wanda White at a Food Forward event at Florida Atlantic University, I was expecting...

Stand Up for Greater Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

Cathy Kangas | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Every year, millions of visitors from all over the world travel to Yellowstone National Park to see some of the most famous bears in the world - the G...

ASPCA at 150: The Next Steps in Preventing Animal Cruelty

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

While our historic milestone provides plenty of reasons to take pause and commemorate our past, the urgency of our cause demands that we continue to look ahead. To that end, the ASPCA is at the forefront of three relatively new areas of animal welfare concentration where the potential for saving lives is nearly limitless.

Shut Down Puppy Mills

Cathy Kangas | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Cathy Kangas

There is nothing more heartbreaking than puppy mills. Around the country, large-scale commercial dog breeding facilities focus on quantity, not qualit...

Canadian Seal Hunt Is Not Economically Viable

Cathy Kangas | Posted 03.16.2016 | Green
Cathy Kangas

A few years ago, I spent two days on the ice floes of Newfoundland watching baby seals and their mothers. Snow white, with big trusting eyes, the pups...

Safari Club International and Las Vegas

Cathy Kangas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Green
Cathy Kangas

At the SCI's Las Vegas conference, hundreds of trophy hunts will be auctioned off. But before bidding on a hunt, attendees should know that in addition to the ban on bringing lion parts back to the United States, 45 major airlines have banned the transport of some or all types of hunting trophies.

5 Reasons Enjoying More Plant-Based Meals Should Be Your New Year's Resolution

Paul Shapiro | Posted 12.30.2015 | Green
Paul Shapiro

Here are five top reasons to embrace the Three Rs -- "reducing" or "replacing" consumption of animal products, and "refining" our diets by choosing products from sources that adhere to higher animal welfare standards.

Telling the Full Story of America's Animal Shelters

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

While some reasonable estimates exist, the true number of U.S. animals sheltered at a national level has never actually been counted, much less shared. This lack of clarity severely impedes our ability to best serve our country's homeless animals.

Should We TNR Dogs?

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

If a pound is going to kill community dogs, if rescuers are not going to find them homes, if robust transfer programs are not in place to get those dogs to a community where they could find homes, they, like the dogs in the Dominican Republic and cats in the U.S., should realize all the other benefits that would come of sterilization.

Irremediable Psychological Suffering? There's No Such Thing.

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

There is no such thing as an animal who is irremediably psychologically or behaviorally suffering. There is no such thing as an animal who is so traumatized that he wants to die.

Top 10 Victories for Animals in 2015

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.02.2015 | Good News
Wayne Pacelle

This year you had the highest impact for animals EVER! 1. When Ringling announced it was ending the use of elephants in its circus acts. 2...

Top 10 Victories For Animals In 2015

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

This year you had the highest impact for animals EVER!

Venus and Serena Turkey -- Guests of Honor at Our Vegan Thanksgiving Feast

Karen Dawn | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Karen Dawn

The holidays can be rough for those of us who care about animals that are not traditionally thought of as pets. Thanks to my little turkey rescue tradition, Thanksgiving is a time when I get to share with the world how delightful turkeys can be if they are given a chance.

Don't For a Minute Excuse Eating Dog Meat As a Cultural Prerogative

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

We'd be wrong to think the vast majority of the people in these countries participate as suppliers or consumers: dog meat is considered something of a delicacy, and is not a staple food for the poor.

Tennessee Walking Horse Abuse Continues

Cathy Kangas | Posted 10.07.2015 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Tennessee is home to the Grand Ole Opry, FedEx and International Paper. It is also the place where dozens of beautiful Tennessee Walking Horses are subjected to horrific abuse.

Puppy Raisers Needed by Canine Companions for Independence

Cathy Kangas | Posted 09.08.2015 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Behind every one of these great dogs is a puppy raiser, someone who takes the dog into his home at eight weeks of age and gives it up at 18 months to a child or adult with a disability, whose life will be changed for the better.

In the Wake of Katrina

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Just days into the crisis, the American public realized that the human and animal tragedies were bound together, and they were rooting for all to survive and get back on their feet.

HSUS and ASPCA Are Not Your Local Animal Shelter (and Likely Not Helping the Animals in Your Local Animal Shelter)

Ken White | Posted 07.28.2016 | San Francisco
Ken White

I won't and I don't criticize the work done by these national organizations. You should take the time to form your own opinions about the programs and services of any charitable organization you are thinking about supporting. What I do take exception to is those organizations making statements about their work designed to lead to questionable conclusions.

The Dark Side of the Saratoga Race Meeting

Cathy Kangas | Posted 07.23.2016 | Sports
Cathy Kangas

Horses are magnificent creatures, but many trainers and owners are allowing unfit, unsound, even injured horses to compete by drugging them to mask the pain. It is up to us to protect them.

End Roadside Zoos in Pennsylvania

Cathy Kangas | Posted 07.16.2016 | Green
Cathy Kangas

We urge the public not to patronize these attractions. Places that fail to treat animals humanely are not worthy of our support.

Summer Fun, But Not for Pigs: The Horror of Gestation Crates and Life in a Factory Farm

Roberta Lee | Posted 07.08.2016 | Green
Roberta Lee

Most summer weekends, I put food on the grill and have feasts. But there is a dark side to those summer cook outs, especially those featuring pork ribs. One of the darkest stories is the story of a pig's life in a factory farm.

Welcome to The Park Hyatt NYC Where Dogs Are People Too

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 07.01.2016 | New York
Suzanne Donaldson

In the city that never sleeps dog owners find it difficult to stay at a luxury hotel that allows pups to rest their heads. Since its opening last Augu...

Trophy Hunting: Namibia's Shame

Cathy Kangas | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Cathy Kangas

In January 2014 the Dallas Safari Club auctioned off a permit to kill an endangered black rhino in Namibia under the guise of conservation. The Club is a not-for-profit institution, which means your tax dollars are supporting an organization that targets and kills endangered species. Corey Knowlton won the auction for $350,000, and on May 18 he went to Namibia to kill a black rhino.