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An Evangelical Case For Animal Rights

USA Today | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion

Barrett Duke didn’t grow up with pets and never gave the welfare of animals any serious thought. Then he met Rusty — the golden retriever ...

Evangelicals Going to the Dogs -- and Cats -- With Major Statement on Animal Welfare

David Briggs | Posted 09.30.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

This is good news for Fido and Kitty and the remaining lions in Hwange Game Reserve in Zimbabwe. And maybe for the rest of us, say spiritual advocates of animal welfare.

Wayne Pacelle CEO of The Humane Society of the United States: Protecting The Rights of Animals At All Costs

LuxEco Living | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
LuxEco Living

The horrific news of Cecil the lion sounded a worldwide cry for help. The news of the poaching and eventual trophy kill by the Minnesota dentist who ...

PETA Won't Answer Some Very Basic Questions About Why It Kills So Many Shelter Animals

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

Last year, the nonprofit group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals euthanized more than 2,000 dogs and cats at its sole U.S. shelter -- and i...

Yoplait Yogurt Cups Have Been Killing Small Animals For Years

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business

Laura Simon calls Yoplait yogurt cups a "death sentence" for skunks.  Small animals will stick their heads inside all sorts of discarded food co...

3 Life Lessons We Could All Learn From Eddie the Terrible's Adoption Transformation

Finnegan Dowling | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green
Finnegan Dowling

Eddie the Terrible was a small dog like many other beloved, quirky, owned pets. But in the context of a shelter? It is with great joy that we inform you that Eddie The Terrible really has undergone a total identity change to become Teddy The Beloved.

Welcome to The Park Hyatt NYC Where Dogs Are People Too

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 07.01.2015 | 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 ...

Shinola Asked Mrs. Sizzle What a Hero Looked Like and by Hero I Mean Dog

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Good News
Suzanne Donaldson

Sugar Baby is a Redtick Coonhound WHO NEEDS YOU! She's very sweet girl but she can be a bit timid as loud noises and quick movements do startle her.

Costco, WTF?

Christian Josi | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Christian Josi

The Humane Society of the United States issued a report that initially made me a bit skeptical regarding Costco and hens -- so I quizzed Paul Shapiro, VP of Farm Animal Protection at HSUS about their expose of Costco, and here is how it went.

The New York Blood Center Has No Heart

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The New York Blood Center has abandoned a colony of 66 chimps in Liberia that its research teams used in experiments for three decades, reports James Gorman of the New York Times in a story today. This story is not just about the chimpanzees, but also about the caregivers who have sacrificed so much.

Walmart Asks Meat Producers To Treat Their Animals Better

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business

The world's biggest retailer is calling for more humane standards of animal welfare -- a moo-ve that advocates say could represent a major step toward...

Star Wars Villains + Adorable Shelter Animals = Instant Win

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.08.2015 | Green

May the force these furry little animals be with you. To celebrate Star Wars Day and to raise awareness about the plight facing shelter animals, T...

The Moms of Tuna, Toast and Finn Tell Us What National Pet Day Means to Them

This Dog's Life | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
This Dog's Life

For any pet owner, every day is a day to celebrate having a furry friend in your life. Besides bringing joy, companionship and love, they are also l...

Zach Carter

White House Says Enviros Love This Trade Pact, But Enviros Say Otherwise | Zach Carter | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has angered a host of environmentalist organizations with an Internet campaign that suggests green groups broad...

Better Than Bunnies This Easter

Amanda Gregory | Posted 05.25.2015 | Parents
Amanda Gregory

What does it say about love, caring and responsibility if you abandon your new pet to a shelter within a year? Living creatures are not disposable.

7 Reasons People Dump Their Dog

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

When I hear someone badmouthing their dog's behavior, I wonder what they do when an appliance breaks. Usually when things breakdown, people call a repairman who identifies the problem, fixes the issue, and disappears into the night.

For the Love of Animals

Marc Joseph | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
Marc Joseph

This "Love Your Pet Day," donate to animal shelters and organizations to help care for these innocent animals. Volunteer at your local shelter to help the animals cope with being alone. No one wants to be alone, and your simple act of kindness goes a long way for animals that don't have anyone.

5 Lessons I Learned From Running a Crowdfunding Campaign

Erica Swallow | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Erica Swallow

This holiday season, my mother and I hosted a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for our local Humane Society animal shelter.

Famous People Reveal How Having a Dog Makes Their Life Better

This Dog's Life | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
This Dog's Life

Celebrities, socialites and prominent public figures were all dressed to the nines on Friday for the Humane Society's annual New York gala event "To The Rescue! New York" at the famed Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan.

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.

Girl Meets Stupid in Maine

Cynthia Dill | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Scenting the opportunity to grandstand with another pugnacious "conservative" governor, LePage trapped Kaci in her home, hounded her with unreasonable demands and baited her with legal proceedings.

Another Rescue in Tennessee: 50 Dogs Freed From Suspected Dogfighting Operation

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.22.2014 | Crime
Wayne Pacelle

Our team ultimately found 50 dogs on the property - most chained to posts driven into the ground, with nothing more than a modified plastic barrel for shelter.

Acting Outlaws: Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff Riding Full Throttle for a Cause

Dar Dowling | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Dar Dowling

Acting Outlaws is certainly about giving back, but it's also a rather beautiful story about the power of friendship.

Answering 7 Charges of Animal Cruelty Against Muslims

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Animals do feel the pain and we don't deny that. But the Prophet's intent was " cause as little pain as possible." Since affording Muslims will be sacrificing an animal on Eid-ul-Adha this weekend, it's time to answer the top seven charges of animal cruelty against them.

This Adorable Pit Bull Was Nearly Beaten To Death, But Nothing Will Smash His Spirit

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green

It is something of a miracle that Odin the pit bull survived a beating that broke his skull in three places and left him blind. His rescuers almost...