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Walmart Asks Meat Producers To Treat Their Animals Better

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.22.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 04.07.2015 | 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 "...to 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...

Hannah The Pygmy Hippo Was Rescued From A Backyard, And Now She Lives A Life Of Playful Bliss

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green

It's hard to predict what will catch Hannah the pygmy hippo's fancy. "She gets offered new items, like a traffic cone, a barrel, hay bales and natu...

Second Chances

Caroline Browning | Posted 10.01.2014 | Good News
Caroline Browning

The first time I saw him, I had glanced outside my living room apartment window to check the weather before an evening class. Downstairs, I saw a woman walking a brown and white puppy. My heart skipped a beat. It was love at first sight.

Ag-Gag Laws Are Un-American and Unconstitutional

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Ag-gag laws violate the will of the American people, and they contradict American values as enshrined in our Constitution. Animal agriculture should be working to eliminate cruelty to animals, not the investigations that expose it.

'Radical Animal Rights Movement' Gets New Foe

Center For Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

An Iowa-based organization dedicated to combating “the radical animal rights movement” and led by a former Missouri Republican senator’s chief o...

I Love My Dog Because He's a Huge Jerk

Lindsay Patton-Carson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Lindsay Patton-Carson

I never thought I was dumb enough to be outsmarted by a dog. That was until I met Bowie, who is an evil genius.

Treating Death Row Inmates like Disposable Guinea Pigs is Unconstitutional

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime
Michael Shammas

When faced with cruel and unusual crimes, our natural reaction is to demand cruel and unusual punishment. The problem is that even if this sentiment were morally correct, it is legally incorrect.

Learning From Strong Women

Nigel Barker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Nigel Barker

Watching my mother and grandmother taught me so much -- seeing them nurture people and animals showed me, through their actions, what mattered most. They made so many sacrifices for our family, and they set the standard. They inspired me from childhood to volunteer and advocate for those less fortunate.

Finding Home

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 04.30.2014 | Good News
Annie L. Scholl

At her foster home, Buttercup came to us immediately. But when we got her home, she jumped out of the car before I had hold of her leash and she was gone into the night.

At the Shelter: Can Sensory Input Influence Adoptions?

Nicole Wilde | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

I'm not suggesting that we "trick" anyone into feeling like they should adopt a dog; the last thing anyone wants is adopter's remorse and a return. But there's nothing wrong with making people feel as comfortable and receptive as possible when meeting their potential new best friend.

The Dangers of King's Farm Bill Amendment

Cathy Kangas | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

The disastrous Rep. Steve King (R-IA) amendment to the Farm Bill could affect a wide variety of state and local laws we all depend upon to protect our health and safety, but the provision was first penned to overturn state laws protecting farm animals. This is serious.