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Campaigning From a Cat's Perspective

Hank the Cat | Posted 12.17.2012 | DC
Hank the Cat

American pets -- and their owners -- are sick of politics as usual, and are willing to do whatever is necessary to fix the corruption, lobbying, and corporate control of Congress.

The Pets' Trust: Will Voters Approve Funding to Curb Pet Population?

Dan Renzi | Posted 12.09.2012 | Miami
Dan Renzi

Miami-Dade County, Florida residents voting in the November 2012 election will vote on a measure to assist some of the county's most desperate residents: homeless dogs and cats.

Rescuing 139 Dogs, Cats, Horses and Birds in North Carolina

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

These formerly neglected creatures finally have a brighter future, and freedom from the suffering and neglect that had been their lot.

'The Rational Optimist': Review

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home
Ricardo B. Salinas

In Matt Ridley's latest book, The Rational Optimist, he invites us to adopt a positive view of the world, human capacity, and global trade.

David Lohr

Special Care For Burned Horse | David Lohr | Posted 09.13.2012 | Crime

Northstar, the 6-year-old quarter horse who was doused with a flammable substance and set ablaze last month, is receiving specialized care at The Ohio...

Rescuing Gulf Coast Animals Endangered by Hurricane Isaac

Ed Sayres | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

While the damage from Isaac has not approached that of Hurricane Katrina, for the families and their pets who have been displaced from their homes, the effect on them is just as monumental.

Humane Society Hopes To Wield Stockholder Power Against Pork Farm Practices

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green

* Humane Society of United States buys stock in BlackRock, others * Activists hope investors force farm practice changes ...

David Lohr

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Horse Doused With Flammable Liquid, Struggles To Survive | David Lohr | Posted 08.29.2012 | Crime

UNION CITY, Pa. -- A horse was struggling to survive Tuesday after being doused with a flammable substance and set ablaze over the weekend. "I don'...

The Calculus of Cats and Dogs

J.D. Roth | Posted 10.16.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

How long do you keep a pet, even when you can't really afford it? Do you sacrifice your family's well-being for that of the animal?

Another State Bans Gestation Crates

Posted 06.23.2012 | Home

Rhode Island lawmakers have enacted legislation making illegal the extreme confinement of breeding pigs and veal calfs in small crates -- in other wor...

Coming Together on Behalf of Animals

Joe Trippi | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green
Joe Trippi

There's one issue that I've been watching very carefully that could bridge the political gap. And it's really a no-brainer: basic, sensible protections to improve the lives of animals.

McDonald's Sets Timeline To Eliminate Pork Gestation Crates

Posted 06.01.2012 | Home

Following its February declaration to help its suppliers phase out pork gestation crates, McDonald's announced late last month a finite plan to elimin...

Animal Park Slammed For Letting Kids Play With Tigers

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2012 | Weird News

By Steve Olafson OKLAHOMA CITY, May 17 (Reuters) - The Humane Society of the United States is accusing an Oklahoma exotic animal park ...

Undercover Video Reveals Tennessee Walking Horses Tortured To Win Championships

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.17.2012 | Green

Graphic undercover video shot by investigators from the Humane Society of the United States and obtained by ABC News has revealed shocking alleged tor...

Safeway Claims Big Change In Its Pork Will Come

Posted 05.07.2012 | Home

The national supermarket chain Safeway has announced that it is working to formulate a plan to sell pork only from suppliers that do not use gestation...

Washington Humane Society Foster Challenge

Lisa LaFontaine | Posted 06.27.2012 | DC
Lisa LaFontaine

Not only do foster families provide a much needed safe haven for animals, but they also give each dog or cat the opportunity to feel comfortable enough to reveal his or her true personality.

Photographer Documents Feral Cat Problem

Posted 04.25.2012 | Arts

Photographer Sandy Carson began trapping feral cats in Central Texas out of a duty to help the population not get out of control. It's a complex, cont...

Kreider Battery-Cage Egg Investigation Highlights Need for Federal Bill

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Our undercover investigator worked at Kreider's nine-barn facility for six weeks and documented appalling and extreme overcrowding of hens, dead birds in cages and barn floors covered with flies.

'Pink Slime' Stokes Controversy

Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

By P.J. Huffstutter and Lisa Baertlein Standing before a crowd of McDonald's Corp shareholders at its headquarters last spring, an unlikely investo...

WATCH: Horrifying Undercover Video Of Brutal Commercial Egg Producer

Posted 04.12.2012 | Home

Did you eat scrambled eggs for breakfast? A bacon, egg and cheese? Then unless you raise your own chickens, and use only the eggs from your own coop, ...

10 Household Items Your Local Animal Shelter Will Love

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

The next time you uncover old and unused things while cleaning your home, consider donating them to your local animal shelter. Everyday items you migh...

Bank Saves Cat From Owner's Will In Unprecedented Court Case

Posted 04.05.2012 | Chicago

Trust officers at a suburban Chicago bank saved a healthy 11-year-old cat's life by challenging a clause in her owner's will that had sentenced her to...

WATCH: Firefighters Save 20 Dogs In Amazing Rescue From Burning Home

Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact

New Jersey firefighters rescued 20 dogs Monday with the help of lifesaving equipment that had recently been donated. When firefighters raced into ...

RAW VIDEO: Dogs Ordered To Kill Pig

Posted 03.27.2012 | Crime

VERO BEACH, Fla. — A mother and daughter who used their dogs to kill a farm-raised pig in their backyard in 2011 are being punished with two months ...

Don't Turn the Clock Back on Animal Welfare Enforcement

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.20.2012 | Impact
Michael Markarian

Whether an animal welfare law will be effective often turns on whether it gets adequately funded. Having legislators seek that funding is crucial, especially when there are as many strong competing budget pressures as there are now.