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Miles Thomas, Once Homeless, Reunited With Beloved Collie

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Humane Society of Harrisburg seized Baron the collie from Miles Thomas' ventilated car, when the 73-year-old was homeless, just under a year ago. ...

52 Puppies Rescued From St. Anne Trailer Park | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dozens of dogs have been rescued from an alleged puppy mill south of Chicago. After the Friday rescue, the animals were moved to a Humane Society she...

Spend 2010 With These Animal-Loving Stars

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wendy Diamond

Has your furry friend been naughty or nice this year? These animal loving superstars are just a few of the celebrities who appear in a new calendar sponsored by Pup-Peroni® and the ASPCA that promotes local animal shelters.

Howl-oween Pet Costume Party Full of Canine Celebrities

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

Everyone from Scooby Doo to Princess Fiona to Elvis had a tail-wagging good time at Animal Fair's 9th Annual Howloween Costume Party, which benefited the Humane Society of New York.

Is Obama Ready to Take on Factory Farming?

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

Are animal factories here to stay? Whatever the Obama team decides to do -- or not do -- could have a huge impact on the way we raise food animals in America for decades to come.

Meatless Monday: Cracking the Egg Label Code

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

An age-old symbol of life and renewal, the egg has taken on considerable baggage in recent years. Forget the happy farm, the downy chicks, the clucki...

Animal Anti-Cruelty Legislation Awaits Governor's Action

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pedro Nava

There is an uncontroverted link between animal abuse and domestic violence, elder abuse, and child abuse. Animal abusers have little respect for human life.

We Can't Reform Health Care without Reforming Food

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Cesca

Without any real changes in how our food is produced, the health care system will continue to bloat and fall apart. Not unlike the insides of an average American body.

Arrest is made in duct-taped cat case in Philadelphia

The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA (AP)- Investigators say a Philadelphia teenager wrapped a cat in duct tape, put it in a shopping bag and left it in a neighbor's backyard...

International House of Pain for Egg-Laying Hens

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Animal welfare should be part of the Corporate Social Responsibility portfolio for any major corporation, and increasingly, companies are heeding the call.

Support Current Legislation to Improve Farm Animal Conditions in New York State

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

Very few people know that a bill similar to California's Prop 2 to protect hens, sows and calves has been proposed in New York State's Assembly, where it is currently stuck in the Agriculture Committee.

Saving the Big Cats: One Woman's Safe Haven for Abused and Abandoned Lions and Tigers and Cougars, Oh My!

Carrie Pollare | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carrie Pollare

I didn't know the extent of abuse, neglect and abandonment of exotic felines that exists in this country. In the state of Texas, alone, there are more tigers in captivity than there are wild tigers left in the entire world.

Neiman Marcus Sued For False Fur Advertising | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to the petition the Humane Society filed, Neiman's and Bergdorf's have been hawking $1,500 Manolo Blahnik boots trimmed with "cava fur" and ...

Vick Signing is About Winning: Drop the Sanctimony about Second Chances

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Brown

In what other profession besides pro sports would a person convicted of running a massive dogfighting ring be welcomed back to their old employer almost immediately upon release from prison?

Canada's Disgusting Seal Hunt Should Be Outlawed

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Canadian politicians have been in capable of ending this primitive practice - the largest killing of marine mammals in the world - even as damage to the country's reputation grows.

10 Ways to Support Charity Through Social Media

Max Gladwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Max Gladwell

The global conversation social media facilitates is an extremely powerful platform for spreading information and awareness about social causes and issues.

Scientific Evidence Proves: Foie Gras is Foul

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Birds are in misery as pipes are shoved down their throats several times a day and they're pumped so full of food that their livers become diseased and balloon up.


Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

Ramona, the fictional 8-year-old girl, was charming, lively and smart; Ramona, the real-life 8-week-old cat, was grumpy, boring and stupid.

Why We Give to Animal Charities

Jackie Fuchs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jackie Fuchs

Animals have no safety net in society, no voices of their own, and very few rights under the law but they touch our hearts in deep and meaningful ways.

The Obamas Get Jazzy With New First Dog Named: Bo!

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

Kudos to the Obama family. They researched the best breed that fit their family, they consulted Ted Kennedy, who has Portuguese Water Dogs, and they "adopted" a dog that had been returned.

Damage Control: Obama Family Makes Donation To D.C. Humane Society | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With TMZ breaking the news early Saturday that President Obama was planning on adopting a White House dog from a kennel instead of an animal shelter a...

It's Not Just Chimps: Americans Have 7,000 Pet Tigers

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Keith Thomson

The Captive Wild Animal Protection Coalition estimates that as many as 7,000 tigers are currently kept as pets in the United States--that's more tigers than currently inhabit all the wilds of Asia.

Star-Spanieled Banner

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

What a triumphant week for Spaniels! New York City has morphed into Spaniel City as we witness two major Spaniel spectacles the week of St. Valentine.

Be the Change You Seek for Animals

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

If you want to get involved with animal protection issues, there's no substitute for joining your fellow animal advocates in person to celebrate the victories and work together to confront the challenges ahead.

Our Change Agenda For Animals

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

When it comes to animal protection, more than a dozen federal agencies have a direct impact on the lives of millions of pets, farm animals, laboratory animals, and wildlife. It's time for change.