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Humane Treatment of Animals

Cat Cruelty Goes Viral Online and Nowhere in the Courts

Becky Robinson | Posted 05.29.2016 | Green
Becky Robinson

As a nation, we take animal cruelty seriously. It disturbs us--we condemn it and our laws forbid it. But the laws must also be enforced. In our efforts to create a safe and peaceful society, allowing animal cruelty to go unprosecuted is detrimental.

I'm So Glad This Animal Welfare Group Is Donating Children's Books to Domestic Violence Shelters

Jen Reeder | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

The other day I heard some news that made my heart do a happy dance: the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) recently donated picture books about pets to children in over 600 domestic violence shelters across the U.S.

Cousteau and World Cetacean Alliance Making a Splash

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

If we are going to change the world to save ourselves, we have to save the ocean; and if we are going to save the ocean we have to start by saving the cetaceans. We have to protect their habitat and ensure that all marine life can thrive, so that we can too.

Why Do We Need 'World Day for Farmed Animals'?

Michael A. Webermann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Michael A. Webermann

Each of these animals is capable of experiencing pleasure, affection, and joy, as well as sorrow, loneliness, and pain. Therefore, the question World Day for Farmed Animals asks is, "If we wouldn't raise a dog or cat for food, why would we do it to a pig, chicken, or fish?"

SeaWorld's IPO and the Third Question of Conscience

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Would you buy a conflict diamond, purchase a slave, or bank dividends from Auschwitz? Of course you wouldn't -- those are all questions of conscience...

Strikes, Bites and Blood: The Graphic Case for Releasing Morgan, the Wild-Born Orca, from Captivity

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

For the young female orca known as Morgan, the brutal bullying by the other orcas at Loro Parque is the sad reality she faces for the rest of her life unless a court in the Netherlands intervenes.

Free Morgan: The Ocean Wants Her Orca Back

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Morgan's time in captivity doesn't preclude her from being retrained to live back in the wild, but as her court case lingers longer and longer, each day of delay condemns her to a life that is not life.

University of New Mexico Employee Accused Of Killing Ducks By Campus Duck Pond

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.26.2012 | College

The University of New Mexico at Albuquerque is calling a fowl foul after a woman claims she saw a school employee monitoring the campus pond smash duc...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Is This Experiment Justifiable?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

2012-03-07-Screenshot20120307at9.06.58AM.jpgWhen it comes down to it, aren't we mostly debating an arbitrary line that's been drawn in the sand with what is and what isn't acceptable in animal research?

Care and Respect for the Meat on Your Plate (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

Can you tell the taste difference between an animal that has been humanely raised versus one that has "been pushed through the machine"?

The Biblical Mandate To Care For Animals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Pacelle

"Concern for animals is Biblical, and we don't get a choice on this." Dr. Matthew Sleeth told me. "If we don't care for animals, we let God down."

Big Ag To Sway Ohio Voters On Treatment Of Farm Animals

Mother Jones | Kevin Drum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ohio voters will hit the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of an agribusiness-backed proposal that would amend the state constitution and create a boar...

Investing in the Animals' Future, and Our Own

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

We've seen time and time again that the animals' fate is intertwined with our own, and that addressing animal welfare policies helps to safeguard all of us.

Giving, Generosity and Thanks

Craig McCord | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig McCord

On Wednesday, November 26, 2008, over eight hundred clients of the Food Bank were fed a hot, delicious Thanksgiving banquet.

Moving the Ball Forward for Primates, Polar Bears

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

The federal government took two major steps today to protect wild animals from cruelty and abuse. The government clearly has a key role to play when it comes to animal conservation.

Sasha Eats Peanut Butter -- It Needs to Be Safe

Susie Hoeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susie Hoeller

President Obama is correct to call for a review of the FDA: the agency needs more resources to prevent contaminated foods from poisoning consumers and to deter and punish wrong doers.

Peace Gnome to the Rescue

Mike Sheehan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Sheehan

Rep. Kucinich (D-OH) -- whom we around here affectionately refer to as the "Peace Gnome" -- is urging the L.A. City Council to free a captive elephant languishing in a county zoo.