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Karen Dawn

Venus and Serena Turkey -- Guests of Honor at Our Vegan Thanksgiving Feast

Karen Dawn | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Karen Dawn

The holidays can be rough for those of us who care about animals that are not traditionally thought of as pets. Thanks to my little turkey rescue tradition, Thanksgiving is a time when I get to share with the world how delightful turkeys can be if they are given a chance.

McConaughey Missteps: Is Celebrity Shaming Good Animal Rights Activism?

Karen Dawn | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
Karen Dawn

Famous people make easy and sometimes effective targets for our message. But what was the message here? That canned hunting is worse than other hunting?

Why I Love the Go Daddy Puppy Commercial

Karen Dawn | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Karen Dawn

Finally an ad that shows the truth about breeding. Animal advocates are protesting this? They should have produced it.

Thanksgiving Turkey Rescue: Spa Day and Vegan Feast for Beautiful Birds

Karen Dawn | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
Karen Dawn

It's turkey rescue season again! This year I am introducing you to the Baywatch turkeys, Pamela and Alexandra, named for the two Baywatch babes who grew into incredible vegan activist women. Bred for Thanksgiving dinner, they will be at ours -- as the guests of honor.

Baby-Monkey Abuse Funded by Your Tax Dollars

Karen Dawn | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science
Karen Dawn

If the emotional abuse of baby monkeys is similar enough to the abuse of baby humans for the results to be extrapolated, how can it be OK? Bullies must be stopped, not rewarded, and taxpayer funding of their assaults is unconscionable.

How Animal Welfare Advances Veganism and Animal Rights

Karen Dawn | Posted 05.17.2014 | Home
Karen Dawn

I soon realized that while changing my own eating and clothing habits and being involved in rescue work makes a difference, the ability to influence other people's behavior can multiply my impact exponentially.

They Shoot Giraffes Don't They? Why Marius's Death Is No Surprise

Karen Dawn | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Karen Dawn

It makes no sense to support zoos in general and then express anger at this one for being so public about its disposal of what it deemed surplus inventory.

Ric O'Barry: The Performance of a Lifetime

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wendy Diamond

It was a weekend of celebration for Ric O'Barry and his lifelong movement to save dolphins. With an Oscar for The Cove, the Japanese government has to take note, and change is on its way.