When an animal food product in your grocery store is proudly labeled "USDA Organic," you would think that means the animal had exposure to fresh air, sunshine, and significantly more space to move than on standard non-organic farms. But in reality, the "organic" label provides no clear requirements for either space or outdoor access for most animals.
Because of the sustained pressure, the number of dogs killed for the dog-eating event has dropped approximately 80 percent according to Animals Asia.
The phrase "meant to be" is used a lot...perhaps to excess. But a recent adoption at the animal welfare organization I work for truly is an example of something that was meant to be.
Copyright: Animal Defenders International/Rey - as he was in a Peruvian circus There have been some truly wonderful stories of animal rescues, such...
Everywhere (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, respectable news sites, gossipy web pages, you name it), there have been headlines about how hugging your dog is harmful and wrong! wrong! wrong!
What's clear is that strong animal cruelty laws and dedicated enforcement go hand in hand with the elevation of public attitudes about the seriousness of these crimes. Each inspires and activates the other, and both are necessary to effectively tackle this problem.
My Boston Terrier, Ma'amie, is 14.5 years old. If you know about dogs, then you know that this is actually quite old for a Boston Terrier. Up until a year ago, it was difficult to guess her age. Yes, she went prematurely grey, but she's been an athlete her whole life, and her passion for the tennis ball fueled her energy.
Yes, this strange creature has saved my Ella, broken the death silence in our home and allowed us to laugh and love just a bit. It is the new normal, more gentle and understanding but with a permanent whole in our hearts.
It's hard to log onto Facebook without being confronted by a kitten being adorably derpy. But why are cats the animal of an entire generation of the internet obsessed?
You'd have to be living under a rock to think opioid addiction is anything less than a public health crisis in America--a problem that's reaching truly epidemic proportions, ravaging lives across the country.
While our historic milestone provides plenty of reasons to take pause and commemorate our past, the urgency of our cause demands that we continue to look ahead. To that end, the ASPCA is at the forefront of three relatively new areas of animal welfare concentration where the potential for saving lives is nearly limitless.
We love our pets, endless snuggles, laughter, entertainment and unconditional love. Yesterday was National Pet Day and we're having a cuteness hangove...
Each year, nearly 50,000 new products are introduced into the marketplace. With so many new products hitting the store shelves, not only do consumers ...
This week, Walmart, the largest grocery retailer in the U.S., took a positive step with its announcement to stop carrying shell eggs from hens raised in battery cages by 2025. The ASPCA was proud to work with Walmart on this historic decision.
Sometimes, the best thing to do is to simply get out of the way. An example of that approach...
One of the reasons animal cruelty is so shocking is because these atrocities stand in stark contrast to the values of our culture and communities. In January, that cruelty reached a horrific scale during our rescue of nearly 700 animals