On February 4th, when the Teamsters pulled support from a bill, they never agreed to in the first place, the Mayor sat in his SUV for 16 minutes, rather than face the men and women in top hats on the steps of city hall.
Animals surely deserve to live their lives free from suffering and exploitation. Just because we are at the top of the food chain, does that give us the right to take animal rights away? A life is a life and it should be valued, no matter what you are.
In 1967, when daredevil Evel Knievel was getting his motorcycle-jumping career off the ground, he had the audacious idea to leap the signature fountai...
The actions taken by the Dallas Zoo, the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, and Wichita's Sedgwick County Zoo have done nothing to help elephants but will irrefutably harm them for decades to come. All three zoos should be roundly condemned by everyone who cares about elephants.
In the West, atheism is growing. Nearly a billion people around the world are essentially godless. Yet, that burgeoning population faces an important challenge in the near future
Opposition to A.2778 was shameful, even for PETA -- an organization whose better-off-dead philosophy drives their long-running opposition to TNR, just as it drives their demonization of pit bull terriers.
There are 37 chains -- with more than 1,000 total locations in the U.S. and Canada -- that offer vegan-friendly pizzas, complete with savory, protein-rich "meats" and melty, stretchy "cheeses."
I know we're supposed to be singing Christmas carols at this time of year, but there's something else worth raising our voices about -- the absurd exercise called classroom dissection.
There is no such thing as an animal who is irremediably psychologically or behaviorally suffering. There is no such thing as an animal who is so traumatized that he wants to die.
Pit bulls are the breed most often found chained in dismal backyards 24/7, thrown into fighting rings to rip each other to shreds and electrocuted, drowned or hanged for losing fights. They are also the number one breed admitted to many shelters.
The hunting guides have refused to identify the elephant slayer, and he has not come forward to further rejoice his victory. Surely such a big brave game hunter full of bravado can't be afraid of a bunch of animal advocates, can he?
You would think an organization that shouts about being the world's leading animal rights group -- the collective voice of the voiceless -- would rise to defend dogs who are misunderstood, abused, tortured, and forced to fight. Dogs about whom myths run rampant.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has thrown its hat in with an anti-pit bull coalition. This group's agenda is to have pit bulls banned across the United States -- a move which seems to lead, inexorably, to the dogs being killed.
Brandon Caro's debut novel, Old Silk Road, is an important, tough read, both for the dirt-under-its-nails portrayal of soldiers, and for a complex plot that rewards a reader with insights into America's longest war, in Afghanistan.
We humans don't own the planet, nor do we own the animals that inhabit it. Animals are not ours to eat, wear or mistreat. It is our duty to live a kind, compassionate, animal cruelty free lifestyle. But more than that, we have to represent the animals.
PETA recently filed a lawsuit that is egregiously antithetical to the cause of animals rights; it is a case that so tragically captures the rot that is at the very heart of PETA's corrupted mission that I cannot let this opportunity to highlight their hypocrisy go unchallenged.