On February 8, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller dropped his gavel and declared whales are not entitled to constitutional protection against slavery. This ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed last October by five orcas currently being "held in slavery and involuntary servitude" at SeaWorld.
The big story out of the Westminster Dog Show this year isn't what's going on in Madison Square Garden -- it's what's NOT going on during the commercial breaks.
Every Valentine's Day, countless New Yorkers and tourists are trotted around the city by animals that are literally being worked to death. So today, New Yorkers should show carriage horses some love by giving them a badly needed break.
The past few months have been deeply encouraging for Americans who care about the worst abuses of farm animals, as legislation has been introduced tha...
I'm a carnivore. Always have been. Always will be. I'm sorry it has to be that way, but after a week and a half of veggies, I knew I was destined to stay a meat-eater.
Last year, a scandalous video emerged of a U.S. marine throwing a puppy off a cliff. Now there is this video of a soldier repeatedly beating a sheep with a baseball bat to the whoops and laughter of other soldiers who are looking on.
This year we persuaded many businesses to get rid of glue traps, stop selling foie gras, quit using great apes in advertising, and drop their sponsorship of the Iditarod. And that's just the beginning of the list.
There is a difference between legitimate, kosher Shechita, which may look unsavory, but which still accommodates the highest ethical concerns of the Jewish religion, versus any cold-hearted violation of ethical norms designed to speed up the slaughter process.
Like all children, I wore what my parents gave me. Unlike most children, my mother was a fashion icon, so I wore lots of high-end clothes and even got to meet and get fashion tips from famous designers.
Thanksgiving may be the loveliest of our national holidays, but it has a dark side that haunts me every year: turkeys, 40 million of them, are slaughtered for this holiday.
Even those who aren't keen on the PETA mission will find this cookbook nonthreatening; there's no preaching -- just a few facts about the health benefits of a vegan diet, some guidance on substitutions, and then right on to an animal byproduct-free cornucopia of recipes.
I am very proud that BBDO recently agreed to take "The Great Ape Pledge" and will no longer use monkeys/apes/baboons/chimps in films.
Eating meat grown in labs rather than from the carcass of a once living cow, pig or chicken is inching closer to reality every day as scientists have agreed to some key positions concerning issues surrounding cultured meat production.
Finally, the chimpanzees' moment is approaching. Get ready for celebratory pant hoots from the general direction of Dr. Jane Goodall.
If you are going to wear or sell feathers that were plucked from skinned, murdered roosters then while you are at it, go crazy and wear leather, eat veal, hurt a few flies, and harpoon a whale in the face.
Not eating animals is a smart, compassionate decision, regardless of whether those animals are furred, feathered or finned. What better time to let fish off the hook?