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Animal Cruelty

Sixty Seven Elephants in Need of Immediate Rescue in India

Wildlife SOS | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Wildlife SOS

Suzy is one of sixty-seven pachyderms living in terrible conditions in Indian circuses, despite a nationwide ban on the use of elephants in such shows. The next step for Suzy and the others is to find their way to safety thanks to Wildlife S.O.S.

16 People Who Made a Big Difference in 2014

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Mobility for physically and mentally challenged people in Northern Uganda. Widespread humane education in Australia. Community gardens for all in Chico, California.

Have Yourself a Cruelty-free Christmas

Tim Ward | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Tim Ward

I interviewed author Mark Hawthorne, a passionate advocate for the compassionate treatment of animals as living beings. Hawthorne believes that most people would choose to avoid being needlessly cruel to animals, and he has written a book so that the average person can be well informed about these issues.

Why We Support Ending Carriage Horse Rides on NYC Streets

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 12.18.2014 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

Naturally, retiring this industry will have financial repercussions, but the mayor's bill reflects a strong intent to offset those consequences with workforce training programs and resources available not only to drivers, but to owners, license holders, and horse stable employees.

Teens Filmed Themselves Feeding Live Cat To Dogs: Cops

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 12.12.2014 | Crime

Two teen boys in Bakersfield, California were arrested last week after posting a video online that appeared to show them feeding a live cat to two dog...

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal's Suspicious Death Sparks Investigation

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

An endangered Hawaiian monk seal was found bludgeoned to death on the Northeast coast of Kauai on November 30, and federal and state authorities have ...

Do I Enjoy Killing?

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

Just because the lamb looks more like your French bulldog doesn't make it a bulldog or more important than that plant. Nature doesn't believe in animal rights. It believes in balance.

The Fake Stuff Makes Us Want the Real Stuff

Evey Rosenbloom | Posted 12.03.2014 | Style
Evey Rosenbloom

I wonder if the wearing and promotion of the "faux," normalized the style, causing the explosive resurgence of real fur back to the center of our culture. I believe that wearing anything that looks like fur advertises the trend and encourages others to dress that way.

Mayor De Blasio's Gift for City's Carriage Horses

Kathy Stevens | Posted 12.02.2014 | New York
Kathy Stevens

Tourists' "To Do" lists may be about to change, as Mayor Bill De Blasio has introduced a bill to ban horse-drawn carriages by May of 2016, making good on a key campaign promise.

Man Broke Into Home, Tried To Strangle Dog He Thought Barked Too Much: Cops

AP | Posted 11.29.2014 | Crime

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a man who broke into his neighbor's apartment to silence a barking dog ended up getting bitten and ...

Someone May Have Poisoned 2 Dozen Crows In Oregon

AP | Posted 11.28.2014 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say corn was in the stomachs of two dozen crows and it was likely tainted, causing their deaths in downtown Portla...

'An Incredibly Brutal Attack': Family's Dog Found Hanging From Tree

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 11.27.2014 | Crime

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward for information about the death of a dog in Alaska that was fo...

Brazil Adds Its Might to the Movement to End Gestation Crates

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Brazil struck a body blow to inhumane sow gestation crates this week with two major announcements. Under the agreements, pork producers will be provided with training to facilitate their successful transition to more humane group housing systems.

Monkey Business: Secret Plan for Florida Breeding Facility Outrages Public

Stephen Wells | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Stephen Wells

A breeding facility for thousands of monkeys linked with prior outbreaks of infectious diseases could soon be looming over the backyards of some southern Florida residents without holding a single public meeting.

Suspect In California Shooting Rampage Charged With Three More Murders

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 11.20.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man accused of going on a five-day shooting rampage that killed four people was charged with new counts Thursday that could bri...

Man Accused Of Hanging 25 Dead Cats In Trees

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 11.18.2014 | Crime

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the discovery last spring of 25 dead cats hanging from trees in plastic bags...

Pit Bull Rescued From Horrible Conditions Now Gets To Roll Around On Giant Comfy Couch

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.13.2014 | Green

Belle the pit bull could not be happier rolling around on a big, soft couch. These 55 seconds of pure bliss are all the sweeter once you know what cam...

Virginia Pet Stores: Selling Puppies and a Pack of Lies

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Our undercover investigations have proven time and time again that most pet stores purchase puppies from puppy mills. But that hasn't stopped so many pet stores we've investigated from trying to deceive customers about the origin of the pups it sells.

Girl, 11 Dogs Rescued From 'Horrendous Conditions' (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.07.2014 | Crime

Two parents in South Carolina have been arrested after police said they discovered the couple's child and 11 dogs living in "deplorable conditions." ...

Girl Meets Stupid in Maine

Cynthia Dill | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Scenting the opportunity to grandstand with another pugnacious "conservative" governor, LePage trapped Kaci in her home, hounded her with unreasonable demands and baited her with legal proceedings.

High School Student Kills Bobcat, Hangs It From Goalpost: Cops (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime

A rivalry between two high schools was taken too far when police said a student killed a bobcat before stringing it up by its neck on a goalpost. T...

Countdown to Kindness: A Reminder for Each Day of World Vegan Month

Kathy Stevens | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Kathy Stevens

Despite celebrations planned from Atlanta, Georgia to Los Angeles, California, few people realize that November is World Vegan Month. So, TA-DA!!!

Man Allegedly Thought It Was 'OK' To Have Sex With Beagle

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.29.2014 | Crime

A man accused of sexually assaulting his pet beagle allegedly defended his actions, saying he thought it was “OK” because the animal weighs more t...

Think You Love Your Dog? Think Again

Trish Mitchell | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Trish Mitchell

This is a rant. Saw a post on a Facebook dog page, supposedly humorous, where a woman laughingly described how her dog was completely neurotic, anxio...

150 Felines Found At Cat Hoarder's 'Deplorable' Home

AP | Posted 10.29.2014 | Crime

SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have found 150 cats in a New York home owned by a woman who along with her sister was stopped four years ago b...