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Animal Cruelty

Time for a Revolution of the Heart in Honoring All Life

Mike Schwager | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mike Schwager

Without this sensitivity and love, our future is bleak. But with a heightened commitment to the love of Life, there is hope for humanity and the world. There is redemption.

FOWL PLAY: What This Woman Is About To Do To This Goose Will Horrify You

Posted 11.21.2013 | Weird News

Last week, a video surfaced on Facebook appearing to show a woman happily kicking at several geese as a child laughs in the background. On Friday, a F...

Christina Wilkie

Why This Congresswoman Opposes Effort To End Horrifying Horse Abuse | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The cruel practice of "soring" championship gaited horses by wrapping their hooves in corrosive chemicals and then applying chains or ba...

WATCH: Shocking Newborn Calf Abuse Caught On Video

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

An animal advocacy group recently went undercover into a Colorado livestock company and shot a video that they say shows workers abusing newborn calve...

Lebanese Man Claims He's Sorry For Putting Cat In Microwave

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.13.2013 | Crime

A man in Lebanon has made a cat video that won't get many likes on Facebook -- or anywhere else. In shocking video obtained by the Lebanese Broadca...

China May Ease Animal Testing Rules

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Adam Jourdan and Clare Baldwin SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Nov 13 (Reuters) - China is considering a rule change that would allow the sale ...

How I Rebelled Against the Police (And Saved A Life)

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Sandy Rosenblatt

Ever since I was a young girl, I've loved animals. My father says I even learned to bark with my dog Teddy before I spoke my first word. I loved growi...

The Top 3 Ways Animal Experiments Hurt Humans

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

It is hard to quantify how many missed opportunities there may have been because of misleading animal experiments. However, there are plenty of examples that demonstrate how lucky we are that researchers did not believe the animal tests.

Lobsters Deserve Our Consideration, Too

Tracy Reiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tracy Reiman

As a vegan and animal rights advocate for more than 20 years, I'm astonished by how mainstream vegan eating has become these days. But even with so much awareness about where our food comes from and how it is produced, there are still many misconceptions about sea animals.

Not Born to Perform

Jill Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jill Robinson

Monkeys are dressed in garish clothes and smacked by trainers before they reluctantly ride bikes or horses. Bears wear brightly colored skirts and are forced to stand and skip with ropes, before being punched -- hard in the face -- when they fail.

Should Animal Abusers Register Like Sex Offenders?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

An animal rights group is creating a nationwide database of animal abusers after a decade of asking states governments to do so. But not all animal we...

Dominique Mosbergen

Undercover Video Allegedly Shows Animal Abuse At Walmart Pork Supplier | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green

Undercover footage that appears to show horrifying conditions at a Walmart pork supplier has prompted investigations at a Minnesota factory farm. ...

'Seriously Mindy?'

Mona R. Washington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Mona R. Washington

"Seriously Mindy?" Mindy 40 Dog Lover, Kiki's owner, and John and Whitney's neighbor John 32 Dog Liker, Bart's owner, Whitney's ...

Putting Pigs Before Politics

Paul Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Paul Shapiro

Nine states have passed laws to ban gestation crates, and New Jersey lawmakers want their state to become the tenth. That's why they voted in a major bipartisan show of support, to implement this animal welfare policy in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie regrettably vetoed the bill.

Why the NFL Needs to Have Its Head Examined

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

The NFL continues to fund misleading head injury studies on animals that will not get the league closer to identifying the precise causes of brain trauma in football players and how to prevent and treat it.

Hamster Battles Animal Cruelty, Sort Of, In New Mobile Game

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green

This animated hamster has a good reason to be angry. Hamstrong is a genetically modified lab research animal. (Backstory, per his Facebook page: Ha...

Animal Rights vs Religious Rights In Poland

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion

WARSAW, Poland -- WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Animal rights activists in Poland have disturbed the start of an Islamic holiday which involves the recently...

Woman Steals 21 Dogs, Keeps Them All In Her Car

Posted 10.15.2013 | Weird News

Twenty one dogs were found in the back of a car in a Honolulu parking lot last Thursday. A woman on a walk heard incessant barking and followed th...

PETA: Ingrid Newkirk on Making a Kinder World

Chris Sosa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Chris Sosa

Advocacy organizations elicit controversy by their very nature. They exist to push back against prevailing public thought and eradicate avenues of oppression. No mainstream advocacy organization has managed to hit a nerve in quite the same way as PETA.

Does Natural Cruelty Say Anything About Livestock Farming?

Bob Comis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bob Comis

Gregor sees a mouse, attacks it, plays with it, kills it, and, if he is hungry, eats it. That, simply, is what he does. Why, then, is what I do so hard, so complicated, so unsimple? Why cannot I, simply, do what I do?

How Anyone Could Keep Mistreating These Poodles Is Beyond Us

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.10.2013 | Green

Animal welfare authorities are looking to catch someone who has been dumping mistreated poodles at a strip mall pet supply store. Dirty, matted, cover...

The Fascism of Ignorance... One More Greek Story

Maria Paravantes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Maria Paravantes

It is indeed true that the sophistication of a nation is evident in the way its citizens treat living creatures. In this, I dare say, that my homeland and a large number of my fellow compatriots have failed, giving this once great nation a terrible but true reputation for both ignorance and cruelty.

Reward Offered After Spray-Painted Cat Dies

Posted 10.08.2013 | Weird News

An $800 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in a shocking case of animal cruelty in Pennsylvania. In lat...

Berets, Baguettes and Brutal Blood Sport: Welcome to France!

Carole Raphaelle Davis | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Carole Raphaelle Davis

France is a civilized country, known as the culture capital of the world, right? But did you know that the act of torturing an animal to death was successfully elevated in status to "culture" and "art" by French lawmakers?

Andy Campbell

Joseph The Dog Was Chained To A Tree For 4 Years | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.07.2013 | Crime

Joseph the German Shepherd was clinging to life when authorities rescued him. He was emaciated and dehydrated, his skin was covered with infection, an...