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Cruelty

Celebrate Spay Month Throughout the Year

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

Increasing opportunities for people to get pets altered by opening new programs and pressuring city officials to support pro-active ordinances that mandate spay/neuter is vital, but encouraging people to spay a pet before an accidental first litter is born is equally important.

Preventing Animal Suffering Reaches Many Lives

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Ruth Steinberger

Preventing unwanted litters is not just important for the animals destined for a life of neglect and suffering, it is also important for the people who live around them -- it is important for our greater community of humanity.

WATCH: I Went Viral... And It Led To Internet Cruelty

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.16.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

From Grumpy Cat to Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, videos and user-generated memes have transformed ordinary individuals into stars. With each c...

Why Are Humans So Cruel?

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.07.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Recent science is shedding light on this question, and the main culprit at work seems to be envy. The more we envy someone, the more pleasure we derive when that person meets some horrid end.

Everyday Sadism: Throwing Light on the Dark Triad

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.24.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

The Dark Triad of personality theory -- psychopathy, Machiavellianism and narcissism -- has been studied for years, and is fairly well accepted in psychological science. But now a triad of scientists is challenging the Dark Triad, suggesting that the construct is incomplete.

Taking Aim to Kill a Helpless Animal

Ken White | Posted 02.12.2013 | San Francisco
Ken White

It can be hard to not get cynical, and the following won't help. Nathan Weaver, a student at South Carolina's Clemson University, placed a realistic l...

Whisperjet

Waldo Mellon | Posted 04.14.2013 | Comedy
Waldo Mellon

Dear Waldo, Every time I open the papers or my webpage there's news of people doing horrible things. How can people do such horrible things to somebody else?

Bullying Is a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Stuart Chaifetz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Stuart Chaifetz

"Have a good day at school." Such an innocent, innocuous phrase, yet last year when I said that to my son, Akian, when the school bus arrived in the morning, it sent him into a spiraling panic.

PETA Protests NBC's 'Animal Practice'

Karen Curley | Posted 11.20.2012 | TV
Karen Curley

PETA protested this week against the NBC comedy Animal Practice in front of NBC studios in North Hollywood. The protest hoped "to draw attention to t...

You Know the Type

Jill Knapp | Posted 07.03.2012 | Women
Jill Knapp

From my experience, there are some women out there who can just make you feel horrible about yourself with one obnoxious sentence.

Are the Bus Bullies Monsters?

Amy Weber | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education
Amy Weber

In the short number of days since the Karen Klein story broke, several of the 13-year-old boys involved have received death threats. Why is it so much easier to see these kids as inhumane monsters than it is to see them as children who are in need of serious help?

The Dalai Lama Told Me So -- Words of Wisdom From the 2012 Templeton Prize Winner

Davia Temin | Posted 07.14.2012 | Religion
Davia Temin

As I was listening to His Holiness, a question sprung full-blown to my mind: "Can, and if so, how, can those who have lost their compassion, or never had it to begin with, regain it?

David Lohr

Cruel Hoax Costs Family Of Missing Woman Life Savings, Home (EXCLUSIVE)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.18.2012 | Crime

A promising lead about the whereabouts of Phoenix Coldon turned out to be a cruel hoax, causing the missing Missouri woman's family additional pain, t...

Seeing Red

Randi Miller | Posted 02.26.2012 | DC
Randi Miller

There is always a next time. It always happens again. And no, they are really not sorry. Red flags should be easy to see, but apparently, in spite of...

Animal Cruelty: How Do You Handle the Horrors?

Ken White | Posted 01.16.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

It is always one animal at a time. This one animal, the one we can help right now. Focus on that animal, celebrate the success, and then move onto the next.

Chloe Can't Sleep

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

I have many kids of every age in my life all the time. I work in a homeless shelter. The kids at work overflow into my home life. It's the saddest job benefit in the entire world's occupations.

Bullying is Much More Than Child's Play

Patrice Bendig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Patrice Bendig

With the recent outburst of cyberbullying, and teenage suicide deaths around the country, it is about time that people understand bullying is not just a kid thing.

Billy Joe Gregg, Conklin Dairy Farms Employee, Charged With Animal Cruelty After Abuse Video Surfaces

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CLEVELAND — A dairy farm worker was charged Wednesday with 12 counts of cruelty to animals after a welfare group released a video it says shows ...

Cruelty, Freedom and the Politics of Health Care Reform

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

Fear of government won't disappear and it shouldn't. But now we have to show that these reforms can really reduce suffering and vulnerability without engendering a bureaucracy that erodes our freedom.

Joshua Linhares Killed Mother Duck: Driver Sentenced To 1 Year Probation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — A driver who ran over and killed a mother duck walking her 12 ducklings across a Massachusetts mall parking lot has been se...

Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers: Public Mockery on Aisle 9

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Where do you draw the line between getting a harmless chuckle out of the strangeness of everyday life and cruelly poking fun of people who are, after all, just trying to buy some groceries?

A New Approach to Terrorism

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kerry Kennedy

A war on terror which undermines the most basic values of society -- life, liberty, the rule of law -- is not worth waging if we end up creating a society which mirrors the repression we battled in the first place.

Peace Gnome to the Rescue

Mike Sheehan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Sheehan

Rep. Kucinich (D-OH) -- whom we around here affectionately refer to as the "Peace Gnome" -- is urging the L.A. City Council to free a captive elephant languishing in a county zoo.