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Learning From Strong Women

Nigel Barker | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Nigel Barker

Watching my mother and grandmother taught me so much -- seeing them nurture people and animals showed me, through their actions, what mattered most. They made so many sacrifices for our family, and they set the standard. They inspired me from childhood to volunteer and advocate for those less fortunate.

Finding Home

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 02.28.2014 | Good News
Annie L. Scholl

At her foster home, Buttercup came to us immediately. But when we got her home, she jumped out of the car before I had hold of her leash and she was gone into the night.

At the Shelter: Can Sensory Input Influence Adoptions?

Nicole Wilde | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

I'm not suggesting that we "trick" anyone into feeling like they should adopt a dog; the last thing anyone wants is adopter's remorse and a return. But there's nothing wrong with making people feel as comfortable and receptive as possible when meeting their potential new best friend.

The Dangers of King's Farm Bill Amendment

Cathy Kangas | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

The disastrous Rep. Steve King (R-IA) amendment to the Farm Bill could affect a wide variety of state and local laws we all depend upon to protect our health and safety, but the provision was first penned to overturn state laws protecting farm animals. This is serious.

Bill Would Effectively Ban Horse Slaughterhouses

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State and federal lawsuits that have repeatedly delayed the opening of horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Missouri cou...

Meatless Monday: Meatless Monday in the City of Pleasant Living

Ellen Kanner | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Known as the City of Pleasant Living, South Miami has in its own small and pleasant way, created big impact -- it's officially proclaiming Mondays to be meatless.

You Said You Were Thankful.. Here's How To Show It

Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact

It’s strange how on Thanksgiving we spend so much time thinking about what we are thankful for, only to seemingly forget most of the other 364 days ...

Major Pizza Chain To Eliminate Controversial Practice

Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

Papa John's has pledged to stop raising sows in gestation crates, the Humane Society announced on Thursday. Gestation crates confine pregnant sows...

Appeals Court Halts Horse Slaughter After Humane Society Appeal

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday temporarily halted plans by companies in New Mexico and Missour...

October 29 Is National Cat Day: Show Some Respect

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Liane Kupferberg Carter

Cats are low-maintenance pets. They smell better than dogs. Cats will never eat your baby. They'll never hump your leg. They don't need to be walked, and they bury their poop.

Thousands Likely Lost In Local Charity Donations During Government Shutdown

Civil Beat | Manjari Fergusson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact

Dozens of Hawaii-based nonprofits took an unexpected financial hit during the 16-day government shutdown due to the closure of the Combined Federal Ca...

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...

Former GOP Senator Takes On Unorthodox New Venture

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — Two years after resigning from Congress amid an ethics probe involving his affair with a former campaign staffer, former U.S. Sen. J...

Dog Fighting: The Ultimate Betrayal

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Matthew Bershadker

In an operation that involved 16 animal welfare organizations, 367 dogs across multiple locations in the Southeast were seized in the second-largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history.

Which Chimp Artist Painted It Better?

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 08.29.2013 | Arts

Cheetah, a former medical test subject, and Brent, "a 36-year-old who paints only with his tongue," are the winners! Of the great chimpanzee painting ...

The Business of Gift Lounges: GBK founder Gavin Keilly explains

Zorianna Kit | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Zorianna Kit

Gavin Keilly's GBK Productions is a multi-level company that specializes in helping non-profits and businesses grow to the next level. It does so with...

Putting Abusers Before Animals Is Business as Usual at the HSUS

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

To those on the outside looking in, HSUS' lack of support for an animal abuse registry may seem like an anomaly. But for those on the inside, who have been laboring to end neglect, abuse and the killing of animals, it is clearly part of a recurring pattern that exemplifies the HSUS tenure of CEO Wayne Pacelle.

Taxpayer-Supported Animal Cruelty

Cathy Kangas | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

We need to look at every government agency that either uses animals or is responsible for animal control to determine if low cost alternatives are available for research experiments or population control.

Major Coffee Chain To Eliminate Controversial Practice

Posted 04.04.2013 | Green

Tim Hortons, Canada's mega-popular coffee and bakery chain, has announced that it will stop sourcing pork from any company that uses gestation crates,...

Rachel Tepper

Is The Pork Industry Pushing Back Against Gestation Crate Bans?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.21.2013 | Green

When Bon Appétit Management Company's CEO and founder Fedele Bauccio recently read a Pork Network op-ed by food industry and consumer advocate Rick B...

How You Can Help Shelter Pets

Posted 03.19.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Morieka Johnson: Many dogs and cats live the good life in the United States. But the prospects aren’t as good for th...

Anti-Whistleblower (AgGag) Laws Threaten Human Health, the Environment and Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The industry's response to years of evidence of egregious, and often criminal, animal cruelty and of diseased and adulterated meat entering the market is to attempt to outlaw undercover investigations.

LOOK! Man Hoarded Hundreds Of Animals In Home

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2013 | Crime

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND, Ohio (Reuters) - Humane society members wearing protective masks removed nearly 300 animals including pigeons,...

WATCH: Missing For Over 8 Years, Microchipped Cat Reunited With Shocked Owner

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.07.2013 | Good News

The last time Dara Gerson saw her cat, Vanilla, he was in the arms of her daughter more than eight years ago. At the time, the Sausalito family mou...

The Humane Society Responds To 'Why I Wear Fur'

PJ Smith | Posted 02.16.2013 | Style
PJ Smith

"Recognize these cynical marketing ploys for what they are -- nonsense."