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Animal Welfare: Seeing the Forest for the Denizens

Brian Czech | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Brian Czech

If we are serious about animal welfare, we have to get beyond the mere adoration of hedgehogs and hippos. We have to face up to the big-picture, systematic erosion of wild animal welfare. It's all around us and getting worse by the day, and our public policies precipitate it.

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.

Another Rescue in Tennessee: 50 Dogs Freed From Suspected Dogfighting Operation

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 10.22.2014 | Crime
Wayne Pacelle

Our team ultimately found 50 dogs on the property - most chained to posts driven into the ground, with nothing more than a modified plastic barrel for shelter.

Acting Outlaws: Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff Riding Full Throttle for a Cause

Dar Dowling | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact
Dar Dowling

Acting Outlaws is certainly about giving back, but it's also a rather beautiful story about the power of friendship.

Answering 7 Charges of Animal Cruelty Against Muslims

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 10.03.2014 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Animals do feel the pain and we don't deny that. But the Prophet's intent was "...to cause as little pain as possible." Since affording Muslims will be sacrificing an animal on Eid-ul-Adha this weekend, it's time to answer the top seven charges of animal cruelty against them.

This Adorable Pit Bull Was Nearly Beaten To Death, But Nothing Will Smash His Spirit

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green

It is something of a miracle that Odin the pit bull survived a beating that broke his skull in three places and left him blind. His rescuers almost...

Hannah The Pygmy Hippo Was Rescued From A Backyard, And Now She Lives A Life Of Playful Bliss

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green

It's hard to predict what will catch Hannah the pygmy hippo's fancy. "She gets offered new items, like a traffic cone, a barrel, hay bales and natu...

Second Chances

Caroline Browning | Posted 10.01.2014 | Good News
Caroline Browning

The first time I saw him, I had glanced outside my living room apartment window to check the weather before an evening class. Downstairs, I saw a woman walking a brown and white puppy. My heart skipped a beat. It was love at first sight.

Ag-Gag Laws Are Un-American and Unconstitutional

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Ag-gag laws violate the will of the American people, and they contradict American values as enshrined in our Constitution. Animal agriculture should be working to eliminate cruelty to animals, not the investigations that expose it.

'Radical Animal Rights Movement' Gets New Foe

Center For Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

An Iowa-based organization dedicated to combating “the radical animal rights movement” and led by a former Missouri Republican senator’s chief o...

I Love My Dog Because He's a Huge Jerk

Lindsay Patton-Carson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Lindsay Patton-Carson

I never thought I was dumb enough to be outsmarted by a dog. That was until I met Bowie, who is an evil genius.

Treating Death Row Inmates like Disposable Guinea Pigs is Unconstitutional

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime
Michael Shammas

When faced with cruel and unusual crimes, our natural reaction is to demand cruel and unusual punishment. The problem is that even if this sentiment were morally correct, it is legally incorrect.

Learning From Strong Women

Nigel Barker | Posted 05.06.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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 04.20.2014 | 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...