Animal Rights Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Animal Rights 101 - the Basics
This page will give the basic tenets of animal rights, explain the distinction between animal rights and animal welfare, answer some frequently asked questions (FAQs), and track some of major achievements of the animal rights movement.

Animal Rights Groups, Leaders and Celebrities
This page will introduce you to the large, national groups that work on animal protection issues, as well as notable leaders in the animal rights movement, celebrity activists and legislators. Groups include PeTA, Farm Animal Rights Movement, The Humane Society of the United States, and Farm Sanctuary. Celebrities include Paul McCartney, Chrissy Hynde, Kim Basinger, and Alicia Silverstone.

LD50 Testing - Is It On The Way Out?
Animal testing, LD50 test, lethal dose to kill 50 percent of animals tested.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Profile
Profile, history and background of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Animal Rights Activists - Hypocrites or Extremists?
Animal rights activists are frequently discredited as either hypocrites or extremists, but how accurate are those labels?

Should Vegans Eat Honey?
Because honey comes from bees and bees are animals, honey is an animal product and therefore not vegan.

Top 8 Arguments Against Animal Rights
Eight of the most common arguments against animals rights, as well as responses to those arguments.

Horses Carts and Carriage Horses and Animal Rights
Concerns about working conditions and threats to the health and safety of both people and horses are some of the arguments against horse carts and carriages.

The Missouri Pet Breeders Associaiton's Puppy Mill Bills
Learn about some of the recent bills issued in Missouri that would protect the puppy mill industry.

What's the Difference Between a Zoo and a Sanctuary?
The difference between zoos and sanctuaries is the difference between exploitation and rescue.

Is Foie Gras Particularly Cruel to Animals?
Animal rights activists oppose all uses of animals and advocate veganism, but many consider foie gras to be particularly cruel.

Martin Luther King, Nonviolence and Veganism
How does King's message of justice and nonviolence apply to the animal community? Learn about how his message inspired some to embrace veganism.

What Is the Definition of Animal Extinction?
Definition of extinction and explanation of how it affects animals living on the earth today. Scientists believe we are in the middle of a mass extinction.

Basic Tenets of Animal Rights
Animal rights refers to the belief that animals have an intrinsic value separate from any value they have to humans, and are worthy of moral consideration.

Animal Rights on About.com: Laws, Facts and Issues
Learn about animal rights, as well as laws, issues and related activism pertaining to the treatment or mistreatment of animals worldwide.

Background on the Killing of Harambe the Gorilla
The killing of Harambe the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo has prompted outrage and discussion over the subject of zoos in the first place.

Companion Animals - Pets
Probably our closest relationships with other species are the relationships we have with our companion animals. As much as our society values companion animals, there are still many issues regarding cat and dog overpopulation, spaying and neutering, animal cruelty, feral cats, and exotic pets.

How to Get Started with Animal Rights Activism
How can I help animals? This site will guide you through letter writing, organizing protests, working with the media, finding a group to volunteer with, and starting your own group.

Animal Used for Food
Over nine billion animals are killed for food in the US every year. Most of these are confined in factory farms and are inhumanely crowded and fed a diet laced with hormones and antibiotics before they are slaughtered. This page will explore the issues surrounding factory farming, battery hens, veal, free-range eggs,

Vegan MoFo Recipes
Recipes that accompany Vegan MoFo blog posts, from Doris Lin, About.com Guide to Animal Rights

Wildlife - Hunting, Wildlife Management and Endangered Species
In the United States, several federal laws protect wildlife, but most wildlife is managed at the state level. Certain species are also managed at the international level. This page will explore wildlife management at all levels, including hunting, non-lethal management and endangered species.

Animal Law - Including Animal Cruelty, Pet Trusts, Custody Battles
Not actually a single area of law practice, animal law encompasses a variety of issues, including animal cruelty, pet trusts, custody battles, housing, humane agriculture laws, and wildlife protection.

Are Bugs Considered Animals?
Killing bugs may be illegal depending on which state you are in, but even if it is legal in your state, there are other reasons not to kill them.

The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin.
The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin. Page 9.

The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin.
The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin. Page 8.

The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin.
The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin. Page 4.

The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin.
The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin. Page 17.

Animal Rights Interview with Lorri Bauston of Animal Acres
Interview with Lorri Bauston, founder of Animal Acres and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary

Interview with Lorri Bauston, Founder of Animal Acres - Lorri Bauston Interview
Interview with Lorri Bauston, founder of Animal Acres and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. Bauston was featured in the Animal Rights episode of Morgan' Spurlock's TV show '30 days,' in which a hunter spent 30 days living with a vegan family and volunteering for PETA and Animal Acres. Page 2.

What Is the Fruitarian Diet?
What is the fruitarian diet, and how is it different from a vegan or vegetarian diet?

Humane Homemade Fruit Fly Trap - How to Make a Humane Homemade Fruit Fly Trap
Instructions for how to make a humane, homemade fruit fly trap. And chances are, you won't have to buy anything.

Humane Homemade Fruit Fly Trap - How to Make a Humane Homemade Fruit Fly Trap
Instructions for how to make a humane, homemade fruit fly trap. And chances are, you won't have to buy anything.

Humane Homemade Fruit Fly Trap - How to Make a Humane Homemade Fruit Fly Trap
Instructions for how to make a humane, homemade fruit fly trap. And chances are, you won't have to buy anything.

Humane Homemade Fruit Fly Trap - How to Make a Humane Homemade Fruit Fly Trap
Instructions for how to make a humane, homemade fruit fly trap. And chances are, you won't have to buy anything.

How to Make a Humane Homemade Fruit Fly Trap
Step by step instructions, with photos, for how to make a humane, homemade fruit fly trap. And chances are, you won't have to buy anything.

Humane Homemade Fruit Fly Trap - How to Make a Humane Homemade Fruit Fly Trap
Instructions for how to make a humane, homemade fruit fly trap. And chances are, you won't have to buy anything.

What is a Pet Trust - Definition of a Pet Trust in Plain English
What is a pet trust? Plain English explanation of a pet trust.

Do Fish Feel Pain? The Science Is In
The reasons for not eating fish range from animal rights concerns to the effects of overfishing on the environment.

The Environment and Free-Range, Organic and Local Meat
Meat and other animal products are an inefficient use of resources and a serious environmental issue. Are free-range, organic or local meat the answer?

Veganphobia - Fear and Opposition to Veganism
Veganphobia is an irrational fear and opposition to veganism, caused by cultural conditioning, fear of the unknown and denial.

WTO Panel Upholds EU Ban on Seal Products; Animals a Legitimate Public Moral Concern
On November 25, 2013, a World Trade Organization Panel upheld the European Union's ban on seal products. This is a landmark decision because it was the first time animal welfare has been held to be a legitimate public moral concern by this international tribunal.

Horse and Pig Meat Found in Burgers in UK and Ireland
In January of 2013, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland announced that they had discovered horse DNA in 10 out of 27 hamburger samples tested.

Mouse data not accurate for people
A scientific study published in February of 2013 found that mice have been a misleading model for three major killers of humans: sepsis, burns and trauma.

Rabbits Brutalized and Killed for Angora
Vegans already boycott angora, but the PETA video showed a shocked mainstream audience how the fur is violently ripped form the rabbits' skin, while the animals scream in pain.

First Ag-Gag Case Dropped; Another Filed in State Without Ag-Gag Law
In February of 2013, Amy Meyer was on a public street in Draper City, Utah when she aimed her smartphone at the Dale Smith Meatpacking Company and shot a video of an incapacitated cow being pushed by a bulldozer.

Lab-Grown Meat Not Cruelty-Free
Lab-grown meat continues to exploit animals, and is environmentally wasteful. Even the inventor admits that vegetarianism is better than eating lab-grown meat.

Court Allows Horse Slaughter
A federal appeals court has lifted a temporary ban on horse slaughter, opening the door for legal horse slaughter for human consumption in the US.

King amendment would prohibit states from regulating agriculture.
The King Amendment to the Farm Bill would prohibit states from regulating agriculture, rolling back hard-won advances in state animal protection laws.

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
In March of 2013, a federal court dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, based on a lack of standing.

Lawsuit Filed to Challenge Ag-Gag
In the summer of 2013, several activist groups and individual plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in Utah, challenging the constitutionality of the state's ag-gag law, which make it a crime to record undercover video of illegal activity on farms.

Blackfish Exposes SeaWorld - Public and Celebs Outraged
Few documentaries about animal cruelty reach a mass audience, but that's what happened when Blackfish was shown on CNN several times in October of 2013.

The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin.
The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin. Page 3.

The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin.
The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin. Page 11.

The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin.
The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin. Page 10.

The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin.
The Sea Shepherd ship, the Steve Irwin, visited New York City, April 26-30, 2010 and offered free public tours. Photo by Doris Lin. Page 14.

Veggie Pride Parade 2010, May 16, 2010, New York City
Veggie Pride Parade 2010, May 16, 2010, New York City. Page 3.

Veggie Pride Parade 2010, May 16, 2010, New York City
Veggie Pride Parade 2010, May 16, 2010, New York City. Page 9.

Veggie Pride Parade 2010, May 16, 2010, New York City
Veggie Pride Parade 2010, May 16, 2010, New York City. Page 8.

Veggie Pride Parade 2010, May 16, 2010, New York City
Veggie Pride Parade 2010, May 16, 2010, New York City. Page 13.

Veggie Pride Parade 2010, May 16, 2010, New York City
Veggie Pride Parade 2010, May 16, 2010, New York City. Page 12.

Top 11 Animal Rights Issues
The top 11 animals rights issues, including human overpopulation, veganism, factory farming, animal experimentation, pets, and hunting.

Veggie Pride Parade 2010, May 16, 2010, New York City
Veggie Pride Parade 2010, May 16, 2010, New York City. Page 4.

Veggie Pride Parade 2010, May 16, 2010, New York City
Veggie Pride Parade 2010, May 16, 2010, New York City. Page 10.

Wolf Protection - 2009 Wolf Protection
* This image is available for subscription download. Title: Wolf Standing in the Snow and Looking Sideways Image #: dv842173 License type: Royalty-free Photographer: Tom Brakefield Collection: Digital Vision Credit: Tom Brakefield. Page 3.

Ringling Bros. Elephant Abuse Trial - 2009 Ringling Bros. Elephant Abuse Trial
WASHINGTON - MARCH 21: Elephants from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus stand together as they walk past the U.S. Capitol building to the MCI center March 21, 2005 in Washington, DC. The circus is scheduled to run at the MCI Center from March 24 - March 28. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Obama Gets Dog from Breeder - Bo, a Portuguese water dog
WASHINGTON - APRIL 14: U.S. President Barack Obama runs with his family's new dog, a Portuguese water dog named Bo, on the South Lawn of the White House April 14, 2009 in Washington, DC. The six-month-old puppy is a gift from Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) who owns several Portuguese water dogs himself. This breed of dog is considered a good pet for children who have allergies, as Malia does. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). Page 4.

Hens in battery cages
Hens in battery cages. Animal Rights. Page 4.

Dogfight victim
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 24: A bloody Afghan dog is bleeding with many wounds after he lost a dog fight November 24, 2006 in Kabul, Afghanistan. While the Afghan government is trying to ban the violent use of dogs for fighting, the unofficial sport remains a regular weekly event. Afghan dog fighting is popular among Afghan men who gamble on the dogs making upwards of 15,000 Afghanie (300 USD). (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images). Page 3.

fox fur farm
fox fur farm. Animal Rights. Page 6.

BP Deep Horzions Oil Spill - Oiled bird
EAST GRAND TERRE ISLAND, LA - JUNE 04: A laughing gull coated in heavy oil wallows in the surf June 4, 2010 on East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident is coming ashore in large volumes across southern Louisiana coastal areas. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Puppy Mill
Minjae Ormes work with National Geographic Channel to promote programs online. I work with online editors and bloggers to identify programs that are appropriate and interesting to the respective sites, and provide program information such as press releases, photos, and embeddable videos.minjae@minjaeormes.comDOG WHISPERER: INSIDE PUPPY MILLS Friday, May 8 at 9PM ET/PThttp://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/dog-whisperer/3736/Overview Cesar joins undercover mission with LCA. Page 9.

Scales of Justice
Scales of Justice, Visions of America, Joe Sohm. Page 10.

Veggie Pride Parade 2009 - Peter Anderson
Veggie Pride Parade 2009 - Peter Anderson. Page 34.

Veggie Pride Parade - Ask Me Why
Veggie Pride Parade - Ask Me Why. Page 33.

Veggie Pride Parade 2009 - Crowd Shot
Veggie Pride Parade 2009 - Crowd Shot, Photo by Claudia Rose Emerson

Veggie Pride Parade - Catskill Animal Sanctuary Booth
Veggie Pride Parade - Catskill Animal Sanctuary Booth. Page 29.

Veggie Pride Parade - Chris P. Carrot and Penelo P. Pod
Veggie Pride Parade - Chris P. Carrot and Penelo P. Pod. Page 28.

Veggie Pride Parade - Costume Contest
Veggie Pride Parade - Costume Contest. Page 27.

Veggie Pride Parade - Crowd
Veggie Pride Parade - Crowd. Animal Rights. Page 26.

Veggie Pride Parade 2009 - Green Giant
Veggie Pride Parade 2009 - Green Giant. Page 23.

Veggie Pride Parade 2009 - Cheryl Hill
Veggie Pride Parade 2009 - Cheryl Hill. Page 22.

Veggie Pride Parade 2009 - Maynard Clark
Veggie Pride Parade 2009 - Maynard Clark. Page 21.

Veggie Pride Parade 2009 - Meat the Truth
Veggie Pride Parade 2009 - Meat the Truth. Page 18.

Veggie Pride Parade 2009 - Peaceful Parenting
Veggie Pride Parade 2009 - Peaceful Parenting. Page 14.

Veggie Pride Parade - Swine Flu
Veggie Pride Parade - Swine Flu. Animal Rights. Page 8.

Veggie Pride Parade - UPC Banner Respect
Veggie Pride Parade - UPC Banner Respect. Page 7.

Veggie Pride Parade - UPC Banner Wings
Veggie Pride Parade - UPC Banner Wings. Page 5.

Veggie Pride Parade - Veg Out
Veggie Pride Parade - Veg Out. Animal Rights. Page 4.

Veggie Pride Parade - The V-Spot
Veggie Pride Parade - The V-Spot. Page 3.

Amie Hamlin of the NY Coalition for Healthy School Food
Amie Hamlin of the NY Coalition for Healthy School Food at the American Vegan Society Garden Party, May 29, 2011. http://www.healthylunches.org/. Page 6.

Jay Mankita, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, performs at the American Vegan Society Garden Party. May 29, 2011
Jay Mankita, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, performs at the American Vegan Society Garden Party, including songs from his Eat Like A Rainbow CD. www.jaymankita.com May 29, 2011. Page 7.

American Vegan Society Sign
American Vegan Society Sign. Animal Rights. Page 2.

USDA Announced Proposed Plan to End Soring
Soring is the intentional infliction of injury on Tennessee Walker Horses so they will have the distinctive, high-stepping gait. The USDA is reacting to public outcry.

Animals in Entertainment
This page will explore the ethical issues behind using animals in entertainment, including circuses, zoos, rodeos, racing, cockfighting, and dog fighting. Issues will include confinement of wild animals in captivity, and the ethics of training and forcing animals to perform and fight.

Working Animals, Including Carriage Horses
In our increasingly modernized and mechanized society, one might believe that issues surrounding working animals are no longer relevant. Yet battles still rage regarding carriage horses and the conditions under which they are forced to work. This page will explore some of the ethical issues surrounding working animals and the conditions they are forced to endure.

Circus Comes To Town, Elephants and All
A new circus troupe ignores current and popular trends by keeping elephants in their acts. South Florida activists hold protest.

Circus Comes To Town, Elephants and All
A new circus troupe ignores current and popular trends by keeping elephants in their acts. South Florida activists hold protest.

Proposed Act Would Give Federal Agents Power
A new law would give federal agents the authority to investigate crimes against small animals victimized in crush videos used for sexual arousal.

Interview Tips - Tips to Prepare for an Interview
When the media shows up to your event or invites you to the studio for an interview, be prepared.

What's Wrong With Dog Shows?
What are the arguments against dog shows, and how can both breeders and animal rights activists both say they are concerned about the welfare of the dogs?

Anthropomorphism and Animal Rights
What is anthropomorphism? What's wrong with anthropomorphism? Why are animal rights activists often accused to engaging in anthropomorphism?

PAWS Act No Different Than No Pet Left Behind Law
Victims of domestic violence should not have to choose between their own safety and that of their beloved companion animal. The PAWS act would ensure they don't have to.

Humane Slaughter Act - What is the Humane Slaughter Act
The Humane Slaughter Act is one of the few protections offered to farmed animals in the United States. The law is problematic from an animal welfare point of view, and oxymoronic from an animal rights viewpoint.

Humane Meat
What is the difference between factory farmed meat and humane meat? Is humane meat really humane?

Why Cage-Free Eggs are Not Cruelty-Free
Horrible images of hens in battery cages sometimes inspire people to buy “cage free” cartons of eggs. But cage free does not mean cruelty-free.

They Don't Kill The Sheep; So Whats Wrong with Wool?
Aside from the animal rights arguments against using and exploiting animals, there are specific reasons why wool is a product of cruelty.

The Main Arguments For and Against Hunting
The arguments for and against hunting are both practical and ethical. This page explains the arguments about wildlife management, ethics, recreation, and human/deer conflicts.

Florida Black Bear Hunt Halted, NRA Not Happy
Florida Black Bear hunt halted for the time being. Protesters and animal rights groups have successfully stopped the bear hunt for 2016. The fight will resume in 2017.

Unlocking the Cage, A Documentary About Primate Rights
Unlocking the Cage is a documentary about the argument over the legal rights of non-human primates. It follows the 30-year career of Attorney Steven Wise.

Animal Rights and Vivisection, Animal Experimentation and Animal Testing
Vivisection is literally the cutting of a living being. This page will explore the ethics behind student dissection, animal experimentation for medical research as well as animal testing for cosmetics and household products.

No Such Thing as a Vegan - Hidden Animal Products
Do vegans kill animals? Is it true that there is no such thing as a vegan? Is it possible to live completely free of animal products? What are some hidden animal products?

is hunting the solution to factory farming
Factory farming is an environmental nightmare and the intense confinement is horribly cruel. Could hunting be the answer?

The Solution to Factory Farming
The cruelty of factory farming is well-documented, but what is the solution? Why can't we continue eating meat and other animal products and just treat the animals humanely?

Animal Rights Quote
It's one of the most famous quotes in the animal rights movement, and it's attributed to Alice Walker, author of

How to get free cat and dog food
Are you having trouble affording dog food and cat food? There are resources to help you get free dog food and cat food.

Genetically Engineered Salmon - GMO Salmon
What is genetically engineered or GMO salmon, and what's wrong with it?

How to Protest Legally
Help! I'm attending my first protest. How can I protest legally? Learn what to expect at a protest, as well as how to protest legally.

What's Wrong With Fish Farms? - Animal Rights
While some believe that fish farming is the solution to overfishing, they do not take into account the environmental destruction and the inherent inefficiency of animal agriculture.

Free to a Good Home - Why You Should Not Give Pets Away
Giving animals away free to a good home can lead to your pets being abused, tortured, killed and/or used for experiments.

Has American Become Savvy about Dairy?
Ben & Jerry's and Bailey's launch a new product line that vegans can celebrate. The demand for non-dairy products has grown in the past few years.

Environment and Animal Rights - Contrast and Compare
Animal rights groups and environmental groups often work together, but do not always have the same goals and sometimes find themselves on opposite sides of an issue.

Why It Is Wrong to Experiment and Test on Animals
Vivisection FAQ: Why do animal rights activists oppose animal experimentation? Isn’t there a law to protect animals in laboratories? Doesn’t the end justify the means?

Definition of LD50 or Lethal Dose 50 Test
Definition of the controversial LD50 test, or Lethal Dose 50 test, an issue in animal rights and vivisection.

What Is the Difference Between a Vegan and a Vegetarian?
A vegan is a kind of vegetarian, but not all vegetarians are vegans. Vegans do not eat milk, eggs or honey, but veganism goes beyond diet.

What's Wrong With Eggs - Animal Rights and Animal Cruelty
What's wrong with eating eggs? Eating eggs is bad for animals, the environment and human health.

What Are Cruelty-Free Products? (Overview)
What are cruelty-free products and where can I buy cruelty-free products? The answers are not always clear, and cruelty-free products are not always vegan.

Is Horseback Riding an Issue of Concern? Maybe not.
Not sure if horseback riding is ethical? If the horses are treated well, and the rider is mindful of the animal, it can be as benevolent as walking a dog for exercise. Just as with zoos and sanctuaries, some riding stables are better than others.

A List of Arguments for and Against Zoos
Zoos, if done right, could be a good thing for the animals and the public. But many of the so-called zoos get it wrong, and roadside zoos are a perfect example of that. But are all zoos alike?

What Is Poaching - Definition
Whether an activity constitutes. Animal Rights.

Factory Farming: What Is a Veal Crate?
What is a veal crate, and why is it controversial?

Why Can't You Be For Animal Rights and Still Eat Meat?
How is being vegan an animal rights issue? Why is a vegetarian diet not enough to make a difference int he lives of animals.

Going Vegan?
Being vegan, veganism, vegetarianism, plant-based diet, animal lovers, animal activists, animal rights

How Many Animals Are Killed Each Year?
Animal Rights Numbers - How many animals are killed each year for food, vivisection, fur, and hunting?

McDonald's French Fries Not Veg-Friendly
McDonalds french fries may be veg-friendly in India, but not so in the United States and they have no plans to change that. American vegetarians are cautioned to avoid them.

Battery Cages Are Hell On Earth For Chickens
Factory farms using battery cages for egg-laying hens may be looking at changing the way they do business. Their practices are inhumane and tortuous.

What Is a Battery Cage?
Battery cages are used in factory farming for egg-laying hens. How big is a battery cage, and why do animal advocates object to battery cages?

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Is Your Donation to that Non-Profit Really Tax Deductible?
Animal rights and animal welfare organizations are more alike than they are different but that doesn't stop the infighting among animal advocacy groups.

The birth of a movement
The beginnings of the animal rights movement were violent and dramatic. What does a prominant 1800s socialite, a little waif and horses have to do with it?

Making Changes in Your Own Life to Help Animals
For many activists, making changes in your own life is the first step toward helping animals. Each time we buy or boycott a product, we are voting with our wallets. When you choose a cruelty-free product over one that was tested on animals, you're voting to support for animal rights. By making these changes, you will no longer support animal cruelty and you become part of the solution.

Guest authors in Animal Rights
Biographical information on guest authors who contribute content to the Animal Rights site on About.com.

Proposition 2 california farm animal rights
News and analyses on California's Proposition 2, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, from an animal advocacy view. Prop. 2 will be on the November 4, 2008 ballot in California. Below are links to the full text of Prop. 2, the coalition behind Prop. 2, and two different analyses of Prop. 2 by two respected names in the animal rights movement.

Circus Elephant Abuse - How Elephants in Circuses are Abused
Elephants in circuses experience abuse and cruelty at the hands of their trainers. Elephant cruelty and abuse in the circus includes beatings, confinement and electrical shocks.

Vegan and Vegetarian Diets - What are Different Types of Vegan and Vegetarian Diets
List of vegan and vegetarian diets and descriptions of different types of vegan and vegetarian diets.

Working With the Media
The media are an invaluable tool for delivering your message to the public. This page will teach you how to work with the media, including preparing for interviews and sending press releases, public service announcements and community calendar submissions.

Factory Farming
Learn more factory farming - why it's done, how it's cruel to the animals, and what the alternatives are.

Veganism
Learn more about veganism and vegan diets.

Animals Used in Clothing - Fur, Leather, Silk, Wool
Fur, wool, silk and leather are some of the ways animals are used to make clothing. Many have encountered fur protests and have seen the video footage of baby seals being clubbed to death for their fur. Probably less familiar are the issues surrounding wool, silk and leather. We’ll explore the issues surrounding each of these, and also discuss the vegan alternatives.

Companies and Their Animal-Related Activities. Who is Naughty, and Who is Nice?
This page will explore various notable companies -- both naughty and nice -- in the field of animals rights. Which fast food chain is known for buying factory-farmed chickens? Which companies test on animals, and which have stopped? Which companies provide cruelty-free vegan products? And which high fashion designer refuses to use fur or leather?

Famous Animal Rights Myths and Facts
A number of myths stand in the way of the public’s understanding of animal rights. Below are a dozen of the most popular animal rights myths, along with some facts about animal rights.

Do Vegans Think They Are Better Than Everyone Else - Do Vegans Think They Are Superior
Do vegans think they're better than everyone else? Do vegans think they're superior?

How to Help Animals – Six Easy Ways You Can Help Animals in Your Life
For many activists, making changes in your own life is the first step toward helping animals. Each time we buy or boycott a product, we are voting with our wallets. By making these changes, you become part of the solution.

What is Speciesism? - Definition
What is speciesism, and why is it important?

What is Jacklighting? - Definition
What is jacklighting, and why is it illegal in some areas?

What is Cultural Carrying Capacity?
What is cultural carrying capacity, and how does it differ from biological carrying capacity?

What is Vivisection? - Definition
What is vivisection, and why are animal rights activists opposed to it?

What is Biological Carrying Capacity?
What is biological carrying capacity, and how is it different from cultural carrying capacity?

What is Wrong with Eating Chicken?
Chicken consumption in the United States has been on the rise since the 1940s, but concerns about animal rights, factory farming, sustainability, and human health are causing some people to swear off chicken meat and go vegetarian and vegan.

Was Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell's Wedding Vegan?
Longtime vegetarian Paul McCartney wed American businesswoman Nancy Shevell on October 9, 2011, and vegetarians and vegans want to know: Was the wedding vegetarian? Vegan?

What is Civil Disobedience?
What is civil disobedience, and how and why is it used?

What are Animal Welfarism and Welfarists?
What are welfarism and welfarists when it comes to animals, and what's wrong with welfarism?

What is a Pollo-Vegetarian Diet?
What is a pollo-vegetarian diet, and how is it different from a vegetarian diet?

Paul McCartney: Animal Rights Supporter and Vegetarian
Paul McCartney is a long-time vegetarian and animal rights supporter.

Genetically Modified Organisms - Arguments Against GMOs
Do the risks of GMOs outweigh the benefits? What animal rights issues come up regarding GMOs? Are GMOs tested on animals? Page 2.

GMOs From an Animal Rights and Vegan Perspective
Arguments for GMOs seem compelling - crops that grow faster, with less fertilizer, less pesticides, and more nutrients. But in our rush for solutions, are we overlooking the risks?

Sex and Sexism in the Animal Rights Movement
Sexual campaigns and misogynistic language do little, if anything, to help the animal rights movement, but cause a great deal of harm to the movement itself as well as society as a whole. Attacks on someone’s gender, race, religion, class, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation are never justified.

Sexist Language in the Animal Rights Movement
Sexual campaigns and misogynistic language do little, if anything, to help the animal rights movement, but cause a great deal of harm to the movement itself as well as society as a whole. Attacks on someone’s gender, race, religion, class, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation are never justified. Page 2.

The Obama Administration's Animal Protection Record
Where does U.S. President Barack Obama stand on animal rights issues, and what is his administration's animal rights record? This site will be updated continuously throughout Obama's administration.

President Obama's Record on Animal Rights Issues
Where does President Barack Obama stand on animal rights issues, and what is his administration's animal rights record? This site will be updated continuously throughout Obama's administration. This page covers 2010-2011. Page 2.

Study Shows Elephants in Zoos Live Shorter Lives
A study published in Science magazine in December, 2008, finds that zoo captivity shortens elephants' lives. An international team of researchers examined data from over 4,500 elephants, and found that elephants in zoos live much shorter lives compared to those in Kenya's Amboseli National Park and even compared to elephants working in a logging camp in Myanmar.

What Are Feedlot, Organic and Grass-Fed Beef?
What are the Differences Between Grass Fed Beef, Organic Beef and Feedlot Beef? How do they compare environmentally?

Why Laboratory-Grown Meat is Not Vegan
Laboratory-grown meat would still contain animal products, would still be a waste of resources, and would still require animal use and suffering.

What’s Wrong with Livestock Grazing on Public Lands?
The Bureau of Land Management manages 256 million acres of public lands in the United States, and allows livestock grazing on 160 million acres of that land. Environmental, taxpayer and wildlife advocates object to the grazing of livestock on public lands for different reasons.

What is Grassroots Lobbying?
Grassroots Lobbying 101 - This page will explain what grassroots lobbying is, why you should do it, and how to do it.

Do Hunters Pay for Wildlife Conservation?
Hunters in the United States claim that they pay for wildlife conservation, but the truth is that they pay for a very, very small portion of wildlife conservation in the United States.

What is Deer "Overabundance"?
Instead of using scientific terms, wildlife management agencies will use the word “overabundant” to describe the deer population. “Overabundant” is not a scientific word and has no scientific definition. It has nothing to do with overpopulation or biological carrying capacity.

Scientific Arguments Against Hunting
Learn how and why state wildlife management agencies increase the deer population for hunters. Also learn about overpopulation, biological carrying capacity, overabundant deer, browse lines, forest succession, starving deer, and evolution.

Is Sugar Vegan? What is Bone Char?
Is sugar vegan? What is bone char? What about organic sugar?

Forced Molting - Animal Rights & Human Health Concerns
Forced molting is a cruel practice used by factory farms to increase profits from egg-laying hens.

Issues With Police Dogs and Search and Rescue Dogs
Police dogs and search and rescue dogs are not often discussed as an animal rights issue, since there are so many other issues that affect and harm more animals. When discussions of police dogs, search and rescue dogs and animal welfare come up, the issue is usually about protecting the dogs while they are working in dangerous situations, and not about whether dogs should be used in this way.

How Many People Are Killed or Injured in Hunting Accidents
Ever wonder how many people are killed or injured in hunting accidents? According to the International Hunter Education Association, approximately 1,000 people in the US and Canada are accidentally shot by hunters every year

Dolphin Safe Tuna
Do some cans of tuna contain dolphin meat? How are dolphins harmed in tuna fishing? What is dolphin-safe tuna? Should I buy dolphin-safe tuna?

Effects of and Solutions for Human Overpopulation
Human overpopulation is an animal rights issue as well as an environmental issue and a human rights issue. Human activities take habitat away from wild animals as well as kill animals directly.

Human Overpopulation and the Threat to Animals
Human overpopulation is an animal rights issue as well as an environmental issue and a human rights issue. Human activities take habitat away from wild animals as well as kill animals directly. Page 2.

Sticky Fingers, cinnamon roll, vegan bakery, Seoul, South Korea
Sticky Fingers, cinnamon roll, vegan bakery, Seoul, South Korea http://stickyfingers.co.kr/. Page 2.

Loving Hut, vegan restaurant, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Loving Hut, vegan restaurant, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea http://go5.co.kr/. Page 7.

Loving Hut, vegan restaurant, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Loving Hut, vegan restaurant, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea http://go5.co.kr/. Page 6.

Loving Hut, vegan restaurant in Sinchon, Seoul, South Korea http://go5.co.kr/
Loving Hut, vegan restaurant in Sinchon, Seoul, South Korea http://go5.co.kr/. Page 9.

Oh Se Gae Hyang, vegan restaurant, Seoul, South Korea
Oh Se Gae Hyang, vegan restaurant, Seoul, South Korea http://www.go5.co.kr. Page 5.

Loving Hut, tofu, vegan restaurant, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Loving Hut, vegan restaurant, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea http://go5.co.kr/. Page 8.

Loving Hut, vegan restaurant in Achasan, Seoul, South Korea http://go5.co.kr/
Loving Hut, vegan restaurant in Achasan, Seoul, South Korea http://go5.co.kr/. Page 10.

Chocolate Snickerdoodle from AliensDayOut.com, vegan bakery in Seoul, South Korea
Chocolate Snickerdoodle from AliensDayOut.com, vegan bakery in Seoul, South Korea. Page 11.

Sanchon, vegan restaurant, Seoul, South Korea
Sanchon, vegan restaurant, Seoul, South Korea http://sanchon.com/index.php. Page 4.

Sanchon, vegan restaurant, Seoul, South Korea
Sanchon, vegan restaurant, Seoul, South Korea http://sanchon.com/index.php. Page 3.

Is Stem Cell Research the End of Animal Vivisection?
Could stem cell research end animal experimentation some day? An analysis of whether stem cell research might end vivisection in the future, and how this impacts the animal rights and animal welfare positions.

Should Zoos Keep Endangered Species?
Zoos are widely regarded as guardians of endangered species, so why do animal rights activists claim the zoos are abusive and cruel?

Hunting and the Environment - Are Hunters Environmentalists
Hunters often tout their role in conserving the environment, but are they really environmentalists?

Vegan Resources in Seoul - Vegan Restaurants, Bakeries in Seoul, South Korea
Vegan restaurants and bakeries in Seoul, South Korea. All info up to date as of summer of 2011.

Avon Mary Kay and Estee Lauder Resume Animal Testing
After years of being cruelty-free, Avon, Mary Kay and Estee Lauder began animal testing again in 2012 in order to sell their products in China, which requires animal testing.

Vegan Earth Day - Why Go Vegan for Earth Day
Earth Day is the perfect time to consider vegansim. Going vegan uses fewer resources, reduces pollution, and is kind to animals.

Dennis Kucinich's Speech at Animal Rights National Conference - Transcript of Kucinich Speech, Animal Rights National Conference 2010
Complete word-for-word transcript of U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich's Speech at the 2010 Animal Rights National Conference

Dennis Kucinich's Speech at Animal Rights National Conference - Transcript of Kucinich Speech, Animal Rights National Conference 2010
Complete word-for-word transcript of U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich's Speech at Animal Rights National Conference. Page 2.

How to Tell Fake Fur From Real Fur
Is it fake fur or real fur? Labels are not always correct, and you can't always tell by looking and touching, but there is one fool-proof test.

What's Wrong with Veal? What is Humane Veal?
With the extreme confinement and cruelty, veal has become the symbol for what is wrong with factory farming.

Breed Specific Legislation - What is Breed Specific Legislation?
What is Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) and what's wrong with it?

Spay and Neuter – If We Spay and Neuter Won’t Cats and Dog Go Extinct?
Cats and dogs will not become extinct because of spay/neuter campaigns, and here's why.

Why Adopt Cats, Dogs and Other Pets from Shelters
How many cats and dogs are killed in shelters each year? How adoption rescues animals, including cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, lizards, birds and other pets.

Pet Theft - What is Pet Theft and Why Does it Happen
Organized pet thieves are stealing dogs and cats - any dogs and cats they can get their hands on - for profit and for cruel purposes.

Arguments for and Against Keeping Pets
Do Animal Rights Activists Want to Take My Pets Away? Because of pet overpopulation, just about all animal activists would probably agree that we should spay and neuter our cats and dogs. But there would be some disagreement if you were to ask whether we should keep and breed cats and dogs if all the shelters were empty and there were good, loving homes available.

Live Easter Bunny –Should You Buy a Live Easter Bunny
Your child may want a live Easter bunny, but are you and your child prepared to care for a live Easter bunny for the next ten years? Includes interview with Susan Mangold, of the House Rabbit Society’s “Make Mine Chocolate!” campaign.

Why Vegans Don't Wear Silk
Some people are surprised that vegans don't wear silk. Find out what silk is, how silk is made, and why vegans don't wear silk.

Pigs Pork and Animal Rights - What is Wrong with Eating Pork
The reasons for not eating pork include animal rights, animal welfare, the environment and human health.

Why Cow’s Milk is a Human Health Risk
Cow's milk is not necessary for human health and numerous studies link dairy consumption with various health risks.

Facts About Milk and What’s Wrong With Milk
Objections to milk include animal rights concerns, environmental issues and human health risks.

Arguments for and Against “Humane Meat”
Most people would probably agree that factory farms are cruel, but is certified humane meat the answer? Animal activists argue both sides.

Arguments for and Against Horse Slaughter
While animal advocates argue against horse slaughter, some horse breeders and owners say that horse slaughter is a necessary evil. Issues include overbreeding, horse racing, and financial factors.

The Copenhagen Zoo killed Marius the giraffe and four lions.
The Copenhagen Zoo became the center of worldwide controversy when they killed Marius the giraffe in February of 2014, but zoos regularly kill animals after overbreeding.

Animal Cruelty and Circuses
How are Circuses Cruel to the Animals? What is the Solution?

US Circus Animal Ban - Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act Would Ban Animals in Traveling Circuses
If passed, the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA) would ban traveling circuses from using exotic animals like elephants and tigers.

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and Animal Cruelty
Background and history of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race; Cruelty to the dogs and other animals, including culling, beating, whipping and deaths, from an animal rights perspective.

Iditarod and Dog Cruelty - Dog Cruelty and Deaths in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
Background and history of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race; Cruelty to the dogs and other animals, including culling, beating, whipping and deaths, from an animal rights perspective. Page 2.

Horse Racing and Animal Rights
What kinds of cruelty or abuse are involved in horse racing, and what is the animal rights position on horse racing? What are the animal welfare concerns about horse racing?

Why Animal Rights Activists Oppose Aquariums
Why do animal rights activists oppose aquariums? Do fish have rights? What are the concerns about keeping marine mammals in captivity?

Vegan Cruelty-Free Gift Guide, Gift Guide for Vegans and Animal Rights Activists
Vegan Cruelty-Free Gift Guide, Gift Guide for Vegans and Animal Rights Activists

Sentience - What is Sentience
What is sentience, and what does it have to do with animal rights?

What is Shellac and How is it Not Vegan
Shellac is used in foods as well as paint, nail polish and other applications. Shellac is not vegan.

What Rights Should Animals Have, and Why?
Giving animals rights may seem like a strange idea, and may even seem offensive or ridiculous. Why do animal rights activists want animals to have rights?

Historical Timeline of the Animal Rights Movement
Timeline of the modern Animal Rights Movement, including major milestones, setbacks and accomplishments.

Animal Rights Versus Animal Welfare
Although animal rights and animal welfare frequently fall on the same side of an issue, there is a fundamental difference between the two ideologies: the right of humans to use animals.

What to Do About a Dog in a Hot Car
What should I do if I find a dog in a hot car? What are the possible legal consequences of breaking in to rescue a dog in a hot car?

What Are Ag-Gag Laws and Why Are They Dangerous?
In 2011, bills to prohibit undercover videos of farms were introduced in several state legislatures including Florida, Iowa, Minnesota and New York.

First Ag-gag Laws - The First Three Ag-Gag Laws
Ag-gag laws are in the news in 2012, and many consider Iowa to have the nation's first ag-gag law, but the first ag-gag laws were passed over twenty years ago.

Dawn Kills Animals
Doris Lin 2009, licensed to About.com, Inc. Proctor and Gamble tests on animals, they don't want to stop, but they want the public to think they are

Japan Iceland Norway Commercial Whaling – How Can Japan, Iceland and Norway Conduct Commercial Whaling
With an international moratorium on whaling in place, how can Japan, Iceland and Norway still hunt whales? What are the exceptions to the moratorium, and how many whales are killed by Japan, Iceland and Norway every year?

Japan, Iceland, Norway and Commercial Whaling
With an international moratorium on whaling in place, how can Japan, Iceland and Norway still hunt whales? What are the exceptions to the moratorium, and how many whales are killed by Japan, Iceland and Norway every year? Page 2.

No Animals Were Harmed - What Does No Animals Were Harmed Mean
What does the sentence

What Does "No Animals Were Harmed" Mean?
What does the sentence

What to do if a veterinarian has injured or killed your pet
You have two main options for what you can do about veterinary malpractice, and you can pursue one or both options. Whatever you decide to do, you should act quickly before potential evidence is lost or destroyed and before the statute of limitations runs.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Vivisection - Animal Experimentation and Testing Blogs 2008 - 2014
Animal Testing and Animal Experimentation Blogs 2008 - 2014

Circus Elephant Training Abuse by Trainers
Elephants in circuses sometimes experience abuse at the hands of their trainers, including beatings, confinement and electrical shocks. Part 2 of a 4-part series. Bullhooks, rampages, and unnatural behaviors.

Are Animal Fostering & Rescue Expenses Tax-Deductible?
Are animal fostering and rescue expenses tax-deductible? After a June, 2011 U.S. Tax Court decision, it depends on several factors.

Summary of the Animal Welfare Act
Summary of the Animal Welfare Act - Which facilities are covered? Which animals are covered? Which animals are exlcuded? How does the AWA protect animals? What are the AWA regulations? What are the criticisms of the AWA?

What Do Vegans Eat and What Is Veganism?
What is veganism? Veganism is not a fad diet, but in fact, a philosophy and a way of living that encompasses more than what is on your plate.

Factory Farmed Animals and Antibiotics, Hormones, rBGH
Factory farms cannot afford to care about animals collectively or individually. The animals are merely a product, and antibiotics and growth hormones such as rBGH are employed to make the operation more profitable.

Animal Cruelty - Definition and Laws
The term animal cruelty gets thrown around a lot, but an animal activist's definition of animal cruelty may be very different from that of a hunter, a vivisector or a farmer.

McDonald's French Fries Still Not Vegetarian
I'm not sure how many vegans or vegetarians eat at McDonald's, but I do still meet some who think that the result of the McDonald's french fry lawsuit was that McDonald's changed to a vegetarian recipe. McDonald's did end up paying $10 million as a result of that litigation, but they did not change their recipe.

What Do Activists Mean by "Animal Rights"?
What are animal rights? Do animal rights activists want animals to have the same rights as people?

Chris Rock Loses Movie Role Over Michael Vick Comment
Chris Rock's comments supporting Michael Vick seem to have cost him a plum movie role. According to Badrap Blog, via Contactmusic.com, Rock made comments

Bob Veal and Slink Veal
The woman nearly threw up when she learned what she had just eaten.

What Does "Non-Dairy" Mean?
So what does the term

Minimizing Human and Black Bear Conflicts
Black bears are timid creatures, but they get in trouble when they go through garbage cans, or break into cars, garages, sheds and enclosed porches. By following a few common sense guidelines, we can minimize conflicts with black bears and learn to live in harmony with these magnificent creatures.

McDonald's Animal Rights History
McDonald’s is the world’s largest user of beef, and of all companies, probably has the most colorful animal rights history. From the longest trial in British history, to the non-vegetarian french fry scandal, to their support of factory farming practices, McDonald’s seems unable to keep themselves out of the campaigns of animal activists.

Canada Geese - How to Live With or Get Rid of Canada Geese
Whether you want Canada geese to leave or you want to find a way to live with them, there are humane, nonlethal solutions. Page 2.

Canada Geese (How to Live With or Get Rid Of)
Whether you want Canada geese to leave or you want to find a way to live with them, there are humane, nonlethal solutions.

What Is a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO)?
What is a CAFO? The US Environmental Protection Agency has a very specific definition.

Why Animals Shouldn't Be Treated as Property
On a philosophical level, abolishing the property status of all animals would be a great step forward in animal rights, because it would make it more difficult, if not impossible, for animal exploiters to continue using animals. On a more practical level, there are important legal reasons, right now, why pets should not be treated as property, so the debate over the property status of animals usually centers around pets

Pets as Property - Why Pets Should Not be Treated as Property Under the Law
Courts treating animals as property is one of the problems facing some people with pets. By treating animals as property, they have refused to enforce visitation agreements in divorce cases, or award more than fair market value for the death of a pet. Page 2.

Vegan Label Reading Tips - Quick Tips for Identifying Non-Vegan Foods
A quick way to identify non-vegan foods, without reading the entire list of ingredients!

Protein, Soy and Tofu Myths and Facts
Learn why vegans and vegetarians don't need to combine proteins, why you shouldn't ask vegans where they get their protein, and why it's good that tofu is bland.

What Can Vegans Eat
What can vegans eat? Vegans can eat anything, but choose not to eat certain things.

Seven Myths and Facts About Hunting
Sort out the hunting myths from the hunting facts. Learn the facts about hunting, wildlife mangement, and Lyme disease that hunters don't want you to know.

Vegan - What is a Vegan Diet
What is a vegan diet, and how is it different from a vegetarian diet?

Humane Meat - What is Humane Meat
What is humane meat, and how is it different from other meat?

What is the Definition of Animal Abuse?
What is animal abuse, and how does it differ from animal cruelty?

Factory-Farmed Fur and Cruelty to Animals
Fur and Animal Rights: Approximately 30 million animals are raised in cages and cruelly killed worldwide for fur every year. Minks are the animals most commonly raised on fur farms, but foxes, chinchillas, rabbits, dogs and other animals are also victims. Animals raised on fur farms live in intense confinement, and suffer psychologically. Methods of killing on fur farms include breaking the animal's neck, gassing, lethal injection, genital electrocution and anal electrocution.

What Is the Draize Test?
Definition of draize test. Animal Rights.

Factory Farming Reasons and Solutions
Why do we have factory farming when so many people believe in animal welfare and object to factory farming?

Mandatory Spay Neuter Laws - The Truth About Mandatory Spay Neuter Laws
Some people believe that mandatory spay/neuter laws mean that breeders will be outlawed, and no one will have pets any more. That is absolutely not the case.

What's Wrong With Grass-Fed Beef? - Animal Rights
Although the production of feedlot beef is widely recognized as environmentally irresponsible, few people realize how destructive grass-fed beef is.

Vegan FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions About Veganism
Vegan FAQ: How do you get your protein? Isn't it hard to be vegan? Haven't we evolved to be omnivores? Plus other common questions about veganism.

Giving Pets as Gifts - Think Twice Before Giving a Pet as a Gift
That adorable puppy rolling around under the Christmas tree could be next summer’s chained up dog in the back yard

How Can People Work for Animal Rights Instead of Human Rights - Human Rights and Animal Rights
This question is posed to animal rights activists at countless protests and outreach tables, but is based on a faulty assumption.

Bill Clinton is not vegan, but advocates a plant-based diet
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton has switched to a mostly plant-based diet, lost weight, and now advocates a diet free of meat, eggs and dairy for everyone. While Clinton is often described as

Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
On March 12, 2013, the U.S. District Court in the District of Massachusetts dismissed a lawsuit by five animal activists, which challenges the constitutionality of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.

What Will Happen to Animals if Everyone Goes Vegan?
If everyone goes vegan, what would happen to the animals? Won't we have to kill them anyway? Will some of them be pets?

"Earthlings" on DVD Documentary Review
Review of the documentary film 'Earthlings' on DVD. Two-thirds of the footage is undercover videos, taking the viewer to places where video cameras would probably never be allowed, including a circus elephant training facility, where an elephant trainer explains to a new employee how to dig the hook into an elephant’s flesh and twist it in order to teach the elephant to obey.

Zoos, Circuses, Aquariums, Rodeos and Animal Rights Blog Posts
Zoos, Circuses, Aquariums, Rodeos and Animal Rights Blog Posts 2008-2014. What's wrong with using animals in entertainment?

Animal Rights Question - If Lions can Eat Meat So Can I


India bans Jallikattu bull fights, races, exhibitions
On May 7, 2014, the Indian Supreme Court banned Jallikattu, an Indian form of bullfighting that violates the country's Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

Tattoos and Body Mod for the Animals
The 269 Life campaign is notable because animal rights activists get the number 269 tattooed or branded onto their skin as a show of solidarity.

Milk and Veal - If You've Got Milk, You've Got Veal
Few people understand how their purchase of milk is connected to the veal industry, when in fact, veal is a by-product of the dairy industry.

HSUS The Humane Society of the United States Profile
Profile, background and history of The Humane Society of the United States

Pesco-Vegetarian Diet - What is the Pesco-Vegetarian Diet
What is the pesco-vegetarian diet, and how is it different from a vegetarian diet?

Canned Hunting - What is Canned Hunting?
Even some hunters find canned hunting morally objectionable.

Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) – Profile of the Animal Rights Organization FARM
Profile, background and history of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM)

How to Write Effective Letters
Instructions for writing effective letters to the editor, letters to legislators for grassroots lobbying campaigns, and letters to companies as part of a boycott campaign.

Flystrike - What is Flystrike?
What is flystrike, and how can it be fatal to domestic animals?

Factory Farming FAQ - What is Wrong with Factory Farming
Factory farming is the modern practice of raising animals for food in extreme confinement, in order to maximize profits. In addition to intense confinement, abuses usually associated with factory farming include massive doses of hormones and antibiotics, battery cages, debeaking, tail docking, gestation crates, and veal crates.

Marius the Giraffe Killed at Copenhagen Zoo
On Sunday, February 9, 2014, the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark killed Marius, a healthy young giraffe, despite public outrage and the offers of other zoos to take him in.

Whether the fur is plucked or shorn, angora is the product of cruelty to rabbits.
Whether the fur is plucked or shorn, angora is the product of cruelty to rabbits.

Blackfish Movie - Review Public Celebrity Reaction and Aftermath
If I could summarize the film Blackfish in one sentence it would be this: The treatment of killer whales at SeaWorld is even worse than you imagined.

Ducks and Geese are live-plucked and slaughtered to make down coats and comforters.
Down coats and comforters have a very serious downside - animal cruelty.

Taiji Japan Dolphin Slaughter - 1,500 Dolphins slaughtered by fishermen each year
Approximately 1,500 dolphins are slaughtered in the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan. A small number are captured and sold to aquariums to suffer in captivity.

Rodeos and Animal Cruelty - animals are roped, wrestled, and sometimes injured and killed
Rodeos and Animal Cruelty: In rodeos, animals are brutalized, terrorized, roped, wrestled, and sometimes injured and killed. Events include calf roping, bronc riding, bull riding, and steer wrestling.

Bear Baiting is not just an unethical hunting practice but also a threat to the environment
Bear baiting is the controversial hunting practice where a hunter puts out food for the bears and then shoots one or more bears who come to the food. In addition to violating the principle of

What is Wrong with Meat
People are eating less meat, or going vegan and vegetarian, because of the many health, environmental and animal welfare concerns about meat.

Factory farmed animals wouldn't grow if they were treated badly, would they?
Factory farms can't be that bad if the animals are still eating and gaining weight, can they? Farmed animals are slaughtered before they can die of stress.

How are Deer Managed by State Wildlife Agencies - Hunting, Conservation, License Sales and Pittman-Robertson Funds
Learn about the financial incentives for state wildlife agencies to manage deer as a resource for hunters, as well as the strategies to increase the deer population on state wildlife management lands, including clear-cutting, farmer lease programs and plantings of deer-preferred vegetation. Includes quotes from state agencies of Arizona, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois.

Nondairy and Non-Dairy - What do the terms Nondairy or Non-Dairy Mean?
Foods labeled nondairy or non-dairy may contain dairy and may not be vegan.

Animal Rights Activists File Lawsuit Against AETA - Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act Challenged in Lawsuit
In December of 2011, five animal rights activists filed a lawsuit to try to invalidate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). Represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights, they argue that the law is unconstitutional because it violates their rights under the First Amendment and Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Hazzard County Squirrel Slam and Animal Rights
The Hazzard County Squirrel Slam sounds like something out of a Mark Twain novel or a Dukes of Hazzard episode, but it's taking place in the 21st century, in upstate New York, USA.

Vegan chocolate cupcake and chocolate icing recipe
Easy recipe for vegan chocolate cupcakes and chocolate icing

Recipe for Asian Cabbage Salad
You can customize this Asian cabbage salad recipe in a number of different ways, adding whatever vegetables you like. The dressing is adapted from

Materials for Cruelty-free, Humane Feather Hair Extensions
Materials for Cruelty-free, Humane Feather Hair Extensions

First Step to Make Cruelty-free Humane Feather Hair Extensions
First Step to Make Cruelty-free Humane Feather Hair Extensions - cut and shape the ribbon. Page 2.

Cruelty-free Humane Feather Hair Extensions - How to Make Humane, Cruelty-Free Feather Extensions for Hair
Step by step instructions to make DIY humane, cruelty-free feather extensions for hair. Includes close-up, color photos and photo of all supplies. Page 3.

Cruelty-free Humane Feather Hair Extensions - How to Make Humane, Cruelty-Free Feather Extensions for Hair
Step 3 to making Cruelty-free Humane Feather Hair Extensions. Page 4.

Cruelty-free Humane Feather Hair Extensions - How to Make Humane, Cruelty-Free Feather Extensions for Hair
Attach the cruelty-free humane feather hair extension to hair. Page 5.

Limit Laws - What are Limit Laws and Whats Wrong with Them


Effects of Toxic Lead Shot and Lead Fishing Sinkers on the Environment
What's wrong with hunting with lead shot and fishing with lead sinkers? How does lead poison our wildlife and our environment? How much lead is released into the environment each year by hunters and anglers? How is lead regulated in the United States?

Shark Finning FAQ - What is Shark Finning
Are bans against shark fin soup racist? What is shark finning? Why is it considered cruel? Is it illegal? How many sharks are killed this way?

Obama and Congress Legalize Horse Slaughter - Horse Slaughter Legalized in U.S.
In November of 2011, both houses of Congress and President Barack Obama passed an appropriations bill that had the effect of legalizing horse slaughter for human consumption.

28 Hour Law - Twenty-eight Hour Law for Transporting Livestock
Federal law dictates that livestock being transported but be given a five hour rest every 28 hours, when they can eat, drink and move around. But like the Humane Slaughter Act, the 28 Hour Law excludes chickens, which make up 90% of the land animals slaughtered for food in the United States

Neuroscientists Declare Animals Have Consciousness
On July 7, 2012, neuroscientists at the Francis Crick Memorial Conference on Consciousness in Human and non-Human Animals signed the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, which states that animals have consciousness and that humans are not unique in having consciousness.

Animal Rights and Pets - Why do Animal Rights Activists Have Pets
If animal rights activists oppose keeping pets, why do so many of them have pets?

Mulesing - What is Mulesing?
What is mulesing, and why do animal activists say that it's cruel?