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Gene Baur Book Tour
Gene Baur, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, is touring the country to promote his new book, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food (Buy

Unintentional Guilt-Tripping
We've probably all experienced it - you're at a party or a group event and the fact that you are vegan/vegetarian comes up. Some people act hostile and ask if

The Politics of Eating
In the animal rights movement, the impact of our diet choices is often discussed and well-recognized. You're not just eating a steak, you are contributing to

Animal Rights 2008 National Conference - Early Registration
Time is running out for the early registration deadline for the Animal Rights 2008 National Conference, which takes place in Virginia, August 14-18. Register by

I Shouldn't Be Surprised Any More
This morning, I read two things that stunned me: A company in Korea is cloning dogs commercially, and a surgical tools company is still using live animals to

A Christian Perspective on Dominion, Human Nature, and Animal Rights
Guest Author Mike Jaynes has written a thought-provoking and, ultimately, optimistic essay titled, Humanity's Enslavement of Nonhuman Animals: Human Nature not

Animal Rights: My First Time
How did you become interested in animal issues? Did you see an ad about cosmetics testing? Learn about dog and cat overpopulation? Or hear about a favorite

Go Stella!!!
Stella McCartney, the high-fashion fur-free designer, went absolutely ballistic and threatened to sue when one of her bras appeared in an advertisement for a

Cockfighting Illegal in Louisiana - It's About Time!
A rooster pecks at his deceased, defeated opponent in a cockfight.Al Bello / Getty Images On Friday, August 15, 2008, cockfighting will become illegal in

Blogging Live - Animal Rights National Conference
I will once again be blogging live from an animal conference - this time from AR 2008, the Animal Rights National Conference. The conference takes place August

Animal Rights National Conference - Saturday Banquet
Heather Mills at the Animal Rights National Conference.Photo by Doris Lin Celebrity Activist Heather Mills just donated $50,000 to animal rights! Mills was at

Animal Rights National Conference - Sunday Lunch
Animal Rights National Conference - Sunday Lunch

Fundraiser Showing of "Blinders" in NYC
Join Mary and Peter Max, Ally Sheedy and Kristen Johnson for a special screening of the film, Blinders to benefit the League of Humane Voters of New York City

More Animal Suffering at Dallas Zoo
Instead of sending Jenny the elephant to a sanctuary, the Dallas Zoo has decided to enlarge her enclosure and bring in another elephant. Whether this new

Analysis of California's Prop. 2 by Gary Francione
Analysis of California's Prop. 2 by Gary Francione

Save Polar Bears and Other Endangered Species
Save Polar Bears and Other Endangered Species

Miniature Cows: A New Way to Desensitize Children to Animal Killing
A disturbing trend has taken hold in England - to combat rising food prices, people are raising miniature cows in their back yards for meat and for milk. The

Evacuation of Hurricane Gustav Companion Animals
Evacuation of Hurricane Gustav Companion Animals

Factory Farming, Animal Rights and Veganism
Factory Farming, Animal Rights and Veganism

United Nations: Eat Less Meat
United Nations: Eat Less Meat

Sarah Palin's Speech Written by Animal Advocate Matthew Scully
Sarah Palin's Speech Written by Animal Advocate Matthew Scully

Two Upcoming Animal Conferences
Farm Sanctuary is holding their Farm Animal Care Conference September 20 & 21 in Watkins Glen, NY. This conference will provide hands-on instruction on how to

Obama's "Lipstick on a Pig" Comment
Obama's Lipstick on a Pig Comment

Sarah Palin Covered Up Polar Bear Info
Sarah Palin Covered Up Polar Bear Info

UK Vivisection Study: Fewer Animal Experiments
UK Vivisection Study: Fewer Animal Experiments

October 2: World Farm Animals Day
World Farm Animals Day is coming up on October 2, which is Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. It is a day of mourning and remembrance, for all of the animals who are

PETA's Graphic Undercover Video of Animal Cruelty at a Factory Farm
***Warning - graphic video*** PETA has just released an extremely graphic undercover video that documents horrific cruelty against pigs at a factory farm in

Giorgio Armani Starts Using Fur Again
Giorgio Armani Starts Using Fur Again

Factory Farm Cruelty is Systemic
Factory Farm Cruelty is Systemic

Hormel Tolerates Animal Cruelty
Animal advocates who email Hormel regarding PETA's undercover video are receiving a reply that states, the farm in the video is not a Hormel Foods' farm and

Iditarod TV Series Features Injuries, Illness, and Sarah Palin
Iditarod TV Series Features Injuries, Illness, and Sarah Palin

USDA Ordered to Stay Out of California's Proposition 2
A federal judge has ruled that the USDA must stop funding advertisements aimed at California voters. Proposition 2 will be decided by California voters on

Got Artificial Growth Hormones?
Last month, Monsanto sold off its division that manufactures the artificial growth hormone, rBST, to Eli Lilly. This sale comes just a few months after an

Preventing Wild Birds From Flying into Windows
Preventing Wild Birds From Flying into Windows

Big, Black Dogs Hardest to Adopt Out
Big, Black Dogs Hardest to Adopt Out

Support the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008
Support the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2008

Pennsylvania Puppy Mill Raid
A raid on a puppy mill in Pennsylvania has turned up approximately 800 animals living in dirty, over-crowded conditions. Elaine Skypala of the Pennsylvania SPCA

Pigs Genetically Engineered for Cystic Fibrosis Research
Pigs Genetically Engineered for Cystic Fibrosis Research

Paul McCartney: Boycott McDonald's
Paul McCartney: Boycott McDonald's

It's Sarah Palin, but is it Art?
Artist Dawn Robyn Petrlik has created an art installation in Brooklyn, NY, featuring a cardboard cut-out of Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah

Alligator Hunts Spark Controversy
Alligator Hunts Spark Controversy

What Did Barack Obama Tell a Hunting Magazine?
What Did Barack Obama Tell a Hunting Magazine?

$75 Million for Dog & Cat Sterilization
$75 Million for Dog & Cat Sterilization

Iraqi Military Pup on His Way Home
Ratchet, the Iraqi puppy caught up in the middle of an international embarrassment for the U.S. military, will be coming home to live with his guardian, U.S.

PETA Offers Animatronic Elephant to Ringling Bros.
PETA Offers Animatronic Elephant to Ringling Bros.

Drive Carefully - It's Hunting Season
In many states across the country, it's now deer hunting season and the deer are moving! A recent study by the Erie Insurance Group showed that car/deer

New Petition for Military Animals
New Petition for Military Animals

Dog Killed in Conibear Trap
Dog Killed in Conibear Trap

Overabundant Deer Good for Ecosystem
Overabundant Deer Good for Ecosystem

Prop. 2 Passes in California; Greyhound Racing Banned in Massachusetts
Prop. 2 Passes in California; Greyhound Racing Banned in Massachusetts

"Whale Wars" TV Series Premiers
Whale Wars TV Series Premiers

Post-Election Poll: Did Sarah Palin Influence Your Vote?
Post-Election Poll: Did Sarah Palin Influence Your Vote?

Interview with PETA Co-Founder, Ingrid Newkirk
Interview with PETA Co-Founder, Ingrid Newkirk

How Do You Celebrate Thanksgiving?
How Do You Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Eight Days to Save Gray Wolves
Eight Days to Save Gray Wolves

Conservative Ladies: Heartless in Mink
Conservative Ladies: Heartless in Mink

PETCO to End Sales of Rabbits
Photo by DCA Productions / Getty Images. House Rabbit Society, of which I happen to be a life member, has announced that PETCO will stop selling rabbits

Bush and Palin Pardon Turkeys
Bush and Palin Pardon Turkeys

Speak Out for Yellowstone Bison
Speak Out for Yellowstone Bison

Elephants, Circuses, Descartes and Kant
Elephants, Circuses, Descartes and Kant

Urge Obama to Appoint an Animal-Friendly Cabinet
Urge Obama to Appoint an Animal-Friendly Cabinet

Knut: Another Zoo Baby Grows Up and Out
Knut: Another Zoo Baby Grows Up and Out

Nigella Lawson Would Kill a Bear and Wear the Fur
Nigella Lawson Would Kill a Bear and Wear the Fur

Biden Buys Puppy from Puppy Mill
Barack Obama holds Baby, a dog rescued from a puppy mill. Photo by Robert Sebree. I was very disappointed to learn that Vice President-elect Joe Biden has

Obama to Appoint Salazar, a Hunter, as Secretary of Interior
Obama to Appoint Salazar, a Hunter, as Secretary of Interior

Obama to Appoint Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture
Obama to Appoint Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture

Biden Will Adopt Next Dog from Pound
Biden Will Adopt Next Dog from Pound

NYC Horses Forced to Pull Carriages in Snowstorm
NYC Horses Forced to Pull Carriages in Snowstorm

A Smile and a Smirk
A Smile and a Smirk

Could Stem Cell Research End Vivisection?
Could Stem Cell Research End Vivisection?

Animal Rights Leader Nathan Runkle Attacked
Animal Rights Leader Nathan Runkle Attacked

Hunting is Evolution in Reverse
Hunting is Evolution in Reverse

Hens Rescued from "Free-Range" Egg Farm
Hens Rescued from Free-Range Egg Farm

Deer with Arrow Wound Euthanized in Colorado
A deer with an arrow through her face was watched for several days, but authorities from the Colorado Division of Wildlife were unable to catch her before the

PA Legislator Plans to Increase Deer Herd for Hunters
PA Legislator Plans to Increase Deer Herd for Hunters

Human Appetite Threatens Fish Populations
Human Appetite Threatens Fish Populations

Enter the Spay Day Photo Contest
Enter the Spay Day Photo Contest

Gene Baur Interview
Gene Baur Interview

Take Action: Support the Captive Primate Safety Act in the Senate
Take Action: Support the Captive Primate Safety Act in the Senate

Vivisection Misrepresented to Children
Vivisection Misrepresented to Children

Horse Racetrack Owner and Lobbyist Involved in Blagojevich Scandal
Horse Racetrack Owner and Lobbyist Involved in Blagojevich Scandal

Ringling Bros. Circus Trial Begins; Elephant Cruelty Alleged
Ringling Bros. Circus Trial Begins; Elephant Cruelty Alleged

Vegan Valentine's Day Chocolates
Vegan Valentine's Day Chocolates

Ringling Bros. Trial Updates and Transcripts Online
Ringling Bros. Trial Updates and Transcripts Online

Turkey Farm Employees Charged with Felony Animal Cruelty
Turkey Farm Employees Charged with Felony Animal Cruelty

RFK, Jr.: Pig Farms More Dangerous than Terrorists
RFK, Jr.: Pig Farms More Dangerous than Terrorists

Pet Chimpanzee Shot Dead After Attacking Woman
A 200-pound pet chimpanzee in Stamford, CT, was shot dead after attacking a friend of his owner on Monday. The 14-year-old chimp, Travis, had appeared in

Take Action: Support the Captive Primate Safety Act, H.R. 80
Are you outraged by the tragedy in Connecticut where a chimpanzee attacked a woman and then was shot to death? Do you believe that chimpanzees and other

Cruelty-Free Product Review: Hair Fix
Cruelty-Free Product Review: Hair Fix

They'd Like to Be Under the Sea . . .
They'd Like to Be Under the Sea . . .

Animal Suffering as Art
An art exhibit in Turin, Italy has been shut down for now, while authorities decide whether controversial videos and photographs can be shown. The videos

2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Begins in Alaska
A musher being pulled by a team of dogs in the 1999 IditarodEzra O. Shaw / Allsport If a dog were left outside in freezing cold weather for twelve days,

McCruelty 2.0
He doesn't just look evil.Mario Tama / Getty Images PETA has resurrected their McCruelty campaign against McDonald's. In 1999, PETA began a campaign

Dog Dies in Iditarod
An unidentified team runs through the Rainy Pass of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.Ezra O. Shaw / Allsport The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race started on

New HBO Documentary: "Death on a Factory Farm"
HBO is showing Death on a Factory Farm, a new documentary that tracks a cruelty case at a hog farm, starting with the undercover investigation and continuing

Slaughter of Downed Cows Banned in US
Downed dairy cow being dragged to slaughter.Photo courtesy of Farm Sanctuary. The US Department of Agriculture has banned the slaughter of downed cows.

JC Penney Goes Fur-Free
JC Penney Goes Fur-Free

Meatout - March 20, 2009
Meatout is Friday, March 20. If you're not vegetarian, please consider giving up meat for one day. You may find that it's easier than you think. Meatout

More Dogs Die in Iditarod
A musher being pulled by a team of dogs in the 1999 IditarodEzra O. Shaw / Allsport At least five dogs have died in this year's Iditarod, and the race isn't

Circuses, Elephants, and "Ethnically Targeted Mailings"
Joe Raedle / Getty Images Guest author Mike Jaynes has written an excellent series of articles, titled, The Saddest Show on Earth: Elephant (Ab)use in

This Summer, Skip the Dolphin Show
Visitors in a swim with the dolphins program. The curve of a dolphin's mouth is the natural shape, not a smile.Matthew Stockman / Getty Images Planning

What is "Cruelty-Free?"
China Photos / Getty Images Just what does cruelty-free mean, and where can you buy cruelty-free products? The answer is not always clear. And just because

Montana Horse Slaughter Bill Still Alive
Montana Horse Slaughter Bill Still Alive

A Streetcar Named Denial - The Conscious Carnivore
A Streetcar Named Denial - The Conscious Carnivore

Obama Breaks Promise to Rescue a Dog
Barack Obama with daughters Malia (C), Sasha (R) and new puppy, Bo.Jeff T. Green / Getty Images In a disappointing deja vu, President Obama is getting a dog

Animal Rights News Round-Up
A honey bee, believed in 2008 to have been killed by pesticides.Ralph Orlowski / Getty Images I never have time to blog about all of the animal rights news

Is it Fake Fur, or is it Real Fur?
Is it Fake Fur, or is it Real Fur?

21 Polo Ponies Die Before Florida Polo Match
21 Polo Ponies Die Before Florida Polo Match

Smell of Meat Forces Morrissey Off Stage at Coachella
Morrissey at the Coachella Festival.Kevin Winter / Getty Images Vegan* singer Morrissey left the stage at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Friday,

Go Vegan for Earth Day and Every Day
Go Vegan for Earth Day and Every Day

"Puppy Mills: Exposed" on Animal Planet Tonight
Animal Planet is airing Puppy Mills: Exposed, an episode of Animal Cops: Philadelphia tonight at 10pm ET/PT. The episode focuses on a raid at Limestone

Obama's First 100 Days, For Animals
Obama with BoChip Somodevilla / Getty Images Today was President Barack Obama's 100th day in office. So, what has Obama done for, or against, animals in his

Scientific Requirements of Endangered Species Act Restored
Spotted OwlAlan and Sandy Carey / Getty Images Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced yesterday that they would

"Thanks for the Deer . . ."
Thanks for the Deer . . .

Pork and the Swine Flu Epidemic
Pork and the Swine Flu Epidemic

EU Bans Commercial Import and Sale of Seal Products
Joe Raedle / Getty Images The European Parliament voted on May 5 to ban the commercial import and sale of seal products. Caroline Lucas, a British Member of

Mother's Day Campaign: Say No to Veal
Mother's Day Campaign: Say No to Veal

Polar Bears Won't be Protected from Global Warming
Tom Brakefield / Getty Images Ken Salazar, Obama's Secretary of the Interior, has failed to overturn a Bush-era rule that weakens the Endangered Species Act

I Got Leafletted!
In my bag, the Vegan Outreach booklets got a little wet from the condensation on my water bottle.Doris Lin. I was at an outdoor music festival on Saturday

Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty
Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty

Maine Bans Gestation Stalls and Veal Crates
Maine Bans Gestation Stalls and Veal Crates

Is Horse Slaughter a Necessary Evil?
Is Horse Slaughter a Necessary Evil?

Canada's Governor General Guts Seal and Eats Slice of Heart
Canada's Governor General Guts Seal and Eats Slice of Heart

Summer Conferences, 2009
Summer Conferences, 2009

Green is the New Red
Green is the New Red

Stop Live Pigeon Shoots and Turkey Shoots in PA
Chris Hepburn / Getty Images A bill in the Pennsylvania state legislature would ban live pigeon shoots and tethered turkey shoots. Philly.com reports that

Do Animal Rights Activists Want to Take My Pets Away?
Do Animal Rights Activists Want to Take My Pets Away?

Humane Meat, or Humane Myth?
Humane Meat, or Humane Myth?

Old McDonald's Laboratory?
Old McDonald's Laboratory?

Michelle Obama is Fur-Free
Michelle Obama is Fur-Free

Obama to Nominate Sam D. Hamilton, a Hunter, as Head of USFWS
Obama to Nominate Sam D. Hamilton, a Hunter, as Head of USFWS

NYC Killing up to 2,000 Geese
NYC Killing up to 2,000 Geese

Hunter Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Manslaughter
Edward Taibi, the hunter who accidentally shot and killed 16-month-old Charly Skala, has pled guilty to second-degree manslaughter. Taibi will be sentenced in

Michael Jackson, Vegetarian, Dead at 50
Michael Jackson, Vegetarian, Dead at 50

Animal Protection Views Hold Up Nomination of Cass Sunstein
Obama's pick for head of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Cass Sunstein, is coming up against some hurdles

Glory, or Gory?
(c) 2009 Doris Lin,licensed to About.com, Inc. The first time I saw this billboard, scout's honor, I thought it said, beefy cheesy gory. Is it just me, or

Non-Vegan Vegan Food
Non-Vegan Vegan Food

Vegetarian Summerfest - Wednesday Evening
Vegetarian Jeopardy at the Vegetarian Summerfest, 2009.© Doris Lin 2009, licensed to About.com My daughter and I arrived this evening at the Vegetarian

Vegetarian Summerfest - Thursday
The banner from the child care center of the Vegetarian Summerfest, 2009.© Doris Lin 2009, licensed to About.com I spent the morning doing my volunteer shift

Vegetarian Summerfest - Friday
A panel of lifelong vegans, raised by vegan parents.© Doris Lin 2009, licensed to About.com I attended some great sessions at the Vegetarian Summerfest during

Vegetarian Summerfest - Thursday Evening
Colleen Holland and Joseph Connelly of VegNews are inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame.© Doris Lin 2009, licensed to About.com What an evening! During

Vegetarian Summerfest - Friday Evening
Vegetarian Summerfest - Friday Evening

Vegetarian Summerfest - Saturday & Sunday
Vance Lekmuhl, Lee Hall, James LaVeck and Harold Brown (l to r) speak on Animal Rights: The Basics, the Controversies, and the Future at the Vegetarian

Milk - Unnecessary and Risky
Milk - Unnecessary and Risky

Ringling Beats Animals
File photo of a Ringling Bros. elephant and trainer. Manny Ceneta / Getty Images A new undercover video shot by PETA shows Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

Blogging Live - Taking Action for Animals
Blogging Live - Taking Action for Animals

TAFA 2009 - Saturday
TAFA 2009 - Saturday

TAFA 2009 - Banquet
Actor Ginnifer Goodwin started off the Saturday evening banquet at Taking Action for Animals, and talked about her vegan moment: while pouring milk over her

TAFA 2009 - Sunday
TAFA 2009 - Sunday

Palin Resigns; Takes Parting Shot at Animal Advocates, Women
Palin Resigns; Takes Parting Shot at Animal Advocates, Women

Cage-Free is Not Cruelty-Free
Cage-Free is Not Cruelty-Free

Bolivia Bans Animals in Circuses
Bolivia Bans Animals in Circuses

Just Say No
© Doris Lin 2009, licensed to About.com It seems the rest of the world is catching on to an issue that animal advocates have been talking about for years

Every Dogfighter Has His Day?
Every Dogfighter Has His Day?

Man Barbecues Dog
A man in Auckland, New Zealand who barbecued his own dog will not be prosecuted because the dog was killed humanely. It sounds appalling to most of us. The man

Number One Threat to Animals
Number One Threat to Animals

New Sanctuary for Owls Dumped by Muggles
New Sanctuary for Owls Dumped by Muggles

New AZ Law Addresses Dog & Cat Overpopulation
New AZ Law Addresses Dog & Cat Overpopulation

Forget Lactose; I'm Cruelty-Intolerant
A downed dairy cow being dragged off to slaughter.Photo courtesy of Farm Sanctuary. An article in USA Today asks why people consider themselves lactose

Idaho Wolf Hunt Begins
Alan and Sandy Carey / Getty Images Wolf hunting has begun in Idaho, and at least three wolves have already been killed. Now that wolves are delisted under the

Two Days Left to Save Polar Bears
Two Days Left to Save Polar Bears

Dr. Phil, Michael Vick and Me
Dr. Phil, Michael Vick and Me

That's Why We Don't Eat Animals
A new children's book about vegetarianism and veganism is stirring controversy among people who say the book may be a little overwhelming for kids. Ruby

Horse Racing - If it Ain't Fixable . . .
Horse Racing - If it Ain't Fixable . . .

Bumped From Dr. Phil Show
Well, I found out this morning that I've been bumped from the Dr. Phil show. I was scheduled to appear on the show as a representative of the Animal Protection

Dunkin' Cruelty
A new undercover video by Compassion Over Killing documents cruelty to battery hens at an egg farm that supplies Dunkin' Donuts. As part of their Dunkin'

Slaughter and a Certain Comfort Level
A school in Kent, England, went ahead with plans to slaughter a lamb raised by the students, despite protests by children and parents. The school started the

Marie Claire Gets It, HSUS Doesn't
Guess which statement came from Marie Claire magazine, and which came from The Humane Society of the US: Statement A: Cage-free: This egg carton label means

Animal Rights and the First Amendment
Animal Rights and the First Amendment

What is the Animal Welfare Act?
Did you know that the most of animals used in the United States are not protected by the Animal Welfare Act? No farmed animals are included, and 95% of the

Should Fido's Care be Tax-Deductible?
A bill by Thaddeus McCotter (R, MI) would allow people to deduct up to $3,500 per year from their income taxes for pet care expenses. The Humanity and Pets

What is the Endangered Species Act?
What is the Endangered Species Act?

Shrimp "Bycatch"
During a recent visit to the American Museum of Natural History, I walked through the Hall of Biodiversity and looked at a small but impressive exhibit on the

Wordless Wednesday
More on this image after the jump. This image of two divers rescuing a sea turtle from a fishing net comes from a short film on marine life that plays in a

What is a Pet Trust?
In the world's most famous (or infamous) pet trust, billionaire hotelier Leona Helmsley left $12 million in a pet trust for her dog, Trouble. A court found the

Supreme Court Hears Animal Protection Case
Supreme Court Hears Animal Protection Case

Pet Safety and Halloween
Pet Safety and Halloween

Ohio: Vote No on Issue 2, November 3, 2009
Ohio: Vote No on Issue 2, November 3, 2009

Veganism in Unexpected Places
Do you ever unexpectedly see or hear the word vegan? Does it make you stop and look at something twice, because it's such a pleasant surprise? When I first

Parents Support Meatless Mondays; Meat Institute Doesn't
The Baltimore city school district has adopted Meatless Mondays as a way of cutting costs and encouraging children to eat healthier, and their school cafeterias

Bear in Mind Conference at Rutgers
Bear in Mind Conference at Rutgers

Celebrity Photo Calendar to Benefit Animal Charity
Celebrity Photo Calendar to Benefit Animal Charity

Critical Habitat for Polar Bears Proposed
Critical Habitat for Polar Bears Proposed

Nine Year Old Boy Kills Whale
I learned from fellow About.com Guide Pierre Tristam's blog that in October, a nine year old boy killed a bowhead whale as part of a hunt by Alaska natives, and

Another One Bites the Dust
MorningStar Farms Recipe Crumbles are no longer vegan, and now contain eggs and milk. When I first got an email from a friend about this, I checked the

Chimp Attack Victim Appears on Oprah
Chimp Attack Victim Appears on Oprah

Bob Barker Donates $1 Million for Animal Rights, Again
Bob Barker Donates $1 Million for Animal Rights, Again

Cat Declawing Banned in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
The Los Angeles and Bevery Hills City Councils both unanimously passed ordinances last night to ban cat declawing. Both ordinances will take effect before

BLM Removes Thousands of Wild Horses to Make Room for Millions of Cattle
BLM Removes Thousands of Wild Horses to Make Room for Millions of Cattle

Martha Stewart's Disappointing Vegetarian Episode
Martha Stewart's Disappointing Vegetarian Episode

Coming Soon: Frankenmeat
Scientists in the Netherlands announced last month that they have successfully grown pork in a laboratory. So, it appears that Frankenmeat is the newest

Speak Out Against Coyote Killing Contest
Speak Out Against Coyote Killing Contest

Dairy Industry Silences Vegan Cookbook Author
Dairy Industry Silences Vegan Cookbook Author

Turkeys, Thanksgiving and Fur-Free Friday
President Obama pardoned a turkey named Courage yesterday at the White House, taking part in an annual tradition that dates back to 1989. Courage will be

When is a Rescue Not a Rescue?
Rescued turkeys at Farm Sanctuary Can a rescue be called a rescue if you purchase the animal? What if the animal would have been killed if you did not

What's a Semi-Vegetarian?
What's a Semi-Vegetarian?

Animal Law is No Threat
A column from The-Scientist.com attempts to convince the reader that animal law threatens science, medicine and human health. The education of law students in

Think Twice Before Giving a Pet as a Gift
Think Twice Before Giving a Pet as a Gift

Deer Funeral Motorcade in Kansas
On Wednesday, animal activists Anthony Marr, Jason Miller and Anthony Damiano organized a very successful funeral motorcade in Kansas City, KS for the deer

New Photos Show Ringling Bros. Elephant Cruelty
New Photos Show Ringling Bros. Elephant Cruelty

Is it Ever Right for Animals to Suffer?
On Sunday, the Washington Post published a debate on the question of Is it ever right for animals to suffer? between Andrew Linzey (on the pro-animal side)

Analysis, Opinions and a Synopsis of the Ringling Bros. Lawsuit
Analysis, Opinions and a Synopsis of the Ringling Bros. Lawsuit

Top 10 Animal Rights Stories of 2009
Barack Obama with daughters Malia (C), Sasha (R) and new puppy, Bo.Jeff T. Green / Getty Images The top 10 animal rights news stories of 2009, from Travis the

Should Intelligence Determine Personhood?
Separate studies by two scientists indicate that dolphins are second in intelligence only to humans, and that we should therefore reconsider keeping them in

NYC Carriage Horses and the ASPCA
NYC Carriage Horses and the ASPCA

Officials Kill 800 Monkeys in Puerto Rico
Officials Kill 800 Monkeys in Puerto Rico

Nationality, Race and Animal Rights
Today, I received an invitation to join a Facebook group condemning an entire country and its people because of a particular form of animal exploitation that

Animals and the Earthquake in Haiti
Animals and the Earthquake in Haiti

Comment on BLM Wild Horse Removal - Again
Comment on BLM Wild Horse Removal - Again

Hoarding, Mental Illness and Animal Cruelty
Animal rights activists frequently lament the leniency of penalties in animal cruelty cases. For example, in 2009, Luis Alvarez in New Bedford, RI was sentenced

Haitian Animal Rescue Efforts Focus on Livestock
According to SPCA International, animal rescue efforts in Haiti will focus on livestock because Haitians generally don't keep indoor pets like Americans do. The

Pigeon Shoots: Good News and Bad News
Pigeon Shoots: Good News and Bad News

Meatout is Officially Vegan
It's Meatout time again! The Great American Meatout is an annual event that has turned into a worldwide call for veganism. Held on March 20, the first day of

Take Action in Washington, Alaska and Indiana
Take Action in Washington, Alaska and Indiana

Undercover Dairy Investigation
A gruesome, graphic video from a new undercover investigation by Mercy for Animals shows the horrors of the dairy industry, including dehorning and tail

Vegan Valentine's Day
Vegan Valentine's Day

McDonald's Want Us to Laugh
McDonald's Want Us to Laugh

How CAPS Banned the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Stores
How CAPS Banned the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Stores

Can a Non-Vegan Write a Vegan Blog?
Anyone who is a member of any kind of minority group can feel like their world is being unfairly co-opted when an outsider tells you they know how you feel. I

Italian TV Chef Suspended Over Cat Stew Comment
Italian TV Chef Suspended Over Cat Stew Comment

Pain-Free, But Not Free
A recent op-ed in the New York Times titled, Not Grass-Fed, but at Least Pain-Free, extols the possibility of genetically engineering livestock to feel less

Kangatarians and Cameltarians
Kangatarians and Cameltarians

Richmond, BC Bans Sale of Rabbits
Richmond, BC Bans Sale of Rabbits

How Julia Child Gave Up Veal
How Julia Child Gave Up Veal

Weirdest Animal Rights Comment?
What's the weirdest, silliest, most bizarre, most clueless thing that you've heard about animal rights? Was it particularly funny or strange because of who said

Those Wacky Whales
Last week, I promised to post the weirdest animal rights comment I'd ever heard, so here it is. I was talking to a woman who asked me, They say the whales are

Vegan Carol Leifer Booted Off Celeb Apprentice
Carol Leifer signs books at the Taking Action for Animals Conference, 2009. Tonight, I was bummed that Carol Leifer, vegan animal activist and comedian,

Vegan Goodness Abounds
The world abounds with yummy vegan goodness! Seriously, anyone who says they can't find delicious, satisfying vegan food isn't even trying. Just this past

No Dogs Died in 2010 Iditarod
A musher being pulled by a team of dogs in the 1999 Iditarod. The 2010 Iditarod ended Saturday with no dog deaths, which is believed to be a first for

Take Action in New York and Missouri
In New York, state legislators are considering Oreo's Law, a bill that would prohibit shelters from killing animals if a rescue group is willing to take the

Blood Phones, Coltan and Gorillas
The next time you're considering a new techno gadget purchase, you might want to research whether coltan is involved. Coltan is short for

Enviro Group Apologizes for Abusing Chickens
I just learned from United Poultry Concerns that a Canadian environmental group has apologized for abusing chickens in a bizarre stunt in British Columbia.

Postage Stamps Raise Awareness for Shelter Pets
The US Postal Service has unveiled a set of postage stamps designed to raise awareness for shelter pets. Each stamp features a rescued cat or dog whose

Canadian Seal Slaughter Begins
An image from the 2001 Canadian seal hunt. Scientists are worried about the unprecedented lack of pack ice off the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador, but

Mulesing - Another Reason Not to Buy Wool
A rescued lamb at Farm Sanctuary. While some activists point to mulesing as an especially cruel practice, other activists argue that keeping sheep for

Lord & Taylor is Fur-Free
April 20, 2010 Update: Lord & Taylor is not fur-free yet. Caring Activists Against Fur has announced that the Lord & Taylor department store chain is

That Alice Walker 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 The Color Purple (Buy Direct): The

Take Action: Stop Offshore Oil Drilling
Last week, President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced a plan to open new coastal areas to offshore oil and gas drilling. According to

Do Elephants Suffer More?
An elephant handler with the Irem Shrine Circus was killed by the circus's only elephant on Friday evening in Wilkes Barre, PA. Circus officials believe Dumbo

"Sarah Palin's Alaska" to Air on Discovery Network
It's gotta be a joke, right? Sarah Palin is going to host an 8-part TV series called Sarah Palin's Alaska on TLC, part of the Discovery network? The

Beef Industry Funds Attack on United Nations Report
An air quality expert at the University of California at Davis has criticized the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's now-famous report on

Lord & Taylor Not Fur-Free Yet
Sadly, it looks like the announcement about Lord & Taylor getting rid of all fur was premature. I received this update from Caring Activists Against Fur:

Supreme Court Invalidates Law Against Crush Videos
Dogfight victim The Supreme Court ruled today, eight to one, to invalidate the federal law against depictions of animal cruelty. The defendant in this

Animal Agriculture and the Environment
While most of the dialogue on Earth Day focuses on relatively small changes like compact flourescent light bulbs and reusable shopping bags, there's much

EPA Blog Against Meat Causes Controversy
Soy beans An intern at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has touched a nerve with the meat industry. Nicole Reising, an intern at the Office of

Take Action: Ban Crush Videos
The day after the Supreme Court's disappointing ruling that invalidated the federal ban on depictions of animal cruelty, Representative Elton Gallegly (R-CA)

Cow Ribbon for Mother's Day
Liberation BC, in British Columbia, Canada, is asking animal advocates worldwide to wear a cow ribbon for Mother's Day, to show compassion for all of the

Visit the Sea Shepherd Ship, the Steve Irwin
The Sea Shepherd's flagship, the Steve Irwin, is docked at Pier 59, Chelsea Piers, in New York City through Friday, April 30, and they are giving free

NJ: Take Action for Black Bears
The NJ Fish and Game Council is now accepting public comments on their draft Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy, which includes hunting. Hunting

Gulf Oil Spill - Do Something
May 3, 2010 Oil Spill Trajectory Map, from NOAA The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a monumental tragedy. Thousands of barrels of crude oil are spilling

"Wildman" Steve Brill
On Friday, I spent the afternoon on a group tour of the woods with Wildman Steve Brill. Brill is an expert on edible and medicinal wild plants, and

NJ Fish and Game Council Hearing
Representatives from the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife take public comments. Last night, I attended the hearing on the New Jersey Fish and Game

FL Fails to Outlaw Bestiality
The Florida state legislature has failed to pass a law banning bestiality, but not because legislators support bestiality. It was because the topic is yucky.

Veggie Pride Parade 2010
I spent a great day at the third annual Veggie Pride Parade in New York City today, and took lots of photos. As always, it was wonderful to be surrounded by

Pit Bull Killed "Because It Was Taking Too Long to Catch"
In a terrible story out of North Carolina, an animal control officer shot a pit bull after he was unable to catch the dog for, depending on the source, either

Dean Koontz is Anti-Animal
Bestselling author Dean Koontz is anti-animal and says that animal rights activists are antihuman. According to an article in National Journal

Vegan Doritos - Just Ask
Yes - vegan Doritos! I try not to be a junk food vegan, and I'm trying to eat more raw foods. But when a friend told me about these vegan Doritos, I

Animal Cruelty Exposed at OH Dairy Farm
An undercover investigation by Mercy for Animals has revealed horrific animal cruelty at an Ohio dairy farm. The very graphic video footage shows employees

California: Defeat Richard Pombo
California's 19th Congressional District U.S. Representative Richard Pombo has one of the worst (if not the worst) voting records on animal and

Share Your Rescued Animal's Story
Buddy was rescued from a puppy mill. Read his story here. So many of us have rescued companion animals, and have met rescued animals at sanctuaries. And

Vegans and Vegetarians Have More Empathy
A new study published on PLoS One by an international team of scientists has found that vegans and vegetarians are more empathetic to both human and animal

Obama Supports Whaling
U.S. President Barack Obama has decided to support a proposal for the International Whaling Commission to lift its ban on commercial whaling. The IWC, an

US: Demand Clean Energy Legislation
This photo of a laughing gull covered in oil was taken on June 4, 2010, at East Grand Terre Island, LA. I know that it's difficult to look at. Very

US: Protect Great Apes
A federal bill pending in the U.S. Congress would prohibit invasive experiments on great apes: chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans, and gibbons.

Brooke Shields - Animal Traitor
Brooke Shields, former vegetarian and animal advocate, is now promoting fur. In October of 2008, the former Calvin Klein jeans model told Shape

Who is Imposing?
I often hear omnivores complain about how vegans want to impose their views on others, but omnivores impose their views on innocent victims every day.

Animal Rights Activists - Hypocrites or Extremists?
© Doris Lin 2010, licensed to About.com, Inc. If the cartoon above is less than half the width of your screen, click here to view it at full size. When

Who is Silencing the Lambs?
On July 24, filmmaker and animal activist James LaVeck of Tribe of Heart uploaded a video titled, Silencing the Lambs in which he discusses Ohioans for Humane

How to Win an Animal Rights Argument
One of the strangest arguments I've heard against animal rights is that animal rights is elitist. I think the word elitist has become overused, and is

Japan Bribes IWC Members, but Whaling Proposal Stalls
A captured whale is butchered in Japan in 2001. We all know that shady deals go down in politics - whether it's local, national or international. We knew

Vegan Chef Wins Cupcake Wars
On Tuesday night, a vegan chef took home top honors and a $10,000 cash prize on Food Network's Cupcake Wars. Chloe Coscarelli of chefchloe.com beat out three

Ranchers Commit Arson, But Not Terrorism
Two ranchers with disagreements with the federal Bureau of Land Management have been indicted for allegedly setting fires to BLM lands. But don't hold

What's Wrong with Lion Meat?
A restaurant in Phoenix, AZ served lion meat burgers last week, but not without some protests and a whirlwind of media coverage. Restaurant owner

Vegan Potluck Goodness
On July 4, I attended a vegan potluck and talk by Anthony Marr that I organized. Marr is an award-winning animal rights activist, environmental activist,

Judge Orders Couple to Share Custody of Dog
In a very unusual case out of Maryland, a judge ordered a divorcing couple to share custody of their Lhasa apso dog, Lucky. Gayle and Craig Myers will

Vegetarian Summerfest 2010 - Can We Talk?
Author Carol Adams On Saturday at the Vegetarian Summerfest, I attended two sessions on talking with people about veganism. The first, titled Living

Vegetarian Summerfest 2010 - Vegan Desserts
All of these desserts were served in the dining hall during the 2010 Vegetarian Summerfest. All of the food at the Summerfest is vegan and prepared under the

Vegetarian Summerfest 2010 - Sunday
Lee Hall, Friends of Animals On Sunday, I went to a talk by Friends of Animals' Lee Hall, author of On Their Own Terms (Buy Direct) and Capers in the

Animal Rights National Conference, 2010 - Saturday Afternoon
Lorri Houston, Leigh-Chantelle and Alex Herschaft (l to r) speak about planning events at the Animal Rights National Conference, 2010 I attended part of

Animal Rights National Conference 2010 - Saturday Banquet
Anthony Marr was named the Henry Spira Grassroots Animal Activist. Photographed above with Alex Herschaft of FARM (l) and Nathan Runkle of Mercy for

Cows Not Happy
This milk dispensing machine (words on the cows' signs manipulated by me) was at the University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown, during the Vegetarian Summerfest.

Taking Action for Animals 2010 - Humane Education
I spent most of the Taking Action for Animals conference at the SHARK booth, but I was very glad that I caught Zoe Weil's presentation on humane education

Taking Action for Animals - Exhibit Hall
I love the exhibit hall at a conference. I love seeing what other activists are doing, and I'll admit it - it's fun to shop for food, clothing, shoes and

Taking Action for Animals - Saturday Banquet
Congressman Nick Rahall (D, WV) was named Humane Legislator of the Year, 2009 by the Humane Society Legislative Fund. Rahall is the Chairman of the House

Escaped Cow Killed at CA State Fair
On July 27, at the California state fair, an escaped cow and her unborn calf were shot and killed by police at the fairgrounds, about an hour before the fair

Chelsea Clinton and the Vegan "Agenda"
Getty Images With every detail about Chelsea Clinton's not-quite-vegan wedding covered to death, down to every last detail including the porta-potties,

Ted Nugent, Poacher
Ted Nugent, musician and hunter, has been fined $1,750 after pleading no contest to illegally baiting deer and for failing to have a deer tag

Dennis Kucinich, Vegan Congressman
Dennis Kucinich (D, OH) is my favorite member of Congress. Not only is he a vegan animal rights supporter, but his wife Elizabeth is the Director of

Court Suspends EU Ban on Seal Products
Remember last year when the European Union decided to ban the importation and sale of seal products? That ban was supposed to take effect on August 20,

Discussion: Killing Animals in Shelters
MarkInColumbus has posted one of the more thought-provoking issues I've seen in the About.com Animal Rights Forum. Mark writes, It seems

The Incredible, Inedible Egg
The Incredible, Edible Egg is an advertising slogan that egg producers still use, but after this summer's salmonella outbreaks and egg recalls, more people

Need a Vegan Kickstart?
Tomato Bruschetta The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is offering a free 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program that begins on September 6. Sign up

SeaWorld Fined for Trainer's Death
SeaWorld Fined for Trainer's Death

Undercover Veal Video
Mercy for Animals has released an undercover video shot at Buckeye Veal Farm in Apple Creek, Ohio, showing calves tethered by the neck in crates so small

Morrissey, Animal Rights and Racism
Morrissey, Animal Rights and Racism

Teen Saves Chicken from School Slaughter Project
By the time 16-year-old Whitney Hillman learned that her Animal Science and Food Production Class was going to raise and slaughter chickens, it was too late to

Vote Today in the US
Today is election day in the US. If you're registered to vote, please consider the animals and please vote! You can find information on candidates and

Nation's First Animal Abuser Registry
Suffolk County, NY, now has the nation's first animal abuser registry. Adults who have been convicted of animal cruelty must remain on the registry for five

Best and Worst Legislators For Animals
West Virginia's U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-3rd) is the HSLF's Humane Legislator of the Year, 2009. In the upcoming November 2010 mid-term election, which

We're Not Crazy
A recent encounter reminded me of Karen Davis's excellent essay, Moving Beyond the Rhetoric of Apology and why every animal activist needs to read it. At a

SeaWorld's Downward Spiral
On Tuesday, an orca at SeaWorld San Diego died suddenly and mysteriously after being noticeably sick for only one day. Twelve-year-old Sumar was born in

End Chickens as Kaparos
Chicken about to be slaughtered in a Kaparot ceremony in Jerusalem. In the traditional Kaporos (also spelled, Kaparot, Kapores or Kapparot)

FBI Improperly Targeted PETA Activists
A report just released by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General concluded that the FBI's investigations into People for the Ethical

Vegan Candy Corn?
I have never found vegan candy corn in a store. (Update: Pangea now sells vegan candy corn.) Candy corn always contains gelatin, albumen, beeswax and/or

Get Chimps Out of U.S. Laboratories
There are currently over 1,000 chimpanzees being used in invasive experiments in U.S. laboratories, but this could change. The Great Ape Protection Act,

Save Idaho Wolves
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services plans to kill 80% of the wolves living in central Idaho as part of a predator control program.

Why Vote?
The Southern Sea Otter Recovery and Research Act has been blocked by one Senator. I hear people, including animal advocates, say that voting doesn't

95% of Poachers Uncaught
Game wardens in California estimate that they catch only 5% of poachers. The rest get away with it. Since California game wardens wrote 3,371 violations last

Help Trick-Or-Treaters on Special Diets
If you're on a special diet, Halloween trick-or-treating is a mine field. So what's a raw, organic vegan kid to do? I'm sure most would skip

Slowing Human Population Growth Would Save Animals
A new study finds that slowing population growth would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about one-third the amount needed to avoid catastrophic climate

Right to Hunt on the Ballot in Arizona, Arkansas, South Carolina and Tennessee
In an effort to thwart animal protection groups, hunting proponents in four states have put referendums on the November 2 ballot that would make hunting a

Puppy Mills and the Slippery Slope
I've been getting some interesting comments against Missouri's Prop B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act. Some bizarre, some full of paranoia. What possible

November 1 - World Vegan Day
Monday, November 1 is World Vegan Day and also the beginning of World Vegan Month. The Vegan Society website has a listing of events around the world.

Israel Considers Ban on Sport Hunting
In recognition of the fact that wildlife is under enough pressure due to human encroachment without adding sport hunting to the problem, Isreal is considering a

Missouri Puppy Mill Ban Passes, Arizona Rejects Right to Hunt
Puppy mill photo courtesy of National Geographic's Dog Whisperer. On November 2, Missouri voters passed Prop B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act.

Killing Them Softly
Two premium chicken producers are switching over to controlled atmosphere stunning to knock chickens out before they are hung upside down and

NJ Bear Hunt Scientifically Invalid
Today, the Animal Protection League of NJ and the Bear Education and Resource Group issued a press release demonstrating one example of the pseudo-science

Free Tofurky Feast
I think I nearly fainted when I saw the sign in the supermarket window. ShopRite stores in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and

Support the Bill to Ban Crush Videos
Although the federal statute banning crush videos was invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court in April of this year, the court left the door open for new

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday
Offended? Learn the truth behind humane dog meat, and learn about veganism. Photo courtesy of Animal Aid Links: Arguments For and Against

Poll: Should Animal Advocates Promote Humane Meat?
Calves in veal crates. The debate runs constantly throughout the animal protection movement: Should animal advocates promote humane meat? Two years

Non-Righteous Fur
A new fur company that calls itself Righteous Fur is selling nutria fur garments, marketed as guilt-free fur. Nutrias, a.k.a. coypu, are large,

Thanksgiving and Turkeys
A California turkey farm Yesterday, continuing a long-standing tradition, U.S. President Barack Obama pardoned two turkeys, Apple and Cider, at the White

Obama Weak on Endangered Species
Environmental groups are critical of U.S. President Barack Obama's weak action on endangered species. During his administration, about 25 new species per

NJ Bear Hunt Lawsuit Continues
Sadly, in the NJ bear hunt lawsuit, the NJ Appellate Division and the NJ Supreme Court both denied our motion for ad interim relief. The hunt is scheduled to

How Do You Feel About Graphic Photos?
While some animal protection groups splatter their literature and websites with bloody photos, others refuse to do so and still others fall somewhere in the

Protests and the First Amendment
I'm still shocked when I meet people who think that protesting is illegal. Years ago, I was at a peaceful protest when a passer-by suddenly got very

Crush Videos Banned in U.S.
On Thursday, December 9, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law a new bill that bans crush videos, after the Supreme Court struck down an earlier law

Norway Bans Fur at Fashion Week
Norway has banned fur from Oslo Fashion Week. Paul Vasbotten, general manager of Oslo Fashion Week, stated We are doing this in order to increase ethical

Obama Signs Truth in Fur Labeling Act
This label on a Bill Blass coat says nothing about the real fur trim, although vegans wouldn't buy a wool coat anyway. On December 18, U.S. President

Will Missouri Overturn the Ban on Puppy Mills?
State legislators who claim to be concerned about agricultural interests are threatening to repeal the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, a.k.a. Prop B,

Top 10 Animal Rights Stories of 2010
An oiled gull on East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana, June 4, 2010. What were the biggest animal rights stories of 2010? Lists such as this one are somewhat

Arkansas Bird Deaths Caused by Fireworks
Red-winged blackbird, stock photo The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission now says that fireworks are to blame for the deaths of thousands of birds who

Endangered Species Condoms
Most of us have heard of Endangered Species Chocolates (some of which are vegan), but I only heard of Endangered Species Condoms a few days ago. A

Help Australian Flood Victims
Kangaroos in Chinchilla, Australia, surrounded by floodwaters. The worst is finally over, after floodwaters devastated two-thirds of Queensland, Australia

PCRM Wants to Clean Beef Fat Out of All Arteries
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is offering to help pay for the cleanup of a beef fat spill in exchange for an ad promoting veganism on

China Bans Animal Circuses; Regulates Zoos
Tiger at the Xiongsen Bear and Tiger Park in Guilin, China. China has banned performing animals in zoos and circuses. The order also bans numerous cruel

Wordless Wednesday - Circus Protester
Four-year-old Gabriel Ryan protests the Bobby Roberts Circus in Knutsford, Cheshire, U.K. Learn more about the January, 2011 undercover video of the Bobby

Ohio Livestock Board Defies Animal Welfare Agreement
The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board has voted to permit the continued use of veal crates, despite last year's agreement to the contrary between the

U.S. Government Takes Responsibility for Some Mass Bird Deaths
Starling, stock photo The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services has taken responsibility for the deaths of hundreds of starlings in Yankton,

Investigation of Cruel Catfish Slaughter
A video of catfish being skinned and beheaded while still alive is the result of the latest undercover investigation by Mercy for Animals. At Catfish

Poll: Your Pet or Your Spouse?
Gabriella Pyle of Walnut Creek, Calif. and her cat Gomer won HSUS's 2008 Spay Day photo contest. A survey of 1,000 random American adults found that, if

West Hollywood, CA Rally to Ban Fur - Jan 29
West Hollywood, CA is poised to make animal protection history (again!), this time as the first city in the U.S., and possibly the world, to ban the sale

Need Help Affording Pet Food?
When a local Meals on Wheels program in Ohio found that their clients were sharing their food with their pets, they started collecting donated dog and cat

100 Sled Dogs Killed in Canada After Tourism Slump
News of a sled dog tour company in British Columbia, Canada killing 100 sled dogs is horrifying people around the world. A slump in tourism after the Vancouver

Contact Iditarod Sponsors
A musher being pulled by a team of dogs in the 1999 Iditarod. The Sled Dog Action Coalition has just updated its list of Iditarod sponsors, which now

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
Hickory wins best in show at the 2011 Westminster Dog Show. A dog named Hickory won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show yesterday. While

Weekend of Vegan Fun
To adopt any of these adorable bunnies, contact Friends of Rabbits. I spent the long weekend visiting my friend Susan who is vegan and volunteers with

Conversation with a Vivisector
Prof. Dario L. Ringach On Tuesday evening, I attended a debate on the morality of vivisection between Prof. Gary Francione and Prof. Dario Ringach.

Photograph a Farm, Go to Jail
Taking a photo like this could land you in jail for up to 30 years. (Update: The bill has been revised to address some of the criticisms, but any bill that

Speak Out Against Icelandic Whaling
Urge the Obama administration to impose trade sanctions against Iceland because of its whaling and trade in whale products. Despite a global moratorium on

Sexism in the Animal Rights Movement
Last week, I was disappointed to see animal rights advocates use the terms fur hag, bitch and even the c word to describe women who wear fur. And

Vegan and the Living is Easy Radio Show
Update: The show is now available online here. Please join me on Monday, March 14 at 8pm EST, when I'll be a guest on Vegan and the Living is Easy, an

Speak Up for Animals in NJ
On Monday, I participated in New Jersey Humane Lobby Day, which was organized by Kathleen Schatzmann of The Humane Society of the United States. The event

Help Animals in Japan
I'm stunned and heartbroken over the news coming out of Japan, and we don't even know if the worst is over yet. The 9.0 earthquake that hit on March 11,

Animal Rights and the Bible
I got an interesting question from a reader the other day, that comes up fairly regularly: I get stumped for those individuals who argue the Bible gives

Bills to Ban Undercover Factory Farming Videos Moving Ahead in Iowa and Florida
One of the best tools the animal protection movement has against factory farming is the truth, and a picture is worth a thousand words. But special interests

Bishop Says Christians Shouldn't Eat Foie Gras
Goose being force-fed in foie gras production The Bishop of Monmouth, Dominic Walker, of the Church in Wales, says that Christians should not eat foie

Furry Avengers
Underground animal rights group Furry Avengers sends activists into the swankiest hotels and restaurants to pose as coat check staff, then steals fur

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons Tries to Defend Elephant Killing
CEO and founder of GoDaddy.com, Bob Parsons, posted a video of himself shooting and killing an elephant in Zimbabwe, and wants you to think he's a great

U.S. Rep. Don Young Refuses Humane Society Award
U.S. Rep. Don Young (R, Alaska) refused an award from the Humane Society Legislative Fund this week, because, he says, HSUS are hypocrites, plain and

UK to Ban Wild Animals in Circuses
Dead elephant from the King Royal circus. Britain's Environment Secretary, Caroline Spelman, is working on a ban on wild animals in circuses. The ban is

Wolves Need You Now
In the United States, a rider on the federal budget would remove wolves from Endangered Species Act protection, opening the door for states to hold wolf

Canadian Seal Hunt is Dying
Between global warming and the European Union's ban on seal products, Canada's sealers are staying home, despite a record-high seal quota. Canadian

VegNews, but not VegPhotos
From VegNews' July/August 2009 issue, using a stock photo of a banana split. Dear VegNews, I used to love you, and I want to love you again. But along

Make Mine Chocolate
Giving your child a live Easter bunny may seem like a cute idea, but taking care of a rabbit for 8-12 years is a big commitment. The House Rabbit Society

Vegan Earth Day Quiz
I think it's great how the word vegan is now a part of mainstream America's vocabulary. Twenty years ago, I had a tough time explaining veganism to

Wordless Wednesday
A dead endangered sea turtle. One year after the BP oil spill, sea turtles, birds and dolphins are still dying in high numbers. Mario Tama / Getty Images

Missouri Overturns Puppy Mill Ban
Missouri has overturned the puppy mill ban that was passed by voters in a state-wide ballot initiative last November. Yesterday, Gov. Jay Nixon signed

Undercover Animal Cruelty Video Banned by YouTube
Because of the graphic depiction of animal cruelty, YouTube has banned Mercy for Animals' undercover video of animal cruelty at the E6 Cattle Co. in Hart,

Single Issue Campaigns
How do you feel about single-issue campaigns? In the first installment of his Thinking Vegan Consortium, titled, Single-issue campaigns in animal rights,

Indiana: Speak Out Against Penning
Coyote The Indiana Natural Resources Commission considered a ban on penning last year that did not pass, but is now considering a measure that would

2011 Veggie Pride Parade, in Tweets
Tweeted live from the Veggie Pride Parade, May 15, 2011 (with the #VeggiePrideParade hashtag removed, and links added/updated): We're lined up for the

Florida Ag Gag Bill Fails
Florida's legislative session has ended without passage of its

Speak Out Against Factory Farming of Fish
Fish farm in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta U.S. Rep. Don Young (yes, that Don Young) has introduced H.R.574, to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and

NJ: Speak Out for Deer
Illegally killed deer A bill pending in the New Jersey state legislature would expand unethical deer hunting practices - practices that are ordinarily

Don't Blame Wolves for Elk Deaths
A new study confirms what animal advocates have been saying all along: Don't blame the wolves for killing elk. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game

NY Considers Ag-Gag Bill
New York is the latest state to consider an ag-gag bill. S5172 would prohibit

Minnesota Ag-Gag Bill Dies
The second of three pending state

Gwenyth Paltrow Loves Vegenaise
I don't usually write about celebrities, but this was just so odd and quirky it made me do a double-take. I had no intention of buying Gwenyth

Free Download: Animal Protection Laws of the US and Canada
You can now download a free, fully searchable copy of the Animal Legal Defense Fund's 4,000 page book,