A golden retriever named Walle was allegedly shot by a neighbor for attacking his chickens. The man reportedly fired five times, killing the young dog on the scene. Sign this petition to demand that the police conduct a full investigation and punish Walle’s attacker if he is found guilty of using excessive force.
A utility worker allegedly opened fire on a dog in her own yard after he cut through the fence to get inside, even though there is no evidence the dog behaved aggressively. Sign this petition to demand that this worker be removed from his position immediately.
Following her unforgettable endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, former Governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin sat down on an Alaskan bear she killed to discuss her controversial positions on animal rights.
Andrew Kirschner (AK): What do you think of the word “vegan”?
Sarah Palin (SP): Refudiate, misunderestimate, wee-wee’d up. English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!
AK: It’s actually not a new word. It has been around for decades. Polls show an increasing number of people are turning to plant-based food for ethical, environmental, and health reasons.
SP: Polls? Nah…they’re for strippers and cross-country skiers.
AK: The courts have rejected and overturned recent so-called Ag Gag laws aimed at preventing Americans from seeing what happens to farm animals before they’re slaughtered for food. Do you support the courts’ decisions?
SP: Well, let’s see. There’s ― of course in…
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Three domesticated dogs were reportedly shot down for attempting to get under a man’s fence. Neighbors allege the shooter hunted them down for 20 minutes and then piled their bodies like a trophy. Demand justice for these dogs and their bereaved owner.
All breeds of pitbull are listed as “restricted dogs” in the province of Ontario, Canada, which requires all dogs of these breeds to be muzzled, leashed, and sterilized. Tell Premier Kathleen Wynne that this law is discriminatory and unjust.
Denmark bans kosher and halal slaughter as minister says ‘animal rights come before religion’
SAV Comment – well done Denmark; a government with guts; instead of being afraid to do things because of the old ‘religious rights’ talk. If only the UK government were so brave – but then we do have Cameron leading the ‘be quieters’ !!
The UK is a Christian country. The UK stuns animals before slaughter. It should be undertaken for ALL animals slaughtered in the UK with no religious exemptions. Stunning is the UK way; so if living in the UK, abide UK law and stun all animals before slaughter !!
Last week, word got out that Matthew McConaughey is a part owner of a canned hunting ranch. That’s a ranch where, for a fee, people can shoot animals who are fenced in. According to Snopes, the ranch is primarily used to raise Angus beef cattle but includes a section where customers can participate in captive whitetail deer hunts. McConaughey’s representatives have told TMZ that the actor sold his interest in the ranch in 2011. His family members, who own and manage the ranch, left his name and photograph on the website, presumably for publicity purposes.
The connection spread fast via tweets, blogs and Facebook pages, and soon media headlines read “Matthew McConaughey gets death threats from animal rights activists.” Few people would think such headlines are good for a movement that is trying to pave its way into the mainstream. But given the tone of many of the posts…
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In the state of Ohio, the Massillon Washington High School’s football boosters club has purchased or leased tiger cubs from a local private exotic animal breeder each year for the past 44 years. dubbing each “Obie,”, these cubs are separated prematurely from their mothers and declawed, the young animals are forced to experience the stresses of human contact, paraded in front of thousands of screaming crowds.
The tigers’ tenure as mascots is brief. When football season’s over, they’re sent away to endure the rigors of captivity elsewhere, only to be replaced by a new “Obie.”
Critics say that generations of these “retired” tigers routinely wind up caged as roadside attractions, or are sold into private hands as breeding animals, pets or worse, targets for canned hunting operations.
A spokeswoman for Stump Hill Exotic Animal Farm, where boosters have acquired tiger cubs for the last few years, told Cleveland.com that it’s…
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If you are involved in academics or any vocation, you will hear your professors, bosses, colleagues, peers, family, and friends discussing the importance of “making connections.” This typically means socially interacting with other people who may have the ability to better your professional circumstances or benefit you in some way. As Green Monsters, we mean making much deeper connections – connections between humans and our cultures, other animals, and the environment. Connections that can help us see the entire picture behind an individual issue and make us better equipped to act on a solution.
How will making connections solve our problems, you ask? Today, through the perspectives of some environmental, animal, and even human protection activists, the reputation of the human species has become very negative. Our species, especially in American culture, has been recognized for being gluttonous consumerists, violent abusers of our own and other species, and professional environmental…
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Last year hounders, trappers, and hunters killed 257 wolves during Wisconsin’s second wolf killing season. This number was six above the quota of 251 set by the DNR and their “Wolf Advisory Committee.” Yesterday, the hunter/trapper/hounder dominated committee set their quota recommendation for the 2014 wolf kill season. This year they want to kill 156 wolves. 101 less than the total number “legally” killed last year.
This year the winter population survey showed that the Wisconsin wolf population plummeted by 19 percent from same time last year. This massive population drop was in line with the Wisconsin DNR’s stated goal of bringing the population closer to the archaic number of “350” set in the 1999 state wolf management plan and championed by anti-wolf lobbying groups across the state.
The committee that sets the annual wolf kill quota recommendation, the Wolf Advisory…
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The following is a translation of an interview with Snezana Vidovic, President of the association animal rescue and protection, Sapa Zenica. The interview was published on Taco.net on 4.10.2014, and the interviewer was Jelena Paunovic from Journalists For Animals.
Snezana Vidovic: Let’s respect animals and their right to life
The entire world marks April 4th as the World Stray Animals Day. Five years after the Animal Protection and Welfare law came into effect, the situation for stray and uncared for animals on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) remains difficult. We spoke to Snezana Vidovic, President of the association for protection and animal rescue “SAPA Zenica” from Zenica, regarding the law, solutions to this problem, and the role of organizations in protecting animals.
Interview by: Jelena Paunovic
Today is October 4th, the World Animal Day. How do you view this date?
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Worldcrunch reports a historic change in Palitana, an Indian city, which has become the first all-vegetarian city in the world.
Behind this revolutionary change are the Jain monks who went on a hunger strike to pressure the state of Gujarat to outlaw animal slaughter in their city. The hunger strike was successful and the Gujarat government imposed a ban on animal slaughter and outlawed the sale of meat and eggs.
About 5 million people in India practice Jainism and agree with the ban.
Virat Sagar Maharaj, a Jain monk, says, “Everyone in this world – whether animal or human being or a very small creature – has all been given the right to live by God.”
As inpiduals, the best thing you can do to protect animals is to adopt a kind vegan lifestyle. For more information and tips for transitioning to a vegan diet, check out ChooseVeg.com.
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Without legal protection, innocent animals are defenseless against those who would do them harm. That’s why our laws need to represent the myriad needs of animal protection. For example, our companion animals — our beloved cats and dogs — may be harmed from abuse or neglect, hoarding, dogfighting rings, or “puppy mills,” where they are treated like disposable breeding machines. Wild animals, on the other hand, face harms like being penned, hounded, trapped, or shot. Meanwhile, exotic animals like bears, tigers, and lions are trapped in pathetically inhumane conditions at roadside zoos. All animals need the strength and consistency of protection through our legal system.
That’s why all across the nation Americans are speaking up for our nonhuman friends by signing the Animal Bill of Rights to support laws that protect animals and the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s goal is to collect one million…
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