Archive for February, 2023
Animal Care Expo is building a stronger animal protection movement
We’re looking forward to Animal Care Expo 2023, which takes place this year in New Orleans. In anticipation, Hilary Hager, our vice president of outreach, engagement and training, reflects on how Expo brings people together and strengthens the animal protection movement. The first time I . . .
Exploring the rich, overlooked history of Black animal activism
I recently wrote about how all people, no matter their circumstances, have an inherent connection with animals. The composition of the animal protection movement, however, has not always reflected everyone’s voice. Recently our staff had the pleasure of hearing historian Paula Tarankow, who holds a . . .
We’re on the ground in Turkey to help save animals
Over the weekend, our disaster relief team arrived in Turkey (Türkiye) to provide emergency relief to thousands of dogs, cats and other animals in the aftermath of the devastating and fatal 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the region earlier this month. When the first team . . .
This state’s draft wolf plan spells disaster for wolves
Idaho is pulling ahead in a race to the bottom for how states treat wolves. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game recently released a draft wolf management plan that will guide how the state manages the wolves who live there through 2028. The plan . . .
We’re prepared to sue to get hippos the protections they need
Update 3/20/23: After we and our partners sent notice of our intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency announced that the common hippopotamus may qualify for protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Today, on World Hippo Day, we and our . . .
Major U.S. Supreme Court ruling expected any day on animal welfare
Any day now, the Supreme Court of the United States could issue its ruling in one of the most important court cases in the history of the animal protection movement—one that could have implications for the quality of life of millions of farmed animals. First, . . .
This is no time to strip endangered species protections from grizzly bears
After teetering on the brink of extinction, the grizzly bear population in the United States finally began to recover, thanks to the Endangered Species Act. Currently, grizzly bears are classified as “threatened” with extinction. But now that could change for some of them. This week, . . .
This year’s ‘Puppy Bowl’ features two very special dogs
For some of us the big “Bowl” this coming weekend is not “Super,” it’s “Puppy.” Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XIX will air before the Super Bowl and feature more than 100 shelter and rescue dogs from across the U.S., many of them already adopted into . . .
As Biden delivers State of the Union address, we’re urging 6 priorities for animals
President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech marks a midway point in his term, and for us, an opportunity to assess the administration’s animal protection priorities. Like many animal advocates, we were buoyed by the legislative successes we helped to secure as 2022 closed. . . .
Animal Rescue Team helps to rescue 176 cats in Mississippi
Early on Tuesday morning, Jan. 31, our Animal Rescue Team deployed to support local law enforcement agencies with an alleged neglect case involving nearly 200 cats in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. By day’s end, responders had removed 176 cats from three residential properties owned by one . . .