Today, our thoughts, more than ever, extend outward. The devastation wrought by Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Typhoon Haiyan) in the Philippines, a longtime American protectorate and sovereign ally, is in the early stages of assessment, but it is massive and life-changing for perhaps millions . . .
Today, history was made when the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-0 to prohibit the use of bullhooks and other implements that are designed to inflict pain on elephants in circuses and traveling shows. The measure would take effect in three years, covering circuses that . . .
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You can’t turn on CNN these days without seeing a teaser for the powerful documentary “Blackfish,” which I previewed some months ago on the blog. We should reward CNN with a big audience for this important exposé of an industry that wrongly keeps whales in . . .
The Department of Natural Resources in South Carolina has put an end to the archaic and barbaric practice of bear “baying,” three years after The HSUS released the results of an undercover investigation that showed dogs attacking a tethered, often declawed and defanged bear, with . . .
The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration held the first evening classes of its 75th anniversary event on Thursday night. This spectacle has become synonymous with the exhibition of stacked, chained Walking horses, and, unfortunately, a showcase for the cruel practice of soring, in which trainers . . .
The mid-day rush of clients and their dogs and cats had just passed last Monday when members of the intake team from the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association-Rural Area Veterinary Services clinic peered out the door of the community gymnasium and saw a medium-sized brown . . .
You probably heard the news that SeaWorld recently hired a big-league PR firm to try and counter the bad publicity resulting from the movie expose “Blackfish.” Well, let me say that SeaWorld’s image troubles cannot be addressed in their entirety by throwing money at public . . .