Breaking news: Neiman Marcus Group will ditch fur

By on June 30, 2021 with 17 Comments
Breaking news: Neiman Marcus Group will ditch fur

Today, we are one step closer to a fur-free society now that Neiman Marcus Group, which includes retailers Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call and Horchow, has just announced it will end its use of animal fur in favor of more ethical alternatives. The luxury . . . 

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Breaking: Supreme Court rejects meat industry challenge to historic farm animal law

By on June 28, 2021 with 12 Comments
Breaking: Supreme Court rejects meat industry challenge to historic farm animal law

Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to take the North American Meat Institute’s appeal of its lawsuit challenging Proposition 12, widely considered the world’s strongest law for farm animal protection. Proposition 12 bans the extreme confinement of egg-laying chickens, mother pigs and baby calves . . . 

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The painful practice of ‘horse soring’ has no place in society

By on June 24, 2021 with 8 Comments
The painful practice of ‘horse soring’ has no place in society

The myriad forms of animal cruelty make for a large and grim inventory, but horse soring consistently holds a place near the top of the list. It’s a deliberate and wanton torment of horses, one secretly carried out in training barns to produce a high-stepping . . . 

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Animals deserve disaster preparedness plans, too. Here’s how you can help.

By on June 24, 2021 with 3 Comments
Animals deserve disaster preparedness plans, too. Here’s how you can help.

The past few years have shown how suddenly natural disasters and other emergencies can upend our lives. Take, for instance, recent severe hurricanes and wildfires, the early 2021 deep freeze in Texas or the ongoing worldwide Covid-19 crisis. Families everywhere have seen how crucial it . . . 

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Death of chimp reveals tragic truth about primates kept as pets in America

By on June 23, 2021 with 2 Comments
Death of chimp reveals tragic truth about primates kept as pets in America

Earlier this week, law enforcement officers from the Umatilla County Sheriff’s office in Oregon were called to a home because a pet chimpanzee attacked a woman who subsequently locked herself in a bedroom. The woman’s mother instructed deputies to shoot and kill the chimpanzee so . . . 

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Chinese activists save dogs from truck bound for Yulin dog meat ‘festival’

By on June 21, 2021 with 17 Comments
Chinese activists save dogs from truck bound for Yulin dog meat ‘festival’

An act of bravery has saved 68 dogs just hours before slaughter, and we have local animal activists in China to thank. The rescue happened outside the city of Yulin, the site of the infamous dog meat “festival,” which takes place each year as the . . . 

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Now is the time for countries across the world to ban fur

By on June 17, 2021 with 4 Comments
Now is the time for countries across the world to ban fur

Last week, Israel became the first country in the world to ban the sale of new fur products used for fashion. We want to share why this is meaningful progress for animals and for advocates around the globe fighting for a fur-free future. A strong . . . 

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Infamous trophy hunt shows what happens when gray wolves are stripped of protections

By on June 16, 2021 with 3 Comments
Infamous trophy hunt shows what happens when gray wolves are stripped of protections

In February, 1,500 trophy hunters took to the frigid woods of Wisconsin, armed with guns, traps, neck snares and packs of hounds, in what would be Wisconsin’s first wolf hunt in seven years. The destruction and killing they perpetrated over the next 60 hours revealed . . . 

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Chinese advocates lead the fight against Yulin’s dog meat trade

By on June 14, 2021 with 14 Comments
Chinese advocates lead the fight against Yulin’s dog meat trade

In China and a few other East Asian nations, there is a civil war playing out over the dog and cat meat trade. It is a war of ideas, attitudes, behaviors and worldviews. It is a fight that pits citizens of these nations who love . . . 

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Breaking: Nevada becomes 9th state to ban cages for egg-laying hens

By on June 8, 2021 with 7 Comments
Breaking: Nevada becomes 9th state to ban cages for egg-laying hens

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak just signed a bill into law making Nevada the ninth state to ban the sale of eggs that come from hens in cages. The measure also bans the cage confinement of egg-laying hens in the state. Most hens used in the . . . 

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Standing up for marine animals is the perfect way to celebrate World Oceans Day

By on June 8, 2021 with 2 Comments
Standing up for marine animals is the perfect way to celebrate World Oceans Day

Fewer than 400 North Atlantic right whales remain on our planet; fins from 73 million sharks are traded every year; warming waters render habitats increasingly unlivable for animals once at home there. Clearly, the status quo for the animals of our oceans urgently needs to . . . 

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No, ‘pandemic pets’ aren’t being surrendered. But some families still need support.

By on June 7, 2021 with 2 Comments
No, ‘pandemic pets’ aren’t being surrendered. But some families still need support.

Recently, as people are starting to head back into the office, I’ve been getting questions about what’s happening with “pandemic pets” — dogs, cats and other animals who people brought into their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reporters want to know whether we have noticed . . . 

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