Why are the lives of these 8 turkeys being celebrated this Thanksgiving?

by Nadia Schilling

To celebrate Thanksgiving at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Western Maryland, instead of being eaten, these eight rescued individuals named: Perry, Willow, Tallulah, Mackenzie, Madison, Hugo, Giselle and Naomi are the guests of honor. Like cats and dogs, turkeys are intelligent and sensitive animals who form strong social bonds and show great affection for others. […]


Three Nashville Zoo Elephants win their Freedom!

by Caroline Saxon

  Three female African elephants who have lived most of their lives in the confines of the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere in Tennessee have just won back their freedom, and with it, the power to make their own decisions. The well known Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary welcomes Hadari, 33, Sukari, 31, and Rosie, 44, to their […]

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Animal Agriculture and Food Poisoning

by Sarah Lucas

  Food-borne illnesses are responsible for the hospitalization of 128,000 and death of 3,000 Americans annually. All animal products can cause food poisoning, with the bodies of birds being the primary cause, although sometimes contaminated plant foods can cause it as well. Food-borne illnesses come from intestinal bacteria- something decidedly lacking in plants like spinach […]


Terrence Cody Starved His Dog to Death

by Doll Stanley

Terrence Cody, former Raven’s player, starved his dog to death.He allowed Taz, a Canary mastiff, to waste away, shrinking from 100 pounds to a mere 50 pounds. Taz’s condition was so shocking that the veterinarians who saw him called for an investigation that revealed Cody and his girlfriend, Kourtney J. Kelly, were also in possession […]

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Victory! A Huge Win for India’s Street Dogs!

by IDA India

  The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday passed a nationwide order to uphold the Prevention to Animals Cruelty Act, marking an end to the indiscriminate and often violent killing of street dogs. When areas such as Kerala proclaimed a war on dogs and called for the killing of large numbers of street dogs, animal […]

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Triple Hitter Fur Free Friday in Los Angeles

by Lisa Levinson

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Glendale on Friday, November 27 Join IDA, PeTA, Last Chance for Animals, Direct Action Everywhere, and Animal Defenders International for three consecutive Fur-Free Friday protests at malls and shopping areas all over Los Angeles this year. Let’s turn Black Friday into Fur-Free Friday, the Biggest Vegan Shopping Day! Please encourage everyone […]