Today is International Respect for Chickens Day.
We wish we could be with United Poultry Concerns as they demonstrate at the White House and leaflet the springtime visitors to Washington, DC.
If you can’t join them, there are still things you can do today and through the month of May:
Ideas include leafleting on . . . → Read More: Bird is the Word
If you are the sort to make New Year’s resolutions, which ones have you made that pertain to non-human animals? While it’s common to focus one’s efforts upon Improving Oneself (I will lose weight, I will read more, I will take an evening class), how about this year making at least one resolution that . . . → Read More: New Year’s Resolutions, Anyone?
Last week, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed suit against the Department of Justice on behalf of six animal advocates seeking to overturn the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). Among those activists is longtime friend of the sanctuary Sarahjane Blum. We feel very proud of her and the co-plaintiffs in Blum v Holder (as . . . → Read More: Tell Obama: Don’t Defend AETA
The New York Times recently endorsed California’s Proposition 2,calling for all other states to enact similar legislation. The question of animal welfare legislation has become increasingly vexed within the animal advocacy movement. The seemingly intractable dispute between proponents and opponents of measures intended to increase the well-being of farmed animals has left many activists . . . → Read More: In Defense of Actual Animals
Rats. Cats. Rabbits. Dogs.
These are the animals we imagine locked up in vivisection labs, subjected to hurtful and often perverse experiments the purpose of which — beyond the satisfaction of abstract curiosity — is often unclear. Cats and rabbits burned by noxious poisons. Rats purposely starved to death. Dogs trapped in cages . . . → Read More: Other Kinds of Bird Cages
Located in a rural region where the local poultry industry participates in the global economy by killing and cutting up more than a million chickens a day, the Eastern Shore Sanctuary & Education Center is committed to the project of building a movement capable of catalyzing the worldwide changes in agriculture, trade, consumption, and . . . → Read More: Seize the Day