Browsing the "Animal Cruelty" Category

Take Action: 5 Opportunities

December 6th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

  #1: Ringling Circus Gets Largest Fine of Its Kind for Animal Cruelty — Thank USDA & PETA! From PETA: [&hellip

10 More Big Activism Stories

November 21st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Some top activism stories from the past week or so that I haven’t been able to get to but deserve [&hellip

Top 5 Ways to End Factory Farming

October 26th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

The National Conference to End Factory Farming starts tomorrow! One of our writers, Kate Follot, will be attending and reporting [&hellip

United States Weak-Ass Concern Over Renewed Japanese Whaling

October 14th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

In a statement released on Thursday the United States has expressed their deep "regrets that Japan has decided to continue its controversial whaling in the Southern Ocean." The statement also went on to state that "the United States also expresses its deep concern about the possibility of violence in connection with such whaling." This sort of nonaction and pussy-footing around an issue such as this is one of the reasons why individual nutjobs like Paul Watson and his Sea Shepherd Conservation Society are out on the seas trying to protect animals who have as much right to live as anything else, especially given how close to endangered many species of whale are getting.

Finland Going After Animal Activists for Undercover Factory Farm Videos

October 4th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Animal rights and environmental activists are increasingly being targeted by governments as terrorists (or "eco-terrorists") as award-winning independent journalist and author Will Potter repeatedly shows. One of his recent posts on his site Green is the New Red was on animal activists in Finland being prosecuted for undercovering filming of factory farms. The story

National Factory Farming Conference

September 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Planetsave is one of the media sponsors for Farm Sanctuary's 1st ever National Conference on Factory Farming. I wrote an intro post on this over on Eat Drink Better, another sponsoring site. Here's that info, reposted in full

Science vs. Culture – Indian Scientists Clash Over Proposed Animal Welfare Law

September 17th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

With an estimated 5000 research institutions utilizing live animals, India has become a powerhouse in medical and biological research. But there's a problem: according to the Animal Welfare Board of Indi, only 1700 of those institutions are in compliance with government registration laws, and only 200 or so have adequate facilities for the proper housing and care of animals. A new Animal Welfare Law has been proposed with provisions, out-right bans,and penalties that some scientists are calling excessively "harsh". Critics assert that the law will severely hindermedical valuable and important science education and research.

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