See Elephants Stop Truck From Overturning After It Gets Stuck in Mud


Originally posted on TIME:
Police found two elephants trying to keep the 18-wheeler transporting them from overturning during its journey from New Orleans to the Dallas area Tuesday morning. The truck, carrying three elephants from a Florida circus, got stuck in mud on Interstate 49 near the Powhatan exit in Natchitoches Parish, La., at about…

Swoon alert! Ryan Gosling Speaks Up For Cows


Originally posted on Michelle Neff:
Is is possible to love this man any more!? Ryan Gosling has penned a letter on behalf of PETA to the National Milk Producers Federation urging officials to require dairy farmers to begin phasing out ‘dehorning’ – which is a painful process in which calves have their horns gouged out…

Cruelty and kindness: two tales of soldier behavior


The biggest earthquake since 1976 hit Guatemala last week. At a time when animals are not in most of my fellow citizen’s minds, I marvel at the courage that others, halfway across from my country, display to save one animal (while others are taught to embrace torture as a right of passage). Help Let’s Adopt […]

By the time you read this post


I hope for Duffgirl and I to have been able to help Mostachón find a suitable home. This lovely male cat wandered near our house last night, and stole our hearts. Update: He came to greet us Saturday, Sunday and this morning. Thankfully, he`s growing used to us feeding him and petting him. This should […]

Does your brand support animal cruelty?


Not to be in a Debbie Downer mode, but I’ve been meaning to start a series of posts related to corporate sponsors of rodeos and other so-called attractions that foster animal cruelty. Mad props to SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness). Here are a few corporations that have been publicly linked to rodeos: Bank of America Enterprise […]

CircusesHurtAnimals.com


That is what I call commitment. “Hello. My name is CircusesHurtAnimals.com.” Could you ever forget that name? Formerly known as Dan Carron, PETA Foundation staffer CircusesHurtAnimals.com is using that simple introduction to draw awareness to the circus’s routine animal abuse. Now that his driver’s license is officially changed, CircusesHurtAnimals.com only has to say his name to educate […]

Knut’s death: captivity, greed and double standards


Last year, as I was reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Eating Animals, the author described Knut, the first polar bear to be born in the Berlin Zoo in thirty years. He had the opportunity to visit Knut, while in Germany, and had a first hand glimpse into the massive popularity of the animal: there were […]