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It’s Here: Fur-Free Season!

It’s Here: Fur-Free Season!

With winter quickly approaching, you’ll soon be swapping the clothes in your closet for warmer options – if you haven’t done so already. You may have indulged in the Black Friday madness – that one day of retail frenzy chock-full of huge discounts and promos […]

Catch-and-Release Fishing Does Not Hurt Fish

Catch-and-Release Fishing Does Not Hurt Fish

“It’s okay … it’s only catch-and-release,” he responds. “Do you go fishing in your own pet fish tank,” I ask. “No way,” he says, “I don’t want to hurt my own pet.” A child can understand that fishing hurts fish, but it only matters if […]

CALIFORNIANS HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE HISTORY: VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 12

CALIFORNIANS HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE HISTORY: VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 12

On November 6, California residents will have the chance to vote on Proposition 12. Sponsored by The Humane Society, this initiative proposes clearly-defined, improved welfare standards for certain farm animals.  Specifically, Proposition 12 deals with minimum space requirements. It would require calves to have at least […]

I’m NOT Lovin’ It: McDonald’s Chicken Cruelty Problem

I’m NOT Lovin’ It: McDonald’s Chicken Cruelty Problem

Chickens are one of the most common domesticated animals on the planet. At any one time there are around 20 billion chickens in the world. Surprisingly, most people’s only contact with chickens is on their plate or in their Happy Meals. But what are live chickens […]

Animals Deserve Better

Animals Deserve Better

Two things I want you to remember: Over 820,800 lives each year. All of those lives are not protected under federal law so the cruelty they endure is legal. I graduated from OSU in 2016. During my time there, I worked closely with university staff […]

The Cruelest Show on Earth

The Cruelest Show on Earth

Beaten mercilessly with steel rods and electric-shock prods. Whipped and shackled in chains. Deprivation of all things natural. Limited access to food, water, and medical care. The screaming and the blood day after day, the punishment is endless. Welcome to hell on earth for animals […]

Vanderpump, Bravo, and Yulin

Vanderpump, Bravo, and Yulin

September 14, 2016. Women’s restroom in the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. I was crying. My mascara was already a botched job since I had applied it at 3:30 AM in a rush to get to the airport on time for the first flight out to D.C. […]

Animal Abuser Turns Pro Player

Animal Abuser Turns Pro Player

Ishmael Zamora. Remember that name. We may see it in a future headline in connection with homicide or rape. In August 2016, a video surfaced showing Zamora brutally kicking and beating his dog mercilessly with a belt. A wideout for Baylor at the time, Zamora was […]