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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 […]

Giving Thanks to Animals

Giving Thanks to Animals

Sunrise Sanctuary | Photo by Alma Images It is officially November which means its World Vegan Month! What’s World Vegan Month? you may be asking. Since 1994, World Vegan Month has kicked off on November 1st, also known as World Vegan Day, which is an […]

Shark Finning and Our Ecosystem

Shark Finning and Our Ecosystem

Nearly every summer there is a new blockbuster of a killer shark terrorizing innocent swimmers trying to enjoy the beach. My own mother is still too scared to swim in the ocean after watching Jaws as a child. All of the negative press – be […]

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 […]

Natural Equals No Harm

Natural Equals No Harm

All-natural. Cage-free. Free-range. Certified organic. These days food packaging can have misleading buzzwords. Most food boxes and packaging make some sort of claim about the product. It’s the company’s opportunity to convince the discerning buyer that their product is somehow healthier, more environmentally conscious, or […]

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. […]

Empty Oceans by 2050?

Empty Oceans by 2050?

Humans have wiped out half of the ocean’s fish since 1970  For every 1 pound of fish caught, up to 5 pounds of marine animals are caught and thrown away as “BYCATCH” Almost 4 lbs of wild fish are killed for a single 6 oz […]

Pet Food Companies: Stop Supporting Petland

Pet Food Companies: Stop Supporting Petland

Petland continues to source their puppies from puppy mills and our society is allowing it. Their business model relies on selling puppies that are sourced from horrific, inhumane puppy mills. First off, if you don’t believe me about the Petland Puppy Mill thing – or don’t […]