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Video of the Day: How Whales Change Climate

This beautifully made video is short but informative. I had no idea of the impact that whales had on our environment. Did you? I was already opposed to whaling, but after watching the video and reading some links, I now have more support for my opposition. I included the transcript of the narration for anyone … Continue reading

Today in Speciesism: Pig Parts Make Up Nativity Scene

Originally posted on The Paw Report:
Celebrating Christmas? Don’t forget to include compassion. Like the other images  I’ve analyzed on my blog, this nativity scene, made from assorted pieces of dead pigs, normalizes animal cruelty by making light of it, and hides the violence we commit against animals. Nativity scenes are used to celebrate the birth…

News Digest for the week of 12/19/2014

Originally posted on Species and Class:
If you have something that you’d want us to share next week, email us or contact us via Twitter @SpeciesAndClass. The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) has filed a motion for permission to appeal to New York’s highest court: the Court of Appeals. (via NhRP) Will Kymlicka discusses citizenship of…

Number of the Day: 164 (bears killed through first 3 days of N.J. hunt)

The annual New Jersey bear hunt has killed 164 bears so far. Why isn’t New Jersey enacting Bear Smart Legislation? Continue reading

On My Radar: Unjust Plush

I’m an adult, but I’m not ashamed to admit: I love stuffed animals! I grew up with them, as so many of us did, and there’s still a pile of them on my bed at my mother’s house.  My stuffed animals were my friends and my protectors, and they are probably why I went on … Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Horse Carriage Ban Introduced in NYC!

Yesterday, Intro 0573-2014 was introduced in City Council, which will ban horse-drawn carriages! The relevant section of the bill reads as follows: § 5. Section 17-327 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision f to read as follows: f. Carriage rides prohibited.  As of June … Continue reading

Book Review: “Little Darling’s Pinups for Pitbulls: A Celebration of America’s Most Loveable Dogs” by Deirdre Franklin

The amazing canine advocate Deirdre Franklin (“Pinups for Pitbulls”) recently released Little Darling’s Pinups for Pitbulls. The book is available in stores now and available online at her official website and of course at Amazon and Barnes and Noble!   Almost ten years ago, Deirdre Franklin founded Pinups for Pitbulls in 2005 with a mission … Continue reading

Interview with Deirdre Franklin (Pinups for Pitbulls) on her new book & more!

In 2005, Deirdre ‘Little Darling’ Franklin founded Pinups for Pitbulls (PFPB), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate the public, raise awareness, and fight against pit bull breed discrimination. Why pit bulls? As some may be aware, our society has unfairly maligned pit bulls: the fear and stereotyping of pit bull type dogs has … Continue reading