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Animals and the Law: NY Gov. Cuomo Vetoes TNR Bill

Happy National Cat Day? New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed the TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) bill, which would have improved the state’s Animal Population Control Program (APCP) by allowing eligible non-profit entities to receive funding for the trapping, neutering, vaccinating and returning of feral cats. A feral cat is defined in New York as “domesticated cats … Continue reading

The Animal Ag Industry Just Had a Really Bad Week

The animal agriculture industry just had a really bad week… and it’s probably going to get worse. It all started a week ago, last Monday, when Canadian Cattlemen, a magazine and online publication, published an article called “Advocates still calling for the elimination of meat consumption.” Magazine editor Gren Winslow penned the piece, in which … Continue reading

The Dark Side of the Dairy Industry

Direct Action Everywhere activist Aidan Cook recently posed some uncomfortable questions to Ben and Jerry (yes, the founders of the ice cream brand) at an event in Boulder, Colorado, regarding the treatment of dairy cows and egg laying hens. The video is hard to hear, but the gist of it is that Aidan is asking … Continue reading

Today in Speciesism: Panelists at the Wall Street Journal’s “Why We Love Meat” event flee the stage when confronted with speciesism

This past Saturday, activists from the grassroots organization Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) disrupted the Wall Street Journal’s “Why We Love Meet” event. Here’s a description of the event, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ): Meat is among our most beloved and contested foods. Putting the environmental and health considerations aside, we’ll focus on the culinary … Continue reading

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month — Share the #BigLove! [UPDATE: 10/19]

Originally posted on The Paw Report:
Banksy! As my readers may know, I am a huge proponent of pet adoption. All of my companion animals are rescues. Back in 2007, I adopted my dog Banksy from the Albuquerque pet shelter. She lives with my mom now along with her best friends Penny, Sadie and Bandit.…

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month — Share the #BigLove! [UPDATE: 10/19]

As my readers may know, I am a huge proponent of pet adoption. All of my companion animals are rescues. Back in 2007, I adopted my dog Banksy from the Albuquerque pet shelter. She lives with my mom now along with her best friends Penny, Sadie and Bandit. (And those are just the dogs! Banksy … Continue reading

“Why Don’t You Care About Humans?”

This past weekend, myself and other members of Direct Action Everywhere NYC volunteered with a local organization called Chilis on Wheels (CoW). CoW distributes free vegan chili to anyone who is in need of a warm meal. The total amount of donated food per month is about 800 meals! CoW also has vegan leaflets on … Continue reading

Why I’m Fasting Against Slaughter

Today, I join the Fast Against Slaughter because it’s not food, it’s violence. Undeniably, right at this very moment there are millions of suffering animals worldwide. They are feeling fear and pain, they smell sickness, and they see death. They are confused, scared, and hurting. They are being transported in trucks without food and water … Continue reading

Volunteering with Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary!

Recently, members of Direct Action Everywhere NYC visited the new location of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary to spend the day volunteering. I met some really beautiful and amazing animals. Animal sanctuaries are not only great places to bring your non-vegan family and friends, but they’re also a great place for you to volunteer. No matter the … Continue reading