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Dairy industry is shook! Outrageous legislation, shocking lobby spending, and more.

The dairy industry thinks consumers are confused about plant-based milk products. Could they be right? Readers, maybe it’s time we had the talk. In case you don’t know, products like “soy milk,” “almond milk,” and “cashew milk” do not come from cows. Cows only produce cow milk. No soya, almond, or cashew were forcibly impregnated … Continue reading

Reading Series: Dogland – Pet Deserts

“The shelter is at the back end of the equation. People need to realize these animals are not the shelter’s problem; they’re the community’s problem.” I love this quote, which comes from Chris Protzman, interviewed by Dogland author Jacki Skole, who helped found the Blount County Animal Center. The chapter I’m currently blogging, Pet Deserts, … Continue reading

Monday News Grab Bag! 4/10

This weekly grab bag of news is brought to you by a beautiful bird I found on Flickr. 10,000 dog adoptions, through HSUS pet stores conversion program via Humane Society of the United States After launching this campaign in 2013, we’ve worked with 20 pet stores across the country to stop selling puppy mill dogs … Continue reading

Join the @ASPCA and #GetTough on Dog Fighting!

Are you against dog fighting, but feel like you can’t do anything to help the cause? Well, I’m here to share the awesome news that the ASPCA has launched a new campaign in honor of National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, which is on April 8. The ASPCA has made it easy and fun to get … Continue reading

Monday News Grab Bag! 3/27

These links are brought to you by shelter dogs… Court of Appeals rules airlines have right to ban hunting trophies  via Animal News 24-7 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on March 20,  2017 ruled that Delta Airlines is under no legal obligation to carry hunting trophies. The Fifth Circuit Court of … Continue reading

Animal Law & Environmental Law Tweets of the Week

Another week, another set of tweets! Please share, RT, click, and follow. (By the way, the featured image to this post is of my friend’s chicken, Penelope, who I often pet-sit!) Big thanks to @RepEdRoyce for your support in helping us take shark fins off the menu #FinBanNow https://t.co/UtWGk0Ei27 — Oceana (@Oceana) March 14, 2017 … Continue reading

End of the Week Links

This post is brought to you by a deer who I photographed while out on a run/hike in Rockefeller State Park. Here are some links of articles I read this week and wanted to share. Enjoy your weekend, everyone! Nonhuman Rights Project Chimp Advocate Doggedly Pursues Animal Rights New York court asked to determine if … Continue reading

Animal Law Tweets of the Week

Another week, another group of tweets! Read on for a roundup of links about the Dairy Pride Act, the Nonhuman Rights Project, dachshund racing (?!), and more… Help stop the Dairy Pride Act that will stifle #plant-based competition! https://t.co/PYZWfrjVKp #vegan #animallaw #unfaircompetition pic.twitter.com/PwY80RYtZU — Kelly Levenda (@KellyLevenda) March 9, 2017 The dairy industry claims this … Continue reading

Kentucky Horses At Risk! Who’s behind this outrageous new bill, and how to stop it!

In its most recent report of animal protection law rankings, the Animal Legal Defense Fund ranked the state of Kentucky dead last – for the tenth year in a row. Here are some of the reasons why Kentucky was chosen – again – as the worst state: Felony provisions are available only for cruelty and fighting, both against only select animals; No felony provisions for neglect or abandonment; Inadequate definitions/standards of basic care; and Veterinarians are prohibited from reporting suspected cruelty or fighting. One would … Continue reading

Top Animal & Environmental Law Tweets of the Week – 3/6/2017

If you follow my Twitter account at all, you’ve probably noticed that I am anti-Trump and his administration. Not only am I disgusted by his (and his administration’s) misogyny, sexism, bigotry, and racism, I am also staunchly against his anti-science and anti-animal platform. Personally, I do not see how any animal advocate can support him. … Continue reading