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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

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

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

Tuesday News Grab Bag

Hello readers! I’m currently in the middle of writing a bunch of posts, including a review and interview with the recently published Little Darling’s Pinups for Pitbulls book, a discussion about Mayo Gate, and a post about animal activists over at the other blog I help out on, Species and Class. But since I feel … Continue reading

Wesley J. Smith Gets the Nonhuman Rights Project All Wrong

Wesley J. Smith published an (unintentionally) hilarious blog post, “Infanticide is Okay But Peter Singer Says Chimps Should Have Human Rights” in response to Peter Singer’s thoughtful opinion piece, “Chimpanzees Are People Too.” There’s a lot wrong with Smith’s article. Take the following: “Singer simply asserts that chimps are persons because of their intelligence and supposed … Continue reading

Video of the Day: Gaza Zoo Victims

I can’t stop crying. The video, linked below, details the horrifying, upsetting, and emotionally devastating reality of some of the nonhuman animal victims of the Israel/Palestine conflict. Abu Sameer, the zoo’s chief veterinarian, told CNN that up to 10 monkeys have been killed along with a peacock, a gazelle, a lion, and a fox. I … Continue reading