animal cruelty

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District Attorney in Maine won’t prosecute lobster processor because he doesn’t think lobsters are animals

Speciesism in action. PETA had recorded secret footage of lobsters being treated inhumanely at a processing plant in Maine. However, the District Attorney for Hancock County won’t prosecute charges because he claims that lobsters aren’t “animals” under the state’s animal cruelty statute. According to Foster, “there is a lack of conclusive evidence that lobsters are … Continue reading

Today in Speciesism: Why does the Nebraska legislature want to protect animal abusers, but criminalize animal rights activists who use drone photography?

I was going through my Google alert notifications when I came upon “Bill seeks to stop drone use to spy on people, harass cows“, an article written by Grant Schulte. The headline was appalling enough; the text of the article was even worse. Not only does the article fail in its objectivity – it only … Continue reading

Book Review: A Place To Call Home: Toby’s Tale

As you may know, throughout this past year I blogged the nonfiction book, Dogland. Dogland, written by Jacki Skole, investigates the American shelter system and rescue efforts, looking for answers on how we can reduce euthanasia rates in shelters and help adoptable dogs find homes. Now, what you don’t know is that some time ago, … Continue reading

.@PETA files lawsuit challenging Iowa’s ag-gag law

  Exposers of animal abuse should be protected, NOT punished! Why PETA is going to court to fight #Iowa’s #AgGag law. — PETA (@peta) October 11, 2017   People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, along with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, the Center for Food Safety, … 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

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

Video of the Day: Dairy Farm Abuse in New Mexico

I’m so sad that Mercy For Animals has uncovered yet more rampant abuse at a dairy farm. This time, it’s Winchester Dairy whose employees committed egregious acts of abuse to cows and calves. Winchester Dairy supplies milk for Leprino Foods, who is the “primary cheese supplier to Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Papa John’s restaurants nationwide.” … 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

Animals and the Law: Spotlight on Protection Orders

Note: Help for Abused and Battered Women, via If you need immediate assistance, call 911 or your local emergency service. For domestic violence helplines and shelters, click here. If you’re a man in an abusive relationship, read Help for Abused Men. In this post, I will be discussing orders of protection for companion animals … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Animal Cruelty Apparently Increases Popularity of Church #WisconsinShame

“This has been our tradition for 44 years. This is our big draw for our parish picnic. If we don’t have the pig rassle down here, we don’t hardly see any people come to our church,” said Bruce Learman, pig rassle co-chair. Over the weekend, St. Patrick’s Parish in Wisconsin hosted it’s 44th annual “pig rassle,” … Continue reading