Topics :: animal welfare

D.C. Not a Home for Exotic Pets

By Rhuaridh Marr | Wednesday Aug 27, 2014
With space at a premium, traffic-heavy streets and densely-populated residential areas, the city needs to ensure that any pets or animals kept are properly maintained, but how aware are we of the laws that govern animals in the District?

SeaWorld Drops OSHA Violation Appeal

By Mike Schneider | Sunday Aug 24, 2014
SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale, ending any chance of trainers ever again swimming with orcas during shows.

The Peril of Pedigree Dogs

By Rhuaridh Marr | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Whether the huge bundle of fur that disguises the Old English sheepdog or the tiny Chihuahua that's more fashion accessory than pet, there's a dog for everyone. Sadly, though, not all dogs are created equal.

Bill in Calif. Would Ban Orca Shows

Saturday Mar 8, 2014
A California state lawmaker wants to ban SeaWorld from using killer whales in its San Diego shows.

Merck Joins Companies Ending Chimpanzee Research

Friday Jan 31, 2014
Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use chimpanzees for research.

Cat Rescued After 3 Winter Days in Ohio Drainpipe

Sunday Jan 12, 2014
A cat that spent at least three winter days in a northwest Ohio drainpipe has been rescued after initially refusing attempts to lure it out with tuna, the classic call of "here, kitty, kitty" and even a cellphone app that meowed.

Royal Fall for Princess Accused of Cockfighting

By Steven DuBois | Friday Aug 16, 2013
Princess Irina Walker, the daughter of the last king of Romania, and her husband - a former Oregon sheriff’s deputy - are expected to appear in court to face charges of running a cockfighting business on their ranch in Eastern Oregon.

Broadway Gets Beastly, Thanks To A Dog Lover

By Mark Kennedy | Thursday Jul 11, 2013
Bernadette Peters stopped by a desolate corner of Brooklyn the other day to hang out with a special group of fans. They were literally barking.

Wilton Manors Lesbian Rescues Animals for a Living

By Dori Zinn | Monday Feb 11, 2013
It wasn’t until she started her grassroots organization, 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades, FL, that she became engulfed in rescuing pets in Broward and Miami-Dade.

International Fashion Retailers Commit to Go Fur Free

Saturday Dec 22, 2012
The Fur Free Retailer Program is an international effort to give consumers accurate information about a retailer’s fur policy, allowing consumers to make an informed choice when shopping. The program aims to further the spirit of ethical consumerism.