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Apr 11, 2024

A "suicide race" is what jockeys call the sprints young horses are forced to run to get top dollar at places like the Ocala Breeders Sale in Florida. On April 10, 2024, a horse raced to its death, a jockey was hurt, and the president of the sale allegedly assaulted a PETA investigator who captured it all on video....


Apr 3, 2024

What is misothery? Akin to misogyny, author Jim Mason has coined "misothery" as the phrase describing how we "other" animals.

Mason, a co-author with philosopher Peter Singer on "Animal Factories," has written a new edition of his 1993 classic, "An Unnatural Order--Roots of Our Destruction of Nature." Mason connects our...


Mar 27, 2024

Cesar Chavez fought for farmworker rights, but he was also a devout animal lover and did not eat animal flesh. In honor of Cesar Chavez Day (March 31), we reprise our interview with Barbara J. King who talks about empathy toward animals. For some like Chavez it's developed over time through their dogs and animal...


Mar 21, 2024

It's an emergency situation at the animal shelters in Los Angeles, which are suffering from an overpopulation problem that, in turn, shuts out the growing number of animals that still need homes. The city's"no-kill" policy was intended to be a "feel-good" measure, but it has resulted in a lack of space in...


Mar 13, 2024

A third dog died on March 12 at the 2024 Iditarod, the 1,000-mile race of animal cruelty held every year in Alaska.

A three-year-old male dog named Henry is the third death in three days. Two other race dogs, Bog, a two-year-old, and George, a four-year-old both died on Sunday. "The Iditarod is the shame of Alaska,"...