Category: Animal Welfare News

Angst at the A.S.P.C.A

The New York Times By JACOB BERNSTEIN One of the first times Cindy Adams went to a board meeting of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, tempers flared. The problem wasn’t the long-debated horse carriage issue.…

Drought takes heavy toll on roaming horses

Navajo Times   T he water hole at Lichii naazniil near Cottonwood, Ariz. has dried up. A rotten smell of dead carcasses linger in the air. The rancid smell came from the 17 dead horses in various stages of decomposition…

Have Trunk Will Travel:Keep Elephants Alive!

San Diego Channel 6 Story on AWC Member Have Trunk Will Travel Kimi, Marc and Lynda checking out the elephants from “Have Trunk Will Travel.” They are Asian elephant ambassadors spreading the word to their human friends to protect the…

Hay shortage hits horse owners, livestock farmers hard

Miwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel The long summer drought spawned a severe hay shortage in Wisconsin that’s hitting horse owners and livestock farmers hard this winter. Horse rescue groups, and private owners, are struggling to afford hay for their animals as…

The difference between animal rights and welfare

The Daily Collegian We’ve all seen the commercials with Sarah McLachlan advocating animal rights and pushing to end the abuse of animals. But what exactly do animal rights entail? Commercials like these would have you believe that animal rights look…

ASPCA settles with Ringling Bros. for $9.3M

Washington Business Journal The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has settled a lawsuit filed against it by Feld Entertainment for $9.3 million, ending 12 years of litigation between the two. Full Article