Category: Animal Welfare News

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

Importance of Perris company’s elephant breeding

The Press Enterprise If you’re wondering why the elephant breeding that Have Trunk Will Travel is involved with is important, here’s why. This Sumatran elephant was allegedly poisoned by poachers for its tusks in Indra Makmur, Aceh province, Indonesia, on…

HSUS horse sanctuary director sues over firing

Capital Press The former director of a horse sanctuary operated by the Humane Society of the United States claims she was fired for “whistleblowing activities” involving environmental and workplace safety rules. Kathleen Strek, former director of the group’s Duchess Sanctuary…