Topics :: animal rights

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.

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.

Celeb Photog’s Homage to Local Men Benefits Atlanta Pets

Thursday Oct 11, 2012
PALS (Pets are Loving Support) is an Atlanta-based nonprofit that loves animals. It provides pet care including free food and basic veterinary care, and support to the companion pets of senior citizens as well as critically ill and disabled Atlantans.

A Home for Doggies at the Boston Pooch Hotel

Tuesday Oct 9, 2012
According to the American Pet Products Association, in 2012 an estimated $4.11 billion will be spent on boarding and grooming in the U.S., so the demand for a sixth Pooch Hotel location comes as no surprise.

Winners of 4th Annual Fur Free Fashion Competition Announced

Friday Aug 31, 2012
Born Free USA’s 4th Annual fffashion (Fur Free Fashion) Competition attracted emerging designers from around the globe who believe in the benefits of shunning fur, protecting animals and the environment, and embracing the green fashion movement.

Sports Fans and Pet Owners Flash Their College Pride

Monday Jul 30, 2012
´┐╝Combining functionality, technology and fashion, Dog-E-Glow gives college fans and their pets the ability to "flash their pride" around campus, at sporting events and other university activities with their safe and visible collars and leashes.

Tanzanian Lodge Voted World’s Best Hotel

Sunday Jul 15, 2012
In what is considered a remarkable achievement, Singita, a small, privately owned South African conservation company, has once again taken top honors in this year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.