Eight years ago former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill No. 1520 into law, which will prohibit the sale and production of foie gras in California. On Sunday, July 1, 2012 that ban from 2004 will finally go into effect. The legislation states: “The bill would prohibit a person from force feeding a bird for the purpose of enlarging […]
Met Neville Bardos, he’s a 12-year-old Racehorse that was headed for the glue factory after a failed racing career; that is until he was noticed by now owner, Boyd Martin. Fast Forward 9 years to when Neville was badly injured in a horrific barn fire and you might start to say […]
Just because they named their new CD "Yes," does not mean that British electro-pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys, will agree to just about anything. The band has turned down a request from an animal rights group to rename itself the Rescue Shelter Boys. The organization, the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals (PETA), sent a letter to Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe acknowledging that its request, at first blush, might appear “bizarre.” But, by changing its name, the band could raise awareness at every tour stop of the “cramped, filthy conditions” that breeders keep animals in before selling them to pet stores, PETA said in its letter.
One of the most powerful tools animal rights activists have is the video footage shot inside places like poorly run dog kennels, animal testing facilities and factory farms, used as grim evidence of the brutality that can take place.