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17

Jan

Factory farms get mappedAn interactive map lets you see just how many factory farms are operating in your county.

Factory farms get mapped
An interactive map lets you see just how many factory farms are operating in your county.

04

Dec

Is that faux fur really fake?The Humane Society of the United States issued a consumer warning  this week, informing consumers that Kohl’s was selling “faux-fur” handbags made with real fur. HSUS investigators tested several styles of Nicole Lee Fabiola handbags advertised as having “faux-fur trimming” and discovered that the so-called fake fur was actually rabbit fur. Mislabeling real fur — for example, claiming rabbit fur is mink — is nothing new. However, mislabeling real fur as faux is a relatively new development.And it’s happening more than you’d expect.Read more.

Is that faux fur really fake?
The Humane Society of the United States issued a consumer warning  this week, informing consumers that Kohl’s was selling “faux-fur” handbags made with real fur.
 
HSUS investigators tested several styles of Nicole Lee Fabiola handbags advertised as having “faux-fur trimming” and discovered that the so-called fake fur was actually rabbit fur.
 
Mislabeling real fur — for example, claiming rabbit fur is mink — is nothing new. However, mislabeling real fur as faux is a relatively new development.

And it’s happening more than you’d expect.

Read more.

09

Apr

Woman arrested for hanging boyfriend’s dog
Sheena Ann Cornwell hanged the dog in the garage and is charged with animal torture. If found guilty, she could be forbidden from ever owning animals.

Woman arrested for hanging boyfriend’s dog

Sheena Ann Cornwell hanged the dog in the garage and is charged with animal torture. If found guilty, she could be forbidden from ever owning animals.

01

Apr

Man tattoos puppy, faces backlash
Animal advocates across the nation are criticizing the N.C. man after he posted a photo of his dog’s ink on Facebook.

Man tattoos puppy, faces backlash

Animal advocates across the nation are criticizing the N.C. man after he posted a photo of his dog’s ink on Facebook.

20

Mar

Dyed Easter chicks create controversy
Hatchery owners say dyeing the birds is harmless and festive, but animal advocates argue that it turns the chicks into novelty items.

Dyed Easter chicks create controversy

Hatchery owners say dyeing the birds is harmless and festive, but animal advocates argue that it turns the chicks into novelty items.

22

Jan


 Animal activist to brand volunteers like cattle 



Becky Folkard of the UK will travel to London in March to burn the number ‘269’ into a man’s chest in protest of cruelty in the dairy industry.
Becky Folkard of the UK will travel to London in March to burn the number ‘269’ into a man’s chest in protest of cruelty in the dairy industry.

08

Jan


 Woody Harrelson narrates new anti-fur video 



Actor/activist hopes the family-friendly PSA will makes fashion designers and consumers think twice about using and wearing animal fur.
Actor/activist hopes the family-friendly PSA will makes fashion designers and consumers think twice about using and wearing animal fur.

21

Dec


 Justin Bieber slammed for ‘cruel’ animal giveaway 



Pop star criticized by animal activists after giving away his pet hamster to a screaming fan.
Pop star criticized by animal activists after giving away his pet hamster to a screaming fan.

16

Nov

Undercover video depicts abuse at Butterball turkey farmsThe animal-rights group Mercy for Animals has documented mistreatment and illnesses at four North Carolina turkey facilities.

Undercover video depicts abuse at Butterball turkey farms
The animal-rights group Mercy for Animals has documented mistreatment and illnesses at four North Carolina turkey facilities.

24

Oct

Shannon Elizabeth urges turkey adoptionThe ‘American Pie’ actress wants people to oppose animal cruelty and support Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt A Turkey Project.

Shannon Elizabeth urges turkey adoption
The ‘American Pie’ actress wants people to oppose animal cruelty and support Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt A Turkey Project.