File: In this August 21, 2014 photograph, a group of short-beaked common dolphins swim in the wake of a boat. (Flickr File: In this August 21, 2014 photograph, short-beaked common dolphins ride in the wake of  boat. (Flickr / Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith)
28 Nov 2015

Ban On Tuna Labeled Dolphin-Safe Shows How TPP Will Crush Consumer Rights

The World Trade Organization’s push to ban the US’ labeling of dolphin-safe tuna provides us with a window into America’s dark future with the TPP.

File: A K-9 Unit police patrol car from Roseville, California. (Flickr / Matthew Fern)
04 Sep 2015

Police Dogs’ Lives Don’t Matter? 12 Police Dogs Died Of Heat Exhaustion In 2015

Despite years of awareness campaigns by animal rights activists, hundreds of dogs still die each year after being left in parked cars on hot summer days. Working dogs are not exempt, and heat exhaustion has claimed the lives of at least 12 police dogs so far this year.

A battery cage egg farm with an escaped hen on the walkway between the tiers of battery cages at a factory farm, photographed on January 3, 2008. (Flickr / Farm Sanctuary)
03 Aug 2015

Federal Judge Strikes Down Idaho ‘Ag-Gag Law,’ Defends Undercover Investigations Of Food Industry

An Idaho law enacted to permit the state to jail anyone, who conducts undercover investigations and secretly records animal abuse, was rejected as unconstitutional by a federal judge. The decision marked the first time a federal court had struck down a state’s “ag-gag law.”