AltWeeklies Wire

Puppy mill breeders exposed in new reportnew

How much is that doggie in the window, the one with the waggly tail? The cost — measured in suffering — is high if a puppy mill supplied the dog to the store. The Humane Society of the United States in May issued The Horrible Hundred: Puppy Mills Exposed, with a state-by-state breakdown.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff and Staff writer  |  05-21-2015  |  Animal Issues

Bias Bitesnew

Pit bull bans blasted as biased, without merit.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  05-21-2015  |  Animal Issues

The Cult of the Pitnew

You love me now, but will you when I’m four?
San Diego Reader  |  Bill Manson  |  04-22-2015  |  Animal Issues

Writing the rights of animalsnew

Charter of Rights and Freedoms for Animals aims to deal with instances of animal abuse in Canada.
VUE Weekly  |  Rebecca Medel  |  12-10-2014  |  Animal Issues

What Food Producers Don’t Want You To Knownew

More than 80 undercover investigations have been conducted at U.S. factory farms in the past decade, resulting in dozens of videos that reveal animal abuse and real threats to food safety. And even as campaigns are launched to implement policies that can prevent such cruelty, counter-campaigns are trying to prevent undercover investigations in the first place.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  11-14-2014  |  Animal Issues

Rattling the cage: Court weighs in on personhood for non-humansnew

A New York court will decide this fall whether to apply “legal personhood” to an animal in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit filed on behalf of Tommy the Chimp.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff  |  10-20-2014  |  Animal Issues

Exotic Enormitynew

Violations of Alberta's Zoo Standards lead to more suffering animals.
VUE Weekly  |  Rebecca Medel  |  05-21-2014  |  Animal Issues

On the Horns of a Dilemmanew

Wildlife veterinarian Walter M. Boyce reflects on the challenges of bighorn sheep conservation.
Tucson Weekly  |  Susan E. Swanberg  |  01-12-2014  |  Animal Issues

Scamper free, Black-Footed Ferret!new

Endangered species released into the wild at Walker Ranch.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Evan Richardson  |  11-15-2013  |  Animal Issues

Revolving Racetracknew

The fur still flies at Tucson Greyhound Park.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  09-03-2013  |  Animal Issues

Man vs. Wolfnew

A new fight now looms between wolf advocates, game managers, ranchers, conservationists and hunters: After nearly 50 years on the Endangered Species List, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service earlier this month proposed removing federal protections for gray wolves nationwide. While thousands of Idaho hunters have stalked wolves over three recent seasons, just a few hundred have succeeded. Robert Roman has likely claimed more than any other hunter or trapper in the state.
The Inlander  |  Jacob Jones  |  07-01-2013  |  Animal Issues

Police shoot and kill bear in Seasidenew

A black bear wandering the Monterey Peninsula ended up on the wrong end of a gun, as Seaside Police shot it dead rather than waiting for the Department of Fish and Game to show up.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Kera Abraham  |  06-06-2013  |  Animal Issues


Christine Rebel always liked dogs, but her love of pit bulls became an obsession after she met Farrah Fawcett. Not the Charlie’s Angel, but Rebel’s own four-legged angel, the same who, on one occasion, resisted a bath, prompting “Scallops” (Rebel’s roommate) to make a desperate phone call.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  05-09-2013  |  Animal Issues

Where's the Beef?new

Activists accuse California beef industry of trying to conceal animal abuse, unhealthy practices.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Alastair Bland  |  04-07-2013  |  Animal Issues

Pat Derby, Savior of Elephants, Diesnew

Pat Derby founded Ark2000, a 2000-acre refuge for elephants in the Mother Lode where at least one of the alleged pachyderm victims of the Los Angeles Zoo lived out her last days in happier refuge.
Random Lengths News  |  Lionel Rolfe  |  02-25-2013  |  Animal Issues

Narrow Search


Narrow by Date

  • Last 7 Days
  • Last 30 Days
  • Select a Date Range
  • From: