Articles by: Kathleen Canzoniero

From Property to Sentient Beings: Animals Legal Status to Change in France

The legal status of animals is similar to that of a table, but in France it seems that this is about to change. Lawmakers on the French National Assembly legal committee voted to change animals status from “personal property” to […]

by · April 22, 2014 · Animal Issues, Pets
Seriously Guys, Baby Rabbits and Chickens Are Not Appropriate as Easter Gifts

Seriously Guys, Baby Rabbits and Chickens Are Not Appropriate as Easter Gifts

Easter is coming and many animal advocacy organizations are urging parents  not to buy live Easter animals like rabbits and baby chicks.

Therapy dogs come to Lehman College

Therapy dogs come to Lehman College

The Wellness Education and Promotion Program at Lehman College hosted its first ever Pause for Paws event for students during the dreaded midterms period. Students had a chance to take a break from their busy studying and work schedules to […]

by · April 10, 2014 · Local News, News, Pets

4th Annual St. Raymond Parish Art Show

Yesterday the Saint Raymond Parish held their 4th annual art show at the Elementary School gymnasium. Artist’s featured were students from all three schools, Saint Raymond Elementary, Saint Raymond Academy for Girls, and Saint Raymond High School for Boys.

by · March 25, 2014 · Local News, Uncategorized

Cat Cafes invading United States

Over the past couple of years, cats have invaded the internet and now they are coming for cafes.

by · March 19, 2014 · Domestic News, News, Pets

Irish Arts Center Book Day in the Bronx

(Video courtesy Irish Arts Center) A book lover’s paradise will be taking place on Saint Patrick’s Day in the Bronx. Thanks to the Irish Arts Center, Book Day is a yearly event where thousands of free books on Irish literature […]

by · March 14, 2014 · Bulletin Board, Local News

PALS sheltering domestic violence victims and their pets

Photo c/o Urban Resource Institute Just in time for Women’s History Month, the ASPCA (the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) announced that they will award a grant of $75,000 to The Urban Resource Institute (URI) for […]

49th Precinct February 2014 Monthly Meeting

Photos c/o Omesh Persaud On Tuesday February 25th the 49th Precinct had their annual meeting at Bronx House. Deputy Inspector Johnson of the 49th precinct began the meeting off by addressing a video on Facebook that has been circulating since […]

by · February 26, 2014 · Bulletin Board, Local News
Examining the DEC’s plans to exterminate Mute Swans in NYC

Examining the DEC’s plans to exterminate Mute Swans in NYC

(Photo c/o Steve Slaylon) The Mute Swan is a living picture of beauty with its long elegant necks and snow white plumage. It is often considered a symbol of fertility and love but to the New York State Department of […]

After passing of Farm Bill, it’s now a federal crime to attend an animal fight

After passing of Farm Bill, it’s now a federal crime to attend an animal fight

Photo c/o Chad Sisneros (Humanesociety.org) The Farm Bill has had it’s share of controversies, but a lesser known and laudable provision was added to the bill that is a victory for animal welfare. Last Friday President Obama signed the final […]

Famous child actress, diplomat, Shirley Temple Black dies at age 85

Photo c/o Biography.com Shirley Temple Black, one of the most well known child stars in Hollywood, died at 85 on Monday night in her Woodside, California home. Her publicist, Cheryl Kagan, said that Temple Black died of natural causes and […]

by · February 11, 2014 · News, World News

Maimed pitbull puppy ready for adoption

(Photo c/o Long-Islander Newspapers) Miss Harper, an adorable pitbull puppy, is ready for adoption, despite the hurdles she has faced from three abusers. She was brought to the Nassau Country Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in […]

by · February 10, 2014 · Bulletin Board

NYC Council approves city-wide animal abuser registry

Photo c/o Animal Legal Defense Fund Most people are already aware of sex offender registries, but New York City now has one for animal abusers. On February 4, 2014 the New York City Council voted unanimously to create a city-wide […]

by · February 8, 2014 · Local News
Should horses be off NYC streets? Looking at all sides of the issue.

Should horses be off NYC streets? Looking at all sides of the issue.

“It’s over,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at a press conference last month. Since before his inauguration, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been a part of a scandal between animal rights groups and carriage […]

Saint Catharine’s Academy Teachers Picketing, Threatening Strike

Saint Catharine’s Academy Teachers Picketing, Threatening Strike

Teachers at the Saint Catherine’s Acedemy high school on Williamsbridge Road have been picketing each morning this week for increased salaries . They are threatening to strike unless a deal is reached with the school’s Board of Trustees. Current contract […]

by · January 17, 2014 · Bulletin Board, Local News, News