Animal Issues

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

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

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Update On Efforts To Establish A Bronx Animal Shelter

Animal rights activist and Community Board 11 member Bernadette Ferarra updated the community at last nights Board meeting on the ongoing process to establish and fund a no-kill shelter for animals in our borough, responding to significant feral cat communities […]

by · March 28, 2014 · Animal Issues, Pets
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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 […]

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 […]