Animal Issues

Driver caught exposing carriage horse to extreme temperatures, violating NYC law

Forcing Horses to work in extreme temperatures According to the Mayor’s office and the ASPCA, NYPD officials suspended horse carriage operations due to high temperatures yesterday at 12:37 pm. During the suspension, carriage driver and industry spokesperson Christina Hansen is […]

by · July 3, 2014 · Animal Issues

New York State Makes History: Sends Clear Message to Criminals Benefiting from the Killing off of Elephants and Rhinos

The Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo, Natural Resources Defense Council, and The Humane Society of the United States praised the New York State Legislature Friday for passing landmark legislation that bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhino horn. […]

by · June 22, 2014 · Animal Issues
NYC’s Top Dog Fundraiser

NYC’s Top Dog Fundraiser

Owner Pedro Rosario and expert volunteerĀ  Danielle Benhrahim This past Saturdays Fundraiser Bakesale was a fun event. Coloring time, courtesy of Lovie Pignata Of Morris Perk. Also in attendance was The Bronx’s own Baron Ambrosia, and Bronx Chronicle Staff Annie […]

Cat Rescued After Cat-Kicker is Released from Jail Without Bail

Kicking cats is apparently the new ‘tough guy’ sport, as demonstrated by Andre Robinson. The Brooklyn resident was filmed last Friday kicking a local neighborhood cat, named King, while his friends laughed manically.

Another Horse Carriage Accident Sparks Protests

Another Horse Carriage Accident Sparks Protests

Another carriage horse accident on the afternoon of April 23rd added fuel to the fire between the carriage horse industry and animal activists. A horse named Spartacus collapsed, apparently after being spooked by a bus, on Central Park South, just […]

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 parentsĀ  not to buy live Easter animals like rabbits and baby chicks.

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

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 […]