DawnWatch: "Sorry Your Holiness, but compassion demands disruption" - op-ed in Boulder's Daily Camera 6/29/16
DawnWatch generally focuses on media outlets large enough to have national or international weight, such as the New York Times. I generally send anything smaller just to people in the city where the story appeared. But an op-ed in today's Daily Camera, fro...
DawnWatch: NY Times on military medic training and Perdue chickens 6/26-6/27/16
Two big bits of animal news in the New York Times in the last couple of days:
First: Groups fighting against the military's use of live animals in medical training now have the New York Times editorial page on their side. On Sunday, June 26, the paper edi...
DawnWatch: Zoos close and LA Times article discusses nonhuman rights 6/25/16
This week there has been news that the Buenos Aires Zoo ( http://tinyurl.com/zrwoc9p ) and Canada's infamous Bowmanville Zoo (http://tinyurl.com/haw6xjv ) are shutting down. I urge animal advocates to comment on any articles you see on those zoo closures, ...
DawnWatch: "Unlocking the Cage" LA premiere and KCRW interview 6/23-6/24/16
DawnWatch subscribers have read many times over the years about the work of attorney Steve Wise, who argues for legal rights for non human animals, and about the Nonhuman Rights Project that was formed to support that work. (http://www.nonhumanrightsprojec...
DawnWatch: NPR's Fresh Air on "What a Fish Knows" 6/20/15
On Monday June 20, the NPR show "Fresh Air" featured Jonathan Balcombe, being interviewed about his new book, "What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins."
It is a thoroughly wonderful interview, from the opening description of groupers...
DawnWatch: Beautiful PBS coverage plus more, of dolphin announcement by National Aquarium 6/15/16
I get to share extraordinary news today. The National Aquarium has pledged to retire its dolphins into a seaside dolphin sanctuary. The announcement was made via a beautiful op-ed by the aquarium's CEO, John Racanelli, in the Tuesday, June 14 Baltimore Sun...
DawnWatch: NY Times needs letters challenging horse racing 6/13/16
Three weeks ago I sent out an alert about the deaths of two horses, Homeboykris and Pramedya, during the Preakness undercard races. I am pleased to share that the Monday, June 1,3 New York Times has a thoughtful piece by sports columnist William C. Rhoden,...
DawnWatch: Dog meat festival opens door for letters about all animals used for food 6/11/16
China's annual dog meat festival begins in two weeks and is making international news. The New York Times carried an article about it on Friday June 10, and today, Saturday, June 11, the Washington Post and Vancouver Sun both cover the story.
The New York...
DawnWatch: Groundbreaking animal testing bill - Washington Post 6/9/16
Beautiful news today from the Washington Post. An article, by Karin Brulliard, titled, "Advocates praise move by Congress to limit chemical testing on animals" (Page A03) opens with:
"The Senate's approval late Tuesday of a sweeping overhaul of the nation...
DawnWatch: LA Times on Harambe by Peter Singer and me, plus NPR's Scott Simon! 6/5/16
Peter Singer and I have a co-written op-ed in the Sunday, June 5, Los Angeles Times, titled, "Why Do We Keep Gorillas Behind Bars?" with the dek (summary line) "Perhaps Harambes death will encourage people to rethink putting animals on display so tha...
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