DawnWatch: Globe front page on Mass ballot, plus Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary on NPR 4/29/16
Boston Globe has a front page article plus a column on farm animal issues, and Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur was on NPR in California.
Massachusetts has a ballot initi...
DawnWatch: "The Humane Economy" release gets great media for animals -4/28/16
Before I discuss Wayne Pacelle and "The Humane Economy" in the New York Review of Books, on the Diane Rehm show, and on Bill Maher this Friday, I offer two postscripts on my last DawnWatch:
Prince -- I sloppily put a period right after the link to my Huff...
DawnWatch: Prince, SeaWorld, plus NY Times on yogurt & chimps 4/27/16
Before I get to todays (April 27) New York Times stories I wanted to give you two updates on Prince and SeaWorld.
The tribute to Prince that I began on DawnWatch is now a blog on the Huffington Post, titled Prince and his Animal Rights ...
DawnWatch: Mourning and honoring vegan, animal rights star, Prince 4/21/2016
We have all heard the shocking news that Prince has died. What much of the world has not heard is that Prince's extraordinary talent was matched by his compassion; he was a committed vegan animal rights activist.
Today as I listened to people sharing mem...
DawnWatch tip: Tonight "The Truth About Meat" on Link and KCET 4/20/16
Tonight, Wednesday April 20, "The Truth About Meat" will air on KCET in Los Angeles, and nationally on the Link network, via DirecTV and DISH.
You can watch the trailer on the KCET website at http://tinyurl.com/zderqcf and the LinkTV site at http://tin...
DawnWatch: NY Times on insect intelligence 4/19/16
The Science section of the Tuesday, April 19, New York Times includes a thought-provoking article titled "Do Honeybees Feel? Structure of Insect Brains Suggests a Capacity for Basic Consciousness." (By James Gorman, page D6.)
Gorman explains work by scien...
DawnWatch: Kristof NY Times column on chicken industry cruelty 4-17-16
Nicolas Kristof is at it again! His Sunday, April 17, column in the New York Times, page SR11, is titled, "Animal Cruelty or the Price of Dinner?"
He tells us:
"A new investigation by Compassion in World Farming, an animal rights group, highlights the way...
DawnWatch: NY Times, great piece on "anthropodenial" plus Peter Singer interview 4/10/16
The Sunday, April 10, New York Times includes a wonderful and important op-ed piece by primatologist Frans de Waal, which takes aim at human exceptionalism. The same paper carries a fun, light interview with Professor Peter Singer, whose 1975 book "Animal ...
DawnWatch: Jon Stewart's bull rescue plus SeaWorld Update 4/2/15
Before I share some troubling SeaWorld developments I share delightful news: A bull who escaped from a Queens slaughterhouse on Friday has been taken to Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, under the supervision of Jon and Tracey Stewart. Not only is that great...
DawnWatch: SeaWorld announces end of captive breeding and partnership with HSUS 3/17/16
The Thursday, March 17, Los Angeles Times includes an op-ed by the new SeaWorld CEO, Joel Manby, titled, "The last SeaWorld Orcas." (page A 15). The same article on line is titled, "SeaWorld CEO: We're ending our orca breeding program. Here's why." It is a...
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