1. DawnWatch: "Fur-wearing, Meat-eating, Hypocrites" in LA Times + drought & meat in Sac Bee 5/3/15
    Sent May 3rd, 2015

    The Sunday, May 3, papers hold two op-eds of major interest to animal people. The Los Angeles Times includes one titled, "Fur-wearing, Meat-eating, Hypocrites" and the Sacramento Bee, from the capitol of draught-ridden California, includes a great piece ab...

  2. DawnWatch: SF bans wild animal acts + Chimps get their day in court! 4/22/15
    Sent April 22nd, 2015

    It is an extraordinary week for animals. San Francisco has banned wild animal performances - now the largest city in the US to do so -- and a New York judge has ordered (finally) that two chimps used in research will have their day in court. The San Fr...

  3. Los Angeles gala to benefit Humane Society of the United States -- May 16, 2015
    Sent April 20th, 2015

    The Humane Society of the United States' Los Angeles Benefit Gala is on May 16! (So you've got plenty of time to buy your airline tickets!) It will be at the gorgeous Beverly Wilshire Hotel, which some of us know from seeing it in "Pretty Woman" but which ...

  4. DawnWatch: Stunning piece on animal experimentation in NY Times, plus Kristof, and Jane Goodall in Globe and Mail 4/19/15
    Sent April 19th, 2015

    There is a stunning opinion piece published in today's New York Times, titled "I was an animal experimenter." And in the same section, The Week in Review, Nicholas Kristof has a piece on "hero rats" used in detecting land mines. I read it with trepidation ...

  5. DawnWatch: "Where to Rent an Elephant" in NY Times. 4/12/15
    Sent April 13th, 2015

    With disappointment, I share that the New York Times, a paper in which the editorial page has been superb of late regarding animals used in entertainment, including elephants, ran a story on Sunday, April 12, in the "Vows" section, about the use of elephan...

  6. DawnWatch: Gene Baur on Daily Show and Cowspiracy producers on Democracy Now 4/6 - 4/715
    Sent April 7th, 2015

    There's such fantastic stuff happening for the animals in the media. Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur was on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night, Monday April 6. And the Cowspiracy producers were on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman this morning, Tuesday Apr...

  7. DawnWatch: Orca trainer condemns SeaWorld on NPR's Fresh Air 3/23/15
    Sent March 23rd, 2015

    Today, Monday March 23, National Public Radio’s program “Fresh Air” features an interview with John Hargrove, who is one of the SeaWorld trainers featured in Blackfish and who has a new book out, "Beneath the Surface." They title the segmen...

  8. DawnWatch: Nicholas Kristof shares shocking chicken slaughter info in NY Times 3/15/15
    Sent March 16th, 2015

    Nicholas Kristof does an extraordinary job of getting the word out about the suffering of animals in the food industry. His column from Sunday, March 15, titled "To Kill a Chicken" opens with: "If you torture a single chicken and are caught, you’re l...

  9. DawnWatch: Rosie Perez takes on The View's panel to question zoos 3/10/15
    Sent March 10th, 2015

    This morning, Tuesday March 10, there was a passionate discussion about zoos on The View. While all the other women on the panel talked about how much their kids loved seeing the animals (and guest host Mario Cantone spoke of his own delight) Rosie Perez s...

  10. DawnWatch: Ringling will retire its elephants in 3 years! 3/5/15
    Sent March 5th, 2015

    Today Ringling Bros announced that in three years it will retire its elephants from the Big Top. The Associated Press version of the story is on many web sites, and can be found in full at http://tinyurl.com/p9bv4nf (You can comment below it.) Ringling ...

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