DawnWatch: NY Times and The Daily Show on animals 3/2/14
Two interesting items to share today: an op-ed in the New York Times with the startling headline, "Support Your Local Slaughterhouse" and a video clip from the Daily Show in which Jon Stewart stands up to guest Liam Neeson and stands up for horses. I also ...
DawnWatch: NY Times and NPR on sow crates and ag-gag 2/20/14
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, who has written before on the egregious cruelty of the modern animal farming, has a powerful piece in the Thursday, February 20 paper (page A21) on sow gestation crates. It is titled: "Is That Sausage Worth This?"...
DawnWatch: Ringling promoted by NY1's Parenting segment -- week starting 2/14/14
Shelly Goldberg and NY1 are again promoting Ringling Bros.
People who've read Thanking the Monkey or heard me speak on media relations know that when speaking on media, an example I give on the power of feedback involves Shelly Goldberg's "Parenting" seg...
DawnWatch: "They Shoot Giraffes Don't They?" -- my Huff Post piece 2/11/14
I wanted to let people know that my Huffington Post piece is now up:
"They Shoot Giraffes Don't They? Why Marius's Death Is No Surprise."
Please check it out. You m...
DawnWatch: Challenges to California's battery cage ban, plus Marius the giraffe: 2/10/14
There is so much animal media today! I don't think anybody could have missed the killing, by the Copenhagen zoo, of a healthy young giraffe whose genes were deemed too common for the European breeding program. I have a piece on it coming out on the Huffin...
DawnWatch: NY Times front page -- "Racing to Save Dogs Roaming Around Sochi" 2/6/14
Just in time for the already beleaguered Winter Olympics, the New York Times includes a front page story, Thursday, February 06, about the effort to save Russian dogs from Olympic extermination.
Titled, "Racing to Save Dogs Roaming Around Sochi," the ar...
DawnWatch: "Is Japan's Dolphin Slaughter Really for Food?"-- My Huff Post blog 1-24-14
The slaughter of dolphins in Taiji's infamous cove has been much in the news over the last week. The amount of coverage and the international pressure on the Japanese government to end this horror is unprecedented. Even the governments of other nations are...
DawnWatch: LA Times column on black rhino killing auction 1-18-14
The Saturday, January 18, Los Angeles Times includes a column by Carla Hall titled, "A plea to hunter Corey Knowlton: Don't shoot endangered black rhino."
Hall opens with:
"There are so many things wrong about the Dallas Safari Clubs ludicrous aucti...
DawnWatch: NY Times on animal dignity and another on dummies replacing animals in med schools 1-14-14
I signed off at the end of 2013 on an encouraging note. It really had been a promising year for animals. If you missed my end of year round-up you can check it out here: http://www.dawnwatch.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi/archive/dw1000000dawnwat/20131231164455...
DawnWatch end of year round-up -- 12/31/13
2013. It was the year in which Ag Gag bills failed, farm animal cruelty got fantastic exposure, vegan diets hit the mainstream, the horrors of the animal entertainment industry became common knowledge, and we moved closer to a worldwide ban on cosmetic tes...
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