DawnWatch: Pit bulls in Esquire and bull running in McClatchy papers July/August 2014
I am sharing two pieces today. In honor of Paula Pitbull I share a gorgeous article about pit bulls in the current edition of Esquire Magazine, and I am also sending out a recent op-ed from the McClatchy News Service examining Pomplona's "Running of the Bu...
DawnWatch: Great Al Sharpton MSNBC segment on Ag-Gag and Factory Farming 7/23/14
This week, on Wednesday, July 23, the MSNBC show "Politics Nation with Al Sharpton" included a segment on factory farming and Ag Gag Laws. Sharpton interviewed undercover investigator Cody Carlson and Humane Society President Wayne Pacelle.
The segment i...
DawnWatch: "Save the Elephants" column in New Yorker magazine 7/7-7/14/04
The July 7-14 edition of the prestigious New Yorker magazine (on stands now) has a commentary by Elizabeth Kolbert, titled, "Save the Elephants." (Page 32.)
It opens with the killing of a well known, huge, elephant named Satao, an event about which Kolber...
DawnWatch: NY Times Magazine covers zoos with sensitivity 7/6/14
The Sunday, July 6th, New York Times Magazine includes a lovely and important article by Alex Halberstadt, titled "Zoo Animals and Their Discontents."
It focuses on the work of Dr. Vint Virga, a behaviorist who works with zoos across the United States and ...
Animal Rights Conference, AR 2014, Los Angeles July 10-13
The national animal rights conference is just around the corner! It will be held at the Westin LAX Hotel in Los Angeles from Thursday afternoon, July 10, through Sunday night, July 13 (with a day of protests also organized for the Monday after the conferen...
Mercy for Animals Gala, September 12, not to be missed!
If youve been receiving DawnWatch for a while you are familiar with the work of Mercy for Animals. DawnWatch focuses on media coverage and Mercy for Animals are masters when it comes to getting horrendous video from factory farms and slaughterhouses ...
DawnWatch: NY Times article on circus ban in Mexico City 6/15/14
The Sunday, June 15, New York Times has an unfortunately slanted article about some pretty great news: a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in Mexico City. (It is also on the Houston Chronicle website at http://tinyurl.com/llcez6m.) The article, by...
DawnWatch: Slaughterhouse horrors and USDA apathy. Jane Velez Mitchell interviews Farm Sanctuary's Bruce Friedrich 6/6/14
On Friday night, June 6, while I was up at the wonderful Farm Sanctuary in Orland settling Anne and Jessica Turkey into their forever home, Farm Sanctuarys Bruce Friedrich was on the HLN Network (CNNs) talking to host Jane Velez-Mitchell about ...
Goodbye sweet Paula Pitbull Dawn, April 1997- May 28, 2014
Friends/subscribers not on Facebook may not know that I lost Paula Pitbull last week. I have posted a photo taken in the last minutes of her life, and a piece I wrote about her, on the Dodo website. You may like to check it out, and perhaps comment below i...
Dawnwatch: NY Times op-ed recommending dog adoption 5/26/14
Before I share today's cheering op-ed from the New York Times, I take a moment to send heartfelt thanks to all who helped with last week's campaign to publicize the e-edition of Thanking the Monkey. I have posted lengthier and more specific thanks at
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