DawnWatch: "Making Progress Against Animal Cruelty" in Progressive Magazine July/August 2016
I have an interview in the current, July/August, issue of The Progressive Magazine with HSUS president Wayne Pacelle, about his new book, "The Humane Economy." The theme of the current issue is "Creating a Better World" and my interview with Pacelle is ti...
DawnWatch: NY Times says cage free eggs won't clear the conscience! 7/17/16
The Sunday, July 17, New York Times includes an article, by David Gelles, on page BU3, with the headline: "Clearing the Cages, but Maybe Not the Conscience."
It tells us:
"In recent months, Walmart, Costco, McDonalds and others have pledged to trans...
DawnWatch: NY Times on Ringling without elephants 7/13/16
The Wednesday, July 13, New York Times includes an article on Page C1, by Brooks Barnes, titled, "Without Elephants, Ringling Circus Goes On."
Barnes tells us that with the elephants having been retired, Ringling's new show, Out of This World,...
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,...
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