DawnWatch: A page of letters on animal cruelty in USA Today. Thank you! 8/20/14
Today, I get to share the power of feedback. Every day the USA Today letters section is devoted to a single issue. Today, thanks to the fantastic reader response to Friday's column by Farm Sanctuary's Bruce Friedrich (you'll find that DawnWatch alert here ...
DawnWatch: USA Today column on horrors suffered by pigs in food industry. 8/15/14
Today, Friday August 15th, USA Today has published a column by Farm Sanctuary's Bruce Friedrich. It is both on the website, and, edited down, in the print edition of the weekend edition (August 15-17) of USA Today, which is the paper with the highest print...
DawnWatch: My Huff Post blog "Baby Monkey Abuse Funded by Your Tax Dollars." 8/7/14
I wanted to let people know that I wrote a blog for the Huffington Post about the upcoming UW-Madison primate maternal deprivation study. My blog summarizes the study and questions the taxpayer funding.
It is titled, "Baby Monkey Abuse Funded by Your Tax ...
DawnWatch: Maternal Deprivation studies return to UWI Madison -- Isthmus 7/31/14
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has teamed up with the superb Madison paper, the Isthmus, to produce an in depth report on a shocking subject -- the return of Harry Harlow style primate maternal deprivation studies to the University of W...
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 ...
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