1. DawnWatch: Blind steer slaughter/rescue in Texas, and military maiming in USA Today 2/9- 2/10/15
    Sent February 10th, 2016

    Animals as individuals who are killed for food are in the news this week, as Rowdy Girl sanctuary gets media, including coverage of a current attempt to save a blind steer who was sold at auction by a tearful young girl who had raised him. And animals who ...

  2. DawnWatch: Las Vegas KLAS 8 notes decline in animal acts and challenges Safari Club conservation idea 2/4/15
    Sent February 5th, 2016

    Given how quickly it has sailed around the vegan community, I am assuming you have all heard the news that Ben & Jerry's is bringing out four, yes four, non dairy ice cream flavors. (See http://tinyurl.com/hzqqbul ) When you see media stories covering the ...

  3. DawnWatch: Wall Street Journal on test tube meat and NY Times slams factory farming and ag-gag 2/1/16
    Sent February 1st, 2016

    We've got a great start to the month for animals in the media. A New York Times editorial slams a North Caroline ag-gag law and in the process eviscerates factory farming, and the Wall Street Journal announces the imminent arrival of test-tube grown meat. ...

  4. DawnWatch: NY Times Magazine cover story on parrots and people with PTSD 1/31/16
    Sent January 31st, 2016

    The Sunday, January 31, New York Times Magazine cover story is titled, "The Parrots of Serenity Park: What an usual form of animal therapy tells us about the connection between animals and birds." The story, on page 40, is titled, "Of a Feather." It is by...

  5. DawnWatch: Heartwarming media about cow and goat that escaped slaughter 1/24/15
    Sent January 24th, 2016

    I get to share a totally feel good story this weekend. The Saturday New York Times headline (pA17) was "Haven and Name for Captured Cow" but the headline on line is, "Cow Who Escaped New York Slaughterhouse Finds Sanctuary." The good news starts right at t...

  6. DawnWatch: NY Times on Malheur, Shelter deaths and carriage horses 1/20-1/21/15
    Sent January 21st, 2016

    This week the New York Times has covered improved adoption rates at NY city shelters, a disappointing deal with regard to carriage horses, and a counter protest at Malheur in Oregon, which I will share along with an unusually informative background piece o...

  7. DawnWatch: Ringling elephant "retirement" for cancer research in NY Times 1/12/15
    Sent January 12th, 2016

    Ringling has announced that instead of waiting until 2018 to retire its elephants, as planned, it will retire them this May. The New York Times has covered the story in today's January 12 paper under the headline, "Ringling Speeds Up Elephants’ Retire...

  8. DawnWatch: SeaWorld on LA Times front page and raccoon invasion in NY Times 1/3/2016
    Sent January 3rd, 2016

    The New York Times has an article on raccoons, which needs our attention, but first I open the year with good news: CNN aired Blackfish again last night! If your New Year’s resolution was to be more active for animals, then a great way to start the ye...

  9. DawnWatch: Year-end wrap-up for 2015 - lots of good news. 12/31/15
    Sent December 31st, 2015

    I've just looked back over the animal media stories of 2015 and am excited to share the highlights with you. Media both reflects and influences public opinion and the stories below make it clear that we are moving forward. It's time to pour yourself a nic...

  10. DawnWatch: Hollywood Reporter and CBC cover tiger whipping by Life of Pi trainer -- 12/22/2015
    Sent December 22nd, 2015

    The public is becoming more aware of the inherent cruelty involved in the use of wild animals for entertainment. The repeated airing of Blackfish on CNN has done much for that cause. So has the Hollywood Reporter. At the end of 2013 the magazine published ...

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