Walking horse defender BillyGoboy never slowed down in fight against the “Big Lickers” OXFORD, Mississippi––Citizens Committee Against Big Lick Animal Cruelty founder Clant Seay, 76, remembered by fellow campaigner Marty Irby as “quite a character and in my opinion the greatest anti-soring advocate of all time,” died on March 6, 2023 in Oxford, Mississippi. […]
How Miyoko Schinner got the same shaft as Paul Watson
With vegan grease (See also Canned Miyoko: the ballad of Jon Blair & Miyoko Schinner.) The recent ouster of Miyoko’s Creamery founder Miyoko Schinner from the vegan food company she founded in 2014 will come as no surprise to longtime Australian vegan activist Phil Wollen. Indeed, Wollen, also a former Sea Shepherd Conservation Society crew […]
Why no buzz about Charles Henry Turner, even in Black History Month?
Turner had no laboratory & no lab animals for most of his career, but proved Charles Darwin was right about animal sentience CINCINNATI, Ohio––Why is there still no buzz about pioneering animal intelligence researcher Charles Henry Turner’s discoveries, even in Black History Month? 100 years after Turner died, on Valentine’s Day 1923, at only 56 […]
“Stop torturing baby monkeys!” Harvard Animal Law Clinic tells Harvard Med
Maternal deprivation experiments by neurobiologist Margaret S. Livingstone evoke nightmares of Harry Harlow CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts––Multi-millions of dollars in National Institutes of Health funding allocated to Harvard Medical School maternal deprivation researcher Margaret S. Livingstone were on February 8, 2023 challenged by more than 380 scientists, medical doctors, and other academic researchers rallied behind Harvard […]
Why did the ASPCA pres get $966,004, while we got $9.70 an hour?
We are NOT the ASPCA!!! This is an exposé (and appeal) that Beth & I really did not want to have to write, but one of our faithful & reliable donors of $8.00 per month persuaded us that we had to –– because donors like her, for the most part, are paying not only for […]
Conservatism, the religious right, & the evolution of anti-vivisectionism
The right & left hands of anti-vivisectionism have rarely known what each other were doing Included in the recent ANIMALS 24-7 article What animal advocates owe to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. was a mention that during King’s lifetime, 1929-1968, “Anti-vivisection activism had become co-opted by the radical right and was seemingly intertwined […]
What animal advocates owe to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Leading influence on rise of animal rights movement Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 1929-1968, in whose honor we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, never had any visible direct involvement with animals or animal issues––but he is justly remembered among the greatest influences on the animal rights movement of our time, and the many […]
Four black leaders who built the humane movement––long before MLK!
Long before Martin Luther King Jr. had his enduring influence, more people recognized William Key, John W. Lemon, Richard Carroll, & F. Rivers Barnwell in their own time than would have recognized ASPCA founder Henry Bergh INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana––“I am the only colored speaker on the program, and in fact I have not seen a […]
Black humane history found in great-grandpa’s attic near a town called Ark
Letters and a map document humane & racial justice movements that pointed the way for Martin Luther King Jr. ARK, Virginia––Bus driver Alan Lemon, then 59, hoped to find antiques that might be sold online in 2018 when he and a friend decided to explore the attic of his great grandfather John W. Lemon’s long […]
International animal advocacy influencer Brian Davies dies at 87
Founded IFAW to fight the Atlantic Canada seal hunt CAPE COD, Massachusetts––Brian Davies, 87, founder of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Network for Animals, the Political Animal Lobby, and Animal Survival International, died after a prolonged illness on December 27, 2022. Born on February 4, 1935 in Tonyrefail, Wales, an impoverished mining village, […]
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