Remembering national trauma September 11, 2022 marks the twenty-first anniversary of the national trauma the U.S. experienced as result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The aftermath of those attacks brought global traumas including ongoing warfare in much of the Middle East, Central Asia, and […]
Ram fighting charges out of history to butt civilization in the ass
Gambling pastime found in the Bible LAGOS, Nigeria; BANGALORE, India––“Ram fighting during, but not limited to, the Eid period, and involving not just Muslims, seems to have become a gold mine in Nigeria,” a Muslim reader informed ANIMALS 24-7 shortly after the Feast of Eid al Adha on July 9, 2022. A ram fight […]
Hoofed animals worldwide put at risk by foot-&-mouth outbreak in Indonesia
Fatwa allowing Eid-al-Adha slaughter of “mildly ill” animals spares some from slaughter, but may expose thousands more JAKARTA, Indonesia––Simultaneous foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks among cattle in Aceh and Java provinces, 1,650 miles apart, have just about everyone in the cattle, sheep, goat, and pig industries worried that a global foot-and-mouth disease pandemic may be just ahead. […]
Malcolm X on pit bulls, other dangerous dogs, & betrayal
Malcolm X said little about dogs, yet his whole message was directly relevant NEW YORK, N.Y.–– February 21, 2022 will mark the 57th anniversary of the assassination of Afro-American leader Malcolm X at the former Audubon Ballroom in New York City, now preserved as the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center. […]
Alisa Marie Mullins: longtime behind-the-scenes voice of PETA
PETA obituary understated Mullins’ role as author, ghostwriter, & spokesperson Alisa Marie Mullins, 59, a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals researcher and writer for 30 years, died on March 22, 2022 “after a 2-year battle with brain cancer,” PETA announced. The PETA obituary announcement understated Mullins’ longtime role as author and/or ghost writer […]
What does Islam teach about spay/neuter of dogs & cats?
All major schools and branches of Islam accept spay/neuter surgery––if it is done correctly Few ANIMALS 24-7 articles have been more often read, in more nations, than What did the Prophet Mohammed really say about dogs? This article, updated most recently on August 22, 2021, was among the first […]
What did the Prophet Mohammed really say about dogs?
Kindness toward dogs could bring forgiveness for sin Amid great anxiety among animal lovers about what the Taliban recapture of Afghanistan might mean for dogs, ANIMALS 24-7 notes that the most intensive persecution of dogs on record in Afghanistan came in 2013, during the U.S. occupation, when Edouard Guihaire of Agence France-Presse reported that “about […]
What does the Taliban mean for animals in Afghanistan?
Sharia law may be much better for animals than for western-funded animal advocacy organizations UPDATE: The Economist of May 20, 2023 reported that both the Mayhew International street dog spay/neuter program in Kabul and Nowzad are back up and running, and that the Taliban mayor of Kabul recently joined Mayhew International in celebrating 30,000 spay/neuter […]
Behind the veil: live animal shipping & the Islamic New Year
Why what goes on quietly matters more than public slaughter after Ramadan JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia; GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa––Tonight, August 9, 2021, nearly two billion Muslims worldwide will quietly celebrate Hijri 1443, the Islamic New Year, marking 1,443 years since Muhammed led his disciples from Mecca to Medina in 622 Anno Domini on the Christian calendar. […]
An Unnatural Order: The Roots of Our Destruction of Nature by Jim Mason
Reviewed by Merritt Clifton 193 pages, paperback. $20.00. Lantern Publishing & Media, www.lanternpm.org The slimmed-and-trimmed 2021 edition of An Unnatural Order: The Roots of Our Destruction of Nature, published 28 years after the first edition, is dated only by author Jim Mason’s new introduction, in which he acknowledges the many changes in the world occurring […]