by Roger Witherspoon (Roger Witherspoon, a member of the ANIMALS 24-7 board of directors, has reported about environmental issues for more than 50 years; developed the global Save The Tiger program for the Exxon Corporation; and cofounded the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, the first chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.) John James […]
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 […]
More predators in animal charity than remain in the wild
by Steve Hindi, founder, Showing Animals Respect & Kindness Predation, parasitism, fraud and outright theft are enormous problems in the animal protection industry that even a 90-day wormer cannot fix. ANIMALS 24-7 in George Santos was a small-timer among animal charity scammers, and in a wealth of previous exposés, has unfortunately barely rippled the scum […]
Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr. for animal advocates
by Steve Hindi, with response from ANIMALS 24-7 For me, more than 31 years after founding Showing Animals Respect & Kindness, following extensive frustration in trying to work with national animal advocacy organizations that lacked––and still lack––a work ethic, the biggest lesson Martin Luther King Jr. taught and exemplified is, never stop fighting . This, […]
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 […]
An open letter to James Cameron & Avatar crew by Ric O’Barry
“I was hoping it was a mistake. “It wasn’t, but it was a brutal wake up call.” I watched the video of the Avatar: The Way of Water Tokyo Press Event several times – held on/around December 10 at the Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa. I hope you will watch it, too. (See link below.) To watch this […]
The “Thanksgiving” turkey: object of sentimentality, sarcasm, & sacrifice
Each year a litany of sarcasm accompanies the sentimentality of Thanksgiving by Karen Davis, Ph.D., president, United Poultry Concerns “Nothing so unites us as gathering with one mind to murder someone we hate, unless it is coming together to share in a meal.” – Margaret Visser, The Rituals of Dinner, p. 33. The […]
Should vets report vaccination clients to pet licensing agencies?
Question for ANIMALS 24-7 from a reader: “Our local animal control agency has proposed a county-wide ordinance to require all veterinarians in the county to report the personal contact information for each person who brings a pet to be vaccinated. “This information is to be used to try to increase licensing compliance, as an attempted […]
How humility can help animal advocates to change the world, by Ed Duvin
Perspective of an old warrior Spending over a half-century in social justice movements, much of it consulting, I have formed some conclusions that did not come down from the mountaintop, but merely represent the perspective of an old warrior. Were I to identify the most pernicious characteristics I have encountered among justice-seeking activists, regardless of […]
John F. Robins of Animal Concern Scotland on fundraising & parasites
“John Robins has not been following medical advice & taking things easy” Editors’ note: John Frederick Robins, 64, probably the most colorful and dynamic animal advocate in Scottish history, despite his self-conferred title “The Eejit,” did not shuffle off after all, despite the September 25, 2021 ANIMALS 24-7 headline “Eejit” John Robins shuffles off after […]