by Karen Davis, Ph.D. Founder & president, United Poultry Concerns “Without guilt improvement is drastically diminished.” – Thomas Coates, Facebook comment, November 22, 2021 The fact that animals are suffering and dying for appetites that can be satisfied in many other ways makes some people, perhaps many, uncomfortable, though not necessarily because of guilt. People […]
Animal charity management: mobilized millennials bumping off boomers?
Regime change underway at Animal Legal Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, & Tony La Russa’s Animal Foundation COTATI, WALNUT CREEK, California; NEW YORK, N.Y.––Are unionization at the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the resignation of five members of Tony La Russa’s family from Tony La Russa’s Animal Foundation, though not La Russa himself, and the exit […]
ALDF United unionizing bid splits Animal Legal Defense Fund
Earthquake rumbles along fault lines in the ALDF mission and structure COTATI, California––The Animal Legal Defense Fund, founded in 1979, headquartered practically on top of the San Andreas Fault just north of San Francisco, has never clearly decided whether it is a professional association, a nonprofit law firm, or an animal advocacy group. Instead, […]
Marking territory: photographers vs. Alley Cat Allies
Pissing match hits the Chronicle of Philanthropy ARLINGTON, Virginia––Founded almost literally in a Washington D.C. alley to advocate on behalf for one of the most contentious of species, Alley Cat Allies has for 28 years been embroiled in controversy on a daily basis, but without––until mid-November 2018––itself becoming controversial over management issues. That was […]
Wayne Pacelle & Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom celebrate returns from extinction
Sagas of alleged giant predators turned animal rights stars WASHINGTON D.C.––Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a saga of supposedly vanished giant predators, reinvented as animal rights celebrities, debuted to bad reviews on June 22, 2018, yet proved to be a box office magnet, grossing $1.2 billion in its first month. Animal Wellness Action, a political action […]
Wayne Pacelle resigns HSUS presidency, succeeded by Kitty Block
Ousted by donor & staff rejection of board vote of confidence WASHINGTON D.C.––Kitty Block, previously president of the Humane Society of the U.S. subsidiary Humane Society International, on February 2, 2018 ascended to the HSUS presidency. Block became interim HSUS president following the surprise resignation of 13-year president Wayne Pacelle, less than 24 hours after […]
Is Wayne Pacelle on his way out at the Humane Society of the U.S.?
“Workplace misconduct” investigation could be the beginning of the end WASHINGTON D.C.––Is the Humane Society of the U.S. close to changing the guard? Recent indications are that HSUS president Wayne Pacelle, heading the organization since mid-2003, may be on his way out at the 2018 HSUS midyear annual meeting, if not sooner, in favor […]