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 […]
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. […]
A black-and-white issue that the humane community has yet to face
Editorial by Merritt & Beth Clifton Three nights ago, in advance of Martin Luther King Day, ANIMALS 24-7 posted as our lead feature Black humane history found in great-grandpa’s attic near a town called Ark, profiling the lives and work of John W. Lemon and Seymour Carroll. This article followed up on, and expanded, Four black […]
MLK assassin ex-wife Anna Ray busted for dog hoarding––again!
1996 Anna Sandhu Ray case history was often cited by hoarding expert Vicky Crosetti JACKSON, Tennessee––Anna Sandhu Ray, 74, ex-wife of James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., was on June 21, 2021 arrested in Jackson, Tennessee and booked into the Madison County jail on 44 counts of animal cruelty for extreme […]
Good is not good enough! by Ed Duvin
The importance of understanding the stages of a social movement Years ago when heading an ethics institute, I was asked to speak at a nonprofit leadership symposium. I raised the issue that unlike corporations that go to great lengths to outperform competitors or perish, nonprofits too often subordinate excellence to expediency. This may keep their […]
Dick Gregory, 50 years a vegan activist, dies at 84
Had record of advocacy for non-violent food nearly as long as careers in comedy and civil rights Dick Gregory, 84, remembered by most media as “a groundbreaking comedian and civil rights activist,” but also actively advocating a vegan lifestyle for nearly two-thirds of his life, died in Washington D.C. on August 19, 2017 from a […]
Why boycotts cannot stop bullfights, pigeon shoots, or any culture-based cruelty
“Culture-based” cruelties are typically protected by governments which do not fully represent their citizens ANIMALS 24-7, probably like most of our readers, is inundated day and night by cross-posted messages soliciting boycotts of nations including nearly half of the world’s human population, over animal abuse issues typically involving less than 1% of the people whose industries […]