you're wearing leather, you might be wearing dog skin. There's no easy way to
tell the difference between skin from dogs and skin from other animals (who
suffered just as much), and there's no reason to wear it ever again!
get some unusual rescues at Wildlife Aid, and this jay was no exception; it was
brought into our centre after becoming wedged in a bird feeder!
with his trusty cutters, Simon came to its aid and quickly freed it from its
metal prison. After a short stay in the hospital to treat a minor wing wound, it
was moved into our large outdoor aviary and is now awaiting release.
"I actually think that
a hundred years from now we'll look back on the factory-farm era with the same
kind of ethical revulsion that we look back on slavery," says John Mackey,
co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and one of the producers of the new
documentary At the Fork. "If I had my way when people finish watching that film,
they'd be faced with an ethical dilemma which is: I'm not going to eat meat
anymore or I'm only going to eat higher-animal-welfare meat."
turn toward veganism began over a decade ago when activists protested an annual
corporate meeting of Whole Foods. After studying the issue, Mackey gave up
eating meat and has worked with Whole Foods' meat suppliers to develop practices
that treat livestock animals humanely.
stock is tanking, thanks to the work of animal activists around the world.
No longer are consumers looking to marine parks for their birthday party
fun, weekend getaways, or summer vacations.
Keeping animals captive inside
tiny tanks is not entertainment, and the public is letting these animal abusers
This video details the many events leading up to what is now the
worst-performing year ever for the animal-abusing company.
Urge SeaWorld to
empty its tanks, and never visit SeaWorld.
As the Olympics continue in Rio de Janeiro, we return to our conversation with
sportswriter Jesse Washington of the site The Undefeated and Anthony Ervin, who
just became the oldest-ever individual Olympic swimming gold medalist. Ervin is
also the author of the new book, "Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian."
In the latest escalation of the war in Syria, Russia has begun launching
airstrikes from an Iranian air base. The New York Times reports this marks the
first time since World War II that a foreign military has operated from a base
on Iranian soil. The move comes as fighting has intensified around Aleppo,
Syria’s largest city. Earlier this month, rebels fighting the Syrian government
began a new offensive to break an ongoing government-backed siege of the city.
The rebels have been led in part by an offshoot of the Nusra Front, which up
until last month had been aligned with al-Qaeda. The International Committee of
the Red Cross has described the fight for Aleppo as "beyond doubt one of the
most devastating urban conflicts in modern times." The United Nations is warning
of a dire humanitarian crisis as millions are left without water or electricity.
Hillary Clinton has announced former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as the
head of her transition team. Salazar is a former U.S. senator from Colorado who
now works at WilmerHale, one of the most influential lobbying firms in
Washington. Some groups have criticized Salazar’s selection due to his vocal
support of fracking, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Keystone XL pipeline.
In addition to Ken Salazar, other leaders of the transition team include former
Obama National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, Center for American Progress head
Neera Tanden, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and Maggie Williams,
the director of Harvard’s Institute of Politics. For more, we speak with David
Sirota, senior editor for investigations at the International Business Times.
In New Jersey, lawmakers have recently introduced legislation that would
require the state’s attorney general to review every death at the hands of law
enforcement. One of the key backers of the New Jersey legislation has been Larry
Hamm, chair of the People’s Organization for Progress in New Jersey. We recently
spoke to Hamm and actor Danny Glover in Philadelphia at the Democratic National
you change the life of a dog forced to live outside year-round in all weather
conditions? Dogs left outdoors are often chained or penned without adequate
shelter and suffer terribly. Our goal is to educate guardians about good animal
care, especially the basic notion of allowing dogs to live indoors as members of
the family. Unfortunately, changing attitudes takes time. When people insist on
keeping their dogs outside and refuse to relinquish them, PETA works to improve
the dogs' lives.
Arkush reports from Foxborough, MA., where the Chicago Bears and the New England
Patriots have been participating in a joint practice, hosted by New England. As
more teams participate in joint practices across the NFL, Hub Arkush explains
the benefits this has in the NFL Preseason.
horrific deaths of Philando Castillo in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Alton Sterling
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, give us an updated and up-close glimpse of police
encounters gone bad—but they are rooted in decades of problematic policing in
America. "Historically in this country, the police have never really been the
friends of the black community," says Neil Franklin, a former officer with the
Baltimore Police Department and current executive director of Law Enforcement
Against Prohibition (L.E.A.P).
Franklin talked with Reason TV
Editor-in-Chief Nick Gillespie at this year's Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, Nevada,
pointing out that slavery may have ended officially in the late 1800s, but a lot
of policing was born out of that era and the one that followed, when police
deliberately enforced laws in ways that targeted black citizens.
Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers have agreed to meet with NFL
investigators regarding their alleged link to an Al-Jazeera report about PED
use. Kevin Fishbain has the report in today's "PFW Quick Hit"
the one game suspension of New York Giants kicker Josh Brown, the NFL has shown
inconsistencies amongst their domestic violence policies, of which they have
been so focused and serious on. The one game suspension seems to be a light
consequence in a time where zero tolerance for domestic violence is pushed.
Kevin Fishbain has the report.