Animal Welfare

The Leonard Lopate Show

Re-engineering Farm Animals, Ignoring Their Welfare

Monday, February 02, 2015

Scientists are using surgery and breeding techniques to re-engineer the farm animal to fit the needs of the 21st-century meat industry, but animal welfare has been ignored.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie, Pigs, and Politics

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A NJ animal welfare bill that would improve living conditions for pregnant pigs has received overwhelming in-state support. But why hasn't Governor Chris Christie signed the bill?

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Natural Disasters Reshape Animal Rescue

Monday, October 03, 2011

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 fore-grounded the concept of disaster preparedness, but it was Hurricane Katrina, four years later, that redefined the idea of animal rescue. Sept. 11, 2001 gave us the Department of Homeland Security; Katrina, the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act, which was signed into law in October of 2006.

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The Takeaway

PETA Launches Pornographic Website

Thursday, September 22, 2011

In the coming months, the domain ".xxx" will become available to pornographic websites — and PETA wants in. Many companies are planning to buy the domain in order to stop X-rated sites from using their brand name with the new .xxx domain. But People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, no stranger to provocative methods of gaining attention, is going to do so with the full intent of making its .xxx domain name deliver nothing less than what those three letters imply — all in the name of animal rights, of course.

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High Tide: Animals and Natural Disaster

Friday, August 26, 2011

Toto didn’t warn Dorothy that they were about to be swept off to Oz, but there is a general belief—to some extent supported by science—that animals can sense natural disasters ahead of time.

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