Pandemic reveals how our factory farm system is broken

Categories: Advocacy, Blog
In a recent CNN segment, a hog farmer in Minnesota is seen in apparent distress at the prospect of having to euthanize his thousands of pigs due to reduced slaughterhouse capacities. Indeed, meat-packing plants across the nation have closed because of COVID-19 outbreaks, leading to staggering numbers of pigs, cows and chickens being “depopulated” — …

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Tiger King: There’s Nothing Entertaining about Animal Exploitation

Categories: Advocacy, Blog
Tiger By Nick Karvounis
by Cindy Machado, originally published in the Marin Independent Journal. During these unusual times, many of us are turning to our television screens to binge-watch the latest shows – after all, we can all use a little escapism. One show in particular seems to have caught the nation’s fascination. Unfortunately, there is so much more …

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California’s new laws bring big wins for animals

Categories: Advocacy
This story originally appeared in the Marin Independent Journal on 10/28/19 By Brian Cooley California is often at the forefront of significant legislation, and when it comes to animal welfare, 2019 will long be remembered as the most important year for reducing animal cruelty in the state. A bevy of laws were passed that will …

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Shut it Down! Suspend horse racing at Santa Anita Park

Categories: Advocacy
Horse Racing
The bodies are piling up. Twenty-nine horses have died at Santa Anita Park since Dec 26, in what appears to be an accelerating rate of death tolls. Despite the California Horse Racing Board’s recommendation to close for the few remaining days of the season, officials at Santa Anita Park refuse to do so, effectively gambling …

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Humane Lobby Day 2019

Categories: Advocacy
Since its inception in 1907, Marin Humane has advocated for animals. Its founder, San Anselmo resident Ethel Tompkins, demanded that the horses being used to transport heavy lumber were given adequate water and rest. Soon after, she opened the fledgling animal shelter — and advocacy continues to be a central tenant of the work of …

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