Glue traps are cruel and inhumane — it’s time to stop using them!

Categories: Advocacy
Thirteen years ago, I had just moved into a large apartment complex in New Jersey. One evening, I peered underneath the bed to retrieve an item that had fallen and rolled out of sight. It was at that moment I spotted something that seemed completely out of place. I shrank away from the object in …

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Using animals as props is inhumane and outdated

Categories: Advocacy, Blog
California is one of the leading states in the nation when it comes to animal welfare. So it was with great disappointment that we learned gubernatorial candidate John Cox is exploiting a bear for use as a prop during his campaign stops around the state. According to a press release on his website, State Senator …

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Untangling who’s who in animal welfare

Categories: Advocacy, Blog
A common question I’m asked is: “What are the differences between all the animal organizations?” There are numerous animal organizations — both locally and nationally — and it can be confusing to know how, or even if, they’re connected. From names like SPCA, ASPCA, humane societies and various “rescue” organizations, shifting through the alphabet soup …

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Factory Farming through a Social Justice Lens

Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Humane Education
Each semester, Marin Humane welcomes a group of students into our Student Service Clubs. These animal-loving students spend the semester learning about Marin Humane become animal advocates through their work. Middle and high school students in the Junior and Senior Roots & Shoots clubs develop a community service project to guide their semester. These clubs …

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When Cuteness Causes Suffering

Categories: Advocacy
Late last month, a woman brought a 5- to 6-week-old puppy to Marin Humane and said she found it outside a store in Novato. The poor little pup, likely an English bulldog or American bully, had clear deformities in its legs and couldn’t walk. Our veterinarians quickly determined it had a congenital deformity in its …

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