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Leaving a Life of Cruelty Behind for Something “Grater”: Cheese’s Story

Cheese was found how no animal ever should be, chained up and abandoned in a home in deplorable conditions.  “I couldn’t believe that from how he acted,” says Cheese’s adopter, Keith R., in regard to Cheese’s past. Thankfully, Cheese was rescued from the property by the NYPD and then cared for at the ASPCA Canine Annex […]

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Farm Bill 2023 is Here: Our Chance to Make Real, Meaningful Change

THIS IS BIG! The Farm Bill comes along only once every five years, and perhaps more than any other piece of legislation, it gives our nation the chance to improve farm animal welfare and transition to a more humane food system.  Unlike most bills, the Farm Bill must pass. The key question is: what will […]

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Dog Breeder Arrested in Iowa

Earlier this week, a dog breeder in Iowa was arrested by the Appanoose County Sheriff. Henry Sommers, a USDA-licensed breeder until he voluntarily cancelled his license in mid-January, has been charged with two counts of animal neglect with serious injury, three counts of animal neglect with injury and two counts of animal neglect without injury.  […]

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A Better Life from Day One: New Label Could Drive Big Change for Chickens

Global Animal Partnership (G.A.P.), one of the United States’ largest farm animal welfare certification programs, has released a new label that can be found on product packaging, empowering shoppers to shift the chicken industry toward more compassionate practices. Three chicken brands have met the new label requirements that ensure a higher welfare breed of chicken. […]

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Poll Results: Which Animal Welfare Issue was Voted Most Important to Our Supporters?

We recently sent a poll to our supporters asking which critical animal welfare issue was most important moving into 2023. The four issues we focused on were rescue and relief during emergencies and natural disasters, cruelty and suffering dogs endure in puppy mills, rehabilitation and recovery for neglect and cruelty victims, and helping horses find […]