The truth Gov. Noem’s puppy-killing scandal reveals about us all

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Every now and then an individual animal’s story captures worldwide attention and brings the pains and paradoxes of our relationship to other species into stark relief. We saw this with Cecil, Harambe and Lolita—animals who became famous because of their tragic fates. We saw it last month with a […]

Animal welfare advocates call on Gov. Hochul to sign puppy mill ban

Animal welfare advocates are asking Governor Kathy Hochul to sign a bill that would ban the sale of puppies, kittens and rabbits from so-called puppy mills, which opponents say use inhumane practices to breed pets for sale in pet stores. The bill, which passed nearly unanimously in the State Legislature, would end the sale of […]

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