Born Free USA Blog
The animal cruelty involved in the making of fur garments is well known, but a recent article in the Washington Post cast the spotlight on the human victims of this heartless trade.
The article notes that the American Overseas Fur Factory laid off half of its 300 workers without pay for three months.
Imagine inspires. Imagine entices us to think. No wonder John Lennon chose it to express some of the most beautiful lyrics and melody ever written.
Imagine our world free of conflict and war, unspoiled and tenderly cared for as if it were a beautiful flower garden. It is, you know!
Imagine a world where people and animals can co-exist peacefully — where violence and killing are unthinkable.
How dogma blocks facts
In my last blog I discussed the frustration involved in trying to protect commercially valued marine fish from endangerment. You might think those who do catch fish, or buy them or eat them, would want the fish to survive now, and for future generations. But it does not usually work that way.
When this adventure began — running a marathon in every state to raise awareness and funds for Born Free USA — it added something unexpected to my life. I was already excited about dedicating my existing 50-state goal to a cause so close to my heart. The surprise is the subtle change it has brought to my thinking processes. I’ve been wondering, in my running life and my everyday life, How would an animal feel in this situation?
National Bird Day was officially on January 5, but events in honor of our feathered friends take place all month long.
A list of events can be seen on the National Bird Day events page, but I want to call special attention to a few.
January 5, 2009 is a special day — it's National Bird Day!
"So what the heck is National Bird Day anyway?" you, or those you know, may ask.
Well, it's complicated.
Something dirty is happening at Kentucky Fried Chicken, and it’s not the skinny-dipping in their kitchen sinks.
I was recently struck by the news of three KFC employees who were caught skinny-dipping in the sink of an Anderson, CA KFC. The news teams were interviewing scores of KFC customers who had just found out about this little after-hours bikini-clad romp, and the public was expressing general outrage at this apparently unhygienic atrocity.
This is my first holiday season as a parent and so I’ve become a lot more aware of the various toys that are available for children — some toy makers have been naughty and some have been nice.