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Category Archives: Law & Odor

Tell Connecticut Gov. Malloy to Veto Sunday Bowhunting Bill

Loathsome members of the Connecticut Senate have approved HB 6034, which would allow bowhunters on certain state-identified private properties to slaughter deer on Sundays. The bill, which the state House approved on May 27, is now headed to Gov. Dannel Malloy’s desk. Please call the governor at 800-406-1527 and tell him to veto the odious legislation, […]

Connecticut Bill Would Allow Bowhunting on Sundays

A heinous piece of legislation is pending in the Connecticut Senate that would lift the state’s longstanding Sunday hunting ban and give the barbarians among us additional opportunities to kill. Specifically, HB 6034 would allow bowhunters to slaughter deer on private property in Department of Energy and Environmental Protection-identified “management zones.” “Wildlife management” is, of course, a euphemism […]

Koch Brothers vs. Jack Hanna: Animals Lose

The votes are in and the animals had already lost, although that’s not how it’s being widely reported. On Tuesday, May 6, voters in Franklin County, Ohio, were asked to approve an increase in public funding for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and to make that increase permanent. Franklin County voters overwhelmingly rejected the ballot proposition. […]

Identify, Boycott Tourism-Driven Businesses that Support Western Australia Shark Cull

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) has reported that a fatal shark attack on Saturday claimed the life of a man who was spearfishing in waters off Yorke Peninsula, in South Australia. The incident — a measure of karmic retribution, I’d like to think — should be viewed as an example of an extremely rare occurrence […]

Western Australia Shark Cull is a Greed-Driven, Savage Solution to a Nonproblem

A state-sponsored shark cull in Western Australia claimed its first victim on Sunday. According to a report in The Australian, “a commercial fisherman hired by the Barnett government pulled a 3m female tiger shark from the waters off Meelup Beach. As the animal thrashed about in the water in apparent agony, it was shot four times […]

Western Australia Shark Cull Reminds Us Which is the Most Dangerous of All Species

Yesterday, protesters in Western Australia and across the country gathered on the moral high ground to voice their horrified outrage at a formally declared War on Sharks that will continue at least through April. The “cull” — an uninspired euphemism for “state-sanctioned slaughter” — is ostensibly being carried out in the interest of public safety. […]

Hunting Super PAC Raising Money to Control Vacuous Message

A relatively new super PAC called the Hunter Defense Fund is hoping to capitalize on the U.S. Supreme Court’s lamentable 2010 ruling on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The Hunter Defense Fund, whose pitiful slogan is “the first line of defense for hunters,” was established earlier this year “to elect candidates willing to take […]

Bullfight Protest in France Met with Thuggish Police Response

“The bull-fighter … has merely demonstrated that he is a butcher with balletic tendencies.” — Brigid Brophy, “The Rights of Animals,” Sunday Times (London), Oct. 10, 1965. State-sanctioned public executions were carried out in France this past weekend, while jackbooted police used tear gas to repel horrified protesters. Thuggish French officials would explain that such […]

Farm Lobby in Victoria, Australia, Wants an Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

Those who peddle influence on behalf of the agriculture industry in the Australian state of Victoria would like elected officials there to enact legislation similar to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, which was signed into law in the United States in 2006. As I’ve pointed out previously, language on the Office of Legislative Policy and […]

Texas Couple Hardly Reprimanded After Torturing, Murdering Puppies

As if we needed another sickening example of the ugly disparity between the rights our species have been guaranteed and those that we’ve afforded other species, two subhumans in Tarrant County, Texas, were hardly reprimanded at all after savagely torturing and murdering three puppies. According to a Fort Worth Star-Telegram report published on August 2, […]