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Profit Trumped Principle
September 17, 2009

Nationally, ISAR had taken the anti-Vick lead by obtaining numerous signatures in our petition campaign in support of our effort to deny Vick economic and other benefits which he might enjoy as a result of the “celebrity” he acquired from his criminal acts. To this day, ISAR continues collecting many signatures from supporters. When in May 2009, ISAR received an e-bulletin from… Read More

Vick Scores Yet Again
August 18, 2009

The cleverly orchestrated charade about whether criminal dog abuser Michael Vick would be reinstated in the National Football League, and once he was whether some team would employ him, has finally played out. Last week, the felon Vick was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles. Nationally, ISAR had taken the anti-Vick lead by obtaining numerous signatures in our petition campaign in… Read More

Vick Scores Again
July 28, 2009

Convicted dog abuser Michael Vick—who bankrolled a dog fighting ring operating on his property, and lied to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell about it—has once again crossed into the end zone. But instead of scoring points in a football game, this time he has been the catalyst for exposing yet again the dirty underside of professional football and the… Read More

“Th-th-th-that’s all folks!”: Henry Cohen’s Review of Steven M. Wise’s New Book
June 24, 2009

These immortal words were spoken at the end of every Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies animated short movie cartoon. They were stuttered by “Porky Pig,” an overweight, cuddly, smiling, technicolor, blue-jacked, walking-talking “ham” who sometimes wore a blue beanie. The Porky Pig cartoons were yet another example of the obscene disconnect between the fantasy and the reality—and the ability of… Read More

ISAR vs. Michael Vick
May 21, 2009

Upon dog fighting ring leader Michael Vick’s recent release from prison, ISAR received an e-bulletin from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) stating that HSUS is going to “provide an opportunity for Michael Vick to get involved in some of their anti-dog fighting outreach programs.” Lest anyone forget some of the details about dog-abuser Michael Vick’s brutal conduct,… Read More

ISAR and “Animals Today” Radio Show
April 3, 2009

Beginning on Sunday, February 8, 2009, ISAR became one of the inaugural sponsors of the new nationally-heard “Animals Today” radio program. “Animals Today” is broadcast on Knews Radio, from California’s Coachella Valley, a station on which Dr. Laura and Sean Hannity, among others, can be heard. Hosted by Dr. Lori Kirshner, founder of Southern California’s Desert PAWS Foundation, “Animals Today”… Read More

Half A Loaf
November 8, 2008

The animal rights/welfare movement here and abroad is awash in proposed legislation (see ISAR’s Model Mandatory Spay/Neuter statute), much of which will never be enacted or, if enacted, never enforced. So the question is whether it is cause for rejoicing when pro-animal legislation actually becomes law. We have seen three examples in as many months. The Swiss have enacted a… Read More

Important New Publication: Stanford Journal of Animal Law and Policy
August 18, 2008

ISAR is pleased to note the advent of a new publication devoted not only to the legal aspects of animal law, but to the inseparable policy aspects as well. There are several reasons we welcome this new publication. The Journal is a student effort, once again demonstrating that there are those in the younger generation who take very seriously the… Read More

Vive Brigitte Bardot
June 7, 2008

Despite the promises of the French Revolution, France, like much of the world, has never had a First Amendment-like attachment to free speech. Part of the explanation lies in xenophobia, especially regarding the United States. For example, some years back the French Parliament banned some 3,500 foreign words—including cheeseburger, chewing gum, and bulldozer—from use by advertisers, schools, corporations and the… Read More

ISAR and Animal Rights in Europe
May 12, 2008

Supporters of International Society for Animal Rights know that in recent years we have extended our humane education activities to many places outside the United States by “exporting” thousands of copies of our Reports and each August encouraging and assisting observance of our International Homeless Animals Day and candlelight vigils. ISAR has looked beyond our shores because the awakening animal… Read More

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