In a forthcoming law review article entitled “The Birth of Animal Rights Law: The Role of Lawyers in the Animal Rights/Protection Movement from 1972-1987” Joyce Tischler, Esq., founder and president of Animal Legal Defense Fund, sets out to “explore the roots of a large scale, organized movement, which started in the early 1970s in the United States, spearheaded by attorneys… Read More
Today is the 358th anniversary of Rene Descartes death. He was the renowned Christian scientist-philosopher-mathematician who held that animals were automatons — literally. Decartes asserted that lacking a Christian “soul,” animals possessed no consciousness. Lacking a consciousness, he concluded, they experienced neither pleasure nor pain. His conclusion was a convenient one; it allowed him to rationalize this dissection of unanesthetized… Read More
Through ISAR’s Billboard Campaign countless motorists throughout the United States are exposed to its spay/neuter message, in partnership with local sponsoring organizations.
One of ISAR’s major tools in our international effort to educate about the moral and other necessity of spay/neuter of companion animals is our billboard campaign. The campaign has been a very effective means of drawing attention to dog and cat overpopulation, and the importance of spaying and neutering. As a result of our last campaign, in multiple states throughout the… Read More
Earl Afari Hutchinson, the author of nine books about the African American experience, yesterday published an article at the Huffington Post about the recent experience of animal brutalizer Michael Vick. Entitled “Drop State Charges against Vick–The Public Gouged it’s Pound of Flesh Out of Him with Fed Sentencing,” Hutchinson asserts that Virginia prosecutors should abate their prosecution of the confessed… Read More
December 11, 2007 According to the Denver area community newspaper the Cherry Creek News, in connection with the sentencing of animal abuser and self-confessed criminal Michael Vick the American Humane Association put out a statement that reads in part as follows: “American Humane is pleased that NFL quarterback Michael Vick was sentenced today to a minimum of 23 months in… Read More