It is currently legal to eat a dog or cat in the USA. Yes, you read that correctly. It is not a joke or a quirk of the law.

Although reported cases are extremely rare.. The position against such conduct needs to be made clear in order for the USA to lead by example and place pressure on countries where such occurrences are commonplace, or even run as commercial enterprises. The US Congress wants to change this...

C.A.T.S. - Legislative control of cats

People who through the kindness of their heart feed stray cats can't get them registered if there are more than 2. Here lies a major problem with this approach: if the cats aren't registered, they won't be taken to the vet to be desexed. So, these cats will continue to breed.

Steven Wise: Chimps have feelings and thoughts. They should also have rights

Chimpanzees are people too, you know. Ok, not exactly. But lawyer Steven Wise has spent the last 30 years working to change these animals' status from things to persons. It's not a matter of legal semantics; as he describes in this fascinating talk, recognizing that animals like chimps have extraordinary cognitive capabilities and rethinking the way we treat them -- legally -- is no less than a moral duty.

Animal Rights