All posts tagged animal rights

Dan Piraro, “Bizarro” cartoonist

Dan Piraro—who, for 30 years, has drawn the highly-acclaimed, widely-syndicated comic “Bizarro”—discusses his recently announced plans, over the next two to three years, for retiring “Bizarro,” and how that announcement was initially misunderstood by some, and triggered an uproar in others. Read more…

Don Anthony of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF)

Don Anthony–Communications Director of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF), which, since 1989, has been speaking and acting on behalf of animals in a multitude of ways—traces the history of the organization, including the impetus for its founding. Read more…

Anthony Damiano, president of Alliance for Earth, Life, Liberty & Advocacy (AELLA)

Anthony Damiano—president and co-founder of the Alliance for Earth, Life, Liberty & Advocacy (AELLA), an environmental, animal and human rights organization—discusses his childhood and formative years as an activist, launched when he began writing about environmental issues. Read more…

Dr. Patricia McEachern, professor of animal rights

Dr. Patricia McEachern–the Dorothy Jo Barker Endowed Professor of Animal Rights at Drury University in Springfield, MO–recounts how former “The New Price Is Right” host Bob Barker (Drury is his alma mater, the professorship is named in honor of his late wife) approached the school with the notion of making $1 million donation if Drury could create a program to truly help animals & animal welfare. Read more…

Wayne Pacelle, HSUS President & CEO

Wayne Pacelle–the President and CEO of The Humane Society Of The United States, the country’s largest animal protection organization, with upwards of 11 million members–discusses what he views as the three most important hallmarks of his tenure as CEO, at the five-year mark; his decision to have HSUS team with Michael Vick for educational efforts on dogfighting, and how that decision (and reaction to it) speaks to the intricacies and challenges of leadership at that level; how animal welfare has evolved as a social movement and how certain organizations have kept pace with that evolution and some, like PETA, may not have; the increasing premium he has placed on cultivating and passing legislation; what sorts of political posts he imagines could lure him away from running HSUS, and more.
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