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Killing Rhinos In Order to Save Them

December 10, 2014
Last January, amid enormous controversy, the Dallas Safari Club auctioned a permit to kill an endangered black rhino in Namibia. ALDF denounced the auction in a letter to the Club.

High Time to Modernize the Methods of Kosher Slaughter

June 6, 2014
The Times of Israel announced recently that the Israeli Chief Rabbinate has adopted a more modern view of gender: women will serve alongside men as Israel’s “kosher supervisors.” These watchmen and watchwomen ensure that slaughterhouse workers follow the religious mandates of shechita, granting (or withholding) the kosher imprimatur on commercially sold meat.

Horse Carriage Ban the Only Meaningful Way to Protect NYC’s Carriage Horses

June 5, 2014
Saverio Colarusso, the horse-drawn carriage driver charged with criminal animal cruelty in New York, is due back in court on June 16.

Video Auditing of Slaughterhouses—A Good Idea

June 5, 2013

Jedediah Purdy says “Open the Slaughterhouses.” Squeamish though I feel, I say bravo. Purdy knows slaughterhouses. In 1999 he went undercover, after Upton Sinclair, into an American slaughterhouse, the floor…

Federal Court Prevents ALDF and Others From Helping the State of California Defend the Foie Gras Ban

August 21, 2012

An oikos, in Athens, is a house. When Heraclitus busied himself at oikonomia–from which we get our word “economy”–he wasn’t calculating gross domestic product, he was tending to his housekeeping.…

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