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Children

Celebrating 30 years of children’s rights in Parliament

On Monday 2nd March, we held a reception in the Houses of Parliament to celebrate 30 years since the CRC was adopted by the UN. We are grateful to the Department for Education (DfE) and the new Children’s Minister, Vicky Ford MP, for hosting the event which we organised jointly with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and Unicef UK. Continue reading
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Animals

Little Dog Carrying A Giant Stick Makes Everyone Who Sees Him Smile

You may not think it to look at him, but this little dog named Bosco was born to lead. And his philosophy on the matter is clear: Walk softly and carry a big stick. You’d better make way for Bosco.Bosco, dubbed “king of the sticks,” has earned quite a reputation around town. While out on […]

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Animals

Outdoor Cat Finally Accepts Family That Moved Into ‘His’ House

When Heather Melanson and her fiancé moved into their new apartment one year ago, they had no idea that it came with a cat. They tried to befriend the fluffy orange kitty, whom they nicknamed Carrot Cake, but he seemed disinterested in making friends. “We would see him walk through our yard but he would never […]

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Animals

Why “Good Welfare” Isn’t “Good Enough”: Minding Animals and Increasing Our Compassionate Footprint

In this brief essay I take a broad perspective on the notion of unraveling welfare and consider animals living in different conditions ranging from caged individuals in laboratories and zoos to free-living or almost free-living wildlife. I’ll step outside of the laboratory because billions of animals are slaughtered for food in an industry that tortures […]

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Animals

The Other Side of Silence: Rachel Carson’s Views of Animals

The publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in 1962 is widely regarded as one of the major events that launched the modern environmental movement. Silent Spring is a compelling blend of stories, natural history, human values, and biological facts. In this essay we consider Carson’s attitude toward animals in Silent Spring and in other texts. […]

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Civil

‘Spawned,’ ‘Seeded,’ and ‘Spread’: Trump Official Spins Out-of-Control Anti-China Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

Trump White House Trade advisor Peter Navarro used the long Independence Day weekend to spin a fantastical conspiracy theory that directly blames China for creating the deadly coronavirus, then sending “hundreds of thousands” of its people to the U.S. to infect and ultimately kill Americans. “It is the Chinese Communist Party that is making us […]

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Animals

Update! 350 Elephants Reportedly Killed By Poison In Botswana; Hold The Government Of Botswana & Those Responsible For The Poisoning Accountable!

UPDATE! WAN & Peace 4 Animals have learned from our partners on the ground in Africa that the 350 elephants found dead in Botswana were allegedly poisoned. The motive was reportedly due to the destruction of the community’s crops. The Government of Botswana had the opportunity to step up and fix this massive issue by […]

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Civil

‘Groucho? Harpo? Chico?’: Matt Schlapp Mocked for Claim This May Be Final 4th of July Before ‘Marxists’ Take Over US

Far right wing lobbyist, Fox News contributor, Trump campaign surrogate, and provocateur Matt Schlapp is being mocked after claiming Marxists are taking over the country and warning that as a result, Saturday may be America’s final Fourth of July. Schlapp apparently was forced to use a photo of umbrella-holding protestors fleeing what looks like tear gas, […]

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LGBTQIA+

Trump-Pence Administration Rolls Out Invitation to Discriminate Against Transgender People in Homeless Shelters

Today, the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposed new rule for federally-funded homeless shelters that would encourage shelters to deny admission to transgender people. Powered by WPeMatico

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LGBTQIA+

Trump Signs Anti-LGBTQ Child Welfare Executive Order

The motives behind the order aren’t pure and genuinely rooted in concern for the wellbeing of all vulnerable children, youth, and families. Powered by WPeMatico

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LGBTQIA+

The Supreme Court Just Ruled to Protect Access to Abortion

Today, in a 5-4 judgment, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law which required abortion service providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Powered by WPeMatico

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LGBTQIA+

Lambda Legal to Colorado Supreme Court: Marriage is Marriage!

Today the Colorado Supreme Court heard two cases addressing the recognition of common law marriages of same-sex couples. Powered by WPeMatico