“Izzy’s here! Izzy made it!” The odds were against Izzy, a 9-year-old Bernese mountain dog, ever hearing those words of joy from Jack Weaver, whose family’s home was completely destroyed by California’s recent wildfires. The family had woken up in the middle of the night to find the neighborhood engulfed in flames. They ran out the door to escape, but Izzy, in a panic, ran the opposite direction and the family was unable to catch her. The family may have lost their house, but their sorrow was overshadowed by the happy surprise of returning home to find Izzy alive and...Read More
Author: Nina Jackel
About The Author
Nina Jackel is an activist and journalist whose work has previously appeared in USA Today, Opposing Views, Houston Chronicle and many other publications. She founded Lady Freethinker to provide news about issues affecting human rights, animal rights and environmental protection.
We may love to see amazing, exotic animals like gibbons up close, but how does it feel to be a gibbon trapped in a cage at the zoo? As this video from Elephant News reveals, you can hear the answer in their voice. The wild gibbon sounds strong, curious and free. The captive gibbon sounds desperate, bored and stressed. You can see the difference, too, as wild gibbons climb, leap and explore, and captive gibbons just cling to the fence and stare. How would you rather live?...Read More
More than 300 supporters joined animal advocacy group Last Chance for Animals (LCA) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday for the organization’s 2017 benefit gala. This year’s event honored five compassionate individuals for their outstanding achievements in creating a better world for animals. Outspoken animal rights activist and philanthropist Philip Wollen received the Albert Schweitzer Award for his animal welfare work in over 40 countries. Jane Velez-Mitchell, one of America’s most prominent spokespersons for animal rights, received the prestigious Sam Simon Award, named in honor of dedicated animal advocate and The Simpsons co-creator, the...Read More
Posted by Nina Jackel | Oct 17, 2017 |