animal rights

SeaWorld remains destructive despite support

SeaWorld remains destructive despite support

Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist 04/19/2018 Correction: The original run of this article erroneously attributed stated opinions to the entire San Diego Union-Tribune, when in actuality the opinion was expressed in a Letter to the Editor. The piece has been updated to reflect this correction. A Letter to the Editor published in The San Diego […]

Dog killed on United Airlines flight sparks outcry

Dog killed on United Airlines flight sparks outcry

03/22/2018 By Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist Many of us remember the images of the bloodied Dr. David Dao, who was dragged from a United Airlines flight last year. This time, it’s not humans United Airlines put in danger. The victims are furry with four paws. Catalina Robledo boarded her flight on March 12 with […]

California making strides toward cruelty-free cosmetics

California making strides toward cruelty-free cosmetics

03/15/2018 By Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist  There is a new voice in California’s government, and it’s not human. Animal rights advocates created enough uproar that a new bill has been proposed that will change vendors drastically. State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (D-CA) proposed the California Cruelty Free Cosmetic Act this past February. The proposed bill […]

Elephant death at PGH zoo breeds ethical questions

Elephant death at PGH zoo breeds ethical questions

By Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer The decision to euthanize the Pittsburgh Zoo’s premature orphaned elephant calf last Wednesday reignited the ongoing debate about the ethics of zoos. The calf was born 30 days early, and her mother would not produce milk. The Pittsburgh Zoo adopted the abandoned calf and “consulted with elephant experts from […]