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  • CNN ponders the rainbow bridge, asking: Do pets go to heaven?

    CNN ponders the rainbow bridge, asking: Do pets go to heaven?

    On CNN’s homepage Monday, along with the headlines about Obama’s tax deal and the future of WikiLeaks, was the link to this article: Where does Fido go when he dies? I clicked, curious for the findings from respected CNN journalists. (If CNN reports it, it’s got to be true, right?) I got no firm answers, […]

  • Are animal crush videos free speech? Proposed legislation say “No.”

    Are animal crush videos free speech? Proposed legislation say “No.”

    Today’s cnn.com “quick vote” poll : Should Congress ban crush videos? (These are videos that depict the torture, maiming, and killing of small animals, usually being stomped to death by women in spiked heels.) I know these polls are not meant as a substitute for enlightened discussion; rather they’re the nation’s crude, and possibly fleeting, […]

  • A dumping ground for dogs, dead or alive

    A dumping ground for dogs, dead or alive

    On Wednesday, I chastised CNN for its flippant tone in a piece about the mistreatment of animals used in entertainment. (The reality of orangutans in a boxing ring is neither amusing nor ethical.) Today, CNN redeems itself with a homepage story on Corridor Rescue, a Texas nonprofit organization, and its founder, Deborah Hoffman. If you’re […]