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  • ASPCA Gets 1.5 Star Average Reviews on Shady Pet Health Insurance

    Will Coggin, HumaneWatch|Apr 20, 2023

    Does the ASPCA put money ahead of animals? The evidence is piling up. The ASPCA raised $351 million in contributions in 2021 and has $500 million in assets. It paid CEO Matt Bershadker $990,000 in salary and compensation. Over 250 employees made compensation exceeding $100,000. Meanwhile, the ASPCA only runs one pet adoption center. All of those local SPCAs and pet shelters are unaffiliated with the ASPCA and generally don't see a dime. The ASPCA spends more money on employee benefits than it do...

  • Joaquin Phoenix May Make Film Lionizing Animal Rights Activists Who Firebombed Home with a Child Inside

    Will Coggin, Humane Watch|May 9, 2022

    Joaquin Phoenix, the weird actor known for his role in Joker, announced that he may produce a film adaptation of Free The Animals, a book lauding the terroristic efforts of the Animal Liberation Front. Phoenix has a long history of animal liberation activism, including multiple public outbursts where he has urged people to adopt his vegan beliefs. Phoenix was executive producer of the 2019 schlock-umentary The Animal People, a revisionist film that attempted to put a good face to SHAC activists...

  • Supreme Court to Rule on California Pork Ban

    Will Coggin, Humane Watch|Apr 11, 2022

    March 31, 2022 - The Supreme Court announced Monday it would rule on the constitutionality of Proposition 12, a California ballot measure passed in 2018 that attempts to tell farmers in Iowa, North Carolina and other states how to produce pork. The law effectively bans around 96% of pork from being sold in California. It was supposed to go into effect in January–and create a massive bacon shortage–but was put on hold by a court. What's at stake? Tens of millions of dollars in spending from ani...

  • Animal Rights Activist Charged With Animal Cruelty

    Will Coggin Managing Director, Humane Watch|Mar 20, 2022

    March 17, 2022 - Ellen Kessler is an aggressive animal rights activist and political appointee who made the news in Colorado for attacking the state's ranchers. Now she's in the news for a different reason: Allegations of animal cruelty at her home. Colorado Politics reports: A person who visited Kessler's home on March 7 called the county to report multiple birds in poor living conditions, and Kessler allowed animal control officers in to see the birds that day, according to Jefferson County Pu...