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Hercules was neglected and in very poor health before he was rescued by Iran’s Vafa Animal Shelter. At the shelter he was able to live out his days in peace, but many dogs are not so lucky.


When beloved and healthy dog Chloe died due to medical negligence, it became obvious that the law saw her as replaceable property, not family. The #notproperty campaign calls for animals’ legal status to match their actual status — not as property, but as thinking, feeling beings who have intrinsic value, not just economic value, and who need and deserve that recognition in the law.


Philosopher Tom Regan, one of the intellectual founders of the modern animal rights movement, passed away on February 17th, 2017. Regan argued against the view that only human beings, and not other animals, deserve moral consideration.


Wild horses.
Flowing manes
Exuberant screaming
Thundering over the plains
In an ecstasy of freedom…

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