Poor pigs: loved for all the wrong reasons

(From a phone call to a bakery): “Do you want the ones with bacon or the regular ones?” “Did you say ‘bacon,’ B-A-C-O-N?” “Yes, I did.” OMG! and Ai yi yi! But then . . . why was I surprised? Last fall, I saw billboards for pricey chocolates, with bacon. Then I noticed the doughnuts …

Show your love: spay or neuter

“One cat just leads to another.” –Ernest Hemingway Think February and probably think Valentine’s Day: hearts and flowers, caring, love. There’s also World Spay Day on the last Tuesday of the month – this year, Feb. 28. And building up to that animal-caring and loving day, February is also Spay/Neuter Awareness month! So, happy Spay/Neuter …

Animal activists can be too active

In the interest of keeping APLNJ people – and all others! — alive and well, this cautionary tale comes your way. Earlier this month, a woman affiliated with APLNJ heard that a deer and a car were by the side of the road in front of her home. Being the huge-hearted person she is, she …

Circuses down, pangolins up

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will go out of business this May. That’s not soon enough, but it’s still great news for all the animals involuntarily involved with the mis-named “greatest show on earth.” TT So “send out the clowns,” as one news story had it. Ring down the curtain on the cruel …

Looking back . . . but mostly ahead

Is it [hunting] really a sport if you have all the equipment and your opponent doesn’t know a game is going on? — Bill Maher TT TT TT Every new year begins with a transition period when we look back as well as forward, wondering how it will all fall out. What was memorable about …

Our new blog: ‘Read all about it!’

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. – Elie Wiesel  (1928-2016) TT TT Hello, friends and visitors. Welcome to APLNJ’s blog! TT We wanted another way to fill you in on the Animal Protection League of New Jersey — …