Humane society

5 Fee-Free Ways to Donate to Disaster Relief Efforts

It's a recurring problem with making charitable donations online: You're not just donating to the charity -- you're also "donating" to the companies that process the payments. But if you'd like to get the most bang for your charitable buck, there are ways around those processing fees.

Burger King Has a Soft Spot for Chickens

Burger King may have to shell out a bit more, but it has committed to switching over to using only eggs laid by cage-free chickens. It's not just humane -- it's good business, and it may push corporate egg producers to follow BK's lead.

McDonald's Works to Take Animal Cruelty off the Menu

McDonald's has finally caught up with consumer sentiment on the subject of factory farming and the inhumane treatment of animals. The fast food giant is using its massive leverage to push its pork suppliers to phase out cruelly confining gestation crates for their pigs.

Butterball Turkey Abuse Video Leaves a Bitter Taste

When consumers think of Butterball, they think turkey. But on Thursday, some highly unappetizing images of the birds being abused emerged that might cause many buyers to ponder what really went on before their holiday turkey dinners reached their plates.

McDonald's McRib's Deep, Dark Secret: Animal Cruelty

McDonald's reintroduction of the McRib sandwich has made news headlines and mouths water. However, the fans eagerly awaiting the limited-time opportunity to wolf down McRibs may not realize that McDonald's pork products contain a secret, unappetizing ingredient: pain.

Displaced Gulf Coast Pets Will Find New Homes in N.J.

Pictures of oil-soaked birds and sea creatures are the public image of the BP oil spill. But they aren't the only animals affected: The economic catastrophe in the Gulf Coast region has forced people to surrender dogs and cats in droves because they can no longer afford to care for them.

Anger Mounts as Sea Lions Are Killed for Eating Endangered Fish

In Oregon, six California sea lions have been euthanized this year by state wildlife officials under a special federal program that allows them to be killed if they are caught eating endangered fish. But as the sea lion death toll mounts, so too does the anger over their deaths.