Alliance for Animals is excited to welcome Mary Telfer as our new Executive Director. Mary holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts where she studied animal-rights and feminism. Mary's experience working within non-profit organizations and a history of her own animal-rights based artwork demonstrates her determination to end animal suffering using a variety … Continue reading Meet our new Executive Director
NOTE (updated 9/21/17): Since this post was published, Steven Pirus has now been charged with five counts of animal mistreatment- four counts for the two dogs and two cats who perished in the explosion and one count for the dog who was badly injured, and was euthanized. Alliance for Animals would like to thank all … Continue reading Ask District Attorney to Charge Steven Pirus for Animals’ Deaths
The good people at Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) have invited the Alliance for Animals to join them at a demonstration during the World Dairy Expo for their new campaign “Humane Milk is a Myth.” FARM is continuing a similar campaign from the UK that overturned the dairy industry oversees. There will be two demonstrations during the expo and there will also … Continue reading Protest at the World Dairy Expo
The AFA Board has played an important part in the organization since its inception in 1983. Serving on the Board is a rewarding and interesting commitment. We welcome new members who are committed to all areas of animal rights. Board members meet monthly, help with events and campaigns, and are instrumental in the organization. The … Continue reading Do You Want to Serve on the AFA Board of Directors?
Alliance for Animals has sent an urgent email to the Tomah Mayor, Monroe County Agricultural Society, and Monroe County Fair Board urging them to immediately cancel its planned “Hug-A-Pig event” (July 26) in light of video showing abuse of pigs at last year’s event. During the event, teams of participants chase and wrestle a pig … Continue reading Video Footage of “Hug-a-Pig” Shows Violation of Event Rules and Wisconsin Cruelty Statute
The following clips are of the 2016 Monroe County Fair's Hug-a-Pig contest. These clips demonstrate blatant violation of the contest rules and are in violation of Wisconsin Crimes Against Animals statutes 951.01 which makes it a crime for any person to "treat any animal, whether belonging to the person or another, in a cruel manner." This is not … Continue reading Watch Monroe County Fair Hug-A-Pig Footage Here
VOTE SCHEDULED -- Woodchucks SB 249/AB323 Thanks to all of you who took the time to come to the open hearing on Friday. The vote to create a woodchuck season is happening this Wednesday, June 7 in both committees: Senate - https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/raw/cid/1389065 Assembly - https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/raw/cid/1389036 There is no good reason for this proposed change to the statutes. Woodchucks are … Continue reading Woodchuck Hunting Season Vote Scheduled – Act Now!
A bill is being circulated in the state Legislature that would create an open hunting season for woodchucks, sometimes referred to as groundhogs. We need your help to stop this from becoming yet another ruthless attack on wildlife in Wisconsin. The season would have no restrictions on how many woodchucks a hunter or trapper could kill. The season would run from … Continue reading Woodchucks Are Under Attack in Wisconsin
Here we go again . . . The city of Oconomowoc has approved the gassing of Canada geese in Oconomowoc Lake, Wisconsin. See. Waukesha County community ready to gas geese Gassing geese does not work. In Edgewater, New Jersey governing representatives had contracted with USDA’s Wildlife Services to employ nest and egg destruction and to capture, gas, and … Continue reading Geese Gassing at Oconomowoc Lake, WI
The possible pregnancy of Beril, the female polar bear at the Henry Vilas zoo is no cause for celebration. See Vilas Zoo, Carrying On the Species: Is Berit bearing a cub? Vilas Zoo polar bear could have historic pregnancy. First of all, the Henry Vilas Zoo says that it is “one of only a handful of … Continue reading Breeding Polar Bears in Wisconsin?