Deer Friends press to end mass killings

Deer Friends press to end mass killings

Iowa City Deer Friends is objecting to the mass killing of deer by sharp-shooters and bow-hunters. IOWA CITY  — They call themselves the Iowa City Deer Friends, and they’re out to change the way Iowa City has chosen to respond to complaints about deer invading...
TNR takes off throughout Iowa

TNR takes off throughout Iowa

There’s a common scene Chris Whitmore encounters as animal control coordinator for Iowa City. A family, often from a rural homestead or tiny town, brings in a six-week-old kitten to the shelter for adoption. “Where’s the mother?” Whitmore or her staff will ask. “We...
VegFest coming to Coralville Nov. 9

VegFest coming to Coralville Nov. 9

Animal rights advocate Jenny Brown may have grown up in Kentucky, but her background is identical to that of many Iowans. Jenny Brown Brown was raised by a conservative fundamentalist family surrounded by farm animals — much like many residents of Iowa, which is...
No to animals as entertainment, say protestors

No to animals as entertainment, say protestors

Animal rights activist Lynn Gallagher and a small group of eastern Iowa residents continue to make a difference on behalf of animals in captivity, battling both the Johnson County Rodeo and several circuses that take place in Cedar Rapids. More specifically, Lynn...
Help the fight against puppy mills, animal cruelty

Help the fight against puppy mills, animal cruelty

Bills to better protect animals from cruelty, and to ensure dog breeders are licensed and regulated, need the vocal support of voters to their elected officials, says a group devoted to protecting companion animals. Iowa Voters for Companion Animals seeks to end...