Websites to Inspire Animal Stewardship

Interview with author Mary Lou Randour
Mary Lou Randour, PhD, a professional psychologist, is the director of “Beyond Violence: The Human-Animal Connection,” a joint project of the Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF) and Psychologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -PSYETA --on the link between animal abuse and human violence. Poignant, insightful, significant interview for all who love animals.
People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals
The largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million supporters. PETA’s main focus, animals exploited in; factory farms, the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. To achieve these goals, PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.
Animal Humane Society
A private non-profit organization that deals with animal welfare issues such as; animals in entertainment and competition, in research, testing and education, pet overpopulation and humane investigations, rescues, etc.
Humane Society of the United States
The largest animal protection association in the United States with11 million supporters in the U.S. and around the world. Reducing suffering, creating meaningful social change for animals by advocating for public policies, investigating cruelty, enforcing existing laws, educating the public about animal issues, joining with corporations on behalf of animal-friendly policies that make ours a more humane world.
WHOA Wild Horse Observation Association—Placitas, NM
To protect and preserve the remaining wild horses and their habitats in the areas of Placitas, New Mexico, the state of New Mexico, and all the United States. WHOA supports the preservation of wild horse family units (bands) and herds where they naturally roam, and humane treatment of wild horses and the preservation of their natural habitat.
WHOA has worked legislatively to pass a bill declaring free roaming horses which are not domestic, to be legally recognized as the State of New Mexico’s wild horses. As such, they are regulated wild animals of the state, not under the jurisdiction of the Fish and Game department and also not under the jurisdiction of the NM Livestock Board.
WHOA has worked to pas a host of Memorials asking the BLM. Forest Service, and Native American Nations in New Mexico to utilize their free roaming/wild horses by promoting Equine Eco-Tourism.
Chinese Animal Protection
Chinese Animal Protection Network (CAPN) is a non-profit animal protection organization, and the first Chinese network for animal protection, founded by native Chinese people, and who are dedicated Chinese activists. CAPN gets high praise for the development of the modern animal rights movement in China in recent years, and has led the growing movement against eating cats and dogs, and promoting science-based animal protection.
Friends of Animals
FOA is an animal rights group based in Darien, Connecticut, with the goal of reducing the number of stray cats and dogs by offering low cost spay and neutering, and assisting in the preservation and protection of wild animals, and campaigns for animal rights.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Provides effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States, working to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.
Monthly Link Letter
National Link Coalition’s LINK-Letter. on public policy, programs and research, regarding the link between animal abuse, child maltreatment, domestic violence and elder abuse. By clicking on the hyperlinks in their monthly PDF, you’ll be connected immediately to people and organizations that are making a difference in the lives of abused people and animals. Phil Arkow, Coordinator, National Link Coalition,
VITA -Russian Animal Right’s Center
Impressive animal rights group educating the Russian public about animal cruelty. VITA works for animal welfare laws in Russia. Millions of cats and dogs are still begging for food in the streets of Russian cities and towns and local authorities usually shoot the strays, instead of offering spay and neuter programs. VITA is working hard to establish spay- neuter clinics. They make numerous television specials and do radio programs, write articles, organize special events and give lectures on the animal protection issues. They deserve high praise for these endeavors.