Move over, iron. After a 76-year run as an iconic Monopoly token, Hasbro just announced the iron will be replaced…by a cat! Joining the other classic tokens, the new feline piece conquered the competition—a toy robot, guitar, helicopter and diamond ring—in a contest on the Monopoly Facebook page. This is the very first time game fans have had a choice in which tokens to add and which to toss.
While we’re a bit sad to see the iron go, we think voters made the right choice. How about you?
Weather Update: Due to the blizzard, this event will be held Sunday, Feb. 10, only. Please watch ASPCA.org/onelove for the latest information.
When Hurricane Sandy hit NYC, the ASPCA’s Cruelty Intervention Advocacy (CIA) program was preparing to remove more than 30 cats from a New York City apartment. In the immediate aftermath of the storm, CIA realized that the cats’ situation could quickly develop into a full-scale crisis.
The team took swift action, rushing to the apartment to provide immediate relief. With the lives of the animals potentially at risk, the CIA team acted quickly to remove the cats and bring them to safety.
Animal lovers of NYC, that’s where you come in! This Sunday, February10, at One Love, the ASPCA is hosting a pop-up adoption event for these very special cats, and we can’t wait for you to meet them! Each of the adoptable feline cuties is so cuddly, sweet and outgoing that you’d never suspect their lives haven’t been all catnip and stuffed mice.
You can change a life just in time for Valentine’s Day by giving a kitty a brand-new family to love. And if one isn’t enough for you, consider taking home a pair of BFFs! Some of the cats are available in bonded pairs.
Our Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Agents enforce animal cruelty laws throughout New York City, putting their lives on the line every day to ensure the protection and welfare of animals. So when a humane law enforcement officer in another city is harmed in the line of duty, it hits home for us, and we take it very seriously.
Last month, Sacramento County Animal Control Officer Roy Marcum was killed in the line of duty. In the wake of that tragedy, we have stepped up our commitment to provide funding for animal organizations to purchase bulletproof vests for officers who need them.
Last month, we provided an $8,500 grant to the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control to purchase vests for its officers. These vests are the same ones worn by our own HLE Agents.
Needless to say, we are grateful to all hardworking humane law enforcement officers throughout the country, and we’re glad to play a role in helping protect those who help protect animals.
A dating show for dogs? You bet! Please join us on February 12 for a special Twitter party and “live” video event to help spread awareness about pet adoption. The hour-long, Valentine’s Day-themed event will showcase some of our super-cute adoptable pets in a very unique way—think 1970s dating show!
We’ll also be asking trivia questions about legendary animal/human couples and giving away prizes every FIVE minutes! One grand prize winner will receive an ASPCA Tender Voices collection sparkling diamond pendant donated by Zales. Plus, all party guests will receive a secret coupon code for 15% off everything at the ASPCA Online Store.
Our friends from The Fluffington Post and DogTipper will be co-hosting the event—so be sure to tune in to www.ustream.tv/aspca from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. (EST)! And don't forget to follow hashtag #PuppyLove on Twitter to compete for cool prizes in our trivia game!
After nearly two weeks of trying to reassure the public that Burger King’s products were safe, the fast food giant just announced that an internal investigation confirmed that burgers containing horse meat have been sold in its United Kingdom locations!
Rumors of the contamination were first triggered by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland after it found horse meat in the frozen beef burgers of several major grocery suppliers in Ireland and the UK. The contaminated meat is from the Ireland-based processing company Silvercrest, which is a subsidiary of ABP Food Group.
"These recent revelations of horse meat in European hamburgers are proof that the predatory horse slaughter industry isn't worried about who it victimizes—horses and diners are all at risk," says Nancy Perry, Senior Vice President of ASPCA Government Relations. “In addition to the inherent cruelty of horse slaughter, the toxicity of horse meat is a big problem. We’ve become increasingly aware of all the drugs routinely given to horses that are dangerous to humans and banned for use in animals raised for human consumption.”
Take Action! This incident happened across the ocean, but horses are at risk of terrifying, inhumane deaths at slaughterhouses right here at home: Horse slaughter proponents are taking drastic steps to re-open horse slaughter plants in the United States! Please urge U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to reject any application to operate a horse slaughter facility in the U.S.