Author: Deborah Schwartz

Bill Crain Receives PETA “Hero” Award

By Lori Comstock New Jersey Herald Posted: Jan. 5, 2018 12:01 am Bill Crain, an avid animal rights activist who teaches psychology at the City University of New York, has made quite a stir — both good and bad —

Bill Crain Gets 15 Days in Jail for Bear Hunt Protest

Source:, December 21, 2017 By Bob Jennings, NJ Advance Media for Bill Crain is heading back to jail — this time for 15 days. The longtime City College of New York psychology professor, who has drawn widespread attention

Thinking of Thoreau

By William Crain From The East Hampton Star, November 23, 2017 This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau. In recognition of the occasion, celebrations have highlighted the better-known aspects of his life and work.

Children and the Loss of Concern for Animals: Implications for War

by Bill Crain Presented at the Left Forum, NYC, June 3, 2017 At the beginning of the 20th century, several psychologists kept diaries of their children’s speech and conversations. One British diarist, James Sully, reported the following conversation. Sully’s 4-year-old

A Professor Goes to Jail

By Bill Crain In January, I spent eight days in the Sussex County, New Jersey, jail. I served the time as punishment for my acts of civil disobedience at the state’s black bear hunts. My jail stay was much shorter

Letters from Leo the Pig

Reveal Animal Camaraderie Bill Crain and Joy Gomez (also published in For Living & Being) A husband and wife in New  York City were told that the city wouldn’t allow them to keep their young pet pig, so they brought

Life Lessons from Daisy, the Mini Goat

By Joy Gomez I had been volunteering on Sundays at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary for a few months and the exciting and wonderful opportunity arose for me to take a full time position! Naturally there were plenty of job change

Safe Haven in Poughkeepsie Journal, March 22, 2017

Animals find “safe haven” on couple’s farm sanctuary This article appeared in the Poughkeepsie Journal on March 22, 2017 Here is an excerpt from the article. When Maddie, a goat who lives at the Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary in Poughquag,

Rooster’s crow signals vibrant affirmation

Bill Crain for the Poughkeepsie Journal Note: this article appeared in the Poughkeepsie Journal on July 7, 2016. All photos are courtesy of Ellen Crain. You can link directly to the article. People often ask if our farm sanctuary can

Other Spaghetti Sauce

By Safe Haven Volunteer Deborah Schwartz My mom made the best spaghetti sauce; no other spaghetti sauce even came close to hers. Imagine my surprise when I learned that other people thought their own mom’s spaghetti sauce was the best!