Category: Ethics of animal use

Safe Haven Cofounder Jailed (and Awarded) for Protesting New Jersey Bear Hunts

Dr. Bill Crain, Professor of Psychology at The City College of New York, returned to his Hudson Valley home the Sunday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day after spending twelve days in a correctional facility in Newton, New Jersey.   Bill

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

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

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

Why we protest the black bear hunts

Safe Haven founder Bill Crain has written a letter to the editor published on  on December 16, 2016 called Opinion: Why we protest the black bear hunts. Here is the link:

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!

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Musings on James James McWilliams’ book “The Modern Savage” By Safe Haven Volunteer Deborah Schwartz Knowing I am vegan, many of my acquaintances talk about food they have made or purchased with some version of: “This is organic, free-range, local,

Taking Not Giving

By Safe Haven Volunteer Deborah Schwartz As a new volunteer at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary, I enjoy getting to know the animals. I am especially taken with the goats, who are always lively and friendly and remind me of many