For the first time ever, a fishmonger in Australia has been convicted of cruelty toward a lobster. Pain responses are well documented in crabs, crayfish, and prawns, and certain arthropods are now known to be highly intelligent.
Monthly Archives: March, 2017
Learning about the torture animals endure to create medicines in laboratories was like a punch in the gut. So it’s no surprise that when I had to deal with some very dire health issues of my own, I would look for any possible alternative to utilizing a system that oppresses and kills other species.
It is an utter shame that India dares call itself a ‘progressive’ nation after ignoring the infliction of such brutal acts on such a noble, simple and pious animal once worshipped in this country.
Undercover footage released by Animals International shows the abuse of farm animals exported from Europe to the Middle East. Such commonplace acts of cruelty demonstrate a chronic failure to enforce animal welfare standards during live export abroad.
An epidemic of H5N8 avian flu, which for months has infected birds and led to massive culls across Eurasia, may threaten the long-term future of free range farming in Europe.
Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple, shut down on suspicion of wildlife trafficking last year, is now set to reopen under a new name. Despite the evidence from last year’s raid, the Tiger Temple has been granted a provisional zoo license by the government.
Philosopher Tom Regan, one of the intellectual founders of the modern animal rights movement, passed away on February 17th, 2017. Regan argued against the view that only human beings, and not other animals, deserve moral consideration.
Finally, the Vancouver Aquarium’s abusive cetacean business has been defeated. A new Cetacean Bylaw will be implemented to end all captivity of dolphins, whales, and porpoises!
In today’s age, we no longer live in a time in which dogs and human need to stand together to fight against predators and scavenge for food. However, our mutually beneficial relationship has continued, and we still help each other grow and stay healthy.
The exclusion of animal welfare organisations is short-sighted and inexcusable. There is no competition or conflict between helping people and helping animals. Uplifting the welfare of animals helps communities.
Between twenty-five and forty hounds used in England’s Kimblewick Hunt have been killed to combat an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis. The incident suggests that hunting dogs may be at least partly to blame for the disease’s spread, which decimates UK cattle herds and has long been blamed on badgers.
AfA calls on Indonesia to end the use of animals as photo props and in performances in zoos and safari parks
Asia for Animals calls on the government of Indonesia to join the international movement against the use and abuse of animals in performances and as photo props, and to take strong and immediate action to put an end to such exploitation.