Reactions to Sea Shepherd’s withdrawal from direct combat on the Southern Ocean have been mixed, with some whale protection advocates praising the group’s history of activism and others criticizing its methods as counterproductive.
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Watching animals more and hunting them less, Americans spent more on wildlife activities in 2016 than at any other time in the past 25 years, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The U.K. government is currently accepting public feedback on a proposal to install cameras in all slaughterhouses across England, to help prevent animal cruelty and avoidable suffering.
Lebanon has enacted its first animal welfare law, which prohibits abuse and neglect of animals and regulates their treatment in breeding operations, pet shops, homes, farms, slaughterhouses, laboratories, and zoos.
Pleistocene Park aims to recreate an Arctic pasture ecosystem as it existed during the Ice Age. In this exclusive interview, park director Nikita Zimov discusses the park’s implications for conservation, animal welfare, and the future of human civilization!
Guatemala has passed a new animal protection law, hailed as one of the most comprehensive in the world. It establishes fines for animal abuse, as well as prohibits many specific forms of cruelty and exploitation.
Until now, Neanderthals were believed to have been carnivorous. That Neanderthals in Spain were vegetarian may challenge theories that eating meat was essential for early human brain development.
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.
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.