If cats do have nine lives, leopards are on their last. Especially the big, strong males of the species, as South Africa’s DEA seems set on reintroducing leopard trophy hunting quotas.
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Animals at St. Paul’s Hospital have been subjected to various experimental surgeries, forced to inhale cigarette smoke, and much, much more. The lucrative animal research industry must not be allowed to continue this dark history of vivisection.
How can anyone believe that shooting an elephant is anything other than environmental terrorism? When did money substitute itself for true conservation, namely the preservation of natural functioning ecosystems?
Animal welfare organisations are reeling from an unexpected announcement that they will no longer receive funding from the National Lotteries Commission – a decision which could also have devastating impacts on humans.
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.
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!