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.
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.
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.
Although Zanda Indriksone did not study about animals in depth in high school or university, she gained knowledge about cats, their nature and health from her own experience. During this time she helped more than 350 cats.
A recent high profile vegan advertising campaign targeted the dairy industry with messages such as ‘humane milk is a lie – don’t buy it’ and ‘the dairy industry takes babies from their mothers’.
No matter how resourceful Riga’s outdoor cats are, they need help surviving winter. Every day we receive a cry for help, looking for a temporary or permanent home for abandoned and homeless cats. That is why we created a project: Outdoor Cat Houses.
Cat Care Community has spent the last year collecting photos and helping street cats find real loving homes. Photographing cats has proven the main key to alerting the world that each and every cat has a story to tell.
Learn what drove Ringling Bros. out of business, why Japan has resumed whaling in Antarctica, how China is phasing out legal ivory, and more in the latest episode of Animal People World News!
The Iranian Anti-Vivisection Association (IAVA) has jointly won the 2016 Lush Prize for their work to replace animal experiments and implement alternatives in education and training.
The latest news from scientists is that if we do not act immediately, all wild bees could be dead within the near future. If bees disappear, then 30% of human food sources will no longer be available either.
As part of a student survey for a final year research project at the Royal Veterinary College, London, I am interested in public perception of welfare standards for egg laying hens (layers) in the UK.