Increasingly large patches of tropical forest are being lost worldwide as governments and corporations clear more land to make way for industrial-scale agriculture, a Duke University study shows.
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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.
In this episode, find out how dogfighting was finally criminalized throughout Mexico; why India’s ban on jallikattu bull wrestling was lifted; what wildlife farming in Nepal, Egypt, and South Africa means for animal welfare and conservation; and more!
In this episode, find out why Yellowstone bears and bison are falling prey to hunting interests, how Venezuela’s economic crisis is putting dogs and cats in peril, and why reclassifying temples as zoos is good news for elephants in India!
The crisis in Venezuela has caused an increase in the number of abandoned pets on the streets. I rescue stray cats and, up until now, I have been able to find forever homes for them. This has become really difficult due to the situation.
In this week’s episode, Animal People covers the fate of 46 million Thanksgiving turkeys, Argentina’s vote to ban greyhound racing, new threats to wild gorillas in Nigeria, and more!
A new Duke University-led study finds that more than 200 bird species in six rapidly developing regions are at risk of extinction despite not being included on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.
In this week’s episode, Animal People explores the implications of Donald Trump’s presidency for animal protection causes, Taiwan’s new ban on cosmetic animal testing, and why Peru is releasing half a million baby turtles into the Amazon!
A project to keep dolphins in captivity in the U.S. Virgin Islands is endangering 250 coral colonies within the proposed enclosure area. However, there is an alternative that could help preserve the coral reefs, enhance tourism, and avoid holding dolphins in captivity.
Many people have emailed the Vatican Press Office as part of a campaign asking the Pope to condemn the bullfight. But these letters do not seem to be eliciting a response.
As palm oil production expands from Southeast Asia into tropical regions of the Americas and Africa, vulnerable forests and species on four continents face increased risk of loss, a new Duke University-led study finds.
Circus animals cannot experience the freedoms they would find in nature. Instead they are abused and forced to perform unnatural stunts. I am flustered to read of His Holiness’ support for circus performers who use wild animals, and urge that he not endorse their subjugation.