The current law of Japan sets very low punishments for violations of its animal welfare act. In most cases, criminals like cat murderer Makoto Oya are released from prison with only a financial penalty.
It is tragic that intelligent and well-meaning academics and lawyers can miss the point so badly. The point is that there are very good reasons why existing conservation rules are not being implemented in Africa.
Time and again, animal rights campaigns have achieved victory by sprouting change in public opinion and policies, thanks to revelations from undercover investigations.
Veteran animal rights and legal expert Larry Weiss discusses some of the most pressing issues in animal rights today, and outlines his vision for a humane tomorrow, at VegFest Colorado 2017.
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.
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.
Elephants in Borneo may soon disappear because of habitat destruction and fragmentation, driven by plantation agencies, palm oil developers and logging industries.
Xanda was shot just outside Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, near the spot his father Cecil was killed by American bow hunting dentist Walter Palmer. His death is mired in confusion, and means that his seven offspring face an unlikely future.
Recently, people in Agra, India were warned of ladies running a ‘gang’ of street dogs. See what People for Animals Agra found out when we investigated.
Michael Hansen says he supports federal funding for cultured meat, as well as national bans on fur sales and animal circuses. This would put him well to the left of some of the most compassionate senators currently in office.