A recent spay/neuter campaign in the town of Topoloveni, Romania, resulted in the sterilization of more than 400 dogs and cats, and sets an example for humane, effective population control for other cities to follow.
Events are being organised around the world for International Gibbon Day. Gibbons, who are also referred to as “smaller apes”, are not only losing their habitat because of deforestation; they are also being trafficked as pets.
It is well known that the three main threats to orcas are lack of food, pollution, and boat traffic. In addition, aquarium captures performed in the 1960s and 70s wiped out a generation of young females and males, a loss to the species that has taken decades to recover from.
People concerned about animal welfare would not accept the way chickens are treated if they knew the reality. It is about time Malaysia’s Ministry of Agriculture looked into a Farm Animal Act prohibiting the rearing of birds in cages, crates or other forms of intensive confinement.
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.