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.
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.
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Elephants in Borneo may soon disappear because of habitat destruction and fragmentation, driven by plantation agencies, palm oil developers and logging industries.
Arguments meant to promote veganism – but which in fact make chicken appear preferable to red meat – have helped cause more animals to suffer than ever before. This fact has direct and profound implications for our efforts.
Going vegan isn’t something that will happen en masse or suddenly. But at least thinking about it? Acknowledging the problem? Trying to see where our own inconsistencies lie? These things are for everyone. These things are essential to set up the scaffolding for an era when we can start to repair the damage we’ve done.
Is the vegan situation in Israel indeed remarkable? Answering questions like these is never easy, but in the case of Israel, personal and political agendas and biases make the task even more complex.
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.
Animals live awful enough lives as it is on factory farms. Can society ensure that they at least will not be burnt alive or suffocate to death before we get around to slaughtering them?
While snakes may be large and robust, they can bruise easily and suffer injury when subjected to inappropriate handling and stressful picture taking.
Efforts to control wildlife should begin wherever possible by altering the human practices that cause human–wildlife conflict and by developing a culture of coexistence.
Children who are surrounded by adults who don’t support their compassionate feelings suffer in lonely isolation and confusion. Our best hope for the future isn’t five-year-olds. Our best hope is five-year-olds supported by adults who have nurtured their own primal sympathies to maturity.