The Animal Legal Defense Fund released its 11th annual report on animal protection rankings in January. Across the country, the ALDF has largely seen positive changes regarding animal protection.
Earlier this month, South Africa’s 2009 moratorium on the domestic trade in rhino horn was lifted. This ruling went in favour of private rhino owners, and makes it legal to buy and sell rhino horn within South Africa.
Most incidents of conflict between people and tigers display how ugly we humans can become. But the respectful behavior of one particular community during a recent WTI tiger rescue made a much stronger and more hopeful impression.
In the wake of Uttar Pradesh’s crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses, and its repercussions, we must disentangle politics and religion from the fates of millions of sentient beings incognizant of such human concepts.
Charles Wartenberg, founder of the Animal Kingdom Foundation, passed away in December 2016. He will be remembered for his tireless advocacy and transformation of animal welfare in the Philippines.
If cats do have nine lives, leopards are on their last. Especially the big, strong males of the species, as South Africa’s DEA seems set on reintroducing leopard trophy hunting quotas.
How can anyone believe that shooting an elephant is anything other than environmental terrorism? When did money substitute itself for true conservation, namely the preservation of natural functioning ecosystems?
End Circus Suffering has highlighted cruelty to animals in Indian circuses and helped rehabilitate more than 170 animals so far. Following the latest developments, letters of protest from all over the world have found their way to the Indian government.
Asia for Animals supports FIAPO’s End Circus Suffering campaign, and calls on India’s government to pass a complete ban on using animals for entertainment in circuses.
Animal welfare organisations are reeling from an unexpected announcement that they will no longer receive funding from the National Lotteries Commission – a decision which could also have devastating impacts on humans.
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.