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.
Contact the Apostolic Nuncio in your country, and ask Pope Francis to show his concern for creation by condemning the bullfight and directing that his Bishops officially proclaim his condemnation.
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.
This story, which involves a contentious lawsuit, showcases the unique power of agricultural waste to not only regenerate a forest but also to sequester a significant amount of carbon at no cost.
It’s International Orangutan Day today, and events have been organised around the world to raise awareness about the plight of the now critically endangered primate.
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.