Until now, Neanderthals were believed to have been carnivorous. That Neanderthals in Spain were vegetarian may challenge theories that eating meat was essential for early human brain development.
For the first time ever, a fishmonger in Australia has been convicted of cruelty toward a lobster. Pain responses are well documented in crabs, crayfish, and prawns, and certain arthropods are now known to be highly intelligent.
Between twenty-five and forty hounds used in England’s Kimblewick Hunt have been killed to combat an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis. The incident suggests that hunting dogs may be at least partly to blame for the disease’s spread, which decimates UK cattle herds and has long been blamed on badgers.
There’s no such thing as a happy cow, giving away her milk to humans while depriving it to her own babies. While traditionally thought of as quintessential to healthy living, consumption of dairy and other animal products has been linked with most of the top 20 causes of early death.
Forest elephant populations in one of Central Africa’s largest and most important preserves have declined between 78 percent and 81 percent because of poaching, a new Duke University-led study finds.
Leading human-crocodile conflict specialist calls for a new approach to managing human-predator relations
Many conservation policies fail because they don’t take into account the specific local relationships between animals and people, or the different priorities of locals, conservation managers and international NGOs.
FIAPO recently came across a horrific incident in an environmental studies textbook for 4th class children, asking them to suffocate a cat on the pretext of an experiment on understanding the importance of breathing.
At least 600 species of animals and plants are threatened by extinction in Tasmania. The Tasmanian Land Conservancy uses Avenza’s PDF Maps app to track and monitor populations of endangered species.
It may be a story of extreme cruelty in the name of science. It may also be about fraud. This story certainly involved the death of hundreds of wild animals, which underpinned a doctoral dissertation plus a paper in the British Ecological Society’s Journal of Applied Ecology.
Learn what drove Ringling Bros. out of business, why Japan has resumed whaling in Antarctica, how China is phasing out legal ivory, and more in the latest episode of Animal People World News!
The Iranian Anti-Vivisection Association (IAVA) has jointly won the 2016 Lush Prize for their work to replace animal experiments and implement alternatives in education and training.
There is insufficient evidence to support the use of homeopathy in farm animals as a way to prevent or treat infectious diseases, reveal findings from a comprehensive review published online in Veterinary Record.