It may be surprising to learn that a large component of most veterinarian training involves harmfully using animals. These animals are used as models for learning various veterinary procedures, many of which are highly invasive and painful. Routinely, the animals used are killed for these purposes.
While securing legal protections for animals has always been a top priority for activists, the Nonhuman Rights Project is leading a novel approach toward animal rights law, as director Kevin Schneider explains in this special interview.
National Moth Week invites moth enthusiasts, or “mothers,” to participate in this worldwide citizen science project that shines a light on moths, their beauty, ecological diversity and critical role in the natural world as pollinators.
Find out how the UK military is combating bird trapping in Cyprus, why conflict is erupting over Australia’s feral horses, what the new U.S. farm bill may mean for animals, and more in the latest episode of Animal People World News!
Every U.S. state has an agency that sets wildlife policy, but the vast majority of these commissions are heavily weighted in favor of hunters and ranchers. Animals’ needs and welfare have been considered only secondarily, if at all.
Someday in the future, a population of rabbits on a distant archipelago might be something people would marvel at. The focus of conservation should be on promoting environmental stability rather than attempting to reintroduce or eliminate particular species.
Pleistocene Park is a rewilding project in Siberia, whose main goal is to restore high productive steppes similar to those of the Ice Age. This will not only lead to the recreation of the so-called “Northern Serengeti,” but more importantly will help to mitigate climate change.
Rather than venturing into new and alien habitats for the first time, large predators are re-colonizing ecosystems that used to be prime hunting grounds for them before humans decimated their populations.
New York City Mayor De Blasio announces Staten Island’s deer population has dropped 8 percent, pointing to early success for the city’s sterilization study. After two years, birth rates have also fallen by half, and reductions are expected to continue.
Animals are not objects without feelings – their feelings are similar to ours. Although you on your own might not be able to stop industries that exploit animals, you can still make changes in your daily life that will help.
A study by John Paulson and colleagues at Duke University found that elephants play an important role in Central Africa’s forests by dispersing seeds and nutrients and trampling foliage. A reduction in elephant populations would leave 96% of Central African forests susceptible to drastic change.
Find out why Brazil’s ban on exporting live animals lasted only three days, how Baja California is taking aim at bloodsports, what’s behind an anti-pit bull “Super Bowl” commercial, and more in the latest episode of Animal People World News!