My point is, whether he was joking or not, spreading an attitude of acceptance and even pride over cruelty toward animals is intolerable.
A recent spay/neuter campaign in the town of Topoloveni, Romania, resulted in the sterilization of more than 400 dogs and cats, and sets an example for humane, effective population control for other cities to follow.
Microplastics pose a major threat to foraging sea animals, but if we can manufacture plastic so it unintentionally tastes good, we might also be able to manufacture it so it intentionally tastes bad.
Events are being organised around the world for International Gibbon Day. Gibbons, who are also referred to as “smaller apes”, are not only losing their habitat because of deforestation; they are also being trafficked as pets.
Humans incessantly demand new roads for connectivity, forcing wild animals closer to roads and human settlements, so that even new wildlife crossings can do little to save animal lives.
The 2017 Humane Awards honor inspirational animals and people who are doing exceptional work in supporting the ASPCA’s mission of providing effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.
It is well known that the three main threats to orcas are lack of food, pollution, and boat traffic. In addition, aquarium captures performed in the 1960s and 70s wiped out a generation of young females and males, a loss to the species that has taken decades to recover from.
People concerned about animal welfare would not accept the way chickens are treated if they knew the reality. It is about time Malaysia’s Ministry of Agriculture looked into a Farm Animal Act prohibiting the rearing of birds in cages, crates or other forms of intensive confinement.
If we are serious about providing care at any significant scale, clearly the sheltering model isn’t going to work. We need a radical shift in how we respond, toward a more sustainable method of caring for street animals.
Alba is believed to be the only albino orangutan alive in the world. To ensure she can live a free and fulfilling life, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation is making her a forest island home.
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.