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Mulesing: Part of the Cruel World of Intensive Farming

You may not know about the cruel practice, where sheep undergo a removal of parts of their skin in order to prevent a parasitic infection called flystrike. A vast majority of people use wool on a daily basis, probably without realizing that most of it comes from Australia, where mulesing is fully legal and considered normal.

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Mulesing: Part of the Cruel World of Intensive Farming

You may not know about the cruel practice, where sheep undergo a removal of parts of their skin in order to prevent a parasitic infection called flystrike. A vast majority of people use wool on a daily basis, probably without realizing that most of it comes from Australia, where mulesing is fully legal and considered normal.

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On Extremism

The lab monkey, fur mink, and racing horse will not be liberated through compromise. They need so-called extremism. As Dr. King suggested, an extremist for justice is a label that carries no shame; indeed, it should be embraced.

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Another Perspective on Fish, Part One: Aquatic Animal Sentience

Consideration for animals is increasing, but unfortunately not as much for fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods, who represent a huge majority of the animals killed for food. You may be surprised to learn more about the sentience of these incredible animals.

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Court Victory: Wild Red Wolves Get a Chance at Survival

For four years now, the USFWS has been dismantling one of the most successful predator reintroductions in U.S. history, that of the world’s only wild population of red wolves, in North Carolina. This decision by the court to protect red wolves from being shot and killed offers a glimmer of hope for species recovery.


Animal News Stories from Around the Web

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