Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is using live pigs to teach invasive procedures to its emergency medicine residents in violation of federal law, according to a complaint filed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Yearly Archives: 2018
If you have ever arrived home to be greeted by a wagging tail, you might already know how awesome life with pets can be. But it’s not only the love and companionship that we get from them; pets can be great for our health too.
A ride on a horse-drawn vehicle might at first appear to be a romantic, nostalgic journey to a bygone era when cars and buses were absent. However, this industry is actually fraught with potentially serious problems for both animal welfare and public safety.
Often discussions of our moral responsibilities to animals hinge on the question of consciousness. The Sentience Institute makes the surprising argument that consciousness doesn’t exist, and argues instead for the concept of sentience.
Various studies and statistics have demonstrated a strong link between animal cruelty and other violent crimes, such as domestic abuse and homicide. The report aims to increase awareness of that link among law enforcement officers and equip them with tools to more effectively address animal abuse.
Leaders in Behavioral Change Explore Innovations on How to Reduce Demand for Illegal Wildlife Products
In a three-day event that brought together over 100 participants, representing 60 organisations across 21 countries, participants demonstrated that behavioral change science holds the potential to be a game changer within wildlife conservation.
Wherever legal domestic ivory markets may be, the evidence clearly shows that they provide easy opportunities for the laundering of illegal ivory and also sustain demand for ivory among consumers. The UK’s new Ivory Act is one of the strongest ivory bans in the world and covers the vast majority of items in trade.
After losing her mother, little Anggun was in need of a mother figure to guide her through the early stages of her life. It is hoped that this relationship will be a long and close one, and that together the two orangutans can embark on a new life back in a protected forest far from human habitation.
Animal and food safety advocates argue that the state law criminalizing factory farm investigations violates the First Amendment. Since it was enacted in 1990, the law has successfully prevented whistleblowers from investigating the cruel conditions that millions of animals endure.
It’s a worrying trend: even birds that were once considered common and widespread are now plummeting towards extinction. Some of the species on this list will shock you.
The fate of Spitfire is a warning of what could happen to wolves elsewhere in the U.S. if Congress and the Trump administration proceed with plans to strip protections from these imperiled creatures.
Working animals are being severely mistreated every day. As the year comes to a close, AAA provides photos and stories from three important projects that help suffering working animals in Indonesia, Tanzania, and Nicaragua.