On October 29th, the Government of China revealed that it allows commercial trade in tiger bone and rhino horn from farmed animals for use in traditional Chinese medicine research and clinical treatments. This is a brazen and regressive position which drastically undermines international efforts for tiger and rhino conservation.
Monthly Archives: October, 2018
On the first anniversary of the passing of Croatia’s Animal Protection Act, Animal Friends Croatia reflects on the progress that’s been made for animals in the country. The varied results of the act in different areas demonstrates that successfully implementing animal protection laws depends on effort and commitment from local and regional communities.
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.
There is an undeniable link between animal cruelty and family violence. This one-of-a-kind partnership will be an opportunity to educate juvenile and family court judges in the United States on addressing and recognizing animal cruelty in order to help children, families, and pets who have experienced violence.
While the global number of vegans rises each year, so does the number of animals killed for meat. Without a larger commitment to antispeciesism, what purpose does the vegan label serve, and how much change can it ultimately create?
Christians are increasingly exploring compassion towards animals as a faith issue, thanks to individuals willing to start conversations in their churches and Bible study groups.
These young elephants are not gifts or symbols, they are living beings with needs, emotions, and desires, none of which would be accommodated in a circus setting, where they will be forced to perform for the financial benefit of Durov Animal Theatre. Asia for Animals Coalition calls on Myanmar to reconsider the transfer in order to protect the elephants’ welfare.
A boom in demand for otters as pets in Japan has been linked to rising numbers of “otter cafés,” high-profile television programs featuring otters and celebrities, and the popularity of otter pet “superstars” on social media platforms.
The European Parliament has called for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics by 2023. Animal testing for cosmetics has been banned in the EU since 2013, but remains legal in 80% of countries worldwide. A November 16th Geneva conference will bring experts together to strategize for a global ban.
The Oregon Zoo tops the list due to the use of bullhooks, unethical breeding practices, and animal welfare violations. One elephant named Chendra has been shunned by the others and walks in circles all day. Exploitation of these sensitive, emotional, and intelligent animals must stop!
Rabies kills approximately 59,000 people annually, with a majority of cases caused by dog bites. However, this disease is fully preventable, and dog vaccination programs are not only humane and cost-effective, but also proven to be effective in reducing rabies cases.
On October 6th, passionate animal advocates in Athens took to the streets for their Official Animal Rights March. This was just one of many global instances of this event, and the first of its kind in Greece.