It’s time for a shift in strategy. The Sentience Institute makes three concrete, evidence-based recommendations on how to make the farmed animal movement more effective.
Monthly Archives: December, 2018
Ads reminding people that an an animal is not a present to be placed under the Christmas tree can be seen in over 20 Croatian cities.
On December 6th, a federation of Greek animal welfare organizations sent a letter to the Chairperson of the Greek Parliamentary Committee, calling for an amendment to the Greek Constitution that enshrines animal protection as a responsibility of the state.
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.
Close to three tonnes of pangolin scales went up in flames on December 6th in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, as authorities incinerated several illegal shipments seized in 2017—a record year for pangolin scale seizures in Malaysia.
The public must have access to the USDA’s animal welfare records. This transparency is not only critically important for protecting animals, but is required by the law and necessary to hold government agencies accountable
Tigers in India have been under threat for hundreds of years, and by the year 1971, their population had dropped to 1800. Though hunting tigers is outlawed today, they continue to be threatened by human activities, such as habitat encroachment, illegal poaching, and government-sanctioned killing of tigers deemed to be “man-eaters.”
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.
Going (and staying) vegan just got a lot easier.
Missouri has passed a law that prohibits many products, including plant-based and cellular meat, from identifying themselves as “meat.” It’s clear the law is designed to protect the animal agriculture industry.
Over one million signatures were collected from around the world, to represent the more than one million dogs and hundreds of thousands of cats who are brutally killed each year in Indonesia for human consumption.
Lammie has been alone at the zoo since her partner, Kinkel, died. Despite calls from various organizations to let Lammie live out her days on a reserve with a herd of previously-captive elephants, the zoo won’t budge.