Founding Vafa ran counter to the dominant culture and it was thus not taken seriously. When people heard of what Vafa did for dogs, their response was likely to be mockery or even disbelief. Without water or electricity, without financial backing and with limited human resources, it had to face many difficulties in the beginning. But things changed.
Yearly Archives: 2018
I had a revelation: this is how homeless dogs and cats live every day. They lead precarious lives. They go days without adequate food and water. They don’t get medical care. They’re in constant danger and have to be watchful to the point of paranoia.
Here are some simple yet effective strategies that can help us manage compassion fatigue-related stress. Many of them are rooted in building daily, sustainable self-care practices.
With another orca presumed dead, Canada must protect orcas and stop Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
“The world has lost another endangered orca in the space of one month. This is now a matter of taking responsibility to protect an endangered species, by restoring their food source and protecting where they feed by not allowing increased tar sands tanker traffic through their habitat.”
An undercover investigation has revealed that Vietnamese criminal syndicates are becoming increasingly prolific, presenting a fast-growing threat to already besieged populations of elephants and other endangered wildlife.
RedRover provides a list of currently available animal emergency shelters and resources.
For millennia, vultures have aided humans in their role as nature’s clean-up crew. Now, Kenya is repaying the favor with a new rapid-response unit to combat vulture poisoning, part of an ambitious project to save Africa’s vultures.
Learn about the ritual animal sacrifice of Kaporos, which begins in only a few short days in New York City. There are hundreds of people ready to take a stand for the innocent victims, and you’re invited to join if you possibly can.
The Declaration of Rights recognizes that elephants cannot be paraded in temples, or forced to beg on the streets, or kept enslaved, not just because it’s cruel, but because it compromises their basic rights. Sign today to help achieve a rightful and dignified life for elephants in India!
Compassion for hoarders is not misplaced if you recognize that most of them are in desperate need of psychological help. What hoarders do not need is the type of sympathy and support that enables them to continue harboring and acquiring even more animals.
HeARTs Speak is an organization comprised of more than 600 artists working hard to give every shelter animal a chance of being adopted. Their motto says it best: “Creating a world where no shelter animal goes unseen.”
Eight bird species, including two species of macaw, look set to have their extinctions confirmed following a robust new assessment of Critically Endangered species. The findings reveal a worrying new trend: for the first time, mainland extinctions are outpacing island extinctions.