Hailed for their intelligence and majesty, Egyptian vultures were admired and worshiped throughout history. But decimated by poisoning, electrocution and illegal trophy hunting, the bird that was once an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph is now endangered.
Monthly Archives: February, 2019
The rehabilitation process from the time of rescue to release is a lengthy and costly one. After years of rehabilitation, six orangutans have been returned to freedom in the Bornean rainforest.
The quota could result in the slaughter of up to 2,130 baleen whales during a five year period, in defiance of the international ban on commercial whaling.
Before more exploitation of the natural world is proposed as a way to solve rural poverty in developing African countries, we need to interrogate the nature of corrupt and damaging financial relationships between those countries and the wealthy global North.
Greece’s Parliament has rejected a proposal to add protection for animal rights to the Greek Constitution, leaving animals unprotected, bringing great disappointment to the advocates who fought for the amendment, and revealing the heavy influence of moneyed interests in making this decision.
In Zimbabwe, 35 young elephants have been torn away from their families and habitats and are awaiting export to zoos, safari parks, and circuses in China.
A judge’s decision to uphold California’s protections for wolves is a step in the right direction, but one lone wolf’s epic journey across state lines shows that federal protections are necessary to ensure the species’ continued survival.
South African hunting outfitters are eagerly awaiting the end of the Zambian rainy season in April to start a killing spree of up to 1,250 hippos living in the world-renowned Luangwa Valley.
We need the Florida Orca Protection Act because Kayla deserved better than what she got: a short life in a small tank. Orcas are counting on us to make sure this generation of captive orcas is the last.
Empowering schools to contribute to the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is an important step for California’s climate strategy. Research shows that healthy, protein-rich plant-based foods like lentils and beans are 26 to 34 times less carbon intensive than beef.
What Animal Advocates Can Learn From 19th Century Slavery Abolitionists: An Interview With Dr. Wlodzimierz Gogloza
To what extent can those who advocate the abolition of animal exploitation compare themselves to, and draw inspiration from, slavery abolitionists? Were their goals and tactics similar? Is there anything that can be learned from their failures and successes?
OIPA Cameroon recently had the opportunity to educate the public about the proper treatment of working equines. This small-scale educational project aimed to pass on a message of compassion and caring for animals to present and future generations.