Automobile traffic can be a huge threat to wildlife. In an interview, we learn what one state is doing to reduce the number of animals killed by vehicles.
Monthly Archives: April, 2020
I went to the zoo to study primates, to turn their behaviors into numbers on a chart. Instead, I found a complicated world, with five orangutans at the center of a twisted web of relationships.
We need to create new wildlife management policies and practices that do not include hunting and killing, but that instead incorporate the intrinsic value and interests of individual animals, species populations, and entire ecosystems.
Christie Smith offers her advice and looks back on 35 years of helping companion animals via a local organization devoted to sheltering and adoptions.
“Forward-thinking researchers are moving forward with humane, human-relevant cures for COVID-19 because the world cannot afford to be hampered by the results of bogus and outdated animal experiments.”
As staffing numbers dwindle during this pandemic, which they undoubtedly will, and assurance schemes postpone inspections, current poor animal welfare standards are likely to become even worse.
As COVID-19 plagues the US, large meat companies and the USDA continue to put slaughterhouse workers’ lives in jeopardy and completely disregard animal welfare.
A Bornean orangutan named Alba, who is believed to be the only albino orangutan alive in the world, is thriving in the rainforest where she was released more than a year ago.
Typically, potential vaccines undergo extensive animal testing before use in human clinical trials. In their urgency for developing a COVID-19 vaccine, some researchers are skipping this step, exposing animal testing for what it is: wasteful, unnecessary and inapplicable to humans.
An analysis by the Animal Welfare Institute has found that the majority of states have gotten off to a slow start reporting animal cruelty incidents to the FBI’s national crime database.
A global ban on wildlife markets is necessary to protect both humans and other animals, says a UN Migratory Species Ambassador.
Live animal markets are a breeding ground for organisms that can be deadly to humans. According to the CDC, “3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in people come from animals.”