Dogs are usually considered intelligent when they are easy to train and prone to follow commands, but “trainability” is not the only measure of intelligence.
Author OIPA (International Organization for Animal Protection)
Australia’s bushfire crisis is a reminder that climate change is real and our levels of production and consumption are the cause.
The bill would legalize the hunting of dogs in rural areas and would undoubtedly mean death to many dogs, both feral and owned.
The world’s oceans are losing oxygen and becoming warmer, more acidic, and increasingly filed with plastic.
Unrest in Chile is endangering many of its 253,000 stray dogs. Volunteers are transporting and sheltering the most vulnerable dogs when protests are most intense.
During the festival of Tihar in Nepal, people honor animals and their sacred and unique bond with humans.
Despite the cruelty involved, riding overworked donkeys up steep hills is a popular activity for tourists in the Greek islands. Please travel responsibly and don’t be part of this abuse.
An investigation has uncovered cruelty towards dogs used for sledding activities at a hotel in the Chilean Andes. A breed inappropriate for the climate is being used, and the dogs are left chained up out in the cold in poor health.
“What we are trying to do in the Western Balkan region is not only a rescue program for single animals. In our view, it is far more important to change the mentality of citizens and the legislation on stray dogs’ management.”
A campaign led by Chilean veterinarians has made progress towards a total ban on dog racing, based on the inherent cruelty involved and the fact that dog racing does not qualify as a sport.
An ongoing and well-funded project at Italy’s University of Turin is putting macaque monkeys through extreme suffering, with no proven benefit to human health. Organizations are calling for the use of human-based research techniques instead.
China’s Yulin festival inspires international outrage over the consumption of dog meat. But many who are horrified by eating dogs fail to think critically about their own meat consumption or the forms of violence against animals that go on closer to home, too.