Author OIPA (International Organization for Animal Protection)

Asia
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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.

Asia
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Azerbaijan’s animal activist community has issued a statement pleading with the international community to help them put an end to the mass abuse and killing of stray dogs. Despite being illegal, the violence is carried out by authorities such as police and shelter employees.

Campaigns
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We have a moral duty to combat climate change in everyday life, and we can start at the dinner table. The single biggest thing a person can do right now to reduce their impact on climate change is stop consuming animal products and transition to a vegan diet.

Current Events
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These semiaquatic rodents can reproduce rapidly and cause environmental degradation in habitats where they lack predators, but that doesn’t mean they deserve to be killed. A program in Italy has had great success with surgically sterilizing and releasing them.

Asia
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Security forces are now equipped with slingshots to fend off monkeys who harass visitors at the Taj Mahal. The root cause of this conflict between humans and rhesus macaques is the eradication of the monkeys’ natural habitat, which has forced them into proximity with humans.

Companion Animals
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Most people do not realize that a majority of pet food is composed primarily from food industry waste. Among the most common causes of death for both cats and dogs are diseases affiliated with poor diet.

Africa
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The Veterinary Service Department in Egypt has killed countless numbers of free roaming dogs and cats, usually by poisoning them with strychnine or shooting them. A new amendment to Egyptian law would prohibit this practice and hopefully force authorities to consider more humane methods of population management.

Asia
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85% of the products created by the fur industry come from animals raised in captivity on fur factory farms. These farms can hold thousands of animals, and the practices used to farm them are designed to maximize profits, always at the expense of the animals, who suffer in unimaginable ways.

Australia & Pacific Islands
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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.

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