Author OIPA (International Organization for Animal Protection)

Animals in Entertainment
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Bulls of fire is an extremely cruel Spanish bloodsport. In it, torches are tied to bulls’ horns and then set on fire, all for the entertainment of the crowd. This atrocious physical and mental torture, considered a tradition, is still practiced in two Spanish regions, namely Catalonia and Valencia.

Africa
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Rabies kills approximately 59,000 people annually, with a majority of cases caused by dog bites. However, this disease is fully preventable, and dog vaccination programs are not only humane and cost-effective, but also proven to be effective in reducing rabies cases.

Asia
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While previous Olympics showed consideration for the welfare of animals, the Tokyo Olympics appear to be a very different story. In their desire to produce meat, eggs, and milk to be consumed at the upcoming games, the Tokyo Organizing Committee is seeking to greatly reduce the standards of treatment and husbandry of farmed animals.

Africa
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The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources released a statement on August 1st, according to which 95% of the world lemur population is “on the verge of extinction,” making them the “most threatened primates on Earth.”

Africa
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Despite the critical roles they have played in human history, donkeys are often the butt of jokes and garner little respect. Yet donkeys are in fact highly brilliant animals and enjoy a respectable position in ancient mythology.