Author OIPA (International Organization for Animal Protection)

Animals in Research

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.


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.


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.

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