In order to help the world’s dogs, we need an estimate of their population, and of what percent are homeless in each country.
Author WellBeing International
It is estimated that approximately 10% of homeless people have one or more pets. Despite past criticism of homeless people having pets by animal advocates, efforts to support the pets of homeless people are increasing.
Beginning in the 1980s, farm animal well-being slowly took over as the major focus of animal advocacy organizations. How has this affected conditions for farm animals in different countries?
Human activities have contributed to declines in wildlife populations for centuries, not just the past 40 or 50 years.
The COVID-19 pandemic will hopefully accelerate new policies to prevent and mitigate the impact of new emerging pathogens and give new impetus to ending wildlife consumption and habitat destruction.
In the search to explain the world around us, sometimes our observations lead us to the wrong conclusions. That seems to be the case with a famous Russian experiment on domesticating foxes.
In North America, Australia and New Zealand, suspicion and outright hostility continue to plague the debate over what to do about outdoor stray and feral cats.
It is in in interest of everyone, including animal NGOs, pet care companies and other stakeholders, to collaborate and work together to address, and end, pet homelessness.
Fifty years ago, Nobel Prize Winner Sir Peter Medawar predicted that “… research on animals will provide us with the knowledge that will make it possible for us, one day, to dispense with the use of them [in the laboratory] altogether.” Is his prediction finally coming true?
Cities will certainly be the most important human habitat going into the foreseeable future, and it is crucial that we get them right. It is essential to understand that our well-being is tied to a connection to nature and that nature in the city is not an amenity but a necessity.
Compassionate conservation takes the well-being of wild lives as a core commitment. For the compassionate conservationist, forms of conservation that do not consider the well-being of other animals and their environments as an equal concern to other conservation goals are fundamentally unethical.