While experts have concluded that the virus is contagious and can be spread through contact and respiratory droplets, there is still a lot of speculation about whether the virus can spread between species.
Browsing: Animals in Research
Experts have called for a moratorium on whale watching in the Pacific Northwest to protect the highly-endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, but the whale watching industry persists. Why, and why is this such an important issue?
Over 60 Animal Protection and Environmental Organizations Call for Animal Welfare to be Addressed in COVID-19 Recovery Policies and Financing
The fact that the COVID-19 crisis very likely arose from the exploitation of animals has drawn greater attention to how human uses of animals can increase the risk of future pandemics.
A marine biologist shares a few of her favorite stories and facts about fish, who are so often under-appreciated and underestimated.
Cultured meat addresses the right problem: far greater numbers of animals are killed for food than are used for any other purpose. It also provides the most realistic path to ending slaughter in the shortest period of time.
Acting like high-rise timeshares in the sea, shipwrecks and other artificial reefs can support dense populations of sharks, mackerels, barracudas, jacks and other large migratory marine predators essential to ocean health, according to a new study.
A new study brings hope for solving the violent conflicts between elephants and farmers in Thailand.
Dr. Sandhya Sriram discusses the advantages of cultivated or cell-based meat, whether it can be considered vegan, and whether it is likely to succeed on an industrial scale.
Never before has this dual reality – of cruel and inapplicable animal experiments happening alongside new and exciting non-animal methods – been starker than it is at the present time.
Dr. Nick Jukes discusses the drawbacks to animal use in science and education, promising developments in non-animal alternatives, and the potential effects of the race for a COVID-19 vaccine on animal use in science.
Humane communities would endorse animal-friendly affordable housing, living wages, and recognize the importance of human-animal bonds.
The pandemic has revealed the truth about Thailand’s unsustainable and exploitative elephant tourism sector — and a chance to rethink the relationship between humans and elephants.