It’s a worrying trend: even birds that were once considered common and widespread are now plummeting towards extinction. Some of the species on this list will shock you.
Browsing: Animals in Research
The fate of Spitfire is a warning of what could happen to wolves elsewhere in the U.S. if Congress and the Trump administration proceed with plans to strip protections from these imperiled creatures.
The public must have access to the USDA’s animal welfare records. This transparency is not only critically important for protecting animals, but is required by the law and necessary to hold government agencies accountable
Humane education is the most sustainable way of building a future for animals in Nigeria. Humane Global Network’s humane education program is geared towards helping children embrace their natural curiosity and love for animals while also fostering a sense of respect, compassion and kindness for all life.
Parkinson’s UK will provide more than £780,000 for work which will include testing a drug on marmosets. The usual way to ‘model’ Parkinson’s Disease in monkeys is to inject them with a toxic chemical which results in terrible symptoms, including paralysis, total loss (or extreme slowness) of movement, rigidity, loss of vocalization and uncontrollable tremors.
Not only is it ethically unjustifiable, using live animals to teach human medicine is simply an irresponsible, substandard practice. When nearly all other programs use human-relevant training methods, it’s time to step into the 21st century and move beyond the crude practice of using animals.
Many people don’t worry about the suffering that mice experience when they’re used in research, even people who oppose experiments on other species, such as dogs or primates. Mice are intelligent, social animals who feel pain. There is no reason their suffering matters less than that of other species. Mice matter and they need your help.
On October 29th, the Government of China revealed that it allows commercial trade in tiger bone and rhino horn from farmed animals for use in traditional Chinese medicine research and clinical treatments. This is a brazen and regressive position which drastically undermines international efforts for tiger and rhino conservation.
The lab monkey, fur mink, and racing horse will not be liberated through compromise. They need so-called extremism. As Dr. King suggested, an extremist for justice is a label that carries no shame; indeed, it should be embraced.
While the global number of vegans rises each year, so does the number of animals killed for meat. Without a larger commitment to antispeciesism, what purpose does the vegan label serve, and how much change can it ultimately create?
The European Parliament has called for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics by 2023. Animal testing for cosmetics has been banned in the EU since 2013, but remains legal in 80% of countries worldwide. A November 16th Geneva conference will bring experts together to strategize for a global ban.