In this week’s report, the Animal People Forum reviews current events involving pigs in Europe, Montreal’s ban on pit bulls, and how NOT to “rescue” zoo penguins.
Farming wildlife actually increases the hunting pressure to supply wild animals to the farms, while making law enforcement for wild taken specimens more challenging. Taking wild pangolins into captivity is too risky given they are already in steep decline.
In this week’s report, the Animal People Forum reviews current events involving reindeer killings, birth control for rats, Donald Trump on animal rights, and more!
House Resolution 752 calls on the Chinese authorities to shut down the Yulin Dog Meat Festival and to ban the dog meat trade. The resolution is not a war of culture against China. The bond between companion animals and humans is not Western, but trans-cultural.
Have you ever seen the rays of the sun seep through the cracks of the trees and their leaves in a forest? That was who she was, a ray of hope through the challenges placed before me. Who was she? A horse used in the name of ‘science’, but rejected once she became ‘useless’. Broken, hurt and lost.
Asia for Animals calls on Lotte Mart to cease all sales of dog meat in its supermarkets in China, in light of the animal cruelty, public health risks, and criminality inherent at every stage of the dog meat industry supply chain.
I picked up the cat, now named Bells, and told her that we would fix her. She looked at me with those sad eyes and did not retaliate when I placed her into the pet carrier. Who on earth would do such a thing to a cat? Yes you had the guts, but how in the world does one manage to have the heart?
I recently visited Turkey, after hearing many great things of what the Turkish have done with their large stray population. I hope that these observations and photos may provide a useful idea of the current situation for stray animals in Turkey.
Asia for Animals calls on the government of Bali, Indonesia to prevent construction of dolphin cages offshore, which would confine wild-caught dolphins as a tourist attraction.
The World Day of Homeless Animals is considered not a holiday, but an occasion to address the problem of homeless animals, to tell a maximum quantity of people about their tragic destiny. The problem to which it draws attention is felt sharply here in Russia.
As more of Southeast Asia’s natural forests are cleared and converted into plantations for growing oil palm, rubber and other tree crops, a Duke University-led study finds that 42 percent of species endemic to the region’s forests face a much higher risk of extinction from habitat loss than previously thought.
Asia for Animals calls on the Malaysian government to intervene on behalf of Lasah, a wild-caught elephant forced to provide rides for tourists, rehoming him to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary.