We already know that food aversions based in disgust can be very persistent, and arise out of evolutionary adaptations in the brain that cause us to avoid food that may make us sick. Since this trait is hard-wired into our brains and can be extremely effective at making us avoid certain foods, might we be able to use disgust to convince people to give up meat?
Animal advocates are often prone to compare the struggle for animal rights with other social justice issues, like racism and sexism. In an interview with Dr. Kristof Dhont, we explore to what extent these issues are connected, and how to discuss their connection in a way that isn’t alienating.
So-called ‘modern’ zoos continue to use and abuse elephants as property in their relentless pursuit of profits, and the animals always pay the price. Please don’t visit zoos that hold elephants captive.
Read the stories of four dogs who have been involved in legal battles, where instead of tucking their tails between their legs, they fought for their rights and the rights of their owners.
This syndicate has been involved in multiple shipments of illegal ivory tusks from Africa to China and has been directly involved in the trade for years, so dismantling the operation has put a major dent in global illegal ivory trafficking operations.
At Pushkar Fair, traders and villagers from all over Rajasthan and neighboring states gather with thousands of camels for trading. This year, a week-long Camel Treatment Camp was organized to offer free veterinary care to the camels and provide information to their handlers about camel health and welfare.
There are still hundreds of animals suffering in the circus industry across the United States. We need all other states and countries around the world to step up and speak out for these animals by joining Hawaii in banning performing exotic animal acts.
California is the first state in the country to enact a policy of this kind, which bans the sale of mill-bred dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores.
The Center for Peace, Non-violence and Human Rights in Osijek, Croatia has awarded the Krunoslav Sukić peacekeeping award to the tireless activist, who they say “is leading by example and showing us how to transform our very concept of peace and peacekeeping from a human-centered understanding towards a holistic one.”
Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is using live pigs to teach invasive procedures to its emergency medicine residents in violation of federal law, according to a complaint filed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
A ride on a horse-drawn vehicle might at first appear to be a romantic, nostalgic journey to a bygone era when cars and buses were absent. However, this industry is actually fraught with potentially serious problems for both animal welfare and public safety.
Wherever legal domestic ivory markets may be, the evidence clearly shows that they provide easy opportunities for the laundering of illegal ivory and also sustain demand for ivory among consumers. The UK’s new Ivory Act is one of the strongest ivory bans in the world and covers the vast majority of items in trade.