The whole meat issue is trivialized when it becomes about which animals are appropriate for eating and which are taboo. The legitimate way to focus campaigns against the dog and cat meat trades in Asia and elsewhere is to point out the additional cruelty involved in handling and killing those species.
When Culpeper County, Virginia student Brynnan Grimes found out she had to skin and cut up a cat as part of a human anatomy class, she took her protest of the antiquated teaching method seriously.
In the 1980s I did the background research for an anti-vivisection group in Glasgow. I am opposed to all experiments on live animals. I believe that they cost a fortune and that the results are misleading. But the main reason I oppose them is because animals matter.
Please sign Egyptian Society for Animal Friends’ petition to close down the Al-Zahraa pet shop, where dogs, cats, mice, birds, tortoises, and other animals languish in horrid conditions.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is capturing, killing, and authorizing private landowners to kill wild red wolves. Conservation groups are seeking court intervention to protect this severely endangered wolf population.
With media coverage of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival growing, more and more animal lovers are travelling to Yulin with the intent of saving animals. Unfortunately, by buying dogs at inflated prices, they only end up supporting the same dog black market they are trying to end.
Kaziranga National Park in India, famous for its large population of rhinoceroses, saw the poaching of yet another rhino this week. Poachers have killed nine Indian Rhinos this year, raising concerns over negligence from the concerned authorities.
Circus animals cannot experience the freedoms they would find in nature. Instead they are abused and forced to perform unnatural stunts. I am flustered to read of His Holiness’ support for circus performers who use wild animals, and urge that he not endorse their subjugation.
There are ten particular situations that every foxhunting saboteur needs to know about. By learning all of the voice, whip, and horn calls, Sabs can use them to disrupt a Hunt.
Within ancient Jewish culture, your name wasn’t simply what you were called; rather it spoke of your very essence. Today, animals are named as product, experiment, sport, and ingredient. To encourage rethinking of how society regards non-human life, Sarx is now receiving entries to our Named in Love competition.
I recently read in some magazine, a Hunt follower asking for Hunting with Hounds to continue because, “there are so many wonderful poems about the beauty of the hunt”. His idea of Nature and my idea of Nature are different. As is his idea of Poetry and my idea of Poetry.
The bullfight involves a ritual of prolonged, agonizing torture of bulls for entertainment. The Catholic Church needs to speak out against the bullfight partly because of the Church’s ability to exert influence in Catholic countries, and partly because the Church is complicit in this cruelty.