The number of people that are aware of this issue is astonishingly low. People see them and simply see a cute bunny, they do not see a discarded pet.
Browsing: Companion Animals
It is estimated that approximately 10% of homeless people have one or more pets. Despite past criticism of homeless people having pets by animal advocates, efforts to support the pets of homeless people are increasing.
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.
Of all the predatory activities that human beings are capable of, the act of knowingly sending companion animals down the slaughter pipeline to be eaten, for the sake of profit, must be close to the top of the most reprehensible list.
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.
Awareness is the first step toward change. It is past time for our country to acknowledge what is happening in the public shelters and municipal pounds of our southern states. We can fix this.
As wildfires continue to spread across western U.S. states, impacting air quality and causing wildlife to flee to safety, veterinarians are warning people of potential dangers for pets.
The director of FOUR PAWS / VIER PFOTEN’s Disaster Relief Unit discusses the importance of accounting for animals in disaster planning and response.
Hercules was neglected and in very poor health before he was rescued by Iran’s Vafa Animal Shelter. At the shelter he was able to live out his days in peace, but many dogs are not so lucky.
Humane communities would endorse animal-friendly affordable housing, living wages, and recognize the importance of human-animal bonds.
Dr. Chinny Krishna discusses the impact of free-roaming dogs on human communities and the effectiveness of TNVR (Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return) as compared to lethal culling.
In an interview with an animal chaplain and pet loss counselor, we discussed his work, the power of the human-animal bond, and how he helps people move forward rather than move on.