“Statements of solidarity are certainly needed, but where change actually happens is when racial equity work becomes integrated into our movement, our workplaces, and society.”
Utilitarian philosophies and a focus on bottom-line effectiveness have brought the animal protection movement so far –– but we can’t expect to go much further unless these principles encompass more of the things that matter.
What would it look like if the superhero’s sense of justice and compassion extended to non-humans too?
Recognizing the connections between animal protection and the SDGs can help advocates maximize impact, win government support, and collaborate with other stakeholders.
A Catholic animal advocate grapples with what she calls “the Church’s indifference to the suffering of animals,” and calls for change.
Due to the risks posed by the consumption of wildlife, the Chinese Government has imposed an emergency ban. The continued sale of leopard bone medicines demonstrate the need for this ban to be expanded.
The notion that Earth is here for our use and pleasure is deeply embedded in our collective assumption. We have to rebalance our relationship with the natural world. COVID-19 is a warning of what happens when we don’t.
Many videos and photos of wild animals interacting with humans become viral on the Internet. Although they may seem cute or funny, they can harm animals in a number of ways.
SB 1115 would allow pets to donate blood for veterinary use, and phase out colony blood banks, which keep animals in cages.
What if more organizations aimed to address the interconnected well-being of animals, humans, and the environment?
As with a number of previous outbreaks, coronavirus is believed to have originated in a market where many live animals are sold and slaughtered in unhygienic conditions.
There’s nothing fun about selfies taken with bears in chains, on the back of an elephant or petting lion cubs. Animal welfare should not stop on holiday.