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.
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The outpouring of litigation against companies like Tyson illustrates the necessity for the industry to reckon with its cruel practices, which have led to the deaths of over a hundred people and millions of farmed animals.
Dr. Chris Walzer, Executive Director of Health for Wildlife Conservation Society, discusses the relationship between the wildlife trade and the transmission of zoonotic diseases, including COVID-19.
Never before has this dual reality – of cruel and inapplicable animal experiments happening alongside new and exciting non-animal methods – been starker than it is at the present time.
Dr. Nick Jukes discusses the drawbacks to animal use in science and education, promising developments in non-animal alternatives, and the potential effects of the race for a COVID-19 vaccine on animal use in science.
The founder of Liberia Animal Welfare & Conservation Society discusses current issues facing animal in Liberia, LAWCS’ programs, and the benefits of humane education.
Dr. Jim Desmond weighs in on timely topics such as the connection between animal welfare and the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of the wildlife trade in zoonotic disease transmission, and how governments can act to prevent future pandemics.
The pandemic has revealed the truth about Thailand’s unsustainable and exploitative elephant tourism sector — and a chance to rethink the relationship between humans and elephants.
“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.”
The Trump administration has announced a proposed new rule that would harm threatened and endangered species by making it harder to protect the habitat that is critical for their survival.
The program aims to serve remote and under-served areas, and to reduce both pet overpopulation and human rabies deaths.
Governments might be able to prevent future pandemics by investing as little as $22 billion a year in programs to curb wildlife trafficking and stem the destruction of tropical forests.