Over 400 of the biggest names from film, television, theater, radio, sports, literature and music have united in support of a ban on fur farming in Ireland, including Oscar-nominated actors Saoirse Ronan, Ruth Negga and Stephen Rea. Please join them in calling for a ban on this cruel industry.
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Bulls of fire is an extremely cruel Spanish bloodsport. In it, torches are tied to bulls’ horns and then set on fire, all for the entertainment of the crowd. This atrocious physical and mental torture, considered a tradition, is still practiced in two Spanish regions, namely Catalonia and Valencia.
Most people know that fireworks can scare pets, but not many know that they cause damage in many other ways as well, such as causing various types of pollution, harming and killing birds and other wildlife, and impacting the health of the workers that make them.
For four years now, the USFWS has been dismantling one of the most successful predator reintroductions in U.S. history, that of the world’s only wild population of red wolves, in North Carolina. This decision by the court to protect red wolves from being shot and killed offers a glimmer of hope for species recovery.
Instead of honoring what should be a core commitment to conservation, South Africa’s DEA is planning to attempt to legalize trade in rhino horn. This is suspiciously timed with the announcement that China will allow trade in farmed rhino horn, and is a blatant prioritization of profit over the interests of rhinos.
Parkinson’s UK will provide more than £780,000 for work which will include testing a drug on marmosets. The usual way to ‘model’ Parkinson’s Disease in monkeys is to inject them with a toxic chemical which results in terrible symptoms, including paralysis, total loss (or extreme slowness) of movement, rigidity, loss of vocalization and uncontrollable tremors.
Not only is it ethically unjustifiable, using live animals to teach human medicine is simply an irresponsible, substandard practice. When nearly all other programs use human-relevant training methods, it’s time to step into the 21st century and move beyond the crude practice of using animals.
A new plan by a U.S. federal agency puts as many as 1,000 wild horses in California at risk, by removing legal protections from slaughter and now allowing the horses to be sold “without limitation.” These wild horses deserve better than being forcibly removed from their home, only to be slaughtered and eaten.
On October 29th, the Government of China revealed that it allows commercial trade in tiger bone and rhino horn from farmed animals for use in traditional Chinese medicine research and clinical treatments. This is a brazen and regressive position which drastically undermines international efforts for tiger and rhino conservation.
On the first anniversary of the passing of Croatia’s Animal Protection Act, Animal Friends Croatia reflects on the progress that’s been made for animals in the country. The varied results of the act in different areas demonstrates that successfully implementing animal protection laws depends on effort and commitment from local and regional communities.
There is an undeniable link between animal cruelty and family violence. This one-of-a-kind partnership will be an opportunity to educate juvenile and family court judges in the United States on addressing and recognizing animal cruelty in order to help children, families, and pets who have experienced violence.
These young elephants are not gifts or symbols, they are living beings with needs, emotions, and desires, none of which would be accommodated in a circus setting, where they will be forced to perform for the financial benefit of Durov Animal Theatre. Asia for Animals Coalition calls on Myanmar to reconsider the transfer in order to protect the elephants’ welfare.