At Brown, live pigs are used for training emergency medicine residents, even though their anatomy differs from humans’ in important ways. Live animal use has been phased out of 95% of medicine programs in the United States and Canada.
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Commuters and potential rodeo fans in the San Francisco Bay Area are being greeted today by the message “Calf-Roping Kills,” alongside the face of a helpless victim of rodeo’s notorious calf-roping contest, one of the baby cows for whom suffering, injury, and death are the norm.
We have a moral duty to combat climate change in everyday life, and we can start at the dinner table. The single biggest thing a person can do right now to reduce their impact on climate change is stop consuming animal products and transition to a vegan diet.
In Nicaragua, a free veterinary clinic for working animals treated 456 horses. In Zimbabwe, partners are addressing harness wounds caused by improper care, including the use of barbed wire to attach donkeys to carts.
This May, the vegan advocacy organization Viva! is urging the public to swap dairy products for plant-based alternatives as part of their month-long MooFree May initiative. Learn more about the campaign here.
BirdLife speaks to renowned American author Jonathan Franzen about birds, economics, ethics and the end of the earth.
California has shown national leadership by taking on innovative solutions to protect animals. Among the five bills advanced last week were a ban on wild animals in circuses, a ban on trapping fur-bearing animals, and a bill that mandates microchipping animals in shelters.
Will giraffes survive humanity? They are as iconic as lions, rhinos and elephants, and their long-term existence in the wild is under a similar threat. However, the world’s tallest animals get much less public attention and protection.
China Customs announced last week the seizure of 2,748 elephant tusks following a major enforcement crackdown. The 7.48 tons of ivory were seized as part of a joint operation in relation to major smuggling cases in the country.
These semiaquatic rodents can reproduce rapidly and cause environmental degradation in habitats where they lack predators, but that doesn’t mean they deserve to be killed. A program in Italy has had great success with surgically sterilizing and releasing them.
FIAPO reports on a multipart campaign to improve conditions for chickens held in illegal slaughterhouses in the city of Mangalore. Though the changes are only a first step, the relief for the birds has been significant.
After a recent visit to Special Memories Zoo in Greenville, Wisconsin, Tucker was so disturbed by the conditions and health of the animals she felt compelled to stand up and advocate on their behalf. Please take action and urge the USDA to investigate the roadside zoo.