“This is an encouraging step in the right direction from the Chinese authorities and we congratulate the government on this decision,” said Pei Su, Founder and Executive Director of ACTAsia. “However, we must also realise that this temporary ban raises certain issues.”
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New York City’s revamped citywide campaign aims to educate residents in all five boroughs about the red-tailed hawks, piping plovers, raccoons, coyotes and deer they coexist with.
Animal rights are for all animals, based on their intrinsic value and right to life. Gau Raksha, on the other hand, is an extremely narrow movement characterized by speciesism and sexism, and motivated solely by religious beliefs.
Increasingly large patches of tropical forest are being lost worldwide as governments and corporations clear more land to make way for industrial-scale agriculture, a Duke University study shows.
At the moment, animals are not well represented at the UN, but animal protection organizations can change that. Groups can apply for official status with the UN Economic and Social Council to stand up for animals on an international scale.
Botswana’s world acclaimed anti-poaching success story is being threatened by budget cuts, which have forced the elite Rhino Squad to curtail patrols and created a backlog in payments to farmers compensating for human-animal conflict.
Sanctuaries Rally Behind Proposed Bill to Limit Private Ownership of Exotic Animals in the United States
The Big Cat Public Safety Act was recently introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives. If passed, this proposed law would put restrictions on private ownership of dangerous exotic animals nationwide.
Animal Voice has launched its new Animal Voice Academy for humane education, to promote the national respect for animal rights recently acknowledged by South Africa’s Constitutional Court.
Lawmakers in Taiwan have announced that the eating of dogs and cats has been banned. South Africa’s National Council of SPCAs adds our voice of approval to this internationally hailed advance for animal welfare.
One knows the era of the battery cage is dead when the South African Poultry Association’s own mouthpiece calls on its readers and members to heed the call to go Cage-Free.
China’s animal charities are determined to highlight the criminal behaviour of dog and cat traffickers and meat traders in a bid to end the industry for good.
Animal victims of St. Paul’s Hospital have included monkeys, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, pigs, rats, and mice. The hospital is planning to relocate to a new site in 2022, and Lifeforce seeks to stop any new animal labs from being built.