Footage from a meat market in China has increased concerns about the fates of Irish racing greyhounds who end up in the country, which has no nationwide animal welfare laws. Organizations are calling for Ireland to ban the export of greyhounds to China.
Cristina Blaj works hard to help protect neglected and abused dogs, with little outside financial support and little other than misunderstanding and disapproval from her local community. Even with an increasingly uncertain future, love and compassion pushes her to keep fighting to help these dogs in need.
This portion of this exhibition explains the main forms of fish exploitation: large-scale industrial fishing, aquaculture farming, the aquarium trade and so-called recreational fishing.
Somehow, even with widespread concern, multiple decisions by Greek authorities demanding the closure of the facilities, and several protests and letter-writing campaigns, Attica Zoological Park continues to operate its illicit dolphinarium, and the dolphins kept there continue to be forced to perform in shows.
CITES is a convention ostensibly dedicated to wildlife protection that does nothing other than enable trade on a massive scale with minimal regulation and oversight, resulting in plummeting wildlife populations. They need to rehaul their system or step aside, so a conservation-focused rather than a trade-focused system can be put in place.
Read the stories of four dogs who have been involved in legal battles, where instead of tucking their tails between their legs, they fought for their rights and the rights of their owners.
85% of the products created by the fur industry come from animals raised in captivity on fur factory farms. These farms can hold thousands of animals, and the practices used to farm them are designed to maximize profits, always at the expense of the animals, who suffer in unimaginable ways.
Reading about the environment can sometimes seem like a depressing litany of fading species, increased development, and a warming planet. But there are reasons to be hopeful. As we enter the new year, here are 12 conservation wins we saw in 2018.
The Center for Peace, Non-violence and Human Rights in Osijek, Croatia has awarded the Krunoslav Sukić peacekeeping award to the tireless activist, who they say “is leading by example and showing us how to transform our very concept of peace and peacekeeping from a human-centered understanding towards a holistic one.”
A ride on a horse-drawn vehicle might at first appear to be a romantic, nostalgic journey to a bygone era when cars and buses were absent. However, this industry is actually fraught with potentially serious problems for both animal welfare and public safety.
Wherever legal domestic ivory markets may be, the evidence clearly shows that they provide easy opportunities for the laundering of illegal ivory and also sustain demand for ivory among consumers. The UK’s new Ivory Act is one of the strongest ivory bans in the world and covers the vast majority of items in trade.
It’s a worrying trend: even birds that were once considered common and widespread are now plummeting towards extinction. Some of the species on this list will shock you.