In India, cows are sacred, in principle, to the dominant Hindu population. Unfortunately this reverence is often expressed in words alone
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Why is it so hard to get most people to give up meat? An expert provides an overview of some of the research into the psychology of meat eating.
Hobbling is the practice by which an animal, normally an equine, has their limbs tied together to restrict their movement. Two veterinary professors give their input on how this practice impacts animals and whether it should be banned.
Listening to others we may disagree with doesn’t mean we have to give up on our convictions, but we can learn from the exchange or gain new allies.
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.
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.
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.
Now and then, we come across something that gives us a glimpse of how a meat-free future is unfolding. The most amazing testimony of things to come comes from meat companies that are actually giving up on meat.
It can be heartbreaking to see a neighbor’s animal suffering in a situation of neglect. Depending on the situation, there are various ways you can help the animal or animals involved.
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.