A majority of domestic violence survivors report that their family pets were abused as part of the cycle of violence experienced at home. With few DV shelters offering pet-friendly housing options, many survivors delay leaving abusive situations out of concern for their pets. RedRover offers resources to help families, including their animal members, escape abuse.
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In what has been called ‘the pet effect,’ companion animals can relieve suffering and enrich people’s lives in measurable ways. The company of animals helps improve chronic pain, PTSD symptoms, depression and grief, and more.
Federal safeguards for Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears were reinstated September 24th after a judge ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to strip Endangered Species Act protections from the bear population was illegal.
Here are some simple yet effective strategies that can help us manage compassion fatigue-related stress. Many of them are rooted in building daily, sustainable self-care practices.
With another orca presumed dead, Canada must protect orcas and stop Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
“The world has lost another endangered orca in the space of one month. This is now a matter of taking responsibility to protect an endangered species, by restoring their food source and protecting where they feed by not allowing increased tar sands tanker traffic through their habitat.”
The organization K9s For Warriors takes shelter dogs who would have otherwise been euthanized and trains them to become service dogs for post 9/11 veterans suffering from PTSD. They have saved the lives of over 800 shelter dogs.
Three friends visit a circus to try and rescue a great eagle stolen from a ‘savage’ tribe, in this excerpt from an upcoming children’s fantasy novel inspired by real-world mistreatment of animals.
While securing legal protections for animals has always been a top priority for activists, the Nonhuman Rights Project is leading a novel approach toward animal rights law, as director Kevin Schneider explains in this special interview.
By not taking responsibility for graphic animal abuse posts, Instagram is aiding and abetting animal abusers. Sign the petition demanding that Instagram change its policies to ban images of animal cruelty.
Do we have a right to keep dogs and other animals in service for physical and emotional support? The issue comes down to the longstanding welfare versus rights debate within animal protection.
If we want to protect nature and our future on this planet, we must dismantle and restructure dominant conservation systems. Reclaim Conservation and Conservation Solutions Afrika are planning a field course this August in Nanyuki, Kenya which will explore these issues in depth.
Despite being gambling venues where dogs can be heard crying out in agony when they suffer injuries, Irish greyhound racing tracks are increasingly trying to lure kids in with offers of toy vouchers, free meals and colouring competitions.