How would universal basic income benefit vegans and the fight for animal protection?
Taking animal rights seriously means starting at the beginning, limiting the power and influence our species exerts. If we care about animals, we should have smaller families.
This is why “Adopt, Don’t Shop” is so important. Commercial dog breeders and puppy mills treat dogs as things or units of production and profit is their first priority.
The sensationalism obscured what the main focus of the series should have been: that the abuse of privately-owned big cats is a serious problem, and that legislation must be put in place to fix it.
In the United States, wild bears are being killed for their gallbladders due to the global bear bile trade.
We need to create new wildlife management policies and practices that do not include hunting and killing, but that instead incorporate the intrinsic value and interests of individual animals, species populations, and entire ecosystems.
As staffing numbers dwindle during this pandemic, which they undoubtedly will, and assurance schemes postpone inspections, current poor animal welfare standards are likely to become even worse.
As COVID-19 plagues the US, large meat companies and the USDA continue to put slaughterhouse workers’ lives in jeopardy and completely disregard animal welfare.
An analysis by the Animal Welfare Institute has found that the majority of states have gotten off to a slow start reporting animal cruelty incidents to the FBI’s national crime database.
A global ban on wildlife markets is necessary to protect both humans and other animals, says a UN Migratory Species Ambassador.
Live animal markets are a breeding ground for organisms that can be deadly to humans. According to the CDC, “3 out of every 4 new or emerging infectious diseases in people come from animals.”
COVID-19 has forced the world to reconsider its relationship with wild animals, but South African legislation is increasingly pointing in the wrong direction. It urgently needs a rethink.