The project’s massive turn out demonstrated the power of education and how human ignorance has led to suffering for many dogs in rural communities. The OIPA team has done something very good for this community and potentially saved the lives of people, children and dogs from a terrible disease.
Browsing: Medicine & Veterinary Care
Raha was badly injured by people who taped his mouth shut around fireworks and lit them. His story is one of horrible cruelty, but it’s also one of generous volunteers all over the world pulling together to help him, and of Raha’s beautiful ability to trust and love humans even after he was harmed so badly.
The two bears were being kept in absolutely shocking conditions in a barren and filthy cage in a bus depot. The rescue was a particularly challenging one because of the enormous size of the male bear. Now the bears are safe in the rescue center, where they can be given the treatment and care they have been deprived of for so long.
A report from Pegasus Sanctuary in Israel, where a rescued donkey has recently given birth to a foal, and financial struggles threaten the important work being done to help horses and donkeys in need.
Family, Not Property: How One Woman Is Using Her Dog’s Tragic Death to Raise Awareness About the Legal Status of Animals
When beloved and healthy dog Chloe died due to medical negligence, it became obvious that the law saw her as replaceable property, not family. The #notproperty campaign calls for animals’ legal status to match their actual status — not as property, but as thinking, feeling beings who have intrinsic value, not just economic value, and who need and deserve that recognition in the law.
Animal Aid Abroad reports on their partnership with Friendicoes, who work tirelessly to improve the health and lives of working equines. Frendicoes uses their Mobile Equine Ambulance to treat equines in and around Delhi and has over 2,500 working equines in its care.
Every year, wild bears are illegally caught by poachers in Armenia. Once captured, many of them end up kept as tourist attractions in small, squalid cages in restaurants and other public entertainment venues. Read about how International Animal Rescue’s Great Bear Rescue campaign frees the bears from their suffering.
Parkinson’s UK will provide more than £780,000 for work which will include testing a drug on marmosets. The usual way to ‘model’ Parkinson’s Disease in monkeys is to inject them with a toxic chemical which results in terrible symptoms, including paralysis, total loss (or extreme slowness) of movement, rigidity, loss of vocalization and uncontrollable tremors.
Not only is it ethically unjustifiable, using live animals to teach human medicine is simply an irresponsible, substandard practice. When nearly all other programs use human-relevant training methods, it’s time to step into the 21st century and move beyond the crude practice of using animals.
Many people don’t worry about the suffering that mice experience when they’re used in research, even people who oppose experiments on other species, such as dogs or primates. Mice are intelligent, social animals who feel pain. There is no reason their suffering matters less than that of other species. Mice matter and they need your help.
On October 29th, the Government of China revealed that it allows commercial trade in tiger bone and rhino horn from farmed animals for use in traditional Chinese medicine research and clinical treatments. This is a brazen and regressive position which drastically undermines international efforts for tiger and rhino conservation.
On the first anniversary of the passing of Croatia’s Animal Protection Act, Animal Friends Croatia reflects on the progress that’s been made for animals in the country. The varied results of the act in different areas demonstrates that successfully implementing animal protection laws depends on effort and commitment from local and regional communities.