Even though such confinements (‘sanctuaries’) currently offer a solution better than death in a slaughterhouse or via euthanasia, they are far from being close to an ideal solution.
With the biodiversity crisis quite possibly surpassing climate change as the greatest threat to humanity, we explore why many do not seem to realize the urgency, and reveal why this year is the crucial time for a plan ‘B’.
Dwindling salmon populations are threatening the Southern Resident orcas with starvation and extinction. Instead of encouraging humans to stop overfishing salmon or breaching the dams that restrict the fish’s movement, some are calling for the killing of seals and sea lions.
The recent lifting of Botswana’s elephant hunting ban was made possible, in part, by myths about elephants and the impacts of hunting. Those lies are exposed here.
More action and less talk is required to combat wildlife crime. Many species are becoming severely depleted and may disappear if more is not urgently done by governments and enforcement agencies.
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.
‘Lonely Lammie’ has become the poster animal of South Africa’s struggling captive animals since the death of her partner Kinkel last year. The zoo’s decision flies in the face of worldwide outcry and numerous specialist recommendations.
BirdLife speaks to renowned American author Jonathan Franzen about birds, economics, ethics and the end of the earth.
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.
Cities will certainly be the most important human habitat going into the foreseeable future, and it is crucial that we get them right. It is essential to understand that our well-being is tied to a connection to nature and that nature in the city is not an amenity but a necessity.