Many people have asked me lately why Kenya didn’t sell the ivory it has confiscated instead of destroying it, to get money and use it for conservation. Here are just a few selected reasons for why we should kill any trade in ivory, and why greed can’t save us.
Conservation activist Ofir Drori explains how political corruption fuels the illegal poaching of wildlife in Africa, and how the EAGLE Network is fighting to stop the epidemic of killing at its source.
Asia for Animals calls on the Mayor of Sapporo City to revoke permission to Maruyama Zoo to import four Asian elephants from their native Myanmar to Japan. There are grave concerns regarding the impact an international relocation could have on the elephants’ welfare.
Confucius taught that a noble person should not abandon morality for the space of a single meal. From his time 2500 years ago until the present day, one question has loomed especially large over the Chinese dinner table: is it morally acceptable to kill animals for food?
Allowing underwater seismic surveys for oil and gas to be conducted off the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Southeast coasts could pose a substantial threat to one of the world’s most critically endangered whale species, a group of leading marine scientists say.
Chinese culture does not sanction the cruelty of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The rise of the dog meat industry was a result of the 20th century reform politics initially aimed at lifting peasants out of poverty. It is time that China parts with the policy that judges the merits of an economic activity solely by its productivity.
The fur industry has been condemned for the animal cruelty, environmental destruction and the dangers to human health it entails. As a result, Europe is gradually adopting a more fur free stance. Will China follow?
Crow, “ciora” in Romanian, is one in a long list of ethnic slurs attributed to the Romani people, yet there is more to the relationship between crows and Gypsies than just name calling.
Egyptian writer Fatima Naoot has been sentenced to three years in prison for “insulting Islam” by criticizing the Eid al-Adha animal sacrifice. Yet there are many devout Muslims who argue against the Eid slaughter as contrary to their religion’s true values.
The Model Animal Welfare Act will prove to be a useful guide and information source for countries seeking to introduce or improve their animal welfare legislation.
A New Ethic or an End to a Way of Life? A Roundtable Discussion Between Native Trappers and Animal Advocates
Questions about the way the fur trade affects Native peoples potentially place the animal rights movement in the awkward position of trying to help one oppressed class at the expense of another. In December 1988, The Animals’ Agenda hosted a roundtable discussion where both sides could meet face-to-face to explore their differences.
“The fact that within China there has been a sustained reaction from animal welfare groups to this news gives us hope – even amongst the concern that this legislation generates.”