In India, cows are sacred, in principle, to the dominant Hindu population. Unfortunately this reverence is often expressed in words alone
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Yellowstone National Park and other bison managers took the lives of 458 of the United States’ last wild buffalo this year. All those buffalo souls lost simply because livestock interests don’t want to share the land.
Security forces are now equipped with slingshots to fend off monkeys who harass visitors at the Taj Mahal. The root cause of this conflict between humans and rhesus macaques is the eradication of the monkeys’ natural habitat, which has forced them into proximity with humans.
Hailed for their intelligence and majesty, Egyptian vultures were admired and worshiped throughout history. But decimated by poisoning, electrocution and illegal trophy hunting, the bird that was once an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph is now endangered.
For the Idu Mishmi people, the tiger is their brother. In order to save the Idu tigers, this exceptional relationship must also be preserved.
At Pushkar Fair, traders and villagers from all over Rajasthan and neighboring states gather with thousands of camels for trading. This year, a week-long Camel Treatment Camp was organized to offer free veterinary care to the camels and provide information to their handlers about camel health and welfare.
As Christmas approaches, Animal Aid UK implores everyone to spread this season of goodwill to animals.
Most people know that fireworks can scare pets, but not many know that they cause damage in many other ways as well, such as causing various types of pollution, harming and killing birds and other wildlife, and impacting the health of the workers that make them.
Significant numbers of owls are being illegally trapped and sacrificed each year in India to supply rituals and ceremonies marking annual Diwali celebrations. While the exact number of owls traded domestically is unknown, estimates place the figure in the thousands.
Christians are increasingly exploring compassion towards animals as a faith issue, thanks to individuals willing to start conversations in their churches and Bible study groups.
Can emphasizing positive cultural connotations and mythology help bring pangolins back from the brink of extinction? This unusual-looking creature may benefit from being thought of as a sign of good luck or a symbol of hope, rather than a killable commodity.