The COVID-19 pandemic will hopefully accelerate new policies to prevent and mitigate the impact of new emerging pathogens and give new impetus to ending wildlife consumption and habitat destruction.
Browsing: Wild Animals
Due to the risks posed by the consumption of wildlife, the Chinese Government has imposed an emergency ban. The continued sale of leopard bone medicines demonstrate the need for this ban to be expanded.
The notion that Earth is here for our use and pleasure is deeply embedded in our collective assumption. We have to rebalance our relationship with the natural world. COVID-19 is a warning of what happens when we don’t.
The badger cull is unscientific and cruel and has been pushed by the dairy industry, which has failed to adequately address its own shortcomings and responsibility for the spread of bovine tuberculosis.
This pandemic is a pivotal event for almost everyone on the planet. There’s a lot that we still don’t know, but there can be no doubt that this pandemic is a consequence of our treatment of animals.
There have been unprecedented declines in pollinator populations in recent years, largely due to pesticide use and habitat loss. Here’s what you can do to help.
Despite a scientific consensus pointing to China’s wildlife trade as the most likely cause of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s government is currently touting a treatment containing bile from captive bears.
Despite unwavering support from Americans and a century of conservation success, the administration is stripping away protections for migratory birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
While most of the United States was social distancing and self-quarantining last week, the National Park Service was sending hundreds of Yellowstone bison to slaughter.
Conservationists say a 510-megawatt hydropower plant that is being constructed on the Indonesian island of Sumatra threatens to further imperil the world’s rarest and most endangered great ape species.
People from all corners of the world have had their eyes opened to the health risks and animal welfare concerns of the animal trade, and the world is watching to see what the outcome will be.
75% of emerging human infectious diseases come from animals. If we want to prevent these diseases we have to face the truth: the real culprit is how we choose to relate with and treat animals.