Despite the cruelty involved, riding overworked donkeys up steep hills is a popular activity for tourists in the Greek islands. Please travel responsibly and don’t be part of this abuse.
Browsing: Working animals
Race horses are the only animals in the UK who can be legally beaten in public in the course of a “sporting” event.
An investigation has uncovered cruelty towards dogs used for sledding activities at a hotel in the Chilean Andes. A breed inappropriate for the climate is being used, and the dogs are left chained up out in the cold in poor health.
Undercover research shows birds of prey in UK zoos are routinely tied down to the ground for long hours, can be effectively starved until they perform in flying displays and live in poor conditions.
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums has announced that it will phase out the use of bullhooks—cruel weapons used on captive elephants to force them to do the bidding of human masters.
In the video, the elephants are forced to perform tricks and show signs of immense stress. Once again, this shows that entertainment trumps while the elephants’ welfare is pushed aside.
Where do we draw the line on hazards of the job when the workers are animals and have no choice in the matter?
A campaign led by Chilean veterinarians has made progress towards a total ban on dog racing, based on the inherent cruelty involved and the fact that dog racing does not qualify as a sport.
A female brown bear who was kept caged for more than a decade as a tourist attraction has finally returned to freedom along with her two young cubs.
Shriners International is likely the largest institutional supporter of animal circuses in the United States. Tell Shriners International and Shriners everywhere to stop abusing elephants in circuses now!
Owners breed speculatively, hoping to produce an ‘X Factor’ champion. When horses come up short – as most inevitably will – there is a good chance that they will be disposed of.