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.
Browsing: Working animals
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.
A collection of programs helps ease the suffering of donkeys in Tanzania, including veterinary clinics, a sanctuary, and humane education sessions for donkey caretakers.
In India, cows are sacred, in principle, to the dominant Hindu population. Unfortunately this reverence is often expressed in words alone
Captive elephants in India are regularly subjected to abuse and inadequate care. Successful release into the wild requires significant rehabilitation, where they can be eased into learning about all the elements of an elephant life they have been deprived of.
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.
Animal Aid Abroad shares information and photos from a recent two-week free working equine clinic in Indonesia.