Typically, when describing a new species, biologists kill a member of the species to serve as a physical specimen. It’s time to rethink this practice.
What insight does an evolutionary perspective bring to movements to reduce animal suffering? Can an understanding of the evolution of human psychology and behavior challenge widely-held ideas about why we mistreat animals?
Humans are responsible for incredible suffering. But would animals be better off if we all disappeared?
The bill would help to curb an inhumane global trade that claims the lives of 73 million sharks each year.
The Dangerous Rhetoric of Contemporary Animal Rights Law: A Review of Marek Muller’s Impersonating Animals
Muller’s text offers a direct challenge to the burgeoning animal law movement, asking advocates and lawyers to interrogate their tactics, rhetoric, and goals.
In an interview with Dr. Andrew Rowan, we discussed the logistics of the Global Dog Campaign and how data can help improve the well-being of both dogs and human communities.
“This is a dog-loving country. If people knew what was going on in some dog pounds, they would not stand for it. Now, finally, we have a chance to show them.”
The filmmaker and investigative journalist shares his perspective on how the wildlife trade is changing, why enforcement of laws that protect wildlife is so lacking, and why we can’t rely on CITES to protect wild animals.
This was the first ever police intervention of this kind since the June 2020 dog meat trade ban in Cambodia’s Siem Reap Province.
Recent vaccine development has highlighted how science needs to shift away from outdated and inhumane animal tests and embrace human-relevant technologies.
“Even in the tumultuous year that was 2020, we saw enormous strides being made to better protect animals, including several jurisdictions completely overhauling their animal cruelty laws.”
Tragically, some zoos continue to hold elephants in social isolation, dominate them through pain and fear using cruel bullhooks, and keep elephants locked in barns over long, dark and cold winters.
Four important lessons animal advocates can learn from radical organization the Black Panthers.
Assuming we want to help animals, we need to open hearts and minds, and judgments tend to do the opposite. So how do we avoid being judgmental?
In defiance of a global moratorium on commercial whaling, Norway has again issued an annual kill quota of 1,278 minke whales for the 2021 whaling season.
The zoo insists the pandas are healthy, but a group of panda enthusiasts aren’t buying it, and they’ve compiled their alarming evidence here.
In an interview with Dulce Ramirez, we discuss her path from rescuing one kitten to Executive Director of a major organization and the state of the animal protection movement in Mexico.
A new study demonstrates that legalized trade and commercial breeding of wild animals stimulates demand, encourages poachers and smugglers and ultimately pushes species towards extinction in the wild.
The Canadian government is planning to establish an industrial dairy goat farm at the Joyceville federal penitentiary in Kingston, Ontario.
The cruel practices revealed in the footage stand in stark contrast to Costco’s claim that “animal welfare is a critical component” of their chicken supply chain.