The Eurasian blackcap’s beautiful song has inspired humanity for centuries. But in Cyprus today, it is silenced by industrial-level illegal trapping, all to fuel an unlawful trade in local delicacies. Could education be the solution?
A historic bill that would ban the sale of fur in California, the first of its kind in the nation, will face its second test this coming Tuesday, March 26. With California boasting the fifth largest economy in the world, this legislation would have a tremendous impact on more than a hundred million animals killed every year for their fur.
Pressure Builds on Cheltenham and the British Horseracing Authority to Suspend Racing as Three Horses Killed
On the last day of the Cheltenham Festival, two more horses lost their lives. Animal Aid demands an end to all future racing at Cheltenham, and calls for the British Horseracing Authority to be removed as the welfare regulator of race horses.
Compassionate conservation takes the well-being of wild lives as a core commitment. For the compassionate conservationist, forms of conservation that do not consider the well-being of other animals and their environments as an equal concern to other conservation goals are fundamentally unethical.
“The problem of factory farming is just so severe that you want multiple solutions. Just as with the problem of fossil fuels, you don’t want just one alternative, like wind. Similarly, plant-based meats are a great solution to the factory farming problem, but you also want other alternatives, including clean meat.”
To celebrate Year of the Pig, here are some interesting facts about these cheeky, lovable creatures.
A group of prominent marine mammal biologists from across the globe are requesting that Russia release the remaining 80+ beluga whales and 10 orcas held in the “whale jail” in Russia’s Far East and stop capturing orcas and belugas for sale to marine parks.
In its attempt to open up U.S. waters to the fossil fuel industry, the Trump administration gave a green light to conduct harmful seismic surveys. The organization Earthjustice is taking them to court.
“Cutting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers’ health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Mayor de Blasio. “We’re expanding Meatless Mondays to all public schools to keep our lunch and planet green for generations to come.”
The United States Bureau of Land Management has rescinded a controversial sales policy for wild horses and burros in the United States that could have resulted in more animals being sold for slaughter in Canada and Mexico.
With caviar trafficking driving endangered sturgeon and paddlefish species towards extinction, a collaborative study highlights the role of corruption in facilitating the illegal trade and recommends how corruption at the heart of wildlife crime across the globe can be addressed.
Scientists announced today that only 10 vaquita porpoises likely remain in the world and that the animal’s extinction is virtually assured without bold and immediate action. Time is running out for Mexican President Lopez Obrador to stop all gillnet fishing and save the vaquita.
Why do birds collide with windows, and how can we help? We explore the science behind bird collisions and dispel some common myths about how to prevent them, shining a spotlight on exciting projects across the world that are making a real difference.
You might think that mowing fields wouldn’t benefit monarch butterfly populations. New research from Michigan State University, however, shows that disturbances like mowing – at key times – might help boost the iconic butterfly’s numbers.
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.
The overwhelming public support for closing the UK’s ivory market was a critical part of encouraging lawmakers to act, and the campaign was a good example of what can happen when NGOs combine forces to work together and engage with other fields.
As a vegan, should you always reject and refute the reasons other people give for not being (entirely) vegan? I think not. I think “making apologies” – the thing so frowned upon by hardliners – is often a good thing.
This course of action is a death knell for the still-vulnerable species. Nearly 3,500 wolves have been killed just in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming since 2011 when wolves in those states lost federal protections.
Every year, millions of migratory birds are unlawfully killed as they embark on their epic journeys between their homes in Europe and Africa. In response, BirdLife International has launched Flight for Survival, a campaign raising awareness of this issue globally, with a focus on seven illegally killed bird species.
Given the ever-growing interest in the UK in animal protection and the many ways humans use and consume animals, the time is right for a law firm dedicated to ensuring that the protections given to animals by legislation are honored in practice.