South Africa’s captive lion industry is massive and exploitative, and mercilessly turns lions into profit in a number of ways. We discussed this issue in an interview with the team behind the award-winning documentary Blood Lions.
Every year, fins from up to 73 million sharks enter the global shark fin trade. The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019, introduced by Senator Booker (D-NJ) would create a nationwide prohibition on the trade of shark fins in the US.
Ebay’s classified sites allows puppy mill owners and irresponsible breeders to profit off of exploiting and abusing dogs. Help push them into action by signing this petition.
“My aim was to peek inside the slaughterhouse and to show that the workers shouldn’t be called “evil” or “bad people.” The core problem is the animal-industrial complex, the system of exploiting animals, which also has negative effects on the workers.”
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.
These seven farmers transformed their livelihoods to avoid inflicting unnecessary suffering on animals.
The crisis facing the African elephant cannot be effectively tackled without taking steps to address one of the key drivers of demand: the existence of domestic legal ivory markets.
Almost two million Americans stated their opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal, which would remove existing protections for gray wolves everywhere in the lower 48 states except Arizona and New Mexico.
Clean meat, cultured meat, or lab-grown meat: whatever you call it, meat made without killing animals is coming.
A recent statement from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urged homeowners to kill iguanas on their property “whenever possible.” This statement is part of a broader extermination program calling for the mass killing of iguanas in unthinkably cruel ways.
Activists continue to fight the ongoing stray dog massacre in Azerbaijan. Sign the petition to add your support.
An ongoing and well-funded project at Italy’s University of Turin is putting macaque monkeys through extreme suffering, with no proven benefit to human health. Organizations are calling for the use of human-based research techniques instead.
Habitat destruction and fragmentation are a root cause of human-elephant conflict in Malaysia, where deforestation has pushed elephants out of their habitats. Friends of the Earth Malaysia argues that sanctuaries are not the answer.
Botswana has a growing population of humans and cattle, not elephants. Outside protected areas, desertification caused by cattle over-grazing too often gets ignored. Hunting will not solve this problem; appropriate land use planning will.
Fifty years ago, Nobel Prize Winner Sir Peter Medawar predicted that “… research on animals will provide us with the knowledge that will make it possible for us, one day, to dispense with the use of them [in the laboratory] altogether.” Is his prediction finally coming true?
Fireflies light up our nights — and our imaginations. But human actions like spraying toxic pesticides are putting them and other critical bugs in danger. We need solutions that match the severity of the global extinction problem.
When we start off as young activists, we are often driven more by passion than by planning. But an effective activist takes more than just passion and guts.
Under the law, which is set to go in effect this week, plant-based products, such as “veggie burgers,” “tofu dogs” and “almond milk” would be considered mislabeled and subject to fines for not containing any actual animal products.
The University of Washington recently started using live pigs to teach general surgery residents—following a five-year span in which human-relevant methods were used instead of animals. Take action today to keep the pressure on UW to give up live animal use.