If we do not understand why humans do the things they do, and what drives them to change, we will never be effective at making the world a better place for animals.
The OIVFF will launch its inaugural screenings as the world’s first vegan film festival on October 14. It will not only showcase the talents of extraordinary filmmakers, but also serve as a crucial link connecting a global community of vegans and inspiring non-vegans to make kinder, more informed food choices. Learn more and view the trailer here!
In what has been called ‘the pet effect,’ companion animals can relieve suffering and enrich people’s lives in measurable ways. The company of animals helps improve chronic pain, PTSD symptoms, depression and grief, and more.
In the wake of two recent untimely orca deaths among the already-endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, Lifeforce offers six ways to help protect the remaining orcas from the many anthropogenic threats they face today.
Thanks to a new project from International Organization for Animal Protection (OIPA) called “Stop Viral Animal Cruelty,” every time you see videos or pictures of animal abuse online, you will be able to report them by filling out an online form and demanding their removal.
Conservation Action Trust reports on the recent increase in elephant poaching in Botswana. Various media reports have pinned the increase on a reported disarming of Botswana’s Anti-Poaching Unit, but is this the real cause, and how can the poaching be stopped?
Friends of the Earth Malaysia calls for improvements in how Malaysia’s authorities respond to wildlife crimes. Malaysia is one of the top ten smuggling hubs in its region, and several factors converge to enable the illegal wildlife trade to continue to thrive in the country.
Federal safeguards for Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears were reinstated September 24th after a judge ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to strip Endangered Species Act protections from the bear population was illegal.
This is a particularly critical election for animals, so it’s important that we turn out to the polls to support those who have expressed a willingness to join in the fight. Remember, you hold the power to make sure humane candidates get into Congress and stay there. Animals only win when humane candidates and issues do.
Founding Vafa ran counter to the dominant culture and it was thus not taken seriously. When people heard of what Vafa did for dogs, their response was likely to be mockery or even disbelief. Without water or electricity, without financial backing and with limited human resources, it had to face many difficulties in the beginning. But things changed.
I had a revelation: this is how homeless dogs and cats live every day. They lead precarious lives. They go days without adequate food and water. They don’t get medical care. They’re in constant danger and have to be watchful to the point of paranoia.
Here are some simple yet effective strategies that can help us manage compassion fatigue-related stress. Many of them are rooted in building daily, sustainable self-care practices.
With another orca presumed dead, Canada must protect orcas and stop Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
“The world has lost another endangered orca in the space of one month. This is now a matter of taking responsibility to protect an endangered species, by restoring their food source and protecting where they feed by not allowing increased tar sands tanker traffic through their habitat.”
An undercover investigation has revealed that Vietnamese criminal syndicates are becoming increasingly prolific, presenting a fast-growing threat to already besieged populations of elephants and other endangered wildlife.
RedRover provides a list of currently available animal emergency shelters and resources.
For millennia, vultures have aided humans in their role as nature’s clean-up crew. Now, Kenya is repaying the favor with a new rapid-response unit to combat vulture poisoning, part of an ambitious project to save Africa’s vultures.
Learn about the ritual animal sacrifice of Kaporos, which begins in only a few short days in New York City. There are hundreds of people ready to take a stand for the innocent victims, and you’re invited to join if you possibly can.
The Declaration of Rights recognizes that elephants cannot be paraded in temples, or forced to beg on the streets, or kept enslaved, not just because it’s cruel, but because it compromises their basic rights. Sign today to help achieve a rightful and dignified life for elephants in India!
Compassion for hoarders is not misplaced if you recognize that most of them are in desperate need of psychological help. What hoarders do not need is the type of sympathy and support that enables them to continue harboring and acquiring even more animals.