As we begin the new year, Animal People looks back on the Forum’s accomplishments so far, and the promise that awaits in 2016!
Consider what happened in one Oklahoma City classroom as a result of cat dissection in the classroom: “The disturbing footage posted to Facebook shows nine young students from the flagship charter school – which is rated among the best schools in the USA – making the cat corpses ‘dance’ to music in a school laboratory while being ‘conducted’ by another student.”
Minister Javadekar has announced that he will restart Jallikattu, Bull fighting and Cow races on January 1st which are extremely cruel activities banned by the Supreme Court of India. It is sad that the same government which could not tolerate the plight of cows in the slaughter houses is OK with restarting hideous games involving deliberately disoriented terrified bulls.
…it is impossible to hold jallikattu events without inflicting pain and cruelty on the bulls. There is no such thing as “humane” jallikattu…
…the ocean was angry like they had never seen and Razman went under a few times, only to pop right back out, get his head high enough to obtain or correct his bearings, and persevere towards the stricken young buffalo.
Just me hunting for shots with my camera while the whole family walked ahead of me. I paused for every movement made by the macaques.
Thundering over the plains
In an ecstasy of freedom…
Hounding the hunters is long overdue, but the fight will never be easy because speciesism cuts deep into the human psyche. Animal rights activists are employing a new set of tactics to thwart hunters from taking down wolves, bears, and other game.
Animal People executive director Wolf Clifton recently traveled Indonesia visiting animal projects, prior to the Asia for Animals 2015 conference in Kuching, Malaysia. Highlights in this entry include: animals of myth in ancient temples, and late-night activism with Yogyakarta’s craziest cat ladies!
Jakarta Animal Aid Network is expressing great concern for the Indonesian animals kept inside zoos. Scattered around the country without any proper legislation regarding their needs of welfare and care.
Once upon a time, there was a little Christmas tree. He lived in a forest with his family and all his friends, the birds and the squirrels, the raccoons and the deer and the bears. He couldn’t wait to grow tall and touch the stars and the sky as his father did…
The flowing currents were battering her from all sides, and it was clear that the soil under her feet was being washed away…
Whether she silently took part in skinning and dissecting a companion animal—something that would cause her immense psychological pain—or stood against the practice and further alienated herself from the other students, she was facing trauma either way.
A group of six puppies that narrowly escaped death after being buried alive in China have been given a new lease of life by international animal welfare organisation, Animals Asia.
Empty chat of jobs and soaps
Like a dark cloud I watch
As we carelessly murder the earth.
“A fish” – they cried,
“We caught a fish.”
Stocky little cruel faces,
Alive with the excitement
Of the kill…
Of course, in the near future, it isn’t remotely likely leading presidential candidates will take an abolitionist position on animal exploitation. But we can’t even get welfarism, for which I imagine there is a wide base of support, on the agenda…
Given how entrenched meat eating practice is, a well thought approach would result in better winning and retaining aspiring individuals into an animal friendlier diet. This article will illustrate the possible situations encountered during the conversion process towards a vegetarian/vegan diet that may serve as considerations in the making of a diet change proposal.
It is with my deepest sorrow to inform everybody of the passing of my beloved father Dr. Hymie Ebedes, the renowned wildlife veterinarian, on 24 November 2015 in Pretoria. He will be missed by humans and animals alike.
U.S. Move to Retire all Government-Owned Research Chimpanzees: A Big Step in the Right Direction, but Still a Long Journey Ahead
A few weeks ago, news broke that the U.S. government would retire all 50 chimpanzees it was holding in reserve “in case” of need for them in the future as research subjects. This victory comes as the result of a campaign spanning many years and which would not have been possible without the collaboration, cooperation, and joint advocacy of numerous animal protection groups, both small and large, nationwide.