Of all the predatory activities that human beings are capable of, the act of knowingly sending companion animals down the slaughter pipeline to be eaten, for the sake of profit, must be close to the top of the most reprehensible list.
As demand for octopus for consumption grows, efforts to farm these animals intensify, with terrible ethical and environmental consequences.
Slaughtered horses come from every industry: race horses, show horses, carriage horses, and draft horses, as well as wild mustangs and backyard pets. The slaughter pipeline is the disposing place for unwanted horses.
During a single hour of investigation, five coaches carrying hundreds of tourists arrived and all were given an explicit sales pitch for the tiger bone glue, despite laws against the sale and trade of products made from tigers.
The first minke whale in Japan’s controversial new commercial whale hunt was landed in northern Japan yesterday. This is the first of an estimated 227 whales due to be killed in the country’s first openly commercial hunt.
The quota could result in the slaughter of up to 2,130 baleen whales during a five year period, in defiance of the international ban on commercial whaling.
A boom in demand for otters as pets in Japan has been linked to rising numbers of “otter cafés,” high-profile television programs featuring otters and celebrities, and the popularity of otter pet “superstars” on social media platforms.
While previous Olympics showed consideration for the welfare of animals, the Tokyo Olympics appear to be a very different story. In their desire to produce meat, eggs, and milk to be consumed at the upcoming games, the Tokyo Organizing Committee is seeking to greatly reduce the standards of treatment and husbandry of farmed animals.
Every year from September to March in a small town in Japan, wild dolphins are slaughtered for their meat. Help Action For Dolphins put an end to the hunt by signing their petition to Governor Nisaka!
After spending more than three decades slaughtering whales in defiance of an international moratorium on commercial whaling, Japan is proposing a package of measures at an International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting next month that would effectively lift the global ban on for-profit whaling.
The logo of the Animal People Forum includes a stylized version of the Chinese character 仁. Pronounced “Ren” in English, it signifies in Confucian spiritual philosophy an aspect of human nature that emerges in relation to others, including animals.