Keeping a monkey as a pet in your house may be frowned upon by most animal rights' groups, but what if that monkey has lived in the home for almost 40 years? Should he be taken away? That's what's happening to a capuchin monkey named Chico.
Research into replacing and reducing animal use in scientific experiments is to benefit from £4.8 million in public investment in 2013-14. The UK’s National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) has allocated 20 grants to universities, specialist institutes and small-to-medium-sized enterprises to develop new testing methods, infrastructure and technologies.
The deaths of two young boys attacked by a four-metre python while they slept is a reminder many Canadian communities need tougher rules restricting ownership of exotic animals, experts on animal welfare said Tuesday.
Every time I write (or someone else writes) that humans are animals, scores of people will rise up in ire, attempting to complete the sentence. We are special, and special in our specialness. As I argued in the last post, ...
Decades of scientific studies— along with millions of thriving vegans— have irrefutably demonstrated that humans have no biological or nutritional need for animal products. Once we know this, and once we recognize that ...
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has been the scourge of those it considers contemptuous of animal rights. Because of its fierce advocacy, PETA has claimed moral pre-eminence among pro-animal groups. But a New York Times report on PETA's refusal to adopt a "no kill" shelter model has tarnished its image.
(DOGS) The extinction of indigenous American dog breeds has generally been associated with the arrival of Europeans in America. However, new research is challenging this idea. DNA confirms that the original population of native American dogs has...
The San Diego City Council has taken a huge step to end animal suffering by voting to ban the retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores. This action aims to end support of inhumane commercial breeders and improve animal welfare.
In developing my new workshop series on Overcoming Objections to a Vegan Diet, I am researching the most common objections out there. Here are six of them: habit, direct denial, pseudo-ethical, convenience, culture and nature.
Everyone knows PETA for their highly sexual, often pornographic adverts against Nonhuman Animal cruelty. Many other advocacy organizations are aware of PETA’s publicity and have started to replicate the nude campaigns. Many would argue that the attention PETA gets is not exactly positive, and PETA itself abides by the motto: “Any attention is good attention.”
Did you know that scientists all over the globe are creating extremely bizarre human-animal chimeras? Over the past decade, there have been some absolutely stunning advances in the field of genetic modification. Today, it is literally possible for college students to create new lifeforms in their basements. Unfortunately, laws have not kept pace with these advancements, and in many countries there are very few limits on what scientists are allowed to do. As you will read about below, extremely creepy human-animal hybrids are now being created in laboratories all over the planet. And this is just the stuff that is publicly admitted.
Fernández Armesto shows how historically humans have tried to establish the boundaries of humanity by excluding other animals, other human groups – viewing different races as 'subhuman' – and other hominid species, ...
First posted in November, the video recently gained traction after Amazing Animal Rescues shared an English-language version on Facebook. The urban intervention initiative is intended to raise awareness about the "reality of life" for the many animals that live on city streets.
HOUSTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston SPCA and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences have partnered to create a new program which exposes veterinary students to animal cruelty, neglect and trauma cases involving dogs, cats and other companion animals, horses and donkeys, farm animals, exotic animals and native wildlife..
The program provides an opportunity for teens interested in working with animals to get a preview of life with various species. Many of the teens in this summer’s course hope to volunteer and ultimately launch animal-based careers.
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