Animal suffering is an urgent worldwide problem. As well as the individual actions we can take to protect and respect animals, our governments have a crucial role to play in recognising that animals matter.
Dr. Liz Walker is the CEO of Lort Smith Animal Hospital. Lort Smith provides veterinary care at a reduced cost for the pets of people in need as well as shelter services for injured, surrendered and abandoned pets that have no-one to care for them.
This week we feature Liz in Changemakers- a weekly column that examines inspiring people and their careers in the Not for Profit sector.
An environmental and animal rights organization said on Monday that over the span of one year a literal massacre of black cats in Italy for esoteric rituals and for their fur left thousands of animals dead..
In an effort to help protect our marine mammal species from the constant threat of human impact and endangerment, one ecologist, Joyce Boyer, has proposed the idea of creating a large safe haven, or Marine Protected Area (MPA), which protect critical marine habitat for vulnerable and endangered marine populations.
Nine “armed to the teeth” SWAT-like agents of the State of Wisconsin recently stormed animal shelter on the Wisconsin-Illinois border in order to abduct and kill a baby deer named “Giggles,” who was in the shelter because she had no parents.
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.
(SEAWORLD) Just days after footage leaked revealing a struggling pilot whale stuck at the edge of the pool at SeaWorld Florida, another disturbing video has surfaced from SeaWorld in San Antonio, Texas.
When we see dogs or cats suffering or being killedon the street we, of course, want to do something; to help them in some way. If we could just remove these animals from harm and build somewhere safe for them to live then that would solve the problem, wouldn't it?
Regardless of one’s opinion or lack of knowledge about cats, the overpopulation and situation they are in is not their responsibility, it is a human failure. They deserve our care, support and respect. EVERY animal is a part of God’s creation. If we are to have a civil, compassionate society, then we need to implement programs and take the steps to care for all living beings in our town, in our county, in our world. Those who abuse animals need to be held accountable to the law.
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.
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