We know that like us, rats are intelligent, kind and empathic and sometimes experience regret, have an active memory life, laugh and play games, plan ahead, engage in bartering and trading, are super helpful, and are great at tasks, using tools and learning. So why, when we have scientific evidence of all of these attributes, do we treat rats so inhumanely–in the scientific lab, as well as the outer world?
A team of scientists is building a first of its kind dolphin sanctuary in Greece. The sanctuary will be home to dolphins released from captivity from marine life parks and house marine animals threatened by the 8 million tons of plastic waste dumped into the ocean each year.
Daniel Koller, a long time veterinarian practicing in Oregon (and previously California) has been seen abusing pets for many years–sometimes violently–leading in some cases to their deaths. But the dominant U.S. culture’s continued perception (and therefore U.S. laws and judicial system’s position) of pets as “property” has protected him and his egregious actions–for decades.
The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act 2019 prohibits extreme acts of cruelty when they occur in interstate commerce or on federal property.
Morgan Freeman has turned his beekeeping hobby into a full-time project by transforming his 124-acre ranch in Mississippi into a bee sanctuary.
New York City has passed an animal rights legislative bundle including banning foie gras and other force-fed poultry, and protecting pigeons and other wild birds, and tightening the current law to protect carriage horses.
New study confirms that animal shelter workers and veterinarians are at an increased risk for depression, anxiety, compassion fatigue, burnout and even suicide.
Delaware has become the first no-kill animal shelter state in the U.S., saving 90% or more of the homeless pets that enter the system.
Animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farms documented by Animal Recovery Mission (ARM). Video depicts employees violently abusing calves at Fair Oaks Farms, producers of popular FairLife milk products.
Artist creates a public education campaign to create awareness about abandoned pets.
A detailed report just released from scientists reviewing the U.S. government’s proposal to stop protecting gray wolves states that the government’s proposal has “numerous factual errors and other problems”.
Pets and Moving…and Relocation Stress video
Explores the unique problems–and solutions–of the effects of relocation stress and moving with pets (including problems securing pet-friendly housing). A “must see” for anyone who is planning to move and has companion animal family members.