A new survey of over 2,600 U.S. pet guardians revealed that dog owners are super connected with their pups.
Category: Animal Welfare
Suffering Captive Orca Video Prompts New Calls to Free Her from Marineland
A video of Marineland’s last surviving orca, Kiska, is renewing calls online for the marine mammal to be freed. The video, shared on social media by former Marineland employee and whistleblower Phil Demers, shows the orca moving slowly at the surface of the water and faintly moaning
Sorry, You’re Not Good Enough to Adopt a Rescue Dog
Adopting a shelter animal in some areas of the U.S. today can entail a rigorous adoption process that includes intrusive, seemingly random and frequently impossible to achieve set of hurdles in which few people are deemed worthy enough to adopt.
Elephant Personality Predicts Problem-Solving
New research reveals that an elephant’s personality may play an important role in how well that elephant can solve novel problems.
Cruel Practices of Animal Product Testing Coasting to a Stop
For decades, manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, pesticides and other commercial chemicals have tested their products on rodents or other vertebrate animals to comply with government safety testing regulations. This long-standing practice is now slowly starting to change.
Dangerously Cute: Bushbabies Threatened by Pet Trade
Bushbabies are cute as a button and some people keep them as pets, which has put these little creatures at risk from the underground pet trade industry.
Renting with Pets: Resources for Tenants and Landlords
FIREPAW’s Companion Animal Renter’s Program [CARP] was recently referred to readers by a Washington Post op-ed written by award-winning journalist S.E. Smith. It was a piece about the reported spike in post-pandemic pet dumping in which, rather than pointing fingers at the pet-owners, the author offers more expansive, socio-cultural contextual factors as explanations for pet abandonment in the U.S. Read on for Resources for Tenants and Landlords…Rental Housing and Pets…
Urgent Action Needed: Dolphins and Porpoises
Marine scientists are calling on the EU to adopt a comprehensive plan to protect dolphins and porpoises from fisheries bycatch … More
Laboratory Animals and Useless Suffering: Essay
A cancer patient contemplates the value and suffering of laboratory animals used for medical and scientific research … “The 75,000 … More
Cruelty-Free Makeup and Skincare
A list of 100% cruelty-free makeup and skincare products.
New Bill would End Unnecessary Testing on Dogs and Cats
New legislation in California, Senate Bill 252, also known as the PET Act (Prevent Extraneous Testing), if passed, would end the needless suffering of cats and dogs used for toxicity testing in the state.
Fatal Attraction: Pipi Bats Drawn to Wind Turbines
Many different species of bats are killed by wind turbines worldwide. Researchers set out to examine just how widespread the problem of bats killed by wind turbines is, and to try and figure out why bats are killed even when wind turbines are constructed in areas where there are typically low concentrations of bats.