Lizards exposed to noise pollution from low-flying fighter jets have resorted to stress-eating.
Tag: Animal Welfare
Lawsuit Seeks to Save Critically Endangered Vaquita Dolphin
A lawsuit has just been filed in U.S. federal court in order to pressure the U.S. government to sanction Mexico for failing to protect the critically endangered vaquita
Pet Food Contaminated with Toxic PFAS Chemicals from Packaging
The family pet is likely being exposed to toxic PFAS “forever” chemicals every day from the packaging used for pet food.
Lolita the Orca Whale May Finally be Set Free
Lolita is a killer whale who was captured some 52 long years ago, and forced to exist in a small enclosure to entertain humans. Animal welfare activists have been working for decades to get her set free. Now, it appears, that day may be finally coming.
‘Horrifying’ Overcrowded Conditions at Animal Shelters
Overcrowded, inhumane conditions at animal shelters that are so bad shelter dogs go for weeks without walks and some have been unable to leave their cramped cages for weeks–and even months.
Calling All Cat People: Scientists Need Your Input
Scientists are asking for U.S. volunteers who live with cats to participate in a new research project.
Smart Parrots Need A Lot of Stimulation: Study
The results of an important new study help to explain why many intelligent birds–and perhaps other animals–struggle in captivity. More specifically, the results revealed that the smarter the bird, the more unique welfare needs it has in captivity.
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
China Clones Monkeys for Research: Ethical Problems Abound
To some people doing research on cloned monkeys to help find cures for human diseases might seem perfectly acceptable. But … More
Researchers Studying Effects of Dolphin Liberation
“Dolphin liberation in South Korea has raised awareness towards the welfare of marine animals and has resulted in the strengthening … More
Where should chimps used in research retire? New report
A working group convened by the National Institutes of Health looked at where chimps that had been used in research … More
Stopping Animal Abuse
For news about legislation, programs and research concerning how animal abuse is linked with other forms of family and community … More