Ever since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana in 2011 and Wyoming in 2012, the states have pursued aggressive anti-wolf policies that allow excessive hunting and trapping designed to drastically reduce populations.
No longer will extremely violent cases be included in the "other offense" category simply because the victims were animals. Just as the FBI tracks hate crimes and other important categories, we will now have critical data on animal cruelty.
The report is grim reading; even grimmer for the animals that died at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute located in Albuquerque, NM.
There's nothing wrong with a group of people standing against torture and abuse -- there's nothing wrong with lobbying for humane alternatives -- there's nothing wrong with strongly, perhaps loudly advocating on behalf of the defenseless animals who exist at the receiving end of our collective selfishness and gluttony.
How much closer would we be to a cure today if instead of wasting millions of dollars on failed animal experiments, the money had been used to create more effective human-based testing methods that accurately recreated the disease?
We need to take a step back and ask why the events in Tyson's video occurred. To me, the data seems clear: We can no longer afford to treat this case as an isolated incident, but rather as part of a dangerous trend.
Shooting stray dogs is common practice in Iran. However, now the northwestern city of Tabriz has become the first and only city in the country to outlaw killing street dogs. It's all thanks to the efforts of one Iranian woman who is campaigning for those who can't speak for themselves.
If the emotional abuse of baby monkeys is similar enough to the abuse of baby humans for the results to be extrapolated, how can it be OK? Bullies must be stopped, not rewarded, and taxpayer funding of their assaults is unconscionable.
Although it's too late to prevent the current epidemic in West Africa, perhaps we can prevent another one if we take a moment to look at how Ebola and many other infectious diseases arrive on our doorstep in the first place: through the trade in animals.
Local New Zealanders have documented the wide range of animals and birds poisoned in the forests of New Zealand, providing graphic evidence of the war that the government of New Zealand has declared against its own environment
Ag-gag laws violate the will of the American people, and they contradict American values as enshrined in our Constitution. Animal agriculture should be working to eliminate cruelty to animals, not the investigations that expose it.
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I was thrilled to watch Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the latest chapter of a true rarity -- a big-budget summer franchise imbued not only with cutting-edge visual effects, but with a tremendous amount of soul and thought. But unfortunately, there were so many missed opportunities in Dawn that I left feeling disappointed.
You don't need a degree in veterinary science or animal welfare experience to spot and stop animal cruelty -- for most of us, that sensitivity is built into our internal values.
Can you imagine that there is still controversy anywhere about whether it's right to ban these spectacles of cruelty? A spectacle that cannot be called hunting because there is no licensing, hunting season, no bag limits, and no consumption of the animals shot.
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