Post Tagged with: "Animal Rights"

The Meat Industry Has Created a False Dichotomy That Pits People Against Animals

The Meat Industry Has Created a False Dichotomy That Pits People Against Animals

 Factory farms are harmful to animals, the environment, local communities, and public health. We need a more logical and just food system. It’s a common narrative that factory farming—despite animal cruelty, environmental destruction, and human health impacts—has net positives that make it an important part of society, especially in rural America. It provides affordable meat to our populations, creates jobs in small towns,[Read More…]

by 17/12/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Animal Welfare Should be An Integral Part of Farm Reform

Animal Welfare Should be An Integral Part of Farm Reform

 While need for wide-ranging reform of world farming and food system has been increasingly voiced, one relatively neglected aspect relates to improvement of animal welfare and in particular protecting animals from many-sided cruelties. While farm animals generally have better working and living conditions in family farms, as family farms are increasingly replaced by factory type of farms in the increasingly[Read More…]

by 13/12/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Healthy, sleek wild horses in the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area during a Bureau of Land Management roundup on July 19, 2022. (Photo credit: Ginger Fedak/In Defense of Animals)
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Why Are Wild Horses Brutally Uprooted From Public Lands While Private Livestock Can Stay?

Every year, thousands of wild horses and burros are chased by helicopters and ripped from their native land in terrifyingly brutal, and often deadly, roundups. After capture, they are corralled in crowded dry lot holding pens, where many contract diseases or injuries and some then die or are killed. Some of the captured wild horses and burros are adopted out or sold[Read More…]

by 27/09/2022 Comments are Disabled Environmental Protection
USDA Fail: USDA inspectors documented extensive animal suffering at a USDA-licensed supplier of chinchillas for research, but for years the agency did nothing. (Photo credit: gehantao971031/Flickr)

How the USDA Fails to Enforce the Animal Welfare Act

For years, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspectors dutifully documented extensive animal suffering at Moulton Chinchilla Ranch (MCR), a chinchilla breeding facility in Minnesota. In 2021, MCR was the only USDA-licensed supplier of chinchillas for research, according to National Geographic and Science. Meanwhile, USDA inspections of MCR reported seeing chinchillas, many destined for experimentation, with eyes swollen, weeping, and sealed shut; a thin, unresponsive chinchilla, missing part of[Read More…]

by 27/08/2022 Comments are Disabled World
One Major Way We Can Reduce the Suffering of Animals Raised for Food

One Major Way We Can Reduce the Suffering of Animals Raised for Food

Veterinarians have an opportunity to uphold medical ethics—and give the nation’s factory-farmed animals a small bit of mercy when they are killed. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is holding its annual convention in Philadelphia starting on July 29. This is an opportunity for the group to formulate a policy statement opposing a method of killing farmed animals that epitomizes the inhumane[Read More…]

by 26/07/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Donkeys Need More Care and Compassion

Donkeys Need More Care and Compassion

They are often victims of neglect and even cruelty, while the wild ass is badly endangered People who are sincere and hard-working, simple and quiet should be highly valued for these virtues, yet their simplicity and sincerity are often misused by others. This can also be said about donkeys, who have much the same virtues and have suffered much the[Read More…]

by 07/05/2022 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
On International Respect for Chickens Day, Try Thinking About Them Differently

On International Respect for Chickens Day, Try Thinking About Them Differently

“I hear the universal cock-crowing with surprise and pleasure, as if I never heard it before. What a tough fellow! How native to the earth!” —Henry David Thoreau Chickens are indeed native to the earth. Despite centuries of domestication—from the tropical forest to the farmyard to the factory farm—the call of the wild has always been in the chicken’s heart. Far[Read More…]

by 26/04/2022 2 comments World
Ethical dilemma surrounding stray animals

Ethical dilemma surrounding stray animals

The genesis of the issue I was privy to the public outcry regarding the menace of stray dogs when I saw a flurry of newspaper articles published by a leading daily regarding how dog bites were becoming more frequent, especially during the lockdown and people were forced to live in terror. This event triggered a chain reaction from other dailies[Read More…]

by 24/12/2020 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Is it time to revisit the measures in India to prevent cruelty against animals?

Is it time to revisit the measures in India to prevent cruelty against animals?

Co-Written by Shradha Kumari Sikaria &  Karen Lobo With thousands of animal cruelty cases being reported every day, this rising animal abuse is a very saddening, yet neglected issue happening worldwide, with people of various social and economic strata indulging in this heinous act. Between the years 2012 to 2016, about 24000 cases of animal cruelty were reported in India[Read More…]

by 27/10/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Appu's Elephant

A Grand Animal And Its Rights

My name is Appu.I am studying in 4th Standard in a school near my hamlet Sambarkod in Attapady. I want to share with you the story of a wild elephant who has been the friend of us children for some years. We share the waters of the river Shiruvani with many animals, the grandest one being this huge tusker and[Read More…]

by 04/10/2017 5 comments Environmental Protection
Black And White Lives Matter

Black And White Lives Matter

Forty-six years imprisonment is the sentence for the killer whale Lolita who was captured in the Pacific Northwest off Canada and Washington State in 1970. For what crime? For being a juvenile in a sought-after clan, the charismatic black and white species Orcinus orca (killer whale), star of aquarium show biz. That whale shows have fallen into disrepute, especially after[Read More…]

by 16/08/2016 2 comments World
Single Worker May Slit Throats Of 600 Dogs Per Hour, 8 Hours A Day, For 40 Years

Single Worker May Slit Throats Of 600 Dogs Per Hour, 8 Hours A Day, For 40 Years

Every workday, for eight hours a day, often for many years on end, a worker gets up and has breakfast, then goes in to the office, picks up a blade, and starts slitting the throats of live dogs. That day, he or she will personally slit the throats of about 600 or more dogs per hour, every hour, all day,[Read More…]

by 22/07/2016 1 comment Life/Philosophy