The plan to criminalise pet theft is more about pet owners’ wellbeing than for the animals themselves.
Geronimo is an eight year-old alpaca who has twice tested positive for bovine tuberculosis.
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Boats and companies have been treated as legal persons in the past. Why not an alpaca?
Proposed legislation would required the government to consider how all of its policies affect animal welfare.
Pescatarians might frustrate purist vegetarians, but the issues surrounding fish are quite different to meat.
Animal welfare protesters rally in front of a live export ship in Fremantle harbour, June last year.
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Advocacy groups play a crucial and neglected role in revealing systemic animal mistreatment. We need to make their actions unnecessary by with better transparency in the industries.
Egg production standards are about more than just a happy compromise. Hens are sentient, intelligent beings. Like us, they deserve a good life.
Food prices are poised to become higher post-pandemic. But using technology smartly and humanely can put the brakes to food price inflation.
How to keep food prices down? Use technology to change the way we produce food and public policy to ensure there’s a fair price put on things like climate change, human labour and animal welfare.
Catnip’s status as kitty kryptonite is due to a chemical compound called nepalacatlon, but what actually is catnip?
The pandemic shone a spotlight on the plight of exotic animals after the Netflix Tiger King series. It also resulted in a run on pet adoptions. But what is the state of animal welfare more than a year into the crisis?
One year ago, the ‘Tiger King’ docuseries raised public concern about animal cruelty to new heights. But what’s happened to animals since?
If a bill before the US Congress succeeds, it would further suppress global demand for kangaroo products and lead to more animal suffering, not less.
Shaquero, a two-year-old horse, won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic on Saturday.
Engaging two-year-old horses in the intensive training to prepare for competitive racing is a bit like asking a 13-year-old child to perform at the peak of their athletic potential.
Henry Bergh (in top hat) stopping an overcrowded horsecar, from Harper’s Weekly, Sept. 21, 1872.
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A fast-moving equine flu cratered the US economy in the fall of 1872, showing all too clearly that horses were essential and deserved better treatment.
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New research showing clear similarities between pain receptors in human and horses’ skin raises fresh questions about whether the widespread practice is ethical or even effective.
We must make ensure that puppies born into the greyhound racing don’t slip through the cracks.
Deceased post-hatchling loggerhead sea turtle next to plastic pieces found in its stomach and intestines.
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A new study reports that baby Florida sea turtles are consuming large quantities of plastic waste during a critical early life stage at sea.
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Zoos are struggling more than most businesses.
Patting, shoeing, grooming, feeding, and even putting them in a stable - the list of seemingly benign human interactions that can confuse or upset horses is surprisingly long. On the eve of the official Horse’s Birthday, we explain why.
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Jane Goodall is a pioneering primatologist who redefined what it means to be human. She spoke to Clive Phillips, a professor of animal welfare.
The demise of factory farming will have many social benefits.
The end of factory farming will lay the foundation for a rural resurgence and the development of more just and sustainable communities for people and animals alike.
Canadian agricultural businesses cannot compete on the world stage if consumers do not trust the safety of their products.
What are known as ‘ag-gag’ laws impede the transparency Canadians expect from farms and food-production facilities, particularly dangerous in the COVID-19 period.