The institution of pet-keeping is fundamentally unjust as it involves the manipulation of animals’ bodies, behaviours and emotional lives.
The Melbourne vegan protests prompted a social media backlash.
Animal-rights protesters have grabbed headlines this week, but research shows antagonism is not always effective.
Police move in on animal rights protesters who blocked the intersection of Flinders and Swanston streets in Melbourne on Monday.
When the government claims that only non-disruptive protests are "civil", it risks censoring those who seek to go beyond mere symbolic actions and have some impact on others through their protest.
Happiness is a warm puppy.
Recognising animals as sentient means welfare laws must consider animals' feelings as well as their physical conditions.
The law is ambivalent when it comes to trespassing, and photographing or filming the property owners.
Aussie Farms' have map showing locations where farms or producers treat animal cruelly has caused outrage with many claiming it is illegal. So, what does the law actually say about this?
Studies show that living with a pet has positive outcomes when pets are considered family members and not property.
Catnip induces changes in cat behavior.
Catnip can induce changes in cat behavior. An expert argues that giving it to cats raises questions about human power and animal autonomy.
A Thanksgiving feast.
A behavioral scientist explains why people become vegans, why some meat-eaters find them so irksome and how scientists may be nudging us all toward a more plant-centric existence.
Pet spending in the U.S. is estimated to have exceeded US$72 billion.
American spending on pets is more than the combined GDP of the 39 poorest countries in the world. What if even a small percentage of this spending was allocated to reducing suffering, asks a philosopher.
Is it ethical to eat meat?
The coworking company, WeWork, has banned meat, citing an attempt to reduce its carbon footprint. For centuries, philosophers have made a moral case against meat-eating.
Victoria’s ban on pet shop sales of kittens and puppies is replicated around the world.
Victoria's puppy farms and pet shop laws are being rolled out, sparking controversy. The state is the first in the world to limit the number of fertile females allowed by commercial breeders.
How cosmetic store Lush went from making bath bombs to campaigning against police corruption.
A protester holds a placard at an Adelaide rally against live export.
In choosing not to ban the live export trade even in the hottest northern months, the federal government is allowing animals to be put in conditions where they cannot possibly escape suffering.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud rejected the Shorten call for a suspension.
Up to now, both government and opposition were anxious to stay in step.
Dogs can become as close to you as any other person – but are they ‘legal persons’?
Most Americans identify as animal lovers and support either full or partial legal rights for animals.
A Polish cow who escaped while on her way to the slaughterhouse is seen here with her new companions, a herd of wild bison. It’s time to treat the animals who work so hard for us with humanity and compassion.
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Animals do so much work for humans, from farm animals who die to feed us to service animals helping veterans with PTSD. It's time we gave back by providing humane living and working conditions.
The current trend is to dispense with meat and even any animal products. What does science say about these new diets?
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Digital and animal cultures pose a profound challenge to the law’s recognition of human uniqueness.
Two animal rights experts see little reason to cheer that a circus is closing, as long as humans keep eating meat and dairy products.
While hugely popular for a time, the advent of the three ring circus invited animal cruelty complaints and led to the demise of more skilled circus artistry.