Historians aren’t sure exactly when the first zoo was built, but it’s clear humans have kept exotic animals for thousands of years.
Children are taught to value the lives of other species less, according to a new study.
Although cats are evolved for night-time activity, during domestication they have adapted to human lifestyles. There’s plenty you can do to try and get your cat to stop waking you in the wee hours.
Slow progress may be better than none at all for animals living in the UK.
A proposed new large-scale octopus farm in Spain is a huge risk to the welfare of this sentient and intelligent animal.
The answer lies in silvopastoralism, an agricultural method that attempts to mimic natural forest ecosystems with livestock added into the mix.
Psychologists have described a ‘meat paradox’ in the minds of meat-eating animal lovers.
Andrea Arnold’s new film chronicles the daily strife of Luma – a dairy cow and mother.
A fundamental change in how North American zoos and aquariums are accredited supports their animal conservation and species survival work.
Octopus, crabs, prawns demonstrate clear signs of emotion, such as pain and ‘anxiety-like’ behaviour.
New research shows gambling participation in Australia is dropping.
The plan to criminalise pet theft is more about pet owners’ wellbeing than for the animals themselves.
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.
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.
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?
One year ago, the ‘Tiger King’ docuseries raised public concern about animal cruelty to new heights. But what’s happened to animals since?