Animals at MarineLand in Niagara Falls, Ontario are being kept in appalling conditions, according to former staff. Ex-employees have revealed that unhealthy water caused Marineland’s animals to develop severe health problems. The victims include Larry, a harbour seal, who has gone blind and 5 female dolphins who have lost skin.
Bullfighting, is considered the national Spanish sport. Fighting bulls, was common in ancient Thessaly – Greece and Rome. It was possible the Moors of Africa, who introduced bull fighting into Andalusia in Spain. It is thought that the first Spaniard to kill a bull in an arena was Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, in about 1040. Spain, is full of bull-fighting arenas, some 225. They range from seating about 2, 000 spectators to 12,000.
From the moment the bull enters the ring, he is destined to die. His death will be slow and painful, and the last moments of his life will be full of terror and confusion as he hears the sounds of a jeering crowd. For the bull, bullfighting is no “competition”. It is simply slaughter for human entertainment.
Iconic African wildlife species like elephants, rhinos, and apes are on the brink of extinction. Illegal trade in animal parts and live animals is a multi-billion dollar business that is being fueled by consumer demand for souvenirs and other exotic products.
On their way to cruel and invasive experimentation (journeys that can last more than 30 hours), primates endure extreme temperature fluctuations, poor ventilation and debilitating noise. Many die from stress, trauma, dehydration, and intestinal hemorrhaging. Air France is the last major airline to transport these monkeys.
Killing coyotes — or any wild animal — as part of a ‘contest’ ‘tournament’ or ‘drive’ is ethically indefensible, ecologically reckless, and contravenes new legislation (AB 2402) that Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law requiring the Fish & Game Commission to use “ecosystem based management” and the best available science in the stewardship of California’s wildlife.
NBC News put a spotlight on the wild horse issue on May 14th with its segment, “Horses are wild — but not free.” Now it’s time to turn our attention to the new Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell, who has the power to do something to protect wild horses. We’re collecting signatures on an open letter that will be delivered to Sally Jewell in her first days as Interior Secretary. The goal to demonstrate that tens of thousands of Americans are fed up with the direction of the program and the toll it’s taking on wild horses, burros and American taxpayers.
Besides being affected in their numbers due to extinction of forest areas and the illegal fishing of the species, Brazilian authorities simply do not ssem to care. Ignorance made it a belief that they have “magical powers,” and that eating their flesh leads to an increased sexual performance. This is one of the main reasons for their decreasing numbers in Amazon. They are hunted and killed to supply this stupid and equivocated market of ignorant consumers.
It’s an unnecessary procedure done to young puppies to ensure the dog has a particular “look”. It would be the equivalent to giving a preschooler a nose job or breast implants. It is harmful, painful and not needed. Breeders in the UK have stopped doing this procedure ages ago. Vets refuse to do the surgery unless there is a health issue.
Ag-Gag laws are being passed around the nation, criminalizing undercover investigation of how food is produced and the cruelties animals face at the hands of factory farms. Ensuring consumers have access to these investigations, and allowing organizations to conduct undercover investigations, is absolutely essential to ensure the well-being of animals as well as the safety of food to consumers.