More Than 30 Pelicans Have Been Mutilated on California’s Beaches

Since March, dozens of brown pelicans appear to have been seriously injured by a person or people in Orange County, conservationists said.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #birds, #california, #cruelty-to-animals, #orange-county-calif

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Zoos Are Bad for Animals

Many of them aspire to be good civic institutions that care for animals on their grounds and in the wild. But is it really worth their captivity?

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #animals, #assn-of-zoosaquariums, #biodiversity, #breeding-of-animals, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #zoos

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Andrew Yang Is Hit With Negative Ads From Animal Rights Leaders

In 2013, the animal rights leaders helped undermine the mayoral campaign of Christine Quinn, boosting the chances of the eventual winner, Bill de Blasio.

#adams-eric-l, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #campaign-finance, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #nyclass, #political-advertising, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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How US Activists Are Trying to Halt the Killing of Kangaroos in Australia

A bill in Congress aims to ban all kangaroo products from Australia, setting up a clash between two very different kinds of people on opposite ends of the earth.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #australia, #indigenous-australians, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kangaroos, #meat, #pacelle-wayne, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals, #politics-and-government, #rural-areas, #shoes-and-boots

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No, People Are Not Returning Pandemic Dogs in Droves

Despite alarmist headlines, the happy truth is most people are keeping their newly adopted pets, animal welfare groups say.

#abandonment-property, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #anxiety-and-stress, #cats, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dogs, #petpoint, #pets, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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U.S. Activists Try to Halt an Australian Way of Life: Killing Kangaroos

A bill in Congress aims to ban all kangaroo products from Australia, setting up a clash between two very different kinds of people on opposite ends of the earth.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #australia, #indigenous-australians, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kangaroos, #meat, #pacelle-wayne, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals, #politics-and-government, #rural-areas, #shoes-and-boots

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69 Big Cats Are Seized From Jeffrey Lowe, a Figure in ‘Tiger King’

Mr. Lowe and his wife, Lauren Lowe, are the latest figures from the Netflix series to face prosecutions by the U.S. government.

#agriculture-department, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #justice-department, #lowe-jeffrey-1964, #oklahoma, #tiger-king-murder-mayhem-and-madness-tv-program, #tigers, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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At the Preakness and Beyond, Horse Racing Needs to Clean Up Its Act

New laws cleaning up the sport of horse racing can’t come soon enough.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #baffert-bob, #doping-sports, #horse-racing, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #kentucky-derby, #preakness-stakes, #sports-injuries, #triple-crown-horse-racing

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Wild Horses Adopted Under a Federal Program Are Going to Slaughter

Records show that some people who are paid $1,000 a head by the government to give legally protected mustangs “good homes” are sending the horses to auction once they get the money.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #auctions, #bureau-of-land-management, #federal-lands, #horses, #land-use-policies, #law-and-legislation, #livestock, #motivation-and-incentive-programs, #united-states-politics-and-government, #western-states-us

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In China, Deaths of Mail-Order Pets in Mystery Boxes Set Off a Backlash

Puppies and kittens shipped in packages across the country have ended up dead, distressed or infected, spurring outrage.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #breeding-of-animals, #china, #e-commerce, #fujian-province-china

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For Bears, California Recalls Are the Perfect Circus

A recall candidate hired a bear to draw attention to his campaign to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom, but the bear ended up drawing attention to the bear.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #bears, #cox-john-h-1955, #elections-governors, #newsom-gavin, #sacramento-calif

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Man Caught Smuggling 35 Songbirds Into J.F.K. Airport, Authorities Say

Kevin Andre McKenzie of Guyana concealed finches inside hair curlers in his clothing, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #birds, #finches-birds, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #guyana, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #smuggling, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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Let’s Launch a Moonshot for Meatless Meat

It wouldn’t actually take that much of an investment for Biden to get us headed in the right direction.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #beyond-meat-inc, #diet-and-nutrition, #factory-farming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #impossible-foods-inc, #livestock-diseases, #meat, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vegetarianism

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After ‘Tiger King,’ Law Proposed to Protect Big Cats

The Big Cat Public Safety Act has been introduced before, but a bipartisan group of lawmakers hopes the public outcry from the Netflix documentary series will finally help it become law.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #baskin-carole, #big-cat-rescue, #blumenthal-richard, #law-and-legislation, #maldonado-passage-joseph, #netflix-inc, #senate, #tiger-king-murder-mayhem-and-madness-tv-program, #tigers, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #zoos

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Future Vaccines Depend on Test Subjects in Short Supply: Monkeys

The pandemic has highlighted the United States’ dependence on China for research animals, reviving calls for a “strategic monkey reserve.”

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #monkeys-and-apes, #national-institutes-of-health, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Book Review: ‘Animal, Vegetable, Junk,’ by Mark Bittman

In “Animal, Vegetable, Junk,” Mark Bittman tells the long, unfolding story of our food sources, tracking the shift from agriculture to agribusiness.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-vegetable-junk-a-history-of-food-from-sustainable-to-suicidal-book, #bittman-mark, #books-and-literature, #food

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Ted Cruz Is Going to the Dogs

What’s worse than an Irish setter on the roof?

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #cruz-ted, #dogs, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #romney-mitt, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Beloved Stray Cat Was Fatally Mauled. But Was It Intentional Cruelty?

Tuxedo was “the mayor” at the Brooklyn housing complex where he lived and was killed by two dogs. A man accused of torture in the death says he is innocent.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #canarsie-brooklyn-ny, #cats, #gordon-fulton

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A Friend Shot a Biting Dog. I’m in Shock. What Should I Do?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on choosing a humane end for a pet and what to do with P.P.P. loan money you turned out not to need.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #ethics-personal

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The Ugly Secrets Behind the Costco Chicken

An investigator went under cover and brought back disturbing video from a farm growing those famous birds.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #chickens, #costco-wholesale-corporation, #factory-farming, #mercy-for-animals, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-states

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An Unleashed Dog, Sentenced to Death After an Attack

Part of the allure of country life is space where pets can run free. I’ve learned the hard way the importance of a leash.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #catskill-mountains, #dogs, #pets

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‘I Literally Had No One.’ Then the Foster Kittens Arrived.

The pandemic has made life hard for many people, and their pets, but others find themselves with more time and the resources to help.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #bideawee-inc, #cats, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Wounds on Brown Pelicans in California Raise Fears of Animal Cruelty

In a little over a year, five birds have been treated by International Bird Rescue with severe slashes on their pouches that the organization believes were intentionally inflicted.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #birds, #california

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Is Dairy Farming Cruel to Cows?

A small group of animal welfare scientists is seeking answers to that question. Facing a growing anti-dairy movement, many farmers are altering their practices.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #cattle, #dairy-products, #dick-van-dam-dairy, #hawthorne-valley-farm, #your-feed-science

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Is This the End of the Mink Coat?

Mink may no longer become a legend most. But that doesn’t mean it’s disappearing entirely.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #coats-and-jackets, #fashion-and-apparel, #fur, #luxury-goods-and-services, #minks-animals, #your-feed-fashion

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David Attenborough Still Has Hope for Our Future

At 94, the beloved British naturalist remains curious and optimistic. He talked about his new docu-series, “A Perfect Planet,” and why the coronavirus may prove to have some positive consequences.

#a-perfect-planet-tv-program, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #attenborough-david, #discovery-channel, #documentary-films-and-programs, #global-warming, #television

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At Least 240,000 Chickens Are Killed in Fire at Florida Egg Farm

The financial loss from the fire, which destroyed two barns owned by Cal-Maine Foods in Dade City, Fla., was estimated at $1 million, officials said.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #barns, #cal-maine-foods-inc, #dade-city-fl, #eggs, #fires-and-firefighters, #florida

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Australian Shark Attacks Jump, Raising Questions

Eight people have been fatally attacked this year, the most in nearly a century. But scientists say these numbers don’t tell the full story.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #australia, #beaches, #oceans-and-seas, #sharks, #surfing

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Justice Department Sues Jeffrey Lowe of ‘Tiger King’ Over Treatment of Animals

Mr. Lowe took control of the animal park owned by another of the show’s main subjects, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #baskin-carole, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #jeffrey-lowe, #maldonado-passage-joseph, #tiger-king-murder-mayhem-and-madness-tv-program, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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A Chinese County Aims to Curb Dog Walking by Threatening to Kill the Dog

Restrictions on dogs are common in China. But one county’s plans to uniformly ban dog walking and kill the pets of rule-breaking owners has shocked the internet.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #dogs, #fines-penalties

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Romans Want to Get Rid of Wild Boars, but Killing Them? That’s Another Matter

The euthanizing of a boar and her six piglets on a playground near the Vatican has aroused fury in Rome, a city that has long complained about the often aggressive animals.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #hunting-and-trapping, #italy, #pigs, #raggi-virginia-1978, #roads-and-traffic, #rome-italy

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‘Tiger King’ Star Doc Antle Is Charged With Wildlife Trafficking

Mr. Antle’s daughters and a former roadside zoo owner in Virginia also face charges of animal cruelty.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #antle-bhagavan-doc, #myrtle-beach-sc, #myrtle-beach-safari-myrtle-beach-sc, #tiger-king-murder-mayhem-and-madness-tv-program, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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Battle Over Mink Fur Almost Brings Down the Polish Government

Legislation to ban mink farming cracked the governing coalition, forcing the country’s most powerful politician to assume formal office and exposing a struggle for control of Polish conservatism.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #duda-andrzej-1972, #european-union, #fur, #law-and-justice-poland, #minks-animals, #morawiecki-mateusz, #poland, #politics-and-government, #radio-maryja, #ziobro-zbigniew

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U.S. Lab Chimps Stuck in Retirement Limbo

Activists and some congressional lawmakers are demanding that the N.I.H. reconsider its refusal to move 39 chimpanzees from a research center to a sanctuary.

#alamogordo-primate-facility, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #chimp-haven, #collins-francis-s, #monkeys-and-apes, #national-institutes-of-health, #research, #your-feed-science

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Are Exotic Skins Out of Fashion?

Covid-19 may be the tipping point when it comes to crocodile, python, ostrich, and clothes.

#agriculture-and-farming, #alligators, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #biodiversity, #convention-on-international-trade-in-endangered-species, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #fur, #kering-sa, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #minks-animals, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals, #phillips-van-heusen-corporation, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #reptiles, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-fashion

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Carole Baskin of ‘Tiger King’ Gets Her Own Show

The unscripted series will follow Ms. Baskin and her husband, Howard Baskin, as “they work to expose” animal abuse, a production company said.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #baskin-carole, #big-cat-rescue, #dancing, #dancing-with-the-stars-tv-program, #itv-tv-network, #lewis-don-1938, #maldonado-passage-joseph, #netflix-inc, #tampa-fla, #television, #tiger-king-murder-mayhem-and-madness-tv-program, #tigers

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Drones, Hooks and Blood: Secrets of the Shark Fishermen of Long Island

‘I don’t want to encourage other people to do this.’

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environmental-conservation-department-nys, #fishing-sport, #long-island-ny, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #sharks

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Capsized Cattle Ship: New Zealand Suspends Cow Exports

A second man believed to be a crew member was plucked from the sea, but he later died, the Japanese Coast Guard said. The carcasses of a dozen cows were also spotted at sea.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #cattle, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #east-china-sea, #japan, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #new-zealand, #philippines, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping

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France Prohibits a Bird Hunting Technique, 41 Years After an E.U. Ban

The country has suspended the use of glue traps, which conservationists say are cruel to animals and harm the environment.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #birds, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #france, #hunting-and-trapping, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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How to Move Your Elephant During a Pandemic

After decades in captivity and a 1,700-mile road trip from Argentina into Brazil, an Asian elephant named Mara finally gained a chance to roam.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #animals, #argentina, #brazil, #buenos-aires-argentina, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elephants, #photography, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-photojournalism, #your-feed-science, #zoos

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The Dog Days of Quarantine

Animal Haven was always rescuing animals. Now the shelter is doing it on the front lines.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-haven, #cats, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dogs, #lacey-tiffany-a, #new-york-city, #pets, #rescue-animals, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Why Will Our Great-Grandchildren Scorn Us?

As we topple statues, let’s also search for our own moral blind spots.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #factory-farming, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #vegetarianism

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In Fight to Ban Dog Meat, China’s Activists Find an Ally: The Coronavirus

A fast-growing network of activists sees the pandemic as an opportunity to push legislation that bans the consumption of dog and cat meats.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dogs, #meat, #politics-and-government, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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The Pets Left Behind by Covid-19

The pandemic’s human toll in New York has been well documented. But what about the dogs and cats of those who become seriously ill?

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-care-centers-of-nyc, #animals, #cats, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dogs, #new-york-city, #pets

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A Soft-Handed Predator Masquerading in Manliness

How we treat animals tells us something about how we treat one another.

#alaska, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #bears, #hunting-and-trapping, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #wolves

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Trump Administration Undoes Rules That Restrict Bear Hunting in Alaska

The move reverses an Obama-era ban on hunting methods like baiting bears with doughnuts and shooting swimming caribou.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #bears, #environment, #federal-lands, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hunting-and-trapping, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Judge Gives Carole Baskin the Tiger King’s Zoo

The legal battle between Ms. Baskin, an animal-rights activist, and Joseph Maldonado-Passage, a former roadside zoo owner, played out for more than seven years and on a Netflix special.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #baskin-carole, #big-cat-rescue, #humane-society-of-the-united-states, #maldonado-passage-joseph, #netflix-inc, #tigers, #zoos

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How PETA Won Its Messy Fight and Took a Seat at the Table

Turns out if you throw enough red paint, eventually they’ll listen.

#alpacas, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #anthropologie, #fashion-and-apparel, #fur, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #humane-society-of-the-united-states, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals, #shopping-and-retail

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Alicia Silverstone Wants Us to Eat Our Fruits and Vegetables

From ’90s “It” girl to animal-rights advocate and food activist — with a dash of controversy.

#actors-and-actresses, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #clueless-movie, #movies, #silverstone-alicia, #vaccination-and-immunization, #veganism

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An Official’s Removal Is Sought After He Throws Cat During Zoom Meeting

“OK, first, I’d like to introduce my cat,” said a planning commissioner in Vallejo, Calif., lifting it close to the camera and then, with two hands, tossing it off screen.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #cats, #chris-platzer, #city-councils, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #vallejo-calif, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #zoom-video-communications

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