A Walrus Named Freya Showed Up in Norway. Did She Have to Die?

Three days after issuing a warning, the authorities put down the 1,300-pound marine mammal. Critics said that the decision was unnecessary.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #norway, #walruses

The Dog Lawyer Doesn’t Care That You Hate Him

In defending dogs at all costs, Richard Rosenthal has made a lot of enemies. But his animal clients owe him their lives.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-legal-defense-fund, #dogs, #lexus-project, #nonhuman-rights-project, #richard-rosenthal, #suits-and-litigation-civil

4,000 Mistreated Beagles Need Homes. These Folks Are Stepping Up.

The dogs were headed for testing labs and didn’t even have names or know how to play. Volunteers are introducing them to grassy yards and cuddly movie nights for the first time.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #breeding-of-animals, #dogs, #humane-society-of-the-united-states, #research, #united-states, #virginia

No More Pet Store Puppies? New York May Finally Ban Sales.

A bill prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in New York pet stores, passed by the Legislature in June, awaits a decision from Gov. Kathy Hochul.

#american-society-for-the-prevention-of-cruelty-to-animals, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #breeding-of-animals, #dogs, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #pets, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shopping-and-retail

4,000 Beagles Are Being Rescued From a Virginia Facility. Now They Need New Homes.

The authorities have about two months to find homes for the dogs, after they were found at a facility that had violated dozens of federal regulations.

#adoptions, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #dogs, #humane-society-of-the-united-states, #kaine-timothy-m, #law-and-legislation, #virginia, #warner-mark-r, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Happy the Elephant Isn’t a Person, Top New York Court Rules

An animal advocacy group had argued that the elephant was being illegally detained at the Bronx Zoo, in a case involving deep ethical questions about the basic rights of highly intelligent animals.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-zoo-wildlife-conservation-park, #elephants, #fahey-eugene-m, #habeas-corpus, #new-york-court-of-appeals, #nonhuman-rights-project, #rivera-jenny-1960, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tuitt-alison-y, #wise-steven-m, #zoos

Ringling Circus Is Returning. Lions, Tigers and Dumbo Are Not.

Shuttered since 2017, Ringling Brothers will bring back its circus in 2023, but this time there will be no animal acts.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #circuses, #elephants, #feld-entertainment, #las-vegas-nev, #ringling-bros-and-barnumbailey-circus, #shutdowns-institutional

Dozens of Wild Horses Killed by Mystery Disease at Colorado Facility

The outbreak has killed at least 85 horses since Saturday, and laboratory tests are being completed to identify the fatal illness, the Bureau of Land Management said.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #bureau-of-land-management, #canon-city-colo, #colorado, #federal-lands, #horses

Kangaroos in India? Experts See Evidence of a Smuggling Trade

The animals are the latest exotic fauna to be smuggled into the country, possibly to be used as pets. Draft legislation would close loopholes in the roaring wildlife trade.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #india, #kangaroos, #smuggling, #west-bengal-india, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

The Search for a Model Octopus That Won’t Die After Laying Its Eggs

A lab in Massachusetts may have finally found an eight-armed cephalopod that can serve as a model organism and assist scientific research.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #brain, #genetic-engineering, #genetics-and-heredity, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #marine-biological-laboratory, #octopus, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

U.S. Allows Hunters to Import Some Elephant Trophies From African Countries

After settling a lawsuit filed during the Trump administration, the Fish and Wildlife Service granted six permits to bring elephant parts into the country. It may approve more in the coming months.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservation-of-resources, #elephants, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #hunting-and-trapping, #namibia, #safari-club-international, #safaris, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-science, #zimbabwe

Supreme Court to Weigh California Law on Treatment of Pigs

Trade groups challenged the law, which requires adequate space for breeding pigs to turn around, saying it unfairly burdens out-of-state farmers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #american-farm-bureau-federation, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #california, #humane-society-of-the-united-states, #meat, #pigs, #pork, #referendums, #tyson-foods-inc

What Does the End of Beef Mean for Our Sense of Self?

When it comes to America’s legacy of Manifest Destiny, there’s perhaps no meal more symbolic than a bleeding steak. So who are we now that we’re consuming less red meat?

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #beef, #butchers-and-butchering, #cattle, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #global-warming, #japan, #meat, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #united-states, #veganism, #vegetarianism

Carl Icahn Pushes McDonald’s to Change Way It Sources Its Pork

The billionaire investor has proposed two candidates for the company’s board. The company argues that his demands are unreasonable given the current U.S. pork supply.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #icahn-enterprises-l-p, #icahn-carl-c, #mcdonalds-corporation, #pork, #restaurants, #shareholder-rights-and-activism, #stocks-and-bonds

A Look Inside the Chicken Industry

Readers call for change in how chickens are raised and marketed; an executive defends industry practices. Also: A Canadian view; reading classics aloud.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #books-and-literature, #canada, #chickens, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots

The Cost of Cheap Chicken

Modern poultry farming keeps chicken cheap but steals the dignity of both animal and farmer.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #chickens, #mercy-for-animals, #united-states, #your-feed-opinionvideo

West Ham Fines Kurt Zouma Over Cat Abuse Video

Zouma, a defender who also plays for the French national soccer team, lost a sponsorship deal with Adidas on Wednesday after a video circulated online of him kicking his cat.

#adidas-ag, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #cats, #english-premier-league, #soccer, #west-ham-united-soccer-team, #zouma-kurt-1994

Martine Colette, Who Rescued Exotic Animals, Is Dead at 79

Her wildlife sanctuary just outside Los Angeles was among the first of its kind and was supported by Hollywood luminaries.

#angeles-national-forest-calif, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #colette-martine-1942-2022, #deaths-obituaries, #los-angeles-calif, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #wildlife-waystation

Vaccine Hesitancy Comes for Pet Parents

Some pet owners have extended vaccine worries to their furry pals. When is it appropriate to skip a dog or cat’s shot, and when is it absolutely crucial?

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #cats, #content-type-service, #dogs, #pets, #rabies, #vaccination-and-immunization, #veterinary-medicine

‘Trainer to the Trainers’ in a Dog Fighting Ring Is Sentenced to 5 Years

Vernon Vegas trained dogs for fights hosted by a multistate cocaine trafficking and dog fighting ring, federal prosecutors said.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #dogs, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #organized-crime

How We Treat Farmed Animals

Readers react to a column by Ezra Klein about the horrors of factory farming. Also: Hospitals and the unvaccinated; unwanted holiday gifts. 

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factory-farming, #gifts, #hospitals, #meat, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘Koala Massacre’: Australia Files Hundreds of Animal Cruelty Charges

A property owner and two companies in Australia were charged after a land-clearing operation left dozens of the marsupials dead, injured or starving.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #australia, #deaths-fatalities, #koalas

There Are Better Ways to Build a Burger

How we treat farm animals today will be seen as a defining moral failing of our age.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #content-type-service, #empathy, #factory-farming, #food, #good-food-institute, #innovation, #livestock, #meat, #mercy-for-animals

Business Groups Sue Over California Law They Say Could Keep Pork Off Plates

A 2018 ballot initiative creating minimum space requirements for livestock is set to go into effect on Jan. 1. Food industry interests are warning of possible shortages and price increases.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #pigs, #pork, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Maryland’s Wayward Zebras Have Been Captured After Nearly Four Months

The two zebras had escaped with another, which was later found dead, from a suburban farm, delighting residents and evading attempts to capture them, the authorities said.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #fugitives, #maryland, #prince-georges-county-md, #upper-marlboro-md, #zebras

Horse Carriage Ban in New York? De Blasio Wants to Try Again.

As he enters his final weeks in office, Mayor Bill de Blasio is resurrecting an old campaign promise to ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #automobiles, #carriages, #de-blasio-bill, #elections-governors, #horses, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #new-york-city, #new-yorkers-for-clean-livable-and-safe-streets, #nyclass

On Tiny Guam, It’s One Dogcatcher vs. 30,000 Strays

They bite, they threaten, they carry the risk of rabies. Islanders are sharply divided over what to do about the dogs. And Nicholas Ibanez is caught in the middle.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #dogs, #guam

William Conway, Who Reimagined America’s Zoos, Is Dead at 91

He sought to conserve wildlife and encouraged zoos to exhibit animals in their natural habitats. But he lost a battle to rename the Bronx Zoo.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-zoo-wildlife-conservation-park, #conway-william-1929-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #wildlife-conservation-society, #zoos

Modern Pentathlon Drops Equestrian Competition After Abuse Claims

Accusations of animal abuse at the Tokyo Olympics helped lead to the biggest change to modern pentathlon in more than a century.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #horses, #international-olympic-committee, #modern-pentathlon, #olympic-games-2022

Owner of Maryland’s Runaway Zebras Is Charged With Animal Cruelty

Jerry Lee Holly, 76, was charged a month after one of the wayward zebras was found dead in an illegal snare trap in Upper Marlboro, Md.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #humane-society-of-the-united-states, #maryland, #prince-georges-county-md, #upper-marlboro-md, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #zebras

Beef and Climate Change: This Seattle Steakhouse Wants to Be Part of the Solution

Bateau aims to reinvent the steak restaurant by showing how to sidestep the waste and environmental damage caused by the meat industry.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #bateau-seattle-wash-restaurant, #beef, #butchers-and-butchering, #cattle, #global-warming, #ranches, #restaurants, #seattle-wash, #sustainable-living

YouTube Sued Over Animal Abuse Videos, Accused of Not Enforcing Ban

An animal rights group said the site had ignored efforts to get clear violations taken down. YouTube said it had removed hundreds of thousands.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #google-inc, #lady-freethinker, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

1,400 Dolphins Were Killed in Faroe Islands. Even Hunting Supporters Were Upset.

Graphic images of the animals raised ire among activists, and some locals said the killings undermined the work of whale hunters who follow a centuries-old tradition that helps feed local people.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #faroe-islands, #hunting-and-trapping, #whales-and-whaling

When the Criminal Is Furry and Has a Penchant for Garbage

In “Fuzz,” Mary Roach explores the tricky terrain where humans and wildlife overlap and often collide.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #books-and-literature, #fuzz-when-nature-breaks-the-law-book, #roach-mary, #wildlife-services

Why Lawsuits Over ‘Misleading’ Food Labels Are Surging

A flurry of litigation by advocacy groups seeks to combat what they say is a rise in deceptive marketing by food giants.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #butterball-llc, #cargill-inc, #consumer-protection, #dairy-products, #food, #labeling-and-labels-product, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #seafood, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #turkeys, #united-states-politics-and-government

Reuniting an Orphan Elephant and Her Mom, Perhaps, With DNA and Luck

Nania beat the odds to survive separation from her forest elephant family in Burkina Faso. Her caretakers hope DNA testing may help return her to the wild with her family.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #burkina-faso, #conservation-of-resources, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #elephants, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #international-fund-for-animal-welfare, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

How Nania The Elephant Beat the Odds

Nania beat the odds to survive separation from her forest elephant family in Burkina Faso. Her caretakers hope DNA testing may help return her to the wild with her family.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #burkina-faso, #conservation-of-resources, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #elephants, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #international-fund-for-animal-welfare, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

The ‘Hedonistic Altruism’ of Plant-Based Meat

Ethan Brown, the founder and C.E.O. of Beyond Meat, on his moral and environmental priorities.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #beyond-meat-inc, #content-type-personal-profile, #executives-and-management-theory, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #impossible-foods-inc, #meat, #vegetarianism

I Can’t Stop Wondering What’s Going On Inside My Cat’s Head

How my new pets got me to consider life’s deepest mysteries.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #animals, #artificial-intelligence, #cats, #descartes-rene, #dogs, #philosophy

On This German Farm, Cows Are in Charge. Or at Least Coequals.

The cows don’t have to produce milk. The pigs sleep late. No animal on this former dairy farm serves a human need. Their only purpose is to live peacefully — and provoke questions about how we eat.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #butjadingen-germany, #cattle, #dairy-products, #germany, #hof-butenland-butjadingen-germany, #livestock, #milk, #pigs, #veganism

U.K. Deer Cull Is Discussed as Solution to Exploding Herds

A pandemic-fueled expansion of the herds threatens the plant life that many species depend on for survival. But will the public accept killing many more deer?

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #country-food-trust, #deer, #great-britain, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals

Roast Pig Statue in Rome Draws Animal Rights Protests

A new set of public artworks was supposed to pay tribute to the Italian capital, but a sculpture of a roasted pig has raised the hackles of animal rights groups and finnicky Romans.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #art, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #pigs, #rome-italy, #vegetarianism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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