10,000 Elephants : Poaching Crisis Out Of Control

10,000 elephants…that’s how many elephants have been slaughtered in just one African nation in 2013 to feed China’s greed and ivory lust. That’s nearly 30 elephants killed each day. According to the EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency), Tanzania…

Source: elephantopia.org

This article includes ways to get involved.

New research could help the welfare of working animals

Domestic Animal Welfare

With over 42 million horses and 95 per cent of the world’s donkeys found in developing countries, new research could change the health and welfare of millions of working animals in some of the poorest parts of the world.

 The three research studies led by Dr Becky Whay, Reader in Animal Welfare and Behaviour in the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol, aim to build greater understanding and encourage collaboration in addressing the welfare problems of the world’s working equids. The papers, funded by the Brooke, are part of a new collection of free research articles published online by the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) and sponsored by World Horse Welfare.

“We hope our research will make a difference to the lives of these animals and our work will advise owners and vets on how to better look after their animals.”

Source: phys.org

GR:  The scientific method in all its variations is a tool that humans can use to care for their fellow creatures.  Research using the method produces reliable reports that add to our knowledge.

The Story of Chinchillas in 20 Photos

“To celebrate the excellent news that Sweden’s last chinchilla fur farm has just been closed down, we decided to take a closer look at these sweet animals – and how they suffer at the hands of the global fur trade.”

Source: blog.peta.org.uk

GR:  We should be restoring and protecting chinchilla habitat instead of killing and wearing chinchilla skins like the scalps of a defeated enemy.  Show your support for ending fashion fur.

50 Cruelty-Free Companies

Animal cruelty is the extreme measure of human disrespect for other sentient beings. Environmental pollution, mass extinction, and failed land-use management are consequences of our disrespect.

The Friendly Fig

Thousands and thousands of brands test their products on innocent animals. Yes, this is a reality, and we are all aware. But have you ever really stopped and thought about it? I do… all the time. If you think about it enough, it will make you sick. If you’ve looked at the pictures, you have already experienced this, I’m sure.

The worst part? Animal testing does not help humans! How could we test on a being that is not ours to test on, for no reason at all? There are other ways to test, so it is time to take a stand against animal testing, and cruelty as a whole.

Shopping cruelty-free does not have to be expensive, either. Just like all cosmetics and products, there are inexpensive and high-end brands. The key is doing the thorough research to find a product that is within your budget. There are…

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