1. Activists occupied KFC on two continents last week. More from the Dogwood Alliance: “Colonel Sanders and various woodland creatures made appearances at over 150 KFC restaurants across the … [Read full article]
Elephants are beautiful, thoughtful creatures — people love them. I imagine this is why they are in so many ads and movies. However, some of the people and companies that … [Read full article]
The National Conference to End Factory Farming starts tomorrow! One of our writers, Kate Follot, will be attending and reporting back for us. In the meantime, though, the organizers there … [Read full article]
Animal rights and environmental activists are increasingly being targeted by governments as terrorists (or “eco-terrorists”) as award-winning independent journalist and author Will Potter repeatedly shows. One of his recent posts on his site Green is the New Red was on animal activists in Finland being prosecuted for undercovering filming of factory farms. The story:
Although touted by China as “conservation”, the country’s notorious tiger farms are actually commercial enterprises engaging in the internationally banned business of selling products derived from tigers.
We’ve several cute and awe-inspiring animal videos for you this week, as always, but we’ve also got a handful of interesting and disturbing videos about animal cruelty and endangered species that I think everyone should watch. Check these videos out and the stories underneath them all.
OK, this video of a baby chimp feeding a tiger cub is too cute. Check it out and hear the cute story of how this care-taking came about…
Here are some of the top animal stories and videos of the week (videos first). Enjoy! These first three are totally funny & cute…
Persistence has paid off for the Animal Defenders International “Stop Circus Suffering” campaign, although it has been long and hard battle it has paid off with a landmark victory in Peru. Peru’s President Alan Garcia signed into law an end to the use of wild animals in circuses.
After watching this video I wanted to share this with everyone. This is just plain cruelty and I will never think of a circus the same way again. At the bottom of this post is a link to causes.com, if this disturbs you as much as me then please take the time to join the cause!
Playboy model Victoria Eisermann joined in Animal Aid’s efforts to ban the use of whips on racehorses today, Ladies’ Day, by “offering punters the surprise experience of a spanking, using a diamond studded whip” at the gates of Royal Ascot. As Animal Aid reports: “This will allow race-goers a chance to experience a similar beating to that which horses will receive from jockeys during the Royal race meeting.”
Bob Barker, working with well-known animal activist organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), has called Sea World a “sad exhibit” and is encouraging people not to visit it.
This Animal Aid is one I’ve covered a couple times and have been following closely. It is a campaign to get CCTV cameras in all UK slaughterhouses, to try to help prevent completely insane animal cruelty that has been documented by undercover investigations and fly-on-the-wall cameras.