animal welfare

Heatwaves and animal welfare: The ethics of livestock farming on a warming planet

Heat stress hits livestock too: How can we adapt our food systems for better animal welfare? Europe recently sweltered through its hottest July on record. The human impacts on work, tourism and health were clear to see. But behind closed doors, animals kept as livestock also suffered from severe heat stress. New data obtained by […]

Depraved Attack On An Animal Receives A Slap On The Wrist From District Court Judge

Friday, 30 June 2023, 10:39 amPress Release: SAFE For Animals Animal rights organisation SAFE has slammed a judge’s decision at the Porirua District Court to discharge without conviction two men who shot a much-loved bull multiple times with a bow. The attack took place in North Wellington in August 2021. Arrows were found embedded in […]

Iceland temporarily bans whaling in the name of animal welfare as support for industry wanes

Iceland has suspended whaling for three months as support for the controversial practice drops. Iceland has suspended whaling until the end of August in the name of animal welfare, while also alluding to the possibility that the practice will eventually face a full ban.  “I have taken the decision to temporarily stop whaling” until August […]

How a future animal welfare facility will improve the life of pets at the shelter

Built in the 1950s, the Abilene Animal Shelter was never meant for animals to stay for extended periods of time. The kennels are small, it’s loud, and it’s hard to keep clean. “If you can just imagine, it’s absorbed 70 plus years of waste at this point,” said Andrea Robison, the board president for All […]

Major Travel Companies Continue Failing Animals

Some of the most well-known names in the travel industry continue to profit from exploitative wildlife experiences that subject animals to a life of captivity and often cruel and inhumane treatment. The latest “Tracking the Travel Industry US” report from World Animal Protection US (WAP), shows that the worst offenders in the industry at the […]

Perdue Farms releases animal care report at 2022 summit

SALISBURY, MD. — Perdue Farms shared its 2022 Commitments to Animal Care Report during its recent annual Animal Care Summit. Hosted by Perdue for the seventh year, the event was held near the company’s headquarters in Maryland, meeting in person for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic. Attendees toured Perdue’s research farm to get a look […]

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