New Images by Animal Equality Show the Short But Harsh Life of Chickens

Animal Equality is a beacon of light that shines on the darkest corners of the agricultural industry worldwide. With a commitment to exposing the hidden truths behind the closed doors of factory farms and slaughterhouses, our global organization is a powerful force for change in the fight for animal protection. Animal Equality has been keeping […]

The Life of a Chicken in a Factory Farm

Undercover investigations play a vital role in exposing the cruelty that takes place in hatcheries. Hatcheries are facilities where millions of chickens are hatched every year, often in cramped and unsanitary conditions. These facilities are notorious for their cruel practices, such as the mass culling of male chicks, which are deemed useless by the egg […]

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 […]

Feature: Writing obituaries for zoo animals

NANJING — A heartfelt obituary remembering “Laoma,” a deceased sun bear, has made national headlines in China. Published earlier this year in the Hongshan Forest Zoo in Nanjing, the capital of East China”s Jiangsu province, the obituary detailed the last days of the male bear’s 33-year life and the interactions between the animal and the […]

Stacey Solomon’s Sort Your Life Out cleared of animal cruelty

Stacey Solomon’s Sort Your Life Out has been found not guilty of animal cruelty. (BBC) Stacey Solomon’s BBC show Sort Out Your Life has been cleared of animal cruelty. The BBC received over 1,500 complaints following an episode of the decluttering TV show in which the reality star proposed a family’s pet rabbits be moved […]

Life or death for wolves hinges on state management plans

Next month marks the one-year anniversary of the return of federal Endangered Species Act protections to wolves in most of the lower 48 states—a stunning victory that resulted from a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United States and key allies. While we continue to celebrate that win, our effort to protect wolves […]

Scientists discover evolutionary secret behind different animal life cycles

The worm that the researchers studied and for which they sequenced the genome. It is a segmented worm that is abundant on the coasts of the UK and Europe. It lives inside a tube that it secretes itself burrowed in the sand. Credit: Chema Martin. For more than 100 years, biologists have wondered why animals […]

Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Dog: A Life Well Lived?

The pain of losing a wonderful dog is tempered (at least a little) by memories of the delightful doggy moments in his life. A manifesto for giving dogs as much joy as we can.  All photos: Kristi Benson Kristi Benson PCBC-A, CTC, Special Correspondent This page contains affiliate links which means I may earn a […]

4 Ways Animals Adapt To Life In The Rainforest

The rainforest is a feast for the senses. From the loud hum of insects and calls from birds and other animals to the earthy aroma from the forever dampened soil — researchers who spend time in this habitat describe it as a restorative and invigorating place. It’s also teeming with life. Though rainforests cover only […]

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