Opinion: To end toxicity testing on animals, federal funds are needed

Jessica Scott-Reid is a freelance journalist and animal advocate based in Winnipeg. In 2016, when Canadian scientist Dr. Charu Chandrasekera was attending international meetings on developing alternatives to animal testing, she was often met with shock when she revealed that Canada lacked its own centre for alternative methods. There are several of these centres around […]

Opinion | Ranbir Kapoor calls Animal a ‘healthy conversation starter about toxic masculinity’ – But do we need that from a Sandeep Reddy Vanga film?

It seems like Ranbir Kapoor has missed the mark in defending <em>Animal</em> while addressing toxic masculinity in the film. Ranbir Kapoor in a still from Animal After the release of Kabir Singh (2019), the director Sandeep Reddy Vanga and Shahid Kapoor, who played the titular character, went on a defending spree for a few years. […]

Opinion | Did anyone spare a thought for the safety of animals during Typhoon Saola?

Last week, Hong Kong suffered the effects of Super Typhoon Saola as it swept through the city. In a matter of hours, everything had ground to a halt: shops, restaurants and public transport alike. I, like most of the 7.5 million others, found myself stuck indoors, waiting for the storm to abate. Amid the ceaseless […]

Animal cruelty, the kindness of strangers and Fenland remains ‘complaint free’ we’ve seen it all this week

There’s barely a week goes by without an email landing in the inbox about animal cruelty of some kind or another. In recent weeks we have had a cat kicked to death and its tail removed, hedgehogs abused, puppies being dumped with their coats all matted, and the list goes on. There is absolutely no […]

Opinion: The coming disruption of animal production

Peter Singer is a professor of bioethics at Princeton University and the author of Animal Liberation Now. One day, we may look back on 2023 as the year when it became apparent that the gigantic industry of raising animals for food was heading the same way as the industry that, for most of the 20th […]

Am I ready to get a dog? Animal behaviour expert Karen Wild answers

Animal behaviour expert Karen Wild discusses what you need to consider if you are getting a pet Adding a furry friend to your household is a big decision, and it’s important to understand the responsibilities and commitment involved. In the United Kingdom, there are currently over 12 million households that own a pet, with dogs […]

Man Overreacts to Animal Entering His Home While on a Zoom Call

Being scared is a normal thing, especially this time of year with all the horror movies, spooky decorations, and things that jump out to scare you during the Halloween season. We all get scared in some form or fashion. Typically our friends laugh at us when we get scared, and most of us find it […]

A Trophy-Hunting Ban Could Hurt Animals More Than It Helps

Congress is again considering a ban on importing hunting trophies from Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Republicans and Democrats alike have championed such import bans in the past. Supporters claim a ban will conserve wildlife by discouraging Americans from traveling to Africa and killing wildebeests, zebras, elephants and other charismatic megafauna. But banning trophy hunting could […]

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