Breaking: We’re asking the SEC to investigate world’s largest meat company’s animal welfare promises

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, we filed a complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission against the largest meat and poultry company in the world, JBS and its subsidiary, Pilgrim’s Pride. Together with the Center for Biological Diversity, and in partnership with the Farmed Animal Advocacy Clinic at Vermont Law and Graduate […]

Envigo dog breeding facility pleads guilty to animal welfare, pollution crimes

A Virginia dog breeding facility will pay a record fine of over $35 million for animal welfare and pollution crimes. A representative for Envigo entered guilty pleas Monday and is set to be sentenced in October. Have breaking news stories delivered right to your inbox This comes after the Department of Justice investigation in 2022 […]

Mandatory CCTV is a ‘big step forward’ for animal welfare -BVA

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has praised new laws making the use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in slaughterhouses in Wales to become mandatory this year. The BVA stated that this is a “big step forward for animal welfare, but also for the confidence of consumers who buy animal products”. BVA senior vice president, Malcolm […]

Animal Welfare League in Trumbull County, Ohio hosting open house volunteer orientation

VIENNA TWP., Ohio (WKBN) — The Animal Welfare League in Trumbull County needs your help. Overnight, the humane society took to social media saying they’ve been extremely busy over the past two weeks. During that time, AWL humane officers have removed 35 cats, 7 dogs and a horse from horrific conditions. They say many of […]

Help stop ‘fix’ in Farm Bill that would undercut strongest farm animal welfare law in U.S.

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block We now know for certain that the Farm Bill to be considered by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee contains language that seeks to undo more than a dozen state laws on humane treatment of farm animals including California’s Proposition 12, widely considered the nation’s strongest law on farm animal […]

Spain abolishes national bullfighting award amid growing animal welfare concerns

In a cultural pivot reflecting shifting societal values, Spain on Friday, May 3, announced a landmark decision to abolish its annual national bullfighting award, igniting a fierce debate between traditionalists and advocates for animal welfare. The decision, announced by Spain’s Culture Ministry, comes amidst mounting concerns for animal welfare and a declining interest in traditional […]

Italy bans puppy yoga over animal welfare concerns

The Italian Ministry of Health has banned puppy yoga classes, saying only adult dogs should take part, to protect the health of the animals as well as the safety of visitors, on Thursday, the 2nd of May, reports the British broadcaster BBC. Puppies in puppy yoga classes usually run freely around the yoga room and […]

Celebrating Veterinarians as Guardians of Animal Welfare

World Veterinary Day is an annual celebration held to highlight the contributions of veterinarians to society. This day typically falls on the last Saturday of April each year. Veterinary professionals play a crucial role in safeguarding animal health, ensuring the welfare of animals, preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases, and promoting public health. Date: April […]

Animal Welfare Committee: Formulate Animal Welfare Commitee In State: Awbi | Pune News

Pune: The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has directed the Maharashtra Animal Welfare Board to immediately constitute an animal welfare committee.The order has come in response to a complaint of alleged cruelty inflicted on community dogs and harassment of a woman feeder, who is caring for the animals at the Border Roads Organization (BRO) […]

Orca’s death in Europe’s biggest marine park raises questions over animal welfare

An orca during a show at Marineland marine zoo, Antibes (Alpes-Maritimes), March 17, 2016. VALÉRY HACHE / AFP Inouk, a 25-year-old orca, died where he was born: in a concrete tank. He was the second orca to die in less than six months in the tanks at Marineland, in Antibes, near Calais. The orca shows, […]

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