Ethics

Vegan or Not, This Entomologist Explains Why You Shouldn’t Kill Spiders

Matt Bertone, an Extension Associate in Entomology at North Carolina State University, who works in the scientific study of insects, recently addressed the question: "Should I kill spiders in my home?" According to the expert, we should be leaving them alone. The...

City Court in South Korea Rules Dog Meat Slaughter Illegal

The city court of Bucheon, South Korea, recently found a local dog meat farmer guilty of unlawful animal slaughter, ruling that meat consumption was not a legal justification to kill dogs. In a country where dog meat is seen as a delicacy, and even celebrated, this...

Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Cleared by Canadian Senate

After receiving a final endorsement from the Senate, Canada's Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (Bill S-214) is now set to move on to the next phase of its journey in the House of Commons. If passed, the act will ban the testing of domestic animals for cosmetic purposes, as...

Vegan ‘Dairy is Scary’ Billboards Featuring YouTuber Erin Janus Encourages L.A. to Give Up Milk Products

Sixty billboards in Los Angeles are encouraging the city's more than four million residents to give up dairy products as part of an anti-Dairy-Month campaign from California-based nonprofit, In Defense of Animals. The billboards are sprawled across the region -- from...

Montreal to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages By 2020 Amid Growing Concerns for Animal Welfare

Montreal will adopt a new bylaw that bans horse-drawn carriages within the city limits, The Globe and Mail reports. The last day that carriages will be permitted is December 31, 2019. "Montreal is saying it’s time to move past the calèche industry," said city...

ASOS Updates Animal Welfare Policy to Include Silk, Mohair, Cashmere, and More

Major UK online fashion and beauty retailer ASOS has updated its animal welfare policy to include a number of animal-based materials, just-style reports. Per the new policy, ASOS will no longer sell anything that includes the use of feathers or down, animal bones or...

Federal Bill Looks to Improve Animal Welfare by Banning Big Cat Possession

A federal bill has been reintroduced to the United States Senate in an effort to better animal welfare nationwide by banning the possession of big cats, including tigers and lions. The bill, Big Cat Public Safety Act HR1818, first entered the House in March last year...

World Cup Bans Nigeria’s Live ‘Good Luck’ Chickens From Football Stadium

Carrying live chickens to the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches is now banned. A Russian politician in Kaliningrad, where Nigerian and Croatian teams are scheduled to play, put an end to the iconic but heavily criticized Nigerian practice. The gesture is a cultural symbol...

8th Grader Builds Website to Help Shelter Dogs Find Permanent Homes

Aiden, an eighth-grader from Texas, went above and beyond for his latest class project. As part of his “passion project” coursework, he chose to build a website to match people with shelter dogs. Dog Do or Dog Don’t is a simple site dedicated to helping people find...

Animals Use Language and Have Conversations Just Like Humans

Do animals talk? One new study says yes, they do. Two-way conversations are common amongst many species of animals, according to new research published in the journal, Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Prior to the study, communication between animals was not well...

Mexico City Officially Bans Dolphinariums

In a victory for captive dolphins, Mexico City announced an official ban on dolphinariums last week, putting an end to captive dolphins within the city limits. According to La Verdad, the reform not only bans captive dolphins, it also includes sea lions. All captive...

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