Ethics

More Than 50% of Canadians Oppose Captive Cetaceans, Study Finds

Canadians are more than twice as likely to say that cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) should be banned from captivity, than to say the practice should continue, according to a new study by the forum, Angus Reid. In Ontario, where Marineland is located, a...

Vegan Actor Alicia Silverstone Pushes for Ban on Animal Tested Cosmetics in California

The Physcians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) just launched a new video featuring vegan celebrities to encourage California residents to vote in support of a bill to end animal-based cosmetic testing. Alicia Silverstone, Moby, Harley Quinn Smith, and PCRM...

University of Tennessee Ceases Emergency Medical Training on Live Pigs

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine has ended all emergency medical training on live animals. Previously, students would perform surgery on live animals, especially pigs, to train for emergency medical situations. Following this procedure, the animals...

Vegan Civil Rights Activist Shaun King Speaks Out Against Medical Dog Testing

Vegan civil rights activist, Shaun King, recently spoke out on his Twitter account against medical animal testing. The activist shared a video alongside his post that depicted lab dogs, particularly beagles, being used for experimentation. "I had no idea this...

90 Celebrities Including Cameron Diaz, Simon Cowell and Pierce Brosnan Fight to End Dog and Cat Meat Trade in Indonesia

A number of celebrities, including Pierce Brosnan, Cameron Diaz, and Simon Cowell, have signed a petition that pushes for the end of the dog and cat meat trade in Indonesia. The letter, that addresses President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, was signed by more than 90...

Medical Animal Testing Rates to Drop With New Testing Method

The findings of a new study by analytics group, Elsevier and Bayer, could potentially cut the rates of animal testing significantly. The study, published in the Journal of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, evaluated over 1.6 million adverse events that had been...

Dogs Trained to Hunt Poachers in an Effort to Save Rhinos From Extinction

Rancher Joe Braman has partnered with the South African conservation alliance to end rhino poaching and protect animals on the brink of extinction, the Victoria Advocate reported. Braman believes the solution lies in man's best friend. With the help of retired K-9...

New Vegan Documentary Highlights Human Trafficking in the Egg Industry

A new documentary by Frontline dives into the hidden world of human trafficking in the egg industry. Titled "Trafficked in America," the 60-minute documentary, produced with the aid of the Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley, explores the individual...

Kenya to Enforce Capital Punishment for Wildlife Poaching

Wildlife poachers in Kenya may soon face capital punishment, The Independent reported. The death penalty could soon be given to those who break the law in an effort to preserve endangered species. The country’s tourism and wildlife minister, Najib Balala, stated that...

Delaware Passes Bill to End Automatic Euthanization of Retired Lab Animals

Delaware has passed a bill to end the automatic euthanization of cats and dogs used for research in the state. Senate Bill 101, will require that all healthy cats and dogs are put up for adoption after they are retired from research laboratories. Delaware will be the...

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...