What happens to pigs at an Aurora corporate factory farm in Brazil will shock and disgust you. A shocking new investigation exposes the horror of piglets squealing in agong while workers grind down their teeth, slice off their tails, and cut holes in their ears. All of this is done without any pain relief. Mother pigs are treated as mere meat producing machines. Crammed inside tiny metal gestation crates barely larger than their own bodies.
Workers kicked, hit, and beat piglets with gas cans. They chopped off their tails and ripped out their testicles while these baby animals squealed in agony. No pain relief was ever provided. Their mothers had it just as bad. Unable to turn around or even lie down comfortably,mother pigs spend nearly their entire lives crammed inside tiny, gestation crates.
A museum is killing chicks just a few days after they hatch so a new batch of eggs can be put in the incubator. This museum claims this cruel practice teaches the public about life cycles. Sign this petition and demand the museum put a stop to the senseless killing of baby chicks.
Two beloved family dogs adored agonizing deaths after being poisoned with ibuprofen and antifreeze they are the latest victims in a string of killings despite the deaths of 18 innocent dogs. The police still have not found the killer.
Billy the elephant has lived at the Los Angeles Zoo for nearly 30 years. For most of this time he has endured living all by himself in an extremely tiny enclosure. As a result he has displayed significant signs of stress. After public protests and a lawsuit filed on Billy’s behalf a few years ago, the Los Angeles Zoo promised to close down the old elephant exhibit and built a bigger, better enclosure for Billy. After visiting the new exhibit, however, I was shocked to find that poor Billy is still being kept in a tiny area separate from the other elephants and he still is displaying the same repetitive stress, such as swaying and rocking side to side and head bobbing due to frustration, boredom, and possibly depression. His predecessors at the Los Angeles Zoo, who died prematurely due to the conditions elephants often acquire while living in enclosed and cramp quarters.
Each year as Christmas approaches, shopping malls around the country begin to advertise live reindeer parades and shows. While attending these events may be innocent holiday fun for shoppers, the reindeer that are forced to perform, have a very different experience. Reindeer typically found in huge herds in icy arctic temperatures are often isolated and confined to tiny holding areas under unnatural, glaring light, surrounded by people and noise for days on end. Most don’t get to enjoy anything close to natural habitat.
A 17 year-old lion named Juboraj has spent much of his life in a cage with no companions as the Comilla Zoo’s star attraction. However, now that his health is in declined due to his advanced age, zoo officials have decided to move the lion out of public view and appear to be allowing him to languish and starve to death. The poor animals deserves for better treatment and we must demand that he be relocated at once. Concern zoo-goers first noticed the lion’s deteriorating condition in recent weeks, with photographs emerging showing his peotruding spine and hip bones.
The nature Park in Sault Ste. Marie,Ontario opened in the 80s as a rescue facility for abandoned or injured domestic animals but as the years went by the park seem to have lost its mission because now the animals of Spruce Haven themselves are the ones that need rescuing.
Victory for animals! With one of the biggest circus industries in the world, Italy voted to phase out ALL ANIMALS used in circuses and traveling shows after a recent vote in the Assembly of the Parliament! The exciting news comes on the heels of India recently banning the use of wild animals in circuses, making Italy the 41st country to pass a national law prohibiting animals in circuses.
According to Animal Defenders International (ADI), a leading non-profit animal welfare organization, the rules on how Italy will implement phasing out all animals used in circuses will be set out within one year by a Ministerial decree. This is a huge breakthrough in the fight against circuses that uses animals, considering there are 100 circuses in Italy and an average of 2,000 animals forced to perform silly tricks.
“Travelling from place to place, week after week, using temporary collapsible cages and pens, circuses simply cannot provide for the needs of the animals. Through ADI’s undercover investigations we have shown the violence and abuse that is used to force these animals to obey and perform tricks,” ADI President Jan Creamer said in a press release. ADI has long been a supporter of the end of animals used in entertainment, having released undercover investigations inside animal circuses and championing countries to implement a ban.
Several other countries including Romania, Iran, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, as well as a number of U.S. cities like Los Angeles, New York City, and Portland, Maine have already instated similar legislation that bans the use of wild animals in circuses, showing us that the world as a whole has been making giant strides toward a more humane future.
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Dalida Kozlic L.L.B, lawyer and activist writes:
Mass demonstrations against massacres of stray dogs in Bosnia will be held in front of the Parliamentary Assembly in Sarajevo on November 11th.
Animal rights activists, volunteers and citizens have organised this demonstration in order to show the authorities that stray dogs are not alone and that there are people who fight for their rights.
Official demands are:
The Protection and Welfare of Animals of Bosnia Herzegovina laws were ratified eight years ago. Since then the authorities of Bosnia Herzegovina have allowed many politically eligible people and companies to own public shelters for stray animals that haven’t been built, registered nor established in accordance with the laws on establishing and conditions that shelters for stray animals must fulfil in Bosnia Herzegovina.
Dogs in those illegal public shelters are not identified or registered and they are killed illegally in notorious ways. Corpses of…
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Bong Su the elephant has tragically been euthanized because of his crippling arthritis, likely caused by years of endless pacing in his cramped zoo environment. This is yet another sign that zoos are no place for these intelligent and sensitive creatures. Sign this petition to call for the end of the inhumane exploitation of elephants in captivity and justice for Bong Su.