Dog and Cat Meat Trade Linked to Increased Risk of Rabies and Coronavirus, New Report Shows
Each year in Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia, an estimated 10 million cats and dogs are killed for their meat -- a practice that has serious implications for both animal welfare and human health, according to a shocking new report. Animal welfare group Four Paws' report highlights the significant threat of the dog and cat meat trade on the health of consumers, including an increased risk of spreading rabies and other zoonotic viruses, such as coronavirus, because the slaughtered animals are…
Pets at the centre of the coronavirus crisis in Wuhan separated from their families are helped by Animals Asia support
In the city of Wuhan there are an estimated six to eight hundred thousand cats and dogs living as companion animals many of whom have been separated from their families who were unable to return to Wuhan before transport links returning to the city were severed.
Sheep Farmer Accused of Koala Massacre in Portland, Victoria | News | PETA Australia
Koalas have been found dead and more injured after a sheep farmer in Victoria bulldozed a blue gum plantation to turn the land into pasture.
Washington D.C. Proposes Ban on Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horns
In an important development for wildlife conservation and animal rights, Washington D.C. has introduced a bill banning the import and sale of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn products in the capital. “Most people expect that ivory and rhino horn sales have already been done away with,” Max Broad, founder of DC Voters For Animals, commented. “This law puts that expectation into place, clamping down the goods that are driving the demise of [these] precious species.” The move is particularly…
Pro-Trophy Hunting Lawyer Appointed Key Role at US Fish and Wildlife Service
In an unconscionable move, Anna Seidman -- a former lawyer for the trophy hunting group Safari Club International (SCI) -- has been appointed assistant director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) International Affairs program. Seidman has sued the FWS a number of times during her 20-year tenure as litigator for SCI, an organization which successfully lobbied to revoke the ban on importing elephant body parts as hunting “trophies” from Africa. In her new role, Seidman, who replaced…
California Veterans Will Be Able To Adopt Shelter Pets For Free In 2020
"Our brave heroes deserve the same happiness, and I’m glad we can reduce the barriers for bringing together veterans seeking companion animals and pets in need of a home."
How does an epidemic spread and what does the wildlife trade have to do with it?
It's worth billions of dollars to organised crime – after gun-running, drugs and human trafficking. But why is the illegal wildlife trade at the centre of the coronavirus epidemic?
China Proposes to Upgrade Dogs from ‘Livestock’ to ‘Pets’
In a tremendous stride toward protecting animals and human health, China's Ministry of Agriculture has officially proposed guidelines to reclassify dogs
Coronavirus Pandemic Pushes Vietnam To Ban The Trade & Consumption Of Wildlife - World Animal News
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to “quickly” draft a directive to ban the trade and consumption of wildlife and submit it to the government of Vietnam no later than April 1st. The move comes after 14 conservation and animal welfare organizations urged the country to ban […]