Category: Animal Rights

(VIDEO) WORLD NEWS: Pope on Circuses, Animal Rights in Pakistan, and More!

WOLF CLIFTON—Although laws regulating human treatment of animals are common worldwide, only a few recognize animals as having legal rights of their own. If the Sindh Welfare and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act is passed, the Pakistani province will join Switzerland, Germany, Spain, India, New Zealand, Argentina, and Colombia, becoming one of a small but growing number of jurisdictions to acknowledge that animals are sentient persons rather than mere objects to be used.

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WILDLIFE SOS RESCUES A LEOPARD FROM A 30 FT WELL

SOS WILDLIFE—A slight misstep and the feline was sent tumbling into the deep well, where she spends the remainder of the night, clawing at the rocky walls and struggling to keep out of the water. She finds a small, dry outcrop on one edge of the well and perches precariously on it, desperately trying to scale the steep wall that separates her from freedom.

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This Precious Rescue of a Tiny Bee Proves Why Every Little Life Matters

KATE GOOD—In protecting this little bee, this person not only did something incredibly kind for another living creature but also did something great for the whole of humanity. Bees are vital pollinators who are responsible for making the majority of the food we eat every day possible. Sadly, the bee population is in rapid decline largely because of neonicotinoid pesticides. These pesticides are commonly used in the agriculture industry to ensure “high yields.”

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IN MEMORY OF MOHAN

This last month, luck dealt Mohan its final blow. As the abuse he faced his entire life caught up with him, a hairline fracture in his limb escalated into something more serious, his bones and his entire body too weak to combat the injuries.

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‘The pig that wanted to be eaten:’ A discussion on the representation of animals in consumer culture

SHANE SAYERS—Throughout history animals have been attributed magical qualities and depicted as spiritual messengers, yet within the context of modern Western society our relationship with animals is defined primarily by our dependency on them for meat (Berger 12). Meat has long been considered the most highly prized food in Western culture, serving as the centre of every meal. Meat was once seen as a sign of privilege; however, it has come to be regarded as somewhat of a right for Westerners. The status of meat however is accompanied by ambivalence; ‘animal derived foods have a potential for provoking unease that is not found in vegetable foods’

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