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UK Government to Recognize Animals as Sentient Beings

Posted by on July 13, 2021 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
UK Government to Recognize Animals as Sentient Beings

The British Government has introduced a bill to formally recognize vertebrate animals as sentient beings. This will be a key part of the country’s broader plan to improve the state of animal welfare in the UK. #sentientbeings

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‘Saving Life on Earth’ for Just $100 Billion: New Roadmap Shows How US Can Address Global Extinction Crisis

Posted by on January 14, 2020 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
‘Saving Life on Earth’ for Just $100 Billion: New Roadmap Shows How US Can Address Global Extinction Crisis

the United Nations unveiled Monday a draft proposal to address threats to biodiversity, a new report outlined a strategy for U.S.-focused “visionary action to save life on Earth.” #savetheanimals

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Swiss Voters to Decide on Whether to Allow Factory Farming to Continue in ‘Milestone’ Moment

Posted by on September 19, 2019 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Swiss Voters to Decide on Whether to Allow Factory Farming to Continue in ‘Milestone’ Moment

Voters in Switzerland will soon have their say on whether or not the country continues to allow factory farming thanks to an initiative by animal rights campaigners that delivered that country’s Parliament on Monday over 100,000 signatures to force a referendum on the matter. #factoryfarmingsucks

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Canada Just Officially Banned Dolphin and Whale Captivity

Posted by on June 27, 2019 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Canada Just Officially Banned Dolphin and Whale Captivity

In a big win for animal rights advocates, Canada will no longer allow whales, dolphins, and porpoises to be bred and held in captivity for the purpose of entertainment. #FreeWilly #EmptyTheTanks

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Elephant Poaching Declines In Africa, but 15,000 Still Illegally Killed Each Year

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Elephant Poaching Declines In Africa, but 15,000 Still Illegally Killed Each Year

Even though there has been notable progress, at current poaching rates elephants are still in danger of becoming virtually extinct on the continent.

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Bill to Ban Circus Animal Suffering Set for Introduction in US Congress

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Environment, Wildlife with 1 Comment
Bill to Ban Circus Animal Suffering Set for Introduction in US Congress

Animal welfare advocates are praising on soon-to-be-introduced legislation in the United States that would ban the use of wild animals in traveling circuses.

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SeaWorld Finally Ends its Orca Breeding Program

Posted by on March 18, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 6 Comments
SeaWorld Finally Ends its Orca Breeding Program

In a decision that animal rights advocates hailed as a “game changer,” SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby declared on Thursday that the amusement park will “end all orca breeding programs” in response to intense criticism from protesters.

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India Declares Dolphins To Be “Non-Human Persons”, Dolphin Shows Banned

India Declares Dolphins To Be “Non-Human Persons”, Dolphin Shows Banned

India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests has declared dolphins non-human persons. Dolphins demonstrate high intelligence, culture, even communication with each other using individual names. They are not to be used for entertainment of humans, killed or otherwise treated as anything other than intelligent non-human equals. Great news!

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Chimpanzee Debate: Should Animals Have Human Rights?

Posted by on April 23, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 2 Comments
Chimpanzee Debate: Should Animals Have Human Rights?

Chimpanzees were given human rights for the first time in US history by Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe who ruled that two captive chimps, Hercules and Leo, were covered under habeas corpus. However, the New York judge has since issued a revised version of the court order with the writ of habeas corpus removed. Jo Ankier and John Fenoglio of Lip News discuss the story.

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All Forms of Life Are Sacred – Chris Hedges

Posted by on January 5, 2015 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
All Forms of Life Are Sacred – Chris Hedges

The battle for the rights of animals is not only about animals. It is about us. Once we desanctify animals we desanctify all life.

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Hug of the Century… With a Lion (1-Min Video)

Hug of the Century… With a Lion (1-Min Video)

Amazing hug between a lion and the caretaker who nursed him back to health.

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Brilliant: Vending Machine Feeds Stray Dogs in Exchange for Recycled Bottles

Brilliant: Vending Machine Feeds Stray Dogs in Exchange for Recycled Bottles

Turkish company Pugedon recently introduced a vending machine in Istanbul that releases food and water for the city’s stray dogs in exchange for recycled plastic bottles.

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