On September 2nd, hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, after the government began relocating stray dogs to a waste disposal site/landfill. The activists say that the dogs will starve to death there and that up to 30,000 dogs could be affected if this policy continues. It is already illegal to kill or relocate street dogs in Dhaka. Ideally, stray dogs should all be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and placed in permanent, loving homes. When that is n
Did you hear that the government of Botswana, a country in southern Africa, recently handed out licenses allowing cruel hunters to kill 70 wild elephants? The excuse for the slaughter of these majestic animals is human/wildlife conflict - hungry elephants trampling on farmers' fields. They're calling it "overpopulation," even though the conflicts are in just a few areas.
There are only 130,000 elephants in Botswana, and that's 1/3 of the entire population of elephants in A
The lobster tank Ugh. I hate going in the mainstream grocery store I went to today, but there was one item that I needed for a family member, and it was 3 times more expensive online, so…I went. I hadn’t been to that store for years because they have a live lobster tank. You know the kind. Small. Cramped. Murky water. Lobsters piled on top of each other, with their claws rubber-banded together. It makes me sick. I’ve complained in the store. They looked at me as if I were fro
An animal rescuer shared this story about her work in Puerto Rico: “This female pit bull had been left behind to die by an uncaring owner. Worse, the property managers at this beach resort were actively prohibiting visitors from feeding her. They were waiting for her to die. I cried for hours after seeing her; I felt so helpless. I will forever dedicate my volunteer work to this beautiful soul.” “Puerto Rico had a 99% kill rate at its shelters. I saw dogs of all sizes and bre