Intensive livestock farming is harming people, animals and the planet

Five key multilateral Development Banks have invested more than US$4.5 billion of public money in industrial livestock corporations in the last decade, fuelling climate change and deforestation, and destroying the livelihoods of smallholder producers. The banks are: World Bank Group (including IFC) Asian Development Bank European Investment Bank European Bank…

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Business as usual is not an option for our food system

Despite this, our food system continues to put farmed animals under pressure around the world, often subjecting them to a life of cruelty and suffering.  An estimated 50 billion meat chickens are grown in factory farms every single year – one of the most prolific examples of animal suffering ever witnessed.…

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Katina – a real life orca story

Written by Katheryn Wise  In October 1978, a baby orca, now known as Katina, was captured off the coast of Iceland. She would have been a couple of years old. Orcas usually stay with their pod (their social grouping) for life and there can be many generations in one pod.…

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Three bears rescued in Vietnam, ending bear bile in Lang Son

Three captive Asiatic bears have been rescued from the horrific abuse of bear bile farming in Lang son province in North Vietnam. The exploitation of captive bears for their bile is one of the worst examples of animal cruelty in the world today.   World Animal Protection, Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV), and…

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How the documentary Blackfish negatively impacted the marine park SeaWorld

Blackfish revealed SeaWorld’s lies   Released in 2013, Blackfish focuses on Tilikum, an orca kept in captivity at the marine park SeaWorld in the USA. Built upon interviews of former marine mammal trainers, the documentary highlights various conservation and animal welfare issues surrounding the use of orcas in marine parks such as SeaWorld, as well as…

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Empathy, memory and dreams: 11 facts about chickens

There are more chickens on the planet than any other land animal. Let's learn a bit more about them. 1 – Chickens can recognise up to 100 faces Chickens don’t just recognise other chickens, either. These faces included those of humans! Chickens even remember positive or negative experiences with the faces they…

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