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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Nine reasons to fight for a global wildlife trade ban

A safer world for animals and people Whether as pets, entertainment, medicine or food – wild animals around the world endure a lifetime of suffering in the multi-billion dollar wildlife trade.   With COVID-19 thought to have started in a wet market selling wild animals, the pandemic is forcing us to…

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Factory farming is a super threat to our health

Factory farming and pandemic risk COVID-19 is believed to have originated at horrific wildlife and live animal markets, and has gone on to devastate lives, economies and health systems around the world.  It’s not the first virus capable of causing a pandemic and it won’t be the last. Prior to…

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Former trainer shares heartbreaking story of Makaiko the dolphin

By Lorena Kya Lopez, a former marine mammal trainer Early years in Japan Makaiko (meaning ‘inner strength’), a bottlenose dolphin, was born in 1996 in the waters of Taiji, Japan. He lived with his large family: around 80 members belonged to his pod. They socialised with other pods and spent their days playing and roaming…

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