Jun 172017
 
The U.S. Is a Step Closer to Banning Animal Testing for Cosmetics

While animal advocates continue to work towards a world where animals aren’t used as test subjects in labs for any reason, there’s now renewed hope that the U.S. could soon end the senseless suffering caused by testing for cosmetics. This week, members of Congress reintroduced the Humane Cosmetics Act, which will make it illegal to […]

Jun 152017
 
5 Ways to Celebrate Orca Awareness Month

June is Orca Awareness Month, and orca fans and advocates are using it as an opportunity to raise awareness about the ways we can protect this amazing species — specifically an endangered population living in the Pacific Northwest. These orcas, otherwise known as the southern resident killer whales, live in three distinct pods (J, K […]

Jun 132017
 
2 Rescued Circus Lions Killed by Poachers at a Sanctuary

Animal advocates are mourning the tragic loss of two ex-circus lions who were senselessly killed by poachers at a sanctuary in South Africa where they were supposed to live out their days in peace. The two lions, José and Liso, were among 33 former circus lions who were rescued during part of a larger effort […]

Jun 112017
 
Huge Success! New York Blood Center Donates $6 Million to Abandoned Chimps

Two years ago, when Care2 member Donny Moss heard that 66 chimps had been abandoned with no food or water on islands off the coast of Liberia, he was horrified. The New York Blood Center (NYBC) had been doing experiments testing a Hepatitis B vaccine on chimpanzees for over 30 years, but after the research […]

Jun 062017
 
84 Pilot Whales Senselessly Slaughtered in the Faroe Islands

Conservationists are mourning the loss of 84 pilot whales who were killed in the first hunt to take place in the Faroe Islands this year, but they’re also working tirelessly to see hunts in this region come to an end. During the hunts that take place in the Faroe Islands every year – otherwise known […]

Jun 022017
 
Victory! TripAdvisor stops selling tickets to cruel Sea Turtle farm

Animal advocates are celebrating a victory amidst ongoing efforts to end sea turtle cruelty: TripAdvisor has stopped selling tickets to the controversial Cayman Turtle Centre, a tourist attraction where endangered green sea turtles are farmed for meat. Located in the Cayman Islands, the Cayman Turtle Centre has drawn significant criticism over the years for mistreating […]

May 292017
 
POLL: Should all circuses with wild animals be closed down?

As Ringling Bros. finally closes its doors forever this week, a recent undercover investigation offers a heartbreaking reminder that many animals are still being abused and exploited by circuses across the U.S. The investigator witnessed violent treatment toward tigers — including one instance of a trainer whipping a tiger 31 times in less than two […]

Mar 152017
 
Austria flouts EU law to cull otters

Lower Austria is planning to trap and shoot 40 otters in the very near future. This is in spite of the fact that otters are protected by the European Union Fauna and Flora Habitats Directive. This is in response to appeals from fishermen stating that there are too many otters. The numbers quoted for that […]

Jul 112016
 
POLL: Should the slaughter of pilot whales in the Faroes be stopped?

Last week a pod of 30-50 pilot whales was slaughtered in the first grindadráp (grind) of the year, on the island of Viðoy in the Danish Faroe Islands archipelago. The ordeal began this morning when locals spotted a pod of between 100-150 pilot whales passing by Svínoy. Several boats then drove the pod of whales […]

Jul 132015
 
POLL: Should the export of baby elephants to China be stopped?

Zimbabwe has shipped 24 elephant calves to China, in a move that has angered animal rights groups who described the export as “extremely cruel”. “Some 24 elephants are en route to China as we speak after they were taken from their families in Hwange national park,” Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the animal rights group Conservation […]

Feb 042015
 
Poll: Should the Nicaraguan interoceanic canal go ahead?

A Chinese company has launched work on a $50bn canal across Nicaragua, an ambitious rival to the Panama canal that sceptics dismiss as a pipe dream and environmentalists say will wreck the country’s ecosystem. The Chinese telecoms magnate behind the canal, Wang Jing, inaugurated the project at a ceremony in the southern town of Rivas […]

Jan 192015
 
Poll: Should animals be trophy hunted to support conservation?

Is an American hunter who’s planning to shoot an endangered black rhino in Africa and who wants to bring its head home as a trophy helping to save the species? It’s a question the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is grappling with as it decides whether to grant a license to reality TV show co-host […]

Jan 032014
 
Petition: Help Us Protect the Arctic from a Dangerous Chemical That Killed Over 2,000 Birds

This past spring, more than 2,000 birds died due to a chemical spill off the southwest coast of England in one of the country’s worst marine pollution accidents. The birds were killed by the dangerous chemical polyisobutene (PIB). This chemical is used as a lubricant to improve ship engine performance and may end up in […]