5 Ways Animals are Exploited for Labor

5 Ways Animals are Exploited for Labor

What is Animal Labor? Let’s start with speciesism. Speciesism, as defined by PETA, “is the belief that some animals’ lives and experiences are inferior to those of humans or other animals simply because they are members of a different species, and it underpins all the most widespread forms of animal abuse.” Unpacking this a step […]

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Activists Outraged After Canadian Companies Purchase Over 1000 Monkeys for Animal Testing

Activists Outraged After Canadian Companies Purchase Over 1000 Monkeys for Animal Testing

Animal rights activists in Canada are angry after it was revealed that Canadian companies purchased 1,000 monkeys for animal testing from Cambodia, according to the National Post. Activists argue the country should not be supporting inhumane breeders. In 2020, the government approved the import of 1,056 macaques from Cambodia for “scientific and research” use in […]

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Bears beg tourists for food at Thai zoo declared ‘hell on Earth for animals’ where tigers and other animals have been left emaciated during Covid lockdown

Bears beg tourists for food at Thai zoo declared ‘hell on Earth for animals’ where tigers and other animals have been left emaciated during Covid lockdown

A notorious Thai zoo has sparked concern for the health of its animals after it reopened to visitors following the Covid lockdown. People found bears begging for food in tiny enclosures, emaciated tigers and cattle, crocodiles swimming in filthy water and orangutans desperately reaching out to tourists behind bars. A vet dispatched by the government […]

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In Malaysian Borneo’s rainforests, powerful state governments set their own rules

In Malaysian Borneo’s rainforests, powerful state governments set their own rules

Famed for its caves and karst ecosystems, Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysian Borneo’s Sarawak state is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to more than 81 mammal species, 270 varieties of bird and more than 130 reptiles and amphibians. In 2018, a wave of protest erupted when the public learned that the Sarawak government […]

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Petition: Ban Monkey Ownership in the UK

Petition: Ban Monkey Ownership in the UK

Monkeys are highly intelligent, emotionally developed, and social creatures. While having a pet with these traits may seem fun, keeping primates as pets causes them severe emotional and psychological distress. Due to primates’ need for social interaction with their own species as well as a large amount of space to move around in, domestic settings […]

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Petition: New Footage of Monkey Labor in Thai Coconut Farms

Petition: New Footage of Monkey Labor in Thai Coconut Farms

New footage uncovered by PETA found that monkeys are still being used for labor in coconut farms in Thailand. The government has repeated that monkeys aren’t being used, despite evidence to the contrary. A new video shows industry employees sharing how farms hide monkeys during audits or buy monkeys illegally. Half of the coconut farms […]

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Revealed: all 27 monkeys held at Nasa research center killed on single day in 2019

Revealed: all 27 monkeys held at Nasa research center killed on single day in 2019

Every monkey held by Nasa was put to death on a single day last year, documents obtained by the Guardian show, in a move that has enraged animal welfare campaigners. A total of 27 primates were euthanized by administrated drugs on 2 February last year at Nasa’s Ames research center in California’s Silicon Valley, it […]

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Pet shops selling thousands of dangerous or endangered crocodiles, monkeys and venomous snakes

Pet shops selling thousands of dangerous or endangered crocodiles, monkeys and venomous snakes

Britain’s pet shops are legally selling tens of thousands of wild animals including crocodiles, monkeys and venomous snakes and lizards as “exotic” pets, researchers have found. Most species involved are endangered species, potentially dangerous to humans or highly susceptible to serious welfare problems in captivity, an animal welfare charity said. All were “unsuitable as pets”. […]

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