Like their terrestrial counterparts, industrialized fish farms may be with us for some time as demand for protein outpaces production and alternatives are developed. But there’s no reason to open the country’s federal ocean waters to unsustainable industrial fish farming — the risk to the environment and animal welfare is much too great.
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Should an animal be euthanized to make space for another animal who is suffering? In January, a South Korean animal rescue group brought this question to the forefront after its leader broke the group’s no-kill policy.
Many communities address their feral cat problem with dated solutions–only to be disappointed by the same results over and over again. It’s time they realized they don’t have to kill cats to control the feral population.
The commitment not to eat meat for one day each week can be portrayed as a culture war, meant to spark a bigger societal shift against meat consumption. In at least one sense, Meatless Monday’s critics are right.
Environmentally friendly consumers are trading out red meat, which is notoriously high in greenhouse gas emissions, for chicken and fish. They should think twice.
The cow is considered sacred in Hinduism, but India’s growing cow protection movement has less to do with animal welfare than with vigilante violence towards the lowest-caste members of society.
Eco-conscious grocery stores like Whole Foods claim their meat is “humane.” The certification is supposed to signify that the animal was slaughtered humanely, but there’s no such thing as humane slaughter.
The bill, AB 44, would ban the sale of all fur goods across the state, carrying momentum from city-wide bans in California’s two largest metropolitan areas.
The movement away from real fur is gaining momentum. As consumers opt for animal-free alternatives, the fashion industry will be forced to respond. Gucci and Versace already took the first step.
By committing to go vegan, the company will remove 300 million eggs from its product line every year. And they’re not the only ones making the switch. One of the largest meat producers in the world is on board.
With the suffering of millions of animals at stake, New York City has the opportunity to send a strong message across the world by banning fur sales.
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