Commercial fishing methods are not designed for a quick or painless death.
“Bees have a richer behavior and life than we would have previously thought.”
A new study found chickens are playful creatures who run, jump, wrestle and play with toys.
“But plants feel pain too,” is a frequent argument put to vegans but the bottom line is plants do not possess pain receptors like humans and animals.
At least 10 percent of households no longer have their pandemic pets. In the future, digital pets could be an alternative.
A new study shows bees not only experience pain but can make decisions about whether to endure pain for reward.
Nonhuman animals are constantly proving themselves to be capable of thought, empathy and intelligence in ways that challenge our assumptions.
Lab-grown meat companies promise to remove animal slaughter from the production process. But they have run into a few road bumps along the way.
Virtually every member of the animal kingdom benefits from a more mentally stimulating environment, especially zoo animals, cats, dogs, and even mice.
The automated emotion recognition tool can apparently be used to assess pig welfare on farms. But advocates say it is too little too late.
Cultivated meat is attracting a lot of new attention. But experts question whether the new technology will truly make our food systems more sustainable.
Women-led food tech startups are changing the fabric of the food tech industry, which they say has been dominated by “bro culture” for too long.
New systems are changing what we eat, how it is made, and who makes it. These changes could expand access to high-quality food while reducing environmental impacts.
Food tech startups reportedly received more than $39 billion in new funding in 2021. Food delivery companies and online grocers led the way.
This holiday season, thousands of captive reindeer will be put on display and used as props in Christmas parades around the world. Advocates say that needs to change.
Pigs are widely misunderstood as dirty, lazy, and unintelligent creatures. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Pigs are highly intelligent, social, and creative.
For centuries, ethicists and scholars have asked, what is the definition of sentient? And why does it extend to some animals but not all of them?
For years, animal advocates, scientists, and seafood enthusiasts have all been asking the same question: do lobsters feel pain? Finally, we have an answer.
There are a number of different definitions for sentient beings. Here’s how to navigate the complicated conversation around which animals are sentient and which are not.
Cicadas are far from America’s most beloved insect. But this year, thousands of people have joined in a one-of-a-kind research effort to better understand these gentle creatures.
So much of our lives are oriented towards other humans instead of animals. But learning these facts about animals may help you better understand the world we share.
Evidence suggests that fish feel pain and suffer. Although fish and other aquatic animals may not feel pain in the same way that we do, the psychological experience is likely very similar.
Chickens are widely considered to be unintelligent, but that crude classification may stem from our view of chickens as food animals.
Commercial and cultural forces constantly work to deny the quality of sentience to non-human animals. Even when science clearly shows most animals are sentient, this denial is mainstream.
Cows are playful, intelligent, aware, and highly social. It turns out we have a lot to learn about friendship from these beautiful creatures.
Jim Mellon’s new book, Moo’s Law, helps readers understand the quickly evolving investment landscape in cultivated and plant-based proteins.
Major gaps exist currently in what “animal welfare” means for aquatic animals. The Aquatic Life Institute is leading the effort to help define what this looks like.
Modern-day cat ownership raises ethical questions with no neat answers. As long as humans continue to keep cats as companions, we should make every effort to enrich their lives as much as they do ours.
Human sentience is widely understood and accepted, while the sentience of other species, including farmed animals, is increasingly recognized.
Studies suggest that dogs—and perhaps other companion animals—take on human emotions as their own. The connection implies that human self-care and companion animals’ health are closely intertwined.
Sharks are magnificent creatures. But due to the animal’s menacing depiction in movies and on the news, most humans overlook their complex nature.