Category: Animal Rights-The Issues

National Park Service plan to kill bison in Grand Canyon unneeded, unwarranted

The National Park Service (NPS), with a shameful record of allowing the killing of bison who migrate outside of Yellowstone National Park and onto adjacent federal lands, is now planning on opening up a second front against these great and lumbering beasts, the biggest mammals in North America. This time, the NPS is impassively pursuing

Source: National Park Service plan to kill bison in Grand Canyon unneeded, unwarranted

Elephants Are Known for Their Intelligence – But They’re Not Doing These Tricks Because of That… | One Green Planet

Chances are very high that this imagery was obtained because elephants were under duress, in a state of great depression, or shown purely for the amusement of tourists to earn the trainer money. Th…

Source: Elephants Are Known for Their Intelligence – But They’re Not Doing These Tricks Because of That… | One Green Planet

British Columbia’s Hunting Ban on Grizzly Bears and Other Gains for Animals – Wayne Pacelle HSUS

This week, British Columbia’s newly formed government, responding to the will of an overwhelming majority of the province’s citizens and following through on its own campaign promise, announced a ban on all trophy hunting of grizzly bears there, starting in November. Under the prior Liberal government, B.C. had become the world’s grizzly-bear-hunting hub, with trophy . . .

Source: British Columbia’s hunting ban on grizzlies the latest in rapid-fire series of gains for animals · A Humane Nation

New Zealand Law Now Recognizes Animals As ‘Sentient’ Beings from Straight from the Horse’s Heart Blog

Source: Hearts of Pets “The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill states that animals can experience including pain and distress…” New Zealand has recently changed its law regarding anima…

Source: New Zealand Law Now Recognizes Animals As ‘Sentient’ Beings | Straight from the Horse’s Heart