Cruelty to Animals

Animals Asia - From Farm to Freedom, Peace by Piece

Andrew Telling | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK
Andrew Telling

From May 5th, Animals Asia will convert a bear bile farm in Nanning, China, into a sanctuary following a request by the farm to rescue and care for its 130 bears. Mr Yan Shaohong, General Manager of the bear farm, has described the decision as one fuelled by the desire for the company to get out of the increasingly unpopular and ultimately unprofitable industry.

Global Animal Campaign Wins Chinese Breakthrough

Michelle Thew | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Michelle Thew

The benefits for animals are very significant - anyone who is aware of the infamous Draize Eye test that forces shampoo into rabbits' eyes over several days will appreciate that change was overdue, especially as the non-animal alternative tests often have a better predictive value for actual human reactions.

Three Zoo Workers Arrested After Elephant 'Beating'

PA | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

Three zoo workers have been arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal after an elephant was allegedly beaten. Leicestersh...

Fewer Animals in Laboratories Is Good for All of Us

Alistair Currie | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK
Alistair Currie

Trying to apply the results of animal tests to humans is a shot in the dark. US Food and Drug Administration figures show that 92% of drugs which pass animal trials are later found to be unsafe or ineffective in human trials.

Cruelty to Animals Should Concern Us All

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

In this age of school stabbings and increased violence, we mustn't tolerate cruelty of any kind. Mowgli's suffering can't be erased, but we can prevent more individuals from becoming victims by treating cruelty to animals with the gravitas it deserves and by making training in compassion an integral part of every child's education.