Author Archives: Animal Ethics Project

China Has Made Eating Wild Animals Illegal After the Coronavirus Outbreak. But Ending the Trade Won’t Be Easy

Hong Kong (CNN) A strict ban on the consumption and farming of wild animals is being rolled out across China in the wake of the deadly coronavirus epidemic, which is believed to have started at a wildlife market in Wuhan. Although … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Will Officially Be Home to North America’s First Whale Sanctuary

The whales will move into their new home before the end of 2021. The enthusiasm couldn’t have been stronger as whale expert Charles Vinnick announced Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia will be the official home base to the first whale sanctuary in North … Continue reading

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Stella Mccartney Goes Wild to Drive Home Animal-Free Message

The singer Janelle Monáe and actor Shailene Woodley were in the front row, but two rabbits, a fox, a horse, two cows and a crocodile stole the show. People in lifesize animal costumes, of the kind more usually seen at theme park parades than … Continue reading

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Saint John’s ‘Beloved’ Snow Leopard Dies Unexpectedly At Zoo

More than 100 comments have been left on a Facebook post announcing the sudden death of the “city’s beloved” snow leopard, Lexie. “My condolences…Lexie was my favourite ever since she stalked my wife and I on one of first dates. It was … Continue reading

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Veganism

What does “vegan” mean? A vegan is someone who avoids consuming anything which comes from a non-human animal or an insect. This includes chickens, eggs, fish, milk, lobster, and honey. Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) promotes veganism for ethical reasons and … Continue reading

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Kenya Bans Commercial Slaughter of Donkeys

The East African nation legalised trade in donkey meat and hide in 2012 to meet growing demand in China. Minister Peter Munya said the decision had been a mistake as it had caused the donkey population to fall. Many people … Continue reading

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The World Wants to Eat More Octopus. Is Farming Them Ethical?

SISAL, YUCATÁN, MEXICO—In a damp, darkened shoreside laboratory near the Yucatán hamlet of Sisal, Carlos Rosas Vázquez lifts one of the scores of small conch shells littering a black plastic tank. He coaxes its wary occupant out onto his hand. … Continue reading

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