Author Archives: Animal Ethics Project

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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Earthquakes Disrupt Sperm Whales’ Ability to Find Food

The University of Otago-led research is the first to examine the impact of a large earthquake on a population of marine mammals and offers new insight into how top predators such as sperm whales react and adapt to a large-scale … Continue reading

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Climate Crisis: One-Third of All Plant and Animal Species Could be Extinct in 50 Years, Study Suggests

In just 50 years’ time, a third of all plant and animal species on our planet could be wiped out due to man-made climate change, US scientists have warned. The damning new study of humanity’s impact on ecosystems around the world … Continue reading

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Disappearing Snakes and the Biodiversity Crisis

The loss of any species is devastating. However, the decline or extinction of one species can trigger an avalanche within an ecosystem, wiping out many species in the process. When biodiversity losses cause cascading effects within a region, they can … Continue reading

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Family’s Horse Found Butchered in Florida in ‘Horrific Crime’

A family in Florida found their horse slaughtered in what authorities called a “horrific crime.” Officers were called at around 8 a.m. Friday morning to a pasture in the Naples area after the horse’s remains were found. “Someone entered the … Continue reading

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Progress! New Popeyes Commitment Will Reduce Suffering for Chickens

Good news! This week Popeyes Louisiana Chicken—the third-largest chicken chain in the United States—has become the latest brand to adopt the Better Chicken Commitment, a set of standards that will meaningfully improve chicken welfare in the company’s supply chain. By … Continue reading

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