Zoos Not the Place for Wild Animals: Tiger gets Coronavirus at New York Zoo

Tiger gets Coronavirus at New York Zoo

A tiger held in captivity at the Bronx Zoo, in New York, has fallen ill with the coronavirus. Chief veterinarian at the zoo, Dr Paul Calle, believes that she caught it from a zookeeper. Nadia, the four-year-old Malayan tiger, lives with four other tigers in the zoo’s Tiger Mountain enclosure. All but one of them […]

Washington lays down the law on wildlife trafficking

Washington lays down the law on wildlife trafficking 1

A 71-year-old man is one of the first to be charged under a new ivory-trade law in the US state of Washington after authorities seized 1,600 items, suspected of containing ivory. The man was caught following an undercover operation, in which a detective responded to an online advert on Craigslist – which detailed the sale […]

Global outrage over kangaroo locked in tiny cage

Global outrage over kangaroo locked in tiny cage 3

A petting zoo in the US has caused global public outrage after a video emerged of a kangaroo locked inside of a tiny cage. Amid concerns that it might be sedated, the animal walks back and forth inside the cage, occasionally pushing its nose through the wire. The cage is located in an outside pen […]

Iowa’s weak animal cruelty law is not enough

Iowa’s weak animal cruelty law is not enough 4

Animal cruelty laws in the US state of Iowa are some of the weakest, ranking 48th out of 50 states. This abysmal ranking is partly because there are no felony charges for animal cruelty and no legal definition of basic standards for animal care. Some lawmakers are pushing to change this, following horrific cases of […]

Tied up dog left to starve in airport garage for days

Tied up dog left to starve in airport garage for days 5

There is no such thing as an ’animal lover’ who ties up a dog in a Dallas airport garage and leaves it to starve for four days. This is what former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Frank Shamrock did, when he could not find someone to look after his mother’s dog. He tied Zelda, a […]

Teen poacher gets slap on the wrist for gruesomely killing bear family

Teen poacher gets slap on the wrist for gruesomely killing bear family 6

Video footage has emerged of poachers gunning down a hibernating mother bear and her cubs in Alaska. Cameras had been set up outside its den by the US Forest Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as part of a study. The footage shows that after the rampage, the men– a father and […]

Gruesome cat cannibalism report emerges

Gruesome cat cannibalism report emerges 7

A watchdog report released this week claims that US government scientists have been participating in disturbing and gruesome experiments on cats, including feeding their remains to health laboratory cats for “research”. Other experiments carried at the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) lab in Maryland included feeding dog remains to cats, and injecting cat remains into mice. […]

Teen arrested for dragging chained dog on a road

Teen arrested for dragging chained dog on a road 8

A US teenager has been arrested after dragging his dog down a street in Nashville, Tennessee. The Pit bull had a chain around its neck and was being kicked while dragged for almost a mile and a half (2,4 kilometers). The three-year-old male dog was taken to the Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) facility […]

University dubbed ‘worst US primate lab’

University dubbed ‘worst US primate lab’ 9

The Oregon Health and Science University’s (OHSU) primate lab has been dubbed the “Worst US Primate Lab” for allegedly violating 12 federal laws. The university claims it complies with strict regulations set out by the Health Research Extension Act and the Animal Welfare Act, but in 2018 an inspection report revealed that a primate was […]

Selling live animals to laboratories is barbaric and should be illegal

Selling live animals to laboratories is barbaric and should be illegal 10

Animal activists around the world have condemned the despicable act of selling live animals to laboratories but an animal shelter in Baton Rouge, in the US state of Louisiana, has no issue with it. This shelter has applied for a licence to sell live animals to laboratories, according to the People for the Ethical Treatment […]

Leg-hold traps must be banned immediately says Network for Animals

Leg-hold traps must be banned immediately says Network for Animals 11

As wild animals diminish by the day, clothing producers continue make hefty profits from the worst kind of animal cruelty. Animal activists in Boston recently took to the streets in a protest against popular winter wear producer, Canada Goose, highlighting the brutal torture of wild animals to make their products. Protestors say cruel leg-hold traps […]