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FREE WEBINARS! (6 and 7 September 2017): The Sentient Animal: What Changes?

Join us for two exciting FREE webinars, that will discuss what changes now that the law has recognised animals as "sentient”? – presented by leading experts in the field! Wednesday,...more >>

Research shows that consciousness isn’t what makes humans special

In a time where there is increasing recognition of animals as "sentient" in the law of countries around the world, the question is "where do we draw the line"? If an animal is not...more >>

Discouraging Trophy Fishing For Threatened Species

Researchers from North America came together to investigate whether trophy fishing, as promoted by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), inherently compromises conservation of endangered...more >>

The Techno-Ethics Of Welfare Quality Meat

In the past 100 years, agricultural practices - and the explicit and implicit ethics around them - have changed dramatically, to be almost unrecognizable from their former selves. The shift in animal...more >>

Cow Behavior At The Slaughterhouse

Understanding non-human animal behavior is essential to understanding animal welfare. And one of the key ways that we interpret farmed animal welfare is by how much a given situation allows them to...more >>

Raising Babies With Companion Dogs May Help Their Respiratory Health

There is a large body of literature evaluating the relationship between early childhood exposure to animals and the risk of asthma, allergies, and respiratory illness. This study, conducted in...more >>

From Beef To Beans: Mitigating Climate Change

To curb rising temperatures, most countries have focused on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) as a way of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) are also...more >>

Cold snap makes lizards evolve in just a few months

Have you ever considered what we learn from animals? It's one of those arguments supporting the ideology of animal protection that is often tabled by conservation advocates. We may complain about...more >>

Sentience: “The third evolution of animal law” (FREE webinar, 6 and 7 September 2017)

Now that the law has recognised animals as "sentient" (defined as “the capacity to have negative and positive experiences”), how will that make a difference for the animals, and...more >>
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