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Bumblebee populations down nearly 50 percent thanks to climate change

Bumble bee populations have plummeted across the world because of climate change, scientists have warned in a major new study.  A new research paper has revealed that at the start of the 21st century populations fell by a shocking 46 percent on average across the US and Canada.  In Europe bees only fared slightly better …

‘Go vegan to avoid virus’

Animal rights activists have urged the world to go vegan to avoid spreading dangerous viruses such as the new coronavirus. People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals (PETA) has made a plea to people across the globe following the outbreak of the SARS-like virus.  Experts believe coronavirus was transmitted to humans by animals originating from …

Fury as Botswana sells 60 elephant shooting permits in ‘conservation disaster’

Conservationists have responded with fury to Botwana’s decision to sell licenses to trophy hunters which allows them to shoot 60 elephants. An auction saw the permits sell for more than £30,000 each, totalling £1.8m in a move which experts have said will speed up the extinction of an endangered species. Conservation groups have lobbied tirelessly …

Scientists concerned about hepatitis E from slaughterhouse pigs reaching humans

Researchers have warned that the blood of slaughterhouse pigs which is infected with hepatitis E is making its way into the meat industry and is posing a serious risk to human health. Scientists from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have been investigating the human food supply chain in the US. Their findings from the …

Quarantined coronavirus patients given TURTLE MEAT for dinner despite links to virus

Despite the links between coronavirus and wild animal consumption, a hospital in Wuhan has been serving turtle meat to its patients. Coronavirus was thought to be passed to humans through wild animals at an animal market which sold a huge selection of wild animals – including pangolins, bats, koalas and wolf cubs.  The virus has …

Cows forced to run through fire at festival in India

Animal rights activists are battling to put an end to a shocking festival in India in which herds of cows are forced to run through fire.  Videos have emerged of the bizarre ritual in Sompura village near Bengaluru in Karnataka, southern India. Footage shows animals which are heavily decorated among crowds of cheering onlookers.  During …

Snow monkeys forced into degrading circus performances in Japan

Animal trainers in Japan have come under fire for forcing macaques into degrading performances which experts say would cause them great anxiety.  Despite being idolised in traditional Japanese performances, the animals are exploited by owners who train them to play football matches among many other demanding tricks in front of excited spectators.  A theatre in …

Reward offer after infamous Croydon Cat Killer ‘decapitates kitten’

The discovery of a decapitated kitten thought to be killed by the infamous Croydon Cat Killer has led animal rights activists to offer a £2,000 reward for anyone who helps catch the killer. A distraught pet owner revealed that their cat Neo had been brutally murdered in Brackley, Northamptonshire, UK. The incident has been linked …

Activists sue USDA over abuse of millions of pigs too sick and injured to walk

Animal rights activists have sued the US Department of Agriculture over accusations officials have neglected their responsibilities to protect millions of slaughterhouse pigs who are so sick and injured they are unable to walk. A lawsuit was filed in New York by animal welfare groups Farm Sanctuary, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Outlook, Animal Welfare …

WATCH: Research chimps set free after decades of abuse and confinement

A group of chimps who were kept in confinement for decades for research purposes have finally been set free. A video showing the emotional scenes has gone viral and enhanced calls to end captivity of other primates. The chimps lived at the University of Louisiana’s New Iberia Research Centre (NIRC) – a setup which housed …

A cat who went blind from neglect is now raising money for animal rescue

A cat who was so badly neglected by pet shop owners that she went blind has taken the internet by storm and is now raising money for animal sanctuaries.  Moet was born in Oman and spent the first years of her life in a small, filthy cage in a country with little animal rights protections.  …

Healthy greyhounds killed ‘in their prime’ in racing industry as shocking death toll figures are revealed

Animal rights activists have released shocking statistics behind the greyhound racing industry in Australia.  The Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds has slammed the industry and demanded tougher protections for animals. Activists have claimed as many as five greyhounds die on the tracks every week in Australia, and latest figures from the group suggest 64 …