Canada signs on to the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare

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Canada signs on to the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare

This past Friday the Canadian Parliament voted to support the Universal Declaration of Animal Welfare (UDAW). From The Province: In a rare move, federal MPs have voted unanimously for a private member’s motion in support of a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare — essentially agreeing that animal welfare is important. The motion calls on Canada


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Cruelty of intention

Stephanie over at the Change.org Animal Rights blog posted about a cruelty case where a farmer beat a cow unconscious and then skinned the cow, apparently while the cow was still alive. What’s worse – or, what makes this even worse – is that because the farmer did this to kill the animal for food,


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Do Californian chickens have rights?

In November 2008, Californians voted against the worst confinement systems in animal agriculture. An overwhelming 63% of voters gave permission to farm animals to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. The Proposition 2 victory is extremely important because it shows that the majority of the people do not approve


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