European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Wednesday that the previously pledged ban on caged farming and other animal welfare measures, like killing day-old chicks and fur farming, would be postponed.
Hundreds of street dogs were rounded up from the streets of Delhi as the world’s leaders prepare to meet for the G20 summit in the capital of India, sparking concerns and criticisms from animal rights activists. The summit starts on Saturday and lasts for two days.
After a protest that lasted over 24 hours, Anahita Babaei and Elissa Bijou, two activists who oppose the lifting of the whaling ban in Iceland, descended on Tuesday from the masts of whaling ships Hvalur 8 and Hvalur 9 in Reykjavík Harbor.
The killing of a mother bear in central Italy has sparked outrage among environmental and animal rights groups and politicians. Wildlife experts are searching for her cubs as they are not old enough to survive on their own.
With temperatures hitting as high as 40°C this summer, stray animals in Georgia are struggling to survive. Volunteers from local organizations are working hard to help these dogs and cats find relief from the unbearable heat.
Emperor penguin chicks died in Antarctica due to the rapid melting of sea ice. New research from the British Antarctic Survey reveals the first breeding failure of emperor penguin colonies, where no chicks survived during a single season.
Marine officers have rescued and released 43 sea turtles in Colombia. The animals were victims of trafficking, authorities said on Sunday.
The 57-year-old orca Lolita, also known as Tokitae or Toki, died Friday at Miami Seaquarium in Florida, United States. The orca was kept in captivity for over 50 years.
The French city of Paris has announced a ban on pony rides for children in its public parks, effective from 2025. The decision follows a long campaign by animal rights activists who witnessed poor treatment of the ponies.
After last week’s deadly wildfires in Maui in Hawaii, special dogs with a year of intense training are helping to search for victims. These dogs can identify human remains.