EU: Fur-free Europe million+ signatures

Brussels 07.12.2022 More than a million European citizens have signed the Petition “FUR-Free Europe” to stop the cruel Cave Age practice of wearing fur. The barbaric tradition of skinning animals for their fur coats is not only outdated and barbaric, but it is also contradictory to the EU Treaty, clearly stating in the Article 13…

Poland Animal Welfare crisis

Brussels 18.09.2020 Poland’s governing alliance appeared to be in disarray on September 18, as a dispute over animal rights measures highlighted divisions in the ruling camp, raising the possibility of early elections if differences cannot be resolved. Tensions within the alliance led by the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party came into the open after…

MEPs oppose cats and dogs illegal trade

MEPs want action to tackle the illegal trade in pets in order to better protect animals and punish rule breakers.(Image: social media) Many pets are traded illegally across the EU generating high profit at a low risk, often providing a profitable source of income for criminal networks. ✋ Stop the trafficking of cats and dogs!…

Chechen lion cub needs home in Africa

Russian animal rights defenders hope to transfer little lion cub Simba (pictured) from Grozny (Chechnya) to Africa via one of the international wildlife charities. With open wounds, sick, exhausted and distraught the little patient was surrendered to one of Grozny veterinary clinics, where his owners explained that he could not bear life in cage and became self-destructive,…

China Yulin dog meat festival – hell on earth

In spite of massive protests of animal rights activists worldwide Chinese Yulin dog meat festival takes place this week in in China’s Guangxi Autonomous Region, continuing the chain of the eight year unprecedented dog torture, launched in 2010, by local dog traders keen to boost their profits in a promotion event. When first launched, as many…

MEP: “We should ask Mr.Putin, why humanist is in jail!”

Member of the European Parliament (ALDE, Lithuania) Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS expressed his shock, on the breaking news on arrest and jailing of Russian leading animal rights activist Yuri KORETSKYH, who was calling authorities for humane treatment of stray animals in Russian cities, brutally culled ahead of the World Cup championship. “We should ask Mr.Putin, why a humanist is in jail!”,…

Circus elephant killed in Spain

One elephant died and two others were injured when a circus truck carrying five of the animals crashed in southeastern Spain, official sources confirmed. Sad news! Elephant dies from accident in circus lorry, two more elephants were injured. The accident occurred on a highway in Spain on Monday. https://t.co/rzHCQN6h5b — FOUR PAWS (@fourpawsint) April 3,…

Russian animal welfare activist collapsed

On the 11th day of hunger strike Russian animal welfare activist Vera Stepanova (Вера Степанова) collapsed next to entrance of State Duma, and was taken to hospital by ambulance on a stretcher. Yuri Yesman (Koretskih) continues the strike, supported by group of activists, who demand promised earlier this year a comprehensive laws package on ‘Responsible…

Polar bear Szenja dies heartbroken

A polar bear Szenja (21) has died in captivity at SeaWorld San Diego, USA,  this week. She had been separated from her life-long friend Snowflake for two months at the moment of passing away. Snowflake  was shipped to a zoo in Pittsburgh for breeding purposes in spite of the protests of animal rights activists, and NGOs,…